Looking back on December

It’s been a year of changes and challenges. Not too much was left unchanged, and cancelling plans was what we certainly did more of.

December 2020

December was no different there and brought no traditional festivities. Instead, there were lots of cookies, more walks and more connecting over the distance.

We’re all hopeful for the new year and the new hope it brings – and the vaccine. I’m counting down the days!

May it be a good year for all of us, full of good health and good news only.

Allerheiligenstriezel

All Saints sweet bread by SpatzMe
All Saints sweet bread, a photo by SpatzMe on Flickr.

Yesterday was All Saints, a day celebrated with a lot of local traditions.
One of them is the Allerheiligenstriezel, All Saints sweet bread – it’s a brioche with or without raisins, braided and decorated with sugar and almonds. It’s the traditional present of the godfather for his godchildren on this day – and best enjoyed fresh with butter!

 

Easter Rain

It’s Easter Sunday and raining.

Somehow I miss the smell of smoke from the Easter fire that usually lingers on Easter Sunday morning, but only the toughest of fires burned in the downpour yesterday.

The blessing of the Easter Baskets was a cold and hurried affair yesterday.

And the poor children bringing the blessed flame to the homes were wet and freezing.

At least there’s no snow!

But we’re home safe and warm, it’s not snowing at least, and we’ll be having a nice Easter brunch soon.

Happy Easter, everyone!