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!
If you ever get a chance to visit a Pylones shop, you're sure to go into candy-coated color-shock right as you enter the door. I went a bit nuts in the Spring Street shop in NYC a couple of years ago; I really was a bit manic. I emerged in a daze after an hour or so, with a bagful of things I simply had to have--I tell you, they were calling to me! Especially one of these little guys:
and one of these:
Here are a few things that didn't end up in my bag :
Call me crazy, but I think it must be significantly harder to have a truly bad day if one is surrounded by such items. Honestly, how can you keep from smiling?
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