As I look back at 2015 I can say that it has been a wonderful year for me. The start was full of pathos and grief which I left at the foot of the Cruz de Ferro on the Camino in Spain. Thereafter it was fun and laughter shared with great friends, new and old, across two continents.
I have written about them so need not repeat what I have already said. However, one of my friends did remark that he had sent me to North America to report more fully on what I saw and did. He was complaining that after my Civil War adventure there was "radio silence" from me!
He was right of course. The silence was not because there was no adventure, but perhaps because it was so much more of a very personal experience. I had no idea how to explain away how much I enjoyed just being part of a great family, both in Canada and in Connecticut. I felt at home and for two pins I could have lived in either community happily for ever after.
I returned to Germany in November to learn that not much had changed here. It was good to be in my own four walls and to meet the friends I have here. I took time out to go and visit my friends in Munster-Oertze, in Bergen-Hohne and in Hamelin.
I have prepared for Christmas as always.
The Crib is a "Cherished Teddies" Crib and underneath is a Teddy Bears tea party!
My Front Door
My cards received.