Yes, that's how far behind I am with blogging; my last post ends with me coming home on Tuesday morning after Easter. Now I want to catch up before I leave next Thursday - I have 2 1/2 weeks off work (yay!!!) and am going to spend much of it at O.K.'s.
Back to the Tuesday after Easter, the 6th of April. Both trains on my way home were punctual, and this was the first view from my kitchen window at 9:36 that morning:
In typical April manner, the weather kept changing throughout the day. There was some sunshine, but it remained cold. Just before 4:00 pm, it looked like this:
From your blogs, I know some of you have had very similar weather, with rapid changes. Nothing unusual for this time of year, and yet it keeps amazing me every time.
Wednesday, the 7th of April, was very similar in that we had snow, sun, snow, strong winds and it was really cold. It did not stop me and my sister from going for an afternoon walk.
Thursday was a beautiful sunny day and a little warmer. We were at my parents' for a delicious meal of Kässpätzle (a traditional Swabian dish), made by our Mum. It was the same day our friend W died, as we learned later that night. Friday began with us watching W's funeral service, as described two posts back.
Saturday, the 10th, saw a sprinkle of rain in the morning but turned sunny later on. O.K. and I met with my sister for an afternoon in the palace grounds - it was lovely, and simply wonderful to be able to walk among the flowers. Of course there were other people there, but not too many, and the park is spacious enough to allow for a pleasant stroll without getting too close to others.
Sunday was a quiet day with a late breakfast, a walk, a quick visit at my parents' and coffee & cake at home. The very busy week I had had was catching up with me, and I really needed to rest. On top of my normal work, I had accepted a translation job with a deadline to meet, and I delivered the finished translation three days before that.
This week Monday (the 19th), the gates of the palace grounds were closed once more, and a curfew is in place again, keeping us in our homes from 9:00 pm until 5:00 am. Not that we could actually go anywhere, since restaurants, pubs etc. are closed anyway. But it does put a damper on things such as my sister and I visiting each other for a meal or watching a film together.
My parents have had their first vaccine yesterday, at their GP's. All went well, and I hope they won't feel any unpleasant side effects today. I will see them tomorrow.