Freya, Garmisch Partenkirchen, Germany

HoBi


Posted May 4, 2013, 4:03 pm
Hello World!    

I am a small curious dragonfly.

I love the nature and want to visit Germany.

Fortunately I already have found some nice hosts for me, but I will let you know, when I search new hosts.  :D

yours
Freya
HoBi


Posted May 5, 2013, 8:03 pm
Hello,

my first trip into the forest! How exciting! I found colorful flowers. First
yellow wood anemone

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This flower smells good: sweet violets

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The spring vetch

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What a beautiful orchid! I love these flowers!

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But where are the morels?

There – we found it! Can you see it? It was hidden!
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You can see it better here- our first morel!

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But there must be more...

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There were two – we took them.

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We searched for a long time and found many more. What a big fun!

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I love this forest.

Until soon

Freya
HoBi


Posted May 8, 2013, 5:19 pm
Hello,

I saw a wonderful forest today. There was a beautiful lake.

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What will it be in the water?

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It is great here – I would love to stay here.

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There were flowers!

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And this small river – it was so beautiful!

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I love it – I want to stay here.

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I won't starve here!

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Should I really start travelling? Or is it the most beautiful forest for dragonflies in Germany?  :rolleyes:


Freya
HoBi


Posted May 12, 2013, 2:22 pm
Hello,

Today we searched St. Georg’s mushrooms. But look, what we found – morels. First we found a half-free morel.

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Then a very big one…

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We saw scaly polypore, too.

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And so many orchids…

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The morels played hide and seek with us. Can you see it?

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Here it was.

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Playing hide and seek was so much fun. We won and found all morels.

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At the end we found 4 small St. Georg’s mushrooms.  It won’t enough to eat for all of us.

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However it was a wonderful day in the forest.

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At home I said goodbye to the others. My first journey starts now!

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How exciting!

Until soon

Freya
WingedWolf


Posted May 16, 2013, 7:13 pm
Hello,

today I arrived at WingedWolf's place and was greeted warmly by Twix, Zed Dog and HelgaHH when I climbed out of my envelope :)

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Later Stripes joined us and we welcomed him, too ^_^

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I'm really looking forward to many adventures here :)

Love,
Freya
WingedWolf


Posted May 16, 2013, 7:31 pm
Since host-mum got home from work quite early today and the weather was so nice we went for a little walk in the beautiful nature! ^__^

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Everything was so green and the flowers were blooming :)

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We had a little break when we arrived at the forest after so much walking. It felt so nice :rolleyes:
Me and Stripes were sleeping! :)

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We found a bird house but there were no birds inside :(

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Oh, and we also found mushrooms! :D

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Here's a heart for you! <3 :)

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Love,
Freya
WingedWolf


Posted May 29, 2013, 4:08 pm
Hi there,

host-mum went to a pond with me today. The first one was almost dried up.

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Next to it there was a small hut with dirty windows :)

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Hugs,
Freya
WingedWolf


Posted Jun 11, 2013, 8:05 pm
Hello there,

after all the rain in Bavaria it was finally warm again today so we took the chance and went to the nearby Max Reger Park in Weiden.

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You can see the "Max Reger Halle" in the background here, it's a very big and nice building where a lot of interesting festivals take place!

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Look! We even saw a small mouse, it's so cute! :)

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In the park there even is a playground! :)

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We saw a lot of small sweet birds in cages! :o

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That's host-mum's favourite place in the park! ^o^

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Hugs,
Freya
WingedWolf


Posted Jun 24, 2013, 7:45 pm
Hey :3

Today was a really foggy morning and when we walked through host-mum's hometown Mantel, we came by this construction area where they are currently building a new house! :)

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Later we went to the market place ^__^

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You can see the small post office here ...

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... as well as the two churches and the pharmacy :)

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To get to host-mum's workplace we took the bus! :D

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I sat down next to the computer screen and watched everyone working! ^w^ It was a funny day!

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Hugs,
Freya
WingedWolf


Posted Jun 24, 2013, 8:32 pm
Hello everyone at home,

We welcomed a new member today, his name is Cheney and he's from China! Wow! I'm sure we will have a lot of fun together!

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Woo, since it was such a hot day today I took my sunglasses with me (they are a little too big though :p) and ate water ice, so yummy! ^__^

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Love,
Freya
WingedWolf


Posted Jul 2, 2013, 6:03 pm
Hi mum ^o^

Isidore arrived back home in Germany. He had an amazing time in Japan with cocoaby who was a great host and sent some really sweet presents, too.

When he climbed out of his box we all greeted him :)

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We thought it'll be a nice idea to cook something to celebrate, so we helped to cut carrots and zucchini ^_^

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We also helped to whip some cream for our strawberries, hmm yummy :3

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Best wishes,
Freya
WingedWolf


Posted Jul 16, 2013, 7:53 pm
Hi mommy,

Today's my last day in Bavaria with Sabrina. I spent 8 great weeks there and now I'm a little sad that I have to leave and say goodbye to everyone :(
I saw some new nice flowers today ^__^ The first one is host-mum's favourite  :D

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Later that day we drove to the post office and I started my short journey to olgamaus in Remscheid. I will stay there for another two months and I'm sure I will have a lot of fun, too! :)

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Love you,
Freya
olgamaus


Posted Jul 18, 2013, 2:08 pm
Hi Mummy,
after a short trip I arrived at my new host's home in Remscheid in North Rhine-Westphalia.

My host Katja picked me out of the mail box when she came home in her lunch break. In her apartement I met the other plushy guest. They are Lamikins, Mr. Forest and Anna Pineapple.

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Soon my host had to go back to work. Of course I went with her. Close to my current home you can find a little park with old trees and a playground.

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This is a water tower, situated on the hightest point of the city centre.

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Soon we reached my host's work place, a law firm.

Bye for now
Freya
olgamaus


Posted Jul 21, 2013, 1:39 pm
Hi Mummy,
I recognized cute furry things running around. They were playing with my travelling envelope.

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Katja told me that this was Manfred, a ferret.

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Another ferret climbed into Katja's handbag in the meantime.

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This is Zaehnchen, the most curious animal on earth.

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I like to play with them :)

Bye
Freya
olgamaus


Posted Jul 23, 2013, 8:19 pm
Hi Mummy,
it is incredibly hot here. Everyone is grumbling because it is too warm even in the flats and at the work places. In Katja's lunch break we only took a short walk in the city centre to buy a few things.

First I will show you the city hall with its tower which is about 48 m tall.

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This is a statue showing two giant forceps as a symbol for the tool producing industry in this city.

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From here we went along the shopping street where you can find this large fountain in front of the main entrance of the shopping mall.

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My new friend is Mr. Forest, unfortunately he is going to leave tomorrow. He will visit Moscow next, we keep our fingers crossed that it will be not as hot there.

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We stopped at a florist so I could admire all those roses.

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Katja also showed me the public library...

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... and the central bus station.

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Later we found another fountain, a funny looking fountain tiled in many colors.

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We went into the supermarket and spent some time in the cooled area for dairy products :D

Later in the afternoon we had a thunderstorm which flooded many cellars in the city area, luckily not ours.

Bye
Freya

olgamaus


Posted Jul 29, 2013, 1:37 pm
Hi Mummy,
today we visited the historical district Lennep. My host's daugther is living there. Lennep is the second largest district of Remscheid with about 25.000 inhabitants. Lennep once was one of the most important cities of the region Bergisches Land.

Lennep has an historical city core based on a medieval structure. There were several large city fires, the last one in the year 1746 which destroyed most of the city. It was rebuilt afterwards. Lennep received its town charter between the years 1259 and 1276- In 1929 Lennep was annexated to Remscheid.

We started our trip at the remains of the city wall, parts of it remained after the last city fire.

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Katja showed us picturesque and narrow lanes with those lovely timber-framed houses.

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Here you can see an historical door knocker showing a lion, the heraldic animal of Remscheid.

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Klosterkirche (minster) is the oldest sacral building in Remscheid, built in the years 1677 until 1696. It is now a cultural centre, a restaurant is also situated in the building.

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Wow! Blue hydrangea!

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Do you know Lennep's most famous former citizen? It was Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen who produced and detected x-rays. He was born in Lennep in 1845. Here is the Roentgen Museum.

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Katja took us further to show us his birth house.

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He was born in this house.

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We saw the loveliest houses everywhere.

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This is the market place, close to one of the churches.

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Later we visited my host's parents, they are living on the seventh floor - what a gorgeous overview!

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That's all for today
Bye
Freya

olgamaus


Posted Jul 29, 2013, 9:21 pm
Hi Mummy,
today we visited a medieval castle in the neighbour city Solingen, Schloss Burg, It is situated high upon a hill above the River Wupper. Around the castle you can find many lovely old houses.

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Indeed, this house is the oldest here, built in 1673, which means that it is 340 years old!

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This is the castle.

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There are some shops in the courtyard, they were still closed. We came here early because later it will be terribly hot. We knew than that the shops do not open before 10:30 a.m. The shop owners are mostly doing an "old" handcraft, for example handmade brushes, brooms, soap, lovely yarns and wooden knitting needles, toys like swords and helmets and of course souvenirs.

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Schloss Burg was built in 1133 by Count Adolf I von Berg on a hill above the river Wupper.That's why this region is called "Bergisches Land".

About a hundred years later it was enlarged by Count Engelberg II von Berg. This is the man on the horse in the courtyard.

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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.

The round tower was the powder tower, it was restored about some years ago. There would be going on something later, there were beer stalls everywhere.

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You have a fantastic overview from here across the valley of river Wupper.

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There is a shop in the forecourt where they sell fruit wine and other kinds of wine. They had beautifully carved chairs to sit and enjoy the wine - but not in the early morning ;)

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We left the castle ground to take a walk in the beautiful surroundings. We walked through a small hamlet with beautiful gardens.

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From here we walked into the forest.

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We left the forest and came to the next rural hamlet.

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This really sounds like a rural area :D

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Katja helped me to take a lot of photos of beautiful flowers I saw in the gardens. Here they are :)

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Bye for now
Freya
olgamaus


Posted Aug 2, 2013, 10:20 pm
Hi Mummy,
a new guest arrvied today - it is Kirin from Chile. She has been here in 2011 already. She liked Germany so much that she asked if she  maybe could once more. Here she is!

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In the afternoon we took a walk to the municipaol park, Katja, Kirin and I. The frist picture was taken close to Katja's former flat.

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In this quarter you can find many old houses which survived World War II.

This is the police headquarter with a small park in front of it.

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Soon we reached the municipal park.

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The municipal park is really large, mostly a landscape park with old trees.

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Not only trees, but also flowers like those lilies.

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We found more flowers in the perennial garden.

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Here you can see the outskirts of Remscheid and the neighbour city Wuppertal in the backgrond. Katja told us th at we would visit Wuppertal on Friday.

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Love
Freya
olgamaus


Posted Aug 4, 2013, 4:36 pm
Hi Mummy,
today we visted the neighbour city Wuppertal. After finishing work at 1:00 a.m. Katja's daughter met us and we went to Wuppertal by bus.

After having lunch we took a short walk through the city centre.

This is the market place in front of the city hall...

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and one of the nearby shopping streets.

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Our host suggested to visit "Hardt", a large landscape park in Wuppertal-Elberfeld. The botanical garden also would be situated there. That sounds great :)

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On our way to Hardt Katja showed us a funny bridge. A funny bridge?

Yes, have a look - a Lego-Bridge!

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This bridge is a concrete beam bridge which crosses over the Schwesterstraße. This bridge belongs to a former railway track was repainted as this Lego-Bridge in 2011. It even won a prize!

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From here it was a short walk to Hardt, along a large allotment area.

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Soon we reached the parkway. Those greenhouses belong to the Botanical garden. You can already see the greenhouses and Elise Tower, which was built in 1838 as the garden's focal point.

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We strolled around the fantastic park, enjoying the sunshine.

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In the Botanical garden you can find all kinds of plants, both trees and flowers, bushes and different kinds of grass, also herbs.

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This is a bog garden with carnivorous plants.

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Here you can see the former country house of a textile manufacturers named Eller, which contained a villa (built 1820), orangery, residential and farm buildings,

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When this large tree came into sight Kirin was jumping for you :) It is an araucaia from Chile, Kirin's home country.

Here is a close shot from the araucaia's branches. It looks like something living :D

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We found this insect hotel, built as a miniature of Elise tower.

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We also visited the greenhouses. Katja told us that today it was the first time that the temperature outside was even higher than inside the greenhouses. I found a banana plant.

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Something you would have liked, Mummy :)

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We left the park than to walk back to the city centre. We walked along river Wupper where Katja showed us the district court and of course the famous Schwebebahn (suspension railway). Unfortunaltely it is out of order currently due to repair works.

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The Schwebebahn was established in 1901. The tracks are 8 m above the streets and 12 m above the Wupper River. There are 20 stations along the track which is about 13 km long, crossing some streets and even the A1 motorway.

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The stations are built in different styles, this one is a modern one. Ther are also some stations which were kept or restored in their original historical style.

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We went to Luisenviertel than, an old quarter, well known for lots of bars and restaurants, boutiques and small stores with jeweily, toys, home decoration and much more.

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Did I already mention that it was incredibly hot today? After strolling through the city for more than 5 hours we enjoyed a large beer and small dinner in Luisenviertel.

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We collected my photos taken with flowers for you :)

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Love
Freya
olgamaus


Posted Aug 11, 2013, 9:19 pm
Hi Mummy,

we took a walk today in the district Hasten, one of the historic districts. You can find lots of lovely old traditional houses here.

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In the background the outskirts of Wuppertal are situated.

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A museum is situated in this Patrician villa, built in late 18th century.

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The "German Tool Museum" is situated on the the same estate. There are also outdoor facilities, some historic workshops and different machines.

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I found  this statue in the garden behind the museum :)

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Katja showed us more beautiful houses.

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Here in Hasten you can often find factory buildings close to dwellings, mostly the factories were here at first.

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Hasten is situated in the North of Remscheid, with a lot of woodland and rural areas around.

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More factory buildings ...

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Than Katja took us to a narrow lane.

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From here we went back home, walking uphill for some time.

Bye
Freya
olgamaus


Posted Aug 11, 2013, 9:47 pm
Hi Mummy,
today we took a walk in a woodland area around Hohenhagen, a housing area surrounded by woodland. We followed a forest track for some time.

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There are four tracks for nordic walking created, with different lenghts. These signs are showing where to walk.

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We had some rain during the last nights, so mushrooms are growing.

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We went down to the nearby valley, here some houses are hidden.

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These are dragon flowers, growing on a meadow.

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Raspberries! Katja is looking foreward to the end of the month or early September, when many more berries will be ripe. She loves to cook jam from all kinds of fruit, also from wild fruit like elderberry, blackberry, rowan, hawthorn, blueberry or rose hip.

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Along the path you can often find piles of trunks.

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Bye
Freya
olgamaus


Posted Aug 18, 2013, 11:35 am
Hi Mummy,
we went to Cologne today to attend a meeting of German members of a worldwide community for knitters and crocheters, also spinners. This meeting was taking place in the German Sports and Olympic Museum. To get there we had to cross river Rhine first.

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You can see Cologne Cathedral and the old town and also excursion boats.

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The bridge in the background is Hohenzollern bridge, the most heavily used railway bridge in Germany.

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It was only a short walk along the river until we reached the German Raveler Meeting.

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To show you that the meeting really was taking place in a museum we took a shot of Michael Schumacher's racing car.

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We saw wonderful knitted clothings and tons of fantastic yarns.

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There was also a contest for handcrafted things themed "I love Germany" :D

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Lunch time!

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Later we went to the city centre to have a look around.

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The old town is situated along river Rhine. Cologne was originally founded by the Romans around the year 50 A.D. Although the city centre of Cologne was nearly wiped out in World War II there are still parts of medieval Cologne with its narrow lanes left.

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This is Heumarkt, a famous place with lots of bars and restaurants.

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Here you can find this equestrian sculpture of Frederick William III of Prussia, placed here in 1878 A.D.

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The Cologne carnival is one of the biggest street festivals in Europe. There are shops selling costumes during the whole year.

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We went to the shopping streets than. There is also a Hard Rock Cafe.

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Of course Katja also showed us Cologne Cathedral, city's most famous monument.  It is a Gothic church, started in 1248, and completed in 1880. It is a World Heritage site since 1996. At the moment peace demonstrations are taking place on the large place in front of the cathedral.

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Cologne Cathedral is called "the eternal construction site" because constructions works are taking place every time. Some building parts are placed on the ground.

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We had to walk back to the car than which was parked on the opposite side of river Rhine. This time we used Hohenzollern Bridge to cross the river. Four equestrian statues showing Prussian emporers and family members of House of Hohenzollern are placed at both ends of the bridge.

