Murph, Witzenhausen, Germany

samsmith621


Posted Oct 16, 2008, 6:27 am
Hello Everyone!
My name is Murph and I am a fun loving monster looking to travel all over the world! I love all sorts of things like lifting weights, visiting gyms, meeting bodybuilders and the guys in the strongman competitions. I am also fond of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Star Wars!

Here I am!
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Pandamao


Posted Oct 30, 2008, 10:38 pm
wow, finally arrived after some days stuffed in the envelope!

I can already say that lifting some weight is easier than sitting enclosed in limited space for days  :cyclops:

Aaah, some stretching and moving of my limbs and I'll be fine, ready to conquer Munich's gyms  ;)
Pandamao


Posted Jan 7, 2009, 8:48 pm
We went for a walk with Maggy (my host's dog) along the Isar river and also passed the German Museum (Nature and Science Museum).
Pandamao


Posted Jan 7, 2009, 8:51 pm
Today I went for a short trip to the Viktualienmarkt (victuals market) and Marienplatz.
Pandamao


Posted Jan 7, 2009, 9:11 pm
I wanted to do some more sight-seeing before leaving Munich so I went to the city center: Maximilian street (that's where the rich people shop), the opera and Theatiner Church.
Pandamao


Posted Jan 7, 2009, 9:29 pm
Today we went to a small Xmas market which is set up in the court-yard of the formen Bavarian King's residence. After drinking a hot mulled wine we walked through the area of the king's residence (Feldherrnhalle, Hofgarten - garden attached to the building and back to Marienplatz). It was cold and the battery of the camera had problems - so unfortunately no photos with me.
Pandamao


Posted Jan 7, 2009, 9:46 pm
We hugged Ninni good-bye, hope she will have great travel experiences.
Pandamao


Posted Jan 20, 2009, 9:23 pm
Our host went to Nürnberg to show us some sights - Nürnberg is in the Northern part of Bavaria and hosts a famous Xmas market. But today we were only taking a stroll through the shopping area ... and saw a real horse postal carriage!
Pandamao


Posted Jan 20, 2009, 9:44 pm
Today we visited the famous Nürnberger Christkindlmarkt (Nuremberg Xmas market). It is located in the middle of the city in the market place. There were masses of people and Maggy (our host's dog) was really scared. But the market is very nice.
Pandamao


Posted Feb 1, 2009, 4:10 pm
Today we walked over the Christkindlmarket - look at all the glittering, bright things for Xmas! Beautiful!
Pandamao


Posted Feb 1, 2009, 4:25 pm
In the evening we traveled to Sulzbach-Rosenberg, in the North-Eastern part of Bavaria, to be exact: the Oberpfalz. It was already dark when we arrived so there was not much to see.
Pandamao


Posted Feb 1, 2009, 4:35 pm
With day-light the town looks much better than at night - this is the town center (much smaller than Nürnberg or München).
Pandamao


Posted Feb 8, 2009, 9:50 pm
We went for an early morning walk with the dog. The sun was not yet fully out and in the dim light we crossed the brigdge alongside the German Museum and went down to the Isar river. When we arrived we saw that all was covered with ice.
Pandamao


Posted Feb 8, 2009, 10:15 pm
We walked over the ice - very carefully because it is easy to slip and fall. On some areas the ice cracked when we crossed over.
Pandamao


Posted Feb 21, 2009, 9:03 pm
Then we took a rest on a tree and in the Rosengarten, sitting on a bench in the morning sun  :D
Pandamao


Posted Feb 21, 2009, 9:28 pm
Sometimes we take Maggy, our host's dog, for a walk close to the European Patent Office. We are wondering why all those straw bales are tied around the trees?  :thinking:
Pandamao


Posted Feb 21, 2009, 10:04 pm
We passed by the Königsplatz today. We saw the Lenbachhaus (museum for art - they are showing Kandinsky right now) and the Propylaeum.
Pandamao


Posted Feb 21, 2009, 10:27 pm
The weather has changed and it snowed a lot. Now all the ice along the Isar river is covered with snow.
Pandamao


Posted Feb 22, 2009, 9:56 pm
I passed the European Patent Office again and guess what the bales of straw are for - they're used as bumpers for the kids of the neighborhood going down the little slopes with their toboggans so they do not get hurt (if bumping into a tree)
Pandamao


Posted Mar 17, 2009, 9:20 pm
As usual I went for a walk with Maggy, our host's dog. We were very surprised when the meadows along the Isar river was suddenly dug up. Later we heard that this part of the Isar close to the German Museum is "under renaturation". In the seventies many rivers were put straigth, now they are put back into the previous natural state.
Pandamao


Posted Mar 17, 2009, 9:53 pm
I accompanied my host to her home town. Sulzbach-Rosenberg is a small town in the North-East of Bavaria. Pandamao showed me the town centre, a former cloister, the castle and town-hall.
Pandamao


Posted Apr 10, 2009, 9:31 pm
When we went to our host's home town we saw a well decorated with Easter eggs. Here it is the custom to decorate bushes and wells with lots of colourful eggs for Easter time. Pandamao told me that it is still early and that for the Easter week-end there will be many more eggs there.
Pandamao


Posted Apr 25, 2009, 10:24 am
I am leaving today - I had a good time and look forward to seeing my next host.
RikeH


Posted Apr 27, 2009, 7:37 pm
Hi Mum,

I arrived at Rikes home today.

There were some other TVs, when I arrived.
First I was a little shy....

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but then I started to talk.

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After it, I went into the garden -
hey, who are you?

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and two other friendly guys, we have the same color.

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Now some nice flowers....

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I will talk more with the other TVs and write later.

Bye
Murph
RikeH


Posted Apr 30, 2009, 1:50 pm
Hello Mum,

yesterday Miily left us, and today it was time to say goodbye to Polki and BineHH.

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Because we were a little sad, Rike invited us to a nice walk.

The yellow flowers are wonderful.

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Then we saw cows...

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and horses.

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In the end we found this beautiful tree - do you know, what kind of tree it is?

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Now we are happy again - and will make nice trips in the next days. But Rike didn't tell us, where we will go.

Bye
Murph
RikeH


Posted May 3, 2009, 10:50 pm
Hi Mum,

today we explored Sülfeld, where Rike lives.

Here is a nice small lake,

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the old school,

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and a beautiful church.

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Then we helped Rike to plant some flowers.

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It was a nice sunny day, so we relaxed in the grass.  :p

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RikeH


Posted May 7, 2009, 1:51 pm
Hi Mum,
we went to Lübeck. It is a nice city – in 1987 the Unesco declared the existing cityscape to be a World Cultural Heritage Site. 

First we saw the Holsten Gate – it was on the 50-DM-bank-note of Germany. But now they have the Euro here.

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Next to the Gate are the Salt Warehouses and other nice buildings.

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Then we climbed up the tower of the St. Peter’s Church. We had a lovely view of the city – but it was very stormy…

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Then we saw some other nice buildings.

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It was a nice time !

When we arrived at home, a new ToyVoyager was waiting for us - he is called Lupus-Tigger and we talked a lot !

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Yours Murph
RikeH


Posted May 7, 2009, 3:01 pm
When we sat in our armchair today – a new TV arrived. She is called Kunigunde
and is a friendly little pig.

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Because we were hungry we ate a big Pizza,

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but it was to big for us...  :(

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Then Rike took us to the playground.

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We had a lot of fun together.

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Now we will talk about our adventures.

Pandamao


Posted May 9, 2009, 11:03 pm
Our host wanted to pick wild Bears Garlic. So we went to Feldafing at the lake of Starnberg and collected a bag full of Bears Garlic.
Pandamao


Posted May 9, 2009, 11:19 pm
Another trip to the Starnberg Lake - I saw the castle of Possenhofen, that's the castle where Sisi - the later Empress Elisabeth of Austria - has spent her youth.
Pandamao


Posted May 10, 2009, 7:52 pm
Today I went for a trip to Türkenfeld to collect more wild herbs. The photo shows us with wild anemone.
Pandamao


Posted May 10, 2009, 8:07 pm
The weather was great, sunshine, blue sky and so I took a walk along the Starnberg Lake.
Pandamao


Posted May 10, 2009, 8:25 pm
As we could not eat all the Bears Garlic we had picked, we cut it and put it into olive oil - it will be used for pesto later.
RikeH


Posted May 10, 2009, 10:33 pm
Hello Mom!

Happy mothers day!

We had a nice lazy week-end and played with a beautiful yellow balloon.

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I miss you

Murph
RikeH


Posted May 15, 2009, 2:55 pm
We made a trip with the bike today.
The nice yellow fields are typical for Northern Germany at this time of the year. The plant is called rape we think, in German it is Raps, a funny word.

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Then we saw this nice maypole…

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…and made a rest next to a lovely lake. We all had fun together.

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In the evening we said good-bye to TobiHH, because he will start his trip to Finland now.

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RikeH


Posted May 17, 2009, 7:14 pm
Hello Mum,

this afternoon was a special one. I didn’t walk through the beautiful countryside of Suelfeld, play with the other TVs or watch television. No, I did one of my missions: I went into a gym to lift weights.

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After driving to Rikes Gym in Hamburg I was there – behind this window are the apparatus.

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Oh, Mum, that was so exiting! Now I was into the gym with all the fitness equipment!

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Which one should I take? Did I work with the legpress? … no, that’s too easy, I wanted to practise my arms!

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Now I looked for long-dumbbells – should I take the fixed …

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… or one of the movable dumbbells?

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Just as well I could take one of these beautiful short-dumbbells!

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After thinking for a short time I decided for a 35 kg = 77 lb short-dumbbell.

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Mum, 35 kg or 77 lb are very, very heavy! I lifted the dumbbell for you!!

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After that sporting afternoon I was happy to lie in the garden doing nothing!

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RikeH


Posted May 20, 2009, 12:52 pm
Hi Mum,
in the afternoon we went to visit a nice castle. It was built in the years 1570-1585 and is very nice. Unfortunately we were not allowed to make photos inside, I think, they want to sell their postcards.


So, those are all of us on Rikes car.

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That is me in front of the Castle - and the bridge of the castle.

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Love
Murph
RikeH


Posted May 22, 2009, 7:15 pm
Dear Mum,

today two new TVs arrived here. It was just the right time for them to arrive. Rike planned a nice party with many games today, because three of us will travel to our next destinations this week-end. Now it is a Farewell- and a Welcome-Party. Great !

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For the Party we had two teams. I am in the team for the big TVs.

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First we played billiard. That is not easy….so we moved the billiard cue together.

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The next game was darts. We all tried to have a 180, but that is not possible for a little ToyVoyager. My best result was 121 – that is good, too.

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After these sportive games, we played a game, named Ligretto. It is a very fast game and we had so much fun !

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Our referee was a very funny Toy – it is called long hippo. He counted all the points from the different games and believe it or not, we are all winners.  What a wonderful evening.

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We had a wonderful sky  - can you see me in front of it?

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On Saturday I will come home, or go to my next host. I had a great time here in Germany!

Yours
Murph
RikeH


Posted Jun 21, 2009, 7:20 pm
Hello Mum,
I am a little sad, that you don’t write me and read my travel log. But today Rike and I decided, that she will take more photos of me – so that I can write more about my life. So maybe you will see them someday and remember your little Murph !

This week-end we were lazy at home. We decided to explore the house and find some interesting things.

First  I tried to call you, but I didn’t know your number…

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Then we found these strange things- Rike told us, that they were used for horses, which worked on farms. But we didn’t see any horses here.

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At the end I played the trumpet – okay – it is not a trumpet. Who knows, what kind of instrument it is, can send us a PM….. Now I will play it, so Rike cannot sleep – it is so funny to be a ToyVoyager.

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PS : have you seen the spider on one of the photos?
RikeH


Posted Jun 24, 2009, 10:13 am
Hi Mum !

Today was Bree’s last day at Rike’s home, so Rike asked Bree, what she would love to do.
She wished to go onto the playground and have a nice time there.

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Then it was time to say good-bye to Bree. We sat together in the lovely flowers. And especially dicker Kumpel hugged her !

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I am so happy, that I can stay here for more days. Maybe forever?
Love
Murph
RikeH


Posted Jun 25, 2009, 1:10 pm
Hi Mum,

Milala and Ninni  arrived at Rike’s home today – and there were Slummy, dicker Kumpel and me waiting for them!

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Especially dicker Kumpel was so happy to see Ninni, one of his missions is it to welcome 5 other bunnies – and she is the first one.

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We all will go on a cruise on the River Danube, there is very high water at the moment – so it will be an adventure!!!

Because we are nice TVs, we tried to help Rike to pack the bags.

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We decided that long hippo and blue hippo should come with us.

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Rike wasn’t that lucky with our idea, so we decided to need some games…

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Help, what is that? Rike told us something, like – you are not really helpful - and put us in this nice basket…

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…and now????  She had a strange smile in her face and brought us in the garden…

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Well, we cannot help her now – but because we are ToyVoyagers, we will start to talk and talk and talk.

Love
Murph
RikeH


Posted Jul 5, 2009, 11:13 am
We started our tour in Passau. We explored the wonderful city and started with the Passauer Dom.

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Then we saw this lovely fountain with the beautiful building.

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Over the Danube we saw the Veste Oberhaus on the hill – it has a very long wall.

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Do you know, that the Danube is the second longest river of Europe? And I will make a cruise on it – it is amazing !!!


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RikeH


Posted Jul 5, 2009, 2:16 pm
This morning we spent in Passau again. We had a beautiful view over the Danube.

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Because Rike know, that we wouldn't love the boring long trip with the bus in the afternoon, we were allowed to play and we saw a great car of the fire department.

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Here we are on the long trip from Passau to Budapest. But we had fun – ToyVoyagers have always fun.

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Bye
Murph
RikeH


Posted Jul 6, 2009, 10:55 am
We are in the capital of Hungary – normally it is sunny here, but we have an adventure trip, so we have been in a big thunderstorm with a lot of rain. Can you see me under the umbrella?

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We went back onto the ship – and found our bed that pretty !


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After the dinner we had much better weather, so we went out. This is our ship – the Arosa Bella.


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This is the most famous bridge in Budapest. Really pretty !


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Postboxes are really funny here – we loved them.


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Murph
RikeH


Posted Jul 6, 2009, 3:28 pm
Today we made a trip with the bus, because we wanted to see the Donau-Knee. You will see it on one of the photos. First we visited a small village, where many artists live. It has a nice church – and a great place.

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Then we went to a big Fortress, called Visegrad. We saw the Donau-Knee there, And later, from the place, where we had dinner, we saw the Fortress,


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We drove to the cathedral of  Esztergom, one of the largest churches of Europe. It was amazing. When we stood next to it, we saw our ship in the Danube. Of course I wanted a photo !

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Back on the ship, we made a photo of  the cathedral of  Esztergom. Isn't it beautiful? After it, we played on the ship.


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Murph
RikeH


Posted Jul 7, 2009, 9:38 am
In the morning, we explored the small city Komarno.It was very pretty. We saw the Townhall, a very nice building (a bank) and then a great fountain.

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RikeH


Posted Jul 7, 2009, 9:42 am
This afternoon we went to Bratislava,  the capital of the Slovakia. It has wonderful old houses. But we loved this monument.

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After it, we went to this nice palace, where the first man of the country lives. And we loved the fountain.

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This tower is really beautiful.

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Murph
RikeH


Posted Jul 7, 2009, 7:56 pm
On the way to Vienna: This is the view out of the cabin.,Then I relaxed on the sun-deck. It was wonderful.

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When I arrived in Vienna, I visited the big Stephans-Dom. After that, I went to the Hofburg, where are many Fiaker.

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I had fun in front of this monument of Johann Strauß !

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Murph
RikeH


Posted Jul 9, 2009, 8:36 am
First we visited the beautiful Karlskirche and the townhall.

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After it I drove to the castle Belvedere. I loved the Statue – it is much bigger than I am. Then we relaxed together in the sun.

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In the afternoon we went to the prater a funny place in the town. We first rode the big big wheel – it is very old -it was built in 1897. After it we rode in the a funny little train called Liliputbahn.


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We love this holiday !!!

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RikeH


Posted Jul 9, 2009, 9:10 am
Today we visited the beautiful CATHEDRAL of Melk. It was so beautiful – I loved the interior and the garden,too.

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Back on the ship I played chess, but I didn't understand how to play Shuffleboard.

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Well, now our cruise is over – we only go to Passau and then back home to Sülfeld. We spent the last hours on the ship – watching out of the window and talking about our adventures!

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I really hope to make the next cruise soon!!!

Murph
RikeH


Posted Aug 3, 2009, 8:16 pm
Hello from Hamburg

Today we went to Hamburg, because we celebrated Ninni. She is the ToyVoyager of the week.
The weather wasn’t that nice on the way to Hamburg, but there it went better .

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First we did some sightseeing, but not too much. We looked at the town hall – first from the front – with the little festival, where we wanted to celebrate.

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Then we went to the other side of the town hall, where a nice fountain is.

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Here you can see us all together – celebrating Ninni!! And me playing in the wine!

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We had wine and ate something delicious – called Flammkuchen. You see a photo before we started – and when we finished.

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Oups – maybe a little too much wine?

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We really had a great time!!!

Murph
RikeH


Posted Aug 3, 2009, 8:17 pm
Hello Mum!

It is Sunday – and we made a tour with the bike. We made a rest at a nice place. You can see me on the bike.

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This is a big field with corn, but it is not really ready to be eaten.

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Here you can see all of us – we had so much fun together on the bike!

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Look – how long our way was!

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Some miles later we saw these nice horses.

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Back home Rike showed us, how the corn looks like, when you buy it in a shop.

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Yours Murph
RikeH


Posted Aug 25, 2009, 2:02 pm
Hello Mum!

What a great day. We went to the Zoo of Hamburg today. It is called Hagenbeck and was founded on this place in May 1907 – what a long time!

First we saw the elephants – there are small ones – they are so cute – and they played together.

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This was the first gate of the Zoo. Now the Zoo is bigger – so the gate is inside the park.

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We saw this funny bird and zebras. A Zoo is really nice, but I prefer to travel around! Look, the bird is sitting on my hand !

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The giraffes are the biggest animals – hm, ThomasHH is smaller. But this is better for a TV...

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At the end we’ve been in the Aquarium – what a lot of nice and colourful fishes!

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It was a wonderful day in the Zoo!

Murph
RikeH


Posted Aug 29, 2009, 10:55 am
Hello Mum!

I’ve been on a birthday party today. It was a lot of fun – and I ate so much!

First I helped with the barbecue.

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Everything looked so delicious!

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In the afternoon we get coffee and cakes!

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After it, we sat together and had a lot of fun!

Yours
Murph
RikeH


Posted Sep 5, 2009, 4:08 pm
Hi Mum,
The other TVs went out to play games, but Pinkz and I decided to stay at home. We wanted to play billards. It was so funny.

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After it we decided to watch a DVD – it was called Madagascar and is a really funny story. What a nice evening!

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Yours Murph
RikeH


Posted Sep 12, 2009, 3:35 pm
Hi Mum,

Today we played in the garden.

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We made a race – only Dicker Kumpel enjoyed the sun.

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After it we relaxed in beautiful trees. I really loved them.

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It was time to say good-bye for Nippy and Pinkz.

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They get a big hug!

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yours Murph
RikeH


Posted Sep 27, 2009, 5:22 pm
Hi Fans,

today is my birthday – and I celebrate it in Montenegro. I am on holidays again!!!

RikeH gave me Cakes for my birthday and delicious Chips. I love them.

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Dicker Kumpel and Orpheus came to sing Happy Birthday and they gave me a big hug. So I invited them to share my Chips with me.

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And now I can show you some photos of my trip so far. Most time I travelled in the car.

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This was me in Slovenia:

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Then I travelled through Croatia :

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And I had my first photo of the nice landscape in Montenegro.

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Now I will celebrate my birthday.

Yours Murph
RikeH


Posted Oct 4, 2009, 7:16 pm
Hello out there,

Now Part Two of my adventures, We made a long trip with a ferry today – and tonight. We started in Dubrovnik and arrived in Rijeka – for the people who know the map of Croatia..

This is the Ferry called Marko Polo:

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This is a view of the beautiful coast of Croatia.

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We stopped in the lovely town of Korcula.

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In the evenings I relaxed with a good old and cold Beer.

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I love boat trips!

I have forgotten to update two more photos made in the last days. Here they are:

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yours Murph
RikeH


Posted Oct 12, 2009, 10:27 am
Hi Fans,

We are back in Sülfeld, and today a new TV arrived. He is called Mystery and he is a nice guy.

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He brought some Sweets– and shared them with us.

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I AM THE VOYAGER OF THE WEEK.

I am famous – I am a Star.


So I thank
- my Mum, who gave me the nice blue colour,
- my Dad, who gave me the wonderful green dots
- Dicker Kumpel and Rikeh for beeing such nice hosts and adopting me.
- Tobi for inviting me to the Gyms
- Hummel for carrying me on the Danube Cruise
- Thomas for taking me to Croatia
- the people who started this Forum and
- all my fans out there, who voted for me!!!

Thank you
Thank you
Thank you.


Well, RikeH told me, that it is enough Thank you. She baked a cake for me, because she knows, that it is the easiest way to keep me calm.

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Of course I invited my friends to eat the cake with me!

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What a great day in my life!

Murph
RikeH


Posted Oct 12, 2009, 7:11 pm
Hi Fans,

We played some games this evening. It was hard, but of course I won.

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I ate some delicious sweets – yummy!

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And the we played MY game – can you see it? My name is on the card!!! Maybe because I am the Voyager of the Week?

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Yours Murph
RikeH


Posted Oct 12, 2009, 7:17 pm
Hi out there!

Great News – I will go on holidays! This time without RikeH and Dicker Kumpel – I am a little nervous. But I am Murph the Brave!!!

First I said Good-Bye to Dicker Kumpel. He told me the great News – that I will go to Olgamaus, but I will come back before Christmas. So it is a real holiday – with coming back home to RikeH. I am so glad.

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Then I got a big hug by the Others.

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World – I am coming!

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Greetings
Murph
olgamaus


Posted Oct 14, 2009, 10:03 pm
Hi Mummy,
I arrived in Remscheid today. The postman brought Hippoda and me to Katja's workplace.

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Because the weather is so great, Katja wants to show us around in the afternoon.

Bye
Murph
olgamaus


Posted Oct 16, 2009, 8:22 am
Hello Mummy,
in the afternoon we visited Katja's aunt who is also living in the city centre, about 30 minutes to walk from my current home. The sun was shining, so we went afoot.

I am living in this pretty house at the moment. Our apartment is in the attic storey with a nice view.

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Close to my home you can find the local court. It's the large building in the background.

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We than walked along the "Trasse des Werkzeugs" (Route of Tools) which is a lane for pedestrians and cyclists. It was built on a closed railway track. This route is about 5 km long, starting at the central station and going to a district called "Hasten". You can walk through the city here without getting into contact with traffic very often. Katja really likes  this route.

This route was sponsored by local tool procuding companies. Remscheid is famous for its tool producing and metalworking industry.  Along the route you can find some artworks and interesting historical sites. We started here, close to the former slaughterhouse. This building complex is under monumental protection, containing offices, service companies and crafts enterprises.

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Here is a piece of artwork: A bench which was built of the axis of a waterwheel and railway sleepers.

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Someone painted my favourite colour to a bridge!

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This is a nice place for a rest.

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I found some signs showing the logos of sponsoring companies here.

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Some houses were built really close to the railway track.

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I climbed through the green stuff which is growing on  this old wall.

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We are close to the central station now. Here you have lots of large factory buildings.

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No doubt that the central station is near!

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In the background you can see the recently re-opened central station. A new one was built here for more than two years.

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The place on the next picture is also part of the new built central station area.

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We had a coffe with Katja's aunt and talked for an hour. Than it was time to walk back home, enjoying the nice weather.

Bye
Murph
olgamaus


Posted Oct 16, 2009, 7:32 pm

Hi Mummy,
Barney and I were still sitting in Katja's bag, so we took some photos in our lunch break. First I'll show you the city hall. Katja's workplace is close to the city hall, we just had to cross the street.

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On the space in front of the city hall the farmer's market is taking place twice a week. There is a pillar on it, showing a lion, the heraldic animal of Remscheid.

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Close to the city hall is this water tower. The drinking water for the inhabitants of the city centre is pumped from a dam in a valley into this tower.

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The city hall again ...

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Here you can see a new extensionof the shopping mall.

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We walked home than, making a detour because the weather was so great.

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Here is a lovely playground, with large trees offering shade.

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Bye for today
Murph

olgamaus


Posted Oct 18, 2009, 5:07 pm
Hi Mummy,

we took a long walk today along the so called "Obstweg Leichlingen".  Leichlingen is a small town, halfway between Remscheid and Cologne.. This path is following a route through traditional orchard meadows, along homesteads and through rural hamlets. It is about 9 km long.

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What a nice overlook!

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We rested next to those pretty toadstools for a while. Katja warned us not to taste them - it's fly agaric, it's extremely poisonous.

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We walked along picturesque farms and houses.

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Do you know sea-buckthorn? I tasted those berries - Ugh! They are sickening sour.

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Here are apple trees.

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Here you can see a typical resident of rural landscapes.

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People here are working with such funny machines. It rather looks like something coming from outer space.

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Fantastic weather!!!

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Mummy, something happened ... I just kicked against the post of this sign and than .... Katja said that I'd watch too many Schwarzenegger-movies.

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Corn was harvested here.

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I promise I will never kick against a sign again.

Bye
Murph
olgamaus


Posted Oct 28, 2009, 8:08 pm
Hi Mummy,
we took a walk today to a medieval castle. Medieval - what does that mean? In space we don't know this word.

We parked the car close to the River Wupper.

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From here you have to choose: Walking uphill to visit the castle or taking the chair lift? What a question to ask! Of course I want to take the chair lift. Aliens prefer using vehicles, not their feet.

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Unfortunately Katja did not cooperate.Okay, we walked to the castle, of course through the forrest.

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An outlook pavilion! That means a little rest.

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Nice overview, I must admit.

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I can see the car down there!

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The ceiling of the pavilion is decorated with the city arms of the surrounding towns, so here is also the city arms of Remscheid.

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We reached the castle than.

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In the castle courtyard you can find souvenir shops and shops whose owners are doing an "old" handcraft. For example someone makes soap, another makes brushes, then you can buy things that were used by knights for the kids, like swords and helmets.

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One of the shop owners is selling blue companions.

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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". Many people believe that it's name refers to the landscape with hills and valleys. (For those who do not speak German: The German word for mountain or hill is "Berg", so many people think that the name "Bergisches Land" means "land with many hills" )

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

In Thirty Years War (17th century) many 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.

This is the former chief of this pretty estate.

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This is the powder tower.

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Again the chair lift - again I was not allowed to take a ride with it.

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Some artwork ...

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One more nice place for a rest.

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Ice-cream would be a great idea ...

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We left the castle than ...

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... and walked back to the car, but not beeline. No, again we walked along meadows with large furry animals ... and farms ...

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... and through another forrest.

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They even have a school in the forrest, a "Waldschule".

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Those blossoms feel like they were made of wax.

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Okay, pretty landscape.

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In the background you can see the castle, situated on this hill.

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Lucy K. told me to enjoy the view of all those pretty old houses, but I had only eyes for the car which was parked on the other bank of the river.

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Next to the car I saw an information board with a map of the vicinity.

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(Shush! This was a nice trip, although I had to walk for hours once more).

Bye
Murph

olgamaus


Posted Oct 31, 2009, 9:46 am
Hi Mummy,
we had a men's evening in front of the TV. Lots of peanuts, beer, potato crisps and an action movie on TV. Simply wonderful. A man doesn't  need any more.

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We watched


Terminator 3 : Rise of the Machines.

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Arnie!!!!!!!!

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Landroval also liked it.

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Mister_Right accompanied us when we hard we have having lots of fun. He brought another beer with him.

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The last beer must have been too large ...

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Bye
Murph
olgamaus


Posted Nov 6, 2009, 10:00 pm
Hi Mummy,

today we are helping Katja to build a cage. She is going to have two funny furry animals which are going to live in a closet.

I forgot what animals they are ... something with a "F" .... they are playful and sort of wild, Katja said. Whatever, I was allowed to work.

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I had to use  a jigsaw and a the drilling machine. I had to cut large holes into the doors of the closet. Later wire will be fixed with staples.

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That's great - lots of noise and lots of dirt - wonderful!

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Of course I also helped to cut the wire to the right size. I had to take care of those sharp ends.

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Tomorrow we will have to grind the wire , so it won't be sharp any more. Thand we will fix it to the doors and side parts of the closet.

Bye
Murph
olgamaus


Posted Nov 15, 2009, 11:50 am
Hi Mummy,
we are still working hard to get the cage ready.

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Bye
Murph
olgamaus


Posted Nov 15, 2009, 12:09 pm
Hi Mummy,
the cage is ready and the ferrets moved in yesterday. They were taken from a ferret shelter.

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Here you can see one of those furry gluttons, her name is Shiva.

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Bye
Murph
olgamaus


Posted Nov 18, 2009, 8:05 pm
Hi Mummy,

today we took a walk with Katja's friend Kerstin and her family dog, Pepe. We went to Wuppertal, Scharpenacken, which is a former army training area. This area was used for military purposes until 2004 A.D as a shooting range. Today there is a local recreation area with vast open areas.

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There are also people flying model aircrafts or kites.

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You have a fantastic overview from the highest point.

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We found a tractor and played with it for a while.

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Afterwards we had to do some shoppings in a DIY-store. Katja is planning to build a cage for some pets.

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Hey, do you think I can meet relatives from outer space here?

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Bye
Murph
olgamaus


Posted Nov 22, 2009, 6:07 pm
Hi Mummy,
In the afternoon Katja met her friend Erika and we started today's trip to Wuppertal, one of the neighbour cities.

We took the bus to Wuppertal and started walking on the "Sambatrasse", a closed railway track. In this region you can find a lot of those so called "Bahntrassen". They are liked by pedestrians and as well by cyclists. Usually you can walk or ride through a town without much contact to traffic and street noise. This route here is about 9 km long.

We walked along abandoned train stations and allotment gardens.

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It seems that someone found souvenirs along the railway track ...

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We saw large stacks of wood, protected against burglary or maybe aliens.

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Risk of accident?! I never thought that taking a walk should be dangerous.

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Most leafs are already fallen.

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Suddenly we heard a lot of noise from cars. The route is leading along a motorway feeder.

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When the path went along a residental area I read some informations about a villa.

A part of the Sambatrasse is crossing the Wuppertal Zoo. A bridge is build over the zoo, on the right side you can see the tiger enclosure. We even saw two tiger playing.

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The tiger were so far away that we had to zoom.

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We saw this funny sign on the bridge, just behind the tiger closure. It says

Info for the tigers - Meals on wheels.

Cyclists have to take care ...  :D (Maybe not only cyclists).

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We reached the end of the Sambatrasse here.

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Katja and Erika decided to enjoy a pizza before going home. That's what they always do when they walked along the Sambatrasse *gg*

Here you can see the one and only "Schwebebahn", a suspended monorail, travelling above the surface of the river Wupper. They have really strange  transportation means here on earth.

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We went home by Schwebebahn and bus.

Bye
Murph

olgamaus


Posted Nov 22, 2009, 7:53 pm
Hi Mummy,

we took a walk today to visit Germany's highest railway bridge. It is Muengsten Bridge, connecting Remscheid and the neighbour city Solingen.

Here is river Wupper which is marking the border between Remscheid and Solingen.

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Can you see the outlook pavilion in the background? We will go there later.

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We had planned to go to the bridge at first because later the sun would have disappeared from the valley. For some sad cause it was not possible to go there. So we had to walk another path. Here we saw some engraved rocks, this one is an oracle, a puddle-oracle (Pfützenorakel).

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The slopes of this valley are really steep, with lots of rock.

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We reached the outlook pavilion soon.

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From here you have a fantastic overview across the valley of the river Wupper.

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Our path is leading underneath Muengsten Bridge, not on the bottom of the valley but in the height of the middle third of the valley.

Muengsten Bridge is made of steel. It is 107 m high and spans the valley of river Wupper. The bridge is 465 m long and was completed in 1897.

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This forrest region is a nature protection area.

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We saw a cafe in the forrest.

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We are in the municipal area of Solingen now, in Solingen-Unterburg. Unterburg is a picturesque old district.

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A small shop is decorated christmassy.

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I enjoyed the last sunrays in the kitchen window.

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Bye
Murph
olgamaus


Posted Nov 22, 2009, 9:52 pm
Hi Mummy,
I visited Katja's sister today. She told me that she'd have some furry blue friens which I'd probably like. And yes, indeed, lots of blue friends! First we took a look at the garden. First I had to work  :)

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Do you know what this flagg is showing?

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Than I already met a blue friend.

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More blue friends!!!

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I found an interesting thing to cilimb on ...

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I had a great overview from the top of this funny thing ...

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Nobody helped me to get down, so I had to climb headfirst ...

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Another friend, goggle eyed like me.

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Katja's brother-in-law went to the gym than, unfortunately he refused to take me with him. He said that I'd probably destroy something there ... He heard about the road sign in Leichlingen ... maybe he won't recognize me ...

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(he did recognize me  :mad: )

Bye
Murph
olgamaus


Posted Dec 8, 2009, 7:05 am
Hi Mummy,

we went to Essen today to join a ToyVoyager- and Postcrossing-Meeting there. Essen is  a city in the central part of the Ruhr Area in North Rhine-Westphalia, one of 16 German states. Remscheid is also situated in North Rhine-Westphalia.

Essen was appointed European Capital of Culture for 2010 on behalf of the whole Ruhr Area. Essen is also well known for its fantastic Christmas illumination.

