Brendan's cousin Heidi came to pick Tante Elfi up and bring her back to visit relatives in the Collingwood area. She apparently stayed in our house for a summer thirty years ago, and we were able to put her up in her old room (now the red room). Elizabeth and Matthew were thrilled to have a visitor, even though she didn't stay long enough to suit our rather sociable kids. They were especially excited because of her name - we recently read "Heidi" and even though I explained it was not the same person they were quite giddy with anticipation. After her visit they have decided that all Heidis must be "nice nice" as Matthew puts it.
We very much enjoyed her visit and hope that it isn't another thirty years before we meet again!