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The fences of the railway track are covered with love padlocks.

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Good-bye Cologne!

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Bye
Freya
olgamaus


Posted Sep 5, 2013, 1:20 pm
Hi Mummy,
Katja told us that we would visit the neighbour city Solingen today, especially the botanical garden. That sound great! Before we left, she took one of her used books to take it with her because there was a public bookcase in the park. She said she always takes a book there and another one will be taken home.

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So we went to Solingen by bus. Usually we would have taken the  train but due to repair works at Muengsten Bridge no trains are going to Solingen at the moment.

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The botanical garden is subdivided into several sections. There are areas with trees, bushes or flowers. We started here.

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Lots of flowers were already withered, but not these asters!

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There were interesting sculptures showing insects, like these ants.

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Katja also showed us a sun dial. It was .... 15:55 p.m. :)

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We found a  tree with  really large leafes.

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Look at this giant butterfly!

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Katja told me to have a look at its back.

Wow! Isn't it beautiful with its glass mosaic?

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There you can see it sitting on the lawn.

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Another creepy-crawly :)

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We reached the public bookcase than.

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We took a real  classic with us and put the book whe brought from home into the bookcase. We took "Jaws". Katja told us that she had watched the movie at least a dozen timed, but  never read the novel.

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We found more weird and interesting trees, like this one ...

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... or this one.

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We left the garden and decided to walk back to the city centre along the Korkenziehertrasse, a former railway track.

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It it now a lone for pedestrians and cyclists, meandering through the city. That's why it is called "cork screw" lane. Katja did not know how long we would have to walk so she recorded the track.

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There were some tunnels along the path, this one covered with graffiti inside.

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Obviously we were coming closer to the city centre. There were more and more industrial complexes next to the lane.

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We reached the station Solingen-Mitte than.

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One last look at the city before had to look for our bus.

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Later we had a look at the recorded track. We found out that it was a 4,2 km walk.

Bye
Freya
olgamaus


Posted Sep 6, 2013, 1:42 pm
Hi Mummy,
today we managed to take Katja's adult son out to a walk. He wanted to have dinner with us, this meant also taking a longer walk with us :D

We started our trip downhill to Morsbachtal. We came along some older industrial complexes.

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This road following the valley is one of the oldest parts of the city area.

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We went into the forest than. All along the path these flowers were blooming - Himalayan balsam.

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A farm was situated at the walking path. Here we saw geese ...

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... a flock of sheep ...

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... and a curious horse. It came to the fence to get cuddled, I believe.

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What a lovely valley!

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Katja also showed us this historic factory building (with an ugly pond in front of it :) )

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Later we had to walk uphill for an eternity to get back to the city. Katja's son was a bit faster that I was.

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After leaving the forest we still had to walk for almost half an hour to get home.

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Here is one of three allotment areas in the municipal park. In the background you can see the outskirts of Remscheid and Wuppertal.

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Let's have dinner now!

Bye
Freya
olgamaus


Posted Sep 6, 2013, 2:13 pm
Hi Mummy,

it was not as hot today, so of course we took a walk. First we picked up one of Katja's friends and went to the city centre.

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On this Sunday there were no kids playing in the fountain.

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We walked down the shopping street.

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We found this funny graffiti.

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For a short while we waked through a forest where we found these cameroon sheep on a farm.

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Too soon we left the forest to reach the district Luettringhausen/Goldenberg.

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Does this also count as a flower picture?

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Later we had to climb one of the steepest paths through a vast allotment area to get back to the city. Again the outskirts of Wuppertal were visible in the background.

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Bye for now
Freya
olgamaus


Posted Sep 8, 2013, 4:49 pm
Hi Mummy,
today we are having a rainy day, so we decided to stay at home. We helped Katja to prepare lunch. We made Vietnamese stye summer rolls today. We took rice paper, glass noodles, carrots, crisphead lettuce, chili pepper, shrimps, coriander leaves and Thai basil.

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We chopped the vegetables and put everything in place. First the rice paper had to be submerged for a few seconds to soften it.

We put it onto a damp kitchen towerl and filled it.

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The result was not looking really professional, but the summer rolls tasted great with oyster sauce and peanut sauce.

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Bye
Freya
olgamaus


Posted Sep 11, 2013, 6:11 pm
Hi Mummy,
autumn came over night! It is raining, it is ugly outside. Katja  told me that RikeH was waiting for me. So we packed my things and bought a local delicacy. Katja told me that it was enjoyed here dipped into coffee. I hope we can try it soon :)

I said good-bye to nosyblue and Kirin.

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I enjoyed Remscheid, but now it is time to visit Rike.

Bye
Freya
RikeH


Posted Sep 18, 2013, 6:29 pm
Hello Mum, hello Dad,

I arrived in Sülfeld and met Dicker Kumpel:D

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He introduced me to his guests.

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I showed all the things I brought with me. RikeH and Dicker Kumpel say thanks to olgamaus!

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We talked a lot - and then Dicker Kumpel told me, that you will come and visit us tomorrow! I am so excited!

Love
Freya
RikeH


Posted Sep 26, 2013, 8:27 pm
Hello Mum, hello Dad,

It was a great day today. Murph and Nathalie came and visited us!

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We got a gift.

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Later it was time for a surprise. Dicker Kumpel built a Time Machine for us.

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We all were very surprised.

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He had to tell us more about the technology inside and hoped that we would try it with him. It went darker and darker.

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He opened the door. Should we trust him and try it out?

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Yes, we did!

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We all went into the machine.

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Bye – it will start soon!

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Love you Mum! Love you Dad!

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There was a big silence inside the Time Machine and we only heard the noise of the Machine.

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Then the noise stopped and the door opened.

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Wow, what a trip!

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We all felt fine – but where were we – and WHEN were we?

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Murph and Dicker Kumpel jumped onto the Time Machine – it worked. We travelled through the time – it is Murph’s Birthday!

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Yours
Freya
RikeH


Posted Sep 27, 2013, 7:19 pm
Hello Mum, hello Dad,

:D 27th of September!  :D

It was Murph’s birthday and we created a wall out of mushrooms for him. It looked great!

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Then we sang a wonderful birthday song for Murph.

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And he got some gifts!

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Then it was time for dinner. We had a marshmallows barbecue.

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It was great sitting around the fire with friends.

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Our marshmallows were ready.

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It was delicious!

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In the evening RikeH and HoBi had a great surprise for us! A firework!

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It went darker!

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It started!

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What a wonderful evening!
Love
Freya
RikeH


Posted Sep 30, 2013, 7:38 pm
Hello Mum, Hello Dad,

We woke up in the Time Machine. What date would it be?

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We were lucky, because we were back in the middle of September – it was the 15th of September – and again one of us had his birthday – it was TobiHH!

We sang a song for him and wished him luck and happiness.

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Murph had a nice surprise for TobiHH. He invited him to come to Lower-Saxony with him.
So we had to say goodbye to Murph, TobiHH and Nathalie.

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Goodbye friends!

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Yours
Freya
RikeH


Posted Oct 1, 2013, 9:44 am
Hello Mum, Hello Dad,

Today we took a walk around Sülfeld. The clouds looked dark, but there was no rain.

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In the other direction the sky looked nicer.

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What a nice place to sit in the sunshine.

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There was a little river.

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I was not allowed to eat these berries.

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We found beautiful flowers!

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Greetings
Freya
RikeH


Posted Oct 3, 2013, 5:34 pm
Hello Mum,  Hello Dad,

We went to the Zoo of Hamburg – called Hagenbecks Tierpark. We started with really big animals – the elephants.

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Then we met a family of baboons.

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Can you see the big animals behind me – bears!

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Behind me there is the old entrance – it is so beautiful. The Zoo grew, and now it is inside the Zoo.

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There were nice gardens with lakes in the Zoo.

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I liked it here, because there were not only foreign animals, but although cows and other domestic animals.

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The newest part of the Zoo is called Arctic Sea. We started with the penguins.

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Do you know this animal? It is a walrus. There were 5 living in this basin.

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This was great – we could see them in the water.

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I loved it – and didn’t want to leave these great animals.

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After one hour I accepted to leave. Outside there were funny little animals, I don’t know the English name, but we found the Latin one: Dolichotis patagonum.

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We came to very high animals, the giraffes.

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It was a great day here!

Freya
RikeH


Posted Oct 5, 2013, 10:37 am
Hello Mum, hello Dad,

Because I belong to the family I love mushrooms. Unfortunately RikeH is not very good in finding mushrooms in the forest. So today we searched it in the garden. Look – I found some in a good size for me.

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Next to it there were black mushrooms – maybe they were the same mushrooms?

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Next to an old tree stump I found more mushrooms.

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These small ones were beautiful!

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These were the last mushrooms we found – I loved sitting between it!

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Love
Freya
RikeH


Posted Oct 6, 2013, 6:09 pm
Hello Mum,  Hello Dad,

We went to a small town called Bad Oldesloe. There was a nice water wheel. Unfortunately it didn’t move.

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But I learnt a lot about it on this sign. It was a Salinenrad!

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Then we went to the church.

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It was open so we visited the church.

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Nice!

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There flew a beautiful river through the town.

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Will the water ever be that high?

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I loved these old houses.

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And I would love to send you these roses.

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Behind me you can see the town hall.

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And another beautiful building.

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Bye
Freya
RikeH


Posted Oct 9, 2013, 8:03 pm
Hello Mum, Hello Dad,

Today we explored Sülfeld. On this sign I learnt something about an old canal here.

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Normally you can see water here.

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I liked this tree with the red berries.

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Then I met other animals. They seemed to have a nice life here.

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AND I found a new mushroom!

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It was really tall – do you know its name?

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There is a small kind of park in Sülfeld.

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There was a beautiful lake in the park.

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A lake? Time for my life mission! It was not easy to find a plant to sit on, but we managed it!

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Later we found this beautiful flower.

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Behind me you can see the old school.

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Maybe I will be mayor when I am older? And you can see the emblem of Sülfeld on this sign.

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This stone was created when the church had its 800th birthday.

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This is the church.

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And this is the old pharmacy.

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At home we played in the garden and found another plant with red berries – well maybe it is the same kind of plant – I am not a gardener.

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But I know that these are different flowers.

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Look we found a lot of chestnuts during our walk. It seems to me that it is autumn now.

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Love
Freya
RikeH


Posted Oct 13, 2013, 6:46 pm
Hello Mum, hello Dad,

We went to a nice outdoor museum today. It is called Freilichtmuseum Molfsee. You can see many old buildings here – we started with this nice mill.

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This was inside one of the buildings – it was so dark – and I look like a ghost...

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This was the living room.

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Look – what a big barn.

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Some animals were living here – I loved the big pig.

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Another beautiful house.

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We went inside.

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There were two lakes in the museum. I sat next to the first lake, of course.

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This is a very famous building of the museum because of the entrance.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/X_0248.jpg

Next to this houses were beautiful flowers.

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And inside the yard of one big house was a big tree.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/X_0253.jpg

The old pharmacy was one of the most interesting places here.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/X_0256.jpg

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/X_0260.jpg

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This was a part of an old dairy farm.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/X_0268.jpg

What a wonderful museum – and just more to see.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/X_0271.jpg

This small house...

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/X_0273.jpg

...belongs to this big house.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/X_0276.jpg

And next to this house I found a great place next to the second lake. Grass is a plant, too, I hope.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/X_0278.jpg

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/X_0279.jpg

Behind me you see one of the smallest houses.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/X_0282.jpg

And I liked this mill with the water wheel.

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http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/X_0286.jpg

It was a long day in the museum – fortunately we found this great place at the end!

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/X_0225.jpg

Love
Freya
RikeH


Posted Oct 14, 2013, 6:17 pm
Hello Mum, hello Dad,

Today we searched mushrooms! And I found some.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/X_0300.jpg

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/X_0301.jpg

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/X_0302.jpg

Then we had a long way without mushrooms – so I decided to ask some natives here. Hello!

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/X_0303.jpg

This cow was friendly and told me where good places for mushrooms were.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/X_0304.jpg

Look – a small calf with its mum.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/X_0305.jpg

This one was a little shy.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/X_0306.jpg

Now I knew where the mushrooms were – look – so many nice mushrooms!

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/X_0307.jpg

But maybe they were the same as in the garden...

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/X_0308.jpg

What about these?

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/X_0309.jpg

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/X_0310.jpg

I was really proud to find mushrooms with such a beautiful color!

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/X_0311.jpg

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/X_0312.jpg

And this mushroom looked dangerous! It is a poisonous mushroom?

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/X_0313.jpg

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/X_0314.jpg

I liked the shape of these mushrooms!

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/X_0315.jpg

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/X_0316.jpg

Well – what a wonderful walk. We found a lot of mushrooms!

And at home I found even more!

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/X_0317.jpg

Love
Freya
RikeH


Posted Oct 21, 2013, 6:14 pm
Hello Mum, hello Dad,

Many greetings from sunny Madeira. This is our holiday house.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0022.jpg

In front of it there is this nice small palm tree.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0031.jpg

And there are more wonderful flowers and plants in the garden.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0039.jpg

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0041.jpg

And this is the best place of the house. Can you see the Cruise Ship behind me?

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0001.jpg

Love
Freya
RikeH


Posted Oct 22, 2013, 5:49 pm
Hello Mum, Hello Dad,

Today we walked through a part of Funchal called Lido. There seems to be a lot of wind over the years. Look at this palm tree.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0051.jpg

And I liked this big rock in the ocean.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0052.jpg

Then we went into a nice garden with beautiful and big flowers.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0056.jpg

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0060.jpg

This is a dragon tree - this is funny, because our holiday house is called Villa Dragoeiro – that’s the Portuguese name for it.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0065.jpg

Yours
Freya
RikeH


Posted Oct 23, 2013, 6:59 pm
Hello Mum, Hello Dad,

As you can see on the photo, we visited the botanical Garden of Funchal today.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0101.jpg

What a wonderful view!

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0109.jpg

Of course I found beautiful flowers here.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0114.jpg

And a kind of lake – well – maybe it was not a lake – but I sat on a plant next to it!

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0115.jpg

This was a lake – with a waterfall!

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0118.jpg

Do you know these flowers?

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0124.jpg

Well – I already told you that I liked this view!

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0129.jpg

Maybe we should plant something like this on our balcony?

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0132.jpg

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0136.jpg

Then I found a delicious fruit…

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0137.jpg

… and a big cabbage.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0140.jpg

Maybe we should buy a big garden and create something like this?

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0147.jpg

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0149.jpg

I had a great time in this garden!

Yours
Freya
RikeH


Posted Oct 25, 2013, 5:33 pm
Hello Mum and Dad,

It was time to see more from the Island – and we decided to drive to the Eastern Part of Madeira. On our way we stopped at a nice lookout and had this view.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0161.jpg

Later we wanted to hike – but just before our arrival a big rain started. These paths didn’t look great so we decided to hang around and maybe come back next week.  But we were happy – many other hikers started earlier and really got soaked!

I loved the small men out of stone here.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0179.jpg

The view from the other side of the parking lot was nice, too.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0185.jpg

Well – we started our trip back home and stopped at another great viewpoint. It was only 10 minutes after the other photo – and look at the sky!

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0169.jpg

What a wonderful place!

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0172.jpg

Yours
Freya
RikeH


Posted Oct 28, 2013, 9:25 am
Hi Mum and Dad,

We drove to the Western Part of the Island and passed a high plateau.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0201.jpg

Unfortunately the weather wasn’t that good, because we drove through the clouds…

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0206.jpg

Then we reached the town called Porto Moniz. The weather looked much nicer here.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0212.jpg

This was funny – a natural swimming pool in the rocks.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0214.jpg

The ocean looked wild here.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0220.jpg

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We went nearer to the big rock in the ocean. It was amazing.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0227.jpg

Later we drove to the most Western Point of Madeira. There is a beautiful small lighthouse.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0231.jpg

We had a great view over the high cliffs there.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0235.jpg

Madeira is a wonderful place.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0239.jpg

Our last stop was next to a small harbor.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0322.jpg

Yours
Freya
RikeH


Posted Oct 29, 2013, 4:11 pm
Hello Mum, hello Dad,

NiliHH, Tommi, SunnyHH and I visited the Fort Glory today.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0303.jpg

Some cowboys said hello to us.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0304.jpg

I found a great place.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0298.jpg

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I saw something interesting – so we all watched over the fence.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0306.jpg

And that was what I saw – a big pirate ship.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0307.jpg

I jumped onto the ship and talked to these exciting men.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0314.jpg

Maybe I will become a pirate one day!

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0315.jpg

Love
Freya
RikeH


Posted Oct 30, 2013, 6:42 pm
Hello Mum, Hello Dad,

I went to a nice place called Pico dos Barcelos. From there I had great views over Funchal.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0246.jpg

What a beautiful big flower!

