Herlinde, Remscheid, Germany

olgamaus


Posted Jan 30, 2011, 2:24 pm
Hi there,
today I met my new Mummy. I came here with Fimbo_Fimble all the way from England. I was born in 14th century, travelling so far still makes a little bit nervous.

At our new home Katja and Squirt gave us a warm welcome.

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In the afternoon we took a short walk to see our new home town.

I am living now in a district with lots of old houses.

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This seems to be a nice place.

Herlinde
olgamaus


Posted Jan 30, 2011, 3:37 pm
Today we continued exploring our new home country. We went taking a walk with a friend of Katja, Squirt, Fimbo_Fimble, Tochi and me. The whole city is surrounded by valleys and forests.

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From an outlook pavilion I had a great overview across the valley of the river Wupper. This bridge is Muengsten Bridge, Germany's highest railway bridge. It is made of steel, 107 m high, overspanning the valley of the river Wupper and connecting the cities of Remscheid and Solingen.

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I found something really great - a "puddle-oracle"!

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I tried to ask a question to the oracle, but it was frozen. Maybe I should come back and try again when there is a real puddle.

We visited a park underneath Muengsten Bridge.

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We had coffee and zwieback -a German sweet delicacy - at a kiosk. I know zwieback - it was known already in medieval times. It is a kind of bread which is baked a second time to make it more durable.

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Later we had to cross the river again to get back to the car.

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There were even remains of ice. Katja told me that they had snow for almost six weeks.

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Herlinde
olgamaus


Posted Jan 30, 2011, 3:42 pm
Katja often takes a walk with her brother-in-law and his dog on Sundays, so today. We went with her.

We drove to a district called Hohenhagen. In the distance you can see the city centre on its hill.

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We walked over large open ranges, in the background the suburbs of the neighbour city Wuppertal are visible.

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It is really cold today, about -5°, brrrrr....

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Herlinde
BlackCat


Posted Mar 10, 2011, 3:20 pm
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Hey mum,

today I arrived at my new host Fabi. She was all excited when she unpacked me. She says I should say a big Thank you to you for the chocolate and the gummy bears. She loves all of them and will share with me, when she eats it.

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She loves the postcard as well.

I got to know all the other Voyagers who are here. Fabi said three of them will leave us before we will go on a travel. So it won’t be that full in the bag on our travel.

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I am all excited what is waiting here for me. I will let you know.

Love,
Herlinde
BlackCat


Posted Mar 30, 2011, 12:13 am
Mummy, I am all excited. Fabi said I will meet another dragon today. Do you believe that? But I am not sure if it is my life mission, but take a look at the pictures and let Fabi know, so she can make the life mission complete if it is okay for you.

Oh, I am so excited. Fabi said she knows a place near her house where we can see a dragon. So we had a sit in the car and drove there.

And then I saw him. The other dragon.

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We were walking on his back and had a look around.

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And then I came closer to his face.

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Oh mummy, I was so happy. Fabi told me that he is a bridge. But isn't he cool? Watching all the people who are walking over his back?

I guess I am a little bit in love.

Love,
Herlinde
BlackCat


Posted Mar 30, 2011, 12:23 am
Hey,

Today we visited castle Hugenpoet. It is a hotel and a restaurant. Fabi wasn’t able to go inside, as there was a big private party, but we had a look at it from the outside. It was really cool. But have a look at the photos.

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It was a nice day and I hope we will visit a lot more nice places in the future.

Love,
Herlinde
BlackCat


Posted Mar 30, 2011, 12:43 am
Hello again,

Today there was good weather outside and Fabi was feeling good, so we decided to go out to the Gruga park. We saw a little playhouse which is closed at the moment, due to problems with the roof.

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After that, we saw a house which was built for the parents of children, who have to stay at the hospital near the Gruga park. It is a Hundertwasser house. The parents are able to sleep there, when their children are in the university hospital of Essen. That is really nice, isn’t it?

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Love,
Herlinde
BlackCat


Posted Mar 30, 2011, 1:08 am
Hello,

The next days will be separated in different updates. I mean, even if we visited 2 places on one day, we will make it to 2 updates, as it were two different places in this town. Both have an own history and being in one entry would mean that it would be so long. Fabi said we will separate it and we hope it is okay for you.

Today our holidays in Berlin started. It was a short flight from Düsseldorf to Berlin and that is the reason why there are no photos of it. When we arrived in Berlin, we went to the hotel and right after that we started with sight seeing.

Our first stop was Checkpoint Charlie. It is called like this, as they counted the Checkpoints with the alphabet. There was a Checkpoint Alpha, Checkpoint Beta and Checkpoint Charlie was the third Checkpoint. It is the most famous Checkpoint in Berlin.

Here a quote from wikipedia:
Quote:
Checkpoint Charlie (or "Checkpoint C") was the name given by the Western Allies to the best-known Berlin Wall crossing point between East Berlin and West Berlin during the Cold War.

For more infos, visit the wikipedia

And now I will show you my photos of Checkpoint Charlie. Hope you like them.

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Love,
Herlinde
BlackCat


Posted Mar 30, 2011, 1:09 am
Hey,

before we visited the next stop of our tour, we saw this traffic light which I want to show you!

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Love,
Herlinde
BlackCat


Posted Mar 30, 2011, 1:10 am
Hey,

after visiting the Checkpoint Charlie, we went to the Brandenburg Gate. It was already getting dark, so this was our last stop for today.

The Brandenburg Gate was a city gate long time ago. It is the only remaining gate of a series through which Berlin was once entered.

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I think it looks really great. What do you think?

Love,
Herlinde
BlackCat


Posted Mar 30, 2011, 12:12 pm
Hey,

today we met some famous persons. I was so excited. Fabi said we will go to Madame Tussauds and that there are a lot famous persons. We weren’t able to make much photos, as it was so crowded there, but we made two group pictures.

Here we go.

First we met Anne Frank. Her diary of the Second World War was published. Every child here in Germany reads it in school, normally. Did you read the book?

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Later Fabi said she will be a politician now. We were all excited and asked to join her. So she allowed us and we did. We had a speech with Angela Merkel, the chancellor of Germany.

