Janine I. is the new Fountain Queen

Oberursel has a new Fountain Queen. Janine I. was crowned last Saturday during the mobilitiy exhibition in front of Oberursel’s town hall.

Ein Hoch auf Brunnenkönigin Janine I.
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Where have all the Muttertag cards gone?

Mother's Day - ©iStockphoto.com/amandasmithMuttertag, or Mother’s Day, is on the second Sunday of May in Germany.

Since this means that it will always be later in the year than the UK equivalent, for years I have been resigned to the fact that I cannot purchase a card in Germany for the UK date, and faced with the option of buying a card and keeping it for 10 months or sending one for the German date, I have always opted for the latter.

Unfortunately, such cards do not become readily available until a few weeks before the event, and unlike some other countries, Germany does not seem to go in for a wide variety of them.

However this year the search for a Muttertagskarte has been worse than usual. [Read more…]

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