That Time of the Year

Autumn has officially fallen here in Germany. Cue the cold weather, morning drizzles, and my near constant longing for the time when I could complain about the heat. Being born in San Diego and raised in Florida, the cold (real cold, not Florida-cold) is not something that I am use to. I'm staying positive, though. … Continue reading That Time of the Year

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“Hang Loose”

This past Monday was Bank Holiday in Ireland.  There are multiple "Bank Holidays" throughout the year, and the celebration of these is actually quite young - the October holiday was only first marked in 1977.  The most recent Bank Holiday (October 29th) was first designed to give school children and workers alike a short break … Continue reading “Hang Loose”

Danish Kartoffelferie, Ten Days of Potato Picking!! (Part Two)

That Sunday, October 14th, we arrived to our little bed and breakfast in the mountains outside of Assisi, Italy. Assisi is situated in Umbria, which is basically Tuscany! This bed and breakfast, Le Mandrie Di San Paolo, is built on a farm house dating back 1000 years. It is now owned and operated by three … Continue reading Danish Kartoffelferie, Ten Days of Potato Picking!! (Part Two)

Danish Kartoffelferie, Ten Days of Potato Picking!! (Part One)

Last week was Kartoffelferie, which is Denmark's ten day potato holiday. Why is it called a potato holiday, you ask? Well, in Denmark this autumn break used to be extremely important for potato harvesting; thus, families and their children took days off to help along in the potato fields. Now, I didn't actually go anywhere near … Continue reading Danish Kartoffelferie, Ten Days of Potato Picking!! (Part One)