Bzzzzz, Jyväskylä, Finland


Posted Apr 13, 2012, 8:03 pm

My name is Bzzzzz. I'm a small bee.

I like every beautiful things, and everything what smells good. I like flowers and beautiful insects like butterflies. I want to fly everywhere and see nature and beautiful other places, I want to do different things and learn new things.

I would be happy to start my very first travel. If you would like to be my host, just send a message to my mommy mmm105, please. Thank you!



Posted Apr 14, 2012, 7:11 am
Hello! Terve! Moi! Hei!

I was walking outside, and right now I want to show some places of my hometown Jyväskylä.

This is the street, where the most of the shops located. We call this strees as kävelykatu. It's like a main street of this city, and there's no aloud to drive a car.

There's a long stairs. These stairs are in a place called Harju. It's like a small hill just next to city center. Just take a look down, and you will see some part of the city center of Jyväskylä.

This building is one of the evangelical lutheran church in Jyväskylä.

...And there I am, sitting with ToyVoyagers friends on the stairs of that church.

There's Sylvia, Tokki, Sweetheart-, Krok Little, Mo, Ape Apina, me, Porridge, Amie and Niiskuneiti.


Posted Apr 14, 2012, 8:41 am
This is the story how I have been found.

Mommy has many ToyVoyagers with her, and she was thinking it would be nice if all can meet other ToyVoyagers, too. So, together with her friend Reissari, they planned
a ToyVoyager meeting!
They decided to meet with all they travelling toy friens in the Natural History Museum of Central Finland...

The Natural History Museum's website (click) tells that "The Natural History Section serves as a preservation unit for natural scientific research, and displays environmental subjects and research material. It takes care of the living plants of the botanical garden on the campus. It also receives wild animals found dead and prepares scientific samples of them. The section has a collection of over 250 000 samples, the most numerous being invertebrates, plants and moss."

...And there I was, inside the museum's shop. Mommy saw me there, and she wanted to give me a nice and better life, so she decided to adopt me. Love you, mommy!

That day was my first day of my new life. And that day was WONDERFUL! I met many other ToyVoyagers, and we all became friends. How nice is that! :)

Here we are... all sitting together in front of the big sized bear.

Let me show you, where this country is. Finland located on the north side of the Earth, in scandinavia.

It might look funny to be on the planet Earth ball, because others came on it, too.

I really like this place! I like to fly and see beautiful nature.

...and some flowers.

Bees and flowers, hih.


Posted Apr 14, 2012, 8:42 am

After visiting the Natural History Museum of Central Finland, I was really hungry. So, we all went to eat something at the restaurant named Food. It was nice place.

Here we are, waiting to have something to eat.

They served ice water in these huge things. We had to climb on each other to get a chance to drink it.

Here we all are eating some nachos, mmmmmmmm, yummy!  :p



Posted Apr 15, 2012, 4:38 pm

Yesterday I was in ToyVoyagers meeting (as you already knew), but guess what I did today?

I was in a postcrossing meeting!  :D

The meeting was in the café named Wilhelmiina, in Jyväskylä city center.

Mmmmmmmm, I tasted a piece of cheece cake and hot chocolate.
Delicious!  :p

Look how many postcards!!!  :o

Other ToyVoyagers were there, too. :)

And then it's time to mail all those postcards. We went to the local post office. Post office is posti in Finnish.

Behind us there's a Hockeybird flyers. The charachter Hockeybird is the official mascot of ice hockey World Championships in this year.



Posted Apr 15, 2012, 6:02 pm
:D TVs are eating TVs and watching TV, and there's a picture in TV where are TVs eating TVs and watching TV.  :D

There's Ape Apina, Bzzzzz, Porridge, Niiskuneiti, Mo, Sylvia, Tokki and Amie.


Posted Apr 16, 2012, 11:07 am
It's time to say goodbye to mommy and all my friends here, because I start my very first journey today. I will go to Austria! :)

I said goodbye to mommy's cat...

...and to all ToyVoyagers.

They all gave me a goodbye hugs.



Ape Apina





And then it's time to go inside my envelope.

Bye bye, mommy! Bye bye Finland!

See you soon!

Posted Apr 16, 2012, 12:02 pm
Oooooh, it's so dark here! I can't see anything...

Just hope my travelling time inside this envelope is short.

Posted Apr 26, 2012, 8:14 pm
Hey mummy,

I arrived safely here at Karins place. She welcomed me with a big hug.

Karin and her boyfriend live with Karins parents in a big house. Karin and Jimmy have their own flat on the first floor.
They have many pets. Karin promised me that we will take photos with them soon.

Today Karin showed me the ToyVoyager room. The room is really cool and comfortable.

bye mum

Posted Apr 26, 2012, 8:20 pm

Today Karin and I went shopping.
I helped her putting all the things in the car.

Posted Apr 26, 2012, 8:30 pm
HEy mum,

Today Karin took me to the garden. We made a lot of photos. There were such beautiful flowers.... you cant imagine mummy.
I lay in the green gras for a really long time because the sun was shining sooo bright and warm.

Love you

Posted May 4, 2012, 10:28 am
Hey mummy.

Today was such a beautiful day, you can`t imagine.
Karin her family and I walked around in the "Schlosspark Laxenburg". The sun was shining the birds were singing and the flowers smelled good.
It was really hot but I liked it. There are many stone bridges because
in the park theres a lake where you can cruise around with little electro boats. Unfortunately there were so many people who wanted to get a boat that we thought its better just watch them cruising around. Instead we drove with a ferry.

Afterwards we went to a "Heurigen". The food was good there. I was allowed to taste the food from the whole family. mmmhhhm  :cyclops:


Posted May 22, 2012, 4:43 pm
HEy mummy.

Today Bullseye (a TV from America) and I played in the garden. It was such a beautiful weather.
We had much fun.


Posted May 22, 2012, 4:55 pm

Today we went to a good ice cream shop. This shop is in a city near Wiener Neustadt. Its called Neunkirchen. We drove by car.

The ice cream tasted delicious. Some people looked strange at me. I think the thought that I couldnt eat all the ice cream. .. but mummy i finished.

Posted May 22, 2012, 5:02 pm
hello mummy,

Today Karin, bullseye and I went to the city museum in Wiener Neustadt. We saw a lot of interesting things.

Posted May 22, 2012, 5:11 pm

today we were at a barbecue by Karins cousine.

There was a play area. Bullseye and I had a lot of fun.

Posted Jun 24, 2012, 5:41 pm
Hi Mummy,
I arrived at my new host's home! She had to pick me up at the post office, I had to wait there for one day.

My new host Katja and some ToyVoyagers gave me a warm welcome. My new friends are Lorca, Orkku Orava, Alberto and Leopoldi.

I had a yummy breakfast with tons of honey!

I had a look at the fridge than, there I found many souvirs from Katja's own ToyVoyagers - magnets and postcards.

Katja suggested that we could take a walk, that sounds great!



Posted Jun 25, 2012, 8:02 pm
After finishing breakfast we took a walk in the forest. We started our trip in a rural district in the West of the municipal area.

We walked in the valley along river Wupper. You could cross it here.

We saw foxglove in the forest, lovely flowers, but extremely poisonous.

We took a group photo on this cartwheel.

We reached the historical district Unterburg in the neighbour city Solingen. This church was built in late 17th century.

I saw lovely half-timbered houses here. Katja told me that those house are traditional houses, mostly built in late 19th century. They often have green shutters and a green front door.

This creek is flowing into river Wupper here.

This statue is showing a "Kiepenkerl", hard working men who carried all sorts of goods through the rangy landscape in their panniers.

Have a look at this beautiful house!

We still followed river Wupper until we reached this bridge. We crossed the river here and walked back on the other bank.

In the meantime a medieval castle came into sight, Schloss Burg. Unfortunatelay we did not come close enough for a better photo.