Eleven woman joined the meeting, ToyVoyagers was represented by Apperveilchen, BlackCat and olgamaus. We met on the Christmas market close to the central station.

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Of course we had to wait until it was getting dark to see the beauty of the Christmas Illumination. Until than we wrote lots of postcards in a restaurant.

Here you can see all the ToyVoyagers which are travelling with Katja at the moment. They are Nala, Wieka, Murph and Sweetsy, who visited Katja already this year.

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Than the TVs hosted by Apperveilchen joined us ...

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and finally those hosted by BlackCat.

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We took a walk through the city than. BlackCat showed us a carillon.

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They even have a nostalgic ferris wheel on the Christmas market.

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We decided to take a ride on the ferris wheel. It is 56 m high - 56 m closer to my home planet :D

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We went high and higher ...

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We had a fantastic overview across the city.

After we reached the ground we decided to have a look at the nearby cathedral. Essen Cathedral (Essener Münster) is the seat of the Roman Catholic Bishop of Essen. The cathedral was formerly the collegiate church of Essen Abbey, founded in about 845.

First we had a look at the atrium with a graveyard.

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In the cathedral itself there was a choir practice, so we decided to take no photos to avoid disturbing the singers.

In the meantime is was getting dark outside and we were able to enjoy the Christmas illumination.

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We also saw a crib with life-sized figures and real sheep. Now the Ferris wheel was illuminated!

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It was time to travel home than (to Remscheid, not to my home planet)

Bye
Murph

olgamaus


Posted Dec 8, 2009, 7:13 am
Hi Mummy,
Katja's Mummy is celebrating her birthday today. On our way to her home we saw a special truck in the city centre. Have a look!

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Later, when we had dinner in a restaurant, it was a bit boring for me, so I put the other ToyVoyagers up to play with the Christmas decoration :D

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Bye
Murph
olgamaus


Posted Dec 8, 2009, 7:17 am
Hi Mummy,
I met Katja's furry monster  today, This funny thing is called Shiva ...

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HELP!!!

She is trying to kill me!!!

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Nala said that Shiva was only playing with me, but I cannot believe this.

Thankfully her attention was than directed to this plush mouse.

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Bye
Murph
olgamaus


Posted Dec 13, 2009, 8:32 pm
Hi Mummy,

today the sun was shining finally. So the other TVs and Katja wanted to go out while I preferred to spend the day in front of the television.

First we went to the municipal park with its pond.

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This is the observatory. From there I should see my home planet.

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They have pretty houses in the vicinity of the park.

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Remscheid is situated on a hill. This means that we are walking downhill right now, which also means that I will have to walk uphill for hours later!!!

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

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18. century?! We don't have such a thing on my home planet.

We took a group photograph in front of the museum.

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The German Tool Museum is also situated here. This machine also looks like it was built in 18. century.

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In this district you can find industrial buildings and dwellings close together.

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Those houses and narrow lanes also look like they were built in 18. century.

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We walked downhill until we reached the bottom of the valley with a creek running through it.

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I told you so! Now we have to walk uphill for hours. I knew why I wanted to stay at home *grmpf*

At least we reached our home before I starved.

Bye
Murph
olgamaus


Posted Dec 16, 2009, 9:12 pm
Hi,
we made delicious cookies today, they are called "Florentiner" in German. The only reason why we made them was Katja reading travelogs from Austria. There she found good looking cookies and so she asked the TV-member for the receipe. We had to  try them immediately.

First we had to cook cream, butter and honey until the mass was thickening.

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Than we added almonds, candied fruit and also some wheat flour. We made little piles of dough onto a baking tray. They had to bake for about 10 minutes than.

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The result was already good-looking.

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I had a closer look at the bottom side of the cookies. Maybe they got burned?

No,  they did not.

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I told Katja that we could make some chocolate on top of the cookies. Than the upper side would be much prettier than the bottom side. And indeed, they are much prettier now.

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I had at least 12 of those cookies, my stomach is hurting a bit now.

Bye
Murph
olgamaus


Posted Dec 19, 2009, 8:09 pm
Hi Mummy,

we went with Katja's brother-in-law to buy a Christmas tree. We did not only buy it, we even wanted to fell it by ourselves. We went to a farm where Christmas trees are sold.

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We had to drive further into a forest. There you can fell the tree you like.

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It is so cooooooold .... now I know why Arnie is living in sunny California ... There you won't freeze your b***s off!

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Katja's brother-in-law chose his tree.

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He has brought a large saw with him ...

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We had to choose our tree than. Katja did not want such a large tree. Soon we found one.

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Here our tree is packed into a net.

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We drove back to the farm than to pay for the trees. In the meantime we had a look at the farm. They also have horses here.

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They also have a booth here where they sell currywurst, wafers and hot drinks.

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When we were home again Katja took us to the attic to have a look out of the rooflight. In the background you can see the tower of the city hall and the water tower.

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Bye
Murph


olgamaus


Posted Jan 4, 2010, 4:42 pm
Hi Mummy,

I'm wishing you a very happy holiday.

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Bye
Murph
olgamaus


Posted Jan 7, 2010, 4:15 pm
Hi Mummy,

we took a walk today in one of the valley which are surrounding Remscheid.

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I have never seen this part of the municipal are before, but it looks pretty.

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OUr first stop ...

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We crossed a creek here. Katja told me to be careful, otherwise I would fall into the creek and become completely wet and than I'd probably freeze to death.

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... our second stop.

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Bye
Murph
olgamaus


Posted Jan 10, 2010, 1:08 pm
Hi Mummy,
I helped Katja's daughter to cook goulash today. Not only me, but also the lions Walter and Cyryl. I had to keep them from eating all the raw beef :D

For cooking goulash you need beef, sweet pepper, onions and some spices.

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Ah, onions!

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Ugh, they brought tears to my eyes!

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We were waiting for the pressure cooker to open.

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This smells delicious.

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Bye
Murph
olgamaus


Posted Jan 12, 2010, 10:03 am
Hi Mummy,
we were invited by Katja's sister-in-law to celebrate New Year's Eve.

First we had raclette for dinner with several sorts of cheese, potatoes, other vegetables and so on. It was delicious.

Later we played a nice board game: Cluedo.

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I'm pretty sure you know this game: You have to find out who murded the victim, Dr. Schwarz in the German version. You also have to find out which weapon was used and in which room the offence was committed. We had a lot of fun playing this game.

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Almost midnight ...

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Happy New Year!



We went outside and enjoyed the fireworks.

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Bye
Murph

olgamaus


Posted Jan 12, 2010, 10:27 am
Hi Mummy,

we went to Cologne today. First we had to appompany Katja's daughter to the airport. She went on a class trip to Prague in the Czech Republic today.

Afterwards we went to the city centre. When you leave the train station the first thing you see is Cologne Cathedral.

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Cologne Cathedral is a Roman Catholic church, seat of the Archbishop of Cologne and is under the administration of the archdiocese of Cologne. The cathedral is a World Heritage Site.

Construction of Cologne Cathedral began in 1248 and took, with interruptions, until 1880 to complete; a period of over 600 years. The cathedral is he largest Gothic church in Northern Europe and one of the world's largest churches. Because of its enormous twin spires, it also presents the largest façade of any church in the world. Its medieval builders had planned a grand structure to house the reliquary of the Three Kings and fit its role as a place of worship of the Holy Roman Emperor.

It is so large that you cannot take any good photo from here.

We went to the shopping streets than. Here you can see the old brewhouse of "Früh", one of many "Kölsch"-breweries here. (Kölsch is a special sort of beer, only brewed in Cologne.)

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Carnival season started on November, 11th. The residents of Cologne love carnival :D

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This is Neumarkt. Can you see the large ice cream cone on one of the buildings?

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This is one of the most famous buildings in the shopping street, the "whale" of Peek & Cloppenburg. You can see more of it here.

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We went to the old town than. You can find old houses here which were built in 13th century. Not all of them, of course, but the old town still has this medieval character with its narrow lanes.

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The remains of the old town are close to the river Rhine.

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Opposite of those buildings there is the jetty of one of the excursion boats.

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We walked along the rivr bank until we reached the old harbour. Nowadays several companies settled here and you can find extraordinarily expensive appartements here.

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Two museums are also situated here on the Rhine peninsula, the Imhoff Schokoladenmuseum (Imhoff Chocolate museum) and the Deutsches Sport- and Olympia Museum (German sports- and olympics museum).

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Those large buildings are partly still under construction.

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We walked back to the city centre than.

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From here you can see more Cologne Cathedral .

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We went back to the train station and went home.

Bye
Murph

olgamaus


Posted Jan 12, 2010, 11:05 am
Hi Mummy,
we have a lot of snow here. Today we met Katja's friend Kerstin and her dog to take a walk in the snow.

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Hey, I have been here before! It is this former army  training area!

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The wind is blowing heavily on those open spaces.

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It was already getting dark when we went back to the car.

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Bye
Murph
olgamaus


Posted Jan 14, 2010, 9:23 am
Hi Mummy, hi Rike,

I have spend about  three months here in Remscheid and I have seen lots of interesting places. Maybe Rike is feeling a bit lonely, so I'll return to her home now.

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Let's see how much time I will spend there.

I said good-bye to Walter, Cyryl, Cilly and Katja.

Bye
Murph
RikeH


Posted Jan 14, 2010, 7:00 pm
Hi out there,

I am back home. Dicker Kumpel and RikeH were so happy to see me again. Of course they missed me a lot!

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Dicker Kumpel showed me some of the other guests. I gave Twix greetings from his Mum, I visited her the last 3 months. Thanks Olgamaus!!!

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After the long travel inside the envelope I wanted to explore the garden, of course not too much. Hey – who are you?

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You are new in this garden!!!

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Well, it seems to me that he didn’t want to talk to me, so I will go inside and tell the others of my adventures of the last 3 months.

Bye
Murph
RikeH


Posted Feb 5, 2010, 9:24 pm
Hello Mum,

a new guest arrived two days ago. She is called Agatha and came from Canada.
We talked a lot – and she showed a viewcard from her country.

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Today we decided to drive to a nice small town. It is called Bad Oldesloe.
RikeH went to school there – many many years ago.

They have a nice river there. I liked it – and saw some funny ducks in the water and on the ice.

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This is the townhall. It was not so easy to take this photo, because the ground was very icy.

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Another nice place in Bad Oldesloe.

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Greetings
Murph
RikeH


Posted Feb 15, 2010, 9:03 pm
Helau,

a new guest arrived – his name is Libbs and he is from Singapore.  We gave him a warm welcome – he is so small.

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Today we will have a great time – it is Carnival Monday. So I searched for a nice hat. RikeH offered  three different ones.

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I decided to take the green one.

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Then I watched the parade in the TV.

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The people in the parade threw sweets – called Kamelle... and I cought some.

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I had so many...

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I shared the sweets with my friends.

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What a wonderful day!
yours Murph
RikeH


Posted Mar 9, 2010, 9:15 am
Hello Hello,

today we started our trip to Amrum Island – a nice German Island in the North Sea. We drove some hours – unfortunately the winter came back yesterday, but we arrived safe on the Coast – and saw our Ferry – called Schleswig-Holstein.

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Here you see me inside  - with the typical greeting – Moin Moin.

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I went outside – the weather was sunny – but it was cold.

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We stopped at another Island, called Föhr. Some people left the Ferry, but we went on to Amrum.

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What a great trip. I will write more from Amrum soon.

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yours
Murph
RikeH


Posted Mar 10, 2010, 4:52 pm
Hello Mum,

we made our first walk on Amrum. Here you see me in front of a typical house. They are so beautiful.

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Then we went to the Dunes.

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I enjoyed my time on a beach chair.

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They had nice paths out of wood in the Dunes.

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Amrum is a really nice place.

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yours Murph
RikeH


Posted Mar 17, 2010, 6:51 pm
Moin Moin,

I want to show you some nice things in the flat we are living.

Some beautiful mussels.

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A nice lighthouse. There are many lighthouses in this part of Germany.

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Two strange fishes. They are able to live outside the water.

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And here are two funny bunnies. They are sitting in an egg-sleigh and have fun all the day.

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We all have fun here in the holidays !

Greetings
Murph
RikeH


Posted Mar 19, 2010, 11:56 am
Hello Hello,

We went to a nice little harbour. There are colorful houses.

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We saw the Sea and a ship in the harbour.

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These are big red buoys here – they get a new color, I think.

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After it we went on a big playground. Here you see us together.

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I had so much fun!

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There were sheep next to the playground. Many sheep are living in this region of Germany.

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In the evening I drank a delicious Küstennebel...

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and relaxed in front of the fireplace.

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Hugs
Murph
RikeH


Posted Mar 22, 2010, 12:02 pm
Hi Mum,

Our last day On Amrum Island – we were all sitting together and talked a lot.

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Most of the others will leave us and our Host RikeH tomorrow. We are the lucky ones and can stay here for more days! We celebrated the last day on Amrum drinking a delicious bottle of wine.

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Oups – very delicious.

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We sat a very long time – and had so much fun. It is great to be a ToyVoyager!

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Hugs
Murph
RikeH


Posted Apr 4, 2010, 9:39 pm
Hello Mum,

Today is Easter. A little Easter Bunny came to us. He told us that there are some nice things for us hidden in the room.

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Of course I started to search. First I looked under the arm chair, but I didn't see anything.

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I walked around – and look what I saw...

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%202010/IMG_3929.jpg

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%202010/IMG_3930.jpg

A great success. Minutes later I jumped onto the table. There were beautiful flowers.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%202010/IMG_3931.jpg

But it was no time to admire the flowers. I had to search Eggs – and look – behind the flowers were more sweets.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%202010/IMG_3932.jpg

I went back to my place – I found so many sweets – wonderful.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%202010/IMG_3933.jpg

In the afternoon we had some delicious cakes – they were really big, but I ate one!

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%202010/IMG_3943.jpg

Happy Easter!
Murph
RikeH


Posted Apr 24, 2010, 8:42 pm
Hi Fans,

great news – another Alien is in the house. He landed on the balcony of RikeH's Mum. Of course he came to visit me : Murph the best Alien on Earth.

There he is:

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%202010%20a/IMG_4130.jpg

We danced the Alien-Dance together:

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%202010%20a/IMG_4132.jpg

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%202010%20a/IMG_4133.jpg

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%202010%20a/IMG_4134.jpg

That was fun. After dancing we talked a lot. I told him about ToyVoyagers. He wants to be one – I offered him to stay here and have a lovely lazy life – just like I do it. But he wants to see more of the world. Well – have a good trip Tobbi.

Yours

Murph
RikeH


Posted May 22, 2010, 11:50 am
Hello Rike,

finally I arrived. The trip was longer than expected, but I arrived in time.

After many hours headfirst in the postbox, Bine and Holgi rescued me.
(BineH is Rike's sister for the people who don't know this fact...)

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%202010%20a/DSCN2795.jpg

After climbing out of my envelope I looked around. No TVs around – where are they? Hey here I am , Murph, the brave.

I asked, where they are – the answer was : You are the only TV here. Hm – for a little moment I was scared – but I am Murph the courageous Alien. No problem.

Bine and Holgi introduced me to two guys who are living here.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%202010%20a/DSCN2779.jpg

They are really cool! I am sure we will have a lot of fun together. But not today – I will be busy. We will go on a two-days-trip tomorrow. Can you see, where we will go to?

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%202010%20a/DSCN2789.jpg

This will be great – I am sure. And I promise to bring a lot of photos with me.

Now I have to pack my bags – hm – I have nothing to put into it.

See you soon.

Murph
RikeH


Posted May 29, 2010, 9:56 pm
Hallo Rike,

today I had to get up really early – it was awful for a little Alien like me. So I decided to take a nap in the car.

When we arrived I was awake and full of beans.

This was our destination:

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%202010%20a/MIMG_5436.jpg

There was a Festival for the 175th jubilee of the German Rail. There were a lot of steam trains. Some of the trains were very old ones, who travelled the 'Schiefe Eben' – a famous railway track in Bavaria.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%202010%20a/MIMG_5409.jpg

Aren't these trains really big? Two of the trains (T 01 for specialists) pulled me the Schiefe Ebene – later more.

First I had to stretch my legs and arms – and walk a bit. I went nearer to the trains and climbed up there.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%202010%20a/MIMG_5416.jpg

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%202010%20a/MIMG_5426.jpg

They are so big and beautiful. Two more photos to prove this – I myself are really big, but they are much bigger.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%202010%20a/MIMG_5429.jpg

Here I sat in the wheel – can you see me?

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%202010%20a/MIMG_5456.jpg

Later we drove drove the Schiefe Eben with a train. There had to be two locomotives – one for drawing and the other for pushing. One alone is not enough. We didn't make a photo, because the train was so full – but I looked out of the window, of course.

I tried to open a door.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%202010%20a/MIMG_5452.jpg

But I was not strong enough.

Holgi and Bine helped me – look what place they gave me.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%202010%20a/MIMG_5438.jpg

I thought they would forget me. Maybe someone would have found me and take me to this place...

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%202010%20a/MIMG_5422.jpg

But lucky me – they took me and we went into the hotel. I was so tired.

I will show more photos of my second day here – it was even more exhausting. Where am I here?

Love Murph

PS: Greetings to my best friend – Dicker Kumpel. I miss him, but he wanted to stay at home with you.
RikeH


Posted Jun 5, 2010, 11:21 pm
Hello Rike,

now I will tell you about the second day there.

After a really delicious breakfast we went back to the museum. We went to the viewpoint for the 'Schiefe Ebene'. There we should be able to make great photos.

Here are the both locomotives we wanted to see in action there.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%202010%20a/IMG_M5446.jpg

There was a Shuttle-Service to the viewpoint. A great idea for me – jump into the bus – drive to the viewpoint – jump out of the bus – and take a photo. Much better than the long walks with Olgamaus – sorry Olgamaus...

But it was only an Alien-Dream! Imagine this – the bus stopped – I climbed out of the bus – no 'Schiefe Ebene'.

We had to walk 1,5 km uphill to reach the view-pont. Surely I wanted to stay in the bus and drove back, but Bine and Holgi walked away. What should I do? I followed these crazy guys. But after 200 meters – I didn't want to walk anymore...

After talking a lot – I was the winner – and Holgi put me into his bag – well – this was nice – a good view – and not to many action for me.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%202010%20a/IMG_M5469.jpg

When we arrived – we had this view.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%202010%20a/DSCN2801.jpg

The 'Schiefe Ebene' – but no train. Bine and Holgi promised me that I will see trains – so we had to wait – and wait – and wait.

Waiting is so boring – I relaxed in the sun!

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%202010%20a/IMG_M5463.jpg

But the I heart a strange sound.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%202010%20a/IMG_M5462.jpg

There will come a train – I am so excited. Where is it?

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%202010%20a/DSCN2818.jpg

Look – there is it – it is wonderful.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%202010%20a/DSCN2809.jpg

This was really great – the locomotives worked hard – but they reached the top!

On the way back I sat in the bag again – no more walking for me this week-end.

I enjoyed the week-end – and will tell you more about my visit here soon.

Many greetings
Murph
RikeH


Posted Jun 7, 2010, 10:34 pm
Hello Rike,

this evening I went nine-pins bowling.

Holgi told me – it is sport. I don't like sport, so I decided it is a big adventure. But have a look.

This is the bowling alley.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%202010%20a/IMG_M5514.jpg

Here you see me sitting in front of the bowling balls.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%202010%20a/IMG_M5519.jpg

It looks easy – just to take a ball – and hit all the bowling pins.

Let's try it:

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%202010%20a/IMG_M5520.jpg

Oups – normally without me...

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%202010%20a/IMG_M5523.jpg

Where am I???

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%202010%20a/IMG_M5560.jpg

Everything is dark. Where am I? In the Space?

Suddenly I hear a noise. What happens?

Ah – I see it – and it is very big!

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%202010%20a/IMG_M5551.jpg

I have to run away! This was narrow. But I escaped!

Now I have to drink something.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%202010%20a/IMG_M5525.jpg

This is called Berliner Weisse rot – and it is only for me. Really delicious! Now I am starving – this looks great. My dinner for this evening.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%202010%20a/IMG_M5533.jpg

Looks great – I will eat all – no problem.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%202010%20a/IMG_M5536.jpg

Now I need a break – but I will be awake again for the award ceremony.

I won – have a look.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%202010%20a/IMG_M5530.jpg

I got a trophy – the poodle. I celebrated it with two new wonderful friends...

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%202010%20a/IMG_M5547.jpg

...but this is another story.


Well – I had fun.

Greetings

Murph
RikeH


Posted Jun 16, 2010, 9:21 pm
Hi Rike,

as you know, I live in Germany for a long time now. It is the Soccer World Championship at the moment. Yesterday the German Team played – and I am a Fan of them now.

Bine and Holgi promised a big party for me and my friends. We started with really delicious food from Turkey? Why Turkey? No idea, but we were really hungry – and it looked great.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%202010%20a/IMG_5651.jpg

Look at it – gorgeous! All of it only for the Three of us. Let’s start it.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%202010%20a/IMG_5659.jpg

After the meal – nothing left…

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%202010%20a/IMG_5673.jpg

We weren’t hungry anymore, but thirsty..

Surprise!!!

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%202010%20a/DSCN3044.jpg

There were many sweets and cocktails. Wow!
Can you see our Cocktails?

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%202010%20a/DSCN3053.jpg

They looked delicious – and they tasted delicious!

Now we were ready fort he game.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%202010%20a/DSCN3051.jpg

Germany won 4:0 – we were so happy…

And tired.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%202010%20a/DSCN3060.jpg

We didn’t made it into the bed and slept on the table. Maybe there were too many Cocktails for us.

The Party was a big success.

And before I forget it – Happy Birthday to my best friend  Dicker Kumpel!

Many Soccer-Greetings
Murph
RikeH


Posted Jun 25, 2010, 10:45 pm
Hello Rike,

Holgi and Bine have a hobby – mushrooms!!!

Each weekend they go into the forests and search for mushrooms. This sounds exhausting, but I am a curious, so I decided to go with them.

Let's start it. The first mushroom was pretty big.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%202010%20a/IMG_M5558.jpg

The tinder fungus. You can make fire with it – but I don't know how.

The second mushroom looks very poisonous.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%202010%20a/IMG_M5512.jpg


This mushroom is called Chicken of the woods – really!!! It taste like chicken, when it was baked – unbelievable!

We searched for the  King Boletes. We went through a very big part of the forest.  Holgi told me that he is so delicious.

Guess what – I found the first. I was very careful, Holgi should not see it...

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%202010%20a/IMG_M5688.jpg

I won – all are mine!

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%202010%20a/IMG_M5701.jpg

and here :

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%202010%20a/IMG_M5697.jpg

mine, too.

In the evening Holgi and I cooked the mushrooms.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%202010%20a/IMG_M5713.jpg

Looks delicous.

Here is my dinner :

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%202010%20a/IMG_M5718.jpg

I have to say – everything was great – but the search was very tiring –  I am not sure, that I will search mushrooms again.

Love

Murph
RikeH


Posted Jul 24, 2010, 5:16 pm
Hi Rike,

Today i want to show you our holiday apartment. The house is around 250 years old and full of funny things.

This is the entrance of the house.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/Murph/IMG_6109.jpg

Now I want to show our living room! Can you see me sitting on the couch?

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/Murph/IMG_6054.jpg

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/Murph/IMG_6064.jpg

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/Murph/IMG_6076.jpg

Hello – here I am – up in the air!

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/Murph/IMG_6069.jpg

This ist he place where we slept. Really beautiful, isn’t it?

Everywhere in the house I could find interesting things. Strange tools – what have the people done with it?

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/Murph/IMG_6063.jpg

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/Murph/IMG_6075.jpg

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/Murph/IMG_6092.jpg

Oups – I was to curious…..

I told myself : don’t move, Murph, stay cool – then I called for help. – BINE !!! HOLGI!!!

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/Murph/IMG_6095.jpg

Fortunately Bine rescued me.

After it I decided to watch out of the window, until the thunderstorm was over. Then I went outside and played in the courtyard.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/Murph/IMG_6084.jpg

There were many many intersting things to see.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/Murph/IMG_6114.jpg

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/Murph/IMG_6120.jpg

I found a  junglegym – great playground for an alien like me.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/Murph/IMG_6123.jpg

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/Murph/IMG_6126.jpg

Look – I am on the Top!

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/Murph/IMG_6128.jpg

And before I forget it – all day long  I sang a wonderful song for Bine :

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday, liebe Bine,
Happy Birthday to you!


Enough for today – I will write more soon.

Love


Murph
RikeH


Posted Jul 29, 2010, 9:04 pm
Hi Rike,

today we made a trip to Veitshöchsheim. There is a nice Rococo-Garden. I was on my way to beautiful flowers.

We went over this bridge over the River Main – it was exhausting!

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/Murph/IMG_5840.jpg

This ist he way the flowers get water here. I wanted to take a shower, but Bine didn't allowed it.  :(

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/Murph/IMG_5844.jpg

But now to the flowers in the garden. Just behind the entrance was this funny guy.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/Murph/IMG_5846.jpg

This is the castle.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/Murph/IMG_5848.jpg

Hm, not too many beautiful flowers – but many trials of courage for a brave blue Alien.

Here I was very couragous and sat next to the dangerous dragon.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/Murph/IMG_5850.jpg

This house was full of mussels and snails.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/Murph/IMG_5862.jpg

In front of the house there were many dangerous things…

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/Murph/IMG_5854.jpg

...this one had really sharp teeth.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/Murph/IMG_5857.jpg

After all this adventures it was time for delicious Icecream.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/Murph/IMG_5867.jpg

I really missed my friend Dicker Kumpel – it is a shame that he was not here with me.
Bine, Holgi and I found a really beautiful postcard for him.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/Murph/IMG_5872.jpg

At home I wrote the card…

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/Murph/IMG_5876.jpg

I really hope that Dicker Kumpel was happy to receive it and read about my adventures.

Many greetings

Murph
RikeH


Posted Aug 5, 2010, 9:11 pm
Hallo Rike,

Today we went to Würzburg by boat. How exciting.
This is the place where we waited.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/Murph/IMG_M5885.jpg

Look – this was our ship.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/Murph/IMG_M5886.jpg

The weather was fantastic, but really hot. So we decided to take out seats outside.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/Murph/IMG_M5888.jpg

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/Murph/IMG_M5889.jpg

Because the Sightseeing was so exhausting, I took a rest and had something to drink.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/Murph/IMG_M5887.jpg

This was the Residence in Würzburg, a really big house with a wonderful park. I would love to live there with many other TVs or Aliens…

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/Murph/IMG_M5890.jpg

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/Murph/IMG_M5897.jpg

In the evening at home in our backyard : it looked delicious  :p

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/Murph/IMG_M5892.jpg

Let’s start it.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/Murph/IMG_M5893.jpg

It was so yummy – I love to be on holidays with Bine and Holgi!

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/Murph/IMG_M5894.jpg

Many greetings

Murph 
RikeH


Posted Aug 12, 2010, 8:16 pm
Hello Rike,

today we went to Würzburg again. This time we will visit the Botanical Garden and the Festung Marienberg.

In the Botanical Gardens there were a lot of really beautiful flowers. I will show you some photos.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/Murph/IMG_M5945.jpg

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/Murph/IMG_M5969.jpg

Ouch – this hurts – strange flowers…

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/Murph/IMG_M5973.jpg

I found a great place in the shadow to relax.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/Murph/IMG_M5982.jpg

Then we were on our way to the fortress Marienberg. I was so happy, because we went there with our car.

We had a wonderful view over the city of Würzburg.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/Murph/IMG_M5989.jpg

It looks like a Castle out of a fairy-tale ! The right place for a romantic Alien.  ;)

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/Murph/IMG_M5999.jpg


That’s it for Würzburg.

Many greetings

Murph 
RikeH


Posted Aug 18, 2010, 8:50 pm
Hi Rike,

after having breakfast we went to a very small town. It is called Sulzfeld. No – not Sülfeld, where I spent many months – it is Sulzfeld – a really funny name.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/Murph/IMG_M6020.jpg

It was too hot to take many photos.

On the old town wall I found wine. Unfortunately the Grapes were not ripe yet, otherwise I would have tasted them.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/Murph/IMG_M6025.jpg

These town gates are so wonderful – big walls, big gates, small windows – and it was really cool – a good place for an Alien.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/Murph/IMG_M6032.jpg

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/Murph/IMG_M6034.jpg

Actually we wanted to go to this ruin, but we didn't find the way. ( I knew it of course, but I didn't want to walk anymore, and didn't help Bine and Holgi.)

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/Murph/IMG_M6048.jpg

After the trip we had a nice time in our backyard. When it is hot, a cold beer is the best!

Oups – bear and heat.... this is funny.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/Murph/IMG_M6009.jpg

But is was really delicious – I will remember the name of it!

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/Murph/IMG_M6012.jpg

Now it is time to sleep.
Yours
Murph
RikeH


Posted Aug 26, 2010, 2:05 pm
Hi Rike,

today was a wonderful day. I took part of a meeting of 'Friends of mushrooms' and found a new friend - Fliegie!

Here you see us – we talked a lot.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/Murph/IMG_6178.jpg

We took one of the many forest tracks, and searched mushrooms.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/Murph/IMG_6173.jpg

Let's start it.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/Murph/IMG_6181.jpg

The humans looks really funny when they search for Truffels. So Fliegie and I tried it, too.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/Murph/IMG_6192.jpg

With this rake they dig in the ground, and search the Truffels there. You cannot see them without digging.

Well, we found some mushrooms and were so happy!

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/Murph/IMG_6193.jpg

After the long walk we found a small fall – and made a long rest next to it.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/Murph/IMG_6200.jpg

Unfortunately this wonderful time came to an end – and I had to say goodbye to Fliegie.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/Murph/IMG_6208.jpg

We became such good friends – and really hope to meet again soon.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/Murph/IMG_6210.jpg

What a great day!

Many greetings

Murph
RikeH


Posted Sep 4, 2010, 11:40 pm
Hello everyone,

I was so excited. I visited my best friend – Dicker Kumpel! Bine and I bought a present for him. I started and wrapped it.

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Ready, it was very difficult!

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Finally we were on the way.

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Look – who opened the door – my Dicker Kumpel!

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The long trip and the seeing my best friend made me hungry.

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After eating the cake I gave my gift to Dicker Kumpel. He was so happy.

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We tried the sweets.

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I met some of Dicker Kumpel's guests –  and of course we talked a lot.

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Talking made me hungry – so we decided to have a barbecue.

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Unfortunately it was time to leave. I showed Dicker Kumpel my car. (Okay, Bine and Holgi's car.) Nice color...

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We started to jump into the car, when we saw this stork. There were 10 storks, but only one wanted to be on a photo with me.

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But now : Goodbye Dicker Kumpel.

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See you soon – it was great here!

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Love

Murph
RikeH


Posted Sep 11, 2010, 10:08 pm
Hi Rike,

imagine that : I, Murph got mail. Dicker Kumpel wrote me a wonderful card from the Harz, where he spent some days with Pippi, Fai and Mimi.

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Isn't she beautiful – the witch. Many thanks – Dicker Kumpel – I was so happy!

The witch was great – she fits to my next mushroom-adventure. Bine and Holgi promised to find a mushroom with the same wonderful blue as my blue. The best : the Mushrooms name is Hexenröhrling – and Hexe is witch. This is funny, isn't it?

I didn't really believe it, well let's go and have a look, what the both will show me:

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These witches look really harmless. But we cut the – and surprise – the mushroom got blue!

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The best thing is – they are really delicious – so we took some of them home.

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I washed them – and put them into the dryer.

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Here I made a control to look, if my 'witches' were already dry.

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They  were so delicious. I will bring some with me – and we can cook something delicious next time.

Love

Murph
RikeH


Posted Sep 22, 2010, 9:27 pm
Hello Rike,

today I went to work with Bine. She promised me that it won't be boring – and I can play a lot. She told me about a gym and a pool!

Look – this gym is only for me!

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There is the pool  - really big – and deep!

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I felt, if the water is hot enough.

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Ok, the water is great – and Bine will look after me. Let's start it.

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After the swimming I had to dry my hair – all of my three hairs.

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And I made a lot of noise!

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I learnt something!

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Ready!!!

Many greetings

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RikeH


Posted Sep 30, 2010, 8:34 pm
Hello Rike,

it rained all days long. That's a shame, because it is my BIRTHDAY!

But my birthday was nice without sunshime. I had a great party!

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My two friend sang a song for me – and I got presents. Of course I unwrapped them.

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I was so happy – and thanked for the nice gifts.

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Then we had a delicious cake – with a candle.

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The cake was really yummy!

Then we played my new game.

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It was really difficult, but we did it!

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Bine told us something about cheating – but of course we never did it.

After playing and thinking we were really hungry. I was allowed to choose the food.

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A tasty Pizza for all of us – and we were allowed to eat without the cutlery.
Holgi gave us Champagne – Prost or Cheers!

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This was a great birthday – it is so nice to have good friends.

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Bine showed me the SMS from you and Dicker Kumpel. I was so happy to receive it. Many thanks.

Love

Murph
RikeH


Posted Oct 9, 2010, 8:40 pm
Hello Rike,

I just noticed that I didn’t made any updates with photos from Bad Salzdetfurth. So I went into the spa gardens with Bine.

There are saltworks.

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Bine told me that they were used by the humans to get salt many years ago.

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This water ist really salty. I tried it out.

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Brrrr,Bine was right – very salty!

The air in these saltworks is really healthy. Many people sit here in the chairs – to breath the salty air. Of course I tried it – although I am not ill – and it was nice – and relaxing. Maybe I felt asleep?

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Later I found a nice fountain.

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And two funny things. Bine showed me this colorful house for pigeons.

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And then this : a SUMMSTEIN ( maybe bumblestone):

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You have to put your head into it and then bumble! I didi it – it was funny!

