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White after Christmas in Lorraine

29 Décembre 2014 , Rédigé par Maryse Publié dans #Life

We didn't have a white Christmas in Lorraine, but nearly. The snow was one day late. On Saturday it was snowing enough to stop drivers on the roads to the Vosges mountains. Our son was two hours and a half in his car instead of one hour to reach the south...

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Merry Christmas from Lorraine

24 Décembre 2014 , Rédigé par Maryse Publié dans #Tradition

Merry Christmas to you all. I hope you are having a good time with your family and friends. Christmas Eve has started. Father Christmas should come soon to give toys to children. And tomorrow we will enjoy a traditional meal with our families. It isn't...

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Bredele for Christmas time

22 Décembre 2014 , Rédigé par Maryse Publié dans #Tradition

In the 1960s, I didn't know about bredele, the Christmas biscuits made in Alsace, and also in Germany. We used to make cakes at home but not Christmas biscuits, we made Yule logs too. Then, in the 1970s, I had a German penfriend who used to send me Christmas...

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Last news from Father Christmas

17 Décembre 2014 , Rédigé par Maryse Publié dans #Tradition

The 25th of December is very near now so it is time to check everything before the long trip around the world. No problem with the costume this year ! Father Christmas has been on a diet (really ?) since last year. He complained a bit about his boots...

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Small house in Saint-Nicolas-de-Port

13 Décembre 2014 , Rédigé par Maryse Publié dans #Lorraine, #Saint Nicolas

On my way back from saint Nicolas' market to the parking place, I stopped in a small street I never walk through usually. It is called rue Mercière and I used to buy shoes in a shop there when I was a young girl. This street is very small but has a right...

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