It feels like ages since I posted a weekend post, which means I have been working too much on the weekends :(  But hopefully that will change soon, my new goal for the year is to explore the lovely region we live in with lots of little getaways (good for the wedding budget too), so stay tuned for more Black Forest and Alsace adventures :)

To celebrate Andreas’s birthday I got us tickets to see his favorite soccer team play in Karlsruhe, a city about 45 minutes away, and booked us a hotel for the night so we could make a mini-vacation out of it.  Sadly I caught a nasty flu last week and come Friday I was feeling really terrible, but given the tickets were non-refundable, I popped some Day-Quil and dragged myself out of bed to watch some fußball.  It was a pretty exciting game and they won (which was a surprise) and I realized some fresh air made me feel a bit better.  The next day we woke up to Spring, and cruised around soaking up the sunlight and doing a little bit of shopping, a lovely day.

The rest of the weekend included:
celebrating a girlfriend’s birthday at a pub in her tiny little village with the most interesting mix of people, just watching everyone’s interactions and people watching made the night.
a giant baking FAIL :(  I tried a new cheesecake recipe, and learned two valuable lessons, 1) do NOT try a new recipe when you are entertaining, always test baked goods first on Andreas &  2) always trust my baking instincts, and do not listen when the recipe says to take something out of the oven when it still looks undercooked, it is undercooked.  oh well, live and learn.

I hope all of you had a great weekend.