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Christmas stockings, December 2016

Summer Christmas

Happy Festive Season to you all! I hope you had a lovely Christmas and New Year!

We had a great few days, even though we only took a few days off work. We had some visitors over from Sydney staying for Christmas while they are touring around the South Island a little bit. We also invited some local friends and their toddler to spend Christmas Day with us – they also provided us with our first ever live Christmas tree! – so we had a full house! Continue reading Summer Christmas

Alpha beer in Plakias

Crete, October 2016

We left Milan with our bellies full of cheese and wine, headed to the island of Crete in Greece. Greece has been on our list of places to visit for ages, so we were glad to have the opportunity to spend a little while here.

A friend inspired me with the cooking classes she likes to take when travelling to new places. I think it’s a terrific way to meet a local or two and to learn something new. Food is so integral to culture so it’s a great point for getting into a new way of life. As a result, I booked us a cooking class at Vamos village where they held an afternoon class in an old olive oil mill. Continue reading Crete, October 2016


Midsummer Marmelade

On the weekend, our sweet, elderly landlords (who live next door) gifted us with a huge bag of apricots from their backyard tree. I’ve been wary of fruit for the last year or so, as they all seem to give me an allergic reaction these days in raw form.

However, I’ve never made jam before (jam in German is Marmelade, hence the title 😛 ) and was determined to at least try.

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Christmas 2013 Recap

We had such a great time in Munich for Christmas! I loved hanging out with pals: relaxing, eating and drinking as much as humanly possible…

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We stayed in the loveliest little AirBnB flat right near our hosts and super close to the city centre as well. They put on an incredible feast which seemed like so much work but they made it seem pretty effortless.

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