21 May 2017
There is this big American coffee house chain that also operates in Germany. I don’t want to say its name here - you never know if this is legal or not. I used to love to go to their coffee houses in Berlin because they have free Wi-Fi there and always, really always, very comfortable and big chairs, love seats, and sofas. There was nothing more soothing for me than to sit in one of these big soft chairs and watch the world passing while I was working on something with my laptop on my lap. And, yes, I liked the coffee, too.
15 May 2017
It’s so strange in the US. Americans are way ahead in some things. Their cars, for example, have a higher standard than what I am used to in Germany. With standard I mean the gadgets that you can find in them.
11 May 2017
8 May 2017
Andrew and I aren’t really a role model for keeping a house and its lawn pretty. I hate working in the yard. I put some flower pots out and that’s it. Even though Andrew mows the lawn regularly, (although I argue that there is no grass in our yard to...
4 May 2017
On our way back from Montreal Andrew and I stopped at a gas station in New Hampshire. We needed to use the restrooms. When I came back I saw him standing at the register, talking to the convenience store clerk.
1 May 2017
It is one of the funny contradictions you can find when moving to this country: Americans are very proud of their country. Yes, some are also critical and see the challenges that this country is facing.
28 Apr 2017
I need a bigger house. I want a bigger house. But what I really want is a walk-in closet. And the good thing is that this is not so unusual in the US. There are many houses that have been built to accommodate the needs of women like me: women...
24 Apr 2017
I love my husband. He is a wonderful example of American politeness and gentlemen-like behavior. He opens the door for a woman, helps women into their coats, hardly ever criticizes people, is always willing to accommodate other peoples’ wishes, and always answers whenever I ask him for a favor with...
21 Apr 2017
17 Apr 2017
Two years ago, my first blog post was about Easter in Maine. I can’t believe that I have been writing this blog for two years now. And I still have things to talk about. I just don’t seem to run out of ideas.