Friday, November 26, 2010

It's Been Snowing

On my arrival here in Germany, near Hannover, they were predicting snow later in the week and sure enough on Wednesday we had fine snow falling. It was so beautiful. Yesterday morning as we left our hotel it was brisk , as we drove closer to the office we noticed a much heavier coating on roofs and cars.
These were a couple of the many cars in the Hettich car park.
I guess I looked like a real tourist snapping these pictures, but as I hear you are sweltering at home I thought you may liked to be cooled down a little. there was a reasonable coating on the ground , it didn't hang around for long though.

This is the time of the year for the Christmas Markets , last Monday evening we went to an area known as Herford, by the time we arrived most of the markets had closed there were just a few food and of course the drink stands.
The Germans do not allow the cold stop them from going outdoors in the evening, they just rug up appropriately and get on with it. There is plenty of heating available if needed.



the bells are rung to the tunes of Christmas songs through out the evening.



I think we know these as toffee apples






no shortage of yummy food.





and of course there are trees everywhere decorated with lights. I can't tell you how pretty it all looks.




Today is my free day as I prepare to leave this gorgeous place tomorrow evening for my flight home.
I have had the most wonderful time. My German colleagues have been so hospitable as have any of the locals I have met. Everyone is so friendly and helpful.
One day I hope to return here with Mr L & R for a holiday.
Tomorrow on our way to Hannover we are going via an historic town known as Harmen , sorry to my German readers this is not how it is spelt but how it sounds.
Today I am taking a train to Herford so hopefully I can get some better pictures but as I look from my hotel window it is once again snowing wow it is so pretty. I will rug up and enjoy before I return to the heat.
Happiness in whatever you are doing.
j






13 comments:

Maree: said...

Sounds like a Lovely Trip you are having..the Snow looks Gorgeous.have a safe trip home.
cheers

Janet said...

A little bit of snow before coming home was lucky. I hope you've enjoyed your trip, catch you when you post next.

broderie said...

i want a toffee apple !

Daniëlle said...

Oh yes, Winter is most certainly on our doorstep!! Lots of snow predicted for Wednesday here also!! Have a safe trip home and maybe you have time to do some sewing on board hihi!! XXXD

Cardygirl said...

Gorgeous pics...I would love to be there!

Christine said...

This is the time I miss Germany the most.

Thank you for sharing.

Christine

Kate said...

Maybe you'll bring s little cooler weather back with you Jean? It's been hot and windy today with the distinctive smell of smoke and bushfires on the wind here in Sydney...not a good start to the season. Safe travelling and see you soon. K

Mannick...91 said...

A great opportunity to have this beautiful landscape of white Christmas.
Today my car was like your photos!
Safe journey home and good luck for the long journey to Australia.
Annick

Miriam said...

Lovely snow photographs. Travel safely, Jean.

Sampler Lover said...

It sounds as if you have a wonderful time in Germany. A very beautiful place. You were lucky to get so much snow before you left.

Bertie said...

Love your snow pictures:)) the Germans certainly know how to do Christmas:))

Taryn said...

I can only imagine how beautiful Germany is with the Christmas decorations and the snow. Enjoy!!

Notjustnat said...

Wow, that so beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us down under. Enjoy the rest of your trip - Hugs Nat