Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Heidelberg

I love Heidelberg.

Its only an hour's drive from Stuttgart but there's such a unique flair to this small town. It's like Europea / Germany compact in a small area. There's a castle on the hill. A river flowing through the town. A bridge from where you can see the castle. And of course a long shopping stretch where you can window shop / buy something if you please.

From the top of the hill, you get a bird's eye view of the entire town. This was where we spent one New Year's Eve. Being spell-bound by all the numerous fireworks that were set off at midnight. It was like watching a fairy tale come to life.

I was so impressed at the sight that I really thought my hubby would propose to me at the castle on top of the hill! Atlast, he "surprised" me by flying down to Singapore for a 4-day whirlwind trip to ask first my parents and then me for my hand in marriage. It was romantic too I suppose in that I never thought he would spent all that money on a plane ticket to propose. But it was mega unromantic in that I was in my jeans and T-shirt when he proposed over lunch (not even dinner) in some Café at Holland Village. Nothing like the Cinderella castle Heidelberg proposal that I was so sure I would have.

I joke by telling my friends that I got "shocked" into marriage.

View from the top of the hill
View of the castle from the bridge
Some beautiful houses that adorned the landscape
 My sweetie and I in our new clothes. Hubby got some clothes from Mexx and I'm so happy that he has another colour besides blue in his wardrobe! Purple is such an "in" colour these days. I got myself a floral long-sleeved blouse and denim skirt from Pimkie at half-price!
On top of the hill. On the right, you see part of the castle that was destroyed in the war.

It was quite a tiring 10-min brisk walk up the hill. But the good thing is that after lunch, you burn up some calories while walking. We usually have a routine. Reach Heidelberg in time for lunch, go for a walk up the hill, enjoy the scenery, walk some more, go down the hill, have some Starbucks coffee and cheesecake, before heading to the stores to window shop.

4 comments:

Beau Lotus said...

I love Heidelberg too.

And darling, try being "proposed to" in the kitchen. No, being told that we should get married.

No flowers, rings, niente.

You have been very fortunate.

Pris said...

Hey dear
You're so funny lah! Did you seriously get proposed to in the kitchen??? Were you cooking something so delicious that your hubby decided that he wanted to marry you so that you could spend the rest of your lives together??? **just wondering out loud**

Beau Lotus said...

I wasn't cooking at all - sorry to tame your romantic heart.

I was getting ready to tell him that I was going to leave him - because we were quarrelling alot.

Then he came back from a business trip, walked into the kitchen and told me that maybe I will calm down if we get married.

I was so surprised I didn't say yes or no. And I wasn't really convinced even when we got married, didn't tell my family about it till just a few weeks before we were to sign the papers. And you see we've been married nearly 10 years now.

Pris said...

Hey Serene!
Thanks for sharing! Wow! You had such a "happening" proposal! Very practical! Heehee.

Still, your marriage has been going strong for the past 10 years and for many to come! And with 3 kids too!

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