Sitting here drinking hot chamomile tea and trying to stay warm here in Ansbach Germany. At least the sun is out! :)
We are currently without phone or internet till the 10th of November. Aggghhh…good thing the library is just a short walk away. Apparently the Germans aren’t in a hurry…I’ve heard this is typical to wait this long to get technology up and running in your home.
I hope to post pics of my new home shortly. We are living in a flat on the third floor, which is quite spacious with 5 bedrooms. Right now furnishings consists of recycled pieces of this and that from offices or dorms. We get our household goods in a month…so no decorating or settling till then I suppose.
Last weekend, our new friends (missionaries of the church we’ve been attending) took us downtown to tour a bit. I’m in LOVE with die backerei’s(bakery), and the architecture of all the old buildings, and I mean old, as an 1600 era churches and homes! We stepped inside this church, and I think I would go here on a Sunday morning just to hear their choir and that incedible pipe organ in the loft.
At der markt (market) downtown…lots of veggies, flowers, cheese, and you name it great food down there.
Had to stop here to buy some kaffee (coffee) and fruhstuck (breakfast). Had lemon cake…to die for!! They sure know how to serve cake. Afternoon cake and coffee is traditional here, and I am all for it! :) I think we just started a new tradition. ;)
went to this neighborhood dairy…they raise all their own pork, make their own cheese, ect. My friend got me some honey and eggs from here.
Two sweet German girls Haleigh and Genevieve met during our four hour wait to get on the plane for Frankfurt. They live in Berlin and were so excited to meet some Americans…now they have penpals. Hopefully a trip to Berlin in future too!
We are currently taking German lessons. Most people here seem to speak English well enough, however die Frau that I am purchasing my milk from does not speak English. German has not been so difficult to learn as a lot of words are very similar to English.
How are YOU??? I hope you are all well and happy…I wish I could just pick up the phone and call you guys…know that I am thinking of you and will be in touch soon! :)
Frau Aubrey ;)