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There were still many beautiful flowers, although it is autumn now. I would love to see it in the summer time – have to talk with Bine, maybe I could stay here for another 10 months?

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At the end I saw this beautiful little river – it is called Lamme – and flows through the whole city.

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Well – we will go on holiday and I promise to bring a lot of photos with me.

Greetings
Murph
RikeH


Posted Oct 20, 2010, 8:29 pm
Hi Rike,

our holiday flat is very beautiful. This is my haunt.

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Today we made a trip to Schmalkalden – a beautiful little city in Thuringia. This is the view over the city:


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There is a wonderful castle.

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In the city we saw this beautiful garden.

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This is a nice old tower – a long time ago there was gunpowder stored. I am not sure if the tower is still a dangerous place.

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On the way back to Oberhof we stopped to have a look at these ski jump. I am very courageous, but I would not love to use it – with or without skies!

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Back home I relaxed in the sun for an hour – in October – what a wonderful autumn.

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Many greeting – I will write more from the lessons about mushrooms.
Murph
RikeH


Posted Oct 25, 2010, 8:52 pm
Hello Rike,

we were on a trainig course for mushrooms the whole week.

Each morning we went into the forests – beautiful, isn't it?

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We went through the forests and searched beautiful mushrooms. I found a star, and put it into the basket.

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At the end of the walk – all baskets looked like this.

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Sometimes it was so exhausting – and I had to make a break.

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Really relaxing – to sit in the sunshine. The afternoons were hard enough.

All mushrooms were put on the tables:

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And all got a name. For the more difficult cases I used the microscope and helped the others.

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After this strenuous day I relaxed on the couch and watched TV.

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To tell the truth – I am an expert for mushrooms now – so if someone need my help, just give me a call.

Yours
Murph
RikeH


Posted Oct 31, 2010, 10:52 pm
Hello Rike,

today we made a great trip – I had a wonderful and exciting day with my friend Keinohrhase.

Our first destination was the 'Bruchsee'.

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It is a beautiful lake with many fishes, but unfortunately we didn't see them.

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We wanted to go by boat, but it was too cold.

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But the color of the boat is wonderful, isn't it?

And there is such a beautiful Lake. With a sandy beach! We took a rest, sat down and enjoyed the great view over the Lake.

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We went around the Lake – we walked with Bine and Holgi, because they promised a big adventure. We went to a real cave of a robber.

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How exciting – a real robber. Should we really go into the cave?

This is a photo of it:

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In the cave there was a kitchen, a sleeping-room, a living-room and a prison.

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Bine and Holgi were not able to come with us – they are too big. We risked it without them – we were two and really courageous.


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It was really dark in the cave. The robber only had really small windows.


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The robber was not at home. Great fortune for us! And we were happy to meet Bine and Holgi again.

What an adventure!

Many greetings

Keinohrhase and Murph
RikeH


Posted Nov 10, 2010, 8:49 pm
Hi Guys,

It is RikeH’s birthday today!

Some days ago Bine and I created a birthday card. I had to choose the card.

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Who of these funny guys is the best for RikeH? I think, he is so beautiful and has a funny mien!

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What is the best card – should I take the yellow one – or is the red one better?

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I took the beautiful yellow card. Now I had to put the white paper onto the card.

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Look – the card is ready – isn’t it beautiful?

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Of course I wanted to have a gift for Rike. I wanted only a small one to send it with the card. Bine showed me three possible gifts - and I had to choose one.

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This was really difficult. I wasn’t able to decide which one is the best. So I bothered Bine for hours – I wanted to send all!

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Yippee! Bine allowed me to take all. Hard work now – I had to gift-wrap the presents.

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Then I put them into the envelope.

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I put my name onto the envelope – so everybody – and RikeH know, who sent this wonderful letter!

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And now :

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday liebe Rike, happy birthday to you!!!

I wish you a wonderful birthday!

yours

Murph
RikeH


Posted Nov 17, 2010, 1:44 pm
Hello Friends,

I am so excited.!

Bine showed me these two ToyVoyagers.

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Imagine that – they will come and visit me. I will become a Host! I want to be such a great host as Dicker Kumpel was for me.

I have to make everything comfortable and to clean up – everything should be wonderful!

Let's start the work:

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I had to tidy up my haunt.

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The table has to be cleaned.

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Now everything looks great!

I found this great place – and wait for the postman. He should come soon. Bine told me that he always arrives in the afternoon, but I wait here – day and night. They should come soon, I hope.

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I run every day to the stairs, this is the place for our mail.

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When will they come? It is awful to wait. I really hope that they will come soon.

Bye
Murph
RikeH


Posted Nov 18, 2010, 3:20 am
Hello Rike,

imagine that – Hoots and Frankie_Blue arrived!

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I found the letter on the stairs. But what could I do? Bine was still at work – and will come back in the evening. So I sat next to the letter – and waited for Bine. Hopefully she will come back soon!

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Then she came and we opened the letter.

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Oh – I was so curious!

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We sat down on my haunt!

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Oups – I am a bad host. Hoots and Frankie are thirsty I guess. So I offered a delicious fresh orange-juice.

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After that we read the letter from Dicker Kumpel and talked a lot.

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yours
Murph
RikeH


Posted Nov 25, 2010, 2:16 pm
Hello Rike,

today I showed Bad Salzdetfurth to my guests Frankie_Blue and Hoots . It is an old mining town, where they mined potash and salt.

First we visited Hotze. It is a monument for all the miners. Hotze is really big. Can you see me on the photo?

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I wanted my own photo with Hotze.

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There are many old and beautiful houses in the town.

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Then I showed the Salines.

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In the past people get salt out of the salines. We wanted to see it of course.

What a shame – we were too late! They were closed for the winter time.

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Later I showed the 'Summstein'. We wanted to try it – altogether into the Summstein – and start bumbling...

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Cool -  it prickled!

There is another great thing in the town – a street of the planets. All planets are shown in the right relation, height and distance all over the town.

Here I am under the sun!

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She is big, isn't she? Then we searched for the Earth – and found it.

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Can you see? She is so small. It is the small ball on the right in the photo.

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We found this nice lorry on our way.

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Now you know the age of Bad Salzdetfurth.

Some more mining-equipment:

Something to load items on the lorry – we played hide and seek on it.

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And a coach that brought the miners into the mining – carried by horses.

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A pit wheel – it was soooo big!

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This was a great and exciting day! And can you imagine? I found new things, when I walked around with my guests!

Many greetings
Murph
RikeH


Posted Dec 2, 2010, 3:21 pm
Hi Rike,

it snowed! Of course we wanted to go out in the snow. Bine and Holgi went with us into the forest, so we were able to play in the snow.

The sun was shining – everything looked so beautiful!

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Have you ever seen something like this? It was inside the forest.

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It is a hotel for insects – the humans build it, and the insects can put their eggs into it. But there is no one in during the winter time. What a shame.

I wanted to climb onto the tree trunks.

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This was not easy because of the snow. It would have been great to fly like Hoots.

Imagine – what we found in the Forest – the Easter Bunny!

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Even though – the Easter bunny in the winter? Bine told us about the 1. advent – hm...

Well – we found a cratch for the deer.

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But it was empty – the deers don't need the human help at the moment.

After it we drove to a big park in Lammspringe. Holgi and Bine showed us the Lammequelle (the spring of the River Lamme).

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The Lamme flows through Bad Salzdetfurth. I already showed them. And here is the start of the Lamme.

In the Park there are many beautiful lakes.

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And we found this big steamroller – of course we wanted to play on it.

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The Steamroller was on a big playground. We played not for a long time, because it went dark – and really cold. Maybe another time? We will bother Bine and Holgi – I am sure!

At home Bine put us into a warm towel, so we became dry and warm again!

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This was cuddly and we went warm soon.

Today is the 1. advent – and it was time to light a candle.

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As always we were hungry – and happy us – we got stollen – really yummy!

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When we were full – we looked at the Advent calendar. Where is the 28? It is advent time...

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But Bine told us that the calender always starts on the first of december. So we have to wait some more days.

Love

Murph 
RikeH


Posted Dec 8, 2010, 2:06 pm
Hi Rike,

yesterday I was allowed to open one door of the Advent Calendar.

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Let's see, what is behind the door.

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Yummy  - of course I ate the chocolate at that moment.

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Today is Nikolaus Day : the humans put their cleaned shoes in front of the door the night before – and on the 6th of December the Nikolaus came and put sweets into the shoes – if the humas were well-behaved. Unfortunately I don't have shoes – but we searched big ones from Bine and Holgi.

These shoes are too small.

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But these were great !

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They were big enough.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/Murph/IMG_7129.jpg

Bad luck for us – the boots were dirty. And the Nikolaus only fills clean boots with sweets.
So we searched something to clean them.

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And we  cleaned one boot.

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It looked great...

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/Murph/IMG_7151.jpg

Ready – now we put the boot in front of the door.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/Murph/IMG_7171.jpg

This was exciting – we all sat behind the door and wanted to surprise the Nikolaus.

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We waited all night long – this was my time to hear what happens!

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Well – I heart something!

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It worked – the whole boot is full!

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But what now? How can we get the sweets? We are so small – and the boot is so big! We all pushed togehter – maybe he will fall?

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We made it – and so many sweets for all of us!

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We must have been very nice over the year.

Happy Nikolaus
Murph
RikeH


Posted Dec 19, 2010, 8:44 pm
Hi Rike,

The weather is horrible here. So Bine took us to her work today – and we played there.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/Murph/IMG_7297.jpg

This was my slide.

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Oups, where am I? What is the right direction?

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/Murph/IMG_7303.jpg

Fortunately it didn't hurt. The pillow was soft!

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/Murph/IMG_7301.jpg

Then it was time for the swing.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/Murph/IMG_7327.jpg

Look – what I found here!

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/Murph/IMG_7346.jpg

A DIY-marble-run. Let's try it out!

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Ready – hopefully it works.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/Murph/IMG_7357.jpg

I tried it!

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/Murph/IMG_7359.jpg

It worked, all marbles reached the goal.

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This was fun – and imagine this : Bine promised to take us to this great place again – and we will so swimming then.

Many greetings
Murph
RikeH


Posted Dec 23, 2010, 6:44 pm
Hi Rike,

as promised, Bine took us to her work.

She had a surprise for us!

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We were allowed to use the Sauna! I started the oven.

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It was really hot in the sauna!

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After it we went outside – it is normal to go into cold water or into the snow after using the sauna.

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It was very cold!!!

So we went back into the swimming pool and onto the heating.

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Frankie and Hoots wanted to go into the water. I took good care of them.

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And hold the mattress!

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/Murph/IMG_7427.jpg

Greetings
Murph
RikeH


Posted Dec 23, 2010, 6:52 pm
Hi Mum,

it was a nice day today –  I received a postcard from Dicker Kumpel.

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We read it together – he was in Vietnam – so far away!

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Look – what a nice postcard.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/Murph/IMG_7452.jpg

I wanted to help Frankie to complete one of his life-missions. I prepared blue ice for him!

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/Murph/IMG_7247.jpg

He wanted to share it with me and invited me.

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It was so yummy – you should have tried it, Rike!
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We ate all – what a nice life mission.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/Murph/IMG_7265.jpg

Bye
Murph
RikeH


Posted Dec 31, 2010, 3:07 pm
Hi friends,

great news - I was in Sülfeld again. We arrived here at the 26th of December. I wanted to meet Dicker Kumpel and RikeH.

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It was a little late for Christmas, but RikeH had a big surprise for us. Rudi - the famous reindeer came along.

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We got some nice presents.

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I found some sweets and nice blue creatures, because I am blue.

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We had some presents for Dicker Kumpel and his guests. They were really happy about it.

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I loved the Christmas Tree - can you see me?

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Yes, here I am!

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We talked a lot - then I told my friends that I want to spend some more time with Bine and Holgi. Of course they were sad that I had to leave, but I am a ToyVoyager. I got a big hug.

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I wish all of you a good start in the Year 2011. Especially Bine and Holgi - I will stay with you for a long time!  :D

Love
Murph
RikeH


Posted Jan 5, 2011, 7:52 pm
Hello Rike,

today I want to show you our holiday home at the Baltic Sea.But first I want to show you the way to it.

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So many snow – and all is drifted. How should we reach the house?

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Here is the parking lot – where our car should stay...

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We arrived!

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Because of the snow the poor birds don't find enough to eat. So we put some food in the tree.

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Then we searched a place at the window – and waited for the birds.

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Believe me, there were a lot – but we didn't take photos, because we were so excited to watch them.

In the eveing we made a delicious casserole.

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First we put the salsifies into the sieve.

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Then I cut the ham.

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Of course I cooked a yummy sauce!

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We put all things together – cheese onto the top. Ready!

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Oh – not really ready – we had to put it into the oven.

Looked great, don't it?

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And it was delicous – of course – because I cooked it.

Tomorrow we will make a trip to Kappeln and I will write more.
Love

Murph
RikeH


Posted Jan 11, 2011, 8:34 pm
Hi Rike,

today we made a trip to Kappeln. It is a town, where many fishermen live – next to the River Schlei.

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We loved these three towers – maybe it is a smokehouse for eels?

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The fishermen were not able to go fishing, because there was a lot of  ice on the river. Although it looked like a typical harbour here.

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There was a beautiful paddlesteamer!

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Imagine this – this bridge opens, if a ship want to go this way.

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We wanted to see it, but you know – there were no ships, because of the ice.

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It was a shame!

On the way back to our car – we saw this nice man in the harbour.

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He didn’t feel cold – but we were cold – and wanted to go back into our holiday house.

Many greetings

Murph
RikeH


Posted Jan 21, 2011, 10:40 pm
Hello Rike,

today we wanted to make a long walk along the Baltic Sea. There was a steep cliff and I wanted to see it.

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Unfurtunately the Beach was totally icy, so we were not able to went close to the water. So we decided to walk on the steep cliff.

It was very foggy – and all the plants were white – beautiful – wasn’t it?

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We tried it again – and went to the beach.

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Look – the stones are covered with ice – the salty water of the Sea is frozen!

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It looked great.

But then it was time to go back home  It was -10 degree and very windy – so we went cold!

At home we wanted to have it cosy and made a fire in the oven.

We took the wood out of the Shelter.

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This was our fireplace.

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We searched the best piece of wood.

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Holgi made the fire!

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It was so comfortable – and warm in the room. Really great!

Love

Murph
RikeH


Posted Feb 1, 2011, 9:31 pm
Hello Rike,

the snow was away – and we were able to go outside again.
Today we made a trip to the midland canal.

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If you have luck, there are many ships. Of course I were lucky – and I saw two ships.

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Can you see, how long one ship was?
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After it we went through the forest to search some mushrooms.
There were some Mushrooms, that grow in the winter time.

This was a typical ' winter' mushroom:

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It is called 'Der Samtfussrübling' (Velvet food) and it is eatable.
But there were not enough of it, I wouldn't have been full.

The next 3 mushrooms were not eatable.

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http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%20%202011/Murph/IMG_7721.jpg

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%20%202011/Murph/IMG_7781.jpg

I am sure that you know these mushrooms.

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The 'Judasohr' (Woodear) is with the name  Mu-Err in many meals in chinese restaurants. I don't like them, but many other people do.

This was all for today – I will show you more of the winter mushrooms soon.

Many greetings
Murph
RikeH


Posted Feb 13, 2011, 5:19 pm
Hello Rike,

today it was Holgi's Birthday. He got many gifts from me and Bine.

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I made a White Sangria for Holgi – as a big surprise. Here you can see what I needed:

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The fruits had to be cut – so I worked hard!

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Then I put all together into the pitcher, added some grape juice and stored in in the fridge.

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Looked delicious, didn't it? You can drink it with Soda or Sparkling Wine. Believe me, I prefer the Sparkling Wine, of course.

Sadly Holgi and Bine left in the evening, so we were not able to celebrate the Birthday all day long. But Keinohrhase and I played a game that Holgi received for his birthday.

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Of course I won.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%20%202011/Murph/IMG_7910.jpg

Many greetings

Murph
RikeH


Posted Feb 21, 2011, 7:57 pm
Hi Rike,

yesterday and tonight it was very foggy outside. But today it was sunny – and we made a walk through the wonderful white landscape.

All trees were full of white spikes.

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The spikes looked really dangerous.

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Wasn't this all wonderful?

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Even the flowers of the last year looked really beautiful again.

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But it was horrible cold – so we went home and made a punch.

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I felt really warm after it – and it was so delicous. I wanted more but Bine and Holgi didn't gave me more.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2011/Murph/IMG_7899.jpg

Can you understand it?

Happy Greetings

Murph
RikeH


Posted Mar 6, 2011, 7:16 pm
Hello Rike,

As you know I am an expert for mushrooms now. This mushroom was named after me.

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It is the langstielige Murphling, cool, isn’t it?

Now to the real mushrooms. Today we found two wonderful mushrooms.

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I know this one – it is the Österreichische Prachtbecherling (scarlet elf cup). Very beautiful and really rare.

Then we found this :

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Black mushrooms – there are only three kinds of black ones. I had to take it with me.

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So I put it into this nice little box.

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I had to examine it under the miscroscope. Therefore I take a very small peace of it on a needle.

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I put the piece onto a microscope slide.

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Now I can see all with the help of the microscope.

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Then I compared it with my book.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2011/Murph/IMG_7860.jpg

It is the  Ungestielte Schwarzborstling (hairy black cup).

A lot of work for finding the name of a mushroom – but I have a lot of fun.

Bye

Murph
RikeH


Posted Mar 15, 2011, 6:10 pm
Hello Dicker Kumpel,

today I went out to find the Spring – and I found it.

Because I know that you really love flowers – I wanted to show you the nicest flowers we found.

Look – aren't they beautiful?

Some snowdrops...

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...winter aconites...

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… these here are really small but so beautiful – butterburs.

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These flowers are rare here in my part of Germany – but they are named after March in Germany – Märzenbecher - spring snowflake.

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The next two flowers came that early only because I asked them, of course. Here they are :
the lungwort flower and

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the cowslip.

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Holgi and Bine told me, that this forest will be very colorful in the next weeks – everywhere there will be lots of flowers in differen colors. Bine and Holgi promised to come here again, and I will show them to you and the rest of the World then.

I hope you liked the flowers – and I wish you a great holiday at the Baltic Sea.

Many Greetings

Murph
RikeH


Posted Mar 20, 2011, 6:29 pm
Hello Rike,

today Keinohrhase and I made a nice trip. This was our Trail:

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First we saw the Castle of Derneburg.

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It is really big. Sadly we were not allowed to visit it, because it is private.

But we were allowed to walk through the Park around the Castle.

This is the old Tea-House.

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It didn't looked really nice, did it?

Them we were really surprised –  Egypt??? Or a pyramid in Germany?

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Bine explained us, that it is a  mausoleum mit many very old caskets in it. Holgi offered to go in with us, but we were too scary.

Fortunately we went to nicer places and foung these beautiful houses.

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In the past fishermen lived in these houses.

So the houses were near to the fishponds. There are many ponds with a lot of small island in it. Many rare birds are living there.

We sat down on the bench in the sun – and watched the birds.

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When we continued our trip we walked over this nice bridge.

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This garden will be very beautiful in the summer – maybe we will come back...

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We found an old water mill next to the ponds.

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What a wonderful hike!

We relaxed in the sun and made plans for our next weekend.

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many greetings
Murph
RikeH


Posted Mar 27, 2011, 7:19 pm
Hello Rike,

I stay really long here with Bine and Holgi  - but they didn't show me Hildesheim up to now. So Keinohrhase decided to show me Hildesheim now.

He choose the Rosenroute for us.

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A way in Hildesheim – where you can see all the points of interest. It will take 5 km – this is long – will we be able to do it?

First we had a look, where we should go.

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The first stop is the market place with many nice old houses.

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This it the Knochenhaueramtshaus – a really famous building.

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Then we went to the  „Huckup“

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Can you see the little guy on the big man? This is a small kobold – he jumps onto the back of thieves and gives them a  guilty conscience. Really interesting.

We continued our walk through beautiful streets...

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to the  „Wernerschen Haus“.

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The first big church in Hildesheim – the „Godehardikirche“

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Believe me – Hildesheim has a lot of churches.

At the next stop Bine and Holgi hat to look at the sign,what we found.

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This is a Monument for a destroyed synagoge.

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The „Kehrwiederturm“ is the last tower of the old city wall.

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This is the first part of the Rosenroute. We sat down in the sunshine and didn't want to walk anymore.

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Behind us you can see the prison of Hildesheim – but don't worry, we are good guys – no need to stay in it.

I will show you the second part of the Rosenroute in the next update.

Many greetings
Murph 
HoBi


Posted Apr 7, 2011, 8:41 pm
Hi Rike,

great News – as you know I live with Bine and Holgi for a long time now.

And now I decided to stay with them forever – or at least for a really long time. I decided that they should have their own host-name now – and they agreed.

Maybe there will other TVs come and visit us in the future, we can tell them a lot about mushrooms and show wonderful places around here.

But now back to the normal work as a TV : as promised I will show you the second Part of our Trail on the Rosenroute.

Why lives a Hindu God here in Hildesheim?

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We don't know it – but his name is Shiva. He is a little spooky.

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The next stop is the dome of Hildesheim.

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Here is a rose, which is 1000 years old. We wanted to see it.

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Bad luck for us – the door was closed.

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Maybe we will come again, when there will be the bloom of the roses …

Then we saw something funny.

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But the weather was too nice to visit a museum.

The Michaeliskirche is another really big church in Hildesheim.

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We sat down in the grass and looked at the church in the sunshine.

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In front of the next church we found this wonderful fountain.

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No idea, what the man told us...

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At the end a weird house with a funny name.
This is a model of the house.

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The house was rebuilt last year. We didn't like the location – it does not fit in this place.

But we like the name!

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It is the  „Zuckerhut“!  :D

Love
Murph
HoBi


Posted Apr 15, 2011, 12:32 pm
Hello Rike,

Today we went tot he Wildgatter in Hildesheim – and wanted to see some animals.

Here you see the entrance – really beautiful, isn’t it?

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Unfortunately the real animals played hide and seek with us  - and we didn’t found them.
But we saw other wonderful things – a big funny man out of wood.

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We met a lot of animals – but all out of wood.

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I was really happy  that Bine and Holgi hat no rope.

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He had fortunately no rope too, to tie me at the Stake.

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This is his tent.

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Of course I found mushrooms, but not for the pan.  :D

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At the end I met this friendly turtle.

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The trip was really great, although we didn’t found the real animals, but I loved the wooden guys, too.

Love

Murph
HoBi


Posted Apr 22, 2011, 7:37 pm
Hello Rike,

Today we went into the forest to search for bear’s garlic.

At the beginning I found something really interesting – I have to show it to you.

Do you know this animal?

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It was the larva of a glow worm. It ate the snail in her home. Great, isn’t it?

Hey we found some bear’s garlic.  :D

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It smells like normal garlic and is really yummy. I had to cut it.

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Well done, the bag was full. This should be enough.

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We went home and I washed the bear’s garlic.

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And then we made a delicious pizza with the bear’s garlic.

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I put the pizza into the stove.

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It looked great!!!  :p

Many greetings

Murph

HoBi


Posted Apr 25, 2011, 3:40 pm
Hello Rike,

It is Easter. Will the Easter Bunny came to us. I am so excited. Let’s have a look!

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Mmmhhh,  it is empty – maybe the Easter Bunny hided the Eggs?

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Nothing – I didn’t find anything in the flat – nothing!
But my friend Keinohrhase found something.

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We wanted to see, what was in the baskets.

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They were empty – no Easter Eggs for us.

Bine and Holgi told us, that we had to take the baskets with us on our trip. Bine and Holgi knows the forest, where the Easter Bunny lives!

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Well – this was the forest, where he lives. Let’s have a look around!
Yeah – I found the first Easter Egg.

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Good luck – there were two eggs!

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There were two lady birds sitting in the sun. Are they alive?

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They were out of chocolate! Will we get it, or are we too small?

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Ready ! But there will be more I hope. I will go to the left – and Keinohrhase will search on the right.

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Look there – another Egg – and a wonderful flower – this is an Orchid  - it grews in the forest.

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Keinohrhase  found something.

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I am sure – there are two more eggs behind the knob.

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No Easter Eggs…

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But Easter Bunnys – we took them of course.

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Keinohrhase,  look there – what is the bright thing there?

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We wanted to have it, too, of course.

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Wow, so many Easter Eggs, now our baskets were full!

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We were sure – the Easter Bunny is living here. What a wonderful forest. Maybe we will come back and find more Easter Eggs?

We wish you, Dicker Kumpel and all your guests a wonderful Easter Time!

Keinohrhase und Murph
HoBi


Posted May 7, 2011, 8:05 pm
Hello Rike,

today I had a nice visitor – it was an Alien out of another solar system near to Hannover. :D

We made a walk together to find some Morels.

Here you can see a suspicious little hill. My buddy Zugly told me, that I was a fool – there is no mushroom under it.

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But I started to put the leaves and the branches away.

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Well –there was one – and there another one!

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I found one more!

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How wonderful was this? We were so happy – what a discovery!

Later we had our baskets full and said goodbye to each other.

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This was a wonderful day. Zugly was really happy and was looking forward to a delicious Morel-Dinner. Just as I do.

I am a little sad, because I am waiting for Ulrich. I wanted to show him this wonderful mushrooms for his life mission. But it seems to me that he will need more time to arrive.  :(

Many greetings

Murph
HoBi


Posted May 15, 2011, 8:40 pm
Hello Rike,

Finally Ulrich arrived. He was in the envelope for such a long time – so he was very inflexible and not able to move.

We drove really fast into the forest, so he was able to relax.

Bine told me to put him into the sunshine, then he will be able to move again. This is normal for snakes.  We found a very beautiful place for him – and I looked at these wonderful flowers and waited.

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Ulrich was fit soon – so I showed  him the blossoms of the  bear’s garlic

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We found a really cosy place in the basket- and Bine carried us.

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This was the first mushroom.

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It was a Dryads saddle.

I wanted to show Ulrich some Orchids and I found some.

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These were the mushrooms I wanted to pick with Ulrich in the last weeks, but he came too late.

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Now they were old and dry.

Fortunately we found something for our dinner. Very delicious  St. Georg’s mushrooms.

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We cut them and put them into our basket.

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It looked really yummy.

Ulrich seems to be a friendly guy – he is able to climb onto trees. I am sure that we will have a lot of fun together.

Bye
Murph
HoBi


Posted May 17, 2011, 8:35 pm
Hi Rike,

I visited my best friend Dicker Kumpel. I told Ulrich about our friendship and showed him his travel log.

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We wanted to bring presents with us – and searched for some sweets in the flat here. Well – this looked great.

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We wanted to have a closer look.

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We took these bars.

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I really loved this basket.

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We searched more.

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Now I like the basket even more!

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Today we arrived in the home of Dicker Kumpel. I was so happy to see him!

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I told him that this nice snake is my guest Ulrich.

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He introduced us to the other TVs here.

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We went into the living-room and had fun!

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I had this delicious cake. It was yummy

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Later we gave our presents to Dicker Kumpel and his guests.

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They loved all the things!

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A big surprise! Dicker Kumpel had something for us, too.

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I love presents!

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I had to open the present!

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I wanted to find all!

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Thanks Dicker Kumpel!

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We had so much fun together!

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In the evening Dicker Kumpel and I had a nice glass of wine – and we talked a lot.

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It was so nice to see him again.

Murph
HoBi


Posted May 26, 2011, 8:53 pm
Hallo Rike,

today I made a trip to the Harz with Ulrich. The Harz is a region with a lot of mountains.

This is the Innerste River.

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In this barrage the water of the Innerste River was collected.

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On the board of the river we had a little rest. We found a nice place in the shadow!

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Then we drove to the National Park Harz.

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We found this beautiful pond. He is called Entensumpf (swamp of ducks).

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Isn't the Oberharz beautiful? We didn't want to leave it.

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From a place called Torfhaus we saw the highest mountain of the Harz. It is the Brocken.

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The Okertalsperre is the biggest dam in the Harz. There were big ships on it.

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On our way back home we found this lovely waterfall. He is called the Romkerhaller Wasserfall.

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I really loved this trip!

Many greetings
Murph
HoBi


Posted May 28, 2011, 8:06 pm
Hello Rike,

We were really busy today. We bought many colorful flowers for the balcony of Holgi and Bine.

To tell the truth – it is my balcony, of course. I spent my time here, when both are working...

Here were the flowers:

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We were allowed to choose, which flowers will be in which flower box. This was really difficult – so many beautiful flowers. We had to think about it for a long time.

We decided that these flowers will come into the big flower box:

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For the small one we chose these flowers:

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First we had to put the potting soil into the boxes.

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Done!

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I love this flower most!

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Although all flowers are really beautiful!

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Here you can see our flowers on my balcony.

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We really did a good job, didn't we?

Many greetings
Murph
HoBi


Posted Jun 5, 2011, 12:24 am
Hello Rike,

today I showed my hometown to Ulrich. It is an old mining town.

Here you can see a closed head gear.

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There is a really beautiful museum in the town.

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There were many old machined from the mining time in front of the museum.

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They are really funny, aren't they?

This is a really big pit wheel – like it was on the  head gears in the past.

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There were two salines in spa garden. The people needed the salines to produce salt in the past.

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Today there are normally many people sitting in front of the salines, because  the air there is so healthy.

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We loved this wonderful flower – and I wanted to show it to you!

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2011/Murph/IMG_8632.jpg

Many greetings
Murph
HoBi


Posted Jun 15, 2011, 7:10 pm
Hello Rike,

I went into the forest with Ulrich again.

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Maybe we will find more mushrooms.

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I think that Ulrich found something – there at the tree!

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He was away!

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I wanted to see it, too.

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These were phoenix mushrooms. They are really yummy.

Before we continued our walk, we made a rest next to this little river.

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When we looked from this tower – we surely would find more mushrooms!

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I found this wonderful flower.

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It is the white helleborine.

At the end of our walk we relaxed on this really beautiful bench.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2011/Murph/IMG_8702.jpg

Many greetings
Murph
HoBi


Posted Jun 26, 2011, 9:08 pm
Hello Rike,

I was so sorry and sad. I have forgotten the birthday of my best friend Dicker Kumpel.

So I went to visit him – and brought him a nice flower and a gift! I hide behind the flower to see, if he is angry.

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But it was a little boring behind the plant so I came nearer.

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Fortunately he was not angry. Instead he was so happy to see me.

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Luckily – I arrived in time to went to the Landesgartenschau – a place, where many nice flowers and other plants are shown.

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Look- so many beautiful flowers.

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This plant was so funny. I tried to talk with it – maybe it is another alien.

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Next to the flowers there were other things – like these crazy chickens. One was blue like I am.

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There were storks, too…

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… and little pigs. I wanted to play with the pigs, but I was not allowed to do it.

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So we went to another place and had fun on the playground.

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Another funny guy.

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And more wonderful flowers. But I am more beautiful, don’t you think so?

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I talked with this strange man. He had a nice house.

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There was a strange tree in his garden.

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Then we met someone who played the piano.

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It was a great day. But I had to say good-bye to Dicker Kumpel. It is always great to see him.

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At home I had to say good-bye to Ulrich – he will travel to his next host – I hope that he will have a lot of fun there.  And hopefully I will find a great new guest soon.

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Love
Murph
HoBi


Posted Jul 6, 2011, 7:31 pm
Hello Rike,

Today Holgi wanted to show me, where he works.

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It was so boring! Sitting all day long in front of the Computer – this was nothing for me.

So I decided to explore the house.

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Look – there – what is this? It looked exciting!

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Hm, he seemed to be a little shy.  Hi – I am Murph – and what is your name?
 
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I am Teeth – do you want to play with me?

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We went outside. I have been here a while ago and walked on the Lavespfad.

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Oh – what a wonderful Tree!

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Rike, can you see me?

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Hey, Teeth – can you do this, too?

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We were so beautiful!

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I showed Teeeth these wonderful flowers!

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We took this way – because we have so beautiful small bodies, it worked.

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To tell the truth - it worked for me - I had to help Teeth.

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Then we made a rest.

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Where is Teeth?

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What are you doing there?

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Come – let’s play football.

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Then we searched for something interesting.

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What about the bus stop here?

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Murph, look, I found something scary!

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Hey,  who are you – are you an Alien, too. But he didn’t answer.

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Teeth preferred the sun.

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It was time for another break.

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Look, what I can do….

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I can fly!

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And come back onto the Ground…

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And I can climb of course.

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Teeth was so surprised  - well – I am a Super-Alien.

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The time with Teeth was funny – much better than sitting in front of the Computer.

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Many greeetings

Murph
HoBi


Posted Jul 24, 2011, 12:53 pm
Hello Rike,

Today I visited friends of mushrooms in Schleswig-Holstein.

I found a great place in the car – so we were able to start the trip.

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Around Hamburg the streets were very full.

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There was a traffic jam in Front of the Elbtunnel. The Elbtunnel is a tunnel under the big river Elbe.

I didn’t want to stand on the highway for a long time – maybe I find a better way.

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Unfortunately there was no other better way – so we had to use the tunnel.

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It was so boring!!!

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We needed about an hour for the tunnel – and it is not really long.

Then we reached our goal.

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Wasn’t it beautiful?

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I found a wonderful yellow mushroom. My other friends found more mushrooms, but I was too lazy to walk around. And near to me were many other interesting things.

This wonderful flower!

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Do you know this?

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It is a Robin’s pincushion. The larvas of gall wasps live in it.

It was time to learn something. On this sign they explained, how the sea and the swamp were formed. Really interesting!

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This wonderful flower is an evening primrose.

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And this one hurts, if you touch it.

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I think that this measuring worm looks really funny!

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I really loved it to be here.

