My favourite time of Christmas: Chopping that tree into little bits of wood

Don't get me wrong, pretty much everything else was wonderful about Christmas too. And the real cause of our joy is indeed real and important to me. But putting an axe to the tree just makes this Saturday particularly satifsfying. I am sure a certain carpenter from Nazareth would agree. Don't you? Chopping up the… Continue reading My favourite time of Christmas: Chopping that tree into little bits of wood

A Christmas tree for Munich

The small Bavarian village of Bad Kohlgrub has the honour of providing the Christmas tree for Munich this year. This massive conifer weighs eight tons, stretches to almost thirty meters in length and is about 80 years old.  On my way to work I took some snapshots this morning. The tree is all wrapped up… Continue reading A Christmas tree for Munich