Polly 3 on March 6th, 2011

Last week Thea took me to Frühlingsausstellung in downtown Kassel,Germany, and after a long winter it was a welcome escape! This indoor home and garden show is held every Fall and Spring, and Thea looks forward to attending every year. I know the German word, is really long, but it’s easy to understand if you […]

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Polly 3 on January 6th, 2011

Recently Polly #40 was lucky enough to head to Neustift, Austria with the Wegener Family for a holiday skiing trip. The quaint village of Neustift is located 15 miles south of Innsbruck in the picturesque Stubai Valley. Did you know that you can ski on a glacier? Well, you can do it on the Stubai […]

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Polly 3 on January 6th, 2011

Polly #40 recently got together with her German family to celebrate Elena’s birthday. Polly had a great time. She met new friends and also had the chance to try a type of chocolate called, interestingly enough, Kinder Friends. Kinder is the the German word for children. 4 people like this post. Like Unlike

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Polly 3 on December 24th, 2010

Polly #40 has enjoyed many Christmas traditions this year including celebrating St. Nicholas Tag, making Christmas cookies, hanging out in a manger, and lighting the advent wreath. The four candles represent the four weeks of Advent, the circle which has no beginning or end symbolizes the eternity of God, and the evergreens represent continuous life […]

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Polly 3 on December 12th, 2010

      Christmas in Germany brings forth images of nutcrackers, Christmas markets, Christmas trees, hand-carved wooden ornaments, and sweets, but did you know that German children are visited by St. Nicholas prior to Christmas? December 6th is known as St. Nicholas Day and on the evening of the 5th, children clean their shoes and […]

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Going green is becoming a way of life for people all over the world,  and although I am already green,  I thought it would be great to get a “green job” to help out with the cause. Have you ever heard of a green roof ? A green roof is a mat of living plants […]

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Polly 3 on April 11th, 2010

Helmut just celebrated his 82nd birthday on April 4, 2010—Easter! His son and daughter-in-law came to visit him from Herrenberg, Germany , which is about 400 Kilometers away to the south near the city of Stuttgart. They traveled by train (der Bahn) and arrived at the train station (der Bahnhof) in the city of Kassel. […]

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pete on March 30th, 2010

Hi! I’m now living in Kassel, Germany. Officially, my name is Polly #40, but since moving here, I answer to Friedrich der reisende Frosch (That means Friedrich the Travel Frog in German!) Kassel, Germany is located about two hours north of Frankfurt, Germany, and as much as I love living here, I wanted to show […]

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