Saturday, December 03, 2005

5 more days til holiday

Yay! Just 5 more days until I quit London and head on out to Germany.
I am going to Munich for 4 days. We checked out the weather a little earlier to find that it is currently minus 1 degree celsius today with heavy snow falls. So, it's going to be interesting ... and possibly a bit of an access challenge as snow is known as Blind Man's Fog. Work it out yourself.
I'm more into cold climates than hot though, most of my recent holidays have involved Finland, Estonia, Denmark, Iceland, Sweden and, err, I seem to keep heading to Germany and Austria a lot too.
It'll be interesting to see how the Bavarians, much more used to snow than we are in Britain, deal with the weather. No doubt much better than here in London where one flake = gridlock in the capital. This is almost not an exaggeration.
Germany. I really like Germanic culture, especially around this time of year. I love Christmas markets ... not for the trinkets or the decorations or tat you can buy there ... just the atmosphere, the music, the cold, the beer and the street food. I fully intend to be stuffing my face with: wurst, spatzle (or however you spel it) beer, gluhwein, and whatever else comes my way. I hear that the Bavarians are into heavy stodgy creamy warm foods.
Am off out for a beer with one of Ouch's rather marvellous columnists, Liz Main, tonight. Don't think I've seen her in over a year.


Katie said...

Hi Damon! Wow, your hoilday sounds good, hope you have a great time in Munich. I understand what you are on with talking about Blind Man's fog as I've heard you talking about it before on Ouch and Blindkiss.

My sister used to live in Bavria and she said it was a great part of Germany. Hope you have a great break for a while out my friend!

How are you? I miss our chats by either phone or emails.

Gimpy Mumpy said...

Jealous, jealous, jealous! Did I mention I was jealous? Have a wonderful holiday in Germany.

Living in Maine we get alot of snow but I must admit that ice is my worst enemy. Just put up my tree today and baked a batch of ginger cookies. I gone from scrooge to christmas spirit overnight, funny how that happens this time of year. Have a wonderful holiday!

Charlesdawson said...

Have a great time Damon, the Bavarians are great people. but boy, do they love to eat and drink!

BloggingMone said...

Have a save trip and a great time! I have been to Nuremberg just a week ago and the chance to see the famous christmas market there "Christkindles Markt". It was very disappointing though. But I overheard a conversation with people saying that the market in Munich is much better! My favourite one the christmas market in Lübeck.
The Bavarian way of coping with snow is to simply shovel it away and to otherwise ignore it. My husband is from Bavaria, a little mountain village close to the Austrian border. You can walk there actually. It is quite common there that people litterally have to dig themselves out of their houses every morning. They have put poles in the streets, giving you a hint about the direction of where to dig. Whenever I go for a walk there with these huge amounts of snow and the endless nature around I feel like having a spontaneous severe hearing loss. But does this blind man's fog phenomenon also work in big cities??

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