Dec 05 2010
Early Christmas visit
I posted earlier that Jan and Arancha were coming to visit me yesterday. He told me for ‘Kaffee und Kuchen’ which in Germany means about 3:30 or 4:00 pm. I bought lots of cakes and set the table, and waited…..and waited…..and waited.
Then I got a call to say they were going to a Christmas Market in the centre. Okay, so I played around on the computer and even updated this blog. Then I waited again. While waiting I opened a bottle of red wine and realised I was losing my taste. It was the first in two months. Mmmmh…am I really losing my taste for wine? Perhaps I have a taste for more expensive wines!
And finally they arrived. But without liebe Andrea…….but with liebe Mutti! Eleonora was playing the role of driver. It was our first meeting in years and the first time she had been in my flat. She approached rather hesitantly but I greeted her warmly and she relaxed.
We caught up on news over food and drinks and it was a very pleasant time. Jan and Arancha looked very well and healthy. Oh, to be 26 and 27 again! We talked about lots of things and towards the end I asked Arancha for help with the old laptop.
It is the ex-Jan,Daniel,Micha plus countless students learning laptop. I had returned it to Windows XP after a period of learning Ubuntu, but had a problem to get it onto my WLAN. It only took Arancha a short time to realise I needed to download a driver. That was all! Nice to be a computer expert like her!
Here are a few photos I took. I think they show how well and happy they were. Jan is coming back to Berlin for Christmas and I have booked him to help me with a few things I need to change in my flat. Well, he is a qualified and experienced Baumeister!