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We met other famous German politicians as well. Like Helmut Kohl and Gerhard Schröder. Have a look at the pictures.

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It was really great there. I really wish I could have seen more.

Love,
Herlinde
BlackCat


Posted Mar 30, 2011, 1:22 pm
Hey,

when we left Madame Tussauds we had a walk on the street in front of it. The street is called Unter den Linden. It is a boulevard and really nice. In the middle of the street is a centre strip with trees, little shops, places to sit and such. It is really cute. But we didn’t make photos of that. We walked a while until we arrived at interesting places.

First we found a statue of Frederick the Great.

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Wikipedia tells us about Frederick:
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Frederick William (German: Friedrich Wilhelm) (16 February 1620 – 29 April 1688) was the Elector of Brandenburg and the Duke of Prussia ("Brandenburg-Prussia") from 1640 until his death. He was of the House of Hohenzollern and is popularly known as the Great Elector (Der Große Kurfürst) because of his military and political skill.


Then we saw the historical Museum of Berlin.

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It is a great building, isn’t it? They started to build this house in 1695. So it is really old. It is the oldest building on “Unter den Linden”. When it was ready in 1730 it was used from the Prussian military for their armoury. In 1831 they opened it for the public and showed a collection of weapons in it. In 1952 until 1990 it was the Museum for German history. And in 1990 it became the Historical Museum of Berlin until now.

So much to know about these buildings, right?

The next photo is from the Berlin cathedral. The Berlin Cathedral had never been a cathedral in the actual sense of that term since it has never been the seat of a bishop.

Right from it you can see the “Alex”. The television tower of Berlin.

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That was a long walk and a long day was over then. We were all tired when we came back to the hotel. So we slept really fast.

Love,
Herlinde
BlackCat


Posted Mar 30, 2011, 1:40 pm
Hey,

Today we visited a lot places, so a lot updates will follow. First we went to the KaDeWe (Kaufhaus des Westens), but we didn’t make photos there, as they don’t like it a lot. Right next to the KaDeWe we found a fountain. It is called “Lebensalter” (age). It was made by 4 artists.

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As you can see on the picture, the weather was really beautiful on that day. So we decided to make a big photo tour through Berlin. Visit all the places that Fabi still wanted to see in Berlin. But to be true: We didn’t even visit half of the list, as it was way too much for one day. But Fabi decided she will come back.

That was the first update for this day, more will follow.

Love,
Herlinde
BlackCat


Posted Mar 31, 2011, 4:35 pm
Hey,

Our next stop on that day was at the Museum of Technology. But not to visit it. We were there to see the Raisin Bomber which is hanging at the entrance. Fabi wanted to see it and we wanted to make photos with it.

A Raisin Bomber was an airplane that brought food and other stuff to the western part of Berlin during the Berlin Blockade 1949. The name of the airplane came from the fact, that the pilots throw out candy, raisins and other sweet things of the airplane on little parachutes so that the children who were waiting for the airplane had some fun. In America these airplanes got the name Candy Bombers.

And here are the pictures:

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On the second picture you can see a part of the Landwehrkanal.

Love,
Herlinde
BlackCat


Posted Mar 31, 2011, 4:36 pm
Heyho,

After seeing the Raisin Bomber in front of the Museum, we walked (yeah, really…it was a long walk, but we did it) to the Topography of Terror Documentation Center. There are still parts of the Berlin wall. Between 1933 and 1945, the central institutions of Nazi persecution and terror were located on the grounds of the present-day “Topography of Terror”. Since 1987 the Topography of Terror has informed the public about this historic site. The new Documentation Center with parts of the Berlin wall and the redesigned historic grounds are now opened since May 2010. So it was really new. It is the longest standing part of the Berlin wall in Berlin itself.

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Right next to it, we found old cars (called Trabis). We made a photo with one of it. It says “Volkspolizei” which was the police in the DDR (Deutsch Demokratische Republik – German Democratic Republic). So you see how small the cars for the police was there. Funny, or?

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Love,
Herlinde
BlackCat


Posted Mar 31, 2011, 4:39 pm
Hey,

Three updates are still waiting for you, until our holidays in Berlin are over. This is one of the three last updates. Our feet were already hurting, as we walked so much already, but there were still things on the list to see. So we followed Fabi wherever she went and finally arrived at a place called Gendarmenmarkt. Now, let us look what wikipedia says for it.

The Gendarmenmarkt is a square in Berlin, and the site of the Konzerthaus and the French and German Cathedrals. The centre of the Gendarmenmarkt is crowned by a statue of Germany's poet Friedrich Schiller. The square was created by Johann Arnold Nering at the end of the seventeenth century as the Linden-Markt and reconstructed by Georg Christian Ungerin 1773. The Gendarmenmarkt is named after the cuirassier regiment Gens d'Armes, which was deployed at this square until 1773.
During World War II most of the buildings were badly damaged or destroyed. Today all the buildings are restored to their former state.

So, now let’s see the first pictures of the French Cathedral.

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The French Cathedral is the colloquial name for the French Church of Friedrichstadt in Berlin. The first part was built 1701 to 1705 for the Huguenot (Calvinist) community. The domed tower is technically no part of the church, there is no access between church and tower, because both buildings have different proprietors. The church is not a cathedral in the strict sense of the word because it has never been the seat of a bishop.

After that, we saw the German cathedral.

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The German cathedral is the colloquial name for the New Church (German: Neue Kirche) located in Berlin. In 1701-1708 Giovanni Simonetti built the first church after a design of Martin Grünberg.

Then we saw the concert hall.

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The Konzerthaus Berlin (once called the Schauspielhaus Berlin) is a concert hall situated on the Gendarmenmarkt square in the central Mitte district of Berlin. Since 1994 it has been the seat of the German orchestra Konzerthausorchester Berlin. Acoustically, the hall is considered to be amongst the five best concert venues in the world for music and/or opera

And the last thing to see on the Gendarmenmarkt is the Fountain with Schiller in front of the concert hall.

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What a great photo place the Gendarmenmarkt is, isn’t it?

Love,
Herlinde
BlackCat


Posted Mar 31, 2011, 4:40 pm
Hey,

It was already getting dark when we decided to make a visit at Charlottenburg Palace. It wasn’t that far from our hotel, so we were there pretty fast.

