Today we decided to just “stay home” here in Lambeth and try to catch up with laundry, haircuts, and postings.
We stayed several days in Mannheim with our friends Marika and Vollker. During that time we transformed their dining table into an art studio, with Ben (6) and Karla (4) and me having a grand time doing colored pencil works in spite of the language barrier. Karla got fairly annoyed with me and Griff now and then – I mean, really, grown up people not knowing how to speak properly! She forgave Griff though when he demonstrated that tickling is a Universal Language. Although the art focused a lot on lions (which required a lot of roaring to get the message across as to just how scary they should look) and mice, I did find time to do one just for me of the roses. Everywhere you look over here there are fresh flowers for sale – and very cheap.
So that wraps up Mannheim, next post will be about our travels with Dieter in Koln.