another loooong weekend
Hot on the heels of Mother's Day last Sunday, Germany celebrated Father's Day on Thursday. Because Thursday was also Christi Himmelfahrt - Ascension Day, everyone, father or not, had the day off. The kids also had Friday off making it yet another four-day weekend for them, the lucky ducks.
Mr. M, also known as "Papa" around these parts got treated to one of his favourite breakfasts: waffles and bacon. And he deserved it. I can't imagine a better father for our boys and they adore him.
Quick! Get the maple syrup!
The rest of the day was spent puttering around in the garden. This gorgeous butterfly kept us company for several hours, sunning itself on the stone steps and taking little sips of nectar from the flowers.
Not everyone enjoyed such a peaceful day off, however, since Father's Day in Germany usually has a dark side as well. While some families walked together in the woods and many of the Christian faith attended church services, a group of 60 youths met at a local hiking area and after getting falling-down drunk proceeded to punch each others lights out and do some severe damage with baseball bats. The police were very, very busy, not only in our area but in other German cities as well. I find it really unfortunate that many public holidays in Germany are seen as an opportunity to drink oneself into oblivion. That can't be right, can it? Everything in moderation, I say.
As you can see, I've been a bit too moderate in my blogging lately. Health issues have been getting me down and leaving me a little drained but I'm on top of things and should be up and running again quite soon.
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