Category Archives: Germany

Berchtesgaden & Salzburg

Another lovely Easter full of wellness 🙂 starting with brunch at John’s in Munich on the way down. Hotel Edelweiss was a dream and Königssee and Salzburg beautiful in the sunshine.

Easter Wellness in the Bavarian Alps

Wonderful Easter break at an amazing Wellness Hotel in Oberjoch proud of its Slow Food and excellent customer service. We got out our walking shoes and went for a particularly interesting walk with an 80 year old mountain guide who knew every stone and wild flower. We’ll be back!

Also posted in Allgäu

The second 90th birthday party ….

… was exactly four weeks later and we had a very memorable party with our friends in Germany at Alter Hof in Hofheim-Wallau. The food was amazing and there was a surprise visit by the other 90th birthday child, Miss Sophie and her butler James … Olaf took some amazing photos and Marianne made the lovely name cards.


Also posted in The Stone Gapy

Nürtingen on the river Neckar

Nice eggs for breakfast in hotelRiver Neckar and NürtingenThe Aileswasensee nearby Neckartailfingen

Liz seems to be a fan of Stuttgart and now Nürtingen. We had a nice weekend there, visited my elder son and realized how beautiful the area around the the Aileswasensee (belongs to Neckatailfingen) is.

Also posted in Nürtingen

Christmas with my men :-)

Reiner called it “übermännert” – my Christmas together with the men in my life 😉 … Reiner, my boys, Dad, ex-husband Nick, Reiner’s brother Klaus and our good friend Bernd … and good fun was had by all!

Also posted in The Stone Gapy

Baking with the precision of an engineer :-)

I was very impressed by how Reiner put the marzipan and icing on our traditional Christmas cake – he said it reminded him of decorating rooms which he loves doing! I suppose there is a slight similarity to plaster and paint …

Also posted in England, The Stone Gapy

BESIG and cup cakes 

I was told at the Business English Conference in Munich that my fun talk on A Question of Attitude was a perfect way to end an inspiring day … and the cup cakes were absolutely delicious!! Reiner enjoyed the opportunity to catch up with the latest developments in Business English for his website activities.

Indian summer in Saarbrücken 


We really felt on holiday the past couple of days at the wonderful natural pool at Kirkel – as you can see from the pics :-). And the salmon trout fished by Klaus’s neighbour Aloyse was just yummy!

Also posted in Alsace, France, Kirkel, Stiring-Wendel

Sir Elton John at his best

Amazing, fantastic, brilliant concert. Two and a half hours of oldies but goldies as well as new songs. A wonderful evening together with Reiner and Marc who has been playing his songs so well on his piano since he was a boy.

Also posted in Frankfurt

Off to The Caribbean

We are looking forward to leaving to The Caribbean!

We’ll be flying from Frankfurt Airport to Tobago (about 10.400 km/6.500 mi by car ;-)) and probably about 25°C warmer there!


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Also posted in The Caribbean