Our path led us uphill for some time, in the valley you can see Unterburg.

Here we saw more lovely houses with narrow lanes.

It started to rain than, so we all disappeared into Katja's bag  while she and her friend became wet, we still had to walk back to the car for an hour :)


Posted Jul 1, 2012, 8:41 pm
Hi Mummy,

we went to a DIY-store today, we had to look for wall paint and other thngs. My host is going to move to another apartment next month and she wants to paint the walls..

We went there in Katja's lunch break. Because the weather was really great, we took a walk to the DIY-store through the city centre. First Katja showed us the entrance area of the shopping mall, Allee-Center. There is a large fountain in front of it.

When we reached the end of the shopping street Katja showed us another fountain, a very colorful one with funny water games.

Oh dear, this area does not look so nice ... Katja told me that DIY-stores often were situated on industrial estates and those often do not look to nice.

Here we looked for wall paint.

On our way back we came along the station area, it was built about three years ago, a bridge for pedestrians was opened last year.

This is the new bridge. Cyclists and pedestrias can now reach the city centre much faster than before when they had to cross severeal streets to get there.

On our way back to the office we bought a few things for lunch, we were starving!


Posted Jul 1, 2012, 8:46 pm
Hi Mummy,

today we started to paint the walls in Katja's new apartement.

After protecting the edge of the ceiling and the  washboards we started to paint her favourite colour in the bedroom.

We even managed to paint the wall without getting terribly dirty :D

That's all for today, a load of work was waiting for us!


Posted Jul 1, 2012, 9:12 pm
Hi Mummy,
today there was only time for a rather short walk in the city. First I'll show you the water tower behind the city hall.

We walked behind the shopping mall.

I found another flower here (although most people would call it a pest plant, for me it is a FLOWER), a thistle, even with a ladybird sitting on it.

Here you can see the central bus station.

From a bridge we had a good look at a region called "Hohenhagen", a housing area close to a large woodland area. Katja told us that she likes to take walks there.


Posted Jul 5, 2012, 9:31 pm
Hi Mummy,
at the moment we are doing nothing but paining the walls in my host's new apartment. We were not sure how to paint the kitchen walls. We already painted the upper parts of the walls with an off-white color. We tried to make Katja's favourite color.

Some cream-white color, a bit blue color and t......oise color....

Guess what is her favourite color - we mixed it perfectly!


Posted Jul 24, 2012, 3:27 pm
Hi Mummy,
we moved to my host's new apartement last Saturday. There isn't everything ready yet, tools and machines everywhere.

After two stressful weeks with horrible weather I'm going to come home in a few days.


Posted Jul 27, 2012, 8:17 am
Hei! Hello!

I came back home today! It's so nice to be at home again.
Mommy said she has missed me, oooh! <3

Now I have lots of talk about to mom and to Kurnau and others about all my adventures in Austria and Germany... :)


Posted Jul 30, 2012, 7:05 pm
Hei! Hello!

Today we all toys watched the Opening Seremony of the Olympic Games from TV.
It was a cool show!  B)


Posted Aug 3, 2012, 7:12 pm

I visited in a new place today: Korpilahti. It's located very near of Jyväskylä.

I was there with mommy in a postcrossing meeting. I had such a great time in the meeting, and I met new ToyVoyagers there!
Another host (Fendi) was there, too, and offcourse with all her toys and toy-guests (PieksiHH, Nils and Kitsune).

We all toys have really fun time together! :D
When mom and other humans there wrote postcards,
we toys were eating their snacks, hih.

After eating we got thirsty, so we made coffee.

And then we played hide and seek! But it didn't go so well,
because the most of us was hiding under the glass.

Here are only some of the postcards what postcrossers wrote.

And here we toys are helping to mail those postcards. :)

It was really fun to join in the meeting!  B)

After the meeting we all toys visited in the harbour of Korpilahti.

There happened really fun thing! hih!  :D  :D
We others had sooooo fun time, when Kurnau gave an interview to the ice cream!!!  :D

Then some wild ducks came to swim in the harbour!

And wwe found this little (and weird) fountain there. And the car behind it looks cool, isn't it?  B)

This building is quite unique looking, I think.

And there are we toys, with mom. ;)

Then we found a playground, and we had some great time there!!!
Look, we are sailing! :D

And offcourse we climbed! :)

It was really fun day!!! :)


Posted Aug 3, 2012, 7:14 pm

Today morning one of us left, but in the afternoon we got more company again because a new toy arrived.

Totoro. left here today. He goes to USA to his new host.
We said goodbye to him, and wished a safe and confortable journey.

And then the new toy Cody Otter beaver arrived here. He told very interesting stories about his travels. He has a travel memories notebook with him, and he showed it to us. It was nice!


Posted Aug 9, 2012, 9:48 pm
Hei! Hello!

I'm so exited, because I heard I will take part in RR for ToyVoyagers!
And mommy said I will start travelling very soon. It's so great! :)
But before leaving here I wanted to go outside and see the sunset. It was beautiful.


Posted Aug 15, 2012, 8:53 am
Hei! Hello!

Today is the day I start travelling again. I'm going to join in Long time RR, and I will go to visit Germany first.
I'm so exited about it. :)

Mommy gave me one guide for my journey: "Nauti jokaisesta hetkestä!" which means "Enjoy every moment!". I'm going to keep that guide in my mind. :)

Everyone here said goodbye to me, and they wished me to have great journey. I'm going to miss them, but in the same time I'm really exited to see new places in World.

Well, Germany, be ready, I'm coming!!!


Posted Aug 22, 2012, 5:29 pm
Hello Mum.

Today I arrived at Bochum. I was so excited to see, who will be there to welcome me.

Then my envelope was opened and the first thing I could see was a friendly face looking at me. Then I could see that it was a little hedgehog. His name is Knöpfchen and he will also take part in our long time RR.

Then I saw all the other TVs who waited to welcome me. There were Hase (Germany), Purple Tentacle (Germany), Sterni (Germany), Little Dragon (Germany), Zeitgeist (Germany) and Snowball the stay at home TV from my new host mum Shilo.
We talked a while over our adventures; it was cool to hear so many new stories.

Then I showed the others the things I had brought with me. Snowball was very happy when I gave her the postcard. She told me that she is collecting the postcards from all around the world, which the visiting TVs were bringing with them.

After that the others hugged me to welcome me warmly. It was so really nice.

Then we went into the kitchen and took out a cool ice cream. Purple helped Little to cut the ice into pieces. Can you see the small butterfly’s on it?

The ice cream was very yummy.

I think I will have a great time here in Bochum together with all the other TVs.

See you
Your Bzzzzz

Posted Aug 22, 2012, 7:48 pm
Good afternoon Mum.

Today is the famous Festival of Lights in Dortmund in the Westfahlenpark.
When we arrived in the park, we searched for the right place for our picnic and the firework in the evening. It was a great picnic and we had a lot of delicious foods.

After this great meal we had some time before the firework starts, so we were walking around the park. We saw a lot of cool lambs and pictures that were made out of lights.

I also found a lot of beautiful flowers everywhere. It was like a small paradise here.

This is the Florian television tower; he is the famous emblem of Dortmund.

Than at half past ten it was time for the firework. It was really amazing. Sometimes I had the feeling like the whole sky was full with lights.

We had a really great day in the Westfahlenpark today.

Posted Aug 23, 2012, 9:48 pm
Hello Mum.

Today we had to say goodbye to Knöpfchen. He is starting the long time RR today and because of this he is traveling to nuriayasmin today. I wish him a save journey and that he will experience great adventures on the RR.
I hope we will meet again one day and that we will have the chance to spend more time together.
We all hugged him before he went into his envelope.

Goodbye Knöpfchen

Posted Sep 4, 2012, 5:29 pm
Hi Mum.

