It snowed! In Conwy! The first snow I’ve seen here in the four years since we arrived. I woke up at 7:30 AM (which pretty much never happens on the weekend, especially in winter) and had a feeling that made me get out of bed and peek out the window. There, greeting me in the twilight, … Continue reading Snow!
Sunrise: 8:28 AM Sunset: 3:58 PM We finally made it to the shortest day of the year. With just 7.5 hours of sunlight, I’m fairly sure this is the shortest day I’ve experienced in my life. (I also slept in this morning, so I managed to miss the first 30 minutes or so of the … Continue reading Winter Solstice
What the hell, Aachen? I thought we were done with winter when the temperatures got into the 60s last week. Well, that photo is actually from two weeks ago — it hasn’t snowed quite that much today (yet) — but you get the idea. When I went out for groceries this afternoon, giant, wet … Continue reading Interminable German Winter
It really feels like winter here these days. It has been cold and snowy, and the Christmas market is in full swing. When I stand in the middle of a crowd of happy people, sipping Gluhwein and looking at my breath in the cold air, it’s hard not to feel cheery. And I love walking … Continue reading Aachen Christmas Market