Tagged with snow

Becoming one with the Polish dumpling…

Becoming one with the Polish dumpling…

…also known as Pierogi, it was by this point in the EuroChristmas that I was beginning to look and feel like one. White and squishy on the outside, meaty on the inside, popular at Christmas markets. My transformation was almost complete! Except Pierogi are served hot and I was very, very cold. With temperatures never … Continue reading

Czech-ing out the snow

Czech-ing out the snow

Stop one on our incredible Eastern Eurotrip was, of course, Prague. After visiting in April I felt relatively confident getting around the city and we made the most of snowy mornings and blue sky afternoons by walking everywhere from Wenceslas Square to the Metronome park. I feel like in April there were markets exactly like … Continue reading

Noël en Alsace

Noël en Alsace

Things rarely go to plan when travelling at Christmas time, do they? Particularly in a country that takes its jours fériés very seriously and when a dependency on fluffy, white snow is vital to the holiday activities. The choice to go to the Alsace region in France, which runs along the German border, seemed to me … Continue reading

Becoming a local…

Becoming a local…

Linguistic confusion:    Gastronomic contentedness:  First things first; a petite celebration…I have been shivering and suffering for weeks with sub-par heating because, apparently in this age of touchscreen/ultralight/superthin technology, I forgot the old fashioned way to make a device work…low and behold, a swift kick to the radiator and hey presto! Magic red light! Sigh, if … Continue reading

A True Blue, Snowy January

A True Blue, Snowy January

Linguistic confusion:   Gastronomic contentedness:  Naomi and snow came to France. Initially we had beautiful, sunny weather and toured the old town, ate patisseries and visited the supermarket, which sounds strange but is one of my favourite activities in France. Jars of snails, horse meat, pigeon wings, aisles and aisles of cheese, wine and ham…yoghurts as … Continue reading

EuroChristmas

EuroChristmas

Mulled Wine:  Persimmons (fruit of Christmas!): Two weeks of Christmas holidays, four countries, snow, beach, pastries galore, castles, cocktails and rendez-vous with my favourite people. Thank you Lord for landing me in Europe! Christmas in Budapest – gulash, snow and icy toes! While Western Europe sweltered in unprecedented December double digits, Naomi and I got … Continue reading

Winter ~ A Poem

Winter ~ A Poem

Arriving in France I thought I would care, About fashion and style…All the clothes I would wear! A dress made for dancing, a matching beret, A red scarf and booties to complete the cliché. Then came 1st December; it snuck up so fast. And now that it’s winter, I cannot be arsed. Let me wear snow pants, … Continue reading