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What a wonderful region! I would love to be here more often, but there is the awful tunnel.

Many greetings

Murph
HoBi


Posted Jul 30, 2011, 6:21 pm
Hi Rike,

I am on holidays! We have a nice holiday flat in Jena. I show you some photos of it. Because it is so colorful!

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Today we went to Weimar and visited the Castle Belvedere.

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I found a very beautiful statue in the Garden.

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I loved to be in the Park of the Castle.

What a wonderful old tower!

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And a beautiful waterfall.

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I sat next to this fountain for a long time.  It was so wonderful – but I sat not near to it – so I didn’t get wet.

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On the way back Holgi bought this great beer. The day was so hot – so I wanted to try it.

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But it is a gift for another person – so I got another beer.  A good idea!

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I found such a funny card for my best friend Dicker Kumpel. I really hope that he will like it.

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I will show more photos of Weimar soon.

Many greetings

Murph
HoBi


Posted Aug 4, 2011, 7:34 pm
Hello Rike,

as promised, I will show more photos of Wismar. Today we went into the city center.

Near to the parking lot we found this wonderful fountain!

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In the city there were really famous poets :  Goethe und Schiller. Maybe I will be famous like these guys some days – Murph the famous ToyVoyager.

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Back to Goethe und Schiller  -I really loved this guy more.

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Unfortunately I have no idea, who he was.

Can you see me in front of the  Roemerhaus?

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Yes – here I am!

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In the garden I found this beautiful flower!

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And behind the house is a nice small spring.

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The Roemerhaus had really nice painted walls!

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And look – what I found in the ceiling.

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This is a place, you have to go to, when you are in Weimar.

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At the end I found another famous person: William Shakespeare

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And next to his feet, there was this nice guy.

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Weimar is a really beautiful city – and it was worth the visit.

My next photos will be from Jena. Let’s see, if it is as nice as Weimar.

Many greetings

Murph
HoBi


Posted Aug 13, 2011, 10:17 pm
Hello Rike,

Today i visited Jena.

I started in the very beautiful botanical Garden and saw a lot of nice flowers. The flowers normally don’t grow here in Germany.

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I think the next plant was really interesting. The ‘plates’ swim in the water – and can carry 40-70 kg.

Can you imagine how many TVS could sit on one plate?

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There was a wonderful lake full of flowers in many colors!

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Of course I found a mushroom in the botanical garden!

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Then we went into the city center.

This is the powder Tower.

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A really big church…

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And I wanted to show you this really ugly tower. It is called the JenTower and is really in the middle of the old town.

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Of course I preferred the market place of Jena – it is much nicer.

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The rest of my holidays I spent on a course for mushrooms. I had no time for photos, because I learnt so much. And I met a lot of people; they wanted to see me – the famous Murph!

Many greetings

Murph
HoBi


Posted Aug 26, 2011, 7:35 pm
Hallo Rike,

Today a new guest arrived. I was so excited. Who will it be? Mirembe or Jujube. I am waiting for Jujube for such a long time – but he stucks in the costums.

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It was Mirembe.

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Mirembe had a surprise for me – I love surprises.

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Thanks Katusha , I was happy about the sweets and the card.

After the long journey in the envelope I showed the spa gardens to Mirembe – so she had some fresh air – although we had 34 Grad – this was hot!

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There were two Salines in the Spa gardens. In the Past people used them to make salt.

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Today the people are not working here; they sit in front of the Salines and enjoy the healthy air. Of course we tried it out.

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We saw many colorful and really beautiful flowers!

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It was so hot today! So we made a rest in this pavilion.

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Bad Salzdetfurth is an old mining-town. Everywhere in the town you can find mining equipment.

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Mirembe is a really nice giraffe. – I am sure that we will have a lot of fun together.

Now we are waiting for Jujube – I really hope that he will arrive soon!
Liebe Grüße

Murph
HoBi


Posted Aug 29, 2011, 7:59 pm
Hello Rike,

Today a big envelope arrived. Maybe it was Jujube? The poor guy was on his way to me for 8 weeks now. We kept our fingers crossed.

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Of course we opened the envelope. And who came out of the envelope?...

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… Jujube! He made it!!!

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We were all very happy, and then he told us about his horrible time. He spent weeks in the customs.

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Of course he wanted to go out, after the long trip. He loves flowers. Mirembe and I went to the spa gardens on Friday – and we knew that there were a lot of nice flowers. So we all went to the gardens.

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I didn’t see this owl on Friday – she is beautiful, isn’t it?

Then we found a cozy place in a tree – can you find me?

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I relaxed and had a look at Jujube. He jumped from one flower to the other and looked so happy!

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We tried to follow him…

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…but then we decided to search a nice place and wait for him.

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Suddenly Jujube called us. He loved this lower – and it was really pretty. So I wanted my own photo, too.

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Finally we all sat together in the Pavilion and talked a lot!

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I really hope that Jujube will relax soon – and that he will love his stay with me.

Bye

Murph
HoBi


Posted Sep 6, 2011, 8:28 pm
Hi Rike,

today we went to Lamspinge. There is a big park with a nice playground.

Here you can see the Abbey, where the park belongs to.

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In this park the Lamme starts – the little river, that flows through Bad Salzdetfurth. 

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There was a big roll on the playground. Unfortunately it is full of graffiti.

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But there was a wonderful slide.

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We wanted to use the seesaw, but Jujube was too big, so it didn't work.

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The ride on the ropeway was so funny.

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Then we had a rest on this roll.

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At the end we found this beautiful water wheel.

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We had so much fun.

Many greetings
Murph
HoBi


Posted Sep 17, 2011, 9:04 pm
Hi Rike,

Today we drove to Hildesheim and visited the rosarium there. In front of the rosarium we found these two palm trees – it was like being on holiday.

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This is the entrance to the Magdalenengarten.

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Of course we found many beautiful flowers.

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And there was a wonderful sundial.

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We took a rest and enjoyed the sunshine.

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I loved this rose most.

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Now I wanted to show you a photo of the whole garden.

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There were many statues.

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This pavilion is in the middle of the park.

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Hildesheim is the rose–town. This flower is named after Hildesheim.

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At the entrance there was a funny collection box. Bine tried to put me into it, but fortunately I was too big.  

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What a beautiful garden!

Many greetings

Murph
HoBi


Posted Sep 22, 2011, 8:54 pm
Hello Rike,

Today I went to Hildesheim with Jujube and Mirembe. I wanted to show them my most loved places there.

This is a beautiful street with many frame houses.

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This wonderful fountain is a memory for a Jewish synagogue.

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There are nice paintings on this house.

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I think that this statue is really cool.

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Can you see, what is there in front of her feet?

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On our way back we passed a field full of flowers. HoBi had to stop, because we wanted to make photos with the flowers.

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As a nice last photo I chose this beautiful sunflower.

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Many greetings
Murph
HoBi


Posted Sep 27, 2011, 8:59 pm
Hi Rike,

Today it is my BIRTHDAY. I reveived a nice card from my best friend Dicker Kumpel.

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I showed the card to Mirembe and Jujube.

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Then Jujube and Mirembe sang for me.

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I blew out the candles.

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I got a gift!

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Of course I unwrapped it – and I loved my new game!

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After it we had coffee and a cake.

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Then we played ‚hit the pot‘. It was so funny!

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First I went into the wrong direction.

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But then I found the pot.

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I won sweets!!!

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What a wonderful birthday!

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Many greetings
Murph
HoBi


Posted Oct 4, 2011, 7:53 pm
Hello Rike,

Yesterday I showed the Lavespfad to Mirembe and Jujube.

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First we went along this wonderful Lake.

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This house was really beautiful.

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Then we saw old houses of fishermen.

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We went into the forest and found an old teahouse.

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We had to go upstairs. It was exhausting.

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At the End of the stairs we found this:

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A pyramid – in the middle of Germany – in the middle of a forest – it was great!

Today Jujube wanted to travel to the next host. We searched a nice postcard for her.

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Then we said good-bye to Jujube…

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…and she jumped into her envelope.

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Have a good and safe trip Jujube.

Many greetings

Murph
HoBi


Posted Oct 9, 2011, 10:34 pm
Hi Rike, 

tomorrow Mirembe will travel to Essen.

But today we wanted to go into the forest with. We wanted to search mushrooms.

Then this happened! The sky was very dark – it looked like some rain soon.

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But we really wanted to go into the forest. We asked Bine, if she would allow us to go. She thought about it – then she had the great idea! Bine had rain capes for us.

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So we were able to start!

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And we found wonderful mushrooms. A beefsteak fungus.

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and a famous  Maitake – Hen oft he woods

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Here we had a short rest.

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We found this wonderful red mushroom. Wasn't it beautiful? It was a Conical wax cap.

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On the way home we had sunshine....

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At home we searched for a nice postcard for Mirembe.

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Then I said goodbye to Mirembe.

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And she jumped into her envelope.

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Have a safe trip – Mirembe!

Love
Murph
HoBi


Posted Oct 23, 2011, 5:44 pm
Hello Rike,

it was a wonderful fall day today. So I went into the forest. Wasn't it beautiful?

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Of course I searched for mushrooms – and I found these wonderful earthstars.

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And I found my dinner – an bay bolete.

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This fly agaric was surely not something to eat.

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At some places it was really cold.

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On my way back I found this wonderful old bridge.

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There were this sign – world heritage site.  :D

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It was a great walk in the forest.

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many greetings

Murph
HoBi


Posted Nov 2, 2011, 7:55 pm
Hello Rike,

This weekend I made an excursion and met some friends. We wanted to find mushrooms.

This was our hotel.

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There were some beautiful things in front of the hotel.  I wanted to take this house with me, because I wanted to live in it. But it was too big for Bine’s car.

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I never saw a funny automat like this before.

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The garden was very beautiful.

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I had a good breakfast.

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Then we started to search mushrooms. My friends were so busy!

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I started the day – having a look around.

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But of course I found some mushrooms.

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My friends at work…

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At this point we started our way onto the Dune.

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Here I am on the top. Can you see me?

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Then I went to the Elbe River.

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And I found mussels!

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It was a wonderful weekend in a beautiful region of Germany.

Many greetings

Murph
HoBi


Posted Nov 6, 2011, 10:47 am
Hello Rike,

today 2 TVs arrived.

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First I opened the first envelope.

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It was Snakey.

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Then Snakey and I opened the second envelope and looked into it.

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A blue bird came out o fit – it was Buzz.

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Buzz brought something with him.

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A wonderful postcard from Gizalba and some gifts.

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Buzz and I unwrapped the gift.

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Then we showed the gift and the sweets to HoBi und Snakey.

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Thanks a lot  Gizalba!

Greetings

Murph
HoBi


Posted Nov 6, 2011, 12:22 pm
Hello friends,

It is RikeH’s birthday today. Buzz, Snakey and I created a card for her.  First we decided which theme we wanted to have.

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Difficult! I loved the mice most. 

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Buzz and Snakey wanted the hippo.

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Okay, RikeH loves hippos. So we took the hippo.

We started.

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I took the glue.

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Buzz and Snakey pressed the paper.

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The card was finished.

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I signed the card.

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And now we all are singing for RikeH:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LIEBE RIKE, HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR YOU!!!

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Have a wonderful birthday!

Murph
HoBi


Posted Nov 10, 2011, 9:00 pm
Hi Rike,

today I went into a great forest with Buzz and Snakey. There were old trees and wonderful rocks.

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I found this rare mushroom.

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Can you see these beautiful rocks?

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And the wonderful old trees.

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We climbed up the rock. What a nice forest!

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There was a look-out in the forest.

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We thought about climbing up the tower.

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And decided to go – we wanted to see the surrounding from the tower.

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The view was brilliant!

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There was a little church.

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We felt like being in a big castle.

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It was a wonderful trip!

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Many greetings
Murph
HoBi


Posted Nov 15, 2011, 8:01 pm
Hello friends,

Today I showed my guests Bad Salzdetfurth. It is an old mining city.  Here you see a photo of the emblem.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2011a/murph/IMG_0449.jpg

This is a museum with many old machines of the mining time.

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http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2011a/murph/IMG_0461.jpg

Can you see us?

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I love this Summstein . If you should stand in the Stone and hum, your Body tingle.  Of course we tried it out.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2011a/murph/IMG_0475.jpg

Then we drove to this funny sculpture. Do you know these two guys?

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2011a/murph/IMG_0438.jpg

They are Max and Moritz.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2011a/murph/IMG_0441.jpg

Wilhelm Busch wrote about their story in a book. He lived here.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2011a/murph/IMG_0447.jpg

Many greetings

Murph
HoBi


Posted Nov 20, 2011, 6:10 pm
Hello Rike,

Today we made a trip to the wisent park in Springe. We saw a lot of animals there.

First we saw these beautiful birds.

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They were almost as beautiful as Buzz.

This is a hotel for bugs.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2011a/murph/IMG_0490.jpg

We met moose…

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http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2011a/murph/IMG_0499.jpg

… and many deer.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2011a/murph/IMG_0509.jpg

These lazy animals gave the name for the park. (No - not the nice ones in the front - look behind us!)

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2011a/murph/IMG_0511.jpg

More beautiful animals!

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2011a/murph/IMG_0514.jpg

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2011a/murph/IMG_0518.jpg

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http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2011a/murph/IMG_0542.jpg

It was a great trip.

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Yours
Murph
HoBi


Posted Dec 2, 2011, 7:58 pm
Hello Rike,

It was cold and windy today, but we wanted to make a nice trip to Alfeld.

In Alfeld everything is decorated for Christmas.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2011a/murph/IMG_0553.jpg

I would love to see this old tower in the summertime – I think that it will be more beautiful then.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2011a/murph/IMG_0557.jpg

On the marketplace there is a funny monument.

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And a beautiful fountain.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2011a/murph/IMG_0570.jpg

The marketstreet and the townhall.

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What a shock! I thought that the church burned.

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Luckily it was only smoke from a factory behind the church.

I found this wonderful houw – the old Latin School.

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Near to it there was another statue.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2011a/murph/IMG_0591.jpg

On our way back we saw this big angel. I wanted a photo with it.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2011a/murph/IMG_0596.jpg

At home we we lightened the first candle of the Advent wreath.

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We were not able to celebrate the first Advent for a long time. Buzz will travel to his next host tomorrow  – fam-united is waiting for him.

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He climbed into his envelope.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2011a/murph/IMG_0608.jpg

Have a good trip, Buzz.

Many greetings
Murph
HoBi


Posted Dec 7, 2011, 6:54 pm
Hello Rike,

today I show you our Advent Calender. Yes – it is right – we have our own calender for TVs.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Advent%202011/DSCN6039.jpg

I found the number one – what will be in there?

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I was too small, but Snakey helped me.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Advent%202011/DSCN6044.jpg

What is it?

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Advent%202011/DSCN6046.jpg

So many sweets.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Advent%202011/DSCN6047.jpg

We all searched for the number 4.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Advent%202011/DSCN6064.jpg

Stoker found it.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Advent%202011/DSCN6068.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Advent%202011/DSCN6073.jpg

What a wonderful  Advent Calender.

Many greetings
Murph
HoBi


Posted Dec 15, 2011, 10:25 pm
Hallo Rike,

today I was allowed to open a gift out of the Advent Calendar.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Winterpilze%20Dez%202011/DSCN6085.jpg

Today we went into the forest. We searched Mushrooms. First we found a lilac mushroom.

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This one was eatable.
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The mushroom was a wood blewit.

We loved this too, it is called hair ice.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Winterpilze%20Dez%202011/IMG_0629.jpg

Unfortunately these mushrooms were frozen.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Winterpilze%20Dez%202011/IMG_0636.jpg

Oyster mushroom, really yummy!

This big mushroom is eatable, too.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Winterpilze%20Dez%202011/IMG_0639.jpg

This is a trooping funnel mushroom. Sadly it was too big for our basket.

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There were many of these mushrooms.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Winterpilze%20Dez%202011/IMG_0646.jpg

We searched for these mushrooms, but they were too small.

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Their name is velvet foot. We found bigger ones.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Winterpilze%20Dez%202011/IMG_0652.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Winterpilze%20Dez%202011/IMG_0655.jpg

Then we went home with our full basket.

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At home we said good-bye Snakey.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Winterpilze%20Dez%202011/DSCN6090.jpg

Snakey will travel to his next host.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Winterpilze%20Dez%202011/DSCN6093.jpg

What a wonderful day in the forest.

Many greetings

Murph
HoBi


Posted Dec 22, 2011, 9:04 pm
Hello Rike,

Have a look, what Bine and Holgi brought home from their shopping trip.

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A „root of rutabaga“! We had  „Schlunse“ today.  First we had to cut it into small pieces.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Steckrueben%20Dez%202011/IMG_0670.jpg

Then it was ready in the pot.

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We put meat and potatoes into the pot – and it had to cook for a long time.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Steckrueben%20Dez%202011/IMG_0683.jpg

I mashed it.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Steckrueben%20Dez%202011/IMG_0685.jpg

Stoker und Orpheus cut the sausages for the stew. It was delicious.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Steckrueben%20Dez%202011/IMG_0697.jpg

Many greetings

Murph
HoBi


Posted Dec 24, 2011, 11:48 am
Hello Rike,

Today we made a trip to Seesen. First we saw this funny sign. I wanted a photo. Can you see me?

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Seesen%20Dez%202011/IMG_0698.jpg

This house was so beautiful!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Seesen%20Dez%202011/IMG_0702.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Seesen%20Dez%202011/IMG_0703.jpg

Next to the sights in Seesen there are always windows to sit in.

Here you can see the museum.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Seesen%20Dez%202011/IMG_0713.jpg

We went to a playground. What a great seesaw!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Seesen%20Dez%202011/IMG_0716.jpg

Next to the playground there was a lake with a lot of ducks. We talked with the ducks.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Seesen%20Dez%202011/IMG_0718.jpg

This statue shows Wilhelm Busch, a German poet.
http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Seesen%20Dez%202011/IMG_0704.jpg

He wrote the story of Max and Moritz. Do you know the story and the boys?

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Seesen%20Dez%202011/IMG_0709.jpg

And another window. You can see the Sehusa-Castle.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Seesen%20Dez%202011/IMG_0710.jpg

Then we drove some more kilometers and – look, what we found.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Seesen%20Dez%202011/IMG_0730.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Seesen%20Dez%202011/IMG_0733.jpg

Hello Dicker Kumpel! I received your card from Madeira! Thank you!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Seesen%20Dez%202011/IMG_0736.jpg

I was very glad and showed it to the others.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Seesen%20Dez%202011/IMG_0737.jpg

I will go on holidays with my friends now – we won’t have internet there – but I will tell you more, when I am back.

Merry Christmas to you!

Murph
HoBi


Posted Jan 1, 2012, 2:36 pm
Hello Rike, hello Dicker Kumpel,

When we arrived, we saw that we had a Christmas Tree in our holiday flat.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Weihnachten2011/IMG_0743.jpg

How excitiing. We received a big parcel for Christmas. It was from Hummel and you. What will be in it?

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Weihnachten2011/IMG_0740.jpg

We had a look.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Weihnachten2011/IMG_0742.jpg

Two presents and a card for me!

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http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Weihnachten2011/IMG_0767.jpg
http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Weihnachten2011/IMG_0770.jpg
http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Weihnachten2011/IMG_0773.jpg

I really loved the mushroom!

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http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Weihnachten2011/IMG_0780.jpg

Thanks Rike and Dicker Kumpel!

We found another nice thing in the Parcel. It was a big candleholder for Bine and Holgi. We decorated it for Christmas. It was wonderful!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Weihnachten2011/IMG_0786.jpg
http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Weihnachten2011/IMG_0787.jpg

We received a lot of sweets. Thanks Hummel!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Weihnachten2011/IMG_0789.jpg

A nice surprise and a great Christmas Eve.

Many greetings
Murph
HoBi


Posted Jan 2, 2012, 8:37 pm
Hello Rike,

today we visited Hann.Münden. There was a wonderful town hall.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Weihnachten2011/HannMuenden2011/IMG_0798.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Weihnachten2011/HannMuenden2011/IMG_0795.jpg

This was the Weserstein.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Weihnachten2011/HannMuenden2011/IMG_0802.jpg

This is the place where the Rivers Werra and Fulda meet to form the River Weser.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Weihnachten2011/HannMuenden2011/IMG_0810.jpg

A wonderful bridge over the Fulda.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Weihnachten2011/HannMuenden2011/IMG_0811.jpg

Hann.Münden has a lot of beautiful half-timbered houses.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Weihnachten2011/HannMuenden2011/IMG_0816.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Weihnachten2011/HannMuenden2011/IMG_0826.jpg

I really loved the old town gate.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Weihnachten2011/HannMuenden2011/IMG_0817.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Weihnachten2011/HannMuenden2011/IMG_0820.jpg

We took a photo of the Castle from this nice bridge.

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http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Weihnachten2011/HannMuenden2011/IMG_0832.jpg

I really loved this old Town.

Love   
Murph
HoBi


Posted Jan 5, 2012, 8:30 pm
Hello Rike,

Today we went to Kassel.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Weihnachten2011/HannMuenden2011/Kassel2011/IMG_0873.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Weihnachten2011/HannMuenden2011/Kassel2011/IMG_0834.jpg

There were wonderful orchids in the greenhouse.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Weihnachten2011/HannMuenden2011/Kassel2011/IMG_0837.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Weihnachten2011/HannMuenden2011/Kassel2011/IMG_0843.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Weihnachten2011/HannMuenden2011/Kassel2011/IMG_0845.jpg

We made a rest at this small fountain.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Weihnachten2011/HannMuenden2011/Kassel2011/IMG_0854.jpg

Then we walked through the wonderful palace garden.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Weihnachten2011/HannMuenden2011/Kassel2011/IMG_0855.jpg

An old aqueduct.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Weihnachten2011/HannMuenden2011/Kassel2011/IMG_0857.jpg

I didn’t know, what this pyramid is for.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Weihnachten2011/HannMuenden2011/Kassel2011/IMG_0871.jpg

The bridge of devils.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Weihnachten2011/HannMuenden2011/Kassel2011/IMG_0861.jpg

Look at this wonderful palace!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Weihnachten2011/HannMuenden2011/Kassel2011/IMG_0867.jpg

Stoker loved it – he wanted to live in it.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Weihnachten2011/HannMuenden2011/Kassel2011/IMG_0865.jpg

This would be a wonderful home for him, but unfortunately Bine had not enough money to buy it.

Many Greetings
Murph 

HoBi


Posted Jan 5, 2012, 8:31 pm
Hello Rike,

Today we wanted to visit the Sababurg.  Unfortunately it was closed.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Weihnachten2011/HannMuenden2011/Kassel2011/Sababurg2011/IMG_0875.jpg

We decided to go to the jungle Sababurg.

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At the beginning we found this cabin.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Weihnachten2011/HannMuenden2011/Kassel2011/Sababurg2011/IMG_0885.jpg

Let’s go.

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There were many wonderful tree-mushrooms.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Weihnachten2011/HannMuenden2011/Kassel2011/Sababurg2011/IMG_0890.jpg

Which roundtrip should we choose?

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Weihnachten2011/HannMuenden2011/Kassel2011/Sababurg2011/IMG_0891.jpg

The trees were very old.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Weihnachten2011/HannMuenden2011/Kassel2011/Sababurg2011/IMG_0895.jpg

We continued our walk.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Weihnachten2011/HannMuenden2011/Kassel2011/Sababurg2011/IMG_0897.jpg

What a pity, we had no basket with us, because we found these oyster mushrooms.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Weihnachten2011/HannMuenden2011/Kassel2011/Sababurg2011/IMG_0905.jpg

In this jungle all trees will stay at their places, when they fall – no ranger will come and tidy up.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Weihnachten2011/HannMuenden2011/Kassel2011/Sababurg2011/IMG_0909.jpg

What a wonderful forest!

Many greetings
Murph
HoBi


Posted Jan 9, 2012, 6:21 pm
Hello Rike,

Today we were in a baroque town . There was a ‘Invalidenhaus’. It was built for injured people during the World Wars.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Weihnachten2011/HannMuenden2011/Kassel2011/Sababurg2011/Bad%20Karlshafen2011/IMG_0911.jpg

At this little Tower you can see the water-levels of the River Weser.

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We all wanted a photo with this friendly man.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Weihnachten2011/HannMuenden2011/Kassel2011/Sababurg2011/Bad%20Karlshafen2011/IMG_0917.jpg

Here was something I know from Bad Salzdetfurth – a saline.

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You stand next to the saline and breeze the healthy air.

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To tell the truth – our saline at home is much better.

Our last photo in Bad Karlshafen – it is the town hall.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Weihnachten2011/HannMuenden2011/Kassel2011/Sababurg2011/Bad%20Karlshafen2011/IMG_0927.jpg

At home we had to say good-bye to Stoker. He takes part in the German RR. 

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Weihnachten2011/HannMuenden2011/Kassel2011/Sababurg2011/Bad%20Karlshafen2011/IMG_0931.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Weihnachten2011/HannMuenden2011/Kassel2011/Sababurg2011/Bad%20Karlshafen2011/IMG_0934.jpg

Have fun, my friend!

Many greetings
Murph
HoBi


Posted Jan 20, 2012, 4:06 pm
Hello Rike,
 
Today I showed Spencer und Orpheus the ‘Laves-Kulturpfad’ – a path of culture.

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The path started at the Derneburger Castle. It is really big.

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At a small river we saw this old weir. It belongs to an old mill.

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We walked over the Laves-Bridge and crossed the Nette – a small river in Lower Saxony.

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I wanted to show Orpheus many rare birds. But unfortunately the Pond was empty – there were no birds.

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Look – this house is in the water.

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There was a distillery in the next village.  The distillery produces the ‘Astenbecker Weizenkorn‘.

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Maybe I can try it in the next days?

Then we made a rest next to a big fishpond.

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Hello Stoker – my friend ! I made this photo for you! I am sure that you will love it. I will show you the mausoleum, when you will be back home.

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The last thing we found in the forest was an old Greek temple. It was used as a teahouse in the Past.

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Then we went back home – to our cosy warm chair.

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Love   
Murph
HoBi


Posted Jan 24, 2012, 7:57 pm
Hello Rike,

Today Orpheus and I showed Spencer the lovely town Seesen.

Although we have been some time ago, we found many new windows.

The cellar of the town hall

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They restore the St. Andreas-church at the moment.

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We found new photos of Max und Moritz. I love these funny guys.

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This old gate belongs to the ‚Koch’schen Hof’.

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Look – they were so colorful!
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This is the old middle-class house.

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Have a look at the trousers of Moritz!

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At the end of our trip we saw the town hall of Seesen.

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Many greetings
Murph
HoBi


Posted Feb 3, 2012, 9:10 am
Hi Rike,

Today it was Spencer’s last day with us.. The weather was horrible. It was cold Aand foggy. But we wanted to go outside. Can you see how cold it was?

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I am sure that this pavilion will be beautiful in the summer time.

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There were many wonderful scrubs.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Jan2012/Abschied%20Jan2012/IMG_1086.jpg

You know that Bad Salzdetfurth is an old mining town. The miners used these baskets to get the salt out of the mine.

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On this sign we read how they did it.

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This is the Lamme – a small river that flows through Bad Salzdetfurth. Can you remember it? I saw the spring in Lamspringe.

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Bad Salzdetfurth has a street of planets. All over the town there are all planets in the right dimension and distance to the sun. Here I sat under the sun.

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Later we found the Earth.

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At home it was time to say goodbye to Spencer.

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Have a safe trip, Spencer!

Love
Murph
HoBi


Posted Feb 6, 2012, 7:57 pm
Hi Rike,

Today SunnyHH arrived in Bad Salzdetfurth.

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Orpheus and I opened his envelope and he jumped out of it.

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SunnyHH showed his gifts for Hobi.

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I was so glad to have a TV of you as a guest. So I decided that we celebrate SunnyHH’s arrival.

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I mixed cocktails for us.

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Ready – look – the cocktail looked like the German Flag.

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We talked and drank….

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…and talked and drank….

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Oops, maybe we drank too much.  But the cocktail was yummy!

Many greetings
Murph
HoBi


Posted Feb 9, 2012, 7:27 pm
Hi Rike,

Today it was very cold and windy. But the sun was shining, so we made a trip to Alfeld.

Here you can see the town hall.

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There was a big sculpture on the market place.

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At the market place a little river started its way down the street.

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The little river started at this fountain.

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There is a funny bookcase in Alfeld. You can put your own book into it and take another one with you.

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I loved this house – it was the old grammar school.  There were so many carvings!

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This is the old bell from the church of Alfeld. Some years ago the church got a new bell.

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The last thing we saw was the planet-house. Unfortunately you cannot see it that good, but the carvings show all planets.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Feb2012/Alfeld%20Feb2012/IMG_1177.jpg

Then we all wanted to go home – it was so cold outside.

Many greetings
Murph
HoBi


Posted Feb 16, 2012, 5:39 pm
Hello Rike,

Today we wanted to drive to Wohldenberg to make a nice walk there. On our way we stopped at this very old tree.

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The tree is awesome, isn’t it?

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Our next stop was Sottrom. We wanted to have a photo with this funny guy.

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Here comes another photo – and yes, we were on the photo. Can you find three ToyVoyagers?

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There were many funny characters on this gate.

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We walked along this beautiful rock.

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I must come back in spring here. On the top I had a wonderful view to the Harz Mountains.

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There was a look-out – but it is closed during the winter time.

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The last place for today was the Abbey Wohldenberg.

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It was a wonderful trip, although it was very cold for us!

Love
Murph
HoBi


Posted Feb 22, 2012, 7:21 pm
Hi Rike,

Today I showed Hildesheim to SunnyHH and Orpheus. We started our walk next to the old Bernwardsmauer.

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You know my famous place of this statue.

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Hildesheim has a lot of big churches. Here you can see the Godehardikirche.

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The „Kehrwiederturm“  is the last existing tower of the town fortification.

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We went into the town center through this gate.

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We found this sign – it reminds of the old horse market in Hildesheim

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This guy is funny – but a little spooky. It is the “Huckup”. The Huckup is a kobold, who jumps onto the back of a thief to remember him that he is not allowed to steal something.

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The marketplace of Hildesheim is very famous. First of all I show you the town hall.

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There was another beautiful house: the Wedekindhaus

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On the right side you see the Knochenhaueramtshaus, on the left side is the the Bäckeramtshaus.

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I had to show you the next house – it is called Zuckerhut!  I know the Zuckerhut.  :D

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This Zuckerhut would be too small for me.

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The last thing I found was this fountain. It is in front of a church. I cannot remember the words of this man.

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Hildesheim is a beautiful town. We wanted to make more photos, but the weather was too bad.

Many greetings
Murph
HoBi


Posted Feb 29, 2012, 6:49 pm
Hello Rike, 

today we went to the  Wildgatter in Hildesheim.

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At the entrance I found this beautiful wooden sculpture.

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The first animals I saw were red deer and goats.

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I absolutely wanted to have a photo with this funny guy.

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But there were living animals, too.

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Unfortunately these mushrooms were not for the pan.

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Before we went home, I visited the information centre of the Wildgatter and learnt a lot about the animals in Germany.

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Love
Murph
HoBi


Posted Mar 4, 2012, 12:58 pm
Hi Rike,

It was the last day of SunnyHH’s visit – and I wanted to show him some mushrooms before he leave.

First we went to my famous mushrooms in this time.  Weren’t they beautiful?  They are called scarlet elf cup and they are very rare in Germany.

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Oops – we had a problem. Where should we go – the whole path was icy!

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Fortunately I knew another way. So we went to our next mushroom. It was very small!
Can you see the small black point? It was the hairy black cup.

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We were happy to find flowers – maybe the spring is coming now?

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I am sure that most people know the next mushroom.  You certainly ate it in a Chinese Restaurant. It is called jelly ear or Mu-Err.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Feb2012/Abschied%20Feb%202012/IMG_1334.jpg

The last mushroom is rare in Germany again – it is the spring hazelcup.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Feb2012/Abschied%20Feb%202012/IMG_1344.jpg

At home we had to say goodbye to SunnyHH. He travels to his next host on the German RR.

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I wish you a lot of fun – SunnyHH!

Many greetings
Murph
HoBi


Posted Mar 9, 2012, 9:44 am
Hello Rike,

A new guest from the German RR arrived today. Orpheus and I helped him out of his envelope. It was Bärndt, a small bear.

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We showed Bärndt Bad Salzdetfurth.  First we went to our famous place – it was so much fun sitting in the Summstein.

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I found wonderful flowers. Soon it will be very colorful here – with a lot of flowers! I am looking forward to it.

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There are many old machines from the mining time.

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Bärndt walked around and looked at all the interesting things. Orpheus and I decided to relax in the sun and talk.

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The last place was the train station of Bad Salzdetfurth. I have no idea why it is called Kulturbahnhof.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Maerz%202012/IMG_1402.jpg

Many greetings
Murph
HoBi


Posted Mar 17, 2012, 1:21 pm
Hi Rike,

Today we went into the forest and searched bear’s garlic.

On our way we saw the holy spring. The water here should help against illnesses.

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People found 5000 years old sacrificial offerings next to the „ Appenteichquellen“. Today people sacrifice things on the small altar next to the springs.

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Don’t worry, Rike! I wasn’t sacrificed.

Here you can see another photo of the spring.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Maerz%202012/Winzenburg%20Mae%202012/IMG_1359.jpg

Next to it, there were many old trees in the forest. I didn’t found mushrooms on the trees.

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On our way to the ear’s garlic we found these beautiful flowers. They were spring snowflakes.

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The bear’s garlic was too small for collecting. But soon we will eat it.

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Then we climbed up a mountain. This is the ruin of the Winzenburg.

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In the Past donkeys carried water from the spring to the top of the mountain, because the people in the Castle needed it. The poor donkeys – the way was really steep.

