Archive for December 2015

Dresden and Meissen

Monday 28th December, 10:30am and we set off on a 2 hour drive to Dresden. One thing to keep in mind when travelling into a city on a busy work day, especially if you are not familiar with that city, go to the bathroom en route before you hit the city outskirts. Bernd asked me…

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A Visit to the Mountains

Saturday 26th December was a lovely sunny day and we drove up to Keilberg in the Czech Republic then back into Germany to go up Fichtelberg, berg in German is mountain. You can see both the mountains in the distance as you drive towards them which is about a 1/2 hour  from Annaberg. Keilberg is…

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Weihnachtsmarkt in Annaberg-Bucholz 2015

As I am writing this, the 1965 movie ‘Born Free’ is on television here in Annaberg. Since I wrote about it in a previous blog and constantly refer to the book in conversations about cats/animals,  I find it ironic to be watching it on Christmas Day here in Annaberg, albeit in German. The scene had…

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An Emotional Immersion In Art

My niece Lauren gave me a $100.00 Eckersleys voucher for Christmas and my nephew James gave me a bottle of Tanqueray, I feel these two will go hand in hand to help with my art work enormously!! I should say that at the time of writing this, it is not yet Christmas Day but as…

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Barrenjoey Lighthouse

4th October 2015 I had always wanted to go back up to Barrenjoey Lighthouse having gone there only once about 18 years before. I wanted to go up on a Sunday because that is the only day the lighthouse is open to the public, between 10am ~ 4pm. The day started warm and got to…

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Travelling to Germany

Hi, I wanted to start this blog because I am going to Germany at Christmas and would like to tell everyone about the Christmas Markets and the trips that my friends are taking me on, around this country’s beautiful scenery. I also want to share the trials and tribulations of my learning of a difficult…

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