Fabi didn’t find any informations about the Palace near the Palace, so let us take a look at the text from wikipedia again.

Charlottenburg Palace (German: Schloss Charlottenburg) is the largest palace in Berlin[1] and the only royal residency in the city dating back to the time of the Hohenzollern family.[2] It is located in the Charlottenburg district of the Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf burough.
The palace was built at the end of the 17th century and was greatly expanded during the 18th century. It includes much exotic internal decoration in baroque and rococo styles. A large formal garden surrounded by woodland was constructed behind the palace. In the grounds of the palace various buildings were erected, including a belvedere, a mausoleum, a theatre and a pavilion. During the Second World War the palace was badly damaged but has since been reconstructed. The palace, its gardens and the buildings in the grounds are major visitor attractions.

Unfortunately the gardens are closed in the evening, so we weren’t able to take a look at it. But we saw the castle itself. Take a look at the photos we made there.

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After that we went back to the hotel where we will make our last update for our Berlin holidays.

Love,
Herlinde
BlackCat


Posted Mar 31, 2011, 4:41 pm
Hey,

So this is the last update for our Berlin holidays. Fabi bought some souvenirs today which she wanted to share with you. You know in Berlin they have a Ritter Sport chocolate shop. Fabi was in there and got all crazy. She bought a 2kg “surprise” bag with a mix of chocolate inside. And now we want to share with you what was inside the 2kg bag.

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And no: She doesn’t keep it all for herself. Some of the chocolate will be send away to friends and others will be eaten by her brother or her boyfriend. So she won’t eat 2kg of chocolate all alone.

So that was our Berlin holidays. I hope you like the pictures and enjoyed it as much as I did.

Love,
Herlinde
BlackCat


Posted May 4, 2011, 10:50 am
Hey :),

today we had a short walk at Zollverein. Just a short one as Fabi had to visit the shops only. But we made some photos to show you.
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You can see the tower of the coal mine and the big wheel of the coking plant. Isn’t it nice?

Love,
Herlinde
BlackCat


Posted May 4, 2011, 10:56 am
Hey out there,

today we made a short stop at the Lake Baldeney. We had a short walk there and made some photos for you, which I want to share with you today.

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It was really nice. But after the walk we were all really tired and went to bed early.

Love,
Herlinde
BlackCat


Posted May 4, 2011, 11:04 am
Hey,

today we had a short walk through the fields near the shopping centre, where Fabi normally buys her food and such. She thought that the sunshine was so nice, so she went out with us and had a short walk there. We even made some photos for showing you.

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Love,
Herlinde
BlackCat


Posted Jun 21, 2011, 4:24 pm
Hello everybody,

sorry for the late updates. Fabi isn't really in the mood for writing updates at the moment. But now we want to show you at least the photos of our trips. Maybe she will add more text to it later!

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Love,
Herlinde
BlackCat


Posted Jun 21, 2011, 4:29 pm
Hello everybody,

while having a walk we found this coal-fired power station. After the things that happened in Japan, we were really scared. But BlackCat said that this isn’t as dangerous as the nuclear power station in Japan.

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Love,
Herlinde
BlackCat


Posted Jun 21, 2011, 4:43 pm
Hey,

today we visited Hattingen with BlackCat. She showed us some really nice houses and such. But see yourself:

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Love,
Herlinde
BlackCat


Posted Jun 21, 2011, 4:47 pm
Hey,

today we had a walk at the river Ruhr.

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The weather was really nice and I loved our walk.

Lots of Love,
Herlinde
BlackCat


Posted Jun 21, 2011, 4:55 pm
Hey out there,

Today we visited Gelsenkirchen. It has a reason. Last weekend FC Schalke 04, the favourite soccer club of BlackCat and her boyfriend, won the DFB cup. We all watched the game and were so happy. So today we wanted to visit some places that are important for the FC Schalke 04, and so we did. Look at the pictures.

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This is right next to the so called "Kampfbahn" - the place where the story of FC Schalke 04 started. There is still a soccer field, but it is just used by the little players of Schalke now.

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The fanshop has a lot of nice stuff to buy.

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That's the headquarter.

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They even have cars with their emblem on it.

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A fountain in front of the headquarter.

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And finally we even saw the stadion: The VELTINS Arena.
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Lots of love,
Herlinde
BlackCat


Posted Jun 21, 2011, 5:14 pm
Hey,

Today we said Goodbye to Landroval, who will fly to a new place now. We were all really sad, as you can see on the photos. Goodbye Landroval! Have a nice travel!

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Love,
Herlinde
BlackCat


Posted Jun 25, 2011, 2:14 am
Hello everyone,

today we made a walk through the part of the city where BlackCat is living. It is called "Kray". First we saw the town hall of Kray:

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And then we went to the former coal mine Bonifacius.

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It was a really nice walk :)! Hope we will see some nice places again soon!

Love,
Herlinde
BlackCat


Posted Jun 25, 2011, 2:42 am
Hey mummy,

today we visited a part of the former coal mine Consolidation. The part is called Oberschuir. It has really nice old houses and looks so totally different to the former coal mines BlackCat visited until now. Only the tower is the same kind. But see yourself!

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There were houses next to it which were a part of the coal mine some years ago as well.

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"Glück auf" - the pitman greeting.

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Really nice there, or? We loved it a lot.

Love,
Herlinde
BlackCat


Posted Jun 25, 2011, 3:02 am
Hey :),

after the visit at the former coal mine, BlackCat wanted to see something she likes. So we went to castle Berge in Gelsenkirchen.
We didn't went inside, but we visited a part of the garden and decided to come back when it is not so late (it was past 9pm already when we walked there). So, have fun looking at the pictures.

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That's lake Berger. It is just across the street from castle Berge.

Love,
Herlinde
BlackCat


Posted Jun 25, 2011, 3:08 am
Heyho,

today we said Goodbye to Marty the Moose. He is going home again. So we said Goodbye and made some last photos.

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Now he is gone. Have a great travel dear Marty!!!!
Herlinde
BlackCat


Posted Jun 25, 2011, 3:19 am
Hey,

right after we said Goodbye to Marty, a new Toy arrived here. His name is Ceryni and he said he comes from Hamburg, which is not soooo far away.