Many greetings
Murph
HoBi


Posted Mar 21, 2012, 6:49 pm
Hi Rike,

Today Orpheus and I wanted to show the Laves-Path to Bärndt. On our way to Derneburg we saw an old wind wheel.  It belonged to a mill in the Past.

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We had to stop at this gate and make photos. It was so beautiful.

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Can you see me on the anchor?

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There was a Treasure map. I would love to search a treasure.

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Oh,Oh,hopefully he won’t hit me!

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We continued our way to the Lavespath in Derneburg. There was the Castle of Derneburg.  It was really gigantic.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Maerz%202012/Derneburg%20Mae%202012/IMG_1423.jpg

I found another flower of the spring for you: the commun butterbur.

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Can you remember this lake? The last time we were here, it was empty.  But today it was full of water – but there were no birds again.

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What is the right way to the Mausoleum? I had a look at the map.

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There it was. Today Orpheus and I were brave – and we went to the entrance. It was a little spooky! There was cold air coming out of the Mausoleum and we saw the coffins in it.

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We saw another castle on our way back home, but unfortunately we were not allowed to went closer to it.  The Castle Söder is in private hands.

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What a wonderful day!

Many greetings
Murph
HoBi


Posted Mar 25, 2012, 10:58 am
Hello Rike,

Today was my last day with my good friend Orpheus. In the morning we went into the forest and searched mushrooms and flowers.

The spring is coming! There were many blooming flowers in the forest. These small flowers didn’t bloom last week – they are kidneyworts.

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Daphne mezereum is a wonderful shrub, but very poisonous.

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These mushrooms are eatable. We didn’t find the English names – but the Latin name is Gyromitra ancilis.

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You know the next flower, I think. It helps with cough: it is a Coltsfoot.

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These small mushrooms grow on the cones of the spruce. So their name is sprucecone caps and they are eatable, too.

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The last thing that I showed Orpheus was the early purple orchis. Unfortunately it didn’t bloom now.
These flowers are beautiful. Maybe Orpheus will come back in one year and I can show him wild orchids.

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At home we had a look at all our adventures; we experienced so many things together. We even went on holiday!

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We searched mushrooms together.

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And there were some adventures.

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In the evening we had a farewell-party. Orpheus was allowed to decide what we drink. Guess what color he chose?

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We talked for a long time.

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But then it was time to say goodbye to Orpheus.

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Hopefully Orpheus will come back some day and visit me again. He will ask his Dad. We became so close friends over the last months. I will miss him. But this is the life as a TV – or a TV-Host.

Orpheus – I wish you a fast and safe journey and a lot of fun with your next host!

Love
Murph
HoBi


Posted Mar 31, 2012, 2:15 pm
Hello Rike,

Today I was in the Haseder Busch again. Everywhere the flowers were blooming. It is so colorful – the spring started!

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I took a lot of photos of the spring flowers.  It is not easy to find the yellow star of Bethlehem.

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There were flowers with green blossoms – the green hellebore. Can you see it?

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These were yellow wood anemones.

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Rike, can you tell me, what the two toads were doing there? It looked funny.

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These flowers (Hollowroot-birthwort) had a strange smell, but they were very beautiful.

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I loved the view of the forest from here!

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And here is another beautiful photo if the yellow star of Bethlehem.

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Beautiful  wood anemones.

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This river flows around the forest – it is called Innerste.

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I already showed this flower to you this year. It was really small then – do you remember the  commun butterbur?

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Of course I found a mushroom, too. It was the bleach cup. It smells like a swimming pool, to tell the truth – it stunk!

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You know this flower in lilac – here it was in white.

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I really love the spring time, when all the flowers start blooming.

Many greetings
Murph
HoBi


Posted Apr 7, 2012, 8:25 pm
Hallo Rike,

Today we went into the forest and searched bear’s garlic. Many flowers were blooming. I really loved these cowslips.

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The whole forest was full of bear’s garlic.

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We started to pick the bear’s garlic.

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Ui, it stunk!

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The next flowers smelt wonderful. They were sweet violets.

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Maybe you know this plant. In Germany people often use the baby’s breath for punch.

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I enjoyed the sunshine between the blossoms of the hawthorn.

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Then it was time to say good-bye to Bärndt.

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I wish him a wonderful time in Hessen. Have fun Bärndt!

Many greetings
Murph
HoBi


Posted Apr 8, 2012, 1:42 pm
Hello Rike,

HömpfMömpf arrived today.

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He brought an Easter Surprise for me. It was from my best friend Dicker Kumpel. We opened the gift right away.

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Thanks, Dicker Kumpel. I was happy to receive your Easter Wishes.

I know the forest where the Easter bunny is living. I went there with HömpfMömpf.

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There must be Easter eggs for us here. I am sure about it. Look, there were the first Easter Eggs!

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And there – can you see it – an Easter bunny!

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Much more!

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Everything was for me!

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On the tree was something – but how can I go there?

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I did it!

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This was exhausting – so we made a break before we went home with our baskets.

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So many sweets for us! I am really sure that it is the forest, where the Easter Bunny lives. I will go there next year again!

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I wish you, Dicker Kumpel and all the others a wonderful Easter time.

Love
Murph
HoBi


Posted Apr 20, 2012, 10:15 am
Hello Rike,

Today I went into the forest and searched yellow morels. I know a lot of places, where these mushrooms are. On my way to one of the places I enjoyed my life in the sunshine.

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I found mushrooms – but only anemone cups and other non eatable mushrooms.

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I didn’t show you this beautiful flower before. It was a spring vetch. It is really rare in Germany.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20April%202012/Lamspringe%20April%202012/IMG_1689.jpg

Then I arrived at the right place. There must be yellow morels somewhere.

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I searched under the leaves. The morels are really good in hiding.

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It’s a pity. There were no yellow murels here – maybe it was too cold.

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So I have to wait. But there were other beautiful flowers in the forest.

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At the end I show you a flower that I never saw before. I found it in the monastery garden. It was a marsh marigold. It was really beautiful!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20April%202012/Lamspringe%20April%202012/IMG_1699.jpg

I am looking forward to the next weekend – we will see each other again!

Many greetings
Murph
HoBi


Posted Apr 21, 2012, 5:00 pm
RikeH said:
Hi Fans,

great news – another Alien is in the house. He landed on the balcony of RikeH's Mum. Of course he came to visit me : Murph the best Alien on Earth.

There he is:

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We danced the Alien-Dance together:

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That was fun. After dancing we talked a lot. I told him about ToyVoyagers. He wants to be one – I offered him to stay here and have a lovely lazy life – just like I do it. But he wants to see more of the world. Well – have a good trip Tobbi.

Yours

Murph


Two years later we met again. Tobbi the second was lost – now he came back from China. But look, he grew a lot.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2011a/Murph1.jpg

Of course we wanted to do the Alien Dance again.

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Well – this part of the dance was easy!

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Now it was time for me to lift Tobbi. The first try was unsuccessful.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2011a/Murph4.jpg

But then I was a sportive Alien! Look! I did it!

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2011a/Murph5.jpg

Yours
Murph
HoBi


Posted Apr 23, 2012, 8:30 pm
Hi Rike,

I was so excited about the Alien Dance with Tobbi that I forgot to wrote this update of the morning before I came and visit you! So here it comes :

yours Murph
 

Hi Rike,  :D

It was a boring morning for Hömpfmömpf and me. Bine and Holgi had to work, so I decided to search a game for us.

This is the cupboard with the games,

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Which game should I choose?

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What is this? It looks interesting!

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Wow!!!

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It is an old treasure map. I think I know where the treasure is.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20April%202012/Schatzkarte/IMG_1753.jpg

I called HömpfMömpf and showed him the map.

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Hopefully we will start our trip soon. Where are Bine and Holgi? We have to show the map to Dicker Kumpel!

Until soon
Murph
HoBi


Posted Apr 26, 2012, 6:12 pm
Hello friends,
 
today we started. We wanted to find the treasure. I showed the treasure map to Dicker Kumpel and all the other TVs.

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We all were so excited and puzzled about the map.

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Where can the treasure be? Dicker Kumpel and I had a close look. We must find it.

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We made our plan. Then we started. At first we went outside. Great – I found the blue car.

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Where should we go next – we looked at the map.

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This should be the right direction. We continued our search.

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Then we met these friendly boys and asked for the way.

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They suggested to ask the bugs, because they fly and know the garden.

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We met the bugs, but they never saw the treasure. Maybe between the flowers?

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Unfortunately there was no treasure. But there on the wood was a chest. We had to go there.

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Uff, we did it – everybody was on the top. It really looks like a treasure chest!

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What will be in the chest? We were so curious! Will it be the treasure? Dicker Kumpel and I opened the chest.

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Wow, this was great – a lot of gold and jewelry! We found the treasure!

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We went back to the blue chair. All was for us!

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Look – this wonderful necklace – it is so beautiful. I want to have it. I look great with it, don’t you think so?

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20April%202012/Schatzsuche/IMG_1128.jpg

What an exciting day? Hopefully I will find more treasure maps at home. I will have a look.

Searching for a treasure is so much fun!

Many greetings
Murph
HoBi


Posted Apr 28, 2012, 6:50 pm
Hallo again,

Today Dicker Kumpel showed us Bad Oldesloe. I cannot remember if I already saw it before. It was a beautiful city with many small rivers.

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This was the fountain in front of the town hall.

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Isn’t it beautiful here?

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I forgot to ask Dicker Kumpel, what this funny sculpture shows.

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Then we found a water wheel.

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Unfortunately we didn’t have the time for wine tasting. What a pity!

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The church of Bad Oldesloe.

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There were some other old houses in the city.

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The last photo was a group photo with all of us.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20April%202012/Bad%20Oldesloe%20April%202012/IMG_1729.jpg

Love
Murph
HoBi


Posted May 2, 2012, 7:06 pm
Hello Rike,

Today it was the last day of HömpfMömpf here. We went into the forest and searched mushrooms.

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First we found Maiporlinge.

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Then I showed HömpfMömpf the wild arum. It is very poisonous.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20April%202012/Abschied%20HoeMoe/IMG_1798.jpg

The scaly polypore is eatable. But we didn’t search it.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20April%202012/Abschied%20HoeMoe/IMG_1800.jpg

There were wild orchids. Very beautiful flowers! I love it!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20April%202012/Abschied%20HoeMoe/IMG_1766.jpg

Later we found the mushrooms that we wanted to find – yellow morels. They are very rare and so yummy!

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At home it was time to say goodbye to HömpfMömpf.

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I hope that he will have a great time in Hessen!

Many greetings
Murph
HoBi


Posted May 6, 2012, 8:30 pm
Hello Rike,

I am waiting for Ceylon. Where is he?

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I planned such a great trip with him today. I went to the stairs so many times. It is the place for our mail.

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But the place was empty all day. So what should I do. I will do the trip later, when Ceylon will be here.

Today I went into the forest and search mushrooms.

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At the beginning I found brown cups. They were really big!

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Then I found flowers.

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This looks like the entrance to a fairy forest. I will have a look what I find behind it.

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Uiii, many wonderful mushrooms. You already know it. There are a lot of them this year.

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On this chestnut tree I found something really interesting!

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St. Georg’s mushrooms. Holgi and I took them with us – it will be our dinner. Very yummy!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Mai%202012/IMG_1816.jpg

I hope that Ceylon and I will make this planned trip next weekend. Keep your fingers crossed for us!

Love
Murph
HoBi


Posted May 9, 2012, 8:42 pm
Hello Rike,

Ceylon arrived today. I helped him out of his envelope.

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Ceylon brought a beautiful postcard and some sweets. Thanks ScillyHH!

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The weather was so nice that I showed Bad Salzdetfurth to Ceylon. Here you can see me in front of the emblem.

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Bad Salzdetfurth is a nice small town with a lot of timbered houses.

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There were two salines in the spa garden. The people produced salt here in the past.

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I love to to sit next to the salines and breath the healthy air.

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Bad Salzdetfurth is an old mining town. All over the town you find old machines for the salt production.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Mai%202012/Altstadt/IMG_1855.jpg

And now a hidden picture puzzle. Can you see me?

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We enjoyed the sunny weather next to this lake.

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This little river is called Lamme. It flows through the whole city. I will show its spring to Ceylon during his visit.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Mai%202012/Altstadt/IMG_1845.jpg

I found this wonderful flower for you.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Mai%202012/Altstadt/IMG_1875.jpg

Keep your fingers crossed for us that the weather will be fine this weekend. Then we can do our planned trip!

Love
Murph
HoBi


Posted May 15, 2012, 8:46 pm
Hello Dicker Kumpel,

I read your question – and of course I know the answer.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Mai%202012/Lichtenberg%20Mai%202012/IMG_1969.jpg

On our trip to Salzgitter-Lichtenberg I found the same mushroom. It is the scaly polypore. You can eat it if it is young. But to tell the truth – I never tried it.  :D

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It was really the same mushroom – your mushroom was older – so please don’t try it!  ;)

But now back to our excursion. We visited this old castle ruin.

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All visitors have to go through this gate.

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This was my first view of the castle. I wanted to have a closer look.

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There was an old catapult in front of the castle. It was gigantic! It must be fun playing with it.

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The outer walls were so big in the Past.

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These were the leftovers of an old house. The people had heating in that time – it was unbelievable.  The plate with the holes was the heating.

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We had a magnificent view from the tower. Unfortunately it was closes so we were not able to go on the top.

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I am not that small – but on these walls I felt small.

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With the help of this photo you can maybe imagine how thick the walls were.

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This was the garden of the castle.

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The Ruin Lichtenberg  was really great! I will come back some day – I hope.

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What a wonderful trip!
Many greetings from your best friend

Murph
HoBi


Posted May 26, 2012, 7:24 pm
Hello Rike,

Ceylon and I went into the forest today.

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Have you ever seen so many blooming bear’s garlics? It looked great.

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I showed Ceylon the St. Georg’s mushrooms. They are eatable.

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Then Ceylon met this friendly snail. He wanted to make a race with it. They started!

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I cheered for Ceylon! Next to me was the finish line. Have a look, who won.

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The snail recognized that Ceylon was faster. She didn’t want to lose – and went away. I was sad, becauseI  was sure that Ceylon would have been the winner!

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After this exhausting race we made a rest under this wild orchid.

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Later we found other mushrooms - dotted stem boletes. They are very delicious.

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These mushrooms were great. They get blue, when you cut them.

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It looks great!

Many greetings
Murph
HoBi


Posted May 28, 2012, 5:43 pm
Hello Rike,

Today we made a trip to Bad Gandersheim. . I have never been there before. There was a beautiful cathedral.

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We found this fountain on the Domplatz.

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On the marketplace there were many old houses.

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This beautiful door belongs to the museum of Bad Gandersheim. The weather was too nice to go into the museum.

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The water out of this fountain was very cold. But it was great, because the temperatures were very high.

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This is the old hospital.

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I found this special door of a small church. It is out of bronze.

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A last photo of the Dom.

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On our way back home we saw these funny chairs.

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I wanted a photo with the chair I loved most.

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I really liked this place!

Until soon
Murph
HoBi


Posted Jun 1, 2012, 7:52 pm
Hello Rike,

We made a wonderful trip today. You cannot imagine what I saw first. Have a look!

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Did you recognize it? It was an oil rig. I thought that I was dreaming. They had oil In the middle of lower Saxony in the Past.

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But there was still much more to see. I asked these two friendly men for the way to the Rhumequelle.

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And I found the spring. We walked around it.

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The color of the water was so great – I thought about being in holiday – maybe in the Caribbean.

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The Rhumequelle is one of the biggest springs in Europe. Can you imagine that: each German could get a bucket of water out of this spring each day.

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Many rare animals are living next to this spring.

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Ceylon and I took a rest and enjoyed the view to the water.

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I didn’t want to leave. The spring was so beautiful.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Mai%202012/Rhumspringe/IMG_2019.jpg

What an unbelievable color. Maybe I can show you the spring someday.

Love
Murph
HoBi


Posted Jun 4, 2012, 4:30 pm
Hello Rike,

Today we made our next excursion – this time we went to Thuringia. At this place was the border between West- and East-Germany.

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Because the people of East-Germany were not allowed to travel to the West-Germany, there was a Death Zone (Todesstreifen) at the border.  When the people from the East tried to flee, they were shot by the soldiers of East-Germany. It must have been a bad time!

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We went to the Kyffhäuser - Monument.  We were so disappointed, when we reached the parking-lot. They refurbish the monument at the moment.

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We decided to have a look at it and went to the castle. How will the monument look like, when it is ready? Maybe I will come here again, when the work is finished.

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We had a great view from here!

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This statue is very famous. He is Barbarossa. The statue was very big – and looked great!

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These nice lions guarded Barbarossa.

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Then we made a rest and enjoyed the sunshine.

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Have you ever seen something like this? It is petrified wood.

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This is the part of the old fortress.

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And another photo of the monument.

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We went back to our car through his gate.

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We passed this holy place – and rested in the shadow.

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What a wonderful day!

Many greetings
Murph
HoBi


Posted Jun 6, 2012, 6:51 pm
Hello Rike,

We went to the city Hameln today. Do you know the famous story about  „The Pied Piper of Hamelin“?

The first house has its name from the story – it is called the Rattenfängerhaus.

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There are many beautiful timbered houses in the city.

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I absolutely wanted to have a photo with this funny sculpture.

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Can you see the bells at this house?

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We saw the old city of Hameln as a miniature!

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Another beautiful timbered house!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Mai%202012/Hameln%20Mai%202012/IMG_2074.jpg

The River Weser flows through Hameln.

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On our way back to the car we saw this big church.

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Hameln is a wonderful city. We were not able to take photos of the statue of the Pied Pieper, because it was renovated… This seems to be typical for the last weeks.

Many greetings
Murph
HoBi


Posted Jun 12, 2012, 7:24 pm
Hello Rike,

After visiting Hameln we went to a wonderful park!

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At the entrance this Buddha welcomed us!

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This park is famous for the old rhododendrons.

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But there were many old trees, too.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Mai%202012/Ohrbergpark%20Mai%202012/IMG_2084.jpg

We had a wonderful view to the river Weser.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Mai%202012/Ohrbergpark%20Mai%202012/IMG_2087.jpg

I didn’t like this view that much. Can you see the nuclear power plant in the background?

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Mai%202012/Ohrbergpark%20Mai%202012/IMG_2089.jpg

There were many blooming scrubs at the moment.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Mai%202012/Ohrbergpark%20Mai%202012/IMG_2091.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Mai%202012/Ohrbergpark%20Mai%202012/IMG_2095.jpg

What do you think? It was a wonderful park!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Mai%202012/Ohrbergpark%20Mai%202012/IMG_2098.jpg

Many greetings
Murph
HoBi


Posted Jun 12, 2012, 7:26 pm
Hello Dicker Kumpel,

Ceylon went to his next host today, but I wanted to show him my famous gate! I think you already know this man.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juni%202012/Abschied%20Ceylon/IMG_1960.jpg

This woman was new. She remembered me to someone – can you imagine who it is?

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juni%202012/Abschied%20Ceylon/IMG_1957.jpg

I really like this Gate. But I don’t want to sit in front of it all the time. So I asked Bine and Holgi to visit the park some day. Luckily they agreed that we will visit in soon!

At home I hat to say goodbye to Ceylon.

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He had to leave the Big German RR – and will go to the USA now. Have a safe trip, dear Ceylon!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juni%202012/Abschied%20Ceylon/IMG_2148.jpg

Later I had a closer look at your travel log. Your holidays in Finland looked great. Surely I saw the photos with the mushrooms.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juni%202012/Abschied%20Ceylon/IMG_2167.jpg

Wow, I never saw these mushrooms – but I looked into my book about mushrooms.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juni%202012/Abschied%20Ceylon/IMG_2168.jpg

Their names are false morel or brain mushroom.  The Finnish people eat these mushrooms – in Germany people think that they are poisonous! This is strange!

Many greetings and until soon
Murph
HoBi


Posted Jun 16, 2012, 2:36 pm
Hello friends,

The European Championship of Soccer started yesterday. I have a schedule of it.

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Oh – amazing. Germany played today.

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We decorated the room – and a good friend of me arrived. The champagne was cold. Time to start!

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The first game was Denmark – Netherland. These teams will be the next opponents of Germany

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Everything was yummy- especially the Champagne. Denmark won!

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Then it was time for Germany! Can you see my flag?

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It was so thrilling!

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We won!

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Puh – this was exciting!

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Later I was really tired!  :D

Many greetings
Murph
HoBi


Posted Jun 23, 2012, 9:32 pm
Hello Rike,

I really wanted to search mushrooms with my friend Dicker Kumpel. We went to Mölln and met some of my  mushroom-friends.

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The weather was horrible. It rained all the day. But no problem for us – we went to the ‘Krebssee’ and searched for mushrooms.

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My friends didn’t have a problem with the weather.

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We decided to sit under the tree – and watch the others!

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We found one mushroom.

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But it stunk!!!

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In the afternoon we explored the terrain of Uhlenkolk. I never saw such a big Indian tent!

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What a wonderful barbecue place- Maybe we can have a big TV-meeting here?

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And I found this beautiful flower.

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I wanted to have a look into the tent, but it was closed.

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We examined the mushrooms in this house.

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Unfortunately we had bad weather and didn’t find so many mushrooms.

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But of course it was a great day with my best friend Dicker Kumpel!

Many greetings
Murph
HoBi


Posted Jun 30, 2012, 5:28 pm
Hello Rike,

Today I went into the forest with Maxi. We wanted to find mushrooms.

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And we found some – the grey spotted amanitas.

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Then we enjoyed the wonderful weather.

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The purple foxglove was so beautiful.

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I am sure that you know the next mushroom.

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On our way back we saw these bunnies – real nice guys!

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I love to spent some time on this bench.

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Next to the bench we found the wood cow wheat. It is very rare here.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juni%202012/Wald%20Juni%202012/IMG_2285.jpg

What a wonderful day in the forest.

Love
Murph
HoBi


Posted Jul 1, 2012, 8:22 pm
Hello Dicker Kumpel,

only a short message today. I had great mail today. First Mandy Sheep arrived. It is great – she visited you some years ago.

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And the the great surprise! I received mail from you. Unbelievable – a postcard from Finland arrived!

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I showed Maxi and MandySheep your card.

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We thought about the words on the card. But we all don’t know the language.  It's a mystery.  Can you help us?

Many greetings
Your friend  Murph




HoBi


Posted Jul 4, 2012, 6:41 pm
Hello Rike,

I showed Mandy Sheep and Murph the wonderful park of the abbey Lamspringe today. At the gate we saw the horse of lower Saxony.

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On this sign you can see the whole garden.

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This is the church of the abbey.

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And at this point the river starts,that flew through Bad Salzdetfurth. It is the Lamme.

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There was a lovely lake in the garden.

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This house is the mill of the abbey. They produced the flour for the abbey here in the past.

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Unfortunately I don’t know what this big roll was for.

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Isn’t this church beautiful and big?

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This ring is called Halseisen (iron collar). The people who did bad things had to wear it – and they were chained at the market place.

This would never happen to me!  :D

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It was a really wonderful park!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juli%202012/IMG_2384.jpg

Many greetings
Murph
HoBi


Posted Jul 11, 2012, 4:06 pm
Hello to all of you,

I am so excited. My best friend Dicker Kumpel will visit me tomorrow. Everything has to look great!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juli%202012/Party%20070712/IMG_2453.jpg

The table should look wonderful!

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http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juli%202012/Party%20070712/IMG_2455.jpg

And we need some glasses.

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http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juli%202012/Party%20070712/IMG_2458.jpg

Which cake should we bake? This one looks great!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juli%202012/Party%20070712/IMG_2441.jpg

First we have to crush the cookies.

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Puh – this was exhausting! We jumped and jumped…

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Dicker Kumpel wished to get strawberries.

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We put liquor onto the strawberries – yummy!

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Now we have to put it into the pan.

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Doesn’t the cake look beautiful?

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Dicker Kumpel can come now.

Kind regards
Murph
HoBi


Posted Jul 15, 2012, 10:18 am
Hello,

my best friend Dicker Kumpel visited me. He brought some gifts!

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Wasn’t that lolly great? It had the same colors as me! Let’s have a look what was in the other gift.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juli%202012/Party%20070712/IMG_2466.jpg

Wow more sweets.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juli%202012/Party%20070712/IMG_2467.jpg

Thanks Dicker Kumpel!

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A lot of other TVs came with Dicker Kumpel. We were 10 TVs – time for a party!

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http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juli%202012/Party%20070712/IMG_2473.jpg

Everybody got a drink! I chose a blue one this time – it is my favorite color!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juli%202012/Party%20070712/IMG_2475.jpg

Cheers!

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http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juli%202012/Party%20070712/IMG_2477.jpg

It was yummy.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juli%202012/Party%20070712/IMG_2481.jpg

Upps, already empty!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juli%202012/Party%20070712/IMG_2482.jpg

Then we tried the cake!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juli%202012/Party%20070712/IMG_2487.jpg

Puh, what a party!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juli%202012/Party%20070712/IMG_2488.jpg

Many greetings
Murph
HoBi


Posted Jul 19, 2012, 7:21 pm
Hallo Rike,

Today I showed my guests Bad Salzdetfurth. It is an old mining town. Here you see me in front of a mine.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juli%202012/Altstadt%20Juli%202012/IMG_2349.jpg

There is a path of the planets in the town. All planets are in the right dimension and distance to each other in the city. The big golden ball in front of the house is the sun.

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On the right side you cann see the Earth, on the left side you can see the moon. It is so small that you cannot see it on the photo.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juli%202012/Altstadt%20Juli%202012/IMG_2390.jpg

There were many old timbered houses.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juli%202012/Altstadt%20Juli%202012/IMG_2391.jpg

This was the way to the mining museum.

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On our way to it –we saw the emblem of Bad Salzdetfurth.

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There were some old machines in front of t museum.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juli%202012/Altstadt%20Juli%202012/IMG_2403.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juli%202012/Altstadt%20Juli%202012/IMG_2408.jpg

This is the  St.Geog-Kirche…

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juli%202012/Altstadt%20Juli%202012/IMG_2412.jpg

…and some flowers.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juli%202012/Altstadt%20Juli%202012/IMG_2417.jpg

And now I must have a look if there are news of my friend Dicker Kumpel - and the lovely bunny-lady Kleine Fee...

Many greeting
Murph
HoBi


Posted Jul 22, 2012, 7:33 pm
Hello Rike,

Today I visited a good friend of mine. I didn’t see him for 2 years.

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We had to talk about a lot of things!

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Then we went into the forest and searched mushrooms.

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We found the first mushrooms – but they were not eatable.

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This mushroom was killed by the biggest enemy of the mushrooms.

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Let’s see, maybe we will find the enemy.

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Hey – there is it. The snail is the biggest enemy of the mushrooms – and the mushroom-friends.

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The first chanterelles!

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We found many of it!

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Beautiful hats – aren’t they?

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Then we had to have a break.

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We found some king boletes.

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This mushroom is not eatable, but very beautiful.

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We heard a strange sound in the forest – it sounded like a steam train. In fact there was a small train. It went onto the Brocken Mountain.

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At the end we found the most beautiful mushrooms. We don’t find them very often.  Orange birch boletes  - so big!

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I couldn’t believe it!

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Then we went back to the car, because it started to rain!. I said goodbye to Fliegie.

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It was great to see Fliegie again!

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yours
Murph
HoBi


Posted Jul 25, 2012, 6:40 pm
Hello Rike,

Today I visited the Magdalenengarten in Hildesheim.

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You can meet this funny guy at the entrance; He collects donations for the garden.

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Normally there were many blooming roses in this garden. But many of them were destroyed by the heavy rain. Anyway we found some beautiful flowers.

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Look – a nice sundial.

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Later we had a break on this bench.

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Look – we found a small fountain in the pavilion.

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There were a lot of statues all over the park. I loved this one most.

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These blossoms belong to a special kind of the chestnut tree.

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My last photo of this wonderful garden.

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On our way back we stopped at the famous Michaelis-Church.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juli%202012/Hildesheim%20Juli%202012/IMG_2556.jpg

Many greetings
Murph
HoBi


Posted Jul 26, 2012, 7:50 pm
Hello Dicker Kumpel,

You had an exciting time. I had a close look at your meeting with Kleine Fee. What a beautiful lady!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juli%202012/Romantik%20Juli%202012/IMG_2565.jpg

I had to admit that I asked Holgi for help. As an alien I don’t know much about ladies from the planet Earth...

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Great – you gave her flowers! All women love it.  The picnic is a good idea, but...

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Holgi said that chocolates are a good gift for women, not burger...

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And the towel had to be in the bathroom or at the beach, but it is not good for a picnic. You should use a beautiful blanket.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juli%202012/Romantik%20Juli%202012/IMG_2579.jpg

Holgi told me that candles are always good – and don’t forget the Champagne.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juli%202012/Romantik%20Juli%202012/IMG_2574.jpg

And MY last tip: Later in the evening you can give one end of this snail to Kleine Fee –and you try the other end – you both nosh it – then eventually... maybe ...the first kiss....

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juli%202012/Romantik%20Juli%202012/IMG_2577.jpg

I will write my tips for you on this card!

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Now I put all in this envelope and I will send it to you!

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http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juli%202012/Romantik%20Juli%202012/IMG_2587.jpg

You both are such a beautiful couple!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juli%202012/Romantik%20Juli%202012/IMG_2570.jpg

I wish you all the best – and I am waiting for the next photos!

Kind regards

Your friend Murph
HoBi


Posted Jul 30, 2012, 8:40 pm
Hello Rike,

PinkyHH arrived today. The poor girl – she had to travel inside an envelope – and arrived in the hottest week of the year.

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Eventually she came out of the envelope.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Aug%202012/IMG_2608.jpg

We had a look at the things she brought with her.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Aug%202012/IMG_2609.jpg

A postcard and a lot of chocolate.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Aug%202012/IMG_2610.jpg

But look what happened to the chocolate. It melted.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Aug%202012/IMG_2613.jpg

I was so excited. It was time to give my living-room a new look and I will have a new television. The old one wasn’t that nice.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Aug%202012/IMG_2590.jpg

There were boxes all over the room

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Aug%202012/IMG_2589.jpg

Then we had to build up the new cupboard for the television.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Aug%202012/IMG_2591.jpg

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It was too hot for us TVs, so we searched a nice place and had a look at Holgi and Bine working on it.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Aug%202012/IMG_2602.jpg

Almost ready – only the television was missing.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Aug%202012/IMG_2601.jpg

Wow, this looked great!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Aug%202012/IMG_2679.jpg

I am not sure that we will do more trips in the future, but you will see it.

Many greetings
Murph
HoBi


Posted Aug 2, 2012, 9:21 pm
Hello Rike,

a new TV arrived. We helped him out of his envelope, because it was so hot!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Aug%202012/Wohldenberg%20Aug%202012/IMG_2614.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Aug%202012/Wohldenberg%20Aug%202012/IMG_2616.jpg

Aurelius showed the things he brought with him.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Aug%202012/Wohldenberg%20Aug%202012/IMG_2618.jpg

Can you see how hot it was? The chocolate melted.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Aug%202012/Wohldenberg%20Aug%202012/IMG_2626.jpg

I went into my famous forest.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Aug%202012/Wohldenberg%20Aug%202012/IMG_2646.jpg

Can you see these fantastic rocks – just like in old Karl-May-movies.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Aug%202012/Wohldenberg%20Aug%202012/IMG_2649.jpg

At least we found a tent!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Aug%202012/Wohldenberg%20Aug%202012/IMG_2652.jpg

From this point it looked really small.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Aug%202012/Wohldenberg%20Aug%202012/IMG_2658.jpg

There was a tower in the forest. But we didn’t climb on it, because it was a little foggy.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Aug%202012/Wohldenberg%20Aug%202012/IMG_2662.jpg

This herb garden was new – but unfortunately it was closed.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Aug%202012/Wohldenberg%20Aug%202012/IMG_2666.jpg
Then we found a really funny mushroom. It looked like a soccer-ball. And it is yummy. The name is giant puffball.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Aug%202012/Wohldenberg%20Aug%202012/IMG_2671.jpg

At the end we saw these beautiful cows.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Aug%202012/Wohldenberg%20Aug%202012/IMG_2678.jpg

Many greetings
Murph
HoBi


Posted Aug 2, 2012, 9:34 pm
Hello Rike,

Today was the last day of Mandy Sheep in Lower Saxony.

heute ist der letzte Tag von Mandy Sheep hier in Niedersachsen. We went into the forest and searched mushrooms.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juli%202012/Abschied%20Mandy%20Juli%202012/IMG_2437.jpg

At the beginning we found a lovely family of a really rare mushroom. Unfortunately we didn’t know the English name.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juli%202012/Abschied%20Mandy%20Juli%202012/IMG_2424.jpg

This small mushroom is eatable.

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Then we had a rest in the moor.

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And then this: a big king bolete. It was great!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juli%202012/Abschied%20Mandy%20Juli%202012/IMG_2434.jpg

Because it was so hot in the last day, we decided that Mandy Sheep should not take chocolate with her – Gummibärchen should be better.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juli%202012/Abschied%20Mandy%20Juli%202012/IMG_2630.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juli%202012/Abschied%20Mandy%20Juli%202012/IMG_2631.jpg

We had a nice time together.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juli%202012/Abschied%20Mandy%20Juli%202012/IMG_2633.jpg

I wish her a great time with Noisy!

yours
Murph
HoBi


Posted Aug 4, 2012, 8:25 pm
Hello,

Today we visited the Castle Salder in Salzgitter.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Aug%202012/Ruine%20Lichtenberg%20Aug%2012/Schloss%20Salder%20Aug%2012/IMG_2734.jpg

There was a beautiful lake in front of the Castle.

