Back at the start of December I paid a visit to the former East Germany. I had a week's holiday to use up, and my nephew and his wife in Leipzig had just made me a great-uncle by having a daughter Clara. So I spent a few nights in a hostel in Berlin (Generator Hostel, highly recommended BTW), and a couple in a B&B in Leipzig which enabled me to combine touristy things there (and in Dresden on the way back) with some great-uncleish doting. Or maybe dotage...
So here is Clara:
and here she is with her parents, my nephew Gideon and his wife Gabi:
Here are Gideon and Gabi (Clara asleep out of shot) after a delightful lunch in the Auerbachskeller, a restaurant and wine bar which features in a scene in Goethe's Faust.
I had a great time, both by myself and with G&G, and I look forward to going back some time.
Oh, and still in Leipzig, here is the world's biggest outdoor Advent calendar.