tger greenhaddock: Whiney Expat Bloggers Meet

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Whiney Expat Bloggers Meet

Yesterday was the first German whiney expat bloggers meet which was held in Marburg, Germany......fortunately this where I live, so I didn't have to travel far.
We met up at a cafe near the train station, with myself and J being the first to arrive. Inactualfact didn't show. He was the victim of Deutsche Bahn - the dastardly hun strikes again. Next to arrive was Mausi, closely followed by HeisseScheisse and Sparky. The group was also joined by Mrs Haddock.

After introductions, a good humoured chat and several teas, we set off for a walk around the old town, with a trip up to the schloss (castle). There is a good view over Marburg from the castle.
On the way up to the Marburg Schloss

After this strenuous hike we stopped for lunch at a Greek/German restaurant. Sparky devoured one and a half XXL schnitzels. A feat to be seen and believed. I have never seen a whole one eaten before. The meal was a lot of fun, with lots of funny stories told and good banter exchanged. Everyone was rather full afterwards so we retired to the Haddock Household to meet the Juniorette, drink tea and chat some more.

The day was very enjoyable but passed very quickly. Everyone got on really well with each other, and it was a pleasure to be able to put names to faces at last. The blog meet ended in the early evening, but the Deutsche Bahn still had a few cards to play as it severely disrupted the travel plans of both Mausi and J on the way home. Another couple of victims for the dastardly hun!

It was a quality day with some quality whining. To be repeated at some time in the future at a location near you.


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