Raising bilingual children while becoming multi-linguistic myself

When I first intended on raising my children bilingual, I had only lived in Australia for about three-and-a-half years and even though my English was very very good, I was still predominantly dreaming and thinking in German. It was a few years ago, when I felt the switch happen. I started to NOT blend out … Continue reading Raising bilingual children while becoming multi-linguistic myself

Travel ‘Covid-19 Style’ – Eating our way around the world

Once the Coronavirus pandemic started to reach Australia and we had found out about many infections on cruise ships, I took my children out of school a couple of weeks before the Easter school holidays started mainly as a precaution to protect others because I had been in contact with cruise ship visitors coming into … Continue reading Travel ‘Covid-19 Style’ – Eating our way around the world

Anzac Day gratitude for bushfire support by Australian and New Zealand army forces

This year has been the first year for me, a German immigrant to Australia, to fully feel the impact and importance of the Australian and NZ army forces and feel the gratitude many feel on Anzac Day. I never really got it before. It might be because in my country we feel like we aren’t … Continue reading Anzac Day gratitude for bushfire support by Australian and New Zealand army forces

Life after ‘our fire’ as the wife of a volunteer fire fighter

January 11th 2020 Here I am again. It’s 10.30pm.I only just realised I hadn’t eaten dinner (or breakfast). So I opened one of the cans the Red Cross gave us to have an easy meal and avoid cooking. I hate the smell of food with my gut in knots for days, nothing wants to go … Continue reading Life after ‘our fire’ as the wife of a volunteer fire fighter