This summer we were able to spend some time in Germany. We were happy to see our families and a lot of our friends. We also spent some days to go on vacation with our parents. First we went to Lago Maggiore (North Italy) with Joe’s parents. At the end of our time in Germany we went with Simone’s parents to Tyrol in Austria. We all enjoyed the time with our (grand-)parents a lot. In Germany Joe also was working on his dissertation. He also met up with his doctor father in London to discuss his progress over the last year.