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First he was a little shy to come out of the envelope.

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But then it was okay and we made a group photo.

Love,
Herlinde
BlackCat


Posted Jul 1, 2011, 12:10 am
Hey mum,

Today we went on a fun fair. It was a lot of fun and we saw a lot of things, so I have some photos to share now.Have fun looking at the photos.

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Love,
Herlinde
BlackCat


Posted Jul 1, 2011, 12:17 am
Today Bobi and dotdog left BlackCats house. We all said Goodbye to them. We hope they will travel safe and fast.

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Love,
Herlinde
BlackCat


Posted Jul 3, 2011, 2:57 am
Hey mummy,

today BlackCat showed us the castle ruin Altendorf.

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From the street, we already saw that.

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That's how the ruin could have looked in 1200.

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I really like the ruin. What do you think?

Love,
Herlinde
BlackCat


Posted Jul 11, 2011, 8:13 pm
Today we went food shopping and from the parking deck we had an amazing view to the coal mine Holland.

http://i1178.photobucket.com/albums/x377/toyvoyagersfriend/2011/July/05/05july_22.jpg

Love,
Herlinde
BlackCat


Posted Aug 21, 2011, 10:59 am
Hello everyone,

today we made a walk through Haltern (am See). Why do I write (am See)? It is because it was just added for tourists. The city is still called Haltern everywhere, but the signs say Haltern am See and such. It is just for tourists. Funny, or? Changing a city name for tourists...

We had a nice time in the old town of Haltern. But see yourself, we made some photos.

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It is a nice town and I hope we'll go back there one day.

Love,
Herlinde
BlackCat


Posted Aug 21, 2011, 11:48 am
Hello everyone,

today BlackCat visited a pen pal who is living not so far away from her home. We went with her and had a lot of fun in Viersen. You will see on the pictures.

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Viersen isn't really a big town, but a nice one. Hope you like the photos.

Love,
Herlinde
BlackCat


Posted Aug 23, 2011, 1:14 am
Hello,

today we made a walk through the fields of Essen-Kupferdreh. It was a really long walk, but we really enjoyed it.

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Can you see the lake in the middle? It is far away. It is the Lake Baldeney. And the black points on the field in front of us are cows...but they were too far away for a better photo with me.

Love,
Herlinde
BlackCat


Posted Aug 30, 2011, 12:34 pm
Hello mum,

when you read this I am already on my way home to you. So excited to see you again.

Love,
Herlinde
olgamaus


Posted Oct 27, 2011, 8:49 pm
Hi there,
I came home in September after having a fantastic time in Essen with BlackCat. This weekend we are having wonderful weather, so I went out for a walk with my Mummy and Scotty.

First we walked to the district Hasten, one of the oldest districts of the municipal area.

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You can find really lovely houses here.

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The next shot was an extremely dangerous one :)

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The German Tool Musuem (Deutsches Werkzeugmuseum) is situated in Remscheid. Even in their outdoor facility you can find some machines and tools.

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You can also find a wonderful Patrician Villa here, built in late 18th century, also containing a museum.

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Like you can see, this district is surrounded by woodland. In the background you can see suburbs of the neighbour city Wuppertal.

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We walked downhill towards Morsbach Valley (Morsbachtal).

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There is a farm situated in the valley. They have horsers, dogs, sheep and geese in the yard.

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Mummy, told me that those cryptic signs were route markings for hiking trails. Ehe encircled "R" means "Roentgenweg", a hiking trail following the borders of the municipal area of Remscheid, about 65 km long. The encircled "W" means "Rund um Wuppertal", this hiking trail is even more than 120 km long. The other markings belong to shorter trails, about 10 km long.

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We reached a small hamlet than, I especially liked this tiny house. Mummy told me that it had been restored in the last years to prevent it from decaying.

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Can you spot the tiny house on this historical photo?

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We found a funny mirror :)

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When we walked along allotment gardens I found those purple berries.

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Bye
Herlinde
olgamaus


Posted Nov 5, 2011, 8:17 pm
Hello everyone,
today I visited one of my favourite places of my home region: Schloss Burg in Solingen.

Schloss Burg is a medieval castle, situated high above the river Wupper. It was built in 1133 by Count Adolf I von Berg on a hill above the river Wupper. bout a hundred years later it was enlarged by Count Engelberg II von Berg. In Thirty Years War (17th century) large parts of the castle were destroyed. It was rebuilt then, but it was used for industrial purposes for many years. In the end of the 19th century they began to rebuild it as it appears today.

Before we got to the castle we took a walk in the lovely surroundings of the castle.

Here you can see the castle, still in the distance.

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We saw a defence tower. It was built for protecting the outer line of defence, some hundred meters apart from the castle.

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Here you can see me with my travelling friends. There are also some TVs which were brought by [img]fam-united[/img], who is visiting us for a few days.

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Soon we reached the castle. A market for decorative arts is taking place here, as well in the courtyard as in the castle itself.

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Herlinde
olgamaus


Posted Nov 5, 2011, 8:24 pm
Today we visited the zoo in Wuppertal, one of the neighbour cities.

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They built a new house for the penguins recently. They were swimming right above my head!

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I liked the elephants.

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When we went home my Mum showed me the old station building, nowadays a restaurant is situated in the building.

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Herlinde
olgamaus


Posted Nov 5, 2011, 8:26 pm
I am on my way to Castrpppp-Rx...., Castrop-Rxua...., Castrop-Rauxel! Mum told me that I would travel to Turkey if I would arrive in time.

Herlinde
Jellyfish


Posted Nov 21, 2011, 9:30 pm
Hi Mum,

I arrived safely in Castrop-Rauxel on time, because my Host's Parents flight to Turkey nearly the next day.
And now I have time to show you all the great pictures from me and what I've seen.

This is me in the airplane. It was very exciting to fly with it. First I thought I could fly by myself, but the airplan is much faster than me!
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After a short bus trip we reached the Hotel. It was beautiful there and the bed was very soft.
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The Hotel was called Hotel Dragon, and I saw some dragons there!
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After a long journey I was glad to go into the soft bed and sleep.
Soon I will show you all the trips I made and what places I see.

