But last weekend was a wonderful weekend. Former Co-exchange students from my year as an exchange student in the US came, and we had a wonderful reunion.
Not only did we look at many pictures from way back then - Thomas has been really good about digitalizing them -
|Kenneth, Caroline, Henrick, Peter, Thomas, Carmen, Michéle, Y|
lva and me, way in the middle in the back Mr. Brauch, the coordinator
but we also went for an outing to Regensburg and had a guided city tour just for our little group.
|The guide took this picture... not quite sure what he wanted to say with this, |
but yes, Marianne went shopping...
|During the city tour - very interesting, but a bit cold in the end.|
Lots of stories, lots of fun and laughter and all of us were amazed - although some of us had been meeting relatively regularly, three people had not been to any of the earlier meetings, and a gap of 35 years is not always easy to bridge. But it worked, we co-operated in situ on finding the other four whom we had not been able to locate in preparation for this meeting - and we are planning the next one in May 2019. Smaller, individual meetings may even be in order before that, too.
On the trip, we passed a shop that has lots of tin figures, and as I have been asked to please participate in the German Guild's Bavarian Section's challenge on the theme 'at home' (written in a very Bavarian manner, and almost not-pronouncible), I took the opportunity to brush up my stack of ideas by taking two photos:
Not my style, to be thinking about making a quilt with this kind of inspiration. But one grows with one's challenges...