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Auf Wiedersehen, Pets


Today I spent at the pool vigilantly watching my threesome, who range from swimmer to paddler to fully paid-up water wings user. Tomorrow I take them to Alsace Lorraine to visit friends who, for their sins, are spending the Whitsun holidays in a camper van in a village that my friend described as “one house” (thank God for satnav). Thursday, we leave for Berlin.

With sunshine and holidays abounding, I bid you a brief Auf Wiedersehen. I am taking a blogging and Internet break for a couple of weeks. I plan to spend the hours that I’m not soaking up the wonders of Berlin and Lübeck working on my novel, which I have been neglecting since the sun arrived in Germany a couple of weeks ago. During my last two runs (six kilometres!), I crystallized the action of Chapter Six in my head and now have to get it all down before it vapourises.

I also plan to look for the ultimate summer dress. If I can’t find it in Berlin, then I can’t find it anywhere!

See you at the end of the holidays. May the sun shine on you wherever you are. Tschüss!

Author: charlotteotter

Novelist, feminist, crime writer

26 thoughts on “Auf Wiedersehen, Pets

  1. Charlotte — Have a terrific break! I’m looking forward to hearing all about it on your return. xo, L

  2. Awww. You will be missed. But enjoy the break!

  3. Hope you had a wonderful time! I missed you. I also hope you found your ultimate summer dress at the first shop you looked on the first day (hey, holidays are for dreaming, right?)

  4. Have a great trip! We’re looking forward to great stories when you return. Like Mustang Sally, the Sequel??

  5. Have a wonderful vacation!

  6. Have a wonderful vacation!

  7. I hope you have a fantastic break and find the dress of your dreams!

  8. Shine on sister! Enjoy your break, and happy writing 🙂
    Oh, and CONGRATS on the 6 kms, that’s great! I’m glad you’re a gym junkie now 🙂

  9. Have a lovely holiday – hope the kids enjoy Berlin as much as you love it – let us know some tips for tackling cities on holiday with three kids in tow – can’t decide whether I can face going right into London with ours now they are farm children and I’m out of the London speed mode.

  10. Have a great holiday! Writing, shopping, sightseeing, basking in the sun, what a great program!!

  11. Have a great trip and good luck with Chapter 6 and beyond!

  12. Sometimes a blogging/internet break is exactly what is needed. Hurrah for life in the real world!! I hope you achieve all you set out to with your novel in this time and have a ball in Berlin. If you want to treat yourself to a meal that makes you feel like a movie star, do try Hugo’s on the roof of the Intercontinental Hotel in Budapesterstr. We had a magic meal there… sigh!

    Will miss you while you’re gone & will be here waiting when you return 🙂

  13. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!

  14. Have a great break!

    And I’m with you on the eighties BLECH. So repulsive. It was horrible the first time. I can’t believe anyone thinks it’s good a second time!

  15. Happy travels! I hope your chapter comes together in a way that pleases you, but more than that I wish for you lots of rest and joy with your children. Looking forward to your return.

  16. Charlotte, enjoy yourself, and good luck on the dress.

  17. Tschuss! have a great time. I’m off too – Scotland first to visit family for the long weekend, and then to a wedding in Casablanca – how cool is that! The DH and I have never been to Morocco before so after the wedding, a 4 day event, we are going to Fes, Chefchaouen in the Rif mountains and then the Roman ruins at Volubilis – I’m as excited as a six-year old!

  18. I hope you have a great holiday. Hmmmm, the camper van in the one-house town sounds attractive to me right now…!

  19. Have a good break! See how much you will be missed?

  20. Enjoy your break – and good luck with the writing.

    On the subject of the hunt for the elusive perfect summer dress …

    Have you had a look at M&S per una selection? I don’t know if it’s possible for you to order online for delivery to your neck of the woods – but they have loads of choice.

  21. Enjoy, enjoy , enjoy & write , write, write! Oh, and hurry back, i need more laughter in my life!

  22. Looking forward to your return – enjoy!

  23. Have a wonderful time – hope the shopping is good!

  24. Oh, I hope by now you have found the perfect summer dress and are wearing it on your sunny break…

  25. I dunno, I come over this way for the first time in…too long, anyway, and you’re away! Hope you’ve had/are having a good break.

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