Tuesday 3 March 2015

Travels with your auntie

I have been away, I am now home and normal auntie service has resumed. I have had 2 jollities, 1 with husband and one without. Med mand (is not the tinternest marvellous? I found the Danish for with husband in a peko second) the jollity took us to  to Copenhagen, it was very cold, on the same jollity, we went to Malmo, over the Orsesund bridge (I can't be faffed trying to find the proper O with a line through it, just pretend I have) on a train, the very very bridge that Saga and Martin went on (if you are wondering if my last marble has rolled away, it's from The Bridge, the most marvellous of marvellous tellybox programme)

In Malmo, it too was very cold. Mr auntiegwen took eleventy million pictures in both places, I hardly recognize him without a camera attached to his face, I expect if he ever sits down for more than 2 minutes he will blog all about it, with nice pictures, my laptop hates pictures and it takes a long time (which clearly I haven't got much of left) and quite a lot of swearing, you might be better waiting for him. I liked all of the jollity, we even caught sight of a new Nordic noir drama that hopefully will make it's way here called "The Team", we tried very hard to keep up but they don't do English subtitles when you're in Denmark.

After my return from med mand jollities, I went to Essex for work, not normally my stamping ground but I did get 2 diet cokes and a big long chat with Note Bene, glad he could fit me in with all his canapé ing, witty chit chat and flirting with the French ambassador.

My ohne Ehemann jollity took me to Germany (see what I did there? oh I'm fair away with myself today) and I went to visit Eldest Beautiful Daughter who is now living in Dusseldorf. We had the luffliest of luffly times, I luff that child, she is just wonderful and I adore spending time with her. Germany was properly bonkers and Ehemann is gutted that he missed  EBD's local shop displays, especially
- the hairdressers that has a random selection of stuffed toys, books and cake plates
- her landlord, who is selling off his "gone into a care home" mothers possessions in an empty shop
- the local furrier, all kinds of crazy going on there.
Worst of all, he  missed a house with a mural of their Labrador painted on their garage door and the biggest duck you have EVER seen, (not on a garage door mural, on a pond) in your whole wide life, and I am very old and have seen a lot of ducks, this was a mutant.

Anyhoo, I'm back and I am going to have a big sit on the sofa, possibly with gin or wine and if I'm lucky, some maltesers to recover. What have you lot been up to?


London City (mum) said...

Just wrote about it - talk about timing!
But, in a nutshell: work, governors, work, rugby, work, more governors, mud, rugby, biking, work, running, further governors... repeat times seventy-seven zillion.

And laundry. Because even though OH and the offspring now have to do their own (ref blog post before last) my parents have been staying and... good gawd what a bore to even WRITE about it!


p.s. welcome back

AGuidingLife said...

By comparison, I have done absolutely nada but at least that allowed me time to have time to read about your waaaaaay more exciting life. And about time you had a bit of fun too :) NIce one.

libby said...

Welcome back m'dear...xx

Andy said...

Ah, sitting down for more than 2 minutes whilst not either eating dinner or falling asleep.. I vaguely remember that joy.

Andy said...

Ah, sitting down for more than 2 minutes whilst not either eating dinner or falling asleep.. I vaguely remember that joy.

ADDY said...

Hope you tasted the Altbier in Old Town of Dusseldorf. akes me back to my yuoof.

auntiegwen said...

LCM - you put my sitting on the sofa to shame with all your activities, much sympathy with the laundry and parents, I have loads of both x

KV - ah but you are too busy with all your good work in the community stuff, I am destined to be care in the community!

Libs - ta muchly, when are we going to have your postponed birthday soiree? xx

Andrew - clearly you have more time than you're letting onto us what with your "so good I said it twice" comments

Addy - my friend Bill asked me that too, I'm not sure, I did have German beer but it may have been regular beer, I shall check with the luffly child

Nota Bene said...

Yes, a late comment because I've gallivanting with the great and good, but none more so than you...and now I understand that Mr AuntieGwen is of the same ilk...you must be quite a couple. The Boy says thank you very much as your beautiful daughter dropped him a line. that is very much appreciated

Looking for Blue Sky said...

I hope there's a photo of the mutant duck somewhere, that's something I have to see! Enjoy the gin and malteasers xx

family affairs said...

Welcome back! Sounds like fun! Lx

auntiegwen said...

NB - thank you, EBD and I luff the boy, our gig buddy :)

LFBS - I am gutted that I didn't get the duck photo, I can easily show the window displays or the Labrador mural though? xx

L - now quite as fancy as your trips though, please can your company employ me, pleaassseee