Fall in Germany – A love affair

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Days are definetely shorter. I don’t get to write as frequently as I would like to but with the temps falling and our first European winter scratching at the window life is best spent outdoors. We bundle up in our cozy coats and hats and scarves and march through the colorful leafage – rain or shine. Actually we didn’t have as much rain as I expected. The air is brisk though. On the way to school and as soon as the sun sets at 4:30’ish. We’ve stayed well above 40 degrees and that’s just perfect! It feels GOOD to experience the seasons though. Just as we arrived in Germany mid June the temperatures were still moderate, spring-like. Then came two months of amble sunshine with bathing in the Baltic Sea … Now, a perfectly sunny, crisp fall! It’s perfect! It really is! We take lots of walks in the nearby woods, by the water or go window shopping in our gorgeous Holtenauer Strasse. But no matter where we end up getting our 10k-steps in we finish of our day with a yummy treat.

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Oh the gorgeous bakeries and cafes! Oh the lattes and the hot chocolates! It’s delicious no matter where you go! Haven’t had a bad cup of  java since moving to Germany.

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I could literally be content just sitting in a cafe all day but then I’d miss all the wildlife!

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Also, I’ll never get tired of being by the sea:

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Awwww, fall, I could really get used to this! It’s like spring minus the allergies! I am in love! Stay a little longer, will you?

Now, you probably get the impression that all we do here is take long walks by the sea and eat delicious bread… Not so fast! The kids do go to school. After all, their learning the language is a top priority for us but they are only at school until 12:30! That gives us lots of time to eat lunch together every day, explore Kiel, do sports and be in bed by 8 pm – full of unforgettable impressions.

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These three littles monkeys are thoroughly enjoying this new pace of life.

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And so do I!!! 🙂

In deepest gratitude,

Yasemin

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