Thursday, 10 September 2009

Berlin, Usedom, what another holiday.....


This is a quick post, as I've got to clean the house. I'm going away and this means leaving the house as if the Queen is going to pop round whilst I'm away, for a cup of tea. Which is plainly a daft idea cause Alex is going to be here and he wouldn't know the Queen from any other old lady.

But in my weird thinking is that if I leave it clean and tidy I can demand that I come back to finding it the same way. Plus the house would be knee deep in dog hair if I don't do something about it today.

And when I get back late Thursday night I won't have time to sort the house out, I'll only have time to yell at Alex to do it on Friday when I go off sadly to my friend's funeral.

I'm hoping that by that Saturday to have some viewers booked in, so I can always get up at 6am to sort the house out then. And it would give a certain pleasure if Alex hasn't cleaned the house to turf him out of bed at 10.30 so I can show people his bedroom!!!

So where am I going.... well two places, I start off having a weekend in Berlin with my extremely glamorous niece, we're staying in a hotel on /near Potsdam. This will be a weekend of me being able to get alot of reading down as I wait for her to get ready. This is one woman who enjoys the whole girly thing and takes hours getting it sorted.Then according to her mother once she is ready watch out Berlin as she goes off at a frenetic pace, which suits me.

Then Monday morning I say goodbye to her, she catches a plane back later that day and I get myself to the main train station and get on a train to Anklam, which is on the the way to the Baltic sea. I get picked up there and meet Angela for the first time. And we have a two hour drive to Usedom to meet Paco, eat chocolate cake (she's promised me some!) and start talking and walking, and walking and talking till I come home on Thursday.

Since she said she is still swimming and I'm British and we swim in ridiculously cold sea I'll take my cozzie just in case, we may go into Poland,we may sit in the garden, I might meet Hans on Wednesday and we'll definitely be with Paco and I'll be doing the English conversation with Geli's pupils.

All of this means you can envy me my holiday, commiserate about the funeral and hope for viewers before I return with stories and no doubt pics.

xx

PS the pic is of a beach in North Wales on Boxing Day a few years ago, but it's as close to Usedom as any of my photos get at the moment!

18 comments:

Angela said...

Yes, bring your cozzie, whatever THAT is, and I`ll have your cake ready, and all my pupils are looking forward to a real English lady! Ewa said we must visit her in Poland and she will show us the promenade along the beach there and buy us an ice-cream. And though it has become a bit cooler we`ll surely do a lot of walking, maybe jumping into the sea, and enjoying the landscape, but also sit and eat and, most important, chat and giggle! In five days, Mandy!!

Paula said...

Mandy wish you a fab time. What do I say, I am sure you will have fab time in Germany :-)))) Hugs to you.

Mel said...

*waves!*

Safe journey, ma'am.....enjoy!!

I'll happily wait for photos and the stories that come with them.

Ohhhhh....I love all the little birdies on the rocks....

Millennium Housewife said...

How come Angela doesn't know what a cozzie is? Shall I go over and wag my finger? Pics of you freezing in the sea please, just to prove you did it!

Helen said...

Safe journey .....

Gin said...

Safe journey and FUN, FUN, FUN!!!! We'll be here waiting when you get back.

Angela said...

That`s because I don`t know your slang over there in England! I am a German and only speak school-English! So, what IS a cozzie?
And Mandy, don`t you dare post any of our adventures! We`ll just remind each other of them in cryptic hints, giggle, and let the others guess.

Angela Recada said...

You are so correct. I do envy you your holiday, commiserate about the funeral and hope for viewers before you return with stories and no doubt pics. (teehee!)

I adore Berlin!

Be sure to give that other Angela a big, big hug from me!
:0)
:0)
Safe and wonderful trip,
Angela (#2)

Fire Byrd said...

Cozzie = swimming costume, part of 1950s Brit speak, like saying frock instead of dress or super all the time, that got changed in the swinging 60s to fab and groovy

Lori ann said...

I like that, cozzie.

have a wonderful time with your neice and with Angela, which makes me happy and just a teensy bit sad, because i would love to be going too.
enjoy it all!

and i am sure your house will sell, when the right buyer comes along!

Lori ann said...

Oh, and please HUG Geli for me ☺

Lori ann said...

oops! me again, sorry, meant to say and Big Hug to you too!

speck of dust said...

Have a lovely time. I visited Potsdam 20 years ago! Great place to take photos! X

Sorrow said...

Have a wonderful Holiday Byrd!
be thinking of you!
~waves~

miss*R said...

geez, you have the life!! I envy you living so close to all those places.. for me to fly anywhere it is a)a long trip and b)very expensive... but just because the green eyed monster has me in its clutches, doesn't mean I don't wish you a fantastic time!! and I hope the house stays tidy.. hahaha..

karen said...

How I'd love to join you chez Geli! can't wait to hear about it.. enjoy, enjoy x

Pam said...

Have a great time Byrdie xxx

nitebyrd said...

Hope your trip was absolutely fabulous!