Nov 072015
Anecdotes and Illustrations

  Today marks 2 weeks in London and we are just starting to get into the swing of things.  If, of course, by that you mean “are able to eat and take showers and get to the grocery store”.  If you mean “got the kids in school, can get medical needs dealt with, and know how to speak the local lingo”, we are pretty much not swinging at all.  The pendulum is stuck and glaring […]

May 072013
Focus Point: Pizza, Weird German Food of the Week

Let’s talk Pizza. I have mentioned German Pizza in previous posts, but it is so delightfully NOT what an American might expect, it deserves a post all of its own.  First off, it is important to know that there are three main providers of pizza in Germany. Actual Italian restaurants run by actual Italians.  These places tend to be expensive, but good.  Italy is just down the road, so you can expect fresh, authenic sauces, […]

Apr 042013
Cultural Double-take of the Day

Today DS came running in to the living room insisting that he had found something indescribable on the toilet paper.  I must admit, when the boy is right, the boy is right! I feel the need to point out that the toiletpaper packaging itself is designed with a very cute puppy.  This isn’t the special adult TP.  Just, regular old, everyone needs it, here put it in your bathroom, toiletpaper.