Life doesn’t always go as planned. Just when we thought we were getting on top of our plans to leave, we learnt that Lotte’s Grandma (Oma) has taken ill after a fall. It’s now quite serious — she was admitted to hospital yesterday and had another fall today. Of course Lotte needs to be there for her Oma and really all we can do at the moment is think about how it would be possible for her to do that. We’re now contemplating leaving just after Christmas, and Lotte may even have to go sooner if worst comes to worst. We just hope we get some better news soon.