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0250.jpg

Somewhere there behind me is our holiday house.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0255.jpg

Then we drove into the mountains and stopped at a point called Eira do Serrado.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0264.jpg

What a wonderful place!

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0265.jpg

Yours
Freya
RikeH


Posted Nov 1, 2013, 12:26 pm
Hello Mum and Dad,

We went to a place called Santana today. Look – what a wonderful big hydrangea.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0361.jpg

Behind me you can see the typical houses of Santana.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0366.jpg

What a nice place.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0368.jpg

Back home I went through the garden and found new beautiful flowers.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0276.jpg

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0293.jpg

This yellow bloom was so nice.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0284.jpg

It is great to see so many blooming plants in October.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0277.jpg

Love
Freya
RikeH


Posted Nov 3, 2013, 7:17 pm
Hello Mum and Dad,

Can you see me?

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0373.jpg

Here I am – I belong to this piece of art.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0372.jpg

I went to the Monte Palace Tropical Garden today. We saw a lot of plants, flowers and more there.

Here you can see me inside a hollow trunk of a palm tree.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0376.jpg

Then it was time to sit next to a lake – and I sat on a plant – you can see the green leaf under my tail.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0377.jpg

It was like a garden in Asia here.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0378.jpg

This was funny – a friendly man fed the koi carps.

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Another wonderful lake – with koi carps!

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This is the palace of the garden.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0389.jpg

I loved this place – a big lake – but this time I didn’t sit next to it – my next hosts should help me with my life mission, too.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0393.jpg

At the end of our walk I met this friendly dragon.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0395.jpg

Yours
Freya
RikeH


Posted Nov 5, 2013, 8:20 pm
Hello Mum and Dad,

Let’s start with the view from our balcony – great!

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0415.jpg

We stayed in Coimbra and spent the morning in a nice park called Jardim do Portugal dos Pequenitos. Here we saw buildings from Portugal and countries related to Portugal in a smaller size. Unfortunately not in TV-size.  ;)

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0418.jpg   

I liked the church.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0422.jpg

But this castle was great, too.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0427.jpg

I relaxed in the sunshine…

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0432.jpg

Something nice for our new garden!

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0435.jpg

Later we crossed the bridge and walked to the old city of Coimbra.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0437.jpg

We stopped at a nice place.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0443.jpg

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0444.jpg

Then we reached the top of the hill and saw the beautiful university.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0451.jpg

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0454.jpg

Yours
Freya
RikeH


Posted Nov 6, 2013, 8:13 pm
Hello Mum and Dad,

Today we visited a town called Aveiro, it looked a little like Venice, I think.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0457.jpg

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0461.jpg

They had really beautiful houses there.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0465.jpg

Unfortunately the weather wasn’t that nice this day, so we went to our hotel early in the afternoon  and this is only a very short update.  :(

Love
Freya
RikeH


Posted Nov 8, 2013, 9:38 pm
Hello Mum and Dad,

We went through Porto today and started with a wonderful church Sao Francisco.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0470.jpg

Unfortunately we were not allowed to take photos inside, but it was so beautiful.

Then we went to the port – there were nice small streets.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0475.jpg

And the view from the riverside was beautiful, too.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0480.jpg

This bridge is famous!

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0482.jpg

We took an elevator to a higher point.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0485.jpg

Look, I had a nice view.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0488.jpg

This is the cathedral.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0491.jpg

And I loved this big place.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0495.jpg

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0500.jpg

I saw this cafe on a postcard, so it should be famous, too.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0504.jpg

And this was the last monument we visited - a high tower.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0505.jpg

It was a nice day in Porto.

Yours
Freya
RikeH


Posted Nov 9, 2013, 5:29 pm
Happy Birthday, dear Rike!

We started our day with a wonderful Birthday Song for RikeH.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0510.jpg

Then we drove to a nice small town called Guimaraes. There we started our tour with this beautiful castle.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0514.jpg

It was like an old fortress!

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0517.jpg

What a beautiful building!

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0520.jpg

Then we went into another nice Castle –unfortunately RikeH forgot to take a photo with me outside of it – so here you can see it with me inside of it…

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0523.jpg

There were wonderful big rooms.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0525.jpg

Some arms for knights!

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0530.jpg

I would have loved to have dinner here!

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0535.jpg

This was the church or maybe only a chapel.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0539.jpg

At least I had a photo of the courtyard.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0542.jpg

We left the Castle and walked through the old city.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0545.jpg

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0548.jpg

A really nice place!

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0553.jpg

Yours
Freya
RikeH


Posted Nov 12, 2013, 10:31 am
Hello Mum and Dad,

After leaving Guimaraes we went to a town called Brawa. It seemed to be the town of churches…

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0559.jpg

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0560.jpg

The last stop there was a place called Bom Jesus. There was a wonderful garden with a lake…

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0566.jpg

And this is the big church there on the mountain…

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0570.jpg

…with some stairs down. But should we go down there?

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0572.jpg

Maybe this view is nice enough?

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0578.jpg

No, we walked down all the stairs – and had this great view!

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Mad_0581.jpg

Love
Freya
RikeH


Posted Nov 13, 2013, 8:51 pm
Hello Mum and Dad,

We visited Sintra today – and there we started with the beautiful Pena Palace.

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I had a great view from the hill there.

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Did I tell you that I LOVE this Castle?

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There was another nice Castle on the other hill.

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What a wonderful place!


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Then we went to the center of Sintra, but we didn’t find many interesting things.

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So we continued our trip and went to the Quinta Regaleira. It had a great garden. I started in a grotto.

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Here you see the grotto from the outside.

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This was interesting – a very deep well.

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And I found mushrooms in the garden!

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From this place I had a nice view over the Castle and the small Chapel.

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Then we went to the most western Point of continental Europe.

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What a wonderful place!

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Our last stop was this Point in Cascais – called Hell’s mouth.

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This was a really great day in Portugal!

Yours
Freya
RikeH


Posted Nov 16, 2013, 9:04 pm
Hello Mum,

It was a wonderful day. We went to the Zoo today – and started with the cable car.

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I had a great view over the zoo – and one of the big buildings behind me was our hotel.

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We met some turtles.

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And tall giraffes.

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Then I saw small hippos.

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We were really near to the flamingos.

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Then I visited big hippos.

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It was a great time in the Zoo. But now I want to show you my nice room in the hotel.

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This was the place I really liked – on the big couch together with my friends.

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But then we found this place – with a great view out of the window.

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I showed my friends the Zoo where I spent this morning.

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Yours
Freya
RikeH


Posted Nov 17, 2013, 5:04 pm
Hello Mum, hello Dad,

Today we explored the city of Lisbon. I started with the Jerónimos Monastery – a beautiful building.

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Behind me you can see the Monument to the Discoveries.

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Next to it there was a small harbor.

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I really liked the Belém Tower.

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We took a trip with yellow hop-on-hop-of-buses and I had a great view from it.

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This small tower with an elevator inside was really funny!

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Later we spent some time on a nice place with wonderful buildings around and a nice fountain on it.

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Tomorrow we will fly back to Germany.

Love
Freya
RikeH


Posted Nov 21, 2013, 8:05 pm
Hello Mum, Hello Dad,

I went to Hamburg today and went to the Binnenalster.

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This is another nice place called Alsterarkaden

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From this place I saw the City Hall.

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I went to the City Hall. It is nice inside.

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This is the beautiful courtyard of the City Hall.

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Soon the Christmas Market will start here.

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Yours
Freya
RikeH


Posted Nov 28, 2013, 7:58 pm
Hello Mum, hello Dad,

I will travel on! But first I wanted to visit the Christmas Markets in Hamburg.

We went to Hamburg by train – and arrived in the main station. Dicker Kumpel told me that there is always a beautiful big ball in it – from Hamburg. I couldn’t imagine what it  would be like, but now I know it.

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This is one of the Christmas Markets – a white one – but I didn’t like it so much.

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This was funny – a small Michel – it is one of the town’s landmark.

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Then we went to the big Christmas Market in front of the town hall.

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I wanted to buy toys here, but unfortunately I had forgotten my pocket money.

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Look –what a funny guy.

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Believe it or not – I saw Santa’s reindeers and his sleigh.

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It was nice on the Christmas Market, but Dicker Kumpel told me that it would be nicer in the evening, so we went to another Christmas Market later that day.

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What a wonderful big Christmas tree.

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And I loved this Christmas Pyramid.

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I started my trip in Hamburg in the main station – and now I finished it here with these wonderful lights.

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Well – Christmas Markets in Hamburg – and now we have to jump back in time. RikeH found out that we forgot to show you two photos from the Zoo in Lisbon. Here they are:

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Back home I said goodbye to Dicker Kumpel.

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Kleine Fee came, too. We talked – and then we decided that I will come back again next year. What a great idea!

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All my friends gave me a big hug.

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Love
Freya
MA_17


Posted Dec 6, 2013, 8:31 pm
Hello Mommy & Daddy,

can you believe what auntie Rike did??? She gave me an address, bought a ticket and sat me into a train! :o There I checked my ticket: BERLIN! :cyclops:
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I don't know how long it took, but it felt like days! So I got out when I heard Berlin main station...
Look, this was the train I used.
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Wow, this station looks huge! And my train stopped at the lowermost floor! B)
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After checking the address on a map I started to walk...
The streets are very dark and scary! And it's cold! I hope to find the right house! :stare:
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You'll hear from me as soon as I arrived safe at the given address!

Your little freezing
Freya
MA_17


Posted Dec 13, 2013, 10:41 pm
Hey Mom & Dad,

puuuuuh... I walked through the streets the whole night! And in the morning I finally found a door with the correct number!
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As I was tired I decided to use the lift. So I pressed a button and waited until we (the lift and I) arrived.
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This is the door of the place where I'll stay for the next time. I hope to meet some more Toyvoyagers!  :cyclops:
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I was welcomed by 3 guys: Alex, Big foot and Troot. They seem to be nice dudes!
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See ya soon,
Freya
MA_17


Posted Dec 23, 2013, 1:50 pm
Hello Mommy + Daddy,

we spent the afternoon in the cinema watching a lovely movie called "Frozen".
Did you watch it yet?

Freya
MA_17


Posted Dec 24, 2013, 8:30 pm
Hello Mommy & Daddy,

today we did a walk in an urban park near the station Gleisdreieck. This park is really new and not everything is opened yet.
Here we found an old watch tower from the time when Germany was divided.
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We spent a lot of time watching the yellow metro... It's a great place where you can see it, because normally it's going underground.
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Yours
Freya
MA_17


Posted Dec 24, 2013, 8:39 pm
Hey Mom,

we spent this beautiful day walking along the old elevated dump. The sun was shining so bright!

Freya
MA_17


Posted Dec 24, 2013, 8:43 pm
Night cruise through the city Dessau... B)

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MA_17


Posted Dec 24, 2013, 11:58 pm
Hei Mommy + Daddy,

we made a trip by train!
At this time of the year the countryside looks really boring. :thinking:
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We saw some interesting trains...
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...lost stations...
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...the river Mulde...
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...and passed a small city named Bitterfeld.
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Our destination was Halle/Saale. It's a very important economy and education-center in east Germany. The University of Halle-Wittenberg is the biggest university in Saxony-Anhalt and one of the oldest Universities in Germany.
As our host had something to do in the city we had a little bit time to walk around.

We noticed LOTS of all kind of towers everywhere! :o
This is the Leipzig Tower (Leipziger Turm). It was built in the 15th century and remains of the town wall in the south of the city centre.
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The Red Tower (Roter Turm) in front of me was originally built as campanile of the older St. Mary's Church between 1418 and 1503 and is a famous landmark of Halle. I hope you can see it as I'm standing next to the church.
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The Market Church of St. Mary (Marktkirche) was built in 1529–1554 while using elements of two medieval churches: St. Gertrude's Church dating back to the 11th century and the older St. Mary's Church from the 12th Century. The church has four steeples, the two western octagonal ones are called Blue Towers because of their dark blue slate roofing. The other two Hausmannstürme are connected by a bridge and on this bridge was the fire watch. The church owns as well the original death-mask of Martin Luther.
The Marktkirche's four towers and the city's nearby Roter Turm (Red Tower) are a landmark symbol of the city and marking the city’s silhouette. :rolleyes:
We also stopped at the Christmas market which is placed around the Red Tower, directly on the market square.
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Your little
Freya
MA_17


Posted Dec 26, 2013, 6:56 pm
This evening we visited another Christmas market. This time we went to Dessau. Believe me, the red wine blueberry punch was sooo delicious! :cyclops:

Freya
MA_17


Posted Dec 30, 2013, 9:42 pm
Hey Mommy & Daddy,

there's so much to do during the days before Christmas! :stare:

We jumped into the car to go shopping... all the stuff we needed, like food...

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Freya
MA_17


Posted Jan 9, 2014, 11:33 pm
Hey Mom + Dad,

it's just 1 day left until Christmas!
So we jumped in the car, enjoyed the beautiful sky and went shopping...just something to eat for the next days! B)

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Freya
MA_17


Posted Jan 11, 2014, 10:00 pm
It's CHRISTMAS!!!

In the evening we heard some "HOHOHO"... Who is it?!
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Santa!!! He arrived with his sleigh and Rudolph (the reindeer). We were so excited! His sleigh was full of presents.
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He gave all of us a present! And Rudolph started to eat Santa's birch. Little hungry reindeer...
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Look at our presents... handbags! :cyclops:
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When Santa saw that we were happy Toyvoyagers he and Rudolph left. There were some more Toyvoyagers waiting for him.
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We are a pretty gang! B)
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Freya
MA_17


Posted Jan 22, 2014, 10:09 pm
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

We didn't really celebrate last night because our host had to work, but we got some lovely drinks. B)

Anyway, today we did a small tour by car again and saw the sun going down. Nice!

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MA_17


Posted Jan 22, 2014, 10:39 pm
Hey Mommy,

today we found some stuff from Australia on the floor: souvenirs and sweets. Somebody left a present for us.
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Then we heard a voice, turned around and saw Squab who's back from his journey to Sydney and Melbourne.
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We hugged him a lot. It's also the goodbye-hug for Big foot and Troot.
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Freya
MA_17


Posted Jan 22, 2014, 10:46 pm
Hey Mommy and Daddy,

we fed the birds today! Look what beautiful house they got. I could imagine to have one like this for myself. :rolleyes:
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Then we walked just a few meters and saw such an amazing sunset! Sorry you missed it! B)
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Your little Freya
MA_17


Posted Jan 22, 2014, 10:59 pm
Hello Mommy & Daddy,

it was an amazing day today! Guess what?! Alex invited me to a Japanese restaurant! :cyclops: Is this what you humans call a date? :o
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First I had to choose from the menu. This wasn't easy! But the cook was a nice guy and translated everything to me. Alex could read the menu, he has been here before.
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For the first course we got some rice and something creamy.
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For the second course we got a plate full of different stuff. This was so delicious! I think it was the best restaurant I've ever been.
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When we left, the cook waved us goodbye.
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Freya
MA_17


Posted Feb 7, 2014, 2:53 pm
A lovely hello to my family! :cyclops:

I went to the village of Britz which is in the south of Berlin.
There I visited Britz castle which is the former manor-house of the historical country estate and village Britz. The house is a museum demonstrating splendid interiors of the Gründerzeit era. The manorial park is also well preserved with its mature trees and its 1890s system of trails. In 1997 the park was honored with the German Gustav-Meyer-Price award for the accuracy and historic authenticity of the reconstruction.
The 1,8 hectares sized park of the manor stands out as an example of the three hundred continuous history of the Schloss Britz.

And look, I was sitting on a plant next to a lake! :D

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Your little
Freya
MA_17


Posted Feb 7, 2014, 3:06 pm
Hello Mom & Dad,

today we enjoyed the snow! Everything is white! :cyclops:

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Freya
MA_17


Posted Feb 7, 2014, 4:14 pm
Hey Mommy & Daddy!