Today Zeitgeist and Little Dragon were leaving. It was sad to say goodbye to them after such a short time. I hope they will experience a lot of cool adventures in the future.

Before they left we took a last group picture together.

We hugged them and wished them a save trip. I hope I get the chance to meet the two again one day, so we could spend more time together.

Then it was time to say goodbye. Little and Zeitgeist packed their presents for their parents and left.

Bye bye you two. I will miss you.

Posted Sep 13, 2012, 8:47 pm
Hello Mum.

Today was a special day. We went to Mandrara a good friend from my host mum Shilo. There we met the family from Little Dragon, his parents Imodra Dragon and Feru Dragon and Thorin Dragon his elder brother. We also met a lot of other TVs Rosalind, Karlos, Drashuven and BineHH.

And do you know who was there too? I was very surprised when I saw Suomi-girl, but it was a wonderful surprise. I was so happy to see her and to talk about home.

Then it was time to eat something. I had a typical German fast food, curry sausage with fries.

It was a great evening.
Love you mum
Your Bzzzzz

Posted Sep 14, 2012, 8:06 pm
Good morning Mum.

Today was very cool, because we visited an amusement park called Phantasialand. We stood up very early this morning so we could enter the park right after the opening. Because of that we had a lot of time to have fun on the attractions.

I love this chairoplane. While I was riding on it I thought my feed could get wet because of the water fountains :)

Here I want to show you Talocan. I got very dizzy after this ride.

This is a part of the River Quest water ride. The scariest part of the ride is the giant fall into the deep ground.

Here you can see the Colorado rollercoaster

After a while we had a break and I shared these yummy strawberries with Hase.

I really like this old car.

In addition to all the funny rides I saw a lot of interesting decorations.

Don’t you think this house is looking like a head?

Before we went home we watched this artistic show in Chinatown. It was a very cool show and the perfect end for a great day.

Posted Sep 15, 2012, 9:38 pm
Hello Mum.

This was a very special Weekend. We visited good friends from my host parents in the Saarland, because Shilos godson will be baptized this Sunday. It was very special for me to be here, because I saw so many different baptize traditions.
The Saarland is next to France and because of this they had a special baptize tradition which comes from France. The godmothers and godfathers of the child pack “Gutzien”, little backs with sweets. After the baptism they were a present for all the kids, the family and friends so they welcome the child as a part of their community.

Here we are shopping the sweets for the “Gutzien”. The sweets look so yummy.

After our shopping trip it was time to pack the backs. First all the sweets were mixed together in a big laundry basket. Who wants to swim in gold, swimming in sweets is much cooler. :)

Then we helped Shilo to fill the bags. At the end we had packed 50 “Gutzien” and the best is that we have our own “Gutzien”.

This is the christening robe. It is hands made and in family property since generations and a lot of kids were baptized in this robe.

Then we had some free time, so we took the chance and played around in the garden.

Another tradition for the baptism is that an apple tree was planted. So one of the godfathers brought one with him and we planted it in the garden.  It wasn’t easy but it made a lot of fun. I wonder how the apples will taste one day.

After the baptism we were helping to decorate the tables for the coffee and cake.

Shilo gave the baby a baptism bracelet. It is another tradition here in Germany. Unfortunately we forgot to take a picture with it.
It was a special weekend for me and I had a lot of fun.

Love you mum
Your Bzzzzz

Posted Sep 16, 2012, 8:20 pm
Hello Mum.

Today arrived a new envelope. I was so pry to see who was inside. The others allowed me to open the envelope.

Out of the envelope came a little Rat. His name is Mr. Stanley. We all hugged him to welcome him here in Bochum.

Stanley told us about his adventures. It was great to hear new stories.

Then he showed us the postcard he had brought with him.

In the evening we played some board games. The first game we played was “Heimlich & Co.”. In this game you should hide from the others which figure color is yours to win the game.

The next game we played was “DonPeperoni”. In this game you want to become the mayor of a small town. To become the mayor you could win votes by giving the people money. It was a very funny game.

The last game we played this evening was “Bezzerwizzer”. It is a quiz game, where you had to answer questions. Some questions were easy but others were extremely hard to answer.

Posted Sep 17, 2012, 6:10 pm
Hello Mum.

Today Snowball took us into the cinema. We planned to watch “the expendables 2”. Look Mum I’ve got my own Ticket.

While we were waiting for the movie we were watching around the cinema.  On this big screen we could watch movie trailer.

Look we have found a giant movie display from the film.

Then it was time for the movie. We all charred a seat together, while we were watching the movie.

Oh it’s getting dark. I am so excited to see the movie.

The movie was really great and I had a lot of fun watching it. And mum I can tell you that I love the cinema.

Posted Sep 23, 2012, 3:11 pm
Good morning Mum.

Today we drove to Hagen, were we are visiting the open-air museum. This museum is really cool because it is the only open-air museum in Europe which shows only the history of craft and technology. It shows moments of the history of the Westphalia craft and technology from the end of the 18. to the 20. Centaury.

We saw a lot of different old smithies. They were really impressive especially this giant one.

Mum have you ever seen the many different wigs? It was cool to see the work of the wigmaker.

When you stand here you’ve got the feeling like you were standing in the middle of an old German village.

Oh look mum I have found a bee hotel. I really like this hotel, but I think I am too big to live in it.

And inside one of the houses I’ve found a lot of different bee hives.

Here you can see the room of the shoemaker.

In one of the houses we found a scale. We were playing and looking who weighs more. I am heavier than Mr. Stanley.

Here we saw how clogs were made.

Then it was time for us to go home again. Goodbye open-air museum.

This was another funny day. I hope you have fun too mum.
Miss you mum
your Bzzzzz

Posted Sep 23, 2012, 6:56 pm
Hello Mum.

Today was a lazy day, so we decided to go to the playground. On the way to the playground we walked through the garden plot which is behind the house from host mum. Behind this garage we could see the house.

Garden plots were typical German and also the garden gnomes which we could see in some gardens. It was really nice to walk this way.

At the end of the Garden plot we arrived at the playground. We had a lot of fun playing there.

Posted Oct 11, 2012, 8:16 pm
Hello Mum.

Today Snowball showed us around the Bochumer City. It was cool to walk around there. We saw this old statue which is a memorial of Fritz Kortebusch the last cowherd in Bochum, who had done this job from 1850 till 1870.

Near the memorial we saw this interesting art sculptures. Unfortunately the battery of Shilos cam was empty so we couldn’t take more pictures of the city.

When we were back at home we had to say goodbye to Hase. She will travel to Berlin and visit Orangesunshine there.  Before she left we hugged her and wished her a save trip and a lot of great adventures on her way.
I will miss her because we became good friends the time we spend together.

Goodbye Hase.

Posted Oct 11, 2012, 9:02 pm
Hello Mum.

Today was very funny because Snowball took us to a bowling Centre. She told us how to play. She said that we had to throw one of the bowling balls onto the pins, so that they fall down. I played with the pink ball from Shilo. The ball is so extremely huge and heavy that it wasn’t easy to roll it. But I made it and I had a lot of fun. I throw a strike but I forgot to take a picture of it because we were celebrating it. :)

Posted Oct 25, 2012, 9:59 pm
Hello Mum.

Today we drove to Essen and visited the Phänomania. It’s an exhibition we could learn something about our senses and the law of nature.
This wheel is very cool. When I was spinning it, it went up and when it stood still it went down.

Look I found an old Asian music instrument with Snowball

When I beat this drum the bang blows out the candles at the end of this tunnel.

Mum what do you think which one of this monsters is bigger? *g*

In this vase were different things which we could feel with our hands and guess what it is.

It was very funny to play with these balls and watch them moving

In these bottles we could smell a lot of different aromas. I was very good in it, but some of the aromas don’t smell good.

Here we were exploring a cool tactually pathway.

Mum I’ve learned a lot about light today. Can you see the different colors of the shadows behind us? We made them with different lights in green, blue, red and yellow.

