Friday 23 August 2013

Rocking Your World Friday

It's Friday and on Friday there is the meme on Celtic House called Rocking Your World which is
'the moment to step back and take stock of your week, to work out the positives, the things that have made life more bearable and to celebrate these facts. Pop a post together, come back and link each Friday and let's share our positives around. It's a great therapy and stops life slipping through our fingers or spending too much time dwelling on the negatives. Not sure if it's for you - give it a go - you'll never know until you try!'

So this week was a fabulous week.  Last Saturday was my birthday and we got up very early and got a 7am flight to Munich in Germany.   So many new sights and sounds to be thankful for.

Firstly, over a hundred birthday wishes on Facebook. Wow!  Thank you everyone.

My birthday dinner at the Biergarten.

My dinner : Stewed Roast Deer

With Dumplings and red cabbage.

And Sorbet and  Prosecco to follow.

And Roger had pork

And Apple Strudel

If I had ever compiled a Bucket List then this next place would have been high up on it.  On Sunday we took a coach trip to see the Royal Palaces of Ludwig II.  The first castle was Lindhof and then we visited Oberammergau where we saw lots of painted houses.

And we saw this amazing display of flowers.

And then on to a place that was probably top of the theoretical bucket list - Neuschwanstein Castle.

On Monday it rained and we got very wet but it didn't dampen our spirits.  We were thankful that it was still warm and so we didn't mind.  We visited more royal palaces - the Nymphenburg Palace which originally was outside the city and used in summer  and the Residenz in the centre of Munich.


Inside the Residenz

And St George in the Treasury

Our hotel was lovely, the staff were friendly and helpful and the transport links into the City Centre were great.  Only two problems.  One I hate feather pillows.  Two, our room was on the front of the hotel and as it was so warm we had to have the windows open.  The room faced on to what turned out to be a very busy and noisy street and we didn't sleep much.  However on Monday we were moved to a room at the back and we were very thankful.  The room was much cooler and quieter.

On Tuesday we went to Augsburg by train.

And on Wednesday we visited the Deutsches Museum.   According to the guidebook it would take 3 weeks to see every exhibit so I am thankful that Roger decided we would only spend an hour and 45 minutes there.

The we took the Underground to the northern end of the Englischer Garten and walked back through the garden to the city.

The plane took off on time and we arrived home safely, most thankful that nothing untoward had happened whilst we were away.

And best of all I had a good night's sleep with my proper pillow.

I'll post more photos of our stay in another post soon.

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Oh Bernice you look like you had an amazing time, belated birthday wishes, love all your photos, your meal looks lovely and that drink too! The photos of the Castle are amazing and yes I'd love to visit it!

    I adore the painted houses too - how gorgeous are they!

    Glad you managed to resolve the sleeping element out even if it was just to a cooler quieter room. I always struggle when I sleep anywhere else and would take my pillow with me given half a chance! I hope you have a beautiful and blessed week ahead, much love.

  2. What a super way to celebrate your birthday.

    The painted houses are wonderful.

    Not easy to sleep anyway with the weather as it is but glad to hear you were moved to a quieter room.

    Have a geat weekend and a super week.

    Toni xx

  3. What an amazing place and a super way to spend your birthday. Some of those buildings are so beautiful.
    I quite agree that there is nothing like your own bed for a good night's sleep. Have another great week. Kate x

  4. What an amazing time! I went to some o these places years ago. Happy Birthday!

  5. Oh what gorgeous pictures! Have to say those dumplings and that streudal have my mouth watering!

    I love all the architecture but especially that painted building in the Augsburg photo - it looks my kind of holiday :)

    Belated Happy Birthday Bernice - I know I'm late commenting so I hope the rest of this week is as good for you :)


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