Visiting People’s Gardens on the Fringes of Berlin

On Monday, 10th September 2012, the day after our arrival in Berlin, we went to visit Daniel and Sakorn who was celebrating her birthday with a lot of her Thai friends. Daniel is a son of Peter’s sister Ilse. We traveled by public transport together with Ilse to the beautiful private garden where the birthday party took place. Later on the other son of Ilse, arrived with Susanne to join the party. I went to sleep on a garden lounge Daniel kindly provided for me. He also gave me a nice warm blanket. I was still badly effected by jet leg!

Some of the food Sakorn had cooked up for the Party bash. She always gets a lot of help by her women friends.
Some of the food Sakorn had cooked up for the Party bash. She always gets a lot of help by her women friends.

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Entrance to the Garden
Entrance to the Garden

Sakorn gave me boiled rice and freshly cooked vegies, wonderful vegies, for she knew I didn’t eat meat. She gave me also some excellently spiced sauce with my meal. And of course there was a selection of drinks available. They also offered Jägermeister, but I declined. I had the feeling that day that alcohol wouldn’t agree with me. Sakorn understood that I was still suffering from jet leg. She and Daniel fly just about every year for a visit to Thailand. We encouraged them to also come over to Australia next time they’re in Thailand. I think they might actually do this. That’s great. We love having visitors.

I’m coming now to Sunday, the 16th of September. On that day we were travelling by public transport to Borgsdorf visiting Ingrid and Erhard at their summer place. Ingrid is related to Peter’s family. Over the years we were always happy to visit Ingrid and Erhard whenever we happened to be in Berlin. On the phone Ingrid wanted to make sure we would come on Sunday. When I mentioned I still had a bit of a cold she said, not to worry, it was going to be a lovely, sunny day. I could just sit outside in the sun and this would do me good. I didn’t have to do anything. She was going to cook lunch for us, she said.

She did serve us a wonderful lunch. She loves to cook with healthy ingredients and lots of herbs and vegies from her garden. I really felt all right sitting in the autumn sun for hours and hours and being served a lovely meal and later on coffee and cakes. Before the coffee break we all went for a walk to the close by river. Borgsdorf is a very secluded little village. In people’s gardens we could see on their fruit trees hundreds of red apples. Sorry, no picture of the apples.

We saw this sign in Borgsdorf. It means you can go by bike all the way from Berlin to Denmark!
We saw this sign in Borgsdorf. It means you can go by bike all the way from Berlin to Denmark!
The S-Bahn (City Railway) took us to Borgsdorf.
The S-Bahn (City Railway) took us to Borgsdorf.

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Ingrid did grow these in her garden,
Ingrid did grow these in her garden,

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Boats come all the way from Poland to Berlin
Boats come all the way from Poland to Berlin

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This is what Ingrid served for afternoon coffee.
This is what Ingrid served for afternoon coffee.

13 thoughts on “Visiting People’s Gardens on the Fringes of Berlin

  1. I could return there straight away. You forgot to mention that Borgsdorf is in the former East-Germany and it was only with difficulties that one was able to get there. Since the wall came was twenty-four years ago and they are planning big celebrations in Berlin for next year.

    1. As Peter said in his comment, this place used to be in East-Germany (DDR). These people are wonderful. Even during DDR times, they’d always welcome us with open arms and shared with us whatever they could offer, which was lovingly and caringly presented. You should see the lunch Ingrid cooked up, Ian. So delicious! Unfortunately I have no picture of it.
      Did you notice the barges? A lot of them come all the way from Poland.
      On all the waterways you find also touristy excursions.

    1. Die Bilder sind eine gute Erinnerung. Es macht Spass sich so erinnern zu können. Wir haben diese Woche sehr viel Regen, liebe Gislinde. Weiter oben im Norden sind viele Küstengegenden total überflutet. Die armen Menschen die ihre Häuser verlassen mussten. In anderen Teilen von Australien brennt es immer noch ……
      Wünsche dir auch eine schöne Woche! Liebe Grüsse, Uta

  2. So good to catch a glimpse of this world….what I love most is your appreciation of all the good things in life, the hospitality of people, and the beauty in places.

  3. So, so many pictures! Such, such a life 🙂 Really enjoy coming by, Aunty Uta. You do the travelling that’s in my dreams. Best of all, you’ve worked so well for it; deserve it 🙂

    1. Oh, gee, I love your comments, dear Noeleen. I must say, Peter and I are truly blessed that we were able to do once more so much travelling. We are both at an advanced age, as you know. And we aren’t rich! We did it on a shoestring so to speak, just by careful budgeting. Wishing you and your precious son a very good weekend! Love, Aunty Uta.

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