Better and Better
We called through to my aunt in Hamburg and she sounded delighted to hear from us. Unfortunately though, she was due to leave on a short break and therefore we couldn’t come up and stay until after Easter (see, I told you she was happy to see us) so we’re going to be in Bielefeld for at least another fortnight.
This makes me very happy as this is where I was born and I really do love being here. It also means that we are still not paying any type of rent so we have more beer tokens to play with. This makes wifey extremely happy.
As we have extra time, we spent a day on the trains checking out some of the quaint towns and villages around the area. The trains here are dead efficient, as you’d expect, and amazingly cheap. For four adults to travel all day, it worked out at 6.5 E (no Euro key) per person. I couldn’t even get into London for that!
Quaint ? They seem to have had an unhealthy preoccupation for burning witches around these parts. These are my sisters.
Today is also Friday, the traditional day in Eng-er-land where we finally get through the working week and head off down to the pub. It’d be a shame to turn our backs on all traditions so I guess we’ll be doing our bit to keep Britain “Great”.
Our first toast will be to absent friends.
The Early Crew: Glen (our adopted Bielefeld supporter) Andy and Keith
The Lookers Crew: Ted, Ian, Cliff & Denise (who’s already sent us an email, if that piques the consciences of the slackers) and John
The Club Crew: Dovey, Pieman, Norbloke, Clarky et al
The Burds: Helen, Ira, Emma and Wendy
The Regulars: You know who you are…Gerry, Johnny T, Tom, Dave Nuts, Pye-oh etc
and the bar staff of course.
You’ll all be sorely missed and we’ll be raising a Stein to you all.