I lived in Oldenburg between 2004 and 2013 (with a year break in Sydney/Australia in 2008/2009). I got two of my uni degrees from the uni there and also undertook my teacher-training in the area. Over the years I lived in three different flats and saw the city grow from a sleepy students town to a rich (sometimes snobby), booming town. Altogether I loved Oldenburg even though it was a bit too small for me in the end. I longed to live in a bigger town again (return from Sydney to Oldenburg was a bit of a shock).
As you might know we moved to Dortmund last year (and love it here). Last weekend we drove up north to visit my parents, my grandparents and some friends. We ended up spending half a day in Oldenburg. The weather was lovely and thus we had a good stroll through the city. Some things changed, some things didn't. I thought I would become homesick but it didn't happen. I had a good time living in Oldenburg but now Dortmund is home! :-)
We had coffee and cakes in a lovely café and I even managed to do some crochet (testing Michelle's new pattern).
The weather was great, so we could walk through the town and marvel at the great old buildings.
We also visited my granny the next day and I finally got a picture of the wreath I made for her birthday! :-)