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There was a little train.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Aug%202012/Ruine%20Lichtenberg%20Aug%2012/Schloss%20Salder%20Aug%2012/IMG_2717.jpg

Can you see the man on the roof? Hopefully he won’t fall down.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Aug%202012/Ruine%20Lichtenberg%20Aug%2012/Schloss%20Salder%20Aug%2012/IMG_2718.jpg

We found a great mill in the garden.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Aug%202012/Ruine%20Lichtenberg%20Aug%2012/Schloss%20Salder%20Aug%2012/IMG_2739.jpg

Maybe this was Don Quijote? What do you think?

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Aug%202012/Ruine%20Lichtenberg%20Aug%2012/Schloss%20Salder%20Aug%2012/IMG_2721.jpg

This way looked thrilling. Where will it bring us to?

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Aug%202012/Ruine%20Lichtenberg%20Aug%2012/Schloss%20Salder%20Aug%2012/IMG_2731.jpg

Wow – I never saw such a big rhinoceros from the Ice Age.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Aug%202012/Ruine%20Lichtenberg%20Aug%2012/Schloss%20Salder%20Aug%2012/IMG_2725.jpg

There was a nice cabin for us. We wanted to stay there!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Aug%202012/Ruine%20Lichtenberg%20Aug%2012/Schloss%20Salder%20Aug%2012/IMG_2727.jpg

You won’t believe, who I met. A big and friendly mammoth.  Mabye it is Manni from the movie Ice Age?

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Aug%202012/Ruine%20Lichtenberg%20Aug%2012/Schloss%20Salder%20Aug%2012/IMG_2728.jpg

What an exciting trip!

Many greetings
Murph
HoBi


Posted Aug 5, 2012, 8:06 pm
Hello,

We visited a ruin today.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Aug%202012/Ruine%20Lichtenberg%20Aug%2012/IMG_2712.jpg

This catapult was really huge.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Aug%202012/Ruine%20Lichtenberg%20Aug%2012/IMG_2683.jpg

There was a big wall around the ruin.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Aug%202012/Ruine%20Lichtenberg%20Aug%2012/IMG_2703.jpg

This big gate was the only entrance to the Castle.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Aug%202012/Ruine%20Lichtenberg%20Aug%2012/IMG_2713.jpg

I learnt all about the tower on this sign.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Aug%202012/Ruine%20Lichtenberg%20Aug%2012/IMG_2692.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Aug%202012/Ruine%20Lichtenberg%20Aug%2012/IMG_2689.jpg

There was a nice view from the tower over the ruin.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Aug%202012/Ruine%20Lichtenberg%20Aug%2012/IMG_2693.jpg

You won’t believe it! The people had a heating in the past. The thing with the holes was the heating.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Aug%202012/Ruine%20Lichtenberg%20Aug%2012/IMG_2696.jpg

We had a great view from a big wall. What will be there?

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Aug%202012/Ruine%20Lichtenberg%20Aug%2012/IMG_2700.jpg

It was the garden of the Castle.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Aug%202012/Ruine%20Lichtenberg%20Aug%2012/IMG_2706.jpg

There were many different herbs in the garden.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Aug%202012/Ruine%20Lichtenberg%20Aug%2012/IMG_2707.jpg

This weekend I will go on holiday.  B)

Many greetings
Murph
HoBi


Posted Aug 8, 2012, 8:06 pm
Hello,

It was time for a big sight-seeing-tour. Although it was very hot, I want to show you some photos.

Do you know this city?

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Urlaub%20August%202012/IMG_2795.jpg

Maybe it is easier now?

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Urlaub%20August%202012/IMG_2831.jpg

Right – I have been in Dresden. And here are some photos of the ‘Zwinger’.

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http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Urlaub%20August%202012/IMG_2816.jpg

This is a famous Castle in Dresden.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Urlaub%20August%202012/IMG_2808.jpg

The well-known Semperoper.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Urlaub%20August%202012/IMG_2827.jpg

And there were flowers in Dresden!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Urlaub%20August%202012/IMG_2842.jpg

This was the „Stallhof“. Isn’t that a wonderful painting on the wall?

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Urlaub%20August%202012/IMG_2837.jpg

But I liked the back side, too.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Urlaub%20August%202012/IMG_2851.jpg

Finally I saw the very famous church: the ‚Frauenkirche‘.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Urlaub%20August%202012/IMG_2846.jpg

Dresden is a very beautiful city. But it was so hot. Hopefully it will cool down soon, we have so many things to do!

Tschüssi (all people here are saying this instead of bye)

Murph
HoBi


Posted Aug 12, 2012, 6:59 pm
Hello,

These are photos of the village where we are living at the moment. These are famous rocks! We see them every day. They are called „Schrammsteine“.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Urlaub%20August%202012/Bad%20Schandau%20Aug%202012/IMG_2905.jpg

There is a funny lift in Bad Schandau – its height is 50 meters.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Urlaub%20August%202012/Bad%20Schandau%20Aug%202012/IMG_2888.jpg

We had a stop at this fountain, because it was very hot again.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Urlaub%20August%202012/Bad%20Schandau%20Aug%202012/IMG_2860.jpg

This is the Elbe, a very big river in Germany.

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Then we went to the „Lichtenhainer Wasserfall“. It is only a small fall, it gets water every 30 minutes.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Urlaub%20August%202012/Bad%20Schandau%20Aug%202012/IMG_2868.jpg

On these two photos you can see the wonderful landscape here. It is called the „Sächsische Schweiz“ (Switzerland of Saxony) and I will show you a lot of more photos of it.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Urlaub%20August%202012/Bad%20Schandau%20Aug%202012/IMG_2884.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Urlaub%20August%202012/Bad%20Schandau%20Aug%202012/IMG_2871.jpg

Look at the sky – we had to hurry back home.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Urlaub%20August%202012/Bad%20Schandau%20Aug%202012/IMG_2877.jpg

Regards
Murph
HoBi


Posted Aug 12, 2012, 8:47 pm
Hello,

Today we visited a big and famous fortress.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Urlaub%20August%202012/Koenigstein%20Aug%202012/IMG_2911.jpg

The fortress Königstein was built in the Rock. It looks impressive.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Urlaub%20August%202012/Koenigstein%20Aug%202012/IMG_2915.jpg

I was so curious how the fortress looks like.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Urlaub%20August%202012/Koenigstein%20Aug%202012/IMG_2979.jpg

There were many cannons. Look – we tried to use it, but we were too small.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Urlaub%20August%202012/Koenigstein%20Aug%202012/IMG_2937.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Urlaub%20August%202012/Koenigstein%20Aug%202012/IMG_2939.jpg

We went all around the fortress.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Urlaub%20August%202012/Koenigstein%20Aug%202012/IMG_2945.jpg

This was great – these were the casemates.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Urlaub%20August%202012/Koenigstein%20Aug%202012/IMG_2941.jpg

I definitely wanted to have another photo with the cannon. There were so many of it around.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Urlaub%20August%202012/Koenigstein%20Aug%202012/IMG_2949.jpg

The fortress was really beautiful!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Urlaub%20August%202012/Koenigstein%20Aug%202012/IMG_2953.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Urlaub%20August%202012/Koenigstein%20Aug%202012/IMG_2968.jpg

This was a funny sign – maybe we will visit the museum in the next days.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Urlaub%20August%202012/Koenigstein%20Aug%202012/IMG_2981.jpg

Love
Murph
HoBi


Posted Aug 15, 2012, 8:56 pm
Hello Mum,

I found the Paradise for ToyVoyagers! Look!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Urlaub%20August%202012/Wehlen%20August%202012/IMG_2986.jpg

So many things are here! There were Castles and Rocks! And everything is in the right dimension for us!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Urlaub%20August%202012/Wehlen%20August%202012/IMG_2982.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Urlaub%20August%202012/Wehlen%20August%202012/IMG_2990.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Urlaub%20August%202012/Wehlen%20August%202012/IMG_2983.jpg

We can fly!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Urlaub%20August%202012/Wehlen%20August%202012/IMG_2984.jpg

These houses were perfect! Maybe we should move into it.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Urlaub%20August%202012/Wehlen%20August%202012/IMG_2991.jpg

We found trains!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Urlaub%20August%202012/Wehlen%20August%202012/IMG_3001.jpg

And enough storage for all our trains!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Urlaub%20August%202012/Wehlen%20August%202012/IMG_2985.jpg

We could use the lift to go onto the rock.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Urlaub%20August%202012/Wehlen%20August%202012/IMG_2992.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Urlaub%20August%202012/Wehlen%20August%202012/IMG_2994.jpg

Another great house – maybe we should take this?

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Urlaub%20August%202012/Wehlen%20August%202012/IMG_2996.jpg

There was enough work to do in this quarry, but we didn’t want to do it.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Urlaub%20August%202012/Wehlen%20August%202012/IMG_2993.jpg

A fountain and a river!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Urlaub%20August%202012/Wehlen%20August%202012/IMG_3002.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Urlaub%20August%202012/Wehlen%20August%202012/IMG_3004.jpg

I would love to play at this famous rock every day.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Urlaub%20August%202012/Wehlen%20August%202012/IMG_3009.jpg

Can you see it?  PinkyHH decided that this will be the best house for us.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Urlaub%20August%202012/Wehlen%20August%202012/IMG_3013.jpg

I think that I will stay here with my friends.

Many greetings
Murph
HoBi


Posted Aug 17, 2012, 6:14 pm
Hello friends,

It was an exciting day today. We took a trip by boat.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Urlaub%20August%202012/Rathen%20Aug%202012/IMG_3044.jpg

It was a paddle steamer – and it was already 116 years old.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Urlaub%20August%202012/Rathen%20Aug%202012/IMG_3045.jpg

Here you can see the paddle of the steamship! It looked great!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Urlaub%20August%202012/Rathen%20Aug%202012/IMG_3054.jpg

It was a really nice trip with the boat.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Urlaub%20August%202012/Rathen%20Aug%202012/IMG_3057.jpg

We had a wonderful view of the Rocks in the port of Rathen.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Urlaub%20August%202012/Rathen%20Aug%202012/IMG_3064.jpg

We definitely wanted to have a photo with this bear.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Urlaub%20August%202012/Rathen%20Aug%202012/IMG_3068.jpg

Then we went along this Lake. The rock that you see is called locomotive.  Can you see the loco?

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Urlaub%20August%202012/Rathen%20Aug%202012/IMG_3070.jpg

Then we walked a really famous Path. It is called ‘Schwedenlöcher’ (holes of Sweden): It looked exhausting. So many steps!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Urlaub%20August%202012/Rathen%20Aug%202012/IMG_3083.jpg

The way was really narrow. We crossed narrow holes in the rock – and went along nice cliffs.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Urlaub%20August%202012/Rathen%20Aug%202012/IMG_3086.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Urlaub%20August%202012/Rathen%20Aug%202012/IMG_3093.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Urlaub%20August%202012/Rathen%20Aug%202012/IMG_3095.jpg

Finally Sofia and I found a beautiful mushroom.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Urlaub%20August%202012/Rathen%20Aug%202012/IMG_3101.jpg

What a wonderful landscape.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Urlaub%20August%202012/Rathen%20Aug%202012/IMG_3098.jpg

But to tell the truth – I was so happy that Bine carried me.

Many greetings
Murph
HoBi


Posted Aug 18, 2012, 3:01 pm
hello Hello,

Again we took a nice trip through the wonderful region.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Urlaub%20August%202012/Hohnstein%20Aug%202012/IMG_3029.jpg

We went to the Castle ‚Burg Hohnstein‘.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Urlaub%20August%202012/Hohnstein%20Aug%202012/IMG_3021.jpg

In the Past criminals were bounded with these wooden chains – and then they were pilloried on the market place.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Urlaub%20August%202012/Hohnstein%20Aug%202012/IMG_3017.jpg

This was the viewing tower.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Urlaub%20August%202012/Hohnstein%20Aug%202012/IMG_3025.jpg

We went along this wonderful rock on our was to the „Hinterhermsdorf“ .

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Urlaub%20August%202012/Hohnstein%20Aug%202012/IMG_3040.jpg

There was a beautiful retaining lake in Hinterhermsdorf. But can you see it? Stairs again- so many steps!!!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Urlaub%20August%202012/Hohnstein%20Aug%202012/IMG_3117.jpg

But the way was worth it. Look at his wonderful forest.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Urlaub%20August%202012/Hohnstein%20Aug%202012/IMG_3119.jpg

The lake was inside a narrow gorge.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Urlaub%20August%202012/Hohnstein%20Aug%202012/IMG_3124.jpg

Small paths everywhere.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Urlaub%20August%202012/Hohnstein%20Aug%202012/IMG_3132.jpg

And the water was so bright – we were able to see the bottom of the lake.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Urlaub%20August%202012/Hohnstein%20Aug%202012/IMG_3128.jpg

Finally we found a delicious mushroom. Unfortunately we had no basket with us.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Urlaub%20August%202012/Hohnstein%20Aug%202012/IMG_3136.jpg

yours
Murph
HoBi


Posted Aug 23, 2012, 7:23 pm
Hello,

Today we visited the Castle Pillnitz.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Urlaub%20August%202012/Pillnitz%20Aug%202012/IMG_3141.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Urlaub%20August%202012/Pillnitz%20Aug%202012/IMG_3145.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Urlaub%20August%202012/Pillnitz%20Aug%202012/IMG_3157.jpg

A really big garden belongs to the Castle.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Urlaub%20August%202012/Pillnitz%20Aug%202012/IMG_3156.jpg

We found this house there – it was an „Orangery“.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Urlaub%20August%202012/Pillnitz%20Aug%202012/IMG_3167.jpg

Look what I found in front of the house. It was an orange, but unfortunately not mellow yet.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Urlaub%20August%202012/Pillnitz%20Aug%202012/IMG_3169.jpg

This was a very famous tree. It is a japanese chamellia and it is 230 years old.
The house behind the tree will protect it from the cold in the wintertime.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Urlaub%20August%202012/Pillnitz%20Aug%202012/IMG_3176.jpg

We saw a nice lake and a wonderful pavilion in the garden.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Urlaub%20August%202012/Pillnitz%20Aug%202012/IMG_3183.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Urlaub%20August%202012/Pillnitz%20Aug%202012/IMG_3188.jpg

It was a really beautiful castle.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Urlaub%20August%202012/Pillnitz%20Aug%202012/IMG_3152.jpg

From the terrace we saw a paddle steamer on the River Elbe.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Urlaub%20August%202012/Pillnitz%20Aug%202012/IMG_3200.jpg

Many greetings

Murph
HoBi


Posted Aug 25, 2012, 3:57 pm
Hello,

As a last trip in our holiday we climbed up a famous hill. And can you imagine what we saw? Yes, right, stairs again.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Urlaub%20August%202012/Pfaffenstein%20Aug%202012/IMG_3226.jpg

The rocks here were really impressive.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Urlaub%20August%202012/Pfaffenstein%20Aug%202012/IMG_3228.jpg

We had to continue our walk.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Urlaub%20August%202012/Pfaffenstein%20Aug%202012/IMG_3223.jpg

Then we nearly finished it. It was not a long distance to the viewing tower.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Urlaub%20August%202012/Pfaffenstein%20Aug%202012/IMG_3216.jpg

Have you ever seen a tree, growing on a rock like this one?

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Urlaub%20August%202012/Pfaffenstein%20Aug%202012/IMG_3221.jpg

The last part of our way was narrow again – and had steps…

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Urlaub%20August%202012/Pfaffenstein%20Aug%202012/IMG_3214.jpg

We reached our goal - this is the famous cliff – called Barbarine.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Urlaub%20August%202012/Pfaffenstein%20Aug%202012/IMG_3209.jpg

After the long walk we took a rest.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Urlaub%20August%202012/Pfaffenstein%20Aug%202012/IMG_3232.jpg

Later – back on the parking lot we saw the fortress Königstein. I have been there – can you remember it?

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Urlaub%20August%202012/Pfaffenstein%20Aug%202012/IMG_3236.jpg

Unfortunately this was our last trip in the holiday. Tomorrow we will go home. 

Many greetings
Murph
HoBi


Posted Aug 31, 2012, 2:47 pm
Hello,

Today I showed PinkyHH and Aurelius the abbey Lamspringe.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Aug%202012/Lamspringe%20Diekholzen%20Aug%202012/IMG_2775.jpg

The river Lamme starts here - it is a small river – and it flows through Bad Salzdetfurth later in its life.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Aug%202012/Lamspringe%20Diekholzen%20Aug%202012/IMG_2743.jpg

There was a mill in the garden. In the Past they produced flour for the abbey in it.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Aug%202012/Lamspringe%20Diekholzen%20Aug%202012/IMG_2763.jpg

Unfortunately they repair the wheel at the moment. How long will this take?

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Aug%202012/Lamspringe%20Diekholzen%20Aug%202012/IMG_2766.jpg

This statue was funny. It is art – what should it be?

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Aug%202012/Lamspringe%20Diekholzen%20Aug%202012/IMG_2768.jpg

I love this ring!  :D

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Aug%202012/Lamspringe%20Diekholzen%20Aug%202012/IMG_2754.jpg

Suddenly PinkyHH was away. Where was she? Where did she hide?

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Aug%202012/Lamspringe%20Diekholzen%20Aug%202012/IMG_2749.jpg

Then we found her.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Aug%202012/Lamspringe%20Diekholzen%20Aug%202012/IMG_2746.jpg

On this sign we read a lot about the church of the abbey.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Aug%202012/Lamspringe%20Diekholzen%20Aug%202012/IMG_2758.jpg

It is a really big church in a wonderful park.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Aug%202012/Lamspringe%20Diekholzen%20Aug%202012/IMG_2759.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Aug%202012/Lamspringe%20Diekholzen%20Aug%202012/IMG_2771.jpg

We wanted to seesaw on the playground – but I was too heavy. This was funny, because the other two TVs had to stay in the air as long as I wanted it!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Aug%202012/Lamspringe%20Diekholzen%20Aug%202012/IMG_2774.jpg

Many greetings
Murph
HoBi


Posted Sep 4, 2012, 7:47 pm
Hello friends of mushroom  ;)

Today I showed Sofia one of my forests.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Aug%202012/Lamspringe%20Diekholzen%20Aug%202012/IMG_3272.jpg

We wanted to search mushrooms. Although there was not much rain here in the last days, we found mushrooms. First we found these two beautiful birch boletes.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Aug%202012/Lamspringe%20Diekholzen%20Aug%202012/IMG_3238.jpg

This big mushroom unfortunately is very bitter and a little poisonous. It is called a rooting bolete.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Aug%202012/Lamspringe%20Diekholzen%20Aug%202012/IMG_3243.jpg

Isn’t this hut beautiful?

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Aug%202012/Lamspringe%20Diekholzen%20Aug%202012/IMG_3265.jpg

I really wanted to take these yummy king boletes with me. But unfortunately they were too old.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Aug%202012/Lamspringe%20Diekholzen%20Aug%202012/IMG_3252.jpg

The giant polypore is eatable, too. But only as a young mushroom- and our mushroom was too big and old.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Aug%202012/Lamspringe%20Diekholzen%20Aug%202012/IMG_3257.jpg

My forests here at home looked different to the forests in our holidays. But I love my forests!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Aug%202012/Lamspringe%20Diekholzen%20Aug%202012/IMG_3266.jpg

Now I will show you two funny mushrooms. I am sure you know the first one. We were lucky – it didn’t stink anymore.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Aug%202012/Lamspringe%20Diekholzen%20Aug%202012/IMG_3262.jpg

Then we found stars in the forest. Don’t they look great? They are called sessile earthstars and they are my famous mushrooms!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Aug%202012/Lamspringe%20Diekholzen%20Aug%202012/IMG_3259.jpg

After the long walk we relaxed next to this small river.
http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Aug%202012/Lamspringe%20Diekholzen%20Aug%202012/IMG_3268.jpg

Hopefully it will rain soon. Then we want to go and collect king boletes for a yummy dinner!

Keep your fingers crossed for us.

Murph

HoBi


Posted Sep 17, 2012, 7:59 pm
Hello,

Today we went into the forest only for a short time. It was so sad. We wanted to search king boletes! But there was no rain during the last weeks. It was too dry and too hot!

But the berries of the black elder were ripe now.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Sept%202012/IMG_3379.jpg

This flower didn’t need so much rain!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Sept%202012/IMG_3374.jpg

It was so hot – and we wanted to take a bath in this little lake. But unfortunately the water was dirty.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Sept%202012/IMG_3382.jpg

Do you know this plant? It is very poisonous! It is the deadly nightshade.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Sept%202012/IMG_3367.jpg

But there are some people who eat these berries. Then they got a jag and do strange things…

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Sept%202012/IMG_3387.jpg

Don’t be afraid,  I didn’t try it!  :p

Please keep your fingers crossed for us - we need rain for the mushrooms!

Until soon
Murph
HoBi


Posted Sep 24, 2012, 11:38 am
Hello,

There must be mushrooms somewhere!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Sept%202012/Rotkappen%20Sept%202012/IMG_3447.jpg

And look! Can you see these 3 beautiful birch boletes?

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Sept%202012/Rotkappen%20Sept%202012/IMG_3424.jpg

We cut them!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Sept%202012/Rotkappen%20Sept%202012/IMG_3427.jpg

Then we found more!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Sept%202012/Rotkappen%20Sept%202012/IMG_3420.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Sept%202012/Rotkappen%20Sept%202012/IMG_3423.jpg

There were a lot if it!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Sept%202012/Rotkappen%20Sept%202012/IMG_3429.jpg

Maybe we will find more?

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Sept%202012/Rotkappen%20Sept%202012/IMG_3434.jpg

PinkyHH called us!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Sept%202012/Rotkappen%20Sept%202012/IMG_3435.jpg

She found one!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Sept%202012/Rotkappen%20Sept%202012/IMG_3436.jpg

This mushroom must come with us!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Sept%202012/Rotkappen%20Sept%202012/IMG_3439.jpg

All the mushrooms were in the baskets.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Sept%202012/Rotkappen%20Sept%202012/IMG_3441.jpg

Then we went home – it should be yummy!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Sept%202012/Rotkappen%20Sept%202012/IMG_3442.jpg

Finally we found mushrooms – what a great day!

Love
Murph
RikeH


Posted Sep 26, 2012, 6:02 pm
Hello friends,

This weekend I visited my best friend Dicker Kumpel, (hopefully his nice girl-friend Kleine Fee) and my brother Stoker in Sülfeld.

Look what these crazy guys did. They designed a wonderful welcome greeting for us – and because of Stoker, the bat, they hung in the chair.

PinkyHH, Sofia and I were a little surprised, but we loved this welcome.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2012a/R_0023.jpg

We climbed onto the chair and talked to the others.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2012a/R_0024.jpg

But then Sofia, PinkyHH and I decided to join the fun.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2012a/R_0026.jpg

I am so happy to be here – and I will have a closer look at Kleine Fee this evening.

Love
Murph
RikeH


Posted Sep 27, 2012, 12:18 pm
Hello friends,     

Dicker Kumpel introduced me to his girl-friend Kleine Fee. I was so excited, because I wanted to show her that I am a well-educated and well-behaved Alien. Can you see my wonderful bow-tie?

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2012a/R_0041.jpg

I brought wonderful presents with me.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2012a/R_0044.jpg

And some information about horoscopes.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2012a/R_0045.jpg

Bunnies are so curious - look at Dicker Kumpel and Kleine Fee.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2012a/R_0046.jpg

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2012a/R_0049.jpg

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2012a/R_0050.jpg

It looked great – I was very proud of myself!

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2012a/R_0052.jpg

Kleine Fee started and opened the first gift. It is a really romantic one – well – I am a romantic Alien, of course.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2012a/R_0053.jpg

Can you see it -  it is a picture frame with a photo of their first date.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2012a/R_0055.jpg

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2012a/R_0056.jpg

I am sure they loved it.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2012a/R_0058.jpg

Then Dicker Kumpel opened the next gift.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2012a/R_0060.jpg

Something to eat is always important. I brought a Champagne and something for a party, too.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2012a/R_0062.jpg

Oups – Kleine Fee gave me a kiss! What a wonderful little lady!

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2012a/R_0066.jpg

I think that they liked everything I bought!

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2012a/R_0068.jpg

And I am happy to meet Kleine Fee!

yours
Murph
RikeH


Posted Sep 29, 2012, 3:54 pm
Hello friends,

Today it was the day of the party. Dicker Kumpel came and invited Dottie Mouse for a party with dotted animals.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2012a/R_0070.jpg

Fortunately Clairchen and I had dots and we were allowed to join Dottie Mouse.

Some other guys with dots came for Dottie.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2012a/R_0073.jpg

Dottie Mouse was so happy to have dotted guests.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2012a/R_0076.jpg

We started our party.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2012a/R_0079.jpg

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2012a/R_0082.jpg

Then something funny happened. The other TVs came and had paper dots on their bodies. They asked Dottie whether they were allowed to join the party.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2012a/R_0121.jpg

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2012a/R_0123.jpg

She said yes – and they gave her a Thank-You-hug.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2012a/R_0124.jpg

Fortunately RikeH had more things to eat, so we all started our party together.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2012a/R_0125.jpg

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2012a/R_0134.jpg

Later Dicker Kumpel and I had a surprise for the others – a wonderful firework.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2012a/R_0138.jpg

We decided that Murph started it – together with the help of a part of HoBi.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2012a/R_0140.jpg

If you have a closer look – you can see some blue parts in the air above us.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2012a/R_0142a.jpg

This was fun!

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2012a/R_0144.jpg

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2012a/R_0151.jpg

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2012a/R_0157.jpg

Back home on our party-table, we ate the rest of our dinner. Unfortunately we ate everything.

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http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2012a/R_0166.jpg

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2012a/R_0175.jpg

Everything was empty – what should we do?

Well – I am in the home of Diy best friend Dicker Kumpel – and he knows how to party. We drank a delicious cocktail.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2012a/R_0180.jpg

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2012a/R_0188.jpg

It was yummy. And can you see that I sat next to the beautiful Kleine Fee?

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2012a/R_0194.jpg

Some hours later – no comment…

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2012a/R_0197.jpg

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I loved this party!

Yours
Murph
HoBi


Posted Sep 30, 2012, 4:26 pm
Hello friends,

It is my birthday today? Will there be a party for me? Sofia and PinkyHH called me. They decorated the table for a party – and sung a wonderful birthday song for me.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Sept%202012/Geburtstag%202012/IMG_3489.jpg

Then I blow out the candles.

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Both girls wished me a happy birthday.

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Wow – I received a big present from my best friend Dicker Kumpel.

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What will be in it?

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I will unwrap it!

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How exciting – let’s see what is in there.

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Everything for me!

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And a really beautiful card from Dicker Kumpel and Kleine Fee.

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Thanks a lot Dicker Kumpel and Kleine Fee! I will thing of you whenever I drink a beer now!

Sofia and PinkyHH bought a special dring for the party.

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Can you see it – these are the colors of the German flag.

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We drank it out of the bottle.

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Cheers!

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It was so yummy!

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What a wonderful birthdayy!

Many greetings
Murph
HoBi


Posted Oct 13, 2012, 2:08 pm
Hello,

Today I took a trip to an animal park.

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At the beginning we saw these birds.

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These fellow deers ran around the park. It looked so nice.

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The park gets its name by the wisents: Wisentgehege

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Unfortunately this eagle cannot fly around.

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There were many wooden statues in the park. We loved this witch best.

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The wild boars took a bath. Were they really clean after it?

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I show you the best photo now. I saw a bear – what a beautiful guy!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Sept%202012/Wisentgehege%20Sept%202012/IMG_3557.jpg

What a wonderful trip!

Imagine this – it rained. Hopefully we will find mushrooms soon!

Yours
Murph
HoBi


Posted Oct 19, 2012, 10:14 am
Hello,

Yippee! Finally it rained. We sat at the window and watched the rainfall.

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We went outside and searched mushrooms. The forest was really wet again!

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At the beginning we found earth stars. I love these mushrooms.

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And have a look here!

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So many mushrooms - sheathed wood tufts.

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They are very yummy!

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I took a look at every mushroom. The sheathed wood tufts have a poisonous twin.

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After my control we put the mushrooms into our baskets and went home.

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It is great that there are mushrooms again. Maybe we will find king boletes next weekend.

Until soon
Murph
HoBi


Posted Oct 23, 2012, 7:59 pm
Hello,

Today we absolutely wanted to find king boletes. They should be very yummy. First we found a mushroom – every child knows it.

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Then it was the great moment – we found or first two king boletes. Don’t they look yummy? But it would not be enough for us – we needed more.

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Wow!!! Three more king boletes! Can you see me?

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It was good, that these mushrooms didn’t fit into our baskets. So I didn’t had to carry our dinner.

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At the end I showed PinkyHH and Sofia an aniseed toadstool. It had the smell of Anise.

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Will it be enough for all of us?

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We prepared all and then we cooked it.

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It was so yummy! I want more of it!
Yours
Murph
HoBi


Posted Nov 1, 2012, 5:27 pm
Hello,

the weather was beautiful today. We took a trip. Isn’t this lake wonderful?

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On our way to another lake we found this funny tree. Can you see what hang on it? Old pacifiers. Children put their pacifiers on the tree when they are too old for it.

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The weather was so wonderful!

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The leaves of the trees were so colorful!

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We didn’t want to go home.

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Yours
Murph
HoBi


Posted Nov 9, 2012, 3:02 pm
Hello,

today it was very cold, but the weather was really nice.

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We took a long walk on the Laves-Trail.

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There was a very big castle

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and an old teahouse in the forest.

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Then we went to my famous place here.

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A  pyramid – in the middle of Germany. It is a mausoleum.

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Along our way we saw beautiful fishermen’s houses.
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This was one of the many fish ponds here.

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This house is really great, isn’t it?

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Next to the lake we sat in the sunshine and talked.

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A wonderful walk!

Yours

Murph
HoBi


Posted Nov 11, 2012, 5:33 pm
Hello my dear friend Stoker,

I wish you a happy birthday!

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Have a nice party!

Yours

Murph
HoBi


Posted Nov 23, 2012, 1:12 pm
Hello,

Can you remember my famous gate? Today we went into the park!

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This funny guy stood at the entrance.

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There were many animals in the park. I especially loved these birds.

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Wow, what a giant!

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We really wanted to drive with this vehicle.

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This mole was funny – and so big!

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Then we found beautiful houses for us! Which one should we choose for living in? They were all so nice!

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This was another funny character from the park.

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I  was so excited – we met aliens!

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There was so much to discover in this park.

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But the right place for us is this couch – isn’t it?

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What a wonderful day!

Murph
HoBi


Posted Nov 30, 2012, 3:32 pm
Hello,

today a new guest arrived.

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We were so curious.

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It was Hemming.

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He showed us the beautiful postcard and the sweets he got from olgamaus.

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Today we searched mushrooms on a big meadow.

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Actually we found some.

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These funny small things were mushrooms, too.

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And these were typical mushrooms for meadows.

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There were often sheep on the meadow – and we wanted to show them to Hemming. But unfortunately there weren’t any today.

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Until soon

Murph
HoBi


Posted Dec 7, 2012, 2:50 pm
Hello,

today I was allowed to open a door of the Advent calendar. I found chocolate – very yummy!

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Then we went outside. We wanted to find out if we can find mushrooms in the winter time.  And we found some. Unfortunately they were not eatable.

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This small red mushroom grows only in the winter. The scarlett elf cup is very rare. Maybe we will see a bigger one later.

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We had some snow – but not much.

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The oyster mushroom is very yummy, but this one was too small.

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Look – we got more snow!

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We hardly saw the next mushrooms in the snow.

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They were trooping funnel mushrooms – not yummy…

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I received a wonderful postcard from my friend Stoker – I had to show it to you!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Dez%202012/IMG_4051.jpg

Murph
HoBi


Posted Dec 12, 2012, 5:24 pm
Hello,

today is Nikolaus Day : the humans put their cleaned shoes in front of the door the night before – and on the 6th of December the Nikolaus came and put sweets into the shoes – if the humans were well-behaved. Unfortunately I don't have shoes – but we searched big ones from HoBi.

No – these were too small.

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These were better. Unfortunately they were very dirty. We didn’t want to clean the boots.

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There must be nice big and clean boots somewhere in the flat. These ones were beautiful – we will take them.

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We put the boot in front of the door and we waited.

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The Nikolaus had to come! I was the guard.

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Ah – I heard a noise! Was it the Nikolaus?

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Wow – the boot was so full! How will we get the sweets? Sofia flew onto the boot. PinkyHH climbed up the boot.

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Then both threw the sweets to us.

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Well – this took a long time. It should be faster!

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I had an idea! We overthrew the boot!

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Done – so many sweets!

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We must have been very well-behaved TVs.  :)

Many greetings

Murph
HoBi


Posted Dec 20, 2012, 5:07 pm
Hello,

It was snowing all morning long. This is the spa garden of Bad Salzdetfurth. Can you see how much snow we had?

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This is our famous place in the spa garden – the Summstein. We never saw it in the snow before.

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Unfortunately the salines don’t work in the winter time.
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There were many old timbered houses. You can hardly see them because of the snow.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Dez%202012/Schnee%20in%20BadSe/IMG_4123.jpg

During the Advent season many houses are decorated with these big stars. Beautiful, isn’t it?

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We got cold – and we went home.

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We found a nice comfy place and had to dry.

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Until soon

Murph
RikeH


Posted Dec 30, 2012, 2:03 pm
Hello friends,

It was Christmas and I went to Sülfeld to celebrate it with RikeH, Dicker Kumpel and his guests.

First we met Dicker Kumpel and his guests – and we shared our gifts!

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Great, everyone got chocolate!

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I received a small Santa!

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But fortunately Dicker Kumpel is my best friend and we had nice gifts for each other. His wonderful girl-friend Kleine Fee was with him.

