Monday, June 11, 2012
German Curb Appeal and more
Whenever possible I try to get a good walk in ... have to have at least some sort of exercise. I am afraid to come back with a few kilos more.
Ha, and then I went shopping with my niece Maren. She had to work til 2 pm and then she picked me up and whisked me over the autobahn to a shopping center in Oberhausen. I had told her that I needed to buy a pair of shoes. Over the years I have bought most of my shoes on visits in Germany.
Well, it didn't take long and we had found three pairs. Huge success for somebody who doesn't like shopping. I am happy. And Maren seemed to have a lot of fun finding them for me. And ... she found a few things for herself too.
Corry and I lived in Dorsten and Werner in Singen when the three of us met in Romania. Werner told me right away that he had a great friend who was single ... and introduced us.
James and I got married before Corry and Werner ... and everybody lived happily ever after.
They live in Singen and happened to be in the area for a wedding. So we had lunch on Sunday. We only see each other with great gaps in-between but it always seems like yesterday.
It is "spargel" season (white asparagus). It has a very special taste and there are lots of different dishes/recipes. In my sister's area several farmers grow it and also have restaurants. It is lovely.
This is Werner's schnitzel with spargel.
This is my "Gemuesepfanne mit Spargel" baked with cheese.
And because our server had upset my drink in the beginning (but I had jumped up fast enough so no damage) they brought us complimentary fresh strawberries (in season everywhere too, we pass the fields were you can pick yourselves) with whipped cream with our coffee.
Right outside the beer-garden where you only get bratwurst or cake baked right here too. None of the other 'fancy' food.
Maren took my camera and made these pictures.
How old turned Tobias today? He still likes to make faces.
I was 20 minutes late and the others had eaten their cake but mine had been saved. So, this is were I put the candle for Tobias.
Then Adrian, the younger, had to take it apart to see how it works. It least that made the music stop.
Manuela with her boys.
What a great day. The weatherman had forecast rain but it ended up being a sunny day and we were able to enjoy the day outdoors ... and in great company.