Nachlese – a digest of late 2017

As I mentioned in my last post, written after a surfeit of wrapping paper, free calendars and tweaked while watching a Christmas Day double bill of Margaret Rutherford as Miss Marple dubbed into German (Joan Hickson is my Miss Marple of choice, preferably in the original language), my final post of the year is a Nachlese, a brief digest of my blogging of the events of late 2017, since I started blogging as a way to adjust to the post-working world. Fortunately, I have been quite busy, and blogging has not taken over my life. For those who might not have read from the start (shame on you, but hope you’ll stick with me), I have done a digest of the last few months in my life, as the Curmudgeon in the Cottage. I’ve linked to the posts, so hope you might dip into them. Apologies for my ironically mocking the style of “round robin” Christmas letters.

Fenstertage – a blessed relief or a curse?

The Stadtschulrat, my wife’s employer, decided in their wisdom that today as a Fenstertag would be a good day to have the school closed. For some parents it comes as a relief that putative illness is not required to keep a child away from school and that holiday plans can be made for a few days’ escape to relations in other parts of the country … Continue reading Fenstertage – a blessed relief or a curse?