Today we visited the Soviet War Memorial which is a vast war memorial and military cemetery in Berlin's Treptower Park. It was built to the design of the Soviet architect Yakov Belopolsky to commemorate 5,000 of the 80,000 Soviet soldiers who fell in the Battle of Berlin in April–May 1945. It opened four years after World War II on May 8, 1949. The Memorial served as the central war memorial of East Germany.
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This is one of 16 stone sarcophagi.
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This is a portal consisting of a pair of stylized Soviet flags built of red granite.
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The focus of the ensemble is a monument which is a 12-m tall statue of a Soviet soldier with a sword holding a German child, standing over a broken swastika. According to Marshal of the Soviet Union Vasily Chuikov, the Vuchetich statue commemorates the deeds of Sergeant of Guards Nikolai Masalov, who during the final storm on the center of Berlin risked his life under heavy German machine-gun fire to rescue a three-year-old German girl whose mother had apparently disappeared.
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Your
Freya
MA_17


Posted Feb 7, 2014, 5:42 pm
Hello Mommy & Daddy,

we visited the famous Berlin Aquarium which is one of Germany's largest aquariums. The aquarium was built in 1913 as part of the Berlin Zoological Garden complex. Since its opening the Zoo-Aquarium has been ranked among the public aquariums with the world’s greatest biodiversity.
Over 9,000 animals are presented on three storeys. It contains jellyfish, tropical and native fishes, crocodiles, and a broad variety of insects. In addition to its 250 tanks for fish, the aquarium houses a wide variety of amphibians and reptiles including tuataras.
The shark tank presents the blacktip reef shark and sand tiger shark.
With a total capacity of 25,000 litres, twelve basins present different sections through the world of corals. The largest of these basins is the 11-cubic-metre Great Coral Basin with its reproduction lagoon.

We were so excited about all the animals that we nearly forgot to take pictures. But here's one with lots of green frogs! Can you see the 3 behind me? 2 of them are glued to the glass! I can't believe they walk that way. ;)

PS: I think I completed another life mission! :cyclops:

Freya
MA_17


Posted Feb 7, 2014, 6:16 pm
Hello family,

it's time for some sightseeing. First we visited the famous tv tower "Fernsehturm". It was constructed between 1965 and 1969 and with its height of 368 meters, it is the tallest structure in Germany. There is a visitor platform and a revolving restaurant in the middle of the sphere. The tower is part of the World Federation of Great Towers (WFGT).
On the left you can see St. Mary's Church. The exact age of the original church site and structure is not precisely known, but it was first mentioned in German chronicles in 1292. It is presumed to date from earlier in the 13th century. The architecture of the building is now largely composed of comparatively modern restoration work which took place in the late 19th century and in the post-war period. The church was originally a Roman Catholic church, but has been a Lutheran Protestant church since the Protestant Reformation.
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This is the Berlin Cathedral which is the colloquial name for the Evangelical Supreme Parish and Collegiate Church in Berlin.
The Berlin Cathedral has never been a cathedral in the actual sense of that term since it has never been the seat of a bishop. It was built in the 15th century.
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The Old Museum is one of several internationally renowned museums on Museum Island in Berlin. Since restoration work in 1966, it houses the antique collection of the Berlin State Museums. The museum was built between 1823 and 1830 and was designated an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999.
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The last place we went to was the Brandenburg Gate. It is one of the most well-known landmarks of Berlin and Germany.
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Your little
Freya
MA_17


Posted Feb 20, 2014, 10:54 pm
Hello Mommy and Daddy,

look this is a view over Berlin! :cyclops:
Ok there's not so much to see. The skyscraper is called "Zoofenster", because you can see the animals in the zoo when you rent a room there. It has 32 floors and a height of 118 m. The building was finished in 2012 and in the higher floors is the famous hotel Waldorf Astoria located.

Freya
MA_17


Posted Feb 20, 2014, 11:04 pm
Hey ho!

We used the public transportations today! Berlin has lots of undergrounds, so we used one. And what a surprise, we had the whole train for ourselves!  B)
Opened in 1902, the U-Bahn serves 170 stations spread across ten lines, with a total track length of 151.7 kilometres (94.3 mi), about 80% of which is underground. Trains run every two to five minutes during peak hours, every five minutes for the rest of the day and every ten minutes in the evening.
Maybe the other people were afraid of using the same train like little famous Toyvoyagers. :cyclops:
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Freya
MA_17


Posted Mar 5, 2014, 8:27 pm
Today we did what everybody did: watching the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Sochi! :cyclops:

First they showed the flag of the country: Russia
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This is the team and flag of Alex' and my home country: Germany
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And then they also showed the team and flag of Rocky's country: Switzerland
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Freya
MA_17


Posted Mar 8, 2014, 10:25 pm
Hello Mommy,

today we had a little  bit time for a stopover in Dessau. It is situated on a floodplain where the Mulde flows into the Elbe. This causes yearly floods. The worst flood took place in the year 2002, when the Waldersee district was nearly completely flooded. It is surrounded by numerous parks and palaces that ranks Dessau as one of the greenest towns in Germany.

These are the towers of the city. (f.l.t.r.) The old castle, the church and the city hall.
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We walked along the river Mulde.
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The we walked down to the water...
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Look, this is were the floodd was in 2002!
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Your Freya
MA_17


Posted Mar 20, 2014, 10:59 am
Hello Mommy & Daddy,

we spent this wonderful day at the airport Tempelhof. It was designated as an airport by the Ministry of Transport on 8 October 1923. The old terminal was originally constructed in 1927.
Throughout the Cold War years, Tempelhof was the main terminal for American military transport aircraft accessing West Berlin.
The airport closed in 2008. And there's one plane still left. Maybe they forgot it?! :stare:
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Today the area is opened for everyone to do all kind of activities like skating, taking dogs for a walk, biking etc.
There's ALWAYS enough wind to fly kites. :cyclops:
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Freya
MA_17


Posted Mar 21, 2014, 11:41 pm
Hello Mommy, hello Daddy,

today we jumped into the car to visit the Harz Mountains which is the highest mountain range in Northern Germany. Our destination was a small city called Wernigerode.
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The Wernigerode castle was finished in the late 19th century and is similar in style to Neuschwanstein Castle, though its foundations are much older.
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This city has a beautiful town hall and market place with a nice fountain.
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Then we left Wernigerode and visited the Thumkuhlental where we found a reconstruction of an old mine water management system (Wasserkunst). There's an old mine close to that place, but nowadays it is closed.
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Your little
Freya
MA_17


Posted Mar 21, 2014, 11:53 pm
Today I left. I'm going back home! :cyclops:
The guys hugged me a lot.
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Then I opened a window and flew home.
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Mommyyyyy, you can already open a window for me! B)

Freya
HoBi


Posted Apr 2, 2014, 5:15 pm
Hello,

Phew, the way from Berlin to Bad Salzdetfurth was really long for a small dragonfly like me. Now I did it – I am at home!

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Nobody was at home, so I searched a nice place and waited.

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I heard voices! It was Murph with his friends.

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We found a cosy place on the balcony and had to talk a lot.  B)

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Yours

Freya
HoBi


Posted Apr 3, 2014, 5:47 pm
Hello,

we went into the forest again. There were flowers everywhere – all were blooming! Great! Beautiful cowslips

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Sweet violets

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The orchids didn't bloom yet.  :(

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Another flower: wood anemones

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We wanted to collect bear’s garlic. We took our basket.

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What a wonderful view – bear's garlic – as far as you can see.

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Where should we start? Here!

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Murph cut the bear's garlic and put it into the basket. Our basket was full.

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This is the bear's garlic paradise!!!  B)

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Until soon

Freya
HoBi


Posted Apr 4, 2014, 4:16 pm
Hello,

Today was the last day with Soeren here. We absolutely wanted to enjoy the sunshine. A beautiful forest. Everywhere were blooming flowers.

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Didn’t it look nice?  :)

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A beaver gnew at this tree – this is really rare here.

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A flower with green blossoms: the green hellebore

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At the end we found a mushroom: the Bleach cup. It smells like chlorine.  B)

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At home I had to say goodbye to Soeren. It is time for him to go home.

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Greetings

Freya
HoBi


Posted Apr 5, 2014, 3:40 pm
Hello friends,

after a short stop at home – I start travelling again. I said goodbye to Murph and Jasper – and jumped into my envelope.

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It was nice to be at home, but now I am happy to see the world again.  B)

Until soon

Freya
sneakysnail


Posted Apr 11, 2014, 6:06 pm
Hello!

Yesterday I arrived at Sneakysnail's house. I waited for new hostmum to bring my envelope inside and then I climbed out. I was greeted by Nathalie and Little.T.B. who are also staying here. They introduced themselves and helped me to unpack my things. We spent the rest of the day talking about our adventures and telling jokes and such! It's nice and calm here and the forest outside the house looks beautiful, I hope I get to explore it soon!

Yours,
Freya :D
sneakysnail


Posted Apr 18, 2014, 2:56 pm
Hello there.

Today we took a walk in the nearby forest. I saw some pretty flowers along the way. Firstly, a little patch of bluebells. There are not many bluebells in this wood but a few here and there. Hostmum said we are lucky to see them, they are getting rarer. Next we came across some white flowers that looked much like the bluebells. Hostmum calls them white-bells but she doesn't think that's their proper name. 

A little way from the flowers there was a swing hanging from one of the trees. Somebody has made it out of a curvy branch and some rope. We all had a go (including hostmum) and then we walked on.

Soon we came to a nice tree with a little nook in the trunk. We sat inside it for a while and it was a great look out post! Then we walked along until we came to a lake.

This lake is called Highams lake and it is a favourite place for hostmum to come on lazy afternoons. I found a nice cow parsley plant to sit on and have a photo next to the lake. In front of the lake was a rounded tree and we took a look from amongst the branches. I spotted a sign not far away and we went to read it. I read about the lovely bluebells I saw earlier.

It was not long before we came to a massive fallen down branch. Yes it is just a branch! At first I thought it was a whole tree but then I saw the tree near it had a branch missing. If this is the size of one branch, imagine the size of the whole tree! We all sat on the branch to show you the size, can you see me on there?

The new spring leaves make the forest look amazing and extra green at this time of year. There are still spaces for the winter Hero's though, such as this holly bush.

On the way home, we came to some fairy tale cottages in the woods. There are only two in the whole forest! How amazing to live there? Hostmum wants to live there but it is too expensive.

It was a long walk home and we stopped on a mossy log for a quick break. Then it was just a couple of hills and we were back at hostmums house. An enjoyable but tiring walk.

Yours,
Freya :)
sneakysnail


Posted Apr 21, 2014, 3:01 pm
Hello!

We had a nice treat today for Easter. Hostmum made us an easter egg hunt around her house. She hid eight small eggs and then one giant one too. I began searching on the sofa and thought I saw something glittering behind a cushion. Yes! My first egg already! I cracked it open and inside was a sweet, appropriately shaped like an egg! I ate it and headed into the kitchen to continue my search.

When I got there I saw an egg box placed suspiciously on the counter and went to have a look. I flipped open the lid and inside amongst the normal eggs was a shiny purple one! Inside was another sweet, this time shaped like a ring. I ate it and continued searching. As I was flying over Nibbles' hutch (he's hostmums pet rabbit, I'll show you him someday) I spied something shiny. I floated down to take a peek and sure enough it was another egg! I opened it up and was just enjoying my treat when Nathalie called my name.

I flew over to see what she needed and discovered that she had found the giant egg!! We all lifted it out of the plant pot and opened it up. A whole packet of sweets for each of us was inside! Yummy yum yum!

Yours,
Freya

sneakysnail


Posted Apr 26, 2014, 3:47 pm
Hiya!

Nathalie left today to go back home. Before she left we all posed for a commemorative photo. The three of us, great friends!

We gave her a big hug and wished her a safe journey and then watched her settle into the envelope. I waved to her as hostmum sealed the envelope.

Once she had left, the atmosphere was a bit sad and we spent most of the afternoon talking and sleeping.

Yours,
Freya
sneakysnail


Posted May 3, 2014, 2:53 pm
Hi mum!

Today hostmum took us to her friends house and we did some baking. The first thing we were making was a three-colour sponge. We gathered all of the ingredients on the table and read the recipe.

I weighed out the butter and was very careful not to get sticky! Little.T.B. mixed the ingredients and then we separated the mixture into three bowls. The mixes each had a different flavour to add to them. I put raspberry essence in mine which made it go pink. The others had cocoa and vanilla added and then we put the mixture into tins. Hostmum put them into the oven and we began making some more cakes.

This time we made fairy cakes and I read the recipe carefully. The recipe was plain and hostmum suggested we add cherries and coconut to make them more interesting. I mixed everything together and tipped the cherries in. When I'd mixed them in well, we put the mix into pretty cake cases. One spoonful in each case. It was hard to do this without getting sticky hands but I managed!

They went into the oven and I was about to take a rest when hostmum called us to say that the first cakes were done. We tipped them out of the tins and used jam to stick the layers together. It looked really good and by the time we were done, the fairy cakes were cooked!

Look at all the nice cakes we baked! There was lots of washing up to be done but we let hostmum and her friend do that.  ;)

Yours,
Chef Freya
sneakysnail


Posted May 12, 2014, 7:16 pm
Hey there!

Today hostmum's small friend came around and hostmum got out some of her old toys. Once she was all done setting up I went to take a look. It was a whole room filled with Playmobil!! A WHOLE ROOM! I could not believe it took up a whole room. Hostmum says that it is only half of the Playmobil she has tucked away in the loft and cupboards too.

Anyway, before the small friend arrived, Little.T.B. and I went to meet some of the people and animals in the giant zoo. I went to take a look at the pond and ducks, sadly there were no toy dragonflies though. Then I went to see the penguins. The zoo keeper woman said I could go in and feed some fish to the penguins. They were really hungry and soon I was surrounded with snapping beaks!

I quickly got out of there and went to see the dolphin show. They played with balls and hoops and it was great to watch. The dolphin show gave me an idea. All the Playmobil people were very interested in our traveling and our stories. I had the idea to do a presentation and tell them all about our adventures. Little.T.B. liked the idea and we set up in the talks area. Lots of people came to watch us and we got a big round of applause. :D

I then went off to see the skunks but hid in the trees so that they did not spray me with their stinky smell. I also visited the guinea pigs and rabbits which were very pretty.

Just as we were leaving the zoo, I popped in to see the zebra. He says he is called Nosey and we talked for a while before I had to leave. The small guest was arriving and she was headed for the zoo! I got outta there quick!

I loved the zoo and meeting all of the toys.
Bye for now,
Freya.  :p
sneakysnail


Posted May 24, 2014, 5:23 pm
Hey there mum!

I'm so sorry for not updating in a while, hostmums just been so busy with her studies and exams recently. She says that it's nearly all done and so there will be loads more time for updates soon.

Today we took a trip to Valentines Park. Hostmum said that lots of friendly squirrels live there and she took a bag of peanuts to feed them. Little.T.B. and I sat on the grass with a few peanuts and waited for the squirrels to come along. Soon one turned up and grabbed a peanut. Then another turned up... and a third. It wasn't long before they all came in for a nut at once! We were surrounded by squirrels from all angles and I was glad they were happy with the peanuts!

Once our supply of peanuts had been eaten we moved on around the park. We soon came to a beautiful collection of flower bushes. All the flowers were different colours and combined they looked amazing.

Not far away was the boating lake. The boats are not used at this time of day and the ducks were swimming around with their babies. I looked around for a plant to sit on but they all looked very precarious and I was scared I might fall into the water! So I sat on a railing instead. It's a shame I could not complete my life mission.

There was a lonely goose grazing near the lake and I went over to say hi. He was very pretty and I loved the colours in his feathers. He came very close to me too!

On our way out of the park, I noticed a wildlife area and went to take a look. There was a log pile for the endangered stag beetles and I wondered if any are living there right now. I read the information on the sign and found out lots of interesting facts.

Bye for now, more soon.
Freya :D
sneakysnail


Posted Jun 1, 2014, 2:56 pm
Hello mum,

Hostmum is growing lots of fruit and vegetables in her garden and today we went to look at some of them.

I saw this fig tree with big curvy leaves. There are not any figs growing at the moment and hostmum is not sure if there will be any at all this year.

Here I saw a cultivated blackberry bush with a few flowers and the beginnings of berries. This plant has no thorns, unlike the ones in the forest which are very prickly! It is nice for picking the berries without getting thorns in your fingers!

Up this tree are some sloes just starting to grow. Hostmum picks the berries before they fall into her pond and uses them to make jam... or gin ;)

Next I saw a tall plant with green berries on. As they ripen, these will go dark purple, they are blackcurrants! Hostmum gives these to her friend who makes them into delicious jam that hostmum loves to eat on toast. I wish I could try some, but last years supply is all gone!

Amongst the blackcurrant bushes were a few raspberry plants. They are beginning to make some raspberries for hostmum to put in ice cream.

I saw a small strawberry patch beside me and we went to look at them. It won't be long before they are ready to pick. Then hostmum makes the ever British 'strawberries and cream' which is famously eaten at Wimbledon tennis. Often these strawberries get eaten by the naughty squirrels though! I tried to wear one as a hat and it made Little.T.B. laugh so much that he fell over the side and into the strawberry patch!

Here I saw a rhubarb plant with pretty pick stems. The leaves make a very comfy hammock for me!

In an old wheelbarrow are some potatoes growing big and tall. They look very healthy and will surely produce a large amount of yummy potatoes for hostmums dinner!

