|An iconic image - the Berlin Wall after the fall of the wall in 1989|
Today, 3rd October is German reunification day. And this year is the 25th anniversary of when the two parts of the country became one. It's not actually the day the wall came down - that was some 11 months earlier. Can you remember what you were doing that day? We were playing at a small gig in Strangford - I remember stopping playing and watching the TV - it was such an emotional event.
So today was a national holiday here in Germany and like every other country in the world, when there is a big holiday, what do people do? They head out onto the motorway to go somewhere! We were driving from Bonn to Kiel today - a journey that should have taken us about 5 hours maximum, but which ended up taking nearly 9 hours! Every car in the north of Germany seemed to have been on the road. Plus there were roadworks the whole way... Aaarrgh - why couldn't they just stay at home and watch the tele.
Anyway I just wanted to mark this day. And I am half in jest - we got to where we were going - had two lovely gigs on either side of the journey, enjoyed the sunshine and are safely tucked up in our hotel before tomorrow's journey.
Let us know where you were back then - do you remember it?