Back from Berlin

We had a Christmas full of food, drink and good company in Berlin, staying with friends of Phil’s.

After an early start, we landed in Berlin early afternoon on 23 December and made our way on the bus and S-bahn to Michael and Katja’s where we reintroduced ourselves to Franzi and Polly, the cats. A leisurely afternoon of tea and chat, G&Ts and dinner once Michalle arrived.

Christmas Eve featured Christmas tree decoration and indulging hot chocolate and cakes at Grosz Kaffeehaus and cocktails in the Hotel Steinplatz bar, in a deserted Berlin.

Merry Christmas from Berlin!
Merry Christmas from Berlin!

On Christmas Day, Michael did Christmas Dinner, Katja did cocktails. Both excellent. Presents after a late breakfast. Handel on CD and log fire DVD on the TV.

Christmas Day with Michael and Katja
Christmas Dinner

Boxing Day was super lazy, although Phil and I did venture out for a stroll to Weißer See and back. We also got a text from BA telling us that our return flight had been cancelled and that we were now booked on an earlier one.

A leisurely morning with M, K & M on 27 December, then the S-bahn and bus back to Tegel airport. Fab views of London on the flight back to LHR, then home for mince pies, curry and presents!