We got to Brian and Heike’s on Monday evening, then went for breakfast the next morning in their home village. The cafe is called Cafe Schnittchen and has only been open since March, but due to the excellent service they’re always busy now.
The breakfast was awesome! Bread, cheeses, hams, salads, scrambled eggs, coffee, orange juice and lots of condiments.
After a massive breakfast we hired some bikes and went for a cycle ride on the Luneburger heathland. Dean and I were mightily embarrassed as we were out of breath going up some hills, but Heike who has had to endure chemotherapy over the last six months was well ahead of us! She thinks she is seriously unfit but she is amazing.
The weather wasn’t too kind to us though and we ended up a bit wet. The bikes were good but as we were off road they felt like bone shakers, and having a bad back it wasn’t such a good idea. I took drugs when we came back and so far so good…
Supper was at the same restaurant that Brian and Heike got married, three years to the day! The food was absolutely amazing, with the autumn menus on offer now. We all had soup to start and I’ve never tasted tomato soup so good.
The restaurant is called Bargfredenhus (http://www.bargfredenhus.de/index.html) and serves traditional German food. We had deer, and steak with cranberries, peaches, grapes and an abundance of other fruits. The food was out of this world and the staff were very friendly. After dinner we came home and Heike tasted her first glass of alcohol (champagne and only the best) for eight months.
It was a brilliant evening in the company of my lovely brother and his beautiful wife who have both been through the mill lately (and of course the gorgeous Dean), and it was lovely to just have a chat and a laugh about nothing.