The charming small town of Kempen is about 15km north of the town of Viersen in Germany, where my grandchildren live, between Dusseldorf and the Dutch border. One of its delights is the Ring cafe.

The only problem with the place is the difficulty of making a choice from the multitude of delicious tarts and tortes. On my recent weekend trip to Germany, for my grandchildren’s birthdays, I chose gooseberry and meringue tart – delicious. They have great coffee and a wide choice of teas too, but this time I chose a refreshing glass of Sekt.

Gooseberry and meringue tart with a glass of Sekt

"I'll have that one"

“I’ll have that one”

Being a girl, I chose the pink one

Being a girl, I chose the pink one

The charming little town of Kempen - a model of it that is, to be found in the town centre

The charming little town of Kempen – a model of it that is, to be found in the town centre

If you’d like to see some other delights of the area, my grandchildren, you’ll find pictures from their birthday parties, during the same weekend, on my film photo blog – grumpytykepix. If you’re a photographer, you might like to know that the pictures in the Ring cafe above were taken with a classic Olympus OM20 camera and Zuiko 28mm f/2.8 lens, on Fuji Superia 200 film. The model of the town was shot with a Vivitar Ultra Wide & Slim, also loaded with Superia 200.

This is the first post I’ve been able to make on this blog for quite a time. Worse, I’ve got scores of email notifications of new posts from those I follow yet to read. I’ll catch up, eventually.

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