blending an assortment of thoughts and experiences for my friends, relations and kindred spirit

blending an assortment of thoughts and experiences for my friends, relations and kindred spirit
By Alison Hobbs, blending a mixture of thoughts and experiences for friends, relations and kindred spirits.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Leaving on another trip

I failed to update my blog for a few weeks. Back to it, now, because we're setting off on an interesting trip to Europe, and I want to record this. I'm writing this post at Ottawa airport while waiting for our old, familiar flight AC888 to Heathrow, to board. The plan is to spend tomorrow with the London branch of our family, a visit which turns out to be important, because our grandson Alexander, not quite 10, has just been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, and needs all the support he can get. So do his parents and his younger brother.

On Sunday morning we depart for München, because at 8:30am on Monday Chris will be hard at work with a room full of software engineers in Ingolstadt / Gaimersheim. We're going to be staying at a hotel that looks from the photos as if it is part of an automobile showroom; we shall see when we get there. On Wednesday afternoon we return to MUC to spend the night there, because early on Thursday morning we shall be departing early on a flight to Stockholm, so that Chris can participate in a workshop there, the same afternoon. We'll spend two nights at the Stockholm airport (ARN) because our departure on Saturday morning has to be even earlier than the other one (07:45). Our destination that day is Timisoara, Romania. We only be able to see Romania for 48 hours before returning to Germany on Monday evening after another day of customer liaison work for Chris. Then we stay in Sindelfingen (near Stuttgart) for another 4 nights, so that Chris can attend the annual ESE-Kongress, before boarding our penultimate flight, to London again. At the end of that third weekend we can stop whirling around and settle down, back at home.

I am looking forward to all of it.

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