Familial entropy – that’s an insight for our friends and family into our current life which has been fundamentally changed since our daughter (2013) and our son (2015) were born. After almost six years in Scotland and Switzerland, we recently moved back to Northern Germany and are now facing the
difficulties challenges to adjust to a normal German family life while my husband is trying to safe the world and I (Friederike) am trying to save our sanity. Since we have made so many good and dear friends over the years, we thought a blog might be a good idea to smuggle ourselves into their lifes.
So, why in English? Admittetly, we are Germans. Very German, if one thinks about. I like to keep things in order (though I don’t have much time for that anymore. Or is it just a new order, where important bills are found between the toys, creased by drooling?). My husband likes to be at the airport on time. If the worst comes to the worst, he’ll force me to spend 1,5 hours in the entrance hall before even the check-in counter opens. He also loves sauerkraut. For breakfast, out of a can. But since both of us have many English-speaking friends due to our studies and the stays abroad, we thought it might be fun to provide the blog in English too. So there you go. My English is far from perfect. But I guess you just have to cope wih it!
Update: And it turns out that you don’t feel incredibly German anymore if you move back to Germany after having lived abroad for several years! Whatever next…