Herlinde
Jellyfish


Posted Nov 27, 2011, 6:39 pm
Hi Mum,

today we we're at the beach. I enjoyed the sun, it was really warm!

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Then we went to a restaurant at the beach and ate something.

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And here are some palm trees with the city in the background.

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When we were back at the hotel, I saw this funny formation on the bed.

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Herlinde
Jellyfish


Posted Nov 27, 2011, 6:50 pm
Hi Mum,

today we went to the beach again. In front of the hotel were two lion stone statues.

I was very brave and sit on the head of the first statue.

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And then I was more brave when I sit in the mouth of the second lion!

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At the beach I built a great sandcastle.... or maybe other people built it and I captured it  :D .

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I like the ocean there.
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Herlinde
Jellyfish


Posted Nov 27, 2011, 6:57 pm
Hi Mum,

today we visit an interesting tower in Side. It's called the read Tower or chain fortress (Kettenfestung in german).
On this foto I am in front of the red Tower.

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This is also in Side, near the harbour.

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And this is me in front of the harbour of Side. There were many ships.
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Herlinde


Jellyfish


Posted Nov 27, 2011, 7:05 pm
Hi Mum,

today we're visit the waterfall of Manavgat. I'm glad that I don't fall into it!

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At the same day we visit a mosque. A nice girl took that picture of me, she was the daughter from the tourist guide and took pictures of everyone.

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Soon I will travel back to Castrop-Rauxel :).

Herlinde
Noisy


Posted Dec 9, 2011, 5:28 pm
Hey Mom!

I reached home of Noisy..
She is ill, so I have to take care of her and make some tea and zwieback and soup and so on...

I will be busy to get her well, and than I can show you a lot of pictures taken with her children :-)

Nevertheless we have a lot of fun.

And Mom, here is a little dragon living, and he is sooooo cute ...
He is very shy for me...

greetings
I miss you!

Herlinde
Noisy


Posted Dec 13, 2011, 8:09 pm
Ready to go to school!

Each tuesday my hostmom goes to the primary-school in Weilburg and helps some children with their homework. The pupil stay at school until 3:15 pm. That is a very looooong day for them.
Look, Mom, Christmas is really everywhere - even in the classrooms.
Noisy


Posted Dec 25, 2011, 8:15 am
3. Advent

We made a photo with all TVs and those toys who would become TVs soon.

There are  Boofle the dog, Taru, me, Leopold, the little dragon in Love  :rolleyes:, Tiplitaps and Potamus.
Noisy


Posted Dec 25, 2011, 8:21 am
Taru and me made a visit at our host's mom mom ;-)

It was raining and raining some days long, and now thr river Lahn has much water. Some years it is much more!, Noisy told us.
Noisy


Posted Dec 25, 2011, 8:26 am
SNOW!!!

It is really cold *brrrrrrrrrr*
Noisy


Posted Dec 25, 2011, 8:30 am
Christmas is coming soon, see some decoration in my hosts house...
Noisy


Posted Dec 26, 2011, 12:59 am
MERRY CHRISTMAS, MOM

Look, mom, what the christchild brought to me!
I love it!
Now I can build me my own castle!
Noisy


Posted Jan 7, 2012, 3:11 pm
Today is the last day of the year and we make a little party.

We tried to take nice pictures at midnight, but that was not so easy  :(
Noisy


Posted Jan 7, 2012, 3:32 pm
My host mom has got a nice, very old crib;
and I climbed at the christmastree.

We started a puzzle that shows a historical wolrd map. It has 204 pieces and is only 15 x 10 cm , so it is the right measurefor us TVs.
Noisy


Posted Jan 13, 2012, 6:58 pm
I have built my castle and Leopldi helped me .
Noisy


Posted Jan 13, 2012, 7:06 pm
It is quite boring here, my host mom was down with influenza some days, now she is a little bit better...

So we TVs have to be quiet and have to play alone. :(
We have finished a puzzle, that we have started earlier.
And we played cards,
we needed a new calendar and got a new orchid
Noisy


Posted Jan 13, 2012, 7:15 pm
fairytale
Noisy


Posted Jan 26, 2012, 6:30 pm
Today my host mom got a postcard from Tiplitaps

She showed it to us TVs and we should think about where she could put all the nice postcards. Maybe we will put them to a pinwall? Thats not so nice  :(  So we decided to hang them to a line near our bed  :)

Noisy


Posted Jan 26, 2012, 7:04 pm
Hey mom!

Today it was very cold outside, but we made a walk at the river Lahn.
There is a lot of water because of the many rainy days we have got here.

In Weilburg there is a little ship going across the river like a ferry - only by men craft. There is a strong rope from one side to the other side across the river and the men in the ship is pulling the people across and over- but only when the weather is warm.

Near the Rollship is a nice garden. We only could take a picture from outside the fence -- because the garden is closed while the winter. Noisy told us, that it is very nice and full of ideas when it is warmer weather.

Than we walked to the three tunnel. They are near beside the other - and Weilburg is the only town in the world having 3 tunnel like this. There is one for trains, one for cars and one for ships. In summer many Lahn- tourists will be there and and take the sluise  with the canu.

There is also a Modell-machine-park. It took several years to build the little landscape. There is a little train , where you can sit on, going around. And there are many little construction machineries, and all streets and gardendesigns and walls and so on were build with this! But we could only have a look over the fence  :(

Then we were on a little bridge made of steel. It was very wobbling
when we walked over it, and  I almost fell down to the river :o
Noisy


Posted Jan 26, 2012, 7:42 pm
Today we have looked for a big breeding for St.Bernhards-dogs in Gaudernbach.

Noisy told that she has had a St.Bernhards-dog all the time she is living with her husband on the farm. But the last one called Ricky died very young, he only was 4 years old  :( and he was ill most time of his life.

Now she has got a Australien Working Kelpie, a very funny little dog.

