29 December 2010

Snow graffiti

Hard at work

Sledding on Uetliberg

Christmas Eve

Weihnachtsmarkt: Nürnberg

A singing moose

We encountered this moose in Stuttgart, singing about glühwein (a hot, mulled wine that is everywhere in Europe this time of year). Yikes!

Weihnachtsmarkt: Stuttgart

Güetsli! (Cookies!)

We've been baking cookies, as we always do this time of year, to share with friends and colleagues. This year we added a couple of new Swiss recipes to our repertoire--Brunsli, something like a little spicy brownie, and Zimtsterne, cinnamon stars with a meringue topping.

Lichterschwimmen (Swimming lights)

Awhile back we headed out for an annual Zürich tradition--Lichterschwimmen--where hundreds of candles are set afloat the Limmat River.

28 December 2010

School concert

O Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum

We got our tree at a plaza not too far from our apartment. The trees come from a forest on Züriberg, the hill next to the city.