Ice cream, and less restrictions

Today was the first day that I have sat down at a restaurant or ice cream parlour for three months. Actually, it was outside at the Epinay Eiscafé in Oberursel.

Erdbeerbecher at the Epinay Eiscafé in Oberursel

Also today, some restrictions have been reduced so that events can now take place with up to 250 people and shops can allow more people in than previously. However large events look set to be cancelled until October.

And on Monday, the primary schools return to normal class sizes, although social distancing still has to be observed outside the classroom and some subjects such as sport will still not be taught.

I should have been on Rügen today

Normally this is the week in June when I travel to see the Störtebeker Festspiele on Rügen and write about other places on the island to visit.

Not this year. The corona pandemic means that the theater is closed. So there will be no press preview to visit, no day on the green at the Bodden in Ralswiek, and no Erdbeerbecher in “Zum Störti”.

But until a few years ago the theatre produced DVDs of the performance, and these often pop up on ebay. I recently found the 2010 edition there, and since that is the year before my first visit to the island, it is one that I have never seen. So I will at least have a new play to see. It won’t be the same, though.

Coming out of Lockdown

It is now eleven weeks since Germany went into lockdown, and tomorrow is a big day because the schools re-open for the those years that been at home for the full eleven weeks, including the first years at the primary schools.

With the exception of the Easter holidays, our daily schedule has meant that we spend the mornings working, with myself working online and remotely for my clients and both my children doing their schoolwork which they either receive in advance by e-mail or through a portal that the primary school started using a few weeks ago.

Sometimes they had videos to watch that explained what they had to do, some lessons even took place using Zoom, and sometimes the work had to be sent back by a specific deadline.

A playground in Oberursel after they re-opened in May 2020

Playgrounds in Oberursel re-opened a few weeks ago

[Read more…]

By continuing to use this website site, you agree to the use of cookies. [more information]

This website uses cookies to give you the best browsing experience possible. Cookies are small text files that are stored by the web browser on your computer. Most of the cookies that we use are so-called “Session cookies”. These are automatically deleted after your visit. The cookies do not damage your computer system or contain viruses. Please read our privacy information page for more details.

Close