New friends

Vielen dank to the Seeburger family! Over the past few months you may have noticed Mirjam commenting away, adding the invaluable perspective of a German local to my bewildered musings. Apart from being a real Swabian girl, Mirjam has the merit of having once walked on my home street when she stayed with our friends and neighbours the Leemens. This weekend, Mirjam and her family were kind enough to invite us to their lovely home in nearby Dotternhausen. Mirjam’s father was an instant hit with Rose, playing all manner of teddy games. Her nieces patiently shared their toys, pets, ice creams, swings and trampoline; so attentive was Luisa that by the end of the day we were ready to employ her as an au pair. Aside from the delicious homemade cheesecake, the joy in all this was spending time with a real family; admiring the garden, sharing afternoon tea and enjoying the company of parents and grandparents, aunts and uncles, cousins and siblings. It was a rare treat for us. Thankyou Mirjam and all the family, we had a wonderful time!

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5 Responses to “New friends”


  1. 1 Gerri Frederiksen August 5, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    They look like a lovely family, Ally!
    Speaking of which, I have your dear parents coming over for dinner, tommorrow night, along with the Shaws!
    I am making Julia Child’s Beef Bourguignon and will serve it with a nice full-bodied French red wine!
    “Bon Appetit!”
    love Gerri..xx

    • 2 mavisandfrank August 6, 2010 at 7:44 am

      Wow Gerri, that’s an ambitious choice! Wish I was there to taste it, I haven’t been game enough to try yet. Hope you all have a lovely night xx

      • 3 Samantha August 7, 2010 at 1:14 am

        Great news about the move Ally! Will be great to he settled somewhere! Jamie beat you to the beef bourguignon, he made it a few weeks back, following JC’s recipe to a T, and it was beautiful! If you do try it and need any tips – call Jamie! X x x x

      • 4 mavisandfrank August 7, 2010 at 9:05 pm

        Wow go Jamo, I am SO impressed! What a man, that husband of yours 🙂

  2. 5 Samantha August 8, 2010 at 12:25 am

    I thought you would be impressed 🙂 xxx


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