Finally I saw a big tree with a few green plums growing on it. They will turn bright red soon and will be nice food for the birds. They also make nice food for the wasps though which is not so good.

Hostmum like to eat home grown food and I hope she will share some of her crops with me when they are ripe.

Yours,
Freya :D
RikeH


Posted Jan 10, 2015, 3:30 pm
Hello Mum, hello Dad,

I am on a Cruise-Ship. It is the MS Artania - and here you see my cabin.

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Today was an important day - Poseidon came onto the ship, because we crossed the Arctic Circle. He was the man in green on the balcony. Some of his friends came too - strange people.

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Many of the humans went there to get a ‘Polartaufe’- polar christening- we didn’t want it.

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But I received this certificate that I crossed the Arctic Circle!

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Yours Freya
RikeH


Posted Jan 10, 2015, 3:44 pm
Hello Mum and Dad,

After two days on the ship I saw the coast of the Lofoten in Norway. Great, wasn‘t it?

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We had wonderful weather.

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We stopped at two look-outs and saw our ship far away.

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Then we went to a place, where Vikings lived in the past -but first I saw a modern church.

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This is the house of the Vikings.

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Well - I prefer my bed on the ship.

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Behind me you can see the dried fish they used to eat.

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We sat in the sunshine and relaxed.

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What a great country!

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Yours Freya
RikeH


Posted Jan 10, 2015, 3:46 pm
Hello Mum and Dad,

We arrived in the morning in Tromsö;, the sky was grey, but I was sure that it would be better later this day.

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There was an icebreaker, but fortunately we didn‘t need it.

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Later that morning we went to the botanical garden of Tromsö. There were many beautiful flowers from different mountain regions of the world.

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This one was really big.

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Look, enough place for me to sit on it.

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And this one was really blue.

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I found a small waterfall.

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And a lovely lake.

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Do you know this cotton grass?

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In the afternoon we went onto a hill and had great views over the city and the surroundings.

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This was funny!

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Another view to other mountains.

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Our last stop was at this wonderful church, called Eismeerkathedrale -Arctic Cathedral.

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What a wonderful day!
Freya
RikeH


Posted Jan 12, 2015, 4:42 pm
Hello Mum and Dad,

We spent a day on the sea and today we arrived in Spitzbergen -and visited the Magdalenenfjord -a great place.

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There was a big glacier behind me.

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A few minutes later the sun came out -and it even looked better here.

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The sky, the mountains, and the glacier -everything looked great!

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We couldn’t stop taking photos.

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After two hours we left the fjord.

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I went onto our balcony and had great views there, too.

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Goodbye Magdalenenfjord.

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Yours Freya
RikeH


Posted Jan 13, 2015, 12:46 pm
Hello Mum and Dad,

We stopped at another nice place called Ny Alesund. The surrounding was beautiful.

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Ny Alesund is a research town and has an all-year permanent population of 30 to 35, with the summer population reaching 120.

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I don‘t think that I would love to live here.

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But it could be nice to live in colourful houses next to glaciers.

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Look, you can see our ship behind me.

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We went back to the ship and had a drink at this nice place.

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Love Freya
RikeH


Posted Jan 19, 2015, 2:45 pm
Hello Mum and Dad,

Our next stop was Longyearbyen - the largest settlement and the administrative center of Svalbard, Norway. As of 2008, the town had a population of 2,040. Longyearbyen is located in the valley of Longyeardalen and on the shore of Adventfjorden, a bay of Isfjorden located on the west coast of Spitsbergen.

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Some relicts from the time of coal mining here.

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We saw the church.

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And we were allowed to go into it.

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Wow -what is this -I would love to ride a scooter.

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I found one!

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I met some animals from the region.

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And an ice bear!

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They have their own sign here.

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A wonderful view of our ship!

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We continued our trip and passed Barentsburg - it is the second largest settlement on Svalbard, with about 500 inhabitants (2007), almost entirely Russians and Ukrainians. The Russian-owned Arktikugol has been mining coal here since 1932.

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We had a great time here in the Spitsbergen.

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Yours Freya
RikeH


Posted Jan 21, 2015, 3:31 pm
Hello Mum and Dad,

and of course : HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DEAR MUM!

It was time to go back into the South, so we went to the North Cape. We should have seen it from the seaside, but look at this. Fog around the ship. Behind me there was the North Cape.

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Later we arrived in Honningsvag, there was sunshine and fog.

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This was the view to the other direction.

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But we left the ship and went to the North Cape. On our way we stopped and saw Niels and his reindeer.

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It was really funny -we drove more than 30 minutes through the fog, and when we reached the North Cape the sun was there. Do you know this globe behind me?

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There was still fog on the Sea.

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There were other monuments in this area.

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This monument shows the direction to the North Pole.

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My last view to the North Cape, believe it or now, it was 11 p.m. in the night and the sun was still that bright.

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Back on the ship I got this certificate that I reached the North Cape!

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Yours Freya
RikeH


Posted Jan 22, 2015, 2:22 pm
Hello Mum and Dad,

We started our day, relaxing on our balcony.

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We arrived in a small place called Rörvik.

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There were nice colourful houses.

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And a small harbour.

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I found two nice statues.

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There was a bigger one -with a bird on her head.

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A nice view of our ship -It was so hot here today -more than 32 degrees Celsius.

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This was the view to the other direction.

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Look, this was the welcome of our ship!

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Later we left Rörvik.

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Behind me you can see a farm for salmons.

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Love Freya
RikeH


Posted Jan 24, 2015, 12:12 pm
Hello Mum and Dad,

It was a great day today -we will visit the really famous Geiranger-Fjord. In the morning we had a short stop in Alesund and I saw a ship from the Hurtigruten. It was really foggy at this time.

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Later that day we saw some people of the ship -they were good in ice-carving.

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What a beautiful swan.

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We continued our trip and saw many nice fjords! And the sun, of course.

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Look, another Hurtigruten-Ship.

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Then we saw the entrance to the Geiranger Fjord with some waterfalls.

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This one is called Seven Sisters.

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What a wonderful place!

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We loved the views in the Geiranger Fjord.

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There were some other ships in it.

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We left the ship and jumped into a bus -and drove to the top of the mountain Dalsnibba (1495m). We had great views to the fjord and in the wonderful nature.

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This was another viewpoint -closer to the Fjord -and you can see our ship in it.

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Time to drive a street called Eagle-Street. It had 11 serpentines.

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Now we saw the fjord with our ship from the other side.

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We left and drove along the waterfall again.

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Love Freya
RikeH


Posted Jan 27, 2015, 5:59 pm
Hello Mum and Dad,

We arrived in Bergen -a nice sunny city in Norway. I cannot understand why the cruise-director told us something about a city with the most rainy days in Europe&hellip;

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In the morning we walked through the old city with nice colored houses.

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These houses were bigger, but beautiful, too.

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There was a castle in the middle of the city.

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It was really nice.

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In the afternoon we drove to a place, where the musician Edvard Grieg lived. He had a great nature around his house.

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This was his house.

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And in this small cottage he wrote his songs.

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And this was the place where he relaxed.

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Look, another typical house for Norway.

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Then we went to a church called stave church.

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We went inside -I love the wooden things here.

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We walked around the church -it was really interesting!

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Back on the way to our ship we stopped in Bergen and had a last photo with these wonderful houses.

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Yours Freya
RikeH


Posted Feb 2, 2015, 5:27 pm
Hello Mum and Dad,

It was our last day on the ship -and I just walked around and want to show you some nice places here. We had nice weather again.

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People were sitting in the Kopernikus Bar and enjoyed their lives.

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A really beautiful ice sculpture.

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This place is called the atrium -you can find the reception here -and more important -the entrance to our famous restaurant!

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We had a great cruise -and I loved being on this ship.

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Yours Freya
RikeH


Posted Mar 10, 2015, 6:14 pm
Hello Mum and Dad,

Time to celebrate – Dicker Kumpel and Kleine Fee came home from their holiday with you and Murph.
We waited.

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Then they arrived – it was great to see them again.

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It was nice to be together with so many TVs.

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Murph and Dicker Kumpel brought delicious sweets.

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Then we played in Murph’s new beach chair.

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A photo with all of us!

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Yours
Freya
RikeH


Posted Mar 17, 2015, 6:17 pm
Hello mum,

It’s Murphs birthday and he came to celebrate it with us.

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Then he showed the others what he brought for the party.

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This looked very yummy!

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And everyone got a cocktail!

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Cheers! Let us enjoy it…

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What a pity – already finished.

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Dicker Kumpel promised a big surprise!  What will it be?

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What is it? An UFO! Who will be in it?

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Two beautiful Alien-Girls! Murph was blown away!

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Goodbye to all of you, friends. It was a great party!

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Yours

Freya
RikeH


Posted Mar 19, 2015, 4:13 pm
Hello Mum, hello Dad,

We visited a place called Derneburg. I saw a nice Castle there.

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We took a walk through a forest and found interesting buildings there – this was an old teahouse.

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It was a hard and steep way.

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But then we found a pyramid – in the middle of Germany, this is strange.

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I looked like a ghost.

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We stopped at this nice place for a photo with all of us!

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This was the way we took.

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Behind me you can see old houses, fishermen lived in it in the Past.

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I had a nice view over a small lake.

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The next day we went to a great Castle, called Schloss Marienburg.

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Unfortunately we were not allowed to take photos inside the Castle, but it was very interesting!

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It was a nice week-end in Lower-Saxony!
Yours
Freya
RikeH


Posted Mar 19, 2015, 4:23 pm
Hello Mum and Dad,

I went to a nice place called Arboretum.

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They had gardens in different colors!

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There was a funny tower of books.

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I loved this way – maybe we should have one like this in our garden?

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These flowers were beautiful!

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A Greek temple in Schleswig-Holstein.

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Then we saw a dragonfly.

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This lake was wonderful – and there were not only simple lilies, but lotus flowers.

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Look – these shrubs were arranged by their colors.

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These trees were living in the water – and had no problems with it.

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Finally we found normal water lillies.

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And so many sunflowers – they always look great!

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Behind me you see a house for insects.

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It is amazing, what you can do with plants!

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It was a wonderful afternoon in the Arboretum.

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Yours Freya
RikeH


Posted Mar 20, 2015, 1:12 pm
Hello,
here are updates of my Australia-Trip. You can read the text on Dicker Kumpel's website
Love
Freya

We started in Melbourne


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Posted Mar 20, 2015, 1:13 pm
Our next stop was Hobart on Tasmania.

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Posted Mar 20, 2015, 1:15 pm
We visited the wonderful Mt Field Nationalpark and our new home was this mobile home.


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Posted Mar 24, 2015, 10:07 am
Hi Mum and Dad,
Today I saw a lot of beautiful things on Tasmania.

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Yours
Freya
RikeH


Posted Mar 24, 2015, 10:11 am
Wonderful photos from the Cradle-Mountain Nationalpark and the Dove Lake.

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Freya
RikeH


Posted Mar 24, 2015, 10:13 am
Cradle-Mountain Nationalpark  Day 2.

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Freya
RikeH


Posted Mar 24, 2015, 10:18 am
G'day aus Australien,

Today we went into a nice town called Launceston.

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Freya
RikeH


Posted Mar 24, 2015, 10:22 am
Hello friends,

time for nature and the Sea!

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Freya
RikeH


Posted Mar 24, 2015, 10:25 am
Fun in the Freycinet Nationalpark!

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Cheers! Freya
RikeH


Posted Mar 29, 2015, 1:14 pm
We visited the Tasman Peninsula. There were many interesting places and a wonderful bird in front of our mobile home.

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Freya
RikeH


Posted Mar 29, 2015, 1:15 pm
It was our last day on Tasmania and we went into an interesting museum called Port Arthur.

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Posted Mar 29, 2015, 1:17 pm
We are back on the mainland of Australia – and saw many beaches and funny birds.

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Posted Mar 29, 2015, 1:22 pm
Today we drove along the Great Ocean Road with interesting stops. We even saw Koalas and had a great evening.

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Posted Mar 29, 2015, 1:24 pm
We visited some great places around Port Campbell.

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RikeH


Posted Mar 29, 2015, 1:25 pm
Around Cape Bridgewater  B)

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RikeH


Posted Mar 29, 2015, 1:27 pm
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RikeH


Posted Mar 29, 2015, 1:31 pm
G'Day von Kangaroo Island,

we went to Kangaroo Island, where we saw many animals. And we lived in a nice cottage next to a lighthouse here.

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RikeH


Posted Mar 29, 2015, 1:33 pm
Our next day in this wonderful park - with the Remarkable Rocks and the Admirals Arch.

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RikeH


Posted Mar 29, 2015, 1:35 pm
We wanted to see a Platypus, but didn't find a real one.

And I want to show you more of our house!

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RikeH


Posted Mar 29, 2015, 1:37 pm
We went to Little Sahara, later we saw beautiful pelicans.

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RikeH


Posted Mar 29, 2015, 1:43 pm
We drove to another part of the Island and lived in a nice house there. Emu Bay has a beautiful beach.

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RikeH


Posted Mar 29, 2015, 1:44 pm
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RikeH


Posted Mar 29, 2015, 1:45 pm
We visited a big city after a long time in the nature.

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RikeH


Posted Mar 29, 2015, 1:46 pm
The Murray River and Mildura.

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RikeH


Posted Mar 29, 2015, 1:47 pm
Today we had a great trip – we went to the Mungo Nationalpark.

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Posted Mar 29, 2015, 1:48 pm
The botanical garden in Ballarat.

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RikeH


Posted Mar 29, 2015, 1:50 pm
Hello Mum and Dad,

We visited fleursmum and her Toyvoyagers today. It was so nice to talk together.

Then we went to the Hanging Rock.

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This was our last day in Australia- it was a great holiday!
Yours
Freya
RikeH


Posted Mar 29, 2015, 2:08 pm
Hello Mum and Dad,


After a long time with RikeH, Dicker Kumpel and Kleine Fee it was time to travel home again.

I said goodbye to my friends here.

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Until soon
Freya
Strunki
strunki1259@web.de

Posted Apr 6, 2015, 6:39 pm
Hello Mum,

today I finished my furious trip to Remscheid, altough my journey was very turbulent because of the storm all over Germany  :cyclops:

Helmut and Lotte found me in my envelope in the garden of strunkis home...
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And their guests störte (with his little "nephew" Jorge ...ähööm...), Josip and Monsti helped me crawling out of the envelope.
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When I saw Helmuts big nose, I knew, I was right here, I remembered the fun we had together in Australia and Tasmania in 2014
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See me having an warm welcome by my old and new friends when I show my sweet present and the nice card of our home, Bad Salzdetfurth
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After our welcome party I discover the garden:
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Nice pond, I think, here I will feel comfortable when the sun shines :p
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Helmut gave me a first overview
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He´s very happy that his small red corydalis is already blooming
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See the blooming lungwort [Pulmonaria officinalis]
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But the most proud he´s on his bear garlic plantage :cyclops:
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At the pond again
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Then Helmut and his friends showed me the best place in the garden:
The famous chilling poppy only for plushies ;)
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Mum, I like it here very much :-)
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See You soon and love You

Yours Freya
Strunki
strunki1259@web.de

Posted Apr 6, 2015, 7:55 pm
Hi Mum,

today I made a first discovery flight over the inner city of Remscheid.
We started at the Place of the town hall with its huge monument of the Bergisch Lion on it
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This is one of the entrances of the Allee Centre, the shopping mall of this town.
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Passing the Alle Centre, we came to the Teo Otto Theatre
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Next to the theatre, I found this old villa in untypical, very individual colours
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This building here is more typical for the Bergisch Land, the fassade tiled with slates
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Look, what a huge lion is standing there in the garden
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and some nice flowers, too
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Back on the main pedestrian zone, we passed another entrance of the mall with a nice sping in front of
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And next to it, we found a bronce guy, the so called "Tüpitter" who pulls the bell
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Walking along down the Alleestr., we came to the end of the pedestrian zone and saw the church at the market
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That´s for today,
love and see You soon Mum

Yours Freya



Strunki
strunki1259@web.de

Posted May 24, 2015, 6:33 pm
Hello Mum,

today we celebrate Easter with looking for hidden eggs and sweets in the garden
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See me with Monsti, Jossip, Störte and his little Jorge before we start to look for the nests
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I flew above the other plushies and had the best overview, where the nests are placed
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Here was mine and of course I found most with having such a great overview :cyclops:
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After the collect our bag was more than full
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Helmut and even Monsti were very happy that I showed them, where their nests have been hidden
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Happy Easter and see You soon Mum
Yours Freya

Strunki
strunki1259@web.de

Posted May 24, 2015, 6:46 pm
Hi Mum,

today strunki showed me the the Skyline of Barmen at Wuppertal from the roof top of the bilding she works in
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/09-04-15%20Barmen/DSCN9249_zpswlbgdaw6.jpg

The miday sun was too strong, only a second view was possible
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/09-04-15%20Barmen/DSCN9252_zpskrc7fiek.jpg
We saw the new town hall and parts of the inner city

Love and see You soon Mum
Yours Freya


Strunki
strunki1259@web.de

Posted May 24, 2015, 6:55 pm
Oh Mum,

what a journey: We wanted to visit a nice little town in the Netherlands, but it rained all the day so we we not able to go out of the car for shooting some more nice pictures, what a pity...
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/11-04-15%20Weert/DSCN9255_zpsnpruj9cf.jpg
Helmut promised me that we´ll make another trip to the Netherlands perhaps on Pentecost
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/11-04-15%20Weert/DSCN9259_zpsuoh7n3tj.jpg

Love and see You soon
Yours Freya
Strunki
strunki1259@web.de

Posted May 24, 2015, 7:39 pm
Mum, Mum, Mum,

You won´t belive it: In Wuppertal they have named a street to me, look  :D
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/17-04-15%20Freyastr/DSCN9270_zpswckofdjm.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/17-04-15%20Freyastr/DSCN9268_zpsceo8cfsg.jpg
I feel sooo honoured  :cyclops:
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/17-04-15%20Freyastr/DSCN9269_zpsxkmttsh4.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/17-04-15%20Freyastr/DSCN9267_zpsi3nluqqo.jpg

Love and see You soon
Freya

Strunki
strunki1259@web.de

Posted May 24, 2015, 7:57 pm
Hi Mum,

today we made a trip to an artificial lake of the River Ruhr, the Baldeneysee
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/18-04-15%20Baldeneysee/DSCN9271_zpsecpc5vad.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/18-04-15%20Baldeneysee/DSCN9273_zpsmaws6w5v.jpg

The weather was very good and we saw a lot of sailing boats and even a small lake cruicade ship
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/18-04-15%20Baldeneysee/DSCN9285_zpsr2exmbra.jpg
See me with Monsti, he´s a funny guy  :cyclops:

Here we chill out after our tour along the lakeside
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/18-04-15%20Baldeneysee/DSCN9282_zpslx9d9fmt.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/18-04-15%20Baldeneysee/DSCN9283_zpsaotz4npa.jpg
It was sunny, but too cold for bathing in the lake...

