An overseas trip is enjoyable at all times of the year, but spring in Europe is special.
At the last meeting of the German speaking group Kaffee und Kuchen, Dr Peter Mickan spoke of the delights of Germany.
Spring time in Germany means cherries and asparagus, which is reflected throughout the season in the menus of every restaurant.
While Dr Mickan enjoyed the food, he noticed too in his stay in Dresden and neighbouring Meissen the interest in politics and environmental matters.
Germany has many independent newspapers and magazines with people employed to check the accuracy of the stories.
Even the young are active.
Friday is the day of protest for the children and youth.
The movement 'Fridays for a Future' finds children protesting against lack of action on climate change in squares and parks each week.
The next Kaffee und Kuchen meeting will be held on Monday, July 29 at the Langmeil Centre, 7 Maria Street, Tanunda.
The regular 1pm meeting will be preceded by a luncheon, prepared by chef Reto Gasser, at 11.30am.
Those wishing to attend should contact Reto by phone or preferably text, 0466 430 803, by Monday, July 22.
Cost for the meal and afternoon tea is $25 per person.