Sunday, March 2, 2008

Hallo Heidelberg!

Guten Tag! It's been a while.

I arrived in Germany just over a week ago to embark on the second half of my year abroad and have only just got t'internet set up after filling in a lot of forms and trying to decipher the set-up instructions. At least this connection is lightning fast unlike the one in Spain so there's no excuse for me not to post photos!

Before coming out here I spent 2 1/2 weeks in England going to a 21st in Edinburgh, an 80th round the corner, going to York , Durham and finally Bristol to find somewhere to live next year and whenever I had a spare moment I was doing something pigeon-related.

This was the latest batch (there were 3 more who went to the Rugby Club and New York) and these little chaps (and one chapette) were sent off to various places in the UK.

I've already found the wool shop in Heidelberg and it's very good and very cheap. I've just crocheted a new hat for about 60pence (photos to follow). Most exciting of all however are the bakeries. On the pre-term German course I am taking we get breakfast every morning which consists of a choice of sandwiches, pretzels, jammy or chocolate doughnuts, croissants, pain au chocolat, cheese bread, chocolate muffins...the list goes on. Mmmmmmmmmmm. This makes up for the dreadful weather. As you can see, it's a wee bit grey and I was told today that snow was forecast...


Hopefully the sun will come out later and Mr.Pigeon (or Herr. Taube as he should be called here) and I will go out and take some more photos........probably of cakes.

9 comments:

Totty Teabag said...

Guten Abend from Spain. I was pleased to see the flap open on the Pigeon Loft again. Lots of pictures please...cakes, wool, scenery ...and bird life of course.

two hippos said...

Hi, glad your back on line! your local wool shop sounds brilliant and pretzels for breakfast sounds good too! Miss T has started a muggle knitting cosy and bubble enjoys watching!

dottycookie said...

I did an exchange visit to Germany mumble mumble years ago - the best bit was being given Black Forest Gateau for breakfast!

Good to see you back again.

Di said...

Welcome back!! I am glad you arrived safely in Germany! I guess my little parcel I posted to you on Saturday will have to wait until you get back!!

I am looking forward to hearing about your adventures in Heidelberg!!

Monkee Maker said...

Ooh, yes please! Pictures of cakes would be fab - especially if they contained a pigeon too! .... the picture, that is .... not the cake ....

It sounds like you're a proper gadabout .... I hope you have lots of fun - between studies, natch - in Germany

:)

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Glad to hear you are safely in Germany and have done the important things like finding a wool shop and getting the internet set up! Please make lots more pigeons so I can buy one! Lucy x

Dragonfly said...

Glad to see your priorites are all present and correct - online and in wool!
I've been to Heidelberg - like DottyCookie, on an exchange trip from school. I couldn't believe drinking hot chocolate for breakfast!

the vicious chicken said...

Wow, from your post (and some of these other comments), it sounds like Heidelberg is the place to be... pasties, cake, and hot chocolate for breakfast? Sounds fab!
VCxx

the vicious chicken said...

Hello - just popped back to answer your question on my blog. Sadly, the Alan Dart bookazine doesn't include the Shaun the Sheep pattern - it doesn't have any of his designs for licensed characters because of the copyright implications, I think. It's a shame as I'd love to have that pattern too :o(
VCxx

PS So did your clanger ever become famous?? Or was it never featured?