Love and see You soon
Freya
Strunki
strunki1259@web.de

Posted May 24, 2015, 10:44 pm
Hello Mum,

today we made a trip on the Nordbahntrasse, an old railwaypath at the northern hills of Wuppertal.
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/19-04-15%20Nordbahntrasse/DSCN9294_zpsb1dpiu1r.jpg

From the bridges You have a beautiful view on the townpart of Barmen
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/19-04-15%20Nordbahntrasse/DSCN9293_zpsscnleqn8.jpg

See  me with Jossip at a stampstation
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/19-04-15%20Nordbahntrasse/DSCN9300_zpsxw6evofu.jpg

And here I am with störte and Jorge in front of a short tunnel
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/19-04-15%20Nordbahntrasse/DSCN9303_zpsputjg3xc.jpg

View on the Westkotter Str.
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/19-04-15%20Nordbahntrasse/DSCN9306_zpssjrrwbio.jpg

Here we make a short rest before we walk through the tunnel
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/19-04-15%20Nordbahntrasse/DSCN9308_zpstjk79sdn.jpg
Helmut looks so humptidumpti because of his smoking feet, he doesn´t like walking very much  ;)
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/19-04-15%20Nordbahntrasse/DSCN9309_zpsdxsw6i6b.jpg

Can You see how long the bridge is?
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/19-04-15%20Nordbahntrasse/DSCN9310_zpstbvxelwn.jpg

Monsti and me in front of some graffity
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/19-04-15%20Nordbahntrasse/DSCN9316_zpspef3qwjv.jpg

At the old railwaystation Wichlinghausen were a lot of tents and small booths with some information about activities to do on the way
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/19-04-15%20Nordbahntrasse/DSCN9319_zpszhzf7qrm.jpg

Here our tour ended

Love and see You soon Mum




Strunki
strunki1259@web.de

Posted May 25, 2015, 7:11 am
Hello Mum, today I visited the Botanical Garden Wuppertal
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/03-05-15%20BG%20Wuppertal/DSCN9342_zpswrnuisoo.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/03-05-15%20BG%20Wuppertal/DSCN9343_zps9bzrylwk.jpg

It is situated between Barmen and Elberfeld, but nearer to Elberfeld
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/03-05-15%20BG%20Wuppertal/DSCN9344_zpslehpycfa.jpg

I saw a lot of nice flowers here
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/03-05-15%20BG%20Wuppertal/DSCN9345_zpswv3ka0gz.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/03-05-15%20BG%20Wuppertal/DSCN9340_zps1sxdlznb.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/03-05-15%20BG%20Wuppertal/DSCN9334_zpsrpne8pop.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/03-05-15%20BG%20Wuppertal/DSCN9335_zpsczfkjfqj.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/03-05-15%20BG%20Wuppertal/DSCN9336_zps8yd6pdra.jpg

Today was a small plant fairy there
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/03-05-15%20BG%20Wuppertal/DSCN9337_zpskryyaj1e.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/03-05-15%20BG%20Wuppertal/DSCN9339_zps0z02lkg1.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/03-05-15%20BG%20Wuppertal/DSCN9341_zpsju2gcmlm.jpg

In the centre of the park You find the Elisenturm
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/03-05-15%20BG%20Wuppertal/DSCN9346_zpsxgxdf1i3.jpg

And even for smaller ones like me, they have a nice little insect-hotel
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/03-05-15%20BG%20Wuppertal/DSCN9347_zpsbbjordum.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/03-05-15%20BG%20Wuppertal/DSCN9349_zpsy1qbyotj.jpg

See the nice old villa, used as orangerie
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/03-05-15%20BG%20Wuppertal/DSCN9352_zpsc9oeujui.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/03-05-15%20BG%20Wuppertal/DSCN9356_zpsfj2hoy8m.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/03-05-15%20BG%20Wuppertal/DSCN9357_zps9csndml3.jpg

Now let´s climb the tower
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/03-05-15%20BG%20Wuppertal/DSCN9353_zps0g89xmj7.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/03-05-15%20BG%20Wuppertal/DSCN9355_zpswjska2v8.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/03-05-15%20BG%20Wuppertal/DSCN9358_zpshyuqseyy.jpg

Very narrow steps we had to climb
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/03-05-15%20BG%20Wuppertal/DSCN9359_zpsxcwnmrpy.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/03-05-15%20BG%20Wuppertal/DSCN9360_zpsxesoxr0i.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/03-05-15%20BG%20Wuppertal/DSCN9361_zpsb3xtdt6l.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/03-05-15%20BG%20Wuppertal/DSCN9362_zpsthok4l9m.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/03-05-15%20BG%20Wuppertal/DSCN9363_zpsgrifxydg.jpg

Almost on the top
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/03-05-15%20BG%20Wuppertal/DSCN9364_zpsydgijhcj.jpg

And here we are with a beautiful 360° view around
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/03-05-15%20BG%20Wuppertal/DSCN9365_zpszegfptfh.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/03-05-15%20BG%20Wuppertal/DSCN9366_zps3q44cmov.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/03-05-15%20BG%20Wuppertal/DSCN9367_zpsvqgcazza.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/03-05-15%20BG%20Wuppertal/DSCN9368_zpscuqorgyd.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/03-05-15%20BG%20Wuppertal/DSCN9369_zpsxi5jhhjw.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/03-05-15%20BG%20Wuppertal/DSCN9370_zps5leewopo.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/03-05-15%20BG%20Wuppertal/DSCN9371_zps0wpbtikv.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/03-05-15%20BG%20Wuppertal/DSCN9372_zps91drkpiz.jpg

I wanted to start flying around, but strunki doesn´t allow it, can You imagine, mum?  ;)
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/03-05-15%20BG%20Wuppertal/DSCN9373_zpsi8oqafad.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/03-05-15%20BG%20Wuppertal/DSCN9374_zpsprmf3dhg.jpg

All in all, it was a nice place
Love and see You soon Mum
Yours Freya



Strunki
strunki1259@web.de

Posted Jun 8, 2015, 9:34 pm
Hello Mum,

look, where I´ve been today: We visited the  [url=Nordpark]https://www.wuppertal.de/tourismus-freizeit/gruenes_wuppertal/gruene_anlagen/102370100000164845.php
[/url] , from the hills You have a wonderful view on the district of Barmen
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/07-05-2015%20Nordpark/DSCN9420_zpsq2phzpuz.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/07-05-2015%20Nordpark/DSCN9419_zpskklrla7b.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/07-05-2015%20Nordpark/DSCN9418_zpswoghuh25.jpg
Look at this nice blooming chestnut
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/07-05-2015%20Nordpark/DSCN9417_zpsvxwgrosp.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/07-05-2015%20Nordpark/DSCN9416_zpskxp3bu6f.jpg

What a colourful flowerbed
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/07-05-2015%20Nordpark/DSCN9415_zpspgrg0fcq.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/07-05-2015%20Nordpark/DSCN9401_zpshc8tjhb9.jpg

At this spring I met MrBear, who´s guest of olgamaus actually
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/07-05-2015%20Nordpark/DSCN9414_zpsiovtu1ig.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/07-05-2015%20Nordpark/DSCN9413_zpsun3lbmcd.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/07-05-2015%20Nordpark/DSCN9412_zpsg9x8gywn.jpg

And here we feed the fallow deer
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/07-05-2015%20Nordpark/DSCN9411_zpsavewgdzq.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/07-05-2015%20Nordpark/DSCN9410_zpsxve9bthh.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/07-05-2015%20Nordpark/DSCN9409_zps6xiznxb6.jpg

This is the tower of the old popular destination for day trippers, but is is closed due to renovation for some years  :(
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/07-05-2015%20Nordpark/DSCN9408_zpsis9ixbqq.jpg
Here You see some parts of the building
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/07-05-2015%20Nordpark/DSCN9400_zps4gvxucxs.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/07-05-2015%20Nordpark/DSCN9399_zps1av4kjgw.jpg

I like this views on the town of Wuppertal, almost similar to fly over ;)
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/07-05-2015%20Nordpark/DSCN9407_zps1yavjhyv.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/07-05-2015%20Nordpark/DSCN9406_zpsoixigqck.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/07-05-2015%20Nordpark/DSCN9405_zpsyt3jiwqr.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/07-05-2015%20Nordpark/DSCN9404_zpsgbxgw7uy.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/07-05-2015%20Nordpark/DSCN9403_zps8d9o3q7n.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/07-05-2015%20Nordpark/DSCN9402_zpsfnqxlep1.jpg

Lots of rhododendrons and azalea
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/07-05-2015%20Nordpark/DSCN9398_zps8akqz160.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/07-05-2015%20Nordpark/DSCN9392_zpsyqureiq4.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/07-05-2015%20Nordpark/DSCN9391_zpsu4lmm7vg.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/07-05-2015%20Nordpark/DSCN9390_zpsdunycbis.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/07-05-2015%20Nordpark/DSCN9389_zpsvduesflj.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/07-05-2015%20Nordpark/DSCN9387_zps9vj48zxd.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/07-05-2015%20Nordpark/DSCN9386_zps4lxbzofr.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/07-05-2015%20Nordpark/DSCN9385_zpsmmqlvvl4.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/07-05-2015%20Nordpark/DSCN9384_zps34r0i1i2.jpg
The yellow ones have a nice fragrance :p

Mum,  love this park very much  :D
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/07-05-2015%20Nordpark/DSCN9396_zpslrurmdys.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/07-05-2015%20Nordpark/DSCN9393_zpsnaktj7k4.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/07-05-2015%20Nordpark/DSCN9388_zps33518qhg.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/07-05-2015%20Nordpark/DSCN9383_zpsebgv3bjm.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/07-05-2015%20Nordpark/DSCN9382_zpspolmsvd7.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/07-05-2015%20Nordpark/DSCN9381_zpsddk2avxg.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/07-05-2015%20Nordpark/DSCN9380_zpsmckd6ard.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/07-05-2015%20Nordpark/DSCN9377_zpsroatsl9e.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/07-05-2015%20Nordpark/DSCN9376_zpsbeout3p1.jpg

Have You an idea, wich tree this could be?
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/07-05-2015%20Nordpark/DSCN9378_zpsa6skua1x.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/07-05-2015%20Nordpark/DSCN9379_zpsrmene2xn.jpg

Here our tour ends and I hope, You see how nice our trip was
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/07-05-2015%20Nordpark/DSCN9377_zpsroatsl9e.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/07-05-2015%20Nordpark/DSCN9376_zpsbeout3p1.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/07-05-2015%20Nordpark/DSCN9375_zpseonj17sf.jpg

Love and see You soon
Yours Freya

HoBi


Posted Oct 16, 2015, 3:57 pm
Hello,

We went into the forest really early today. We searched a beautiful launch pad.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Okt%202015/IMG_4222_zpskiw6trvi.jpg

Landroval and I will fly to our next hosts. This place looked great!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Okt%202015/IMG_4226_zps8vwh75nl.jpg

A last hug!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Okt%202015/IMG_4228_zpswtipphn7.jpg

Let’s go!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Okt%202015/IMG_4230_zpsxn1em2cb.jpg

Hopefully we will arrive fast and safe! :)

Freya
Phiva


Posted Oct 19, 2015, 2:46 pm
Hi mommy,

I've arrived at my new host mom's home! Actually I thought I could make it the whole way, but my wings were a little too weak, so I checked in at the post office. It was much more comfortable to travel in a travelope, no cold wind, no rain, no hungry birds on their way south...!

The first thing I heard when I arrived was a weird sound. I've never heard something like this before. It was a low voice, and it sounded like neighing. And then I knew! This must be Hotte Hü! And I was right. He released me from my travelope and gave me a big hug! We immediately liked each other, I think we'll become very good friends :-)!

Then I had to explore my surroundings. I found a wonderful little palm tree. Hotte wanted to come with me, but he's not able to fly,so he had some problems to get on top of the palm... I waited patiently for him!

But now it's time to relax - the lamp is a wonderful place for that ;-)!

See you!
Freya
Phiva


Posted Oct 24, 2015, 5:08 pm
Hi mom,

we had such wonderful weather today, so we decided to go for a walk in Balingen. There a some very old buildings, such as the Zollernschloss. It was originally built around 1430 by the Earls of Zollern-Schalksburg, but completely reconstructed in 1935/36. Today it is a museum for scales and weight and a youth hostel. But some spooky stairs going down are still there -  I can feel that halloween is approaching...

The Zollernschloss is located at a small confluence of the river Neckar, called Eyach. Of course I had to take some pictures there :-)!

Yours, Freya


Phiva


Posted Nov 3, 2015, 11:15 am
Hi mom,

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! We went to Cologne for the weekend, as we were invited to a wedding there. Therefore we did not have a lot of time to do sightseeing, but we managed to take at least a few pictures.
We went by underground, saw the Cologne Cathedral and also had some Halloween costumes. I think Hotte and me looked quite funny, didn't we?

Spooky Halloween kisses to you!
Freya
Phiva


Posted Nov 9, 2015, 5:39 pm
Hi mom,

this evening we went to an Italian restaurant called Fellini. On our way we passed Saarbrücken’s town hall, a really impressive building.
The food in the restaurant was sooo good, and this is also the reason why I missed to take a photo with it. I ate so fast because I was so hungry…!

After that we went to the cinema. We had ordered the tickets before, so we did not have to hurry to get there. We watched the new James Bond movie, Spectre! Oh it was such an exciting and thrilling movie, it was really good! You also have to watch it, mommy!

Bye for now!
Your Freya
Phiva


Posted Nov 18, 2015, 1:44 pm
Hi mommy,

today was a big day for me! I was allowed to attend host mom to her school. She's a teacher and she's already explained a lot of things to me. We went there very early in the morning and could therefore watch a wonderful sunrise.

When we arrived at school, host mom showed me different biological structures and models:

I learned the structure of a flowering plant and a honeybee. Then I was shown some exhibits of insects - there I also saw some dragonflies - this was sooo spooky! Please mommy promise that you never do this to me!!!

Then I did some funny stuff! I crawled into a seashell, borrowed the shell of a tortoise, got caught in shark's teeth and analyzed a humans skeleton - but no worries, it was a fake one  :)!

Afterwards I did some research with the microscope and read some interesting facts about insects. Did you know that dragonflies are called "flying artists"? I was very proud of my kind  B)!

After school I was very tired - sooo many facts to learn today! So I enjoyed the nice, warm weather and relaxed!

