it was -6 degrees and snowing when i landed in munich on tuesday morning, having left a hot, humid brisbane 30-something hours before. the next day in munich a strong westerly wind blew the snow about, horizontally and upwards. the housemeister ploughed the footpath twice in the morning, but it was soon white again, and in the afternoon the "lawn" was decorated with children's footprints. i'm happy to experience a bit of winter, after 2 months of southern summer. i lay in the outdoor hot saltwater pool at westbad, snow falling on my head & warm bubbles massaging my body, & it was bliss
so, i was down south for 2 months & only managed to write one blog post. well, time away from the keyboard was the priority, & when i had to be at the keyboard, i just wanted to clear the email backlog & do the required work as quickly as possible then get back to the relaxing part. my holidays are always generously sprinkled with work, just as my work often contains holiday elements ... it's impossible to separate the two, really. now that i'm back in the bavarian winter wonderland, fighting the jetlag to get to stammtisch this evening & re-tune my ear back to the bavarian dialect, my antipodean adventures seem such a long time ago ... i'll trawl through the photos to find some for you and show you a bit of what i got up to.
(that was written several days ago; i didn't have time to look at photos before i left for nantes, i hardly had time to repack my suitcase ... & now here i am with the APO33 people in nantes, preparing for a presentation & performance ... )