We’re an American family living just outside of Bitburg, in the scenic but often-damp Eifel countryside of far-western Germany. We got the crazy notion to buy a haus here, and even though it’s not the renovated barn/carriage house/crumbling country manor of our dreams, it’s pretty cool—when the plumbing and heating are working properly. When we aren’t traveling, we live a pretty quiet life. Stop by for frequent doses of Gemütlichkeit, which just basically means a sense of coziness and intimacy--and an unhurried pace to counter the frenetic nature of modern life. Doctor's orders! Oh, and a special hello to anyone visiting from the Spangdahlem Air Base community!
I love books, have kids, and have a husband who is an elementary school librarian. Really good children's books make me happy.
So you can imagine that I find this blog to be pretty darned hilarious. You can tell what it's about by the subtitle ("recommended inappropriate books for kids"). There are dolls (and people!) without heads, houses (and people!) who catch on fire, bizarre German stories which should never have met with translation, and dubious tales about the health benefits of ice cream. If you have a thing for vintage illustrations, you'll have a field day just glancing around this blog. If you share with Lane Smith (if you have children, you know about him) and Bob Shea (the author of Big Plans, one of our new favorites in The Husband's library) a delight in the snarky and the absurd, you'll take to reading this blog--and likely look up, snickering, from the screen an hour or so later.
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