A New Home


Germans love labeling too.

Some of you may know that Klaus and I have been recently on the move again and this time I think we will call Canada our home permanently – for now at the very least. Reflections and reasons? I think I’ll save that for another day, another post.

Planning for our next home has been a chore. Not that I don’t enjoy the simple pleasures of living in my parent’s basement with Klaus or anything. Other than the funny ring whenever we answer the question “where are you guys staying right now?”, it’s been not half-bad.

Living in Leipzig has helped us confirm a few things about us Рwe are city people who like to be central, we like trees, recycling and composting makes sense, and we really appreciate good city planning. We also like decent weather, but you have to give some to win some to live in Edmonton.

To remind us of some of the beauties that we’ve come across during our travels and to inspire our own happy living back in Edmonton. I think I might just tag happyiveson on this.


A few things to have in your backyard: Mature homes, check. Proper lighting, check. A castle, check – Town of Wernigerode


I love this home because it’s crooked.


A proper city must have amusing signage.


Alternative energy – Wind parks are popular in Germany.


Barely plants to make the home comfy.

Whimsical pieces to make the home your own.

Whimsical pieces to make the living space your own.

Vibrant city life in the heart of downtown.

Vibrant city life in the heart of downtown.


Encouraging everyone to share the roads.


Street markets for people to take advantage of what the city has to offer – Christmas Market