A few things occurred between Christmas and now which I find worth sharing.
Tanja’s Christmas present for me was train tickets to München and back plus tickets for the German museum. Therefore on Friday, the 29th of December we embarked a train which brought us to München. We stayed there with a couple (Tanja knows her from primary school times and I met him in the football club). He has moved recently to München because he found a new job there. First thing we did: we went to a traditional restaurant where I had one of the world famous “Schweinshaxe”. Tasty. Together with a dark beer…hmm. A huge chunk of meat with dumplings and red cabbage – a man’s dreams can come true.
The Saturday was spent in the German museum. It is an extremley large technical museum (Ulster Museum? A mere fart compared to this one!) with exhibitions on more than 45 000 square meters. We had to pick a few of the exhibitions because it is impossible to see it all in one day. We did ships, airplanes, space flight and astronomy. The exhibitions are truly awesome.
While in the museum I texted Leon and he agreed to meet us in the evening. Although there wasn’t much time he showed us round a bit. Thank you Leon!
Sunday we walked around München on our own (i.e. Jan, Anne, Tanja and I) and admittedly, München is a really nice city. Wealthy, clean and very well kept.
The first day of 2007 was spent travelling back.
The first important event in the new year was that my brother moved out to a shared flat in Trier. I helped him as much as I could moving his stuff into the hired van, bringing it to Trier and moving everything into his new room. My little brother now is the proud owner of a new job and a new room (admittedly, he just rents it)!! And my parents are now alone (save for the cat) in their huge house.
Now I am in Aachen again, with the task of preparing the (allegedly) most difficult exam of the studies of electrical engineering. The days between my brother’s moving out and my return to Aachen were mainly spent hanging around with Tanja, reading, watching “Lord of the Rings” for the blatillionth time, eating Christmas cookies and sleeping. (Get the power in for the learning marathon!)
However you have started the new year, I wish you all that it may be a happy and healthy one!