It's ok though. I've had a lie down and the moment has passed.
Well now, how are you all? It's been a crazy mad few days. Last weekend I went to Munich to see the last concert of the Take That Progress Tour. I travelled over on an early flight on Thursday morning and docked back into my house at 12.30pm on Sunday morning. It was a few days of giggles, friendship, queuing, mad decisions, evil German security people, racing across stadiums (us not the security guards), thunder storms, ants, divine caipirinha cocktails, more ants (lots of!), three grown women in a king sized bed, extremely rude receptionists, and survival on an occasional slice of pizza (Dukan went out of the window for a couple of days).
Ah but it was sooooo worth it. Front row. Main stage. Lots of smiles, waves, thank yous and recognition from the lads and a concert we won't be forgetting in a hurry!
The concert was held in the same stadium that had been created for the Olympics in 1972. Our hotel was about a fifteen minute walk away and to get to the beautiful park and grounds we had a walk through the tiny houses which had been for the female Olympians. They were tiny little concrete boxes which are now inhabited by students. I found them fascinating and very cosmopolitan looking! I didn't take any photographs (you can have a look HERE though) but there were some fab murals on the outside walls. Apparently the residents have carte blanche to paint the exterior of the property and thus make them unique. I also noticed lots of little display windows with collections of things inside.
Such an interesting development despite at first glance the total austerity of the architecture.
The park itself is stunning with a huge boating lake and gorgeous landscapes. Have a look here And HUNDREDS of joggers!! I don't think anyone in Germany walks anywhere - they jog!! lol There was a summer festival going on too which meant that a wonderful fair had been set up and lots of interesting little stalls to while away the boredom of the queues.
Here are a few pics taken along the way - not as many as I'd like but you'll get the general idea.
|Oooh look - I can see the stadium from here!|
|Cocktails for you my friends, Cocktails... for you!! |
|"..... we had a real blast...."|
|Eeek!! TT Minus Zero!|
|Five Happy Chappies = Thousands of Happy Fans|
|GASP!! What do you mean it's all over?!|
|At the airport. Hearts in handbags. Empty wine glass. Says it all really!|
|Loved this statue outside Munich airport|
|And this snack bar!! I want one in the back garden!!|
Yesterday we paid a visit to our usual Saturday morning car boot sale and I picked up some lovely Wiccan ornaments, the pictures of which I'll share with you tomorrow!
Have a lovely evening - I'm off to squeeze the last drops out of my weekend with my lovely man, happy in the knowledge that this time next week we shall be looking forward to a whole week off!! You can bet this week will drag it's ass like a draggy thing!!!
Love love xxxx