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December 2021 Things

I’ve been busy since Thursday showing Tony and Rita around parts of Berlin. They live in London and I met Tony many years ago when I went to university. He is now a lecturer at London University. I last saw them about five years ago when we went to Ian and Birgit’s chalet in Austria to enjoy a week of skiing. Tony had been to Berlin before but not Rita. They both settled very quickly into life here and even visited a friend from the US who lives in the west of the town with his family. On Thursday I met them at their hotel on Fischerinsel in the centre. We explored the area taking in the town hall and many other interesting buildings, statues and historical sights. We ended the day at my place for supper and agreed on a plan for next day.

We met and took the S-Bahn to Potsdam. Here we visited all the main sights in the old centre of the town including a number of palaces. They later met their friend and went back with him to have a festive evening with his family. Today I took them to Müggelsee to Berlin’s largest lake. They really liked it and now have a list of other places to visit on their visit to Berlin planned for next Spring.

Who has a birthday in December? Stephen Block starts us off with his 61st on the 7th in Berlin. Over in the UK, Evie will be 13 on the 18th. Over in Yorkshire, Julie Bolton will be 47 on the 29th and shares the day with Thomas from Berlin who will be 61.  Also in Berlin, Broz-1 will be 21 on the 24th. On the 28th, near to Brighton, Neil Dickinson will be 75 and shares the day with Stefan Schöneberg who will celebrate his 38th with his new wife! Ian Maxwell over in Australia will be 62 on the 30th and ends this month of birthdays. Have a great day no matter where you are!