This breed is special for herding sheeps, here the dog called Noisy  :cyclops: should herd the ducks. But Noisy- the dog- is very young and has to learn a lot...maybe not to catch little dragons!
Or not to lay on the sofa the  whole day long  :rolleyes:
Noisy


Posted Feb 3, 2012, 2:51 pm
Today is the day my journey goes on. And it will bring me to IRELAND. I'm very exited but sad, too. Now I have to leave my boy-friend Leopoldi and I don't know, if I will see him once again. Leopoldi gave me the promise that he will find me one time and than he want to marry me. But first he want to become a 'big' dragon and will have his own adventures.

Potamus, Stoker and Taru will leave Noisy, too. We had a great time, even when Noisy wasn't able to go outside with us  as much as she would.

Now I have to jump in my travelbox!

Lovely greetings from Hessen

sniff

Herlinde
Noisy


Posted Feb 3, 2012, 2:54 pm
Hey Mom!


Tomorrow we all have to leave the warm house of Noisy, so we made a little  "say-good-bye-party".

We had a lot of yummi things and talked a long time.

Lovely Greetings

Herlinde
Noisy


Posted Feb 4, 2012, 10:09 pm
Hey mom!

Tomorrow is the  19th birthday of Noisys son Florian.
And I could help baking a Frankfurter Kranz, a hessian speciality and a Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte!
What a job!

Can you spot us TVs on the last picture? No? Why?  B)

If you want to have the recipes of the cakes, Noisy will write them all in the travelog of Hessen-Leo soon!


Bye
Herlinde
LoganCarter


Posted Feb 7, 2012, 11:28 pm
Hello Mommy,

today I arrived safely to my new host's house, Isy. When I got there after such a long journey, I was greeted by Glacy who will be staying until Thursday. Isy told me that she has been really stressed lately trying to settle in into her new home and everything. And I am a bit sad myself as I miss my Leopoldi sooo much. :'( But too cheer me up, Glacy and I shared an Oreo cookie that was really delicious.  (But I'm really missing my Leopoldi...)

http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/1817/p120207222310.jpg

http://img192.imageshack.us/img192/3474/p120207222503.jpg

http://img827.imageshack.us/img827/5839/p120207222530.jpg
LoganCarter


Posted Feb 9, 2012, 6:45 pm
Hi Mommy,

today, Glacy, Isy and me went outside. Can you guess where we went? Do you think this is a playground?

http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/6971/photo0037mz.jpg
Look at me on the slide.

But it's not a playground, it is actually just the backgarden. The weather wasn't really good so that was the only thing we could do today.

http://img821.imageshack.us/img821/2158/photo0035mz.jpg
Glacy and me just hanging out together.

http://img849.imageshack.us/img849/7328/photo0041p.jpg
This was sooo much fun!

They even have a really big trampoline in the garden but I couldn't go on it because it's full of leaves.
http://img607.imageshack.us/img607/9760/photo0040g.jpg

http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/3676/photo0036z.jpg
Can you see the building in the back? That's a stable. Isy has a farm behind her house and we can smell the cows and hear the donkeys. And Isy told me that sometimes there are horses walking by.

Mommy, today was really fun but have I told you how much I miss Leopoldi? :( But someday, we'll meet again, I am sure and then we are gonna marry. That is okay for you, Mommy, isn't it?
olgamaus


Posted Apr 25, 2012, 7:43 pm
I'm back home :)

My Munmy is really happy to have me at home for a few days ... or a few weeks? Let's see...

I brought lovely presents with me: delicicious chocolate and the valentine card from Leopoldi. That was soooo kind of him :)

There were some guests to say Hello to me: Albus Star, Schnatterchen and Tamina.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7133/7113398491_82381fbc6e_o.jpg

Herlinde
beelicious


Posted Sep 1, 2012, 3:52 pm
Hello mummy!

The time with you was wonderful but I'm a TV - I NEED travel  ;)!

Today I arrived at my new host.
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1060731.jpg

http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1060735.jpg

http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1060736.jpg

Fanny the host-manager received me very kindly.
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1060737.jpg

She introduces me to the other guests:

Tokki from Canada....
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1060739.jpg

Leooo from the Netherlands...
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1060740.jpg

Wolley from Guinea  and
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1060738.jpg

Cherry Lola from the USA.
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1060741.jpg

Cheese  :cyclops:!
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1060745.jpg

Don't worry mum - I'm fine!
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1060744.jpg

I kiss you!
Herlinde
beelicious


Posted Sep 6, 2012, 10:58 am
Hello Mummy!

The summer is gone.... Now it's autumn...
And what we do in the autumn?

Fanny had a great idea. We make kite and let them fly!

At the afternoon the weather was  sunny  so we go outside.

Fanny showed  how I can make a kite.
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/P1060749.jpg

http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/P1060755.jpg

http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/P1060760.jpg

http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/P1060761.jpg

http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/P1060763.jpg

http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/P1060764.jpg

http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/P1060765.jpg

Then I made my own.
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1060824.jpg

http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1060828.jpg

http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1060829.jpg

http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1060831.jpg

http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1060832.jpg

http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1060833.jpg

http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1060834.jpg

http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1060835.jpg

Done! I sign it.
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1060839.jpg

Only for you Leopoldi! I miss you...
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1060836.jpg

All kites are very nice!
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/P1060837.jpg


In the evening blew the wind so I let fly my kite. What a fun!
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1060842.jpg


Fannys kite was blown into a tree! She was very sad...
So we helped her to get her kite back!
We're a fantastic team!
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/P1060857.jpg


It was a great day!

Lots of love,
Herlinde
beelicious


Posted Sep 7, 2012, 11:10 am
Today we said "Goodbye" to Tokki.

He travels to Switzerland.

Take care my buddy!
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Tokki/P1060868.jpg
beelicious


Posted Sep 10, 2012, 12:15 pm
Dear mum!

Today were a great day for me.

My hostdad go with me in the garden and then he says:

"Herlinde, you little dragon, we need your help! We want to make a barbeque but we have no fire. 
Would you fire up our barbeque?"
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1060897.jpg


YES, I WANT  :cyclops:!

3... 2... 1... FIRE!
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1060900.jpg

http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1060901.jpg

http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1060909.jpg

Yummie!
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1060918.jpg

One of my life mission is fulfilled!  It was a wonderful day!

Bye,
Herlinde
beelicious


Posted Sep 13, 2012, 11:30 am
Today we say "goodbye" to Leooo. He's travel to Italy.

