Friday, 11 December 2015


November is past, and the autumn leaves fell from the trees and were replaced with snow. Looking through my photos, they really do mostly centre on the weather... 

In early November we went for a walk to enjoy the last of Autumn, and weren't disappointed. 

Even our balcony was beautiful and golden...

I also had fun with my English-playgroup. We made cookie-monsters and balloons, and it wasn't difficult to get a photo of the kids where their faces aren't visible ;)

St. Martin's Day was also celebrated, and I got the chance to watch the mini-play about St Martin, sing some songs, and join the pre-school's lantern parade. Hoorah! AND then eat a sweet pretzel. It was a fun walk, despite needing to re-light the lantern every time it was dropped!

And then, we delighted in the SNOW which floated down for a whole Sunday, covering everything and making it look pretty.

The snow didn't last long, but the Marburg Municipality made up for it by decorating for Christmas. 

And Malcolm and I then  followed suit by decorating our apartment...

And then to make things reeeally Christmassy, I started Advent with Christmas-cookie baking late into the night...
I love this time of year, and I'm so grateful that Malcolm tolerates me going a little crazy with cookies. 
It was funny, baking cookies in yet another apartment. So far, each apartment has has had it's challenges. In 2013, we didn't have any containers to store them in. In 2014, we had no baking trays and wrapped the racks in foil and had some rather wavy cookies. This year, counter space or space to put hot cookies were the challenge... thank goodness for granite window sills! 
We'll see what the challenge is next year ;)

Now we're quite well into December, with lots of Christmas parties and celebrations, but that'll get blogged in a December-update :)

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