Moving to Greece


Yes folks, it’s official. We have left Freiburg and now live in Greece! It’s been a long time coming, but we’re so happy to have taken this major step. The past weeks have been rather tiring and hectic, but all the effort was worth it. I was especially busy because I needed to fly back […]

The Fahrradwerkstatt in Freiburg

Fahrradwerkstatt Freiburg

The Fahrradwerkstatt (bike workshop) in Freiburg is legendary. If you live here and own a bike (and just about everyone does), chances are you’ve been. It began way back in 1980 – before I was even born. A group of environmentally-minded students got together and formed the workshop in the basement of the FABRIK, a centre for handicrafts, […]

Making bread

Walnut bread

We both love homemade jams and bread and have been experimenting with our own recently in Freiburg – check out our walnut and raisin loaf: Not bad, hey? There’s nothing better than a homemade breakfast – it all somehow tastes so much simpler and better.

Urban gardening update


Hey everyone – I bet you’re just dying to know how things are going on the urban gardening front!   Well, look no further: here’s an excruciatingly detailed update, from a very proud gardening mama. Wait, don’t go away yet! There’s lots of nice pictures of plants and stuff. So, after the last post, the […]

Freiburg through the eyes of a bike courier

Freiburg Bike Courier Photos

Someone pointed out the other day that there’s nothing on this blog to show which “one of us loves bikes”. Well, the secret’s out now. That “one of us” is in fact me, and this post will shed a little light on my passion for the two-wheeled, muscle-powered machine. It was actually a mountain biking […]

Adventures in urban gardening

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Remember my tiny little herb garden? In case you were interested, it’s growing! Watching it grow is fascinating. The best one is coriander – it’s really going nuts over here! I mean, look at it: It recently graduated from the baby leaves to real, delicious coriander leaves that i find very difficult not to pinch […]

Spring break

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When we left for our weekend in France, we left behind a grey and miserable Freiburg. Spring showed no signs of wanting to visit any time soon… (made me think of this book that i read and loved as a kid). This is what it looked like: But we had a lovely sunny weekend in the […]

A walk in the clouds

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When it’s cloudy in Freiburg, the best thing to do is take a walk above the clouds: The viewing tower up on Rosskopf mountain is the perfect spot to take in the view towards that sea of clouds, with the mountains peaking out of it like deserted islands. A sea of clouds, mountaintop islands, and a forest of wind […]