A quick visit home

Next weekend, we are going to Munich for a few days, for a friend’s wedding and for seeing spending some time with my friends and family. The last time we went to Germany was just five months ago, and I am really happy we are going again so soon. I am hoping we will be able to visit again one more time toward the end of the year, but with our upcoming wedding, we will see how things play out.

By the way, 2015 seems to be the year for getting married. Apart from my friend in Munich next week, I also have a friend from uni getting married this month and another close friend planning to get married this summer. And then of course us.

As always, I have tried to cram everyone into just a few short days. We will be busy for sure, but when you only go home once or twice a year, you have to make the most of it.

My driving lessons have been going well. I took three lessons already and just booked another package of three (2 hour) lessons, but it is really incredible how quickly it’s all coming back. My plan is to have a couple more lessons and then start driving regularly on my own. It will be so handy, especially this summer when we have family and friends coming to visit.

My nephew will be coming to visit us next month. I booked his flight just a week ago and he will be coming for a long weekend in April. This has been a long time in the making, the flight was my sister’s present to him for his 18th birthday in October. Because we were in the process of buying a house and it is much nicer here in the spring & summer, we decided to wait a few months for him to visit.

I am looking forward to it but I am also a little nervous, as it is his first time flying and basically we will be responsible for him (I know he is 18 years old but still!). I hope he will like Edinburgh. I took some time off work while he is here, so I can show him around.

I am so glad we have enough space to have visitors (and they get to have their own room). It wasn’t really possible in the flat we used to live in and I think it will be so nice in the years to come.

Have you got any tips to give my nephew? It’s been such a long time since my first flight and everything is just routine to me, but everything will be completely new to him, including what size a carry-on bag is allowed to be and what is allowed and what isn’t, how to get through security etc. Since he will be flying on his own, I am planning to put together a little information sheet for him.

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One thought on “A quick visit home

  1. Enjoy all the good times ahead! As for traveling by plane alone for the first time: you can learn a lot from just watching other people, staying calm, and asking for advice when you need it, so I would add that as advice.

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