|In the interest of blogging openness and transparency: that bee is dead. But I do promise I didn't put it there.|
In between all the dull day-to-day things, however, there's been lots of lovely fun, such as a 36-hour Ryanair roundtrip to Cambridge for the utterly beautiful wedding of my very oldest friend (by which I mean I've known her since we were three; not that she's 103). The ceremony was a wonderfully happy and moving mix of British, Colombian and Sri Lankan traditions, and I got to see some lovely people who I've not seen for a very long time and spend half a day stocking up on tea bags, poking around second-hand bookshops and gorging myself on slow-cooked lamb. I also had a good wander around Cambridge, where I've not been since I was 7 or 8 rather nonchalant years old, and on which visit I proposed to a dashing Argentinian friend of my brother's. On this visit, less distracted by older men, I was able to appreciate just what a very lovely town Cambridge is. Yes, a town filled with thousands of bespectacled, be-bicycled students wearing long scarves and serious expressions having intense, clever conversations over tall coffees and intelligent cake, and indeed on that day a town rather overcast with grey clouds and drizzle, but a very lovely old town all the same.
|Cambridge, during my three hour hunt for a pub that no-one had heard of, but was extremely lovely once I found it; one that has officially received the Frau Dietz stamp of approval|
|Downing College (I think).|
|I do love England.|
For those of you who expect more talk of food from this blog, well, I've recently - and I'm not sure why - been spending a lot of time cooking mediterranean lunch dishes that involve baked eggs. I have been therefore delighted to discover that I like not only frittata, but also a good hearty tian too.
|My First Frittata, by Frau Dietz (involving potatoes, onion and red pepper). Quite proud.|
In the meantime, if you're an English-speaking expat blogger in Germany then I'd recommend having a think about heading over to Expat Bloggers In Germany, where the first rumblings of planning for WEBMU 2012 (the annual expat bloggers meetup) have been occurring. I had the greatest time meeting lots of fantastic folk last year in Köln, and would highly recommend getting involved in this years antics if you aren't already.
I conclude with another lovely picture of flowers from not-my-side of town, this time without the dead bee. I hope it's lovely and sunny wherever you are, too.