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Life update – part I: Summer fun and work situation

life update

Hi guys, it’s been a while 🙂 Thank you very much for still sticking around on Living in Stuttgart. Life has been a whirlwind in the last few months – or actually in the whole year so far… So I thought it is time for another life update. As there is so much I want to share with you, I will split this update in two parts. Let’s start with part I today…

Summer fun

It seems like ages ago but in July we had an amazing summer vacation in Denmark. Have you ever been to Denmark? I know it might not be on the bucket list of many. There are so many other locations in Europe one wants to discover first. But Denmark is actually a really beautiful and laid back country that makes the perfect destination for a family vacation.

We stayed on a lovely peninsula in the west of Denmark, close to the little town of Elsegarde. On Airbnb we have found a lovely accommodation named Blushojgaard (this is their website but you can also find them on Airbnb) in a renovated farmhouse on top of cliffs and close to the sea. There were even cows grazing in front of our window which was one of the highlights of our little one 🙂


But our favorite feature of the accommodation was this swing on top of the cliff. What a great location for a picnic with the best view ever.

swing blushojgaard

We loved this place and the surrounding area a lot! The nature was beautiful but not too extreme for a 2 year old. Close by were several beaches, little towns as well as the city of Aarhus.

VACATION denmark

The beach that was the closest to our accommodation was all pebbles but only a short drive away where the sandy beaches of Ebeltoft and Boeslum. The water temperature in July was refreshing but not super cold and the waves were really small so our little one wasn’t scared of stepping into the water.

We explored the surrounding area and fell in love with the rolling hills and views. Our favorite place became the ruins of caste Kalo. To reach the castle you walk over a narrow stretch of land that is surrounded by water on the left and on the right. Then you can roam around the ruins and climb up an old tower to enjoy the view. Really magical.

castle kalo

And then there is the city of Aarhus close by. Aarhus is quite a modern, student type of city with a newly done harbor area. You can do a lot of shopping here, enjoy the cultural offers but we were there mainly for the playgrounds ;-), the park and the nearby deer enclosure (family vacation, what can I say?! :-D).

Aarhus with kids

A really cool feature is the endless loop bridge (“Uendelige Bro” in Danish). Great photo opportunity.

Uendelige Bro

So if you’re already planning your summer vacation 2022 – put Denmark on your list!! 🙂


Work has been slow in the last weeks, mainly because of the life update I will talk about in part II (so stay tuned… ;-)). But I am still working on my eBook about Highlights and Hidden Gems in Stuttgart. I hope to release it by the end of this year. If you’re interested in buying a copy as soon as it is published, just drop me a line: . I will point out the must-visit places when living in Stuttgart but also a lot of insider tips and places not even every local knows about.

Moreover, I am still offering my online German conversation training. Due to covid I have stopped the group courses for the time being but I found that online 1-to-one German communication coaching is actually a really good training for my students and more intense then a group course anyway. So if you’re interested in brushing up and practicing your spoken German, get in touch with me via . For more information visit Online Communication Training by Living in Stuttgart.

So far for today. Stay tuned for part II of my life update. I will talk about REALLY big news 🙂


Hello and welcome to "living in Stuttgart". I am Mel and I love this beautiful city. There are so many things to explore, I can't wait sharing them with you. So come along and let me show you Stuttgart the way I see it.

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