A Holiday and A Wedding

This time I am here to tell you guys what Dermot and me experienced in Germany nearly 2 weeks ago.

Wednesday 11th May – We had an early flight that morning. When I say early I mean early! Flight left at around 7am!

We arrived in Frankfurt airport at around 10am German time and had to get onto ICE train to get to Nuremburg.

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Delayed by 90 minutes we finally arrived in Nuremburg station at around 3.30pm. We took a taxi then to get to our hotel. That day it was roasting. I did have light clothes with me but they could have been lighter to be honest. Smile
Our hotel room ( well more like the bathroom) was a bit small so I moved us to a different room which was also a lot cooler.

After chilling out for a bit we got a taxi to Erlangen with Dermot’s brother Aubrey. There we had BBQ and smashed porcelain. German tradition. lol

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After a nice evening outside due to the lovely weather ( 27 degrees!!!) we left around 11pm I think. We have been up since very early so needed our sleep.

Thursday 12th May – This day was a chill-out-day. We went into the city to have a look around. Everyone was only about to arrive between now and Friday.
In the evening we went to the O’Sheas’s pub which is an Irish pub of course. I love the fact the beer is so cheap in Germany. That is what I really miss. Prices in Ireland should be like that!

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Friday 13th May – We had lovely breakfast like every morning. ( yum yum Smile) and then at 11am it was planned to go on a city tour.
Everyone might know that I am not really interested in history but this tour was actually quite nice and interesting.

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Albrech Duerer’s Rabbit

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Panorama View over Nuremberg

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The Yard in the King’s Castle

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One of Nurembergs attraction.

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View on a lovely river

After we all went for lunch. I had yummy rolled beef with dumplings and red cabbage. It was heaven! Smile
Later on we went to a cafe to sit down and chill out in the lovely sun and get some tan. As it was really warm this day as well.
In the evening time Dermot’s brother booked a long table in a restaurant called “Krakauer Haus” to welcome everyone as by now everyone had arrived.

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Good German beer! Smile with tongue out

It was time to go then because the next was the Big Day for Dermot’s brother Aubrey – The wedding!

Saturday 14th May – The day started with an amazing breakfast again. Then we slowly had to get ready.

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My Outfit Smile

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Dermot’s Outfit! Smile

So we drove to the church in a taxi. Not a chance I would have walked down in the shoes and in that dress! lol When we arrived we were pretty much the first ones but it filled quite quickly. The bride and the groom arrived at 1pm on the button. Mass started and the usual stuff that happens at a wedding. The “I do” fell of course! Smile

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Groom & Bride

We all went to the next event… where the real party was! Smile We all got on the bus and went to Erlangen.
In Erlangen we had tea and cake. In the evening time it got a bit chilly and it was about to start raining. We took our seats inside.
A few speeches were done. One by Dermot’s younger brother… in German. I checked the mistakes he made first! Winking smile
After the starter was served which was salad and soup.
Along with the lovely food there was also entertainment which included groom & bride games and dancing. I even went for a little dance. Doesn’t happen very often. lol
At a wedding like this you should be staying until the end really but to be honest I couldn’t have stood in those shoes much longer. haha I think we left like 0.30am. Not used to going out late anymore. I need to get into the rhythm again. Smile

Sunday 15th May – Everyone was pretty much dieing! Open-mouthed smile Some people left that already. Went for lunch that day, had yummy ice cream, went to the park and to the pub (the Irish one of course! lol ) in the evening. So it was a nice relaxing day.

Monday 16th May – This was the day we flew back home. The flight wasn’t until the evening though. We checked out by 12pm. Aubrey suggested to take a taxi to his apartment so we can see where he lives before we go. Very impressed by the apartment! Smile I love the fact that they have a cat as well and getting a second one. A house without a cat is no home. lol
2pm Melanie and Aubrey drove us to the main train station along with one of his other friends who was on the same flight as us.
Plane left Frankfurt airport at 8pm and we were in bed in Sligo by 1am as far as I can remember.

All in all I loved the trip. It is a good break away from work for once.

Welcome – New Members of the Family

Sorry guys, but I am a bit behind with the entries lately. The first thing i wanted to tell you was Missy got her kittens! Smile

We came back last Monday night and she must have had them that night. Anyway when I was on lunch the following day, she came over and brought one of the kittens with her. Sooo cute! Smile She must be trusting us. At the end of the day when I finished work I went into the shed and there was Missy with 4 kittens!

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They are probably about a week old now. Gaining their weight, drinking milk from mummy. So they are healthy kittens. They haven’t opened their eyes yet but should be happening tomorrow or Tuesday I’d say.