I wish him a good journey!
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Leooo/P1060927.jpg

Bye,
Herlinde
beelicious


Posted Sep 14, 2012, 6:35 pm
Hi mum!

How are you? I'm fine  :cyclops:!

Today I saw a beautiful sunset:
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1060969.jpg


Take care!

Herlinde
beelicious


Posted Sep 16, 2012, 8:03 am
Hello!

Today I helped hostmum to cook a new recipe, but it was very simple: Rice with pork.
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Wolley/P1060933.jpg

First I cut pickles
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1060944.jpg

then an onion....
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1060948.jpg

.... leek...
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1060941.jpg

and  grate parmesan-cheese.
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1060937.jpg

I give pork and the onions in a hot pan....
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1060952.jpg

then add  rice and broth. Cook for 30 min.
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1060955.jpg

Then I give the pickles, leek,  parmesan-cheese  and a little sage in the pan.
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1060957.jpg

Done! Yummie!
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1060962.jpg

Kiss,
Herlinde
beelicious


Posted Sep 17, 2012, 8:10 am
Hey there!

Today hostdad harvested a really big zuccini!

Look!
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Cherry%20Lola/P1060971.jpg

She weighs 2,3 kg (4,6 lb)!
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Cherry%20Lola/P1060972.jpg

And she is 45 cm long!
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Cherry%20Lola/P1060974.jpg

http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Cherry%20Lola/P1060975.jpg

Greetings,
Herlinde
beelicious


Posted Sep 18, 2012, 3:48 pm
Hello!

Today we made a little trip.


View over Hassfurt and the  convent "Mariaburghausen".
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1060996.jpg

Here begins the "Steigerwald".
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1070019.jpg

Now I'm  in the "Steigerwald".
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1070027.jpg

Here was once a very old mill. She was  destroyed in the 2. World-War.
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Cherry%20Lola/P1070022.jpg

Big hug!
Herlinde
beelicious


Posted Sep 24, 2012, 7:59 am
Hello mum!

Today the wheater was fine so we go the a very little airport in Hassfurt.

There was very little helicopter for 2 people. The called gyroplane.
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1060997.jpg

Look! Do you see the colored dots in the sky?
Parachutist! Cool!
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1070017.jpg

Love you!
Kiss!
Herlinde
beelicious


Posted Sep 24, 2012, 8:19 am
Hi!

Today Cherry Lola, Wolley and I were on a playground.

Paddles is fun!
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Cherry%20Lola/P1060980.jpg

Cherry Lola gained weight!
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Cherry%20Lola/P1060979.jpg

I don't now the word for this but it makes fun!
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Cherry%20Lola/P1060981.jpg

Whew! Climbing is exhausting!
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1060983.jpg

Hold on! Don't fall down!
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Cherry%20Lola/P1060986.jpg

Trust myself to slide?
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1060987.jpg

Yippie! This is fun!
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1060988.jpg

It was a nice day but when we came home there was a surprise for us...
beelicious


Posted Sep 24, 2012, 9:23 am
Back at home was an envelope for us...

We're all curious...
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/P1070052_zpseb2e4bdd.jpg

It's Batgirl! She's from USA!
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Batgirl/P1070057_zpse4bbed39.jpg
beelicious


Posted Sep 24, 2012, 10:46 am
But this was not the end of the day!

At the afternoon hostdad took us to the kitchen.
We baked bread with him!
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Cherry%20Lola/P1070065_zpse980a2d1.jpg

First: Dissolve yeast in warm water with sugar.
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1070073_zpse3645b49.jpg

Then grind the bread-spice.
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1070069_zps9e7db034.jpg


3 kinds of flour:

rye flour
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1070078_zpse99cc4b7.jpg

wheat-wholemeal-flour
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1070079_zpsfa55c868.jpg

spelled flour
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1070086_zpsb7cf65f5.jpg

Add the bread-spice and sunflower seeds.
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1070094_zps43fdbe3e.jpg

http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1070095_zps2a8830f2.jpg

Then water...
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1070105_zpsdb3ec5ee.jpg

and vinegar.
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1070110_zps388a6cbd.jpg

Look! The yeast has fermented. 
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1070100_zps86e7f37a.jpg

http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1070112_zps6b3774e5.jpg


Mix everything.
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1070117_zps05548b3f.jpg

Then knead...
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Cherry%20Lola/P1070123_zpsa08998b9.jpg

...and knead...
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Cherry%20Lola/P1070124_zpsa72fa1dc.jpg

... and knead.
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Cherry%20Lola/P1070125_zpsf2d841cc.jpg

Done!
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Cherry%20Lola/P1070126_zps1c801eb8.jpg

Put in a bowl....
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Cherry%20Lola/P1070127_zps0df0229e.jpg

blanket.
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Cherry%20Lola/P1070128_zps93477607.jpg


Now we have to wait an hour.

We are curious.
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Cherry%20Lola/P1070131_zps682f08cd.jpg

Look! The dough has doubled!
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1070135_zps15b3cd48.jpg

And then knead again.
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1070138_zpsef6e9370.jpg

Now it looks like a bread. It smells great!
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Cherry%20Lola/P1070141_zps9cbcc4b2.jpg

In the oven for an hour.
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1070143_zps9c3265dc.jpg

Done!  It smells gorgeous!
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Cherry%20Lola/P1070148_zps49da6c34.jpg

With butter the bread tastes fantastic!
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1070149_zps611647b6.jpg

It was a wonderful day!

Bye,
Herlinde
beelicious


Posted Sep 25, 2012, 3:49 pm
Hello mum!

Today I was on the "Wallburg" in Eltmann.

There is only a tower but the view is great!
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1070160.jpg

http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1070157.jpg


Big hug!
Herlinde
beelicious


Posted Oct 2, 2012, 6:14 am
Hello mum!

Today I harvested pumpkins.
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1070164.jpg

They are pretty heavy!
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Wolley/P1070169.jpg

They are stored in the basement. Maybee we cook them soon?
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1070173.jpg

Kiss,
Herlinde
beelicious


Posted Oct 7, 2012, 1:01 pm
Hello mummy!

Today host-dad took us and host-mum to his work.

He is a truckdriver!

