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About alieninbavaria

A Brit permanently resident in 1950... otherwise known as rural Bavaria, in the south of Germany, with my Bavarian husband and 3 half Bavarian kids. Sometimes I feel like an alien, but it can be a good thing, and I'm gradually becoming less bemused! I'll use this blog to share all kinds of musings, from the school system to recipes and places to go, and some tips for navigating life in the wilds of Bavaria for those who, like me, feel a bit like resident aliens some of the time!

2 Culture Christmas

In the twenty first century the world is full of families who combine 2, or more, cultural backgrounds. This section of the site has posts on our Christmas season, showing how we go about combining traditions. Posts on Christmas Markets, … Continue reading

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What is a Schultüte?

Every German child is given a Schultüte on their first day at primary school find out here what they are, where to get one, and what to put inside.

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How to start primary school in Bavaria

This is the “how it works” entry – I’ll be posting a more personal account of the mini-aliens’ first days at school soon! Read the key facts, a bit more background, and find a list of key terms you’ll need … Continue reading

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Cooking with Kids – fresh home made pasta

The mini half-Bavarian aliens love to cook … here’s how we made fresh pasta with our new pasta machine. Read the recipe and see the photos here  

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