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I gave my gift to Dicker Kumpel and Kleine Fee.

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They unwrapped it.

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And found this wonderful mushroom for their Christmas tree.

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I am sure they loved it!

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Then it was time for my gift – another Santa – but bigger this time and something wrapped in funny paper.

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I love getting gifts!

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Wow – this was great!

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A delicious tart of Marzipan.

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It is great to have friends like Dicker Kumpel and Kleine Fee.

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Look – we put the mushroom into the Christmas Tree.

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Then it was time to talk to Snowy the snowman and Rudi the reindeer. Santa was very busy this Christmas – so he sent his two best friends to us.

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I started and sung a song. Then I performed a poem.

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I must have been great – and I received something nice from Snowy and Rudi.

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It was wonderful. More chocolate.

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I had a nice Christmas Eve in Sülfeld – but then I had to say goodbye, because we were on holidays at another place.

Bye Dicker Kumpel and Kleine Fee.

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And good-bye my dear friend PinkyHH – we had a great time together.

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I hope that you all had a great Christmas Time, too.

Love
Murph
HoBi


Posted Dec 31, 2012, 2:06 pm
Hello,

We are on holidays – but the weather is awful. It is raining all day long. Everything is wet and grey!

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This is the Elbe. It is a very big river in the North of Germany.

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There are beautiful villages behind the dikes. We even saw a mill.

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Many of the farm houses had wonderful gates.

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I saw many lighthouses- great, isn’t it?

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Big ships were on the way to Hamburg.

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There were many beautiful houses and churches here, but we already were so wet and wanted to go home.

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Keep your fingers crossed for us – that the weather will be nicer soon, because we planned a lot of nice trips here!

Yours

Murph
HoBi


Posted Jan 2, 2013, 1:08 pm
Hello,

Today the weather was better – and we drove to the North Sea.

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We drove to the beach and took a wonderful walk. But it was very windy!

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At this place the Elbe flows into the North Sea.

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This is the harbor of Cuxhaven.

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On our way back we saw the fall of tide – the water went away.

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Hopefully it won’t rain tomorrow.

Many greetings

Murph
HoBi


Posted Jan 6, 2013, 2:48 pm
Hello,

it was our last day here – and we took another long walk. I saw beautiful houses and a nice gate.

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The dikes of the Elbe were really high.

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This is important. We found this sign. You can see how high the water during storm floods.

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I cannot imagine it, that the Elbe was 6 meters higher during the floods.

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This region is called „Altes Land“ (old country). It is famous for the fruit-growing. You can see fields with fruit trees everywhere.

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These trees were so funny!

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At the end I show you the mill from Jork. It is beautiful, isn’t it?

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I am sorry, because we have to drive home tomorrow.

Yours

Murph
HoBi


Posted Jan 10, 2013, 4:38 pm
Hello ,

today we had to say good-bye to Hemming and Stoker. Hemming will travel to Bali.

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We wish him a fast and safe trip.

Stoker will stay in Germany and is lucky to visit olgamaus. Have a safe journey!

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Will we get a new guest soon? We are very curious.

Until soon

Murph
HoBi


Posted Jan 18, 2013, 4:05 pm
Hello,

Today we were able to go into the forest.

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Of course we found mushrooms there.

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Unfortunately all mushrooms were frozen, so we didn’t take them with us.

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Can you see the mushroom on the tree over there? It was the Piptoporus betulinus. This fungus was carried by „Ötzi the Iceman“– a 5.000 year old mummy.  Archaeologists speculate that the Iceman used the birch polypore for medicinal purposes.

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In the wintertime there were berries for the birds in the forest.

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We liked these mushrooms a lot! We absolutely wanted to have a photo with it.

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We took a rest although it was really cold.

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We found Oyster mushrooms, too. Surely they were frozen.

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Many more mushrooms. But they were not eatable.  :rolleyes:

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The berries looked wonderful in the wintertime, didn’t they?

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Then we had to go home. It was cold and we were wet.

Many greetings

Murph
HoBi


Posted Jan 25, 2013, 3:28 pm
Hello,

A new guest arrived.

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Who will it be?

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It was Dottie Mouse! I know here from the dot party with Dicker Kumpel and Rikeh!
We had to celebrate that we met again. Christmas I received a delicious tart from Dicker Kumpel. We wanted to eat it today.

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It looked so yummy!

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And we got a cocktail!

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We talked a lot – and laughed, ate and drank.

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Maybe we had one cocktail more than it was good for us?

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What a reunion.

Many greetings

Murph
HoBi


Posted Jan 28, 2013, 5:00 pm
Hello,

today it was very cold again, but we wanted to leave the house. We went to Seesen. It is a city with many windows. You can see the famous places of the city when you look through the windows.  We saw the Castle Sehusa through the first window.

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Then we met this nice guy. It is Wilhelm Busch – he wrote many famous stories.

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All over the city you meet these funny boys. Their names are Max and Moritz.

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Through this window you see an old courtyard.

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We found an English telephone box – in Germany.

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Here you see the church of Seesen.

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Look – Max and Moritz from the back side.  B)

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The ducks hadn’t much room in the lake anymore.

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This museum was really beautiful, wasn’t it?

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I loved Max and Moritz as Rockers most.

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Seesen is a really beautiful city.

Until  soon

Murph
HoBi


Posted Feb 8, 2013, 7:11 am
Hello,

The weather was awful today.

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Nevertheless we went into the forest and searched mushrooms. Even I didn’t see this mushroom before.  The orange mock oyster.

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Everybody knows this mushroom – the yelly ears. Chinese restaurants often use it in their meals.

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Actually there was ice on this lake.

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Weren’t theses mushrooms beautiful? The color is great. I love these scarlett elf cups.

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Didn’t this looked like a liana in the jungle?

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What a beautiful forest.

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Many greetings

Murph
HoBi


Posted Feb 16, 2013, 2:00 pm
Hello,

Today we took a long hike. First we saw the miniature golf place of Bad Salzdetfurth.

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This is the house where Bine works. It is not really beautiful, is it?

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I don’t know where this column is for.

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What a beautiful landscape.

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There was still some snow!

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This house was really nice. It was a witch’s house.  The witch wasn’t at home.

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Behind me there is the glider airfield of Bad Salzdetfurth. But there weren’t gliders in the wintertime.

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Down there I saw my flat. Finally – what a long hike!

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Until  soon

Murph
HoBi


Posted Feb 24, 2013, 3:57 pm
Hello,

It was very foggy today.
   
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It wasn’t very nice in the forest – so we visited the Park of the Abbey Lamspringe. The Lamme starts here.

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This is the church of the abbey. Really big!

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Criminals got this ring around their neck in the past – and were in the pillory.

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In this mill they produced mill for the abbey many years ago.

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What a wonderful park!

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I found the first flowers this year. Snowdrops! Maybe the spring starts now?

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Until soon

Murph
HoBi


Posted Mar 4, 2013, 4:25 pm
Hello,

the winter is back. It snows all day long. Nevertheless we took a walk.

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There is a big castle in Derneburg.

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In the forest was a small teahouse.

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So many stairs and so much snow – puh…

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I love this place.

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There were small houses of fishermen next to many small ponds.

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It didn’t look like one – but this was one of the fish ponds.

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I liked this house.

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This region is really beautiful.

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Here you can see how far I walked through the snow.

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At home we searched a warm place, because we had to get dry again.

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Where is the spring time?

Greetings

Murph
HoBi


Posted Mar 11, 2013, 4:59 pm
Hello,

Eventually we had sunshine! We drove to the Bodensteiner cliffs and wanted to search the spring. We found a little of it.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Maerz%202013/IMG_4591_zps40eb270b.jpg

There was still a lot of snow in the forest. During the summer you see water coming out here.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Maerz%202013/IMG_4569_zpsb095dcd4.jpg

These cliffs were beautiful, weren’t they?

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Maerz%202013/IMG_4582_zpsfb1f80dc.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Maerz%202013/IMG_4572_zpsa9d02d98.jpg

We saw a lot of holes in the cliffs. Where are they for?

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Maerz%202013/IMG_4573_zpsb3c0d5e7.jpg

I absolutely wanted to have one more photo with the cliffs.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Maerz%202013/IMG_4577_zps3d172722.jpg

On the way back we walked along this small river.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Maerz%202013/IMG_4586_zps7af37988.jpg

The river flows into this lake. We searched a beautiful place and enjoyed the sunshine.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Maerz%202013/IMG_4567_zps49ff2a2a.jpg

I don’t like the snow anymore. Hopefully it will be warmer soon.

Until soon

Murph
HoBi


Posted Mar 20, 2013, 5:40 pm
Hello,

today I visited Alfeld - a small city in Lower Saxony.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Feb%202013/Alfeld%20Feb%202013/IMG_4477_zps8fe4151c.jpg

This old tower is totally covered. How will it look like in the summertime.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Feb%202013/Alfeld%20Feb%202013/IMG_4478_zpsaf795da5.jpg

This sculpture is so funny!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Feb%202013/Alfeld%20Feb%202013/IMG_4483_zps1b0e1326.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Feb%202013/Alfeld%20Feb%202013/IMG_4487_zps2d1969d1.jpg

This beautiful house is at the market place.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Feb%202013/Alfeld%20Feb%202013/IMG_4488_zpsea32bca9.jpg

Under the market place a little river is flowing.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Feb%202013/Alfeld%20Feb%202013/IMG_4493_zps4c89a707.jpg

This house I liked most.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Feb%202013/Alfeld%20Feb%202013/IMG_4494_zps9180e6f0.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Feb%202013/Alfeld%20Feb%202013/IMG_4497_zpsc5bb12f5.jpg

The ‚heilige Franziskus‘ and the big bell stood next to the church.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Feb%202013/Alfeld%20Feb%202013/IMG_4501_zps4a2006ea.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Feb%202013/Alfeld%20Feb%202013/IMG_4502_zpsb0774156.jpg

Alfeld is a beautiful small town.

Until soon

Murph
HoBi


Posted Mar 26, 2013, 6:08 pm
Hello,

today we went to a holy spring. Many people take water from it. It should help against sicknesses.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Feb%202013/Winzenburg%20Feb%202013/IMG_4517_zps16a87221.jpg

This was the main spring.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Feb%202013/Winzenburg%20Feb%202013/IMG_4515_zpsc183446b.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Feb%202013/Winzenburg%20Feb%202013/IMG_4516_zps14c53557.jpg

The water was so bright!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Feb%202013/Winzenburg%20Feb%202013/IMG_4503_zpsd7e6cea8.jpg

Here you see 2 other springs – coming directly out of the hill.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Feb%202013/Winzenburg%20Feb%202013/IMG_4512_zpsde95b7ac.jpg

There was a small altar next to the spring. People sacrifices things here, and hope that the spring never stops.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Feb%202013/Winzenburg%20Feb%202013/IMG_4513_zps8c5a5084.jpg

The water from the spring feed this river.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Feb%202013/Winzenburg%20Feb%202013/IMG_4526_zpsf63866a6.jpg

Hopefully it will be warmer soon, because we want to search mushrooms.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Feb%202013/Winzenburg%20Feb%202013/IMG_4522_zpsf058ae11.jpg

Greetings

Murph
HoBi


Posted Mar 30, 2013, 1:51 pm
Hello,

it is so frustrating. I don’t want to leave the house. There is snow everywhere. I don’t want to see snow anymore!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Maerz%202013/Schellbrunnen/IMG_4597_zps6f5c8177.jpg

Where are my orchids? Where are my morels?

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Maerz%202013/Schellbrunnen/IMG_4598_zps96854603.jpg

Look here! No bear’s garlic! Only snow!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Maerz%202013/Schellbrunnen/IMG_4600_zps3919d8a6.jpg

OK – at least this small spring has a beautiful story.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Maerz%202013/Schellbrunnen/IMG_4602_zps6c1bd1e7.jpg

There should be a small church in the past. One night all bells rang at midnight and the church sank. The next day there was this lake at this place.
We really thought about the truth of this story for a long time. But who knows it?

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Maerz%202013/Schellbrunnen/IMG_4606_zps3c740cea.jpg

Well – I will go back home now. And I won’t come out of the house before the winter is over and the snow is away!

Until then

Murph
HoBi


Posted Apr 7, 2013, 3:10 pm
Hello,

today it is Easter. I wanted to go into the forest, where the Easter bunny lives. But look – snow everywhere.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Maerz%202013/Ostern%202013/IMG_4614_zps5735dd25.jpg

What should we do? Will the Easter bunny put the eggs into the snow?

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Maerz%202013/Ostern%202013/IMG_4669_zps7780f47c.jpg

We decided to ask Bine, what to do? But look what we found at the door!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Maerz%202013/Ostern%202013/IMG_4670_zps5ebc7928.jpg

There were baskets – and they were empty.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Maerz%202013/Ostern%202013/IMG_4672_zps2827203a.jpg

Maybe we can find Easter eggs here? Let’s have a look. Keep your fingers crossed. Wow – an Easter egg.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Maerz%202013/Ostern%202013/IMG_4674_zps1146c556.jpg

We found the first eggs. There should be more!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Maerz%202013/Ostern%202013/IMG_4676_zpsf15eac34.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Maerz%202013/Ostern%202013/IMG_4678_zpsaf8bbd53.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Maerz%202013/Ostern%202013/IMG_4689_zpsc18a5edc.jpg

Josie called!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Maerz%202013/Ostern%202013/IMG_4695_zpsbac721f5.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Maerz%202013/Ostern%202013/IMG_4697_zps7aa7b672.jpg



Wow, our baskets were almost full. Dottie’s nose smelt something.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Maerz%202013/Ostern%202013/IMG_4698_zps60791161.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Maerz%202013/Ostern%202013/IMG_4701_zps344091b8.jpg

Ui, so many Eastereggs!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Maerz%202013/Ostern%202013/IMG_4704_zpsdfe2e85e.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Maerz%202013/Ostern%202013/IMG_4705_zpsbd11b123.jpg

I saw something bright. What will it be?

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Maerz%202013/Ostern%202013/IMG_4708_zps92d883d5.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Maerz%202013/Ostern%202013/IMG_4710_zpsaebf307e.jpg

Sofia threw everything into our baskets.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Maerz%202013/Ostern%202013/IMG_4712_zpsa3c19d4c.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Maerz%202013/Ostern%202013/IMG_4715_zps9a3f598d.jpg

Now all baskets were full. It will be yummy!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Maerz%202013/Ostern%202013/IMG_4716_zps2b64c6d7.jpg

Greetings

Murph
HoBi


Posted Apr 10, 2013, 5:14 pm
Hello,

there was still snow outside. I didn’t want to go out. But Bine told us that fresh air is good for our health. So I was back in the snow. Near to the parking lot I said hello to this snowman.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20April%202013/IMG_4747_zpse2707039.jpg

Can you see, how much snow we have?

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20April%202013/IMG_4720_zpscd9653cf.jpg

Okay, the lake was really beautiful.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20April%202013/IMG_4718_zps987afe95.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20April%202013/IMG_4722_zps37bda543.jpg

It is already frozen.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20April%202013/IMG_4728_zpsda591159.jpg

On the pier we took a short break.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20April%202013/IMG_4736_zps80148de5.jpg

There was snow on the ice!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20April%202013/IMG_4738_zpsb495855c.jpg

We still found Easter eggs. But the chocolate eggs were much better!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20April%202013/IMG_4743_zps3c0eca97.jpg

Actually they still exist!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20April%202013/IMG_4731_zps478f4609.jpg

Many greetings

Murph
HoBi


Posted Apr 15, 2013, 5:21 pm
Hello,

Finally we saw the sun again. In the forest there was still snow. So we didn’t want to go there. We went to a big lake.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20April%202013/Salzgitter%20April%202013/IMG_4756_zps83b37299.jpg

There were some people with water skis on it. Can you see the man behind me?

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20April%202013/Salzgitter%20April%202013/IMG_4748_zps09eca7c0.jpg

During our walk around the lake we saw this small pyramid.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20April%202013/Salzgitter%20April%202013/IMG_4762_zps7f5a3d50.jpg

On the other side there was a big sandy beach. I wanted to go there!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20April%202013/Salzgitter%20April%202013/IMG_4757_zps9ad87918.jpg

Eventually we found flowers. Weren’t they beautiful?

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20April%202013/Salzgitter%20April%202013/IMG_4768_zps4d5bc7ea.jpg

What will this be?

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20April%202013/Salzgitter%20April%202013/IMG_4764_zpsa4d3a1cc.jpg

What a wonderful beach – in the middle of Lower Saxony. Unfortunately it was too cold to take a sunbath here.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20April%202013/Salzgitter%20April%202013/IMG_4771_zpsc0be215c.jpg

But we took a longer rest here.  Coltsfoot at the beach – cool.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20April%202013/Salzgitter%20April%202013/IMG_4774_zps0f434aba.jpg

Finally it is spring. Soon we will go into the forest and find mushrooms!

Until soon

Murph
HoBi


Posted Apr 19, 2013, 3:26 pm
Hello,

Finally the spring started! Last weekend there was snow in the forest. And today we found many flowers. This was amazing! But look: spring snowflakes.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20April%202013/Fruehling%202013/IMG_4783_zpsa99aebee.jpg

kidneywort

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20April%202013/Fruehling%202013/IMG_4786_zps65a154a3.jpg

The orchids didn't bloom yet.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20April%202013/Fruehling%202013/IMG_4782_zps8ff2fd28.jpg

What a beautiful cave in this tree.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20April%202013/Fruehling%202013/IMG_4796_zps7582bb31.jpg

Another flower: daphne mezereum

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20April%202013/Fruehling%202013/IMG_4795_zps657fbe39.jpg

And so many kidneyworts.  We urgently wanted to have a photo.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20April%202013/Fruehling%202013/IMG_4799_zps1b501bb9.jpg

We even found the first mushrooms.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20April%202013/Fruehling%202013/IMG_4826_zps45e7cbf5.jpg

Oh no! What an awful view. I was so angry. I hate these machines. They are monsters!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20April%202013/Fruehling%202013/IMG_4808_zps76eb7b61.jpg

They destroy the whole forest.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20April%202013/Fruehling%202013/IMG_4814_zps0c986a0b.jpg

At home we said goodbye to Josie. We wished her a safe journey home.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20April%202013/Fruehling%202013/IMG_4835_zps29406df6.jpg

Until soon

Murph
HoBi


Posted Apr 26, 2013, 3:19 pm
Hello,

There were flowers everywhere – all were blooming! Great!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20April%202013/Baerlauch%20April%202013/IMG_4875_zps43586044.jpg

Beautiful cowslips.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20April%202013/Baerlauch%20April%202013/IMG_4836_zpsc75ea973.jpg

Lesser celandine everywhere.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20April%202013/Baerlauch%20April%202013/IMG_4862_zps98f142eb.jpg

It looked so great!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20April%202013/Baerlauch%20April%202013/IMG_4870_zps835463bb.jpg

There was another spring flower :  the hollowroot – birthwort. You can see the reason for our walk on the photo, too. ;)

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20April%202013/Baerlauch%20April%202013/IMG_4848_zps5819c6a9.jpg

We wanted to collect bear’s garlic. What a wonderful view – bear's garlic – as far as you can see.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20April%202013/Baerlauch%20April%202013/IMG_4843_zpsb5faf409.jpg

We took our basket.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20April%202013/Baerlauch%20April%202013/IMG_4854_zpsa75b4e55.jpg

Where should we start?

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20April%202013/Baerlauch%20April%202013/IMG_4856_zps299e1239.jpg

Here!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20April%202013/Baerlauch%20April%202013/IMG_4857_zpsfa00328b.jpg

I cut the bear's garlic and put it into the basket.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20April%202013/Baerlauch%20April%202013/IMG_4858_zps5107aace.jpg

Our basket was full.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20April%202013/Baerlauch%20April%202013/IMG_4860_zps8c1032ca.jpg

This is the bear's garlic paradise!!!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20April%202013/Baerlauch%20April%202013/IMG_4851_zpsfcf9b41b.jpg

At home we said goodbye to Dottie Mouse. We wished her a safe journey.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20April%202013/Baerlauch%20April%202013/IMG_4879_zps07fcb032.jpg

Until soon

Murph
HoBi


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

Today we searched  morels. On our way into the forest we passed this beautiful meadow.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20April%202013/Gallberg/IMG_4884_zpsadb74b52.jpg

There were many cowslips. I never saw so many of them at one place.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20April%202013/Gallberg/IMG_4886_zps27dac472.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20April%202013/Gallberg/IMG_4889_zpsb9e070d6.jpg

I saw the first blooming orchid!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20April%202013/Gallberg/IMG_4894_zps254ac1cb.jpg

And this beautiful flower. It was the green hellebore. Can you see the green blooms?

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20April%202013/Gallberg/IMG_4899_zps232838a5.jpg

There were no morels yet. But this big cup. It smells like chlorine.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20April%202013/Gallberg/IMG_4900_zps63fc68db.jpg

The bleach cup normally arrives shortly before the morels. Hopefully we will find some soon – they are so yummy!

Many greetings

Murph
HoBi


Posted May 9, 2013, 4:41 pm
Hello,

a new day in the forest. Will they be there – the morels?

This flower smells good: sweet violets

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Mai%202013/IMG_4912_zps0ff61687.jpg

The spring vetch

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Mai%202013/IMG_4936_zpsb9998e86.jpg

What a beautiful orchid! I love these flowers!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Mai%202013/IMG_4908_zps8335caa2.jpg

But where are the morels?

There – we found it! Can you see it? It was hidden!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Mai%202013/IMG_4917_zpsf6d1554a.jpg

You can see it better here- our first morel!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Mai%202013/IMG_4916_zpsdaea2bb1.jpg

But there must be more...

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Mai%202013/IMG_4919_zps36fcfa97.jpg

There were two – we took them.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Mai%202013/IMG_4921_zps39fa3ee6.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Mai%202013/IMG_4926_zpsd344341e.jpg

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

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Mai%202013/IMG_4933_zpsa93aa7c2.jpg

I love this forest.

Until soon

Murph
HoBi


Posted May 16, 2013, 4:53 pm
Hello,

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

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Mai%202013/GustavHH/IMG_4957_zpsbfd2bcbd.jpg

Then a very big one…

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Mai%202013/GustavHH/IMG_4960_zpsc277d0d0.jpg

We saw scaly polypore, too.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Mai%202013/GustavHH/IMG_4974_zpse315f31b.jpg

And so many orchids…

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Mai%202013/GustavHH/IMG_4989_zps0e8b97c0.jpg

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

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Mai%202013/GustavHH/IMG_4970_zps7fd655e8.jpg

Here it was.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Mai%202013/GustavHH/IMG_4972_zpsa8ea4ceb.jpg

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

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Mai%202013/GustavHH/IMG_4975_zpsecd75711.jpg

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

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Mai%202013/GustavHH/IMG_4996_zpsc1221a33.jpg

However it was a wonderful day in the forest.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Mai%202013/GustavHH/IMG_4978_zpsac9c17bc.jpg

At home we said goodbye to Freya. She started her first journey today.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Mai%202013/GustavHH/IMG_5000_zps0100fb5c.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Mai%202013/GustavHH/IMG_5001_zps0b004496.jpg

Have a safe trip, Freya!


Until soon

Murph
HoBi


Posted May 19, 2013, 5:26 pm
Hello,

Today I said goodbye to Sofia.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Mai%202013/GustavHH/IMG_5003_zps6176f551.jpg

We had so much fun together.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Mai%202013/GustavHH/IMG_5004_zps9cde5b15.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Mai%202013/GustavHH/IMG_5006_zps16d469ef.jpg

Bye Sofia! I wish you a safe and fast trip to your next host.


Murph
HoBi


Posted May 21, 2013, 6:09 pm
Hello,

My friend Dicker Kumpel assigned me a difficult task. Together with Kleine Fee he created a quiz for me.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Mai%202013/Orchideen%20Mai%202013/IMG_5143_zpse677e10e.jpg

They took many photos with flowers. I had to find out the English names. If I was successful – they have a nice surprise gift for me next week. So I had to start.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Mai%202013/Orchideen%20Mai%202013/IMG_5145_zps195ab122.jpg

It was really difficult, but I found all names – well I hope so. I really would love to get the surprise – hopefully everything is correct.

Greetings
Murph
HoBi


Posted May 23, 2013, 5:26 pm
Hello,

Today I visited a beautiful nature reserve. Didn’t it look great?

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Mai%202013/Orchideen%20Mai%202013/IMG_5086_zps0a00701c.jpg

There were many different wild orchids. I show you the most beautiful flowers.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Mai%202013/Orchideen%20Mai%202013/IMG_5022_zps1f26ea47.jpg

There were orchids with green blooms.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Mai%202013/Orchideen%20Mai%202013/IMG_5032_zps52b97e6e.jpg

Wow – this one was big!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Mai%202013/Orchideen%20Mai%202013/IMG_5047_zps30b9cf15.jpg

All over the meadow there were snowdrop windflowers.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Mai%202013/Orchideen%20Mai%202013/IMG_5066_zpsd25e565f.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Mai%202013/Orchideen%20Mai%202013/IMG_5091_zps10a9c96c.jpg

This flower is really rare in Lower-Saxony. You only find it in a few nature reserves. Do you know it? It is the lady’s slipper orchid.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Mai%202013/Orchideen%20Mai%202013/IMG_5113_zps2067581b.jpg

We wanted urgently a photo with this group of orchids.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Mai%202013/Orchideen%20Mai%202013/IMG_5126_zps83a81617.jpg

On the way back to our car we met these friendly guys.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Mai%202013/Orchideen%20Mai%202013/IMG_5116_zpsb469df49.jpg

Cows or sheep were needed to care for the nature reserves.
What a wonderful place.

Until soon
Murph
HoBi


Posted May 26, 2013, 6:05 pm
Hello,

The weather was not so great today. Nevertheless we decided to take a walk. Wasn’t that the perfect camouflage for GustavHH? I love this color!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Mai%202013/Wald%20Lamspringe/IMG_5119_zpsf3adbdde.jpg
   
You surely know this plant. It blooms all over the forest now.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Mai%202013/Wald%20Lamspringe/IMG_5083_zps69803f20.jpg

There were many St. Georg’s mushrooms at the moment, too.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Mai%202013/Wald%20Lamspringe/IMG_5171_zpse02ed5e6.jpg

The bear’s garlic blooms.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Mai%202013/Wald%20Lamspringe/IMG_5147_zps003c8ece.jpg

And we still found a big old morel.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Mai%202013/Wald%20Lamspringe/IMG_5172_zps5966fc5e.jpg

This plant looked really funny. The wild arum is very poisonous.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Mai%202013/Wald%20Lamspringe/IMG_5167_zpse3630065.jpg

This looks great – doesn’t it? Aren’t we beautiful?  ;)

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Mai%202013/Wald%20Lamspringe/IMG_5140_zps17593e8b.jpg

Greetings

Murph
RikeH


Posted May 27, 2013, 8:07 pm
Hello friends,   

It was a great weekend. I visited my best friend Dicker Kumpel.  When GustavHH and I arrived, Dicker Kumpel, Kleine Fee and their guests waited for us. It was nice to see them again.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2013/AP_0550.jpg

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2013/AP_0551.jpg

Dicker Kumpel and Kleine Fee created a quiz for me some days ago. I solved it and now I received a surprise. It should be under this blanket.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2013/AP_0553.jpg

Look – a bathtub full of mushrooms!

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2013/AP_0554.jpg

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2013/AP_0556.jpg

I always wanted to take a bath in mushrooms.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2013/AP_0558.jpg

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2013/AP_0560.jpg

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2013/AP_0561.jpg

I invited Dicker Kumpel and Kleine Fee, but they preferred not to come into the bath tub.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2013/AP_0563.jpg

They told me that they had another surprise for me.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2013/AP_0564.jpg

Of course I jumped out of the bath and went to them.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2013/AP_0565.jpg

What will be in there?

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2013/AP_0568.jpg

Oups  - sorry Kleine Fee.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2013/AP_0567.jpg

Delicious Sushi!

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2013/AP_0569.jpg

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2013/AP_0570.jpg

Of course I had some gifts for Dicker Kumpel and Kleine Fee, too.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2013/AP_0571.jpg

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2013/AP_0571.jpg

Both were very curious, too.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2013/AP_0573.jpg

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2013/AP_0574.jpg

They got some sweets – Dicker Kumpel got some balls from the soccer team HSV.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2013/AP_0576.jpg

We showed our gifts to the others.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2013/AP_0579.jpg

I heard that BineHH, TobiHH and PieksiHH have a surprise for all of us this evening. I will tell you more soon.

Love
Murph
RikeH


Posted Jun 1, 2013, 10:20 am
Hi HoBi,

Later when we arrived in the living room BineHH, PieksiHH and TobiHH sat on the table and
showed us their surprise for all of us.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2013/AP_0599.jpg

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2013/AP_0600.jpg

Of course we went into the room – we love surprises.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2013/AP_0594.jpg

They had drinks, muffins and more delicious things to eat for all of us.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2013/AP_0587.jpg

A party – this is great!

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2013/AP_0604.jpg

I found a great place between Dicker Kumpel and GustavHH.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2013/AP_0607.jpg

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2013/AP_0609.jpg

Cheers!

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2013/AP_0611.jpg

Then it was time to eat.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2013/AP_0627.jpg

I had all I found on the table.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2013/AP_0630.jpg

Later this evening we all had fun and sang wonderful ToyVoyager-songs.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2013/AP_0646.jpg

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2013/AP_0653.jpg

It was a wonderful evening!

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A%2013/AP_0657.jpg

Love
Murph
HoBi


Posted Jun 8, 2013, 1:57 pm
Hello,

We went into the forest and wanted to find a rare mushroom. But what a shock!  :o

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juni%202013/IMG_5191_zps520ec504.jpg

One of my most beautiful forests. It looked so awful.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juni%202013/IMG_5189_zps61ed10db.jpg

We were afraid that we wouldn't find the mushroom. But we were lucky. Here it was: the violet crown cup. Unfortunately ours were white.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juni%202013/DSCN6632_zpsd8e56f06.jpg

Probably it was the fault of the rain. There were many streams in the forest where never where water before.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juni%202013/IMG_5197_zps3f1bd1b1.jpg

Another mushroom! Great color, wasn't it? It is very yummy, but our mushroom was too old. He has a funny name:  chicken of the woods.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juni%202013/IMG_5202_zpsbe73b9cc.jpg

GustavHH loves this colour.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juni%202013/IMG_5196_zps1bd9928e.jpg

Look – GustavHH found a beautiful umbrella? Sadly it was too small for me.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juni%202013/IMG_5204_zpsd6c29aeb.jpg

The day in the forest was wonderful. But what a tragedy! Unfortunately many forests look like this at the moment.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juni%202013/IMG_5207_zpsf639f43b.jpg

Who knows how long we will see mushrooms and trees here?  :(

Many greetings

Murph
HoBi


Posted Jun 11, 2013, 6:18 pm
Hello,

today I showed Bad Salzdetfurth to GustavHH.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juni%202013/Kurpark%20Juni%202013/IMG_5243_zps4d990783.jpg

It is only a small town, but it has a big church.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juni%202013/Kurpark%20Juni%202013/IMG_5244_zps9d19ac5c.jpg

This river flew through the whole city.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juni%202013/Kurpark%20Juni%202013/IMG_5212_zps83fe5d55.jpg

There are 2 big salines in the spa gardens. The people used it to produce salt in the past.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juni%202013/Kurpark%20Juni%202013/IMG_5215_zps6d0d604f.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juni%202013/Kurpark%20Juni%202013/IMG_5217_zps49231a1a.jpg

This is my famous place. It is called Summstein – you sit inside of it and bumble. Then the whole body prickles. Very funny!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juni%202013/Kurpark%20Juni%202013/IMG_5226_zpsb4774957.jpg

I really loved this beautiful fountain.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juni%202013/Kurpark%20Juni%202013/IMG_5222_zpsd6ecbfb8.jpg

There were many flowers in the park.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juni%202013/Kurpark%20Juni%202013/IMG_5233_zpsf7b773bc.jpg

They opened a golf-course here. It is an 18-hole-adventure golf course.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juni%202013/Kurpark%20Juni%202013/IMG_5235_zpsed640d7d.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juni%202013/Kurpark%20Juni%202013/IMG_5236_zps52916025.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juni%202013/Kurpark%20Juni%202013/IMG_5238_zps29edfa7e.jpg

Bad Salzdetfurth is a really nice city.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juni%202013/Kurpark%20Juni%202013/IMG_5241_zps9a24fac7.jpg

Until soon

Murph
HoBi


Posted Jun 19, 2013, 4:37 pm
Hello,

Today we searched rare butterflies. They should fly next to this river.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juni%202013/Innerste%20Juni%202013/IMG_5314_zps5acca881.jpg

There were many of these windows. They should show beautiful views. Hm, this one is not really nice, is it?

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juni%202013/Innerste%20Juni%202013/IMG_5291_zpsf976e305.jpg

But I really loved these beautiful flowers.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juni%202013/Innerste%20Juni%202013/IMG_5247_zpse2943cad.jpg

We continued our walk along the river.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juni%202013/Innerste%20Juni%202013/IMG_5311_zps87e41f07.jpg

Another Lily – really beautiful too, isn’t it?