Outside the exhibition we could play around before we went back home. It was a very funny and interesting day for me.

Love you Mum,
Your Bzzzzz

Posted Nov 5, 2012, 8:32 pm
Hello Mum.

Today we were visiting Mandrara a friend from host mum. We planned to play a game together with the TVs who were staying with Mandrara.  And I had the chance to meet Suomi-girl again, I was so happy to see her.
We decided to play Descent, in this game we had to defeat monsters in a dungeon.
At the start the dungeon was very small, but with every door we opened it got bigger and bigger and we found more monsters. We got special weapons or magical spells to attack the monsters. A while it looks very good and we seemed to win the game, but in the end the monsters were to strong and we lost. But this is ok because we had a lot of fun together.

Posted Nov 20, 2012, 4:52 pm
Hello Mum.

This weekend is very special, because we were visiting the SPIEL '12 with COMIC ACTION - the world's biggest consumer fair for gaming. There we have the opportunity to see and test games from all around the world and for that we have four days. *g*

I am so happy because we are finally in Essen and behind me you could see the entrance.

Wow, here were so many people.

Look mum; I want to show you some of the games that we played here. We played River Dragon, Zug um Zug, Las Vegas and Fire Station. They were all very funny.

Purple Tentacle found a very special game, it is called Tentacle Bento. I think you could imagine why he loved this game *g*

Additional to all this cool games that we saw here, we also saw a lot of other interesting and funny things here.

On the last day of the exhibition we found a special new friend. Maybe you know our friend ;)

One of the best things on the exhibition was the stand from Dungeons & Dragons. They were very friends to us and so we could play with their miniatures.

Mum this was a really great weekend and I had a lot of fun.

Posted Nov 20, 2012, 7:49 pm
Hello Mum.

Today we were preparing a Halloween dinner. We made scary looking chicken wings and croquettes. They were looking like ghosts and pumpkins. I love Halloween.

Posted Dec 11, 2012, 5:32 am
Bzzzzz arrived in Iola, KS today!

Posted Dec 11, 2012, 8:46 pm
Hello Mum.

I am really sorry that I haven’t written for such a long time, but Shilo was very busy the last weeks so that we were only sitting around. But today she told me, that I will travel on to my new Host. I am very excited to meet new TVs.
But before I left I packed a package just for you mum.

And after that it was time to say goodbye to my new friends. I became a little bit sad to leave them, but I am sure that I will meet them again one day. Before I jumped into my envelope the others hugged me and wished me a save trip.

Goodbye everybody and hello new adventures.

Posted Dec 16, 2012, 8:41 pm
We got to watch the Iola Middle School winter concert... strings, choir, band, and jazz band! The kids were fantastic, and it made my heart dance!  :D

Posted Dec 17, 2012, 4:05 am
The Classique Dance Studio Christmas party was wonderful! We got to see the little dancers, and take part in an indoor "snowball" fight!

Posted Dec 20, 2012, 5:37 am
We spent some time in the waiting room at Legend's Drive Dental today, while the host family all had their check ups!

Posted Dec 21, 2012, 2:23 am
After a long day, dinner at CeCe's Pizza was delicious! :)

Posted Dec 22, 2012, 4:44 am
Today was the first snow of winter! There wasn't much snow, but it sure was cold and gray!

Posted Dec 23, 2012, 1:21 am
Host mom made a super cute outfit for her youngest daughter, who loves bright, sunshiny colors!

Posted Dec 23, 2012, 2:57 am
Today we enjoyed a potluck at the SDA church! :)

Posted Dec 25, 2012, 4:44 am
We went Christmas caroling with friends from church, then enjoyed a super hot bonfire afterward! Everyone was trying to roast marshmallows but it was so hot that it was hard to get close enough to get them cooked! Perfect for a cold winter's night!

Posted Dec 26, 2012, 4:56 am
We enjoyed watching the host family celebrate Christmas! :) Merry Christmas to all! :)

Posted Dec 29, 2012, 6:57 pm
The host family had an invasion of blob plushies, so we got to visit with them! (The oldest daughter had made them for presents- aren't they cute?!).

Posted Dec 29, 2012, 11:59 pm
Host mom has been having fun with fleece... she made her littlest daughter this pretty coat!

Posted Dec 31, 2012, 5:34 am
Bzzzzz made some tiny little friends today!

Posted Jan 2, 2013, 4:49 am
The new year greeted us with a light dusting of snow. There wasn't quite enough for a snowman, so we settled for a snow lump!

Posted Jan 3, 2013, 3:34 am
Mmmm, yummy! French toast for dinner!

Posted Jan 7, 2013, 4:24 am
One of the kids was sick with an ear infection, so we got to explore the doctor's office!

Posted Jan 7, 2013, 1:34 pm
We enjoyed another Sabbath potluck supper at the SDA church :)

Posted Jan 8, 2013, 5:12 am
We went to the park to see the frozen water on Elm Creek! It sure was a chilly day!

Posted Jan 10, 2013, 4:56 am
We helped the host family make focaccia!

Posted Jan 13, 2013, 2:29 am
Bzzzzz and some of the other TVs checked out the new coat that host mom made for her oldest middle daughter!

Posted Jan 15, 2013, 4:11 am
The host family made a bucket list of things they would like to do in the next 5 years! I wonder which ones I'll get to do with them!

Posted Jan 17, 2013, 5:33 am
The host family is musical and today, I got to see the oldest daughter's bass clarinet!

Posted Jan 18, 2013, 5:00 am
The host family accomplished the first thing off of their list of 148 things today: baking a pineapple upside down cake!

Posted Jan 20, 2013, 3:57 am
The host family crossed a second thing off of their list today: Taking the dogs to the dog park. The host family has three dogs named Bowly, Turtle, and Dove!

Posted Jan 20, 2013, 3:57 am
The host family crossed a second thing off of their list today: Taking the dogs to the dog park. The host family has three dogs named Bowly, Turtle, and Dove!

Posted Jan 22, 2013, 2:00 am
Host mom started a new project today, how exciting! She is using pretty red fleece! :)

Posted Jan 22, 2013, 3:13 am
The host family crossed a third (and very delicious) thing off of their goal list: bake a cheese cake! This one is pumpkin swirl flavored :)

Posted Jan 25, 2013, 5:29 am
Host mom introduced Bzzzzz to the piccolo today!

Posted Jan 28, 2013, 5:18 am
We enjoyed another delicious vegetarian Sabbath supper at the SDA church :) First, we helped set up, then we got to eat!

Posted Jan 28, 2013, 5:18 am
Host mom bought a lovely bouquet of sunflowers :)

Posted Jan 31, 2013, 4:01 am
We enjoyed lunch at Jin Shan Chinese buffet! They had so many delicious things to choose from :)

Posted Feb 1, 2013, 4:17 am
Bzzzzz was fascinated with all of host mom's flutes and piccolos! Such pretty instruments! :)

Posted Feb 4, 2013, 4:39 am
February 2nd is Hedgehog Day, so we consulted the hedgehog to see what the weather is going to do. The hedgehog saw her shadow, predicting 6 more weeks of winter :(

Posted Feb 5, 2013, 5:27 am
Today we tried Ethiopian food at Elsa's! The food was fantastic, the waitress was very nice, and the smooth jazz music playing in the background made for a lovely ambiance. :D

Posted Feb 7, 2013, 1:36 pm
It's a birthday party! Watching presents being unwrapped is so much fun! :D

Posted Feb 11, 2013, 3:02 am
The host family took us to Pizza Hut for a middle school band fundraiser. We ate delicious potato wedges as an appetizer, before the pizza came!

