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Happy New Year

Dec 31 2009

Happy New Year

I got lots of nice presents and cards for Christmas and had a really interesting week from Christmas to New Year. This started with a visit to Hans and was pleased to see him looking well even though continually pulling on a cigarette!

Next day I went to my Wellness Club and weighted myself. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that I had only added 0.02 Kilo over Christmas. Anja, the trainer, said that was nothing and could be the water I had just drunk! I did try not to add weight over Christmas and was pleased with the result.

Next day I set out for lunch (more eating 🙂 with Teresa at Hackescher Markt. It is near to Alexander Platz and is one of my favourite areas in Berlin.  It is just opposite where I worked for years at the old British Council building. We went to one of my favourite restaurants famous for its range of German beers, and traditional German food. It was really nice to see her again and catch up on news.  Today I did some shopping and then decided on a lazy relaxing day to end the year.

It has been a good one for me and much better than the year before. I hope the next one will be as good. I have already started to organise it with a possible ski trip to Austria in March, a visit to New Orleans in April-May and taking Hans to Greece at the end of May. Let’s see what happens and you can always follow events by reading this blog.

It’s still snowing so I shall share a photo of my cards and a few taken of the flat and area where I live.

Happy New Year

Jan 03 2009

I wish you all good health in the New Year

– but then I would wish that for you all the time. Strange when we think about how, and what, we wish our nearest and dearest! It is just an extra wish for as I notice the passing of time I also notice how important health is.

I spent the New Year at home with a very bad cold and the first of January mainly in bed sleeping and occasionally reading my new book about Spanish history. I was surprised to see just how much had happened in the Spanish peninsular from the Romans leaving, about 400AD, and the rise of the northern states from 1000AD.

Very interesting, particularly the Arabic influence and forced change in Christian belief and practice to Catholicism coming from Rome. I switch between this book, my Einstein biography and my Spanish grammar books.