A Simple Sunday

It was a rainy/overcast day on Sunday, and we seemed to just meld into the mood and had a very laid-back time. (This was probably a good thing, as two days later I was still recovering from my night out dancing, where I arrived home at 4:30. In the morning. I haven’t seen that side of 4:30 in, hmmmm, decades?)

We all cleaned and tided up the house and then Annie watched some TV while Markus and I tapped away on our computers and napped. Someone recommended a fun website to learn letters, so Annie and I spent some time with that as well.

In the afternoon the rain stopped so we hopped in the car and drove to Hall. Hall is a little town about 15 minutes away from where we live. It has a lovely old city center, which has been building up since the 1300’s. We walked around a bit until Annie pulled us emphatically to one of our favourite pizza places, Geisterberg. It is a really charming restaurant with thick walls and beamed ceiling. One of the things I love about this part of the world is that there are several “family friendly” restaurant that don’t sacrifice atmosphere to the children. Annie gets her own menu with a Memory game, which we play for a few rounds, and then she can go to the second floor where there is a small but well-equipped play room. Markus and I sit at the front of the restaurant to see if she comes down the stairs, but otherwise can enjoy at least half an hour of uninterrupted adult time. Plus the pizza is super.

We drove around a bit on the way home and then the evening was more of the same. I’m so glad that Markus has decided to keep the cafe closed on Sundays. Whether we have grand plans or a quiet day, it is so wonderful to know that we have this time together each week as a family.

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