Posted Feb 11, 2013, 1:24 pm
Mmmm, these SDA church suppers are full of vegetarian deliciousness! :D

Posted Feb 14, 2013, 4:51 am
We got to go to a second delicious vegetarian potluck today! This one was for the kids, as they were having a church lock-in for the night. :D

Posted Feb 15, 2013, 2:07 am
We investigated the new baritone! So pretty and shiny! :D

Posted Feb 16, 2013, 4:51 am
Host mom took us to the south lake to see the Canada geese. This is where they come when they head north and nest. The geese weren't quite as happy to see us as we were to see them, and kept their distance.

Posted Feb 17, 2013, 5:35 am
We had an unexpected bit of snow last night, and since there hasn't been much this winter, host mom hurried us out first thing in the morning, to get pictures before it melted!

Posted Feb 18, 2013, 3:21 am
This is the cement factory just outside of Chanute, KS. It's across the street from a music shop where host mom went to purchase a beginner baritone book for her daughter. This area sure is rural!

Posted Feb 19, 2013, 5:26 am
This country road leads past the Colony, Kansas water tower. Colony is a town of about 400 people, with many more cows than humans!

Posted Feb 21, 2013, 3:40 am
Today we visited Humboldt, KS and host mom was able to take us a lot closer to the cement plant there, to see what it looked like. It was huge and seemed to have lots of things going on!

Posted Feb 21, 2013, 9:46 pm
Can you tell that host mom and her daughters like nail polish?

Posted Feb 22, 2013, 5:23 am
There was a big snow storm, dropping lots of snow and ice on the area! School and work were cancelled today!

Posted Feb 23, 2013, 4:43 am
A warm brunch of pumpkin pancakes with white chocolate chips, served with fried eggs, sounded so very good on a cold winter's day!

Posted Feb 24, 2013, 6:26 am
Oh goody... preparing for another yummy Sabbath potluck supper at the Seventh Day Adventist church!

Posted Feb 25, 2013, 6:33 am
Bzzzzz enjoyed trying the vegetarian fajita taco salad at El Charro's Mexican restaurant!

Posted Feb 27, 2013, 2:47 am
Host mom finished her third jacket, finally! She was very pleased with how it turned out, and her daughters were delighted to receive them!

Posted Mar 1, 2013, 5:51 am
We got round two of winter storms, so host mom got to stay home for the day. The weather man predicted 8 to 12 inches of snow, but we only got about two, and then it was warm enough to melt some of it off. Host mom took us for a walk in the neighborhood, to see how pretty it looked before the snow went away!

Posted Mar 4, 2013, 2:50 am
Bzzzzz was very curious about host mom's new sewing project. The fabric sure is a bright, bold orange!

Posted Mar 9, 2013, 4:38 am
Host mom had to go to the post office to help some TVs continue in their journey. She was working in Garnett today so we stopped at the town square to see the court house and the mounds of snow that are still there from last week's storms, on the way to the post office!

Posted Mar 11, 2013, 1:54 am
Vegetarian lasagna, scalloped potatoes, and so many other delicious things... Sabbath potluck is always wonderful! :D

Posted Mar 13, 2013, 4:26 am
We traveled to Ottawa Music to get a piccolo repaired. It's a wonderful place, full of guitars and musical things both recognizable and mysterious. And they are super nice about answering questions!

Posted Mar 13, 2013, 4:37 am
On the way back from Ottawa, just outside of town, host mom stopped to try to photograph an enormous flock of snow geese that were both resting in a field and circling in the air. Our stopping made them nervous and they started to fly away. She tried to photograph them, but the photos don't do justice to the majesty of the scene!

Posted Mar 15, 2013, 3:21 am
Bzzzzz is on his way to the next host! :D

Posted Apr 9, 2013, 5:47 am
Hello my mum,

Bzzzzz,  Bzzzzz,..........Bzzzzz.

After a long and dispensable journey it seemed I arrived at my new

host in Lower-Saxony. The shaking and rocking of my envelope

stops and I´m hearing voices from little creatures. Suddenly with a

ritsch!!! daylight fell into my dwelling and a big teddyface looked in

my envelope….. Ähhmmm… did bears like bees? :stare:

But his kindly voice introduce hisself as Dr. Kröbner, the chief of the

TV colony in Delligsen. So I clamber out of my travelbox and all the

TV´s welcomed my at my new host.

They tell me from the never ending winter and there is no spring in

the air….. and they thaught a bee needs flowers…

so they all sat together at the last cold winterevenings to knit a

bathtube full of flowers to welcome me.. Huiiii what a lovely bathe… 

I think, I´ll feel good here in Delligsen….

Love you


Posted Apr 10, 2013, 11:58 am
Hello mum,

Spring is in the air, at last it´s getting warmer outside. Bubele, Mr.

Stanley, and me  start for a airing in the warm sun to take a look over

my new habitationtown. First we cross a smal wooden bridge over the

creek Wispe, enter a hill for a great view…. but no early bloomers… :thinking:

back in the garden we found them. Lots of Crocusses in many

colours…hmmmmm how flavoursome!

And look here…. Bees…. Real

humming bees! I think I fulfilled  a lifemission :D



Posted Apr 18, 2013, 2:35 pm
Hello mum,

I'm busy collecting pollen  ;)

Later in the garden I saw a little ladybug in a deck chair. She

introduced herself as Aura, she is a ladybug and half Finnish and

half Portuguese  :D

Welcome Aura, nice that you're here, now  spring is here  ;)

Love Bzzzzz

Posted Apr 28, 2013, 1:01 pm
Good morning, Guten Morgen, hyvää huomenta mum

last weekend I made a trip through East-Westphalia-Lippe and I

follow the touristic path to visit the most interesting tourist features

of that area  ;) I started in an old half-Timber-town called Bad


with an accommondation.

Bad Salzuflen is a spa town and is known for its saltwater springs

and thermal baths. In former times the town profited from the salt

trade. Many houses of well-off citizens from the 16th and 17th

century are preserved.

My suite was situated in the

upperst level of the Hotel so that I could enjoy the sundown with

a marvellous view over the rooftops of the city.

next morning B)

Next day I went south-west-ward to climbed on a mountain, there

is a big statue, 

so big that you can ascend it. The statue call Hermann, it´s the

Hermansdenkmal near Detmold.  click for more

informations ;)

From up there I enjoy an panoramic view across the landscape.

Back on solid floor I continued my way to one of the oldest

sugarloaf lump of  rock in the middle of Germany, the Externsteine.

The Externsteine are a natural outcropping of five sandstone pillars,

the tallest of which is 37.5 m (123 ft) high and form a wall of several

hundred metres in length, in a region that is otherwise largely

devoid of rocks.

The geological formation consists of a hard, erosion-resistant sandstone, laid down during the early Cretaceous era about 120 million years ago, near the edge of a large shallow sea that covered large parts of Northern Europe at the time. About 70 million years ago, these originally horizontal layers were folded to an almost vertical position; this was followed by various forms of weathering

An old mystic place. During all eras the peoles adore different lords.

When we approach the spiritual place it feels like entering a magic

circle  upps, hostmums hand  ;)

nice trip  :D



Posted May 5, 2013, 3:18 pm
Hi mum,

a trip to Fritzlar with Andrea and Aura

Fritzlar is a small German town (pop. 15,000) in the Schwalm-Eder district in northern Hesse, 160 km (99 mi) north of Frankfurt, with a storied history. It can reasonably be argued that the town is the site where the Christianization of northern Germany (north and east of the Roman Limes) began and the birthplace of the German empire as a political entity

here you see the old church...very old

The St. Peter's Cathedral is one of the most beautiful Romanesque-Gothic churches in Hesse.

The Cathedral of Fritzlar measures 43 meters (from the basement to the top). He continues to shape the cityscape of the small town in the Schwalm-Eder-Kreis (formerly Circle Fritzlar-Homberg).

built and rebuilt several times, combines the Cathedral of St. Peter Roman and Gothic styles. In the oldest part of the Fritzlarer Domes are the crypts, which can also be viewed as the Cathedral, ..but not in the moment :rolleyes:

This is the Monk Boniface he felled the oak, without being met, the expected wrath of the locals Donars and built from the wood a church that was dedicated to St. Peter. This event is considered the beginning of Christianity, not only in this area of the present diocese of Fulda.

