We made a quick detour out of Germany for a few nights in Prague (my first visit to the Czech Republic).
First impressions: the snow was very pretty – big fat, visible flakes; try as I might, I couldn’t get a handle on speaking any Czech (phonetics really let you down in some places); also didn’t get the conversion of koruna to AUD or Euros sorted in my mind, so everything we bought could have been insanely cheap or outrageously expensive…; the escalators at the train stations were so fast I couldn’t believe there wasn’t a pile of people at the bottom; chimney cakes are always a good idea (below); and they know how to decorate a Christmas tree.
I have visited Germany many times and wanted to show my family some of what I love and find fascinating about the country.
In planning our itinerary, I chose some places I’d been before and some that were new to me. We started in Munich, drove south through the Bavarian Alps as far as Schloss Neuschwanstein, before heading north for Dinkelsbühl, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Nuremberg and Dresden. Here’s my top ten (in no particular order): Continue reading
01. I love the cloudscapes by artist, Kelly Money.
02. I didn’t have a beach holiday this summer but I have restored the soul with a McCrae day trip. There will be a few more before Easter. Continue reading
I’ve recently returned from a five-week trip with my family. We decided to trade our Aussie summer for a white Christmas – more on that in forthcoming posts because our first stop was Dubai. Continue reading
Feeling: pleased with recent CloudSpotter additions (a cap cloud and a Fallstreak Hole). I realise the pic isn’t particularly exciting but I’ve been on the lookout for a Fallstreak for years Continue reading
Last year, Jo at the Book Skeptic visited a new-to-her bookshop each month. I very much enjoyed these posts (and the vicarious book-buying!). While I doubt that I will have twelve new-to-me bookshops to profile this year, I’m following Jo’s lead and will share the treasures I come across.
The first is The Bookshop at Queenscliff. Continue reading
Making: MEL&NYC festival plans – restaurants booked, galleries will be visited, talks to be attended Continue reading
01. I’ve finished uni for the semester. Now I’m planning six weeks of fun. Continue reading
As soon as the Marimekko exhibition at Bendigo Art Gallery was announced, I started making plans with a group of friends. It quickly morphed from a ‘day trip to Bendigo’ to three days of loveliness. Continue reading