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juni%202013/Innerste%20Juni%202013/IMG_5268_zpsb3759af3.jpg

There were some rare butterflies on these wild violets. We saw them, but they didn’t want to have a photo with us. They didn’t sat long enough on the flowers for a good photo.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juni%202013/Innerste%20Juni%202013/IMG_5265_zps509e5a40.jpg

But it was a wonderful walk along the river.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juni%202013/Innerste%20Juni%202013/IMG_5249_zpse5e2e775.jpg

Many greetings

Murph
HoBi


Posted Jun 22, 2013, 5:01 pm
Hello,

Today I went to a beautiful park.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juni%202013/Bodenburg/IMG_5324_zps54b91145.jpg

Behind me you can see the castle.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juni%202013/Bodenburg/IMG_5327_zpsbbb26822.jpg

There was a small pavilion in the park.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juni%202013/Bodenburg/IMG_5325_zpsd525272e.jpg

The owners of the castle is the family von Cramm. In the Past the famous tennis player Freiherr Gottfried von Cramm lived here.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juni%202013/Bodenburg/IMG_5330_zps925b3d8e.jpg

These old tomb slabs were impressive.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juni%202013/Bodenburg/IMG_5332_zpsb56043e7.jpg

A beautiful lake belongs to the park, too.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juni%202013/Bodenburg/IMG_5335_zps80de3df3.jpg

Let’s see, what more we can find here.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juni%202013/Bodenburg/IMG_5334_zpsb83532ff.jpg

The Castle at close range.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juni%202013/Bodenburg/IMG_5337_zps6f8feb24.jpg

Surely a lot of friends of Stoker are living here.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juni%202013/Bodenburg/IMG_5341_zps864aebb0.jpg

These old bonnets look funny, don’t they?

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juni%202013/Bodenburg/IMG_5342_zps11d383f5.jpg

Wow, what a beautiful park!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juni%202013/Bodenburg/IMG_5344_zps8c3965ec.jpg

  http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juni%202013/Bodenburg/IMG_5345_zpsaa4b6deb.jpg

I would love to live in this Castle!

  http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juni%202013/Bodenburg/IMG_5347_zpsc2c61431.jpg

Sincerely yours

Murph
HoBi


Posted Jul 2, 2013, 5:10 pm
Hello,

Today we visited a big dam in the Harz Mountains.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juni%202013/Innerstetalsperre%20Juni%202013/IMG_5380_zpsa38bfb6d.jpg

Surely we found a lot of beautiful flowers and some mushrooms during our walk. This was the purple foxglove.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juni%202013/Innerstetalsperre%20Juni%202013/IMG_5372_zps841d8291.jpg

And king boletes.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juni%202013/Innerstetalsperre%20Juni%202013/IMG_5357_zps9565af7b.jpg

The strawberries were ready for eating. They were so yummy!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juni%202013/Innerstetalsperre%20Juni%202013/IMG_5370_zpsae46992b.jpg

A wonderful view over the Innerste. I showed the river earlier in my travel log
.
http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juni%202013/Innerstetalsperre%20Juni%202013/IMG_5382_zpsb8c24875.jpg

This was a flower that I never saw before:  the red helleborine.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juni%202013/Innerstetalsperre%20Juni%202013/IMG_5366_zps0d93b835.jpg

Another mushroom  :rolleyes: : the hazel bolete

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juni%202013/Innerstetalsperre%20Juni%202013/IMG_5365_zps4c5c4b6b.jpg

I don’t know this flower, but it was beautiful.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juni%202013/Innerstetalsperre%20Juni%202013/IMG_5374_zpsc3c451e1.jpg

The lake was really large!
http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juni%202013/Innerstetalsperre%20Juni%202013/IMG_5384_zpsb0c881a0.jpg

Love

Murph
HoBi


Posted Jul 5, 2013, 4:51 pm
Hello,

another day in the forest  B). We found king boletes
.
http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juni%202013/Diekholzen%20Juni%202013/IMG_5387_zps84391e92.jpg

And another flower: herb robert.  Rike, don’t you have it in your garden, too?

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juni%202013/Diekholzen%20Juni%202013/IMG_5422_zps93de3896.jpg

Wow! Chanterelles! Many people love these mushrooms.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juni%202013/Diekholzen%20Juni%202013/IMG_5400_zps0532e04f.jpg

This small river is really cute, isn’t it?

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juni%202013/Diekholzen%20Juni%202013/IMG_5419_zps1668d7eb.jpg

Much more king boletes! We were so sorry that we forgot our baskets  :(.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juni%202013/Diekholzen%20Juni%202013/IMG_5413_zpsd02c5ecb.jpg

This scrub is blooming all over the forest now: the black elder.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juni%202013/Diekholzen%20Juni%202013/IMG_5423_zps33516580.jpg

This mushroom is very yumma, but sadly I don’t know the English name for it.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juni%202013/Diekholzen%20Juni%202013/IMG_5405_zpsf07020ef.jpg

What a wonderful day in the forest.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Badse%20Juni%202013/Diekholzen%20Juni%202013/IMG_5425_zps539daebe.jpg

Next weekend we will go on holidays. We are so excited. Hopefully we will have internet, because I want to show you my photos soon.

Until soon

Murph
HoBi


Posted Jul 17, 2013, 3:23 pm
Hello,

Today a new guest arrived. Let’s have a look who is in the envelope.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Ankunft%20Matcha/IMG_5426_zps11966d7b.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Ankunft%20Matcha/IMG_5427_zps75cc818b.jpg

It was Matcha, a frog from Japan.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Ankunft%20Matcha/IMG_5428_zps5abdd5f1.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Ankunft%20Matcha/IMG_5429_zps3007ff3c.jpg

We had prepared a welcome-party for Matcha. First we had a chilly beer.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Ankunft%20Matcha/IMG_5430_zps5b06a93b.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Ankunft%20Matcha/IMG_5431_zpsf19d87c1.jpg

Then we had a special surprise for Matcha. We had Sushi. But how should we eat with chopsticks?

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Ankunft%20Matcha/IMG_5432_zps11dabec4.jpg

Matcha showed us how to use it.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Ankunft%20Matcha/IMG_5433_zps4373e766.jpg

It was too difficult for us, so we used our fingers.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Ankunft%20Matcha/IMG_5434_zpsb8467a8a.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Ankunft%20Matcha/IMG_5435_zps29460727.jpg

It was yummy!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Ankunft%20Matcha/IMG_5436_zps8d4a9429.jpg

We are on holiday – let’s have a look at our holiday flat.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Ankunft%20Matcha/IMG_5437_zpseac8a5ef.jpg

Nice friends in the garden.  :)

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Ankunft%20Matcha/IMG_5441_zps2a586867.jpg

We feel fine here!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Ankunft%20Matcha/IMG_5443_zps0a670c23.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Ankunft%20Matcha/IMG_5445_zps84cc61ac.jpg

Many greetings

Murph
HoBi


Posted Jul 18, 2013, 4:30 pm
Hello,

It was my first trip during the holiday – and I took this train.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Brocken/IMG_5447_zps47575ff8.jpg

Can you imagine where I went to? Not now? But maybe now?

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Brocken/IMG_5449_zpscdf036ad.jpg

Right – I was on the highest mountain of Northern Germany: the Brocken. First we visited the garden on the Brocken.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Brocken/IMG_5452_zpsafd12851.jpg

Even here there were blooming flowers.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Brocken/IMG_5455_zps807c2a38.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Brocken/IMG_5468_zpsc9434f10.jpg

I absolutely wanted to show you two photos of the train? Didn’t it look wonderful?

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Brocken/IMG_5469_zps735a02da.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Brocken/IMG_5475_zps87d2e76f.jpg

We had sunny weather – and had a great view. This is the direction to Torfhaus.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Brocken/IMG_5479_zps554d6535.jpg

This tower was really high.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Brocken/IMG_5476_zps88e33e6b.jpg

A funny sign – it seems that witches are dancing here.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Brocken/IMG_5493_zpsde827d61.jpg

Now you can see the place for sky jumping.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Brocken/IMG_5488_zps958f6d02.jpg

A bug destroys many of the spruces here – they looked scary, don’t they?

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Brocken/IMG_5497_zps7a228a6e.jpg

This was another famous building on the Brocken.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Brocken/IMG_5498_zps868ec32c.jpg

Then it was time to drive home. This loco will pull our train back into the valley.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Brocken/IMG_5485_zpsf50eb323.jpg

What a wonderful trip!

Until soon

Murph
HoBi


Posted Jul 19, 2013, 4:47 pm
Hello,   

Today I went to the rosarium in Sangerhausen.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Rosarium%20Sangerhausen/IMG_5501_zps9e2f8ce3.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Rosarium%20Sangerhausen/IMG_5504_zpsf79ccc35.jpg

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It is the biggest collection of roses of the world!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Rosarium%20Sangerhausen/IMG_5511_zps512c8595.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Rosarium%20Sangerhausen/IMG_5514_zpsd8c655e2.jpg

These are water lilies!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Rosarium%20Sangerhausen/IMG_5517_zpsb19b0e59.jpg

We definitely wanted to have a photo with this funny character.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Rosarium%20Sangerhausen/IMG_5530_zps1a973f0c.jpg

More roses

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Rosarium%20Sangerhausen/IMG_5522_zps6bd2371e.jpg

And other beautiful flowers, too.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Rosarium%20Sangerhausen/IMG_5527_zps63563a00.jpg

A wonderful fountain.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Rosarium%20Sangerhausen/IMG_5524_zps613d9ac2.jpg

And surely more and more roses! You cannot imagine the wonderful smell here.  :)

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Rosarium%20Sangerhausen/IMG_5531_zpsc385f550.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Rosarium%20Sangerhausen/IMG_5537_zps6678c306.jpg

We needed a short rest.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Rosarium%20Sangerhausen/IMG_5548_zps73ac4bac.jpg

Roses are really beautiful!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Rosarium%20Sangerhausen/IMG_5543_zpsa15d07e0.jpg

… but not as beautiful as this lady…  B)
http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Rosarium%20Sangerhausen/IMG_5540_zps5985cba6.jpg

So many roses, such a good smell…  :rolleyes:

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Rosarium%20Sangerhausen/IMG_5550_zps270349f6.jpg

Let’s see, what we will do next

Yours

Murph
HoBi


Posted Jul 20, 2013, 3:06 pm
Hello,

Today I want to show you the village where we are on holiday. This is the animal of the emblem.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Hohegeiss/IMG_5576_zpsbe5df2e9.jpg

I really loved this spring.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Hohegeiss/IMG_5580_zpsb877c25a.jpg

There were very old and big spruces in the forest. We wanted to see it.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Hohegeiss/IMG_5587_zpsc1b141e1.jpg

What a disappointment. The old trees died.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Hohegeiss/IMG_5581_zps62f189af.jpg

In the spa garden we found a beautiful pond.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Hohegeiss/IMG_5563_zps4f133023.jpg

There were many fishes in it. Can you see it?

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Hohegeiss/IMG_5562_zpseef93933.jpg

Isn’t this small river beautiful?

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Hohegeiss/IMG_5568_zpsf154e91c.jpg

On the pond there were many water lilies.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Hohegeiss/IMG_5574_zpsce66980d.jpg

At the end we found a mushroom, although it was very dry here.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Hohegeiss/IMG_5570_zps30fa39a1.jpg

Greetings

Murph
HoBi


Posted Jul 22, 2013, 3:58 pm
Hello,

Today we took a trip into the forest.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Wald%20Kramershai/IMG_5652_zps25ef3590.jpg

There were many blooming wild orchids.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Wald%20Kramershai/IMG_5645_zps9874379b.jpg

Here you can see an orchid at close range.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Wald%20Kramershai/IMG_5618_zps500133c1.jpg

What a beautiful forest.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Wald%20Kramershai/IMG_5621_zps7a90438f.jpg

Have you ever seen a brown fly agaric? It really exists!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Wald%20Kramershai/IMG_5629_zps99bc1b86.jpg

We took a rest at this hut.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Wald%20Kramershai/IMG_5632_zps2a172d77.jpg

Puh - there were many disgusting insect. It was awful!  :(

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Wald%20Kramershai/IMG_5634_zpsc04578a0.jpg

Maybe you know this plant – it was the wild thyme.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Wald%20Kramershai/IMG_5616_zps9bd317e9.jpg

Until soon

Murph
HoBi


Posted Jul 24, 2013, 4:16 pm
Hello,

Wow, we found the paradise for TVs! Everything is in our size here. We could have a wonderful life in this house.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Wernigerode/IMG_5703_zpsc53a5b78.jpg

This is an old prison.
   
http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Wernigerode/IMG_5704_zpse82077d4.jpg

A beautiful church.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Wernigerode/IMG_5712_zpscff8f1bf.jpg

Another beautiful house! Should we live here?

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Wernigerode/IMG_5705_zpse73693c3.jpg

This church is build from wood. Very beautiful!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Wernigerode/IMG_5706_zpsadf6b8e9.jpg

These colorful pillars stood in the middle of the TV-Country.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Wernigerode/IMG_5707_zps8ca7b75d.jpg

Even the Brocken is here!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Wernigerode/IMG_5716_zps13d5cef5.jpg

Another church  :rolleyes:

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Wernigerode/IMG_5714_zps49dabd30.jpg

And we have a train station, too.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Wernigerode/IMG_5715_zps945c5fc9.jpg

A very big church…

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Wernigerode/IMG_5723_zps39c1cd23.jpg

We have a wonderful view of the Brocken at this house. Maybe we should move into it?

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Wernigerode/IMG_5722_zpsdc974e4d.jpg

Supermarkets are here, too.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Wernigerode/IMG_5730_zps86694482.jpg

We can visit witches with this cable car.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Wernigerode/IMG_5742_zps04c7187b.jpg

Well – we have to work in this quarry…

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Wernigerode/IMG_5713_zps66bf8bb6.jpg

… to have enough money for our new home! B)

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Wernigerode/IMG_5727_zpsf0f8b5e3.jpg

Goodbye my friends, I will stay here!

Murph

HoBi


Posted Jul 26, 2013, 6:30 pm
Hello,

Ok, we didn’t stay in the ‚Kleiner Harz‘…  :rolleyes:  Our last planned trip was too amazing – we didn’t want to miss it. We went to the place where the witches dance.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Thale/IMG_5751_zpsc8cc8dc3.jpg

On our way to it we saw this great Climbing Park.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Thale/IMG_5789_zpscccdc471.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Thale/IMG_5754_zpsa1a42a49.jpg

But we had no time for it! We wanted to take the cable car!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Thale/IMG_5757_zps5390b485.jpg

We took this cable car to the ‚Hexentanzplatz‘.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Thale/IMG_5769_zps63d3340f.jpg

We saw funny sculptures. First the devil!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Thale/IMG_5760_zps5348da22.jpg

What should this be?

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Thale/IMG_5765_zps0e0991a2.jpg

Eventuallly we saw a witch. She is a very famous witch.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Thale/IMG_5766_zpsbd588f73.jpg

We enjoyed this wonderful view during our walk around the Hexentanzplatz.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Thale/IMG_5772_zpsc510870f.jpg

Then we had to go home.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Thale/IMG_5775_zps49615ac1.jpg

This cable car took us back into the valley.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Thale/IMG_5778_zps0d975399.jpg

Wow, how exciting!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Thale/IMG_5780_zpsffd1ca07.jpg

A view out of the window of the gondola!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Thale/IMG_5783_zps991844d8.jpg

And see this! The Gondola’s floor is out of glass! Great!  B)

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/Harz%20Urlaub%202013/Thale/IMG_5784_zps27cff2d1.jpg

Tomorrow we have to go home. Our holiday here will be finished.

Until soon

Murph
HoBi


Posted Aug 2, 2013, 5:06 pm
Hello,

Today GustavHH left. He will travel to Bavaria.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Juli%202013/IMG_5854_zps15d0d6c8.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Juli%202013/IMG_5855_zpsfde2182d.jpg

We wish him a lot of fun and a fast trip.

And today a new guest arrived. Who will it be?

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Juli%202013/IMG_5856_zps9561e02c.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Juli%202013/IMG_5857_zps01ae3d1e.jpg

It was Manganinnie.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Juli%202013/IMG_5858_zps542bba76.jpg

Although it was very hot, we took a walk along a river. Bine had a new camera and wanted to try it out.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Juli%202013/P1010012_zps3f14f5d4.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Juli%202013/P1010013_zpsa89f73bf.jpg

We found wild thyme. It was really rare here.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Juli%202013/P1010016_zps254df7df.jpg

And we saw beautiful trees and flowers.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Juli%202013/P1010028_zps920ef02c.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Juli%202013/P1010018_zpsd8e5e4ba.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Juli%202013/P1010025_zpsa9bc06b2.jpg

It was a really wonderful river.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Juli%202013/P1010036_zps250adbfa.jpg

Then we went into the forest. We wanted to search mushrooms. And we found a lurid bolete, even though it was so dry.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Juli%202013/P1010048_zps36adcdbd.jpg

This mushroom grows in the summer time, when it is really hot. Unfortunately I don’t know the English name for it.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Juli%202013/P1010062_zps53dba585.jpg

I only knew these flowers in gardens.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Juli%202013/P1010044_zps59bd06fe.jpg

At the end we found bitter beech boletes. It is rare here, but it is not eatable.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Juli%202013/P1010071_zps3e61e460.jpg

We urgently need rain, because we want to find more mushrooms. Keep your fingers crossed for us!

Many greetings

Murph
HoBi


Posted Aug 8, 2013, 6:29 pm
Hello,

it is a hot day today. Nevertheless we took a walk.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Juli%202013/Lavespfad%20Juli%202013/P1010091_zps5106c218.jpg

There is a big castle in Derneburg.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Juli%202013/Lavespfad%20Juli%202013/P1010078_zps215169b0.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Juli%202013/Lavespfad%20Juli%202013/P1010082_zps1a065e95.jpg

In the forest was a small teahouse.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Juli%202013/Lavespfad%20Juli%202013/P1010084_zps9439f83d.jpg

So many stairs…

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Juli%202013/Lavespfad%20Juli%202013/P1010086_zps8d1a415e.jpg

Unbelievable – there exists a pyramid in the forest inside of Germany. It is the grave of the former owner of the castle.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Juli%202013/Lavespfad%20Juli%202013/P1010088_zpse9236873.jpg

I liked this house.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Juli%202013/Lavespfad%20Juli%202013/P1010100_zps1759f7d3.jpg

There were small houses of fishermen next to many small ponds.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Juli%202013/Lavespfad%20Juli%202013/P1010094_zpsfda0c712.jpg

It didn’t look like one – but this was one of the fish ponds.
http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Juli%202013/Lavespfad%20Juli%202013/P1010105_zpsec08a1e4.jpg

This region is really beautiful.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Juli%202013/Lavespfad%20Juli%202013/P1010104_zpsd963b9ff.jpg

Greetings

Murph
HoBi


Posted Aug 11, 2013, 3:26 pm
Hello,

today I showed my guests Bad Salzdetfurth. Here you can see the emblem of the town.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Juli%202013/Bad%20Salzdetfurth/P1010206_zps916f88df.jpg

Bad Salzdetfurth is an old miningtown.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Juli%202013/Bad%20Salzdetfurth/P1010200_zpscda02f5a.jpg

And you find memories of this time everywhere.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Juli%202013/Bad%20Salzdetfurth/P1010202_zps1933cac6.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Juli%202013/Bad%20Salzdetfurth/P1010208_zps137a84e8.jpg

There are 2 big salines in the spa gardens.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Juli%202013/Bad%20Salzdetfurth/P1010187_zpsb1a4c2c0.jpg

The people used it to produce salt in the past.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Juli%202013/Bad%20Salzdetfurth/P1010186_zpsdd7e7b2a.jpg

I really loved this beautiful fountain.
http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Juli%202013/Bad%20Salzdetfurth/P1010190_zps358be20a.jpg

This is my famous place. It is called Summstein – you sit inside of it and bumble. Then the whole body prickles. Very funny!  B)

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Juli%202013/Bad%20Salzdetfurth/P1010194_zps20ded145.jpg

Bad Salzdetfurth is a really nice city.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Juli%202013/Bad%20Salzdetfurth/P1010199_zpse439f723.jpg

Until soon

Murph
HoBi


Posted Aug 16, 2013, 3:21 pm
Hello,

Matcha is so excited. Maybe he will complete one of his life missions today. It is so hot and too dry here. But maybe we will find mushrooms – so let’s start.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Juli%202013/lifemission%20matcha/P1010245_zps0cc3fadf.jpg

First we found this big mushroom. Sadly I didn’t know its English name.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Juli%202013/lifemission%20matcha/P1010216_zpsb06793f9.jpg

There were many butterflies in the forest.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Juli%202013/lifemission%20matcha/P1010259_zps1bba8f02.jpg

And here they were! Unbelievable! We found velvet bittlegills. They were very yummy.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Juli%202013/lifemission%20matcha/P1010231_zps289878f6.jpg

Matcha was so happy!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Juli%202013/lifemission%20matcha/P1010236_zps23314476.jpg

The first basket was full. Will we find more?

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Juli%202013/lifemission%20matcha/P1010242_zpsbfeb2da7.jpg

We found one ruby bolete. We allowed it to stay in the forest.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Juli%202013/lifemission%20matcha/P1010240_zps74960155.jpg

Wasn’t this map butterfly beautiful?

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Juli%202013/lifemission%20matcha/P1010262_zpsbdb921bb.jpg

It has to rain. We want to find more mushrooms.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Juli%202013/lifemission%20matcha/P1010266_zps5c8ea1b2.jpg

Keep your fingers crossed for us!

Many greetings

Murph
HoBi


Posted Aug 23, 2013, 4:10 pm
Hello friends,


Wow – what was this on Bine's arm? It looked interesting. A music festival! Imagine that, Bine didn't want to take us with her!  :stare:

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Aug%202013/P1010362_zps7f2a6020.jpg

But we convinced her that we should come with her – and here we were!  It was the Mera Luna on the airfield of Hildesheim.  B)

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Aug%202013/IMG_5870_zpsf106998a.jpg

There were so many people – and most of them wore black clothes.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Aug%202013/IMG_5873_zps7edad5a9.jpg

We went to the stage – the music started!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Aug%202013/IMG_5867_zpsf34e398d.jpg

Wow – there were really many people!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Aug%202013/IMG_5876_zps2ee1f6fd.jpg

We urgently wanted to go back to the stage and hear music. It went dark, so we were not able to take more photos – Bine's camera was not able to do it. But we hadn't the time for photos.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Aug%202013/IMG_5883_zpsb06f97f1.jpg

What a wonderful event!  :D

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Aug%202013/P1010363_zps45530fe1.jpg

Many greetings

Murph
HoBi


Posted Aug 30, 2013, 4:18 pm
Hello,

today we visited the Park of the Abbey Lamspringe .

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Juli%202013/Lamspringe%20Juli%202013/P1010146_zps029711e3.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Juli%202013/Lamspringe%20Juli%202013/P1010124_zps90ec0407.jpg

In this mill they produced mill for the abbey many years ago.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Juli%202013/Lamspringe%20Juli%202013/P1010139_zpsadfa2b8c.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Juli%202013/Lamspringe%20Juli%202013/P1010123_zps97be9814.jpg

This sculpture is so funny.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Juli%202013/Lamspringe%20Juli%202013/P1010127_zps413135bf.jpg

This is the church of the abbey. Really big!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Juli%202013/Lamspringe%20Juli%202013/P1010131_zpsd290caf7.jpg

Criminals got this ring around their neck in the past – and were in the pillory.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Juli%202013/Lamspringe%20Juli%202013/P1010142_zpsadb9cfe2.jpg

What a wonderful park!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Juli%202013/Lamspringe%20Juli%202013/P1010143_zps76a7c02e.jpg

Many greetings

Murph
HoBi


Posted Sep 6, 2013, 3:02 pm
Hello,

Will there be more mushrooms? It was still very dry. But the big surprise: many lurid boletes.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Aug%202013/Pilze%20August/P1010316_zps89c90b11.jpg

They were too big for our baskets!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Aug%202013/Pilze%20August/P1010317_zps6fff7288.jpg

But look – unfortunately there were many grubs in it! So they had to stay here :-( Can you see it? The mushrooms went blue!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Aug%202013/Pilze%20August/P1010319_zpsab842fde.jpg

But these here were good. The name is dotted stem bolete. They were very yummy – but too big for us. Holgi took them home for us.  :D

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Aug%202013/Pilze%20August/P1010321_zps8bbac78c.jpg

Will this mushroom be yummy?

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Aug%202013/Pilze%20August/P1010323_zpsb461cd85.jpg

I told them to smell it!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Aug%202013/Pilze%20August/P1010324_zps9702dc01.jpg

The mushrooms smelt like vinegar. The bitter beech boletes are not delicious...

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Aug%202013/Pilze%20August/P1010325_zpsfd1cad5f.jpg

…but very beautiful!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Aug%202013/Pilze%20August/P1010328_zpsd8c70926.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Aug%202013/Pilze%20August/P1010343_zps8029641b.jpg

At the end we found this rare mushroom. Unfortunately we don't know its English name.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Aug%202013/Pilze%20August/P1010350_zps68d85bc0.jpg

At home we cleaned the mushrooms!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Aug%202013/Pilze%20August/P1010360_zps4450edb0.jpg

Tomorrow we will have delicious mushrooms!

Until soon

Murph
HoBi


Posted Sep 10, 2013, 4:57 pm
Hello,

Today it was Matcha’s last day here in Bad Salzdetfurth. We took a long walk through wonderful landscapes.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Aug%202013/Abschied%20Matcha/P1010431_zps69172a12.jpg

Unfortunately the blackberries weren’t ripe, because we would have loved to taste it.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Aug%202013/Abschied%20Matcha/IMG_5893_zpsa05a93aa.jpg

Didn’t this meadow look wonderful?

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Aug%202013/Abschied%20Matcha/P1010421_zps0041af9f.jpg

There should be many butterflies and rare flowers here.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Aug%202013/Abschied%20Matcha/P1010416_zpsaffc4daa.jpg

This here was really interesting. It is a Robin’s pincushion. Insects grow inside and stay there during the wintertime.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Aug%202013/Abschied%20Matcha/P1010426_zpsd2891db7.jpg

In Lower Saxony you rarely find juniper heathlands.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Aug%202013/Abschied%20Matcha/IMG_5906_zpsd5447f39.jpg

The common juniper pricked.  :(

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Aug%202013/Abschied%20Matcha/IMG_5897_zpsb2032a8a.jpg

But it was very beautiful.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Aug%202013/Abschied%20Matcha/IMG_5898_zps62892c82.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Aug%202013/Abschied%20Matcha/IMG_5907_zpsc7987e3f.jpg

This plant is rarely to find in the wilderness here, too. It is the chiltern gentian.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Aug%202013/Abschied%20Matcha/IMG_5915_zpsdedd2123.jpg

Then it was time to say goodbye. We had a really nice time together.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Aug%202013/Abschied%20Matcha/P1010557_zpse5ec31ac.jpg

We wish Matcha a fast and safe journey.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Aug%202013/Abschied%20Matcha/P1010558_zps84b2e5a9.jpg

Until soon!

Murph
HoBi


Posted Sep 12, 2013, 6:02 pm
Hello,

It was Ninnie’s birthday today. I lit up some candles for Ninnie and sung a wonderful song.  B)

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Sept%202013/Geburtstag%20Ninnie/P1010592_zps34b4bedd.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Sept%202013/Geburtstag%20Ninnie/P1010593_zps9e6a6e14.jpg

Then we had something delicious to eat – and surely we had a drink, too.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Sept%202013/Geburtstag%20Ninnie/P1010595_zps14814351.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Sept%202013/Geburtstag%20Ninnie/P1010596_zpsc7ed8624.jpg

It was so yummy. Later we had chocolate as dessert.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Sept%202013/Geburtstag%20Ninnie/P1010597_zps0e113a0b.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Sept%202013/Geburtstag%20Ninnie/P1010598_zpsd9ec95bd.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Sept%202013/Geburtstag%20Ninnie/P1010601_zpsfd5bd71c.jpg

It was a wonderful birthday.

Many greetings

Murph
HoBi


Posted Sep 18, 2013, 5:13 pm
Hello,

Today it was Manganinnie’s last day here in Bad Salzdetfurth. We went to a nature reserve near to Hildesheim.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Sept%202013/P1010490_zps6af8c21e.jpg

We saw many flowers.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Sept%202013/P1010505_zps20235922.jpg

And surely some mushrooms  :): rooting boletes

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Sept%202013/P1010502_zpsbefb464e.jpg

It was a great view over Hildesheiim.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Sept%202013/P1010495_zps4bf9ecdf.jpg

This plant is rare in these days:  the restharrow

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Sept%202013/P1010507_zps7b3be593.jpg

Where will this way go to?

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Sept%202013/P1010503_zps8ff32484.jpg

What a great view!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Sept%202013/P1010498_zpsfcf23f53.jpg

We found this giant puffball next to a cow paddock. What a surprise!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Sept%202013/P1010511_zps0f908613.jpg

Then it was time to say goodbye. We had a really nice time together.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Sept%202013/Geburtstag%20Ninnie/P1010603_zps4dbc7cb2.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Sept%202013/Geburtstag%20Ninnie/P1010604_zpsd588d6b1.jpg

Until soon

Murph
HoBi


Posted Sep 23, 2013, 6:00 pm
Hello,

Today we visited Dicker Kumpel.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Sept%202013/Zeitreise/P1010800_zps668ca8f7.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Sept%202013/Zeitreise/P1010802_zpsea383fa1.jpg

We brought a gift for him and his friends.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Sept%202013/Zeitreise/P1010804_zpsba4b53e6.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Sept%202013/Zeitreise/P1010808_zps8c1a43fe.jpg

Dicker Kumpel had a big surprise for me. What will it be? I was so excited! :D

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Sept%202013/Zeitreise/P1010657_zps1a06c243.jpg

It was a Time Machine!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Sept%202013/Zeitreise/P1010665_zpsa5a7da0c.jpg

Should we try it? Will we have a safe journey? Did Dicker Kumpel know what he built?  :rolleyes:

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Sept%202013/Zeitreise/P1010668_zpsa76a2966.jpg

We were brave. And we tried it!  :D

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Sept%202013/Zeitreise/P1010674_zpsdb7dcaf7.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Sept%202013/Zeitreise/P1010672_zpsd3355ea3.jpg

Let’s start!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Sept%202013/Zeitreise/P1010676_zpsac1acae5.jpg

Where are we? And ‚when‘ are we?

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Sept%202013/Zeitreise/P1010680_zpsc94cb5cc.jpg

Wow, it was my birthday!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Sept%202013/Zeitreise/P1010686_zps41232d0d.jpg

It was time to celebrate it…

to be continued…  ;)
HoBi


Posted Sep 27, 2013, 7:49 pm
Hello,

First all the others sung a song for me.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Sept%202013/Zeitreise/P1010698_zps2db20307.jpg

Then I got my gifts.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Sept%202013/Zeitreise/P1010699_zps729ac53f.jpg

What a wonderful card!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Sept%202013/Zeitreise/P1010706_zps5046fed7.jpg

I unwrapped my gifts.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Sept%202013/Zeitreise/P1010712_zps3fe5d3cd.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Sept%202013/Zeitreise/P1010716_zpsb121dd11.jpg

Dicker Kumpel and Kleine Fee prepared a delicious meal. We had a barbecue with marshmallows.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Sept%202013/Zeitreise/P1010724_zps030d81a4.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Sept%202013/Zeitreise/P1010726_zps34e32085.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Sept%202013/Zeitreise/P1010735_zpsf8bc6e8d.jpg

It was so yummy!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Sept%202013/Zeitreise/P1010745_zpsd7291075.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Sept%202013/Zeitreise/P1010750_zps2b63c5fa.jpg

At the end we went out into the garden for a firework.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Sept%202013/Zeitreise/P1010754_zps5d626bde.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Sept%202013/Zeitreise/P1010758_zps957f2813.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Sept%202013/Zeitreise/P1010761_zps2b44b0b2.jpg

What a wonderful birthday!

Many greetings

Murph
HoBi


Posted Oct 3, 2013, 4:51 pm
Hello,

Where am I? And what day is today?

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Sept%202013/Zeitreise/P1010809_zpsac02c90d.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Sept%202013/Zeitreise/P1010812_zps91349995.jpg

Upps, It is the 15th of September.  And it is TobiHH’s birthday! We all sang a wonderful song for him!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Sept%202013/Zeitreise/P1010815_zps4697f9f6.jpg

I asked TobiHH if he would love to come to Bad Salzdetfurth with us.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Sept%202013/Zeitreise/P1010818_zps78675529.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Sept%202013/Zeitreise/P1010820_zpsbe7e7861.jpg

Unfortunately it was time to say goodbye  :(… What a shame. I would love to have adventures like this each day.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Sept%202013/Zeitreise/P1010821_zps5476fda7.jpg

Until soon

Murph
HoBi


Posted Oct 10, 2013, 5:06 pm
Hello,

Finally we are on holidays.  :D At our first day we visited a big abbey.

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This was the abbey church from outside, beautiful – wasn’t it?

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And then inside of the church – can you see the gold and all the angels?

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The decoration for the harvest festival was so beautiful.

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The garden of the abbey:

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There were many old trees.

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It was a very beautiful abbey.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Okt%202013/Neuzell%202013/P1020008_zpsb6b0adbd.jpg

A brewery belongs to the abbey. We bought a lot of delicious stuff.  ;)

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Okt%202013/Neuzell%202013/P1020015_zpsdda64996.jpg

Tomorrow we will hike. The nature should be really nice here. I am curious!

Greetings

Murph
HoBi


Posted Oct 13, 2013, 3:23 pm
Hello,

Today we hiked.

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And this was the point where we started. The beautiful “Bremsdorfer Mühle” in the “Schlaubetal”.

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We walked along this small river. It is called Schlaube. It was a wonderful landscape.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Okt%202013/Schlaubetal%20I/P1020028_zpsa72f022f.jpg

We found a new mushroom for TobiHH’s life mission. It was a grey mushroom.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Okt%202013/Schlaubetal%20I/P1020031_zps112fa09f.jpg

We continued our walk along the river.

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Wow – another mushroom with a new color. It is purple. Can you see the color? The mushroom is very bright. Maybe we