The Town Hall in Fritzlar originated in Roman times (also called "bailiwick") and was first mentioned in documents in 1109

The town hall is decorated with a stone relief from the 1441 Holy St. Martin, the patron saint of Fritzlar.

Even the rest of town around the market in Fritzlar is determined by imposing half-timbered buildings

The town has a medieval center ringed by a wall with numerous watch towers.

a little snack  ;)

Thirty-eight meters (125 ft) high, the Grauer Turm ("Grey Tower") is the highest remaining urban defense tower in Germany
in this half-

timbered house Andrea grew up....long time ago  ;)

time for a rest



Posted May 12, 2013, 3:50 pm
Hello mum,

I visited the biggest Lake in

Lower-Saxony, Germany the Steinhuder Meer. Striktly speaking, it

isn´t a lake, it´s a sea, because it have no water intake.

The Steinhuder Meer is so huge;  the lake is located 30 kilometres 

northwest of Hanover. It is named after the nearby village of

Steinhude. It has an area of about 30 square kilometres , making it

the largest lake of northwestern Germany, but it is very shallow,

an average depth of only 1.35 metres  and a maximum depth of

less than 3 metres . It lies within a region known as the Hanoverian

Moor Geest. :rolleyes:  enough facts ;)

it have an iland, the Wilhemstein (willystone), it´s located in the

middle of the water. By nice weather we sailed with open boats to

enter the Wilhelmstein, which housed an old fort, build in the

1760th by the earl of Schaumburg-Lippe (Foamcastle-


I also visit the fort and it was a little bit spooky

inside by the casemate, where the soldiers lived. :rolleyes:

look mummy , the first german submarine called Steinhuder Hecht built 1772

The design of the engineer, military officer and professor Jacob Praetorius Chrysostom saw an oak wood construction in the form of a fish with sails and movable tail. The plan should have been put forward in 1762 to Count Wilhelm of Schaumburg-Lippe and was realized after initial rejection in 1772 on the island fortress of William Stone in a stripped-down version. It should be dipped in 1772 in twelve minutes Steinhude. But this may be questionable because of the maximum 2.9 m water depth.



Posted May 15, 2013, 7:20 pm
Hello mum,

Two new visitors arrived in Delligsen first Squab, he'd traveled by


Mr.Stanley used the opportunity and took the train home.

We all have waved a handkerchief. :rolleyes:

Rocky has arrived today, he is a little raccoon and has traveled all

the way from Spain, but he is a Swiss raccoon.

By the way, Mom, we travel soon and guess where we are going. :rolleyes:

I tell nothing. ;)

yours little bee


Posted May 24, 2013, 8:52 pm
Hi Mum ,

Yesterday evening we started our holydaytrip northwards…  we

started at 23h and Hostmum/dad drove throught the night so that

we awake in Denmark, just before we crossed a gigantic building:

The Store Baelt Bridge. 18km long . The Roadlevel ist 65m height

above sea level and the Pylons for the suspension bridge are with

254m the highest points of Denmark. ;)

After we had solid ground under our wheels we continued our way

toward Malmö/Sweden  In Koge we left the motorway to follow the

seaside Highway to Kopenhagen.

And  we learned something about a special kind of  junction:

Rotary Trafic. And one more Rotary traffic. … and an other one…..


we left this horrible road and enterd the motorway again.

Suddenly it went dark: The motorway disapeared into a tunnel.  B)

When we see the sun again there was no land behind us, we

drove the next bridge, the Oeresund Bridge: not so big as the last

but a length of 12 km, a roadlevel of 54m and Pylons of 206m are

also very impressive!!!. The next solid ground was Sweden.

We passed Malmö where the Eurovision Song Contest  will be start

this Evening and continued our trip toward Kullaberg :rolleyes:

Later we continued our journey northward via Gothenburg and

Tollhättan to Vänern Lake.

We went on a rock at the coast and enjoyed the sundown when

we heard a quite scraping and little “tröööööt”s….

We looked prying round and took notice of a little blue elefant!!  A

BLUE ELEFANT????? We are not boozed or on an trip, …..pinched me

if  I am awake :rolleyes:

The little blue elefant came closer and and introduced himself as

Napoleon. He has lost his wind from hurry up the last time to met

us, but we were so fast riders, that it was nearly impossible for him

to close up till tonight

more soon..

your little bee


Posted May 28, 2013, 11:48 am
Hello mummy,

Next day we visit a masterpiece od engineering: ;) A part of the

Dalslandcanal in  Haverud/Sweden. Over 100 years ago they build a

couple of  canal lock and a brigde for the canal over some water

rapids. And at the same place they build a railway bridge and a

highway bridge…. great….

After gazeing  these constructions we

continued our way northward, crossed the norwegian border and

looked out to a campside for the night.

After a great breakfast we left the campground on norwegian roads

northward. Kilometers for kilometers we followed  rivervalleys uphill,

crossed bridges with water rapids and suddenly we saw snow!!! In

the middle of May! Crazy. We drove up and down, more up as down,

stoped at nice lookout points at Rondane National Park, passed wide

fjell-areas and closely canyons.

At a break between a huge Waterfall and a Water rapid, Rocky

Racoon had the idea to take out the Gummischnulli to went

riverrafting. We were fascinated from this adventure but hostmum ( Andrea)

stopped us because we had no life jackets in case of  disaster.  :(

Deeply disapointed we enter the car again and continued our way northward.

Next stop was Kristiansund. There we looked out for a place for the

night and enjoyed the midnightsun on the atlantic ocean(sorry not

realy, because she

dipped unter the horizon for a few hours, but the night was

constantly bright) B)

more soon from your little



Posted May 30, 2013, 5:46 pm
Hello mummz,

now we continued our Holiday-tour  by drove the new build Atlantic-

Highway who followed the atlanticcoast from Kristiansund westward

from island to island. Great views and crazy bridges..J. Today the

weather wasn´t so fine but we sat dry and  have good windscreen

wipers. ;) 

After passing Molde and sailed with ferrys we passed Andernes

toward the Trollstiegen and Geiranger. Suddenly a boom with the

sign: “ STENGT”. What a pity!!  :mad:

The best we could do, was making pictures in front of a very special

traffic sign and returned til Andernes.

At touristinformation we get the information, the Trollstiegen will

open tomorrow morning. To waste the time, we went to the habour

to look nice boats and made a trip into the viewy Romsdal.

We gaze at some  waterfalls and rapids (Andrea still

forbid the riverrafting) :( and the Trollveggen (Troll wall) the highest

vertical cliff in Europe. At evening we campt on the way toward


Next morning we scaled the road with lots of switchback to a level of

over 1000m above sea level. We followed the smal road covered by

clouds and suddenly we came to a canyon and looked down on an

other Fjord: Geiranger we stoped to take pictures (the lookouts from

the car is much more comfortable, warm and dry) and followed the

road with countless switchbacks  to the bottom of the fjord.

After short stop at touristinfo by reason fo closed roads we

continued our way to Sognefjord. But at first we had to cross the

sognefjell, the highest montain pass in Norway. At 1000m above

sealevel the temperature fell unter 0° and it start snowing.  :thinking:We

made a break and took pictuers with 10cm fresh-fallen snow… crazy

We continued our way by mass of snow and a few

kilometre later we are back on sealevel.

We passed an other ferry,

drove into a tunnel, into a rotary traffic into an other tunnel…… but

this tunnel would not end!!!! Suddenly, in the tunnel, the light turns

blue!!  We entered a big hall with a parkingplace, here in the

underground. Than it went dark and we are back in the tube again. 

