Last week I visited long time Instagram and bloggy friend Stephanie Davies from crochet blog A Bag Full of Crochet!
She lives in South Africa but was born in Germany, and she and her family ventured to Germany to visit the places she grew up in. And seeing as Germany is a lot closer to The Netherlands than South Africa, we decided to meet up! So I ventured to Bremen, a mere bike/train/bus ride away from where I live.
Stephanie is the nicest person you’ll ever meet. Her entire family is super cool! I met her husband, her beautiful daughter, her brother, and her parents; whom all are very friendly and not to mention bilingual! Seriously, spending the day with them has done wonders for my languages, haha. Eliana, her daughter, is as sweet as can be and was very happy with the crochet unicorn I made her.
We met up at Bremen Hauptbahnhof, where we sat down for a quick cup of coffee at Starbucks, and then we took the car up to the beach. We were blessed with a wonderfully sunny day, so it was lovely being there! We talked about the differences between Germany and South Africa, learned that the word for tasty is the same in Dutch, German and Afrikaans (lekker, although spelled slightly different in each language) and generally just laughed a lot!
I had a wonderful day that was well worth the getting up early and the long bus ride. Germany is a beautiful country and Stephanie and her family made sure we had a lovely time!
She also brought me some goodies from South Africa! She made me a cute lacy scarf and an adorable wrist band, and of course she brought me some lovely South African yarn. The yellow yarn is bamboo yarn and it is ridiculously soft. The red yarn is also super soft and fluffy – I’m trying to find the perfect project for these yarns, anyone have any good ideas?
Thanks so much Stephanie, for giving me a day to remember and for letting me meet your wonderful family! Bloggy friends are the best :)