We had such a lovely week in the UK seeing friends - sorry to all those with whom we didn't have time to catch up. The kids had a fun morning at their old school. We had a bowling party to celebrate Juliet's birthday (I will send pics to the people there). Had a lovely girls' night away with Nikki and also caught up with Claire - for once in the same country! The pics are of the cottage we rented near Great Dunmow in Essex - beautiful countryside. Then back to Germany. The last pic is of a rather grey Rhine in Dusseldorf. Then a 10 hour flight (not too bad) to Orlando.