Lots of kilometer later the same situation: Light turns blue, big hall,

tube again…. And the same will followed a third time. After near

20min. driving underground we saw a light at the end of this

spectaculary building and it realy was daylight. We are back on the

surface again. This was the longest highwaytunnel of the world:

24509 m long.

by the way..Andrea has claustrophobia.....she could not took a nice

picture in the tunnel , only this blurry one

After this adventure we climbed up the next smal road to stay for

the night at an other lookout point far over Aurland.

thats all for today




Posted May 31, 2013, 6:24 am
Hello mummy,

we woke up in the early morning and the sun let passing her first

beams through the clouds. We looked outside and had marvellous

glimpse to the Aurlandfjord: The peaks where covered with snow

and on the water a cruise liner passing by. Suitable for postcards.

After breakfast we started to the next stop, Flam, from where the

worldenmost steeply standard gauge railway starts their destination

to Myrdal (The Oslo-Bergen railwy). But the train was crowded with

passengers of the cruise liner, we saw this morning. :thinking:

So we changed

our plan and drove straight toward our summer cottage at

Hardangerfjord. In the afternoon we reached this lovely place and

appreciated it with a collective Boaaaah for the great view. :D

hugs your little


Posted Jun 6, 2013, 11:03 am
Hello mum,

today we made a trip by ferry and bus to Bergen, the second biggest

town of Norway. By wonderfull sunshineweather we went sloppy

throught the city and visited the World Cultural Heritage Brygge,

the habour

Edward Grieg

and the nice old township aside of the touristcrowds :D

Aura has met a relative, a really big beetle  ;)

more soon from your little Bee


Posted Jun 6, 2013, 11:45 am
Hello mummy,

Today: lazzing at a sunny afternoon.. B) ;)

your deep relaxed  ;)


Posted Jun 14, 2013, 5:59 pm
Hello mummy,

today we made a trip to the 3th largest glacier of the country. The


Normally glaciers are surrounded by cold mass of air, so he

took his head in the clouds, what a pity...  :mad:

So we took pictures at the

fjell area below the top :D

On the way back I saw this amazing waterfall. :D

kisses from Norway



Posted Jun 21, 2013, 9:51 am
Hello my mummy,

Today: Lazzing at a sunny afternoon again. B) ;)


Posted Jun 21, 2013, 10:37 am
Hello mummy,

Time to explore the surrounding area of the summer cottage.

Hostdad found an (old) topografic map with a hiking trail. With gusto

we followed the sign of the maps, but as longer the walk so obscure

was the trail and it splitted into lots of dirttrack, and they all ends in

the moor with wet and swampy underground...Andrea was not amused  ;)

typical norwegian companion animals  ;)

nice little cottages

Relatives of Squab  ;)

After a short discussion with yummy cokkies, we decidet to turn back.

This was a great luck because by break at a creek with wonderfull

clear water we took a refreshment und suddenly there stood an

other blue elefant……. he looked like Napoleon and introduced

himself as James...Napoleon invited him for a beer at our summer house ;)

kisses from


Posted Jun 28, 2013, 2:46 pm
Hello mum,

Last night at our summer cottage... :rolleyes:

we have enjoyed the last time the wonderful view and talked about

our time in Norway



Posted Jun 28, 2013, 4:00 pm
Today we started homebound.

At first we had to cross seven brigdes, some tunnels and ferrys.

Our next stop for today should be the rock Preikestolen, a Plateau

600m straight above Lysefjord

to get there required a 2 ½ hour mountian hike through a typical

norwegian Fjell-Landscape. On the verge of the rock unfortunately

Hostmum hurts by climbing a crag  :o

and we had to turn back. What a pity. :(

We continued our journey southward and crossed curious

landscapes... :rolleyes:

next bridge  ;)

Huch, rustic tunnel….

last bridge  ;)

the last night in Norway



Posted Jul 4, 2013, 4:09 pm
Hello mum ,

Last day in norway…  and we visit the southernmost point of  Norway. The Lighthouse Lindesnes.

After enjoing a summerday we drove to Kristiansand Ferry terminal

and enter the speed ferry to Hirtshals / Denmark

Aura discovered her own perfume at the duty free shop  ;)


Posted Jul 4, 2013, 4:12 pm
Hello again,

in Lökken we made a stop at  the huge sandbeach to gaze to the sundown.

What a wonderfull ending of this spektacular Holiday… whhoouuu



Posted Jul 12, 2013, 11:31 am
Hello mum,

at the weekend we made ​​a trip to Bavaria, where we have met many other Tvs.

I've looked at Lichtenfels, a lovely little town with many large baskets. ;)

Lichtenfels is a town in Bavaria, Germany, capital of the district of Lichtenfels. It is situated on the upper course of the river Main (pronounced like the English word "mine"), approx. 15 km southeast of Coburg, and 30 km northeast of Bamberg, in an area called Gottesgarten am Obermain (God's garden on the upper River Main

Lichtenfels is the basket-making capital of Germany and has the only college which still teaches the old craft skills. Each year at the end of September the Korbmarkt (basket market) is held when the town is filled with stalls selling baskets from many countries and one can watch many craftspeople at work. On the Market Place in front of the Town Hall you can see the World's largest gift basket.

next stop...Kronach

Kronach is a town in Oberfranken, Bavaria, Germany, located in the Frankenwald area. It is the capital of the district Kronach.
It is the birthtown of Lucas Cranach the Elder and Maximilian von Welsch, as well as Johann Kaspar Zeuss and Josef Stangl. The town is equipped with a nearly complete city-wall and Germany's biggest medieval fortress (Festung Rosenberg).

back in Lichtenfels, Yosemite has baked a cake and we took the chance 

to celebrate the birthday of Squab and Rockys farewell with 23 TVs.... :D

I hope I counted correctly  ;)

Wavy Gravy, Squab, Mr.Lemony, Lina

Napoleon, 3*Euro, Joesy, Mr.Casanova, Fipsy

Tiffy, Erol, Kikuchan,your little Bzzzzz ;)

Lady Katherine, Dr.Kröbner, Scruffy, Hùlì hùtù

Aura, Bubele , Günther, *coco*, Rocky

a big hug for you from


Posted Jul 20, 2013, 11:00 am
Hello mum,

time to say goodbye here in Delligsen, but first we welcomed Hase, she

spend a wonderful time in Switzerland and brought yummy chocolate  :D

Günther and I said goodbye to Dr.Kröbner,






Mr.Lemony and *coco*

bye, bye it was a wonderful time in Delligsen


Posted Aug 9, 2013, 12:38 am
Bzzz bzzz... I've arrived.... need air... need nectar..
Nice flower
Bzzz, no flowers in transit...
Is that my cousin?
Bzzz... will this make a big pumpkin?
Bzzz.... runner bean flowers... bzzz...
Looking green...

Posted Aug 29, 2013, 1:27 pm
Lost already!
And it has only been a few minutes since entering the ma(i)ze.
Which way first? I am not allowed to fly.
Left or Right?
Sounds like the Welsh for porridge!
The Fourth Doctor.
The maze has been cut out in a Doctor Who theme, and those signs we saw have answers to questions on a sheet.

Posted Aug 29, 2013, 1:39 pm
Peveril Castle is a Norman castle.
Model of how the castle may have  looked.
View on the way up to the castle keep
We've come inside the inner wall.
There's the keep.
We are quite high up. There's a path down there.
Inside the keep
The Keep
This bee guide was in a shop in the town.

Posted Aug 29, 2013, 1:45 pm
Lost again!
This time in a hedge maze
Statue in the maze

Posted Aug 29, 2013, 1:46 pm
Denbigh Castle
From the outside.
Inside the castle.
We flew around the ruins
We can walk up along part of the walls
we can't go any further.

