Yes, this is correct. Patty does live in Lausen. I never really "got involved" in Patty's love life - I never paid much attention to it, because I don't really care who she's going out with, and I certainly wouldn't ask her about it, so I don't really know much about Hofmann. But I have met him before (although I have no idea if he speaks English, because he only spoke German when I saw him). I wonder why Patty's parents dislike the guy so much though. I mean OK, the age difference I can see, but ten years these days isn't really a problem. I mean my best friends parents are 15 years apart in age! i also hope that Patty can sort everything out with her family. I had no idea that things were so bad on that front. I mean I know they were so glad when Patty split with Harnecker, but I didn't realise they felt the same way about her being with Hofmann as they did about Harnecker! Methinks some support for Patty would be nice about now!Goran said:Yes, Hofmann is a detective. He was the German detective who helped arrest Harnecker when there was all that drama about the cult etc that they said that Harnecker was involved in etc. Patty got involved with him straight after that so they have been together for three years and have been engaged since December 2001. Her parents also didn't like the fact that he is ten years older then her and they just don't seem to like him and can't accept the fact that Patty is living with him. From what I have read Patty and Rainer live in Lausen in a apartment only 22 km away from Patty's parents in Bottmingen and that is why they want to go to Mallorca to get away from them. Hofmann said that the have been planning to move to Mallorca for months but now it is actually happening.
This is all making headlines in Switzerland and I only hope that Patty can sort something out with her folks even if she does decide to stay with Hofmann.
btw, thanks so much for the info Goran!