Category: Holidays

Adventure in Munich.

So after a month and a half of being very unwell, I made it to Munich albeit at half my usual zest.

We arrived on the Friday for the amazing gig ( see previous post by eddy) the best i’ve ever been to, I managed to dance for most of the 3.5 hours they played.

Saturday was spent exploring the centre of Munich, the buildings were really interesting and still had snow on their rooftops which gave it a nice wintery atmosphere somehow. It was such a sunny lovely day. We wandered about in no particular direction, we discovered a lovely market which sold all sorts of fresh fruit, flowers, food and of course being German, beer and scary looking sausage which i had no desire to try.


We had a nice meal in a Bavarian restaurant, came upon the river which on the railings were padlocks attached loads of them with names of couples (I’m guessing) carved into them. The river was very fast flowing and the banks steep. Either i worry too much or German parents are so laid back they are lying down, as children Willows age were running about right on the edge, climbing on slippy stumps, generally scaring me half to death. But then sometimes willow moans i hold her hand too tight by roads, oh and i did make Lizzy’s fingers go blue once while walking the North cliffs in Cornwall. Ok maybe its me 🙂 A really lovely day exploring. A fantastic new hat was purchased by Eddy in a random shop we came across.

After the night at the gig and walking all day i was fit to drop, evening spent chilling watching films, in our very modern hotel room. The theme being purple throughout the building, even the lift was lit by a purple/pink light.

Sunday was travel home day, got the train to the airport where we had lunch and generally chilled out then flew home. After the almost ten hour flight to San francisco the hour and a half this one took was a doddle. Upon reaching Gatwick we just had to get the train to Brighton, by this point Eddy had had enough and spent many a minute moaning about the trains. He was rather disgusted that the sign kept claiming our train was on time despite clearly being late (see last pic) 🙂

VNV Nation live at Kesselhaus in Munich

A few weeks ago, Ju and I got a rush of blood to the head and impulse-booked tickets for the VNV Nation compendium gig (celebrating 20 years of the band) in Munich at a converted warehouse – Kesselhaus, along with flights and a couple of days in a hotel so we could have a bit of an explore of the area while we were there.

The gig was brilliant, as expected, and we had a great time. They played for over 3 hours and we found ourselves in the middle of the night, in the middle of nowhere wondering how we were going to make the 7 or 8 miles back to the hotel, but then we found a nice taxi driver who got us back with aplomb.

We then went and found a late night place to eat, and my rather rusty German turned out to be good enough to negotiate the sale of a bottle of red wine from the owner of the establishment in addition (even though he didn’t sell wine as part of the shop offerings) 🙂

The pictures in this gallery were taken with my phone, as I didn’t feel like taking a proper camera along (in cast it got damaged or lost) but I think they came out pretty well considering. There is some video in addition, which I’ll convert and upload after we get back (I’m writing this in the hotel in Munich).


New Year’s Eve 2015

Well, we’re all a bit zombiefied today, but it was certainly worth it. We christened Ju’s Studio with a party with good friends, drinks and lots of pizza. Turns out the studio is a great place to party! There are a few bits and pieces to finish off inside, as can be seen in the pics (Ju is in the process of varnishing woodwork, and there are a couple of decorative wood structs and ceiling insulation bits to add in), but we’re down to the details now, finally.

Shortly after midnight we blasted out The Ace of Spaces at maximum volume on the PA just to give a nod to Lemmy as well… hehe.

Happy New Year to all 🙂


 

Ju and Eddy’s goings on….

Hello 🙂

Well, it’s been a long time coming but finally we’ve gotten it together to put up a family blog/website/whatever to keep people informed of our progress with projects and general updates as to what we’re up to. As you may know, Ju has joined the ranks of the enlightened and is deleting her Facebook account (yay!) but it is true that Facebook has been useful to keep friends and family informed of what we’re up to so here is the official replacement for that.

Unlike Eddy’s wordpress blog, which sort of languished after setting it up, we will be updating this site regularly, as it is effectively a Facebook replacement, so watch this space. Anybody can submit comments to anything, if they feel the need (and we’ll welcome them!). You don’t need to log in to leave a comment, but to prevent spamming from dodgy err… well, spammers, we’re vetting comments prior to publishing them for the time being so don’t worry if your comments don’t appear immediately.

By the way, we will be tinkering and experimenting with various settings and stuff as this new site evolves, so please bear with us if any links are broken or things don’t appear to be working as they should. We’re on the case!