Friday, 17 August 2012

Munich so far.

Things have been a little hectic here in Munich, as Peter and I try to settle into "Holiday Mode". Recently things have been "GO GO GO" as so many things change around us, plus the grief of losing our precious little boy that constantly intermingles with the business of life -- it's difficult remembering that we can now actually just chill out, and we don't really have to worry about anything for the next two and a half weeks. I keep trying to remind Pete of this, and that we don't really have to worry about anything at all until we land in England again, but somewhere at the back of my mind I am totally freaking out too.

I asked Peter for a Priesthood Blessing last night, as it was all getting a little too much. It gave me some comfort. But hearing the words is one thing, doing what you're told to is another. Eugh.

But Munich is helping me to breathe. It is a stunning place, and I am so grateful to be here.

Having grown up in England, and having only left Europe just the once in my whole life to visit the Philippines (Christmas just gone), I have been amazed so far at this city. It is so clean. Even the building sites! They are covered up with huge stretches of material that are made to look how the building behind will when it's finished. Call me simple, but I think that is genius.
Buses, trains and trams arrive on time, there are flowers everywhere, and people actually put their rubbish in the bin. And if there's no room in the bin, they artistically balance it on top!

So far we have...

Eaten Filipino food at home;

Ridden the longest esclator I have ever seen;

Walked through the beautiful City Centre;

Ate yummy italian ice cream;

{Whilst looking super tubby on the left!}

Posed in front of Residenz Munich;

{Learn more here}

Ate incredible, traditional Bavarian food;

And tried on a stunning traditional Bavarian dress;

{Dirndl - Learn more here}
So far, it has been pretty wonderful. Munich is clean and beautiful. The architecture is amazing, the weather is warm, the whole place just incredible.

And how grateful I am to be able to spend time with these fabulous people, and how lucky to be related to them;

{Tatay, Erik, Nanay, Me, Pete - Family}

 Right now, I am feeling good.

***Just to say - Congrats! To Laura, Ross, Ryan and Alexander, to their brand new addition Baby Nicholas. What a squishy sweetie in pictures!***

***And Happy Due Date to one of my best friends and big sister Gabby, hope that Baby B makes his appearance for you and James soon!***


  1. i freaking love you guys loads!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! tobi.xxxxxxxxxxx

  2. So glad you guys are having a lovely break! Enjoy every minute, you really deserve it! You may not be so excited about coming home - but I totally am! Can't wait to see you guys and have you over for dinner. Love you both so much xx