My Brief Trip to Köln

This morning Chickadee and I headed to Köln after taking Patrick to school.  I was meeting a woman who wanted to buy my Baby Bjorn at ten in front of The English Shop.  It took a lot less time than I figured to get there (34 minutes) and of course nothing opens before ten am.  Or so I thought 🙂

I wandered down to the shopping area and to the left and just past Esprit I saw the most wonderful sight.  Mayersche.  The biggest most wonderful book store.  It was open.  I love this store.  Not only is it a book store (if I could have paid rent to live at Barnes & Noble or Borders, I would have) and has all kinds of cool notebooks and stuff, they also possess a fairly decent selection of English books.  This is where I made a beeline to the back of the store to catch the lift.  (You can see where this is going to end right?)  I wandered all around the books just drinking in the heavenly scent of paper and ink and… book.  I must have devoured the shelves for a good half an hour before picking up some lovely selections.  There were plenty more I would love to have but I really didn’t want to explain why I overdrafted the bank account at Mayersche.  
So I walked away one happy mama with the following selections (soon to become Reading with Blogging Mama selections) :
  • The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton (author of the FANTASTIC book The House at Riverton)
  • Suffer the Little Children by Donna Leon (this is sort of a series with the same detective in each book set in Venice)
  • The Gun Seller by Hugh Laurie (yes that Hugh Laurie as in the one and only famous Dr. Gregory House, who knew he also wrote fiction books??)

We came home had lunch and then headed off for our walk at the park where we met up with Hubby (whose office is steps from the park) had a quick refresher and then back to finish up our walk.  It’s nearly time to go get Boo from school and after dinner we will head back to the park so Boo can continue to practice learning to ride his bike for his school class bike week which starts Monday.  You can be sure pictures and likely video of tonight’s events will be forth coming.

Happy Friday!

4 thoughts on “My Brief Trip to Köln

  1. simple answer – I have a list in the sidebar at the right of the books I’ve read and shared with the blog so far. Only two at the moment because I don’t want to overwhelm the blog (I am need to be a member of AA for book readers 🙂 Both were great reads. I have been thinking of introducing the next book and then allowing a couple weeks to pass before reviewing in case others want to read along at the same time.I’d start with Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum. It was very good.


  2. Oooohhhh the park! I love going to the park. And usually we would walk too, but I got a great bike and a kid trailer and have taken up biking again… lol. Too fun! So glad the weather is nice for you.


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