It’s been a pretty busy last couple of weeks with many ups and downs. One of the highlights, though, has been the Hofflohmarkts here in Munich. Those refer to courtyard flea markets, where apartment buildings and homes open up their courtyards and the residents sell random things, as in a garage sale. Some of them, particularly the courtyards in Schwabing, are really hidden and beautiful. We went to the Maxvorstadt one today (each neighborhood has a different weekend). People sell things ranging from clothes to household objects to very questionable CDs, old toys, and—probably most ridiculous—-statues of black servants (and there were a lot of these statues…ummm…what?) Mostly everything is really nice and laid back, and lots of people sell homemade goodies like cake and sausages and coffee, and Honza and I got a handheld blender.
The kids had Sommerfest on Thursday, where all the kindergarten kids were dressed up as animals and performed songs and dances and then there was a potluck dinner. I’m happy, though, to be in Munich this weekend and not at the schloss, which I may have to be at next week. Unsure. I just needed to relax and recover and all that good stuff.