Love you mom!
Freya
Phiva


Posted Nov 23, 2015, 6:17 pm
Hi mom,

what a wonderful weather today! We decided to go for a looong walk into the forest. It was pretty cold, but I played around with my dog-friend Aris a lot, so I got warm again :). Aris showed me his favourite places, such as the little birdhouse. Unfortunately there was nobody at home...
Then I climbed a raised hide, it was exhausting, but the view up there was definitely worth it. When I walked on, I passed an anthill, however my insect-friends did not show up - what a pity...! I think they're already sleeping!

Host mom says that winter is about to come as the wind is freezing cold, so I enjoyed the sunshine to the fullest and was sooo happy when I found some last autumn flowers. They were so beautiful, but most of them were faded and brown  :(. I'm already looking forward to spring B)!

Bye mommy! Your Freya
Phiva


Posted Dec 1, 2015, 9:59 am
Hello mummy!

Watch me, today I'm a happy, little Freya in big business, because I went to the office with host dad. There, I was allowed to support host dad in a lot of very important actions. First I had to organize a lot of meetings and call a lot of persons with my new headset :). Moreover I created some Excel calculations and sent it to the big bosses. Then I was sooooo tired and, after drinking a cup of coffee,  I had to relax a little bit in chill out area. All in all, it was a very exciting and hard day, and now I enjoy the evening with host dad in Saarbrücken.

Greeeeets Freya
Phiva


Posted Dec 1, 2015, 12:28 pm
Hello mum,

jiihaa, I was allowed to go with host dad to the Ski Opening weekend in Ischgl in Austria. Such a nice place with a lot of snow, sun and so many party people. I enjoyed this weekend very much and was a full member of the party group. Moreover host dad told me that we will come back to this beautiful place at the end of December to celebrate New Year's Eve :)! Here are some first impressions from the Ischgl Ski Opening weekend :)

Greeeets Freya
Phiva


Posted Dec 8, 2015, 5:41 pm
Hi mommy,

a small parcel arrived today! Hotte and me were sooo curious, we couldn't wait to open it! So we looked for big scissors to open it properly and as fast as possible!
I caught a glimpse into it first and realized that it wasn't just a parcel - it was a travelope! Then our TV guest crawled out and we got to know Karakolak, a dog from Russia. Hotte and me asked him a lot of questions and he was very friendly and told many stories from his home country.

Later host mom gave us some caps, because it's getting cooler and cooler every day! We look so good with our caps, don't we?
So now we're ready for winter, St. Nicholas and Christmas :-)!

Yours,
Freya
Phiva


Posted Dec 19, 2015, 3:22 pm
Hi mommy,

this weekend we went to Saarbrücken for a Christmas party. The party took place in a club called SOHO and it was awesome. Hotte, Karakolak and me had a wonderful time and enjoyed some lovely glasses of champagne ;-)!

I think you can see that we had some fun :-D!

Love, Freya
Phiva


Posted Dec 19, 2015, 3:48 pm
Heyhey mommy!

I guess spring is about to come! When we woke up this morning we heard the birds singing and felt the warm air! The budgies also felt this spring feeling and therefore were very lively and chatty. So I flew over to their cage and had a chat with them, too.

Then I saw this beautiful blooming orchid and I had to take a deep breath with its wonderful flavour.

Of course we had to go outside into the sunshine. Host mom gave us some sunglasses to protect our sensitive eyes. We also went up to the Christmas tree - and it looked so mistimed there! It only looks nice when it's dark outside...

I can hardly believe that it's still winter!!! But very very soon we'll set of for winter-wonderland ;-)...!

Yours, Freya
Phiva


Posted Dec 22, 2015, 5:08 pm
Hi mommy,

woooow I couldn't believe the thermometer when I saw how warm it was! Okay, the sun was somehow shining on it , but HELLO it's December! And therefore it's winter – or that’s what I thought until now...

Yes is was a very warm day although it's the fourth Advent today. So we decided to go for a sunny walk into the forest. Our dog friend Aris was with us and showed us around. He knows the woods like nobody else!
He showed us some hidden tracks and wonderful clearings, where you could actually put a sunbed and relax with a lovely little cocktail ;)! Then we played around and played a game of fetch. Aris is incredibly fast and agile, so it was very exhausting for a small dragonfly like me :D!

As the weather is so warm these days, we even found some blooming flowers and mushrooms. Aris told us that he had never seen blooming flowers or mushrooms in December before!
When we passed a deers’ feeding ground we saw that it was empty. Of course it was, they can still get some fresh food!

The sun was already setting when we went home, we still had some work to do ;)! We wanted to make some Christmas decorations. We designed some tealight holders with a hot-melt gun. As you can see we did it very well and host mom was very happy with the result. Do you also like it?
After that we had to take a little nap, we very sooo tired. So we cuddled up to Aris – he’s a wonderful heating machine ;)!

In the evening we sat together and relaxed around the Advent wreath!

Love you mom!
Freya
Phiva


Posted Jan 4, 2016, 1:42 pm
Hi mommy,

today is the day of decorating the Christmas tree. A tree without any trimmings and tinsel is just a boring creature, so we had to change that immediately.
We took the candels first and put them onto the tree. Thus we got a bit closer to our perfect Christmas tree. But there were still some parts missing! So we looked for the Christmas tree balls – they were silver and glittering and wonderful. Aris supervised this whole action and also helped to put the balls in the right place.
When we were done with our Christmas tree project, we were very proud of ourselves. Don’t you think we succeeded?

Love, Freya
Phiva


Posted Jan 4, 2016, 4:01 pm
MERRY CHRISTMAS, MOMMY!

After a wonderful day of doing absolutely nothing but relax, and a wonderful Christmas dinner, it was Christmas Eve and therefore time for gift giving. Hotte brought a big parcel wrapped in gift wrapping paper. He said this was the present for Karakolak and me from our whole host family. We were sooo curious about it, we hardly couldn’t wait to open it. As we had unwrapped it, we saw a big white box – it looked very expensive… And even when we opened the box, we could not see what it truely was.
But then we saw it! We were given some pendants for our necklaces! They are heart-shaped and red, so lovely! Of course we put them on right away!
Hotte also said that these pendants will always remind us of him and our host family. What a lovely present!

I hope your Christmas Eve was as awesome as ours!

Hugs & kisses
Freya
Phiva


Posted Jan 5, 2016, 9:14 am
Hi mom,

we’re going on holiday – yay! Ischgl here we come! Host mom said that we should take off our pendants for this holiday, because it’s gonna be both a sportive and a party trip, and therefore we could easily lose it there…!

We started very early in the morning, as we had heard that it will be a day of arrival for many people at the skiing regions. Fortunately we didn’t get into any traffic jams and arrived in Ischgl quite fit and relaxed after about three hours of driving.

Having checked in at our hotel, we enjoyed the wonderful view out of the window. We had a perfect view on the party locations and the slopes of the valley run. In order to bring us into the right mood, host dad opened a nice bottle of champagne  - oh wooow this tasted so good! I don’t think this was the last bottle we opened ;)…!

Now I’m very confident that this holiday will be very funny ;)!

Love, Freya
Phiva


Posted Jan 5, 2016, 9:36 am
Ski heil from Austria!

What a wonderful skiing day! The sun was shining brightly and we had to put on some sunscreen, as the sun was really dangerous in the mountains. The skiing region has an altitude of 2867 metres, so it’s pretty high and the sun can cause severe sunburn up there.
The slopes were perfectly groomed and we had a lot of fun to race them down ;).

Bye, Freya
Phiva


Posted Jan 6, 2016, 9:21 am
Hello mommy,

after an exhausting day of skiing it was time for wellness, relaxation and leisure in the hotel spa. We felt like completely new TVs after some time in the steam bath and the sauna.
Now we’re ready for the new year’s adventures B)!

Yours, Freya
Phiva


Posted Jan 6, 2016, 9:24 am
HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Wishing you beautiful moments, treasured memories and all the blessings a heart can know!

Cheerio,
Freya
Phiva


Posted Jan 16, 2016, 1:01 pm
Helllloooo Mum,
today time for sport with host dad and my friend Karakolak!
We went to Badminton Center in Güdingen near Saarbrücken.
It was great, we had a lot of fun and I won the Gold medal, yiiihaaaa...after the matches I was very very tired and slept sooo well in the night.


Greeeeets Freya
Phiva


Posted Feb 1, 2016, 5:52 pm
Hi mommy,

today there was a little parcel in our mailbox – and it was addressed to us TVs! We were very curious. Then we had a closer look – it was from Karakolak’s mom from Russia! We cut it open very carefully and took a quick look into it! There were some gifts inside – sooo lovely! Karakolak was so happy to receive regards from his “Galiya apa” and so I was happy too!

Love, Freya
Phiva


Posted Feb 2, 2016, 5:47 pm
Hi mommy,

as Karakolak has never been to a German school before, I agreed to show him around at host mom’s school. He is so eager for knowledge, I hope I can meet his demands ;)…!

We started very early in the morning, Karakolak was still very tired and almost cancelled our project – but after a nice cup of coffee he was fit enough to start the day.
The first model to study was that of the DNA. It is really impressive that such little works of art are in every single cell of our body! Of course I also showed him how to use a microscope. It was so lovely to see an absolutely amazed Karakolak!
The next model frightened him a little – it was the skull of a dog! He had never seen such big teeth before! And now he is wondering whether his teeth will also be like that when he’s grown-up…
Both of us were really impressed by the big human eye. We felt like actually being observed by somebody… Next lesson: human evolution. I showed Karakolak several skulls, starting from a gorilla over to an Australopithecus (a very early and extinct genus of hominins) and up to the modern human.
And yes, I also had to show him one of my favorite things there -  the seashell. Isn’t this a wonderful picture? Afterwards I taught him about his own kind, dogs. We read an article about his species and looked at some pictures of his physique. Last but not least I gave him a small introduction into how to use a Bunsen burner – but in the end he was too frightened to use it :D!

What a day!

Yours, Freya
Phiva


Posted Feb 23, 2016, 5:45 pm
Hi mommy,

today we made a special trip to the northern Saarland. My host parents wanted to take a time-out of daily routine, and so Karakolak and me went with them to a wonderful hotel and spa.

When we arrived, it was already dark outside. As we went into our room, we found a nice bottle of sparkling wine. Of course, we also tried it - it tasted really good!

Furthermore, it was the perfect time for a wonderful dinner with lovely wine!

After dinner we had a look around the hotel and found an old but very nice school desk. Karakolak and I took a seat and it was quite comfortable there! Just around the corner we saw a pretty decoration "Freunde sind wie Sterne"! In English it means that friends are like stars - even if you can't see them they're always there (for you)! What a lovely statement! Karakolak and me will keep that forever in mind!

The next morning was very rainy and cold, so we needed a good breakfast for a good start into the day! And after having a perfect spa time, we went back home! Now we're revived and ready for new adventures  B)!

Love you mom!
Freya
Phiva


Posted Feb 23, 2016, 6:08 pm
Hi mommy!

Today I'm coming home to you! As a farewell present host mom had prepared something very special for me. We were allowed to create our own buttons with our own picture in it.
So we had to take a good picture first! In the background you can see the church of Balingen, which is also some kind of the town's landmark  ;)!
Then we viewed the button machine, and it looked as if we could manage it on our own! So let's get started!
First we printed out our picture and with the help of a pattern we cut it out the right way! It's all about team work! Then we used the machine and a lovely button came out of it!
Karakolak also wanted to have one, so we did it again  B)!

Then it was time to say goodbye! Hotte and Karakolak gave me some farewell goodies and also a biiig hug! Host mom gave me a big kiss and told me to take care! I promised I will!

See you at home mommy! I'm looking forward to seeing you!

Love, Freya
HoBi


Posted Apr 11, 2016, 4:39 pm
Hello,

After a very nice visit of Phiva and HotteHü I arrived at home.

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Murph  and  PieksiHH  opened my envelope and helped me out.

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I showed Murph and Pieksi my souvenirs and gifts.

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Dear Phiva, dear HotteHü! Thanks for the wonderful time with you. I will miss you. :)

Yours

Freya
HoBi


Posted Apr 11, 2016, 4:43 pm
Hello,

We went to the Weser for Eastern.

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There was a porcelain factory in Fürstenberg. We wanted to see it.

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This was the Emblem.

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This wonderful castle belongs to the factory.

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Another view over the Weser.

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A museum about the factory was in this house.

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They had a lot of horses in Fürstenberg, we don’t know, why. :thinking:

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This was great – a village, built like in the Middle Ages. Children groups can spent their holidays here.

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I love mills!

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I would live in this hut. :)


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… but I wouldn’t love to stay here… ;)

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What a beautiful village!

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Until soon

Freya
HoBi


Posted May 4, 2016, 4:09 pm
Hello,

Today we drove to a Castle. I loved it. What a colour for a Castle… :D

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Maerz%202016/Rheder/IMG_5496_zpsfmwcazyy.jpg

But this was really art! A Castle out of willows. It must be great with green trees.

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This old mill belongs to the Castle…

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... and a nice pond.

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We found something yummy next to it.

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Here you see the Castle at close range… They had a friendly Castle dog. :)

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We even liked the garden of the Castle.

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On the way back we were in Brakel. But we had only one photo because the city wasn’t really beautiful…for us… B)

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Love

Freya
HoBi


Posted Oct 21, 2016, 1:08 pm
Hello,

I’m sleeping for a very long time – just like “Sleeping Beauty”. :)

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What was this? I heard voices, calling my name.

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Murph and Pieksi invites me to Murphs birthday party.

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We sing a wonderful birthday song for Murph.

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He blows out the candles.

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Then we start the party – we have a beautiful drink and sweets.

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It is yummy! :p

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Pieksi and I are so excited, because we will go on holiday next week.

Until soon

Freya
HoBi


Posted Oct 28, 2016, 3:16 pm
Hello,

We visited the river Elbe on a short holiday.  First of all we went into the old city of Bleckede. There were many old houses…

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… and this great car.

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Unfortunately it started to rain. We went to this old castle.

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There was an aquarium with types of fishes who live in the river Elbe.

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The fishes were really big! :)

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And they looked dangerous. :thinking:

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Later we went to a look-out tower.

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We saw the Elbe in the distance.

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We took a walk along the Elbe.

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These were the ferries that cross the Elbe.

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We wanted to take this boat, but we didn’t have enough time.

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Greetings

Freya
HoBi


Posted Oct 30, 2016, 2:16 pm
Hello,

Today the weather was much better. We took a long walk along the Elbe. At the start we found something great – a parasol for both of us! :)

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We saw the Elbe far away.

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These looked really yummy!

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I was sure that these cows were lucky. ;)

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We found more and more mushrooms.

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Then we had a good view of the Elbe.

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Murph would have been lucky to see this mushroom. He didn’t know it. B)

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We saw our goal for tomorrow. We are very curious.

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Until soon

Freya
HoBi


Posted Nov 1, 2016, 3:31 pm
Hello,

Today we were in a great nature reserve.

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It looked wonderful. :D

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We wanted to go there.

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It was exhausting. :rolleyes:

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Time for a break.

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The view was beautiful. :)

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We often saw this grass, but unfortunately we didn’t remember the name.

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There was a forest on the other side of the dune…

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… with a small lake.

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We saw something really exciting next to the lake. :o And we were so brave and have a photo with a real snake! B)

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Okt%202016/Klein%20Schmoelen/IMG_6825_zpsx5otsstz.jpg

What a wonderful region!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Okt%202016/Klein%20Schmoelen/IMG_6830_zps0byae3um.jpg

Yours

Freya
HoBi


Posted Nov 3, 2016, 4:12 pm
Hello,

Today we were in this beautiful region.

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This small cottage was beautiful, wasn’t it? :)

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There lived the shepherd with his sheep.

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Let’s continue our walk.

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We even found blooming Erica.

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What will it look like, when it blooms everywhere here. B)

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And we found mushrooms!

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It looked so beautiful.

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We found king boletes at the car park. Very yummy! :p

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This beautiful house stood on the car park. It was typical for this region.

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What a beautiful day!

Freya
HoBi


Posted Nov 5, 2016, 1:36 pm
Hello,

We were in a „Rundlingsdorf“. But you cannot see it good on this photo.

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We found a model in the museum. Here you can see where the name come from. :D

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There was much to see in the museum.

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We really liked this old vehicle. :)

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The house was beautiful.

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It had a big stove.

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They constructed and repaired wheels in this garage in the Past.

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They were so big!

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The old beehives were empty.

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We never saw something like this before. How will it work? :thinking:

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Yours

Freya
HoBi


Posted Nov 6, 2016, 1:07 pm
Hello,

We visited this castle.

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It wasn’t really exciting. :rolleyes:

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But these figurines were interesting and funny. We wanted to have a photo with each of it. ;)

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We visited the smallest city of Lower-Saxony on our way back – Schnackenburg. And we can say – it was small and not so interesting. We saw this wine at the harbor. What a color!

