last year

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language
And next year’s words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.”

(Little Gidding

T.S. Eliot



Looking back at 2017, it has been a strange year full of highs and lows.  But when all said and done, we’ve traveled to a lot of wonderful places, Ireland, Portugal and Germany, we’ve learnt new skills and set new goals. Also, the littlest Elf; Mowgli joined the clan.  

At home we have had a big year of changes, moving home, finishing degrees and changing jobs.  

It is easy to feel at the end of the year, that you have not achieved all that you set out to do.  Taking some time to reflect on all you have achieved and done.  There is much to be proud of, pleased with and look forward to the New Year with renewed energy and determination.

Bring on 2018 and all the adventures you are promising.

love xx

Bavarian Elf

First adventure of 2017!

I’ve never been to Germany,  so we’re off to Munich. Bring on the sausages.

It’s a wintery picturesque scene and we love it. I’m instantly enchanted as we walk around the beautiful city.  The glockenspiel in Marienplatz plays twice during the winter, 11am and 12pm. Even in winter crowds gather to watch…but I have to say it is slightly disappointing, but cute in a clunky old clock way.

The snow falls and we turn in to kids and spend time in the English Gardens, walking in the wonderful landscaped gardens and throwing snowballs.  The river runs under pretty bridges children toboggan down slopes. The view from Monopteros back towards the city is fabulous.


Food!  We love our food, especially when travelling. Head to the beer halls or ‘brauhaus’ for a hearty feed and of course beer.  Head down the Salt Road and check out the different brauhau, we particularly enjoyed Paulaner brauhaus for food. It’s a bit more modern inside than some of the other houses, but the food is wonderful. I had the pork belly…YUMMY.


No visit to Munich is complete with out a visit to the world famous Hofbräuhaus. Head there during the day for a more relaxed atmosphere or after 8pm when almost all the beers are only sold in 1 litre steins,  there is music, dance moves and lots of cheering.