We've embraced the 'Slow' philosophy as a way of life - what's the hurry?. Taking time to smell the roses (usually on a glass of Viognier) is more our style. Having spent more then 3 years on the road, slow travel has become a way of life. We have revised our plans completely and now focus on quality, not quantity, slowly.
Just when you thought it was safe, I’m
going to tell you more about my broken ankle!!! Sorry, but it just has to be
told. I’ll spare you the gory details, but I’ve had the plate and seven of the
screws removed. A couple of the screws were so prominent that they were
starting to become a real pain at yoga – ouch!
So now I’m on crutches again, hopefully for
the last time. Foolishly I decided that I could do stairs this time, being so
strong from all the yoga - ha ha. Good plan except that I strained all the muscles
in my back and shoulders, so every step for the next 3 days was agony.
Am now back to normal and will be on
crutches until Saturday.
As a result of the GP’s Secretary deciding
that I couldn’t have a different name to my husband, I was known Frau Johnstone
in the hospital, which I suppose was better than being ‘La Americana’ which was
my moniker in Spanish hospital.
Lawrence’s sister Helen has come over from
Glasgow to visit with her partner Billy, so we’ve had fun catching up. The
weather has been fab, warm and sunny, but sadly pouring rain this morning.
They’ve been using our old fold-up bikes that we left at Stuart’s last year and
are loving riding along the Rhine. Regrettably I couldn’t join them. Can’t wait
to get back on 2 wheels.
BBQ Chez Johnstones
Lunch by the Rhein
We’ve started the process of getting our Russian
visas. Step one was to get some very grim passport photos taken. As we need 12
month multi entry visas, we need validate them by going to Russia in October.
So lucky us, we get to go to St Petersburg – yippee. Everybody says it is
simply fabulous. We are really looking forward to that side trip.
Not much else is happening in Deutschland.
Asparagus season is over and cherry season is in full swing. Not sure what the
next season will be but it does seem to be mandated by law that thou shalt not
eat asparagus after June 30. It was really good while it lasted.