First things first: Emily, you win a German Christmas decoration, congratulations! Or as some, hopefully not many, would say, congradulations...
It´s my penultimate day in Wiesbaden. Where has the time gone? When we came home from London on Saturday, Tall Guy suggested that I finish packing my things. I asked why, and he said, "You´re leaving on Tuesday!" Going home has never snuck up on me this fast. So on Sunday I packed my suitcase. By myself. Without help or meltdowns, AND... it is not overweight! This is a small miracle.
Today I´m organizing the "London" move: three suitcases, two cardboard closet-boxes, and 12 regular boxes, the contents of which are all photographed and listed on an insurance inventory (insurance in case something is lost or in case I loose my mind trying to remember where something is packed!) are just about ready to be picked up.
For my last 24 hours in Wiesbaden, I am planning on doing some last-minute shopping at the Christmas market, tagging along with Tall Guy to his business dinner, spending the morning in a beautiful sauna, having lunch with Tall Guy at Va Piano or cooking sausages and sauerkraut, doing a final bag-check and taking off for Madrid! Phew!
Oh yes, I should mention that... WE HAVE A FLAT IN LONDON! It took a lot of looking and a lot of patience (and I pretty much used up all of Tall Guy´s patience by dragging him to see The Voyage of the Dawn Treader in 3D...), but we now have a lovely two-bedroom flat in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, complete with access to a private garden.
I am excited about going back to London in the new year. Despite two trips, I don´t feel I´ve been there yet - apart from riding a bus, I haven´t done anything "Londony" yet! I basically spent 5 days walking from one flat to another. You can see St. Paul´s Cathedral from Tall Guy´s office, so I know it´s there, and we rode bikes through Hyde Park, so I know it´s there too, but I am just itching to see more.