Greetings from Germany!
And boy did we get duscht today!
Blimming funny actually.
You know the expression, "Fill your boots?"
Well boy oh boy! Mine got filled with rain in Freising today!
This was the photo on Google which enticed us....
One minute, I was enjoying all the bears everywhere,
Had to look it up when we got back to the hotel and had wrung out our socks...
What's with all the gayly painted bears in Freising, I asked Google....
Apparently, back in 724 a.d. a chap called Bishop Arbeo ordered a bear to carry his luggage over the Alps, because the bear had killed the Bishop's packhorse. Hence there's a bear on every corner in town.
Oh yeah? That old stunt. I'll have to bear that in mind.....hahaha......get it?
This one looks particularly Bring-it-onish, don't you find.
Mum here, trying to do a Paddington Bear impersonation....
and a saddled bear is still the symbol of the city
There. We'll all sleep better for knowing that little anecdote.
Not sure about the authenticity of the story.... But it makes for fun photos.
Oh. FYI, Freising is also home to the oldest Brewery in the world.
Read up on the brewery when we got back too. Apparently, it was founded in 720 a.d. Oh yeah... About 4 years before the bloke turned up with the bear and the suitcases story. Must be good beer...I've heard some tall tales told at long bars....or was that bears?
So there we were, wandering up the cobbled road, when it suddenly came over very, very dark.
We just had time to dive into an ice-cream parlour (no flies on this old chick!), when
the heavens opened, and booooom!
It hammered down.....stair rods!
Not so clever on the bikes today, eh...
Dave shot over to Woolworths,
but they were about as useful as Chocolate toothpicks,
so we just had to grin and BEAR it....
Really what was needed was a snorkel and flippers!
Haven't laughed like that for a while. Does the soul good.
Wrecks the boots, but great for the sole....
Shall we have some fun?
Ok. It's limerick time!,
There once was a bear called Fred,
Who insisted on wearing bright red.......
Over to you!
Finish the limerick and write it below.
Then Sunday, we will pick a winner and send them a £20 gift voucher.
Come on! You've got to be in it to win it!!
Back to Blighty tomorrow, back to reality.
Sad to leave, happy to be coming home.
See you on the flipside!
Lots of love,