It's 7 a.m. What a beautiful sunrise!
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1070183.jpg

We drive with this truck.
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1070189.jpg

Oh, very high!
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1070195.jpg

Let's go!
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Cherry%20Lola/P1070196.jpg

Look! Sheep!
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Cherry%20Lola/P1070199.jpg

We drive in the near of Coburg.
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Cherry%20Lola/P1070200.jpg

Host-dad offload a smal backkhoe and a container.
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Cherry%20Lola/P1070206.jpg

http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Cherry%20Lola/P1070207.jpg

Then we drive in the near of Lichtenfels. Can we visit Yosemite  :D? Unfortunately no.... We had no time...
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Cherry%20Lola/P1070214.jpg

We saw some nice Oldtimer.
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Cherry%20Lola/P1070210.jpg

Host-dad load up gravel.
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Cherry%20Lola/P1070217.jpg

Closing time!
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Cherry%20Lola/P1070211.jpg

Big hug!
Herlinde
beelicious


Posted Oct 9, 2012, 7:05 pm
Dear mum!

Today was a special day.
Host-mum and host-dad have a new family member: Sammy, a small black -white cat.
He is 8 weeks old and very sweet.


First we snuggles with him...
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Cherry%20Lola/P1070231.jpg

than host-dad.
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Cherry%20Lola/P1070234.jpg

When I can to cuddle with you again  :D?

Love you!
Herlinde
beelicious


Posted Oct 24, 2012, 8:52 am
Hello mommy!

Today we made a little jaunt.

First we were in "Zeil am Main" (Main is a river).
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1070492.jpg

Then we drive to "Sand am Main". Here is a section from the "Altmain".
I saw a black swan.
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1070480.jpg

The seat looks interesting...
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Wolley/P1070470.jpg

Do you know what the thing behind me is?
Come we take a look!

It's a big vine of stone!
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1070472.jpg

Do you see me  ;)?
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1070475.jpg

Vine?
Let's go to a walk through a vineyard!
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Wolley/P1070504.jpg

Isn't it beautiful?
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1070493.jpg

http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1070494.jpg

http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1070501.jpg

It was a very nice day!

I hope you're fine!

Kiss,
Herlinde
beelicious


Posted Oct 24, 2012, 8:52 am
Hello mommy!

Today we made a little jaunt.

First we were in "Zeil am Main" (Main is a river).
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1070492.jpg

Then we drive to "Sand am Main". Here is a section from the "Altmain".
I saw a black swan.
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1070480.jpg

The seat looks interesting...
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Wolley/P1070470.jpg

Do you know what the thing behind me is?
Come we take a look!

It's a big vine of stone!
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1070472.jpg

Do you see me  ;)?
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1070475.jpg

Vine?
Let's go to a walk through a vineyard!
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Wolley/P1070504.jpg

Isn't it beautiful?
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1070493.jpg

http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1070494.jpg

http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1070501.jpg

It was a very nice day!

I hope you're fine!

Kiss,
Herlinde
beelicious


Posted Oct 27, 2012, 9:09 am
Hello mum!

Today I new TV arrived.
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Vassily/P1070542.jpg

http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Vassily/P1070544.jpg

Look! It's Vassily, a tennis-ball from Spain!
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Vassily/P1070548.jpg

We read the nice postcard from Barcelona.
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Vassily/P1070545.jpg


Bye,
Herlinde
beelicious


Posted Oct 27, 2012, 9:19 am
Hi!

The winter is here!

This morning it was snowing...
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1070597.jpg

... and it snowing for 4 hours.
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Wolley/P1070605.jpg

I hope you're fine!

Kiss,
Herlinde
beelicious


Posted Nov 5, 2012, 8:07 am
Hello!

Today is a very large package arrived.

A huge TV???

No, is a cat tree for Sammy!
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Wolley/P1070674.jpg

Together we unpack everything.
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Wolley/P1070675.jpg

I help to assemble.
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1070698.jpg

http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Wolley/P1070706.jpg

Done!
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Wolley/P1070715.jpg

Sammy like it and we too!

Love you!
Herlinde
beelicious


Posted Nov 24, 2012, 12:17 pm
Hello mum!

I've harvested pumpkins few weeks ago. Do you remember?

Today we cooked with one of them!

I made pumpkin-lasagne!

First I wash the pumpkin.
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1070878.jpg

I cut the pumpkin.
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1070882.jpg

A pumpkin is very hard so we helped cut together.
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Wolley/P1070884.jpg

http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1070887.jpg

http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1070888.jpg

http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1070892.jpg

Then I steam the pumpkin.
After 25 minutes the pumkin is done.
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1070896.jpg

I cut onions.
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1070899.jpg

Then I mix the onions with soure cream and cheese spread.
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1070912.jpg

I give the half in a beaker and  add  vegetable stock, thyme and a little bit of olive oil. 
I puree all.
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1070912.jpg

Then I stack the lasagne.
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1070922.jpg

http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1070926.jpg

http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1070930.jpg

http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1070935.jpg

http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1070939.jpg

In the oven for 30 minutes.
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1070944.jpg

Yummie!
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1070947.jpg

Love you!
Bye!
Herlinde
beelicious


Posted Dec 2, 2012, 11:50 am
Dear Mum!

Last night it snowed about 10 cm!

We go outside and play in the snow! Brrrr! It's very cold!
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Wolley/P1080060.jpg

I help hostdad to shoveling the snow.
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1080055.jpg

Can you see the copy  from me in the snow?
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/P1080064.jpg

Kiss,
Herlinde
beelicious


Posted Dec 15, 2012, 7:35 am
I'm coming home!

I'm going back home to prepare my engagement-party  :cyclops:.

Leopoldi... I miss him so much  :(...

I write in the guestbook.
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/ov_p1080160.jpg

I say goodbye:

Fanny
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/ov_p1080154.jpg

Vassily
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/ov_p1080155.jpg

Wolley
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/ov_p1080157.jpg

Batgirl
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/ov_p1080158.jpg


I had a great time here!
Bye!
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/Herlinde/ov_p1080159.jpg


Herlinde

olgamaus


Posted Dec 17, 2012, 10:46 am
I'm home now, but I won't stay long ....

Herlinde

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