Tag Archives: Black Forest

Going backwards to go forwards?

Sometimes it’s worth looking to the past to help us move forward. As I am increasingly doing in my journey with food – revisiting old ways of doing things; gradually reducing any reliance on ‘convenience’ foods; trying to ditch unnecessary … Continue reading

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The Gap Year: July’s adventure(s)

This month there were two ‘adventures’.  Or to be more precise. one micro-adventure that turned out to be more of an adventure than expected; and one trip that honestly wasn’t in the slightest bit adventurous but was none the less … Continue reading

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Two Sundays, two countries, two festivals

Festival one: Weinfest: an annual event in the village in the Black Forest. celebrating the wine they make.  A long weekend of fun and entertainment.  It feels like everyone from the village goes, and there seems to be an agreed … Continue reading

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Woodpiles

What can I say?  I just love to see them.  I love looking at them.  They have their own beauty.  In each country they seem to take a different form.  Here in the Black Forest, they are neat and tidy, … Continue reading

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Seeing differently: all the hard work

Staying in a rural agricultural area like this one in the Black Forest, it’s easy to see and enjoy the natural world.  After all, we’re surrounded by trees, forest, vineyards, orchards, gardens.  Much of the time the only sounds to … Continue reading

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The cherry orchard

No, not the famous one in the play.  The one I was sitting in one morning in the Black Forest. Yes, the Black Forest really does have cherries, lots and lots and lots of them.  Not actually in the forest … Continue reading

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Come into the garden (and not just Maud)*

As we walked up an isolated road from the valley village to the high forest we came across a house with a beautiful rose garden.  We admired it from the road, and took photos.  Then, as we walked on, to … Continue reading

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