To vary things up a little, our mid-month meeting will be slightly different this time, with the Coffee Club becoming mobile! This coming Sunday (12th September) we’ll be heading out for a gentle ramble from the main cemetery in Aeschach up to Oberrengersweiler, across to Schönbühl and back down. All in all it will take about an hour / hour and a half and it’s not going to be a race, but a nice stroll. We will be meeting at the cemetery car park, which is on Ludwig-Kick Strasse, opposite to the junction with Rennerle. There are plenty of car parking spaces there, as well as two nearby bus stops (Friedhof Aeschach or Rennerle, both bus route number 4). Meeting time will be 10am and we will be waiting for a maximum of five minutes before we start off, so please try to be punctual. Dogs are welcome, as well as kids, pushchairs, etc. There shouldn’t be any part of the walk which goes off road. Please feel free to bring something to drink or to snack on, although there is a good bakery (Bäckerei Hamma, formerly known as Café Wolfle) just across the road from the cemetery car park, so you can get something to eat or drink from there, either beforehand or when we’ve finished. They have some tables and chairs outside, so if anyone wants to linger a little longer, then there’s ample opportunity.

Our evening meeting this month will be taking place at a new venue for us: “Biero by Schmid & Hops”, which is a new micro-brewery on the island at In der Grub 36 (only a few steps from the Irish Pub). They not only brew their own beers but source their food produce from local, mostly organic, suppliers. Please see their website for more info ( We have tables booked for 7pm onwards on Friday, 24th September (the venue closes at 10pm). I look forward to seeing lots of you there! Don’t forget that there’s the 3G rule in place so you’ll need a negative test result if you’re not recovered or vaccinated.

A little tip, for anyone looking for a delicious Sunday brunch accompanied by great service, is the Minibar FN in Friedrichshafen (where we were at the end of July). Sam and Mike have a proper English breakfast on offer, as well as Avocado toast and even an Elvis breakfast! Open from 10am at Kleinebergstrasse 9, Friedrichshafen, and only a short walk from the Zeppelin museum / car ferry port. There’s also the street festival taking place this coming Sunday (12th) from 10am until 6pm, with live music, so if you’re in Friedrichshafen, then you know where to go! Phone 07541 955 6015 for more details.

I finally just want to let you know that our friend Nicole, at the Little Britain shop in Ravensburg (Rosenstr. 6, tel: 0751 3590 9999) has been getting some new supplies in, so as well as all the lovely food and drink on offer, she has an ever-growing selection of gift items and cards, all from the British Isles. If you need even more reason to head Nicole’s way, then you might be interested in the cider and beer-tasting that will be on offer as part of the Sunday shopping day in Ravensburg on Sunday (12th) from 1pm to 6pm. There’ll be a Scottish cider (Thistly Cross) and a Scottish beer (Harviestoun Old Engine Oil) both of which sound very interesting! See her Facebook page (little Britain Bodensee) or the website ( for more details.