tger greenhaddock: 2nd Whiney Expat Blogger Meet Up

Monday, November 20, 2006

2nd Whiney Expat Blogger Meet Up

Last Saturday the Haddock family attended the 2nd Annual Whiney Expat Blogger Meet Up in Bonn. All the usual suspects were there from last year and quite a few new faces were present as well. Unfortunately we couldn’t stay for too long as we had to travel onward to the Odenwald to celebrate the 81st Birthday of my father in law.

It was great to see everyone at the meet up, and this year the English contingent increased by 100% as D, the boyfriend from Heather hails from London. J acted as tour guide and took us on a little tour of the city centre which I found quite charming with its pedestrian streets and open markets. We took a look in the cathedral and then headed off to an old German restaurant (where Beethoven apparently had dinner, got drunk, fornicated etc) for lunch. Unfortunately after lunch we had to say our goodbyes and then drive south. Hopefully we can attend for longer next year and I can then get to chat to everyone for longer.

The Juniorette enjoyed the meet up and was quite shy at times, which believe me is quite unusual for her. Tomorrow evening she will be in Bremen for the Champions League game between Werder Bremen & Chelsea. She will be one of the Line Up Kids that walk out onto the field with the players before the game. If she gets to walk out with Tim Borowski her evening will be complete as he is her favourite player. The game is televised by Sky Sports in the UK and Premiere in Germany.

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Anonymous deepblue said...

How exciting! The whole blue-family will have a look on premiere!

November 21, 2006 11:34 AM  
Anonymous Belinda said...

LOL I was laughing so hard when you took that pic of the Juniorette!

she was a very charming young lady!

Was so nice to have met you and your family Mr. Haddock and I'm glad you had a good time :D

November 21, 2006 12:49 PM  
Blogger christina said...

It was lovely to see all of you again and the Juniorette was a little doll.

November 21, 2006 4:26 PM  
Blogger Mike B said...

Fingers crossed in hopes she gets the walk-on.

On a completely different note, since you mentioned it, I somehow never thought of Beethoven as fornicating. Who put the class into classical?

November 22, 2006 12:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was wonderful to meet all of you as well. Juniorette is a sweetie :) Good luck with the swimming!

November 22, 2006 10:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was nice meeting you and your family. Hopefully we'll get to talk more next time.

November 22, 2006 12:30 PM  
Blogger CanadianSwiss said...

What a wonderful time you had. Sorry I missed it!

I hope Juniorette gets her wish!

November 22, 2006 6:57 PM  
Blogger Bob Gentry said...

81st b-day! wow!
sounds like you guys had a great time..
sorry i've been out of the loop in has been a little butty but i'm back to my normal self ;)

November 23, 2006 9:17 PM  
Anonymous Anita said...

Great picture! I'd love to see something like that in the states, but artists don't seem to have the same sense of humor.

November 27, 2006 6:12 AM  

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