…hat Gold im Mund (morning hours have gold in the mouth).  Or in our instance a never-ending supply of dachshund affection!

Guten Morgen!

We have noticed a little dachshund routine going on:

It starts off with a few really loud yawns, repeatedly, right in our faces (Mac).  This is often followed by a good stretch and a shake and a round of dachshund kisses and ‘dachshund-scarfing’.  Clara will literally wrap her long sausage body around Aussie hubby’s neck.

What’s your sausages’ morning routine?


Spring is in the air

Spring  – in the Southern hemisphere – has arrived.  How do we know?

There are beautiful flowers everywhere and the dogs are panting non-stop!


We have captured a few spring images around Brisbane’s inner suburbia…

Spring has arrived!

Pretzels (Brezel)

One thing I really miss in Australia – and there aren’t too many – are “real” German bakeries.  I have no idea why but German bread just has such a wonderful full flavour and seems so much crunchier.  If you have visited Germany, you would agree.

In Germany, bakeries are so popular that they can be found just about anywhere.  One of my personal favourites are bread rolls (preferably pumpkin seed – just to be high maintenance!) and soft pretzels. They make a great snack for in-between meals.

Needless to say I was more than excited to find some traditional German pretzels at the Jan Powers Farmers Markets in Brisbane City.


Brezel goodness


Aussie hubby couldn’t resist them either on our last Europe trip…

Aussie hubby with mega Brezel













Dog patterns are everywhere!

Schnauzers. Bulldogs. Even dachshunds!

The fashion industry is loving our little furry friends and dog patterns are literally everywhere – much to my delight!

Below are a few of my favourites, all for sale right now.

  1. Paul Smith key ring available at
  2. Ela Hawke Vintage schnauzer overall available at
  3. Men’s undies available at
  4. Sausage & Sanchez custom-made dog gym sweaters available at
  5. Sausage dog ballerinas available at