Posted Oct 20, 2013, 7:27 pm
We have come away from Wales, to the historic city of York
This is Micklegate Bar, one of the entrances into the city.
Walking along the city walls, we came across York Minster in the background.
This is Lendal Tower by Lendal Bridge
My host saw a big wheel and decided to take us on it.
There's York Minster.
More York Minster photos.
It was a nice day to see for miles York and its surroundings... Sadly, we can't spend all day on this wheel!
The wheel looks big.
Clifford's Tower.
The River Ouse..
A cat statue..
York Minster.
Statue of Constantine the Great. Near this place, Constantine was proclaimed Roman Emperor in 306.
It stands outside the Minster.
This is the Toll Tower on Skeldergate Bridge.
We stopped off to do a geocache before walking up onto the walls.

Posted Oct 20, 2013, 8:14 pm
We had a second day in York
We visited the Fishergate Postern Tower.
We'll walk along the walls again.
Having a rest at a geocache.
The tower in the background is part of the York Castle Museum (near Clifford's Tower)
Next stop was Dick Turpin's grave.
Surprise surprise, this is the Red Tower.
Then, we came to the National Railway Museum, nice bed on a train.
A nice engine.
My host said she wanted to be a train driver.
Inside the mail carriage.
Mail would be sorted into these cubby holes.
Outside this Post Office carriage.
Sitting on a train (not going anywhere).
Model railway.
A nice little engine.
Engine badges
The Rocket.
Dinky carriage.
Inside another train.
Where to place rubbish in the Bullet train.
The Bullet train
More trains, and railway signals.

Posted Dec 2, 2013, 11:09 am
What's going on here? Why are we in a bag?

Posted Dec 2, 2013, 11:11 am
Where are we now?
Stena - isn't that a ferry company? Are we at a ferry terminal?

Posted Dec 2, 2013, 11:20 am
That isn't our ferry
A nice cosy chair for the journey.
Goodbye Holyhead

Posted Dec 2, 2013, 11:44 am
The reason for the voyage....
is to attend the Postcrossing meeting in Dublin! Here we are at the postcard session.
We also wandered around the exhibition at the main post office, about communications...
Some exhibits
On a writing bureau with touchscreen display.... reading about St. Patrick
and the middle page is extracts of letters, translated.
Postman's whistle, lamp and a seal.
This is the building we are in.
And this is the post office itself.

Posted Dec 2, 2013, 12:24 pm
After the meet, there was time to wander around the city.
Crossing the River Liffey
Dublin Castle
And we wandered around the gardens.
Statue of Molly Malone, wheeling a cart of cockles and mussels, perhaps.
Monument of O'Connell, at the head of the street named after him.
A bridge we'll walk across
There are padlocks on the bridge, as a symbol for love.
The sun is setting...
Statue of Molly Malone, was too busy earlier to get a group shot
Time to relax on the tram..
I wonder where we'll go...
The tram stops outside the Guinness brewery.
We didn't get a chance to taste some before we had to head home.

Posted Dec 19, 2013, 4:59 pm
Dublin tired us all out, until now.... and we find ourselves...
In a posh hotel....

Posted Dec 19, 2013, 5:06 pm
18 miles from Lockerbie
But that is not the direction we are heading...

Posted Dec 19, 2013, 5:12 pm
Arrived at a caravan but have a little bit of time before we need to get shopping in for the week so...
Lindisfarne. That is a castle.
Lindisfarne is a tidal island, and those poles mark a pilgrim's way across from the mainland.

Posted Dec 19, 2013, 5:19 pm
Today we have come to look round Lindisfarne Castle
Because yesterday there wasn't enough time.
It is quite cosy inside..
It isn't dinner time (yet).
A nice cosy bed..
Ship painting
Nice porcelain
Room for music..

Posted Dec 19, 2013, 5:33 pm
Today, we went to Berwick upon Tweed.
There is a geocache near this information board about the artist Lowry.
A nice clock

Posted Dec 19, 2013, 6:33 pm
Near Berwick, there is a honey farm...
They have a museum too. What sort of bee am I?
Pretty picture
Pictoral map of Northumberland
A bee hive..
Bee themed pots.
Honey bee information
Inside a hive...
more on beekeeping
Nice baskets..
More bees.
It is a corner shop, in the vintage section of the museum.
Some interesting items here.
A lot of matchboxes.
A lot of bottles.

Posted Dec 19, 2013, 6:39 pm
This is Chain Bridge, and it gives its name to the honey farm. And across the river is Scotland.
The bridge crosses the River Tweed
We'll walk across it....
And be welcomed into Scotland!

Posted Dec 19, 2013, 6:53 pm

A boat trip....
That is a lighthouse over there on one of the Farne Islands.
There are seals over there.
We are on Inner Farne.
There's the mainland...
There's another boat.

Posted Dec 19, 2013, 7:02 pm
After the boat trip, we came further down the coast.
That is Dunstanburgh Castle.

Posted Dec 19, 2013, 7:08 pm
Where shall we go today?

Posted Dec 20, 2013, 12:13 am
We've come up to Scotland, to look at their National Mining Museum.
We've come inside the equipment shed.
That's a battery.
Some equipment.
A telephone thing.
This is a Lilly Controller
A cage to take miners and stuff down the mineshaft.
look at the teeth on this cutter thing
Our tour guide.
Now we've come to look round the museum.
Some stuff.

Posted Dec 20, 2013, 12:18 am
Where shall we go today?
How about a quiet day in the caravan?

Posted Dec 20, 2013, 12:35 am
A beautiful day so we've come out to see...
Warkworth Castle.

Posted Dec 20, 2013, 12:40 am
Where shall we go today?
Sadly, we have to go home to Wales....

Posted Dec 20, 2013, 12:49 am
On the way back to Wales, we spotted this from the motorway
So came to have a closer look, even in the rain...

Posted Dec 20, 2013, 12:52 am
The weather cleared up a bit so we stretched our legs....
At the High Force waterfall

Posted Jan 20, 2014, 10:46 pm
We've come to my host's mum's for Christmas.
We are helping with the Christmas decorations. These lights work.

Posted Jan 20, 2014, 11:00 pm

We've had a very quiet festive time....
taking us ages to complete two 1000 jigsaw puzzles.

Posted Jan 20, 2014, 11:18 pm
Happy New Year... We went for a drive...
And stopped off at Wells-next-the-Sea.
Would have gone for a walk if the weather had been nicer.[img]

Posted Jan 20, 2014, 11:29 pm
We've come for a walk... Last week, there was a bad storm and tidal surges.
Lots of pebbles have washed up almost destroying the footpath.
Some areas though fared worse.

Posted Feb 18, 2014, 10:49 pm
Come out for some fresh air
It is a bit windy...
But refreshing.

Posted Feb 18, 2014, 11:18 pm
Today, we've come to buy some seed potatoes at a Potato day.
There is plenty of choice.
These are first earlies.
And look at the range of pretty coloured potatoes.

Posted Feb 18, 2014, 11:29 pm
This is a museum...
The film is about iron.
This museum is a Victorian museum. This We have come to a shop.
Some cards... and things...
And some of the things are available to buy.
This is the chemists.
The dressmakers.
An old sewing machine.
Some costumes.
A letter box.
I think my host likes this piece of furniture!
Some items for sale in the Post office.
Upstairs, there is a small postal museum. There are premium bonds and postal orders.....
Part of a timeline of the postal service...
Can you imagine a postie riding this on his rounds?
5 wheels so pentacycle.
Nice old postbox.
Some more modern postboxes..
Information on the Pillar box.
Some photos on display.
An old motorbike.
Back outside the post office.
Look at those..... yummmmy...
Lead works, plumbing...
At the printers.... a phrase has been coined.
Quite a bit of printing has been done here...
In the pub!
It was closing time so we drank up!

Posted Mar 24, 2014, 2:51 pm
Bzzzzz has arrived back home few weeks ago.