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What Winter Blues?



Post-Christmas-winter in Germany is known to bring out the winter blues or, more accurately, the winter grays.  A consistent ceiling of gray, broken-up only by the occasional crow, the sky shrouds the landscape in a depressing winter haze.


Lucky for me, however, that is not our current reality here in Mainz!  While the US’ east coast is emerging from the icy claw of the Polar Vortex, we’re experiencing gorgeous warm weather, complete with blue sky and sunshine.  Making the most of the sun while we have it, S and I spent a lovely Saturday picking-up fresh local vegetables and eggs at the market and taking a little Sunday run along the Rhine.  While I miss my usual run on DC’s Mount Vernon Trail, I think I could get used to this view.


Now it’s off to eat chili and watch football (I love embracing the culture of my new location, but there are certain American traditions that are not to be neglected).




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I'm an American living in Mainz, Germany and, after a a one-year sabbatical from office life, working as a corporate lawyer in Frankfurt. While living in Europe with my fiancé, my goals are to see as much art, taste as much food, and experience as much life as possible.

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  1. Colleen,

    Rosemary and I know you are enjoying your time in Germany so far. We spent two tours in Karlsruhe and Zweibrucken in the late sixties and early seventies, and I travelled to Germany on Army truck business many times, There are a lot of good things to say about the country and its people.

    Keep the good times rolling.

    Mario and Rosemary Musotto


    • Thank you very much! I am loving Germany and am constantly touched by how nice the people are here and how willing they are to help me with my German (or lack thereof at this point). The food and beer and is also a major plus! Hope all is well and I look forward to seeing you soon!


  2. I am really enjoying your blogs. Looking forward to more.
    Mom Mom


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