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I am married to the love of my life and am finally able to shower him with all of the attention he deserves. I am now retired and living the life here in Europe. I am an American, he is an Australian, and this is our second overseas address. The first was Shanghai, China and now Munich, Germany. Come along and live the life with us as we continue our adventure of discovering all Europe has to offer.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009


I decided that I would begin my official expat life yesterday and took the plunge. Some of the women who are fortunate enough to come here with their husbands, boyfriends, or significant-others and not have to work, do lunch once a week. They call themselves LOAHF
or the "League of Accidental Hausfraus." There are no set venues and the group seems to change from week to week. This week it was at the Victorian House which is an honest-to-goodness, true-blue, tea house that makes the most delicious scones with jam and clotted cream. Here is a photo of the gals doing tea.

An example of the scones served with Cream tea
As you can see, everyone is in deep conversation and enjoying their afternoon tea.

Above is a photo of another part of the room. It is very tastefully decorated in period style furniture that lends itself to an authentic British tea room. It was a wonderful afternoon and I met many new friends.

I decided to walk through the Viktualienmarkt on my way back to the train station. It was a chilly afternoon, but the sun was out and there were so many sights to see.

Fall is in full swing and you can see by the variety of flowers that Munich is not lacking in color or texture. The fall plant beds and gardens are still as vibrant as ever.

It isn't only the gardens that are providing richness of palatte to the eye, these autumn vegetables are in a spectacular hue of orange, green, and yellow.

Beautiful pink artichokes were for sale and I could just imagine a display of them on my dining room table!

Colorful flower arrangements in every conceivable color were on display.
Not everyone in the market was a shopper. This gal had been festooned with flowers, though. Probably by a male admirer.

And then I arrived home to this lovely scene along the pathway to my front door. How beautiful is fall?

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Frau said...

Gorgeous pictures! I wish there was something like that here. There is something similar but different at the same time. It's an English speaking group so not really Americans technically. Which is fine but nice to have someone to relate to.

Expats Again said...

Thank you for the kind words about the photos. I don't think that the girls are all Americans here. There was a New Zealander, a gal from Argentina, a couple of Brits, and about thee Americans. But it changes from week to week.

The Daily Dose said...

Pink artichokes? Those are beautiful, and I never knew they existed. Thanks for sharing the pictures :)