And it’s gone!

We installed the 6.4m cat ladder when we moved to Schrennengasse, but the then cats never got the hang of it, despite several training sessions involving brooms and other instruments of torture. For other reasons we don’t want our current cats to go out, so the ladder was never really used. Seán and David removed it this week to make space for the balcony water irrigation system due to be installed in the coming days…

David, Jacqueline and Áedán visit Southern Scandinavia

The iconic image symbolizing our trip to Scandinavia is the Øresund Bridge which we went across in a train and passed under in a ferry! We were away for nearly two weeks and visited Hamburg, Copenhagen, Gothenburg, Stockholm, Malmö and (briefly) Lübeck. Throughout Sweden we were haunted by advertisements of political parties – there is a General Election in Sweden on 9th September 2018 – and by various “Centralstationen”. We had great food and drink throughout and of course good coffee and kanelbullar (and anyhow great breakfast) in independent coffee shops. We even went cycling in Copenhagen and had a delightful trip to an unknown part of the city. All together, a really pleasant trip.