Wrapping up a no-spend month

I don’t know what I was thinking when I first decided that my family would do this. Perhaps I was simply thinking that we would save money and clean out the cupboards. Well, it turned out to be so much more than that!

First, I became a bit ill after the new year. This meant that for about a week I did not want to eat much or cook for that matter. Then, our projector fan died leaving us with no family television time. This latter point is not all bad. I think I’ve mentioned before that our home is like the ‘American Sector’ from Checkpoint  Charlie.

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A local Christmas and New Years Eve

This years Christmas and New Years Eve were spent at our home in Germany. First, while walking home from the night course I teach, the vendors at our Weinachtsmarkt were removing the decorations from their stalls, so I said to my husband in English that we should see if we could get a tree.

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