On Monday morning, my Dad took me to the train station at 6:30 a.m. because I was going to go to Bremen to see my friend Kim. The train was on time (almost!) and Kim picked me up at 10:30 a.m. We got some fresh rolls at a bakery and headed home to have some lots of coffee and breakfast. All the while we were chatting away. Although we hadn’t seen each other for a year, it always feels like we just hung out last week.
We relocated to the balcony later, because it was so nice outside and the sun was shining.
In the late afternoon, we went for a little drive to pick up Kim’s new bike and in the evening we went to a near-by restaurant for some yummy dinner.
When we got home we talked some more with Kim’s bf C and then headed to bed around 12:30 a.m.
The next morning we got up around 9 a.m., hung out for a while in our pj’s drinking coffee and having some breakfast and then it was almost time again to get packed and leave for the train station. I was only there for a little over 24 hours (minus the 9 hours of sleep) and it’s always too short, but I am glad we at least got to see each other at all.
I also saw my friend Sanni on Wednesday morning. I took the train to Essen and she, her husband and I went out for breakfast at a Café downtown. It was sooo good to see her/them and catch up.
Of course, four hours went by like a snap with a finger and I had to get back on the train to go back home where I had to visit some family in the afternoon.
If you’re only taking a short trip home, it’s almost impossible to see all the people that you’d like to see or that want to see you! Even though I hardly made any plans before coming here, my week filled up with ‘commitments’ rather quickly.
Therefore it was very convenient that my parents had a little birthday party yesterday (more on that later), which basically helped me to kill two birds with one stone and see a whole lot of people that I would otherwise have had to see separately or wouldn’t have had time to see at all. I know, it’s not the same as spending “one-on-one” time with somebody, but it’s better than nothing.