Missy is always by their side and barely leaves them. I do leave her out for a bit to get some air and walk around in the garden. Other than that the shed door needs to be closed as random cats, plus the kittens father, walk into our garden and no one should really touch them.

I keep you up to date when they open their eyes and stuff like that.

Breaking News!!!

We all kind of knew it anyway but yesterday afternoon we got a definite confirmation.

We brought Missy to the vet to see if she is really pregnant or if something else is wrong with her… Turns out she is heavily pregnant as the vet described it.
She was very brave in the vet I have to say. She would usually run away but when her little belly was shaved to get a scan done she was a good girl! Smile

It was quite weird to see these 2 little spines in here tummy. So she will definitely have 2 kittens. Probably more because with cats you can never tell how many they will have in the end.

The vet was saying that she is due in less than 2 weeks. I just hope that she doesn’t get the kittens while we are away… She has to hold on! Smile

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Today I had to find out that the dress I bought back in Jan/Febr no longer fits anymore which means I can’t wear it for the wedding at the weekend. So tomorrow I have to go wedding hunting again. Shouldn’t be a problem though I think.

We are heading down to Dublin on Tuesday night to fly out to Germany the Wednesday morning at 7am. Hate early starts but what can you do.
That will be my next entry I am blogging about then Iguess.

Cheerios!

Easter Holidays in Germany

 

Dermot and me were in Germany in “Schoene Stadt” for a few days.

We arrived on Friday 22nd April and then headed by train to Waren as you can see below. lol

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Train to Waren(Mueritz)

Saturday I went to the hairdresser early in the morning and collected the car I rented after. I got an VW Polo which I was happy with because I am driving the same one here in Ireland as well. Smile

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Me and my beloved car Smile

Then we drove to Klink and spent a lovely day there walking to the castle and stuff. Some people were crazy enough and went into the “Mueritz” for a swim.

In the evening time I met my old friends Sabrina and Julia. Sabrina’s boyfriend Andre was there as well. We all went to Mr. Bob and had a few drinks.
It was a funny round. Best bit was where we all had to drink “Ahoi Vodka”. You take this powder in your mouth, say “"Ahoi” and down the vodka. lol

I don’t know what time we left but we went to the next pub after. We weren’t there for too long though because they closed at around 2am. I didn’t even think we would last that long. HA!

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Julia building tower

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My master piece Open-mouthed smile

When the pub closed we decided to walk Julia home. On the way we discovered a park with a thing to climb. Children we are. lol

Spielplatz

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A photo of our old secondary school can’t be missing! Smile

Sunday – My mum, Dermot and me went to “ Bollewick”. There was an Easter market. Something else to do. Parking was 50 Cent whicht wasn’t too bad but the admission for one person was EUR 6. We went anyways because it is something that you only do once.

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Easter Tree Bunny

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I thought this egg was kinda hilarious. You could paint one yourself. The had all sorts of things like gnom, cats, etc

Entertainment was more for the older generation but it was good anyways. We had a “Bratwurscht” and left after 2 hours I think it was.
We took a little trip to “Goehren Lebbin” also and had a look at the park with different amusement. Back home after.

Monday – My mum decided to go to this place where they have a 800 metre slide and a monkey forest. We drove there at around lunch time.

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The Slide

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YAYYYYY! Open-mouthed smile

We bought a ticket to have 3 rides on it because I knew when I am doing it once I want to do it again. Smile
So after the first ride we decided to buy our tickets for the monkey forest.

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Me and the monkey Smile with tongue out

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Dermot and the money Open-mouthed smile

After that we went onto our slide again… twice! Smile Great fun! Red heart

Tuesday – Went to visit my granny again because it was the last day I had the car. Then we went to do a bit if shopping like shoes and stuff.
In the evening time we went to “U Nautic” restaurant and the centre of town. Dermot loves that restaurant. We had dinner there last year as well.
I had yummy steak and I ate it all! Smile Usually I always leave food on the plate… in this case not! Probably because it is German food and you don’t eat that every day! lol

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Prove! Open-mouthed smile

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Mummy and me! Smile

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Dermot and me

We didn’t get a dessert because Dermot wanted to go to “Janny’s Eis”. Smile
I had pina colada and Dermot had banana boat. My mum was that stuffed that she didn’t have anything.

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Banana Boat

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Pina Colada Ice Cream

A few pictures of our lovely fountain in the middle of the market square.

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Wednesday – was relaxing day. A bit of TV and doing nothing. Brought back the car in the morning. Our taxi came in the afternoon then which brought us to the train station.

So in all we had a lovely trip and were really lucky with the weather as well as my mum told me that it was windy and rainy 2 or 3 days after our visit.

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