Another fabulous Luxembourg festival: Vianden Nut Festival. The whole day dedicated to walnuts.
Just take everyhting you can imagine that can be made of walnuts – and multiply it by two.Only thing you can’t find anywhere is a nutcracker. We have found our market space for next year.
The highight for many in this festival is the nut liquer. And the traditional ways is to smuggle in some small cups and drink it on the streets.
It’s all quite nuts, really.
For one weekend a year, Luxembourg streets are filled with stories – from acrobats to aliens.
The best night in Luxembourg so far. 12 stages of ongoing music, thousands of Luxemburgers (with a few tourists) and sun. The quality of the bands was also a postive surprise. No bad performances is an achievement for any event.
Calendars are marked for next year.
Sunday brunch with friends. If it continue almost until dinnertime, even better.
Small country need small festivals. Few are more bizarre than the Duck Race.
Concept is simple: take 10,000 rubber ducks, sell them to people for charity, dump them to the river and see which duck comes to the finishing line first. The lucky owner of that one wins a car.
All ducks are the same. No tuning allowed.
Half of Luxembourg showed up.
Although not everyone showed similar enthusiasm.
Suspence is building up
And here they come. All 10,000 of them
Some of the ducks need some help
At the end, it’s all for charity. No other reason really.
My duck did not win.
It is amazing how much comfort a pot with herbs can give you. Having spent the last years zig-zaging around the world, it is nice to feel settled.
Few pictures of the Home.
Office / hobby room / attick
My herb pots
Little blotch of garden
Aubepines are in bloom right now – and apple tree is about to blossom too. What can I say. Spring.
Long time and no posts… I have a lot of new pictures to post, but first a word of explanation for the past weeks silence. We’ve been moving. Enough said.
Moving house in luxembourg requires a lot of extra measures. Blocking half of the road, for example, to have room for the moving van…
…and naturally getting a lift to get anything bigger than a box up the stairway to second floor
But, at last, we are home!
Five minutes from downtown Luxembourg is far away. Tolkien country.
There are a lot of jokes about Luxembourg and the crappy weather here. I will not repeat them. Just know they are all true.
Last weekend was sunny. The town came alive. Can’t wait for the summer!