Yes, we did just have a visit from an Aunt. We were so addicted to having extra people around that we started inviting everyone and accepting all who would appear.
First up is Isa. A Colombian artist who lives in France, after a stint in Spain. We met her in Bremen and did a quick tour of the area, including Schnoor. She was so impressed with the architecture there, the old churches, the grand breweries and all the tiny, narrow streets. She took many photos. I must also write that she used an actual digital camera, even for selfies. I was fairly impressed.
Isa had a list of things that friends and the internet had informed her that she should try to eat, experience or visit. One of those was to visit a small town called Worpswede. This town is famous for its artistic culture, it is full of house galleries and craft shops dominate the limited number of streets. The town is also dominated by retirement homes and villages, so the population is dominated by the age disadvantaged. We toured the place, looked at many of the galleries and got a little scared walking through the forest towards the Käseglocke (translated as Cheese Bell). It’s a little spares with the signage and everybody has read the Brothers Grimm tales. It’s a fantastic little building, by the way.
Oldenburg offered us their Stadtfest, with bands playing, many stalls offering treats, food and drinks. Isa had her first Flammlachs (woodfire cooked salmon), I had a Nackensteak and Ingrid Lammspiese with a Risotto. We shared our food, so that we could all enjoy the flavour country we’d created.
In Jever we got to show off the castle where we married. We then visited the Marienbräu for dinner and man were we impressed. It’s a small brewery in a town that is famous for the Jever brand beer. We tried all three of their current offered beers and ordered various main dishes to accompany the 3 shades of amber liquid. We highly recommend the Biersteak, Ratatouille and their desserts, actually, I don’t think you could go wrong with anything they offer.
I had a great phone call trying to reserve a table at an American Diner-styled restaurant in Wilhelmshaven, called Miss Peppers. They offer a great Breakfast Buffet. The problem was, it seems, that my accent in German makes it hard for Germans to tell if I’m saying 2 (zwei) or 3 (drei).
Other than that, we enjoyed the sun, when it appeared and stayed inside when the weather said it was good to.