I awoke to a fog this morning that is probably worthy of London. Looking out of the window into the big white emptiness reminded me of the movie “Neverending Story”. It looked as though the
“Nothing” had come by in the night and devoured everything.
I got a break from work yesterday afternoon, brought on by the small harvest of grapes from the garden. I made grape jelly out of them, which is always delicious. Oddly enough, while here in Germany you can buy all sorts of marmalades and jams, grape jelly has never gotten a stronghold, and most people have never heard of it.
I discovered a really cool thing on Saturday morning, its (not just) an iPad app called Duolingo which is totally free of charge and lets you learn a foreign language. Yes, for free. The folks at Duolingo have made it their goal to provide free, high-quality education to anyone with access to an internet connection. Nice.
The chimney sweep dropped by in the afternoon for the twice-annual sweeping. They come automatically, you never have to ask them. It’s the law to have the chimneys swept regularly. He was all black and sooty, but I shook his hand when I said hello, as this brings luck, according to german folklore. We’ll see.