We’ve been in Cologne a couple of times in the last few days. What did we do?
Paid a visit to the home of 4711 Eau de Cologne. This was my first ever perfume! Dad bought a bottle for his big, brave girl when she was 5 and had to spend a night in hospital. Thanks Dad, did I ever tell you I was expecting a giant teddy bear?
And we caught up with my oldest friend, Jayne, who lives in the states now but was en route from Amsterdam to Frankfurt and stopped off for a few hours to catch up. We ate at Cologne’s oldest brewery and visited the cathedral during a HUGE thunderstorm. The cathedral was hit by lightning and we were evacuated (hmm, very dramatic, they made us leave). It was a fabulous day, all the more so because it was so unlikely!
Finally, in late-breaking news, we’ve changed our plans and are not going to cycle the Elbe. More later…