November 23, 2015


we have been meeting with a few women from the neighborhood to bake christmas cookies for the bake sale on the coming wednesday. seven kinds we were able to make, anis, brunsli, spitzbuben, mailänderli, sugarcookies, sandele and spicy balls. all went well and we had a good time working together. as it usually is, a hand full of women working together in the kitchen, makes a whole lot of work getting done. so it also happened with the workings of those christmas cookies.
i'm very happy and we will be able to contribute our work and the money it makes for a project in southern sudan, literacy and peace education, farming projects for families. and then there is also the latrine project which is part of it. i'm very happy that we can support this project and it makes it even more meaningful, when i think of our neighbor ladies helping with the cookie baking, as most of them are immigrants and with this, they can be part of a big help project, which they so much want to, but very frequently end up to be put at the receiving end in our first world country in the midst of europe.

lets be neighbors and help each other, in so many different ways. teaching german, watching each others kids, mending pants, cooking meals for me.... that one is a wonderful help and a delicious one on top of it. our whole family loves turkish meals, or for that matter albanian dinners!

it is a blessing to live with neighbors from all kinds of countries and traditions.

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