A couple of days ago, someone asked me the date, and I said, "I think it's July 20th, maybe?" It feels like we have been on the go since the end of July... It makes me feel about 65 years old when I say it, but seriously, where did the time go? Anyone else feeling this way this summer?
So now it is the end of August. My entire family has come and visited us, and left. Expect some blogs on those visits. My cousin Laura married her best friend Ollie at a lovely wedding, and everyone had a fantastic time. Matthew & I had our anniversary, which we both forgot. Which means it's the end of August, and all of a sudden, a bunch of friends are leaving Cambridge to go back to their home countries.
On Friday, our German friends Andrea & Simon went back to Bonn with their beautiful girls Sibylla and Alma. Alma was born during their 6 month stay in the 'Breej, so Simon calls her his "Little Souvenir".
far as dinners go, because they are vegetarian. Luckily, they offered to bring some veggie sausages, and let me tell you: Linda McCartney's veggie sausages are delicious!
They had a little party in the courtyard the day before they left too:
And yesterday, we had a barbecue to celebrate our great friends, Anggi, Dippo & their daughter Bianca.
They are going back to Jakarta tomorrow morning. I am so sad they are leaving. We met Anggi this time last year, on their first day in Cambridge, and became instant friends. She was always there when I needed some extra carrots for a recipe, or when I didn't have any milk left, and it was great to have someone so close to just pop by for a coffee and a chat. I was so lucky that they moved into our complex, and I will miss them so much. We had a barbecue with them yesterday, and invited our Chilean friends Javiera & Nico, and their two boys Manuel & Arturo - they used to live here in George Nuttall Close, but have moved to a funky little studio house nearby. Dippo made us this really delicious Indonesian dish with bananas, chestnuts and coconut milk (and a bunch of other stuff, I'm sure) and we all had a great time.
I am so sad that both these families have left Cambridge. Making new friends is hard, and it has been more than wonderful having two great families only a few feet away. Anggi gave us an Indonesian tablecloth today, and so we had a beautiful table, and a vegetarian meal in honor of Andrea & Simon too! hee hee hee