There are many places in Germany you can visit a mountain top. You’d be forgiven for thinking it gets a bit ‘seen one, seem ’em all’. Not so when it comes to visiting the summit of the Brocken in the Harz. Steeped in mystery, history and folklore the highest peak in The Harz is definitely… Continue reading Visiting The Harz : The Brocken
Something wonderful happened here in the world of Things Helen Loves recently; well, two things actually. The first being that after six long months, Mr THL returned from deployment and the second being, hot on the heels of that, a family trip to the Harz Mountains. Located in Northern Germany the Harz is named after… Continue reading Visiting The Harz : Bad Sachsa
May is (was…this post is making it out long after I’d intended!) National Walking Month, the month when we are encouraged to ditch the car and get out to walk. Walk to school, walk to the shops, walk when we normally wouldn’t, walk for the sheer pleasure of it. I’m a huge advocate of walking,… Continue reading National Walking Month: Walk With Me.
Living in Germany as an army wife has been- still is- quite the adventure. In fact, we liked living in Germany so much that, having left for a two-year posting to the UK, we came back for more. Being part of the British Forces Germany (BFG) community has been a real experience with enough fun… Continue reading Exhibition: The British in Westphalia
Travel, books and history make a happy trio for me. I’m inspired to travel by books I’ve read and I’m inspired to read about places I have visited. My love of history sits neatly with my love of travel and books. Reading a powerful, evocative piece of writing and visiting the places where history was… Continue reading
November. Month of fireworks, switching on central heating and the first Christmas adverts. But also the month of Remembrance. Although the act of Remembrance is officially observed on two dates (Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday, on the 11th and the second Sunday of November respectively), the launch of the Royal British Legions Poppy appeal in… Continue reading Remembrance Travel: #Rethink Remembrance
Q. What do a WW2 submarine, an 85m high Naval Memorial and a stretch of beautiful coastline have in common ? A. They can all be found in one place in Laboe, about half an hour outside the German port city of Kiel. This week was Autumn half term and as we all had a… Continue reading U-955 & The Laboe Memorial