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Unfortunately it started to rain.

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We went into a small museum.

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Luckily the frontier is away – and this doll is only a memory for the Past.

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Love

Freya
HoBi


Posted Nov 7, 2016, 3:15 pm
Hello,

Today is a great day – I will move to my next host. :D

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Hopefully I will have a short trip.

Until soon

Freya
Susie's


Posted Nov 9, 2016, 9:23 pm
Hello Hello hello my dear Mommy,

today I arrived at my new hosts home.  I came out of my envelope and handed her the sweets and the postcard I brought.
In the evening we came to her house where I got to meet Susie's Toyvoyager Poschti,  Betty and little T.B.
And now we sit here and chat about all our adventures.
Kisses

Freya
Susie's


Posted Nov 13, 2016, 6:28 am
Good Morning Mom,

it seems that I got here just in time to say goodbye to Poschti.
He is on his way to a very exciting place.
He is going to be with you.  :cyclops:

Hope he arrives save and soon.

Have a nice weekend.
Susie's


Posted Nov 13, 2016, 8:55 pm
Good evening,

today Susie's took me on a short walk in her hometown.
I saw some cute, old houses,  the river Main and the local church.
While on the way we catched some Pokémon.  :rolleyes:

XOXO
Susie's


Posted Nov 26, 2016, 7:41 pm
Dear Mama,

last Sunday hostmum woke me up at 5 in the morning.  :o
Really?  Not my time. Absolutely not. So I crawled in her purse and went back to sleep.
When I woke up again we were in....  :stare:
I couldn't believe it.....
We were in  Disneyland /Paris.  :cyclops: :cyclops: :cyclops:
How exciting.
On our way inside I saw some Disney friends.  Mickey,  Minnie and Buzz Lightyear.

We went on quite a few rides : Ratatouille,  It's a small world.  Just to name two. Saw the show Mickey the Magician, had dinner in the Blue Lagoon and in the  evening just fell in our bed at the New Port Bay club hotel.

What a day.  :)
Susie's


Posted Dec 3, 2016, 1:21 pm
Day two in Disneyland.

The next morning we got up very early again.
After breakfast we went straight to the park to make the most out of the magic extra hours. At very first we rode the Peter Pan fly 3 times in a row. This is so cute.  After a couple more different rides we took a short break by the Disney castle and munched some popcorn.  Meanwhile Anna and Elsa from the movie frozen came by in a carraige. 
We had lunch at  Chez Remy which is themed after the movie ratatouille.
The rest of the day we spent with shopping and in the evening got to watch the dreams show with lights,  music and fireworks.
Susie's


Posted Dec 17, 2016, 2:14 pm
Our third and last day in Disneyland we started with a meeting with Donald.  :cyclops:
Than we strolled around the park a little bit and watched the  Christmas parade before  heading  back home by train.

Even if the weather was mess I had great time in Disneyland.  B)
Susie's


Posted Dec 25, 2016, 9:58 am
Good Morning Mummy,

a few weeks ago Susie's took me on a little sightsseing in the city of Frankfurt.

We started at the old european central bank

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Then she showed me a bunch of interessting skycrapers

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Here you can also see a statue of Johann Wolfgang Gothe (he was born in Frankfurt).

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Some more skycrapers

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This one is the old opera with a huge fountain in front of it

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This ist the old stock market building

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Here you see the t so called Römer square. It has very old and very nice buildings all around.

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The Nikolai church

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We stayed so long in Frankfurt that it got dark and all the all the beautyful christmas lights came on.

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Then heading to the christmas market.

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Some yummy looking gingerbread.

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Look at that huge christmas tree.

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After a long day out, we treated ourselfs with a typical German christmas drink: Glühwein (hot wine with spices).

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Susie's


Posted Feb 2, 2017, 4:55 pm
Hey my dear Mommy,

I'm super extra sorry for not updating in such a long time.  :(

But therefor I can tell you about a surprise trip hostmum took me on in December.
We spent a weekend in Basel/Switzerland.

On the first day we arrived in the late afternoon and immediately started to explore the town.

Look at this funny statue:

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Of course next had to be the christmas market

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This is a bridge over the River Rhein

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Here you see the toy museum with the beautiful decorated windows

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This is the Münster of Basel (an old church). One of the main sights to see in Basel.

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Infront of the Münster there was this guy making a whole lot of soap bubbles. It looked so beautiful.

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And here you can see me with some christmas light

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Enough for day one.  :thinking:

Love always

Your Freya
Susie's


Posted Feb 2, 2017, 5:42 pm
On the next day the weather was great. Very sunny. B)
To get to know the city better you can follow one of four signposted ways through Basel.

The first one started by the city hall (its red)

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Then along the river Rhein

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It seems that they have a lot of interessting windows in Basel  ;)

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Off to the second walkway through Basel. This one took us underneath the Swiss flag, along a fountain, besides a huge gate and some nice old houses

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When it got dark we got to gaze at all thes shimmering light

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Isn't Basel a beautiful town?
What do think?

Hugs and Kisses

yours

Freya
Susie's


Posted Feb 12, 2017, 4:42 pm
On sunday we had to leave Basel again.
But didn't went home right away.

On our way was the city of Freiburg.

Lets see. Where can we go?

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First the tourist information (again a red building)

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There is something very unique about Freiburg.
All these watercourses (bigger and smaller). And there is a legend about them. If you step (or fall) in it and get your feet wet, you have to stay there and marry a local person.  :thinking:

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Something that is also very special, are all these mosaics on the sidewalks all over town. Sometimes they even have to do something the building tehy are in front of. Scissors in front the hair stylist, a pretzel in front of the bakery....
But some of the mosaics them to be just for decoration.

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Oh my... Susie's spotted a very rare pokemon on her cell phone. And because of that she made me run up a hill to catch it.  ;)
But we also had a nice view above Freiburg from up there.

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Back down be found this cute little alley

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Phew. Now it's really time to go back home.
I got to see a lot but all that sightseeing was kinda exhausting.

Love you mum.

Susie's


Posted Feb 23, 2017, 5:43 pm
Hey Mom,

this is me a few days before christmas helping Susie's to wrap christmas presents.

Lets see.... What do we need.

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Some tape and scissors

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Lots of ribbons

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Of course the wrapping paper

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Isnt this cute?

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Some more ribbons

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And some decoration on top

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And this is the last one

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Bye bye
Susie's


Posted Feb 23, 2017, 6:09 pm
Good evening,

on new years eve hostmum took me to the city of Frankfurt.
We went on a bridge over the river Main to watch the firework from the distance.
Sorry that most of the photos are very blurry. But the place was pretty crowed and Susie's was very careful with me. And on top it was foggy that night.
Look at the tower on the left side of the river.
In the beginning you can still see it. And in the end not at all anymore.  ;)

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Yeah! Its mightnight. Cheers everyone! :cyclops:


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This building behind me is the new european central bank

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We brought our own little firework to Frankfurt but someone (not me) forgot to bring a lighter.  :rolleyes:
So we had to wait till we got back home to start it.

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Happy new years to you my dear Mom.
Susie's


Posted Mar 19, 2017, 2:48 pm
Dear Mum,

on 25th of February Susie's took me to a postcrossing meeting in Stuttgart.
Have you ever heared of postcrossing?
People from all over the world send postcards to each other. And Germany has one of the largest postcrossing community.

It was a wonderful day with the best of weather.
First we went for a bit of postcard shopping and some sightseeing.

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Then we got together at a restaurant for lunch and to sign the postcards all the other participants brought.

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After we signed a hundred cards or more we went to the nearest mailbox to mail out our cards.

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Than was an interessting day.
Susie's


Posted May 1, 2017, 3:52 pm
Hi Mama,

in March Susie's took me to the Veggieworld fair.
Since the Paracelsus fair was in the same building we took the chance to go there too.
They had all kinds of......
....interesting things there.

But see yourself:

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Don't even know what most of this stuff is for. All this chakra reading, ancestors healing and weired stuff. :o


But it got much better from there. Just upstairs was finally the Veggieworld. So much Food.  :cyclops:  And we got to taste test a loooot.  :D

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Unfortunately they had no sample of this one

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There is some show cooking going on

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The next sample is waiting for us

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By the end of the dayy we had sore feet and a full belly.
Susie's


Posted May 7, 2017, 2:28 pm
Hello dear Mommy,

on the first weekend of April the local puplic transportation company had a super cool special offer. Everyone with a monthly ticket could use it to ride in the whole traffic company area without any extra charge.
And because the weather was super nice, we of course had to take this chance.
So we rode the train to the village of Assmanshausen (by the river Rhine).

This is right outside the train station

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After a short walk through the village we took a cable railway up a very step hill. Unfortunately the photos of me in the cable railay went missing.  :(

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Once up there we walked along a hiking trail to get to the village of Rüdesheim

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What a wonderful view

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See the people in the backround? I wonder what they are looking, and pointing at.

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Now we are on our way to the world famous Niederwald Denkmal

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It's huge

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Right underneah it are some very nice vineyards

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And below the vineyards is the village of Rüdesheim. Which is also very famous and crowed with tourists


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That was a very nice day. B)

XOXO
Susie's


Posted May 14, 2017, 2:26 pm
Hello there,

how are you doing Mommy?

On easter friday we had the nicest weather so we decided to go on a little daytrip. One hour up North and we arrived in Limburg/Lahn.

The first thing we got to see was this bakery window with a very interessting cake. We Later go some of that cake (it was super expensive but so so good).

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This is probably the smallest street in the world.

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Do you see the skull on the statue?

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This is the river Lahn

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And here you see the bishop's see of Limburg.
It got pretty famous over the last couple of years because it was renovated for an insane amount of money.

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Some pretty nice old houses and streets.

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B)
Susie's


Posted Jun 18, 2017, 5:22 pm
Hello Mommy,

on April 22nd went on another Postcrossing Meeting.
This time to Nürnberg.
We had a bit problems geeting there. The train was late and stuff.
So we had to rush around town to catch up with the others.
But we managed to snap some photos on the way.


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This is me at the restaurant were we got together to sign and stamp huge stacks of postcards

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Afterwards Hostmum showed me around town for a bit more sightseeing

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Nürnberg ist know for 2 culinary specialties.
One is Ginger bread

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And the other one is Bratwürstchen (fried sausage)

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We had a very fun time. But its quite exhausting walking around all day.

Sending you hugs and kisses
Susie's


Posted Jun 18, 2017, 6:31 pm
Good evening,

on may 10th Susie's had a business appointment in the City of Cologne.
Of course I had to come with her to see the world famous cathedral cologne.

This is right after we arrived.

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In the evening, after the meeting, we had a bit of time before we had to catch the train. We walked to the Hohenzollern bridge which crosses the river Rhine right behin the cathedral

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Can you see all the locks? These are love locks. The railing of the bridge is cover with it

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The cathedral at night

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Good bye Cologne and good night.
Susie's


Posted Jul 30, 2017, 4:04 pm
Dear Mummy,

on june 3rd we had a prettty eventful day in the Rhön.

We started with a walk through some marshland.

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This is the start of the marshland trail and the way to a viewing tower

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Look at that interesinting tree

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This is the viewing tower

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And the view from above

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After we were done with the trail (it was kinda short) we drove to a cute little village near by for lunch

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After lunch and a stroll around the village we headed on to our next destination.
You will see more about it in part 2.

Kisses your Freya
Susie's


Posted Jul 30, 2017, 4:40 pm
This is Part 2 of our trip to the Rhön.

In the afternoon we drove all the way up to the Wasserkuppe. Which is the highest Mountain of the state of Hessen.

We started our little tour of the Wasserkuppe at the spring of the river Fulda

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The area is well known for for sky and paragliding

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Look at that view

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This former radardome is know a viewing tower and event area

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As we got closer it got more and more windier. It was almost a storm. And hostmum had problems holding per camara to take photos of me

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Enough for today and time to go back home.

Bye mom
Susie's


Posted Aug 6, 2017, 7:02 am
Hey Mommy,

on June 15th was a puplic holiday in Germany and hostmum didn't have to go work.  :cyclops:
Her mum planned a surprise day trip and took us to Bad Salzhausen.
It has a very nice and huge spa garden/park.

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Look at that tree. It's tree trunk is going sideways:

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Hmmmm. So nice.

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The park even has it's own medical/mineral spring

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There were a lot wild lifing dragonflies in this creek. Can you see them?

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And there is a millwheel

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And also an herb garden

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What a nice and relaxing day strolling around this park all day.

Bye mum

Sending you looooooots of hugs and kisses.
Susie's


Posted Aug 6, 2017, 7:39 am
Gooooood Morning Mom,

on June 18th it was time for an other daytrip (because the last one was so long ago  :rolleyes: ).

We started the in Miltenberg which is by the river Main.
The weather did not look to good in the moring.

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Miltenberg has very nice half timbered houses.

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This the market place

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A little stroll along the river Main

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For some reason Susie's computer is acting up at the moment and won't let us upload the photos corect. We will try again later.

Ok, lets give it a try and see if we can add some more photos from the rest  of the day.

After Lunch we drove to the nearby Wertheim.


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It has a very pretty old part of the town

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Above the town on a small hill is a cool castle with a great view.


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See you.

Freya

Susie's


Posted Aug 8, 2017, 4:38 pm
On June 23rd Hostmum took me on a very special and extraordinary postcrossing meeting.
It was not just the usual get togehter.
But see yourself.

In the morning we met the other postcrossing members at the airport in Frankfurt.

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We got to a huge meeting room

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It had a unique view on the airports forefild

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But what made this day so special was a guided tour through the international postsorting center.

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Look at all those postcards

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So many postcards. Hostmum still gets excited about it.

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This machine was stoped and opend so we can take a look at it. Just for us.

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How huge that is

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But of course no postcrossing meeting without  signing stacks of cards

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What a super interessting day.  :cyclops:
Susie's


Posted Aug 19, 2017, 2:04 pm
Hello dear Mummy,

the next sunday (June 25th) it was finally time to go on vacation. Yeah!  :cyclops:

On the way to our destination we stopped on the way for a lunch break in Rothenburg ob der Tauber.
It's a very lovely, medieval Village with a lot of narrow streets.

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This is the city hall

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The market place

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St. Jakob Church

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Some many nice half timbered houses

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This is the old city wall

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Besides all that outside beauty, there is a very special inside sight in Rothenburg. One that hostmum absolutely loves. She said that she would move in there if she could.
It's Käthe Wohlfahrts Christmas Village. Which is a store that sells christmas decoration all year long.

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Wow! Look at that!

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Ohhhhh, so many nice things to buy

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But now it's time to head on.
Susie's


Posted Sep 26, 2017, 8:21 pm
Hey Mommy,

on our first day of the vacation we hopped on this little train.
It took us all the way up to Germanys highest mountain, the Zugspitze.

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The first thing hostmum wanted to do is, pay germanys highest Postoffice a vistit to mail some postcards.  :rolleyes:

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And outside we go for lots of ahhhhhs and ohhhhhhs because of this breathtaking views all around.
Do you see the the crane?
It's part of a huge construction site up threre.

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And by the way, this is the mountain top with the summit cross

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This the Eiblake

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Lots and Lots of mountains

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The Viewing plattform

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This is the Austrian side of the mountain top (you can walk over there)

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We just had to turn around to be back in Germany

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Even from the restaurant we had a wonderful view

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Uhhhhh look at that

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Even in the summer, there is snow

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We walked along that train for a bit

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Another restaurant in this building

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It was so nice and warm that I even could sun bath for a little

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Back down from the mountain we strolled along this lake for a bit

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The water is so nice and clear

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And these colors

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Enough for the first day.  B)
Susie's


Posted Sep 28, 2017, 7:13 pm
On the next day we went on a mountain again (this time a much smaller one). The Laber in Oberammergau.
There wasn't much to do besides hiking steep downhill. But we didn't feel liking this. Instead I checked out the flowers and pretty soon took the cable railway back down again.

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Even if it was a bit cloudy that day, the view was pretty good.

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We are even above the clouds

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Susie's


Posted Oct 6, 2017, 7:32 pm
Day 3

It was time for some hiking.

We started our tour right here

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Through the Forest

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Around here

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Along there

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Next to the way I saw these jummy berries and wanted to tasted them. But hostmum told me no.
Because you never know if an animal pooped on it.

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Very nice around here. Isn't it?

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We start to feel a bit hungry.

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Lunch is right behind these houses

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Yummy

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Back down with again with a tiny little cable railway

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At the lower end we found this gorge.

It was so impressiv

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This water is so blue

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We are behind a waterfall

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The water rushing through the gorge was so loud. You had to scream if you wanted to talk to someone

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That was very imposing.

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