Tuesday, 19 May 2015

How is it suddenly the middle of May?

Since we found that our time as expats would be coming to a rather unexpected end way
back in March, life has been busy with preparations, so much to do.
We have been deciding what gets shipped home, what gets left behind. 
The dog has had his rabies shots and is on his way to becoming an Aussie.
School places have been secured and we have been busy squeezing as 
much of Europe as we possibly can before the return down under in January 2016.

Here is a little of what we have been up to over the last month...

We popped over to Metz in France to have a crepe for lunch and checked out the 
beautiful Saint-Stephen of Metz Cathedral. Great way to spend a gorgeous Spring day.

Metz Cathedral, Metz, France

Metz Cathedral, Metz, France

After our little ANZAC Day service we drove through the Black Forest. 
It was wet and cold but still spectacular.

The Black Forest, Germany

The Black Forest, Germany

We spent the night in the gorgeous Spa town of Baden Baden, Germany.

Baden Baden

Of course we ate some Black Forest cake on the drive home.

Black Forest Cake  The Black Forest, Germany

We have picked tulips in fields, for 45c a stem why wouldn't you???

Tulip picking, Germany

I have wandered around the lovely Wiesbaden, just down the road, soaked up the history.

Wiesbaden, Germany

Of course we have eaten nearly our body weight in the delicious White Asparagus 
which is currently in season.

White Asparagus, Germany

We stumbled across a classic car rally in Wiesbaden on another visit.

Car Show, Wiesbaden

We just returned from a weekend trip to Berlin for our youngest daughter's 15th birthday. 
We joined a gazillion teenage girls for a 5 Seconds of Summer concert (Aussie band)
and we soaked up some history too.

Reichstag Building, Berlin, Germany

Soviet War Memorial, Berlin, Germany

More on our adventures to come...a little bit stir crazy here at the moment!


  1. Are you looking forward to heading home? I hope this is not a result of a job loss. Lovely photos. We will be visiting Germany (me for the first time) next June.

    1. We are looking forward to moving home Marcia, not looking forward to the time flying and the packing. It is the result of company downsizing...ahh well! You will love Germany, it is a beautiful place with so much history. If you need any help, let me know!