28 December, 2008

Europe & Christmas

Have been in Europe for about 10 days now & still have 2 more weeks. I LOVE long holidays!
I was trying to think back to my last 3-week holiday, and, you know, i don't think i have had one since i finished university. Yup, i have had 2 week holidays, but not a whole 3 weeks. And it's great. Think i am going to have nasty shock going back to work though....

So, what have i been doing?
Started off in Stuttgart - and had a very happy reunion with The German. It is *so* good to be back with him again, but i don't think that's a huge surprise to anyone. And i won't bore (shock?) you with all of that.

Instead here is a brief rundown of some of my 'firsts' on this trip:
  • visited my first german xmas market - complete with mulled wine (gluhwein)
  • ordered beer in german (woohoo! i'm multilingual now)
  • had beer in the infamous kaisereck (K's favourite bar)
  • met k's entire family - all lovely lovely people (i feel very lucky to have a boy with such good people around him)
  • had christmas on christmas eve (mainland european style)
  • met many many of k's friends (again, all good people, and all speaking amazing english - thank god!)
  • embarked on a semi-epic road trip with K. Yesterday we travelled across Germany, through Luxembourg and into France to my parents' place.
  • seen my parents' house with them living in it (last time i saw it, they were house hunting & thinking of buying it) Lovely lovely house - so much space!

And those are the firsts i can remember. However, due to large quantities of gluhwein, beer & sparkly, i think i may have deleted a few brain cells...

Hope everyone is having a great time wherever they are - And Happy Christmas!

4 comments:

dave said...

If you drive by Paris on your way back, be sure to look me up. I'll be back there tomorrow.

tanabata said...

Sounds like you're having a fantastic time! Happy New Year!

Martine said...

awesome honey! glad to hear you're having a great time. hope your christmas was a great one and we all know that 2009 is gonna be waaaaay better for you than 2008. hi to kevin, too - wish him a happy new year for me.

arumanda said...

great to hear you're doing well and having fun. enjoy enjoy!