The work on Regensburg’s iconic Stone Bridge (“die steinerne Brücke”) trudges on. They must have made some major progress while we were out of the country, waiting out the winter. Now the auxiliary pedestrian bridge has been extended significantly and there’s another section of the old bridge closed off for work. I spotted this machine Continue reading
My awesome wife raided the freezer to pull out our last remaining tub of frozen rhubarb compote and apply it as a topping to a lemon mascarpone gelato she found and executed last week. The gelato was pretty good at the time, but five days later, the flavors intensified pleasantly.
It can’t be long now, before rhubarb starts dominating the farmer’s market scene. Please, don’t let it be long now. Our frozen little tubs of compote have lasted almost the whole year, providing us with toppings for our crêpes and the tangy flavor in the batter of Rhubarb Sour Cream Cake.
We need fresh
stocks stalks to sound the death knell of this winter.
I’ve been struggling to get back to a normal sleep schedule after our recent vacation in Puerto Vallarta, seven timezones earlier than Germany. I think I know where at least part of the blame lies — and it’s not in my bed. Continue reading
street: Via Gabi 7, Appio Latino, 00183 Rome
email: info @ stjterrace.it
phone: +39 335 63 96 671
We were in Rome for the first time last month and it left quite an impression. Actually, it started leaving an impression before we even got there – shopping for accommodations took my breath away. I knew that it would be expensive, but the types of places that I usually look for were well beyond what I will spend per night. It quickly became clear that hotels were out of the question, so I started sifting through B&Bs and vacation rentals. That’s how I found St. John’s Terrace. Continue reading
Or maybe these familiar grocery store items will bring a smile:
And if all else fails, lay out by the pool and watch the birds:
…looks like this. Including the goofy guy experimenting with his flash bouncing around the balcony.
We haven’t done much outside the condo complex yet, aside from a couple grocery runs and a trip downtown for lunch and trinket shopping on one of the overcast afternoons. Apparently it’s been cooler and cloudier here than normal; next-door neighbors here since November asked if we brought that weather with us from Germany. I hate to think so!
Soon my parents will be arriving and I’m sure we’ll find some less lazy ways to spend our remaining time here. But the lazy feels awfully nice, too.