Where have I been the last 2 months?

Me at the beach in Littlehampton
Well, I‘ve been lucky enough to spend time in Spain, France, England and Germany in the last 2 months. One of the great pleasures with this is not only do I get to spend time with people that I like, but I also get to eat all types of great food.

My type of bottle holder!

Stiletto bottle holder
Now this is what I call a proper bottle holder. None of this „I‘m too posh for my own good“ type of a bottle holder, but a real woman type of a bottle holder. Now my stilettos have a new lease on life ahead of them seeing as I am pretty sure I won‘t be wearing them anymore. Especially not after finishing the bottle!

Getting to know Anja and Micha

Joerg, Micha & Anja
You’ve met Anja and Micha in many of my posts, but it’s about time you got to know them better as they are awesome friends and travel buddies. Their campervan/home is legendary too – it’s an old banking bus. In the “olden days” (as in 10-20 years ago, sigh), the bus would go to bank-less towns so people could do mobile banking. Who needs internet banking when you could have this?

Meet Lucy and her parents, Steffi and Olaf

Lucy with a headscarf
Isn’t Lucy just the cutest doggy in the window? She may have to take off her headscarf if she wants to go to the beach in Nice…

Meet Anouschka, Joachim, Lio and Luis

Anouschka & Joachim & kinder!
We met the deevine foursome 3 years ago and are always happy to meet up with them when we return to our much loved Portugal. You met Lio, The Driving Dog, in an earlier post http://www.acookonthefunnyside.com/content/passion-portugal and this time we spent time with Luis, The Dog Chasing Cat.

Stonehenge and my baby sister, Alison

The Stones
My wonderful baby sister, Alison, had her birthday a couple of days ago, so I thought I would tell you all about her visit to Europe a year and a half ago. Gulp, it’s taken me that long to tell you about such a lovely experience.

The (other) Life of Brian

Brian
“So Brian, what do you wear under your kilt?” is a question he has heard often. “My sandals, of course” is his standard reply.

Cycling in Porugal

Cycling along the Rio Guardian
After all that relaxing, one needs a little exercise. Or so says my husband. Sigh. I had no idea there were so many mountains in Portugal. Really huge ones. Or so I say.

Relaxing in Portugal

This could be me!
This photo needs no explanation and depicts me enjoying the sunshine. Okay, so I (mostly) sit in a slightly more ladylike fashion, but there‘s nothing like warm sunshine on a full tummy.

Oteria de Poeti

Roger and his birthday cake
So you‘ ve had the travel log of the journey to Bologna, but now we need party info. We were fortunate enough to be surrounded by friends and acquaintances and lest we forget, the wonderful birthday boy, Roger, so it was perfect from the start.