Monthly Archives: March 2013

UFOs over Germany?

bellshbn Hello, team France.

Your messengers made it!

They were here last night and dropped a delicious surprise for us.

Thanks a lot.

If you haven’t found enough Easter eggs yet, you will find another surprise here.

by German Team

April 15th: Today your goddies finally reached school – Mrs U is back from her Comenius meeting – and everybody was so excited. How do you like the frieze on our wall? We love it! 🙂




Posted by on March 31, 2013 in France, Germany, Puzzles, Surprises, Traditions


Flying bells on their way at Easter time.

Every year, 3 days before Easter,  the bells from our churches escape from their steeples ( our church towers) and they become mute . They quickly fly to Rome where they have an extremely important  meeting with the Pope. This year they will be be greeted by Pope Francis I 🙂

Before Easter sunday, at night,  they fly back home with lots of goodies for children. They drop chocolate eggs in parks, gardens and hedges. They know children will go on an egg hunt as soon as they get up. Our bells are very professional and reliable,you see.

We asked the chief of the bells to make a “little detour” via Germany to treat our friends 🙂

That is one of our Easter traditions here in France. Have you got a similar one in Germany, Italy, Scotland and Slovakia?

Team France: Julie, Hugo, Victor G., Héloïse, Dorine, Simon, Victor A., Marine,, Bleuenn, Teva, Yoan, Axelle, Théo and Martin 🙂 x 14

Click twice to enlarge, please!

Two decorated friezes by two teams,  for the same story ;-)

Two decorated friezes by two teams, for the same story 😉


Posted by on March 29, 2013 in France, Surprises, Traditions


Sweet Easter

Some Easter traditions are common across Europe, but it’s curious to see what local features they get in the different countries. Our typical Easter dessert has the shape of a dove, “colomba” in Italian, which symbolizes peace (see one of the recipes):


Other cakes have the shape of a plait, somehow similar to the German  Osterkranz:
???????????????????????????????Then our kids’ favourites are chocolate eggs, of course, of all sizes.
Here is one of the biggest:??????????????????????
And here is one made with the same chocolate as that of           ??????????????????????
“Baci” (it means “kisses”), famous Italian chocolates,
here found together with the gift inside the egg:

What’s your favourite Easter sweet 😉 ?




Posted by on March 28, 2013 in food, Italy, Traditions