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!
Well, hello there! Thanks for stopping by. I've just moved house (isn't that what Brits say? I love that!)--literally, from Japan to Germany, and blogularly (well, maybe it should be a word!) from Typepad to Blogger. Pardon the random couch photo, but I wanted to give you a visual touchstone.
I've been settling into the literal haus for a few months now, but the blog haus is brand-spankin'-new! The lovely Happy at Happy Loves Rosie hopped right to it after I contacted her, and she came up with this rockin' design for the Fairytale Hausfrau. I defy you not to love it!
So anyway, I'm glad you're here, and I hope you'll be back. Expect posts about German village strongmen, burgeoning worm farms, itinerant lace-sellers, and the fantabulous money drain that is London--among other topics. Random couch photos will be kept to a minimum.
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