Ellie and Charlie arrived just as expected, it was exiting to see Ellie again after 7 months, the last time I saw her was on January the 1st and she was mentally already in New Zealand and seemed quite distant. It was during a new-years party and despite knowing we wouldn’t see each other for ages we spent most of the time talking to other people; perhaps in a way it was preparation for the 7 months ahead. I was OK with it though, I could see that gradual detachment would be an important stage in her move to live and work in a new country and I suspect that it was the best and least stressful way to handle it. Continue reading Ljubljana with Ellie and Charlie
So clearly hitchbiking wasn’t working, at the most we got a few sympathetic gestures and a couple of looks that said ‘I certainly would help you guys out if only my car was bigger / I wasn’t turning off at the next junction / had the time to help’ depending how carefully you read the expressions.
Luckily for us we had noticed every hour or so a bus go by that had a trailer for bikes, we decided that a bus to the nearest train station would be the next best option but as Joe read the timetable we realised that just as we’d clocked on to this handy service there was a three hour gap in its schedule and so out came the Red Dwarf audio books and a pretty blissful three hours of the best sci-fi comedy ever written (in my humble opinion), the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is up there too of course. Joe was entertained too as he had what looked like a great book on travel in Laos that I must get hold of at some point. Continue reading Food for thought in Munich