A to Z Challenge Theme Reveal

I know, I know I am a bit late for the theme reveal, but you know yesterday I had a very lovely guest post, and thus my A to Z Challenge Theme Reveal post is going up a bit late. I will ost likely be sound asleep when it will go live, as it is scheduled so that it is still the 21st of March in many time zones, that’s a good compromise isn’t it?

Last year, I found out about the A to Z Challengeonce I there seemed to be only Theme Reveal posts everywhere. This year, I should have had time to repare, but I am about as prepared as last year. If you are nterested you can find last year’s posts here, I did not have a theme back then.

aSince last year’s challenge ended, I have been thinking of my potential theme. Should I write pieces of flash fiction? Should I share memories? Should I do this or that? Since day one my blog has been eclectic, I guess that’s why pinpointing a theme in which to write 26 posts, might be a bit constraining. With what I read in the past challenge I knew what works well, what does not work too well. I quickly ecided that it would be a no to a continuous piece, as those sadly are neglected, unless you have many readers on day one that are completely charmed, it might be a tough month for you…

So what theme have I decided on? I have decided to Continue reading “A to Z Challenge Theme Reveal”

Dear Blog

Paris, 15th March 2016

Dear Blog,

A year has passed since I wrote my very first post. Actually more than a year has passed, as the first one of my posts, a letter to my potential readers went live on the 12th of March 2015. I recall writing this very first post called “Intro”, I was like today not sure what I wanted to write about. Something needed to feel the void that can be found on a new blog. The post was quickly written, and promised a bit more than I have let you serve to my readers. The multi lingual part has quickly become a rare feature, and I have probably never written about food, I guess I don’t cook enough, nor do I go to enough restaurants… I went on about how I would organise things in categories, well I have tried to be organised. Some categories have come and gone over time.

Magnolia Palais Royal Little did I know when I wrote that very first post that I would have regular readers, that I would participate in the A to Z Challenge only a few weeks later, that I would love to share coffees on a regular basis as a non coffee drinker. Nor did I know when I hit publish for that very first post, that I would be the host to a multi-contributor advent calendar, or that I would start a guest post series in which guests are asked to share their traditions (the most recent instalment can be found here).

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Faulty Memory

My memory is faulty.

Some events that happened a very long time ago are very vivid. While others in a past less distant are only vaguely there or even completely gone.

As it is carnival, I wanted to share some memories, only to realise that there are gaps.

The first seven years of my life were spent in the Rhine region, which is the place to be in Germany if you like Karneval, Conny Kaufmann’s guest post for my series Discovering Traditions is a must read if you want to know more about the Cologne Carnival. Continue reading “Faulty Memory”

Advent Calendar Day 1: Opening the first door

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Opening the first door

As far back as my memory reaches, there has been a nice Advent Calendar to make the wait before Christmas more bearable. When I was very young, my grandmother was the person who filled up the little bags of the handcrafted advent calendar, that had been used by her children in the past. We still make use of that very Advent Calendar today. Continue reading “Advent Calendar Day 1: Opening the first door”