It’s the final hours of this year’s carnival and maybe you had a chance to join in the festivities somewhere around the world (apparently they even have a pet carnival in Rio)? I was wondering if some of our Stammtisch members fancy doing something for Fasching 2012? This could be activities with local schools or even a carnival ball with lots of fancy dress. It would be interesting to see if there’s some interest in this. Or maybe we’ll just join in the UK traditions and have some pancake instead? To give you 2012 Fasching dates, their will be ‘Weiberfastnacht’ on 16 February, ‘Rosenmontag’ is 20 February and finally Faschingsdienstag on 21 February. And maybe it’s not a good idea to tell the kids that in Germany the women cut off men’s ties….
We’ve already had quite a number of acceptances for our next Stammtisch on Monday, 21 March at the Mansion House in Jesmond. Please let me know by latest Thursday, 17 March if you’ll join us to make sure we have enough food for all. David Faulkner, the leader of Newcastle City Council, will talk about the Ruhr Capital of Culture from 6.30pm onwards, followed by our usual informal get-together and German Linseneintopf mit Bockwurst at £7.95 per person.
The other dates for your diary are Tuesday, 10 May for the Liebherr factory visit in Sunderland followed by Schnitzel & Bier Dinner and Tuesday, 21 June back at the Mansion House for an evening all about wine.