Hello everyone! How is your bank account doing? Have you splurged on Black Friday and Cyber Monday and crossed everything off your Christmas shopping list? I was quite successful but I wish I had been better prepared because I keep on thinking of things I should / could have bought… But now I’m really excited for the weekend! We haven’t put up our outside Christmas lights yet and I can’t wait for the welcoming and cozy glow to light up our house. There is also this 24 hour festival in Chattanooga this weekend that we want to go to and we also have to prepare our boots for the arrival of St Nicholas on Sunday. Looks like a busy but fun weekend for us…

Weekend Files

1 – I just bought this mug featuring the logo of my favorite podcast of all times! I don’t know if you’ve caught the podcast bug yet, but this show is always so much fun to listen to. So many good ideas, recommendations, advice for women of all ages! I wish there would be something similar in German. If you know of a good German podcast, please please let me know. So far still no luck…

2 – Illustrated differences between British and American English (via Relolanding)

3 – Tips for the highly-sensitive parent

4 – Can I move in, please? This house of a Swedish designer makes me want to re-furnish and re-decorate my house from top to bottom. Or move to Sweden.

5 – Stocking stuffer ideas for kids (would have been perfect for advent calendars, too…)

And for those of you who don’t follow me on Facebook, here is a link to a good post on “returning home”. Must-read for all expats that are soon to be ex-expats!

Have a great weekend!