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Jahresausklang / the end of the year

(English version follows below) Wir sind zurück aus zehn Tagen Familienfeiern, Plätzchen essen, Geschenke auspacken und Freunde treffen. Der Jahresausklang war trubelig und gemütlich – die Kinder haben sich gefreut, ihre Cousinen und Cousins zu treffen, wir haben Weihnachtskugeln bemalt, … Continue reading

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Weihnachtsgrüße / christmas greetings

(English version follows below) Bei den ganzen Beiträgen über Indien in diesem Monat könnte man meinen, hier herrscht überhaupt keine Weihnachtsstimmung in unserem Hause. Aber der Schein trügt. Es weihnachtet schon seit Ende November bei uns, mit allem drum und … Continue reading

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So ‘ne Art Jahresrückblick / Some kind of review

(English version follows below) Eigentlich wollte ich ja einen Weihnachtspost schreiben. Naja, ganz eigentlich wollte ich vor Weihnachten noch etwas schreiben und dann allen Frohe Weihnachten wünschen. Aber wie das halt so ist, dann kommt die Verwandschaft an und der … Continue reading

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christmas 2015

The last relatives have left and it looks like a bit of post-christmas-end-of-the-year tranquillity will find its way into our house, at least for a couple of hours each day. Do you feel the same? This feeling of being exhausted … Continue reading

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pre-christmas days

Before we head deep down into the holidays, I want to wish you all a very Happy Christmas! We arrived at my parent’s place a few days ago – the night in the night train was fine for the kids … Continue reading

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St. Lucia in Neuchatel

We just came back from a weekend in Neuchâtel where we stayed with my sister and her family. The plan was to decorate gingerbread houses, but there was so much more! A walk to a local farm, with sunshine and … Continue reading

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a very diligent Samichlaus…

This christmas season is the first one that the little one actively celebrates. So far, it has been a great time both for her and for us. She as a little one learns about all the beautiful traditions that come … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

After two splendid weeks in Germany, filled with plenty of good food, cakes, gifts, walks and time not only as a family but also as a couple, we are finally back in Switzerland. And while we enjoy coming back to … Continue reading

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christmas marathon baking

Since two years, we have a new christmas tradition. On one day in December we meet with our friends and we bake christmas cookies. A lot of christmas cookies. Everyone is allowed to choose one or two recipes which is … Continue reading

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holy family waiting for christmas…

Josef is standing on the roof on the lookout for Jesus, Maria is having a serious talk with the elephant which arrived almost a month early, the camel needs a rest, the penguin is wondering what he is doing in … Continue reading

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