Saturday, 26 September 2009

Stranded in Rotterdam

Yiiikes!! Our lovely 2 week break was coming to an end yesterday and what a fab time we had after the week in Cyprus meeting up with friends and family across Germany this last week. Firstly we travelled to Aachen and spent some time with my two gorgeous nieces then we headed up towards Haag in the ever so beautiful Bavaria and spent a few days with my good friend Claudia her husband and their 7 months old baby. Once again we took advantage of Clau's sister Adi and her Husband Felix hospitality in their beautiful home, visited a few lovely towns and Bavaria's biggest lake Chiemsee, indulged in a bit of shopping therapy before heading towards Wurzburg where we spent another day with Mona and her partner Douglas, again being spoilt with yummy food( Douglas is an expert cook and everything that came out of his kitchen was superb, how Mona manages to stay so thin with a cook like Douglas I'll never know. The weather was so nice I could have easily took advantage of their inviting swimming pool in the back garden. Yesterday came and we had to say goodbye to our friends and Germany and we set off to finish the 5.30 hour journey to Rotterdam where we had a lovely cabin booked on the overnight ferry to travel back home. Nearly three hours in and everything seemed fine but as we approached Düsseldorf we suddenly came to a halt. Something bad must have happened about 6km in front of us (the only bit that we understood from the MS 3 signs) and we were parked on that motorway for 3.30 hours. At this point we realized that unless a miracle happened we were never going to make the ferry in time. And we never did!!! we entering the port as the ferry was setting off we ended up being 35 min to late. Boo hooo we spent a night in a hotel nearby and here we are wasting a day doing nothing as we don't want to take any more chances and venture into Rotterdam in case anything else happens. So if you are waiting for me to get in touch with you please note that I am not home yet, and I am struggling with a painfully slow Internet connection. I am itching to get crafting so much. I did some crafting on my lap tray travelling but it was mainly assembling work for the organized swaps I am taking part for Convention next month and boy I'm I ready to go again LOL. So please keep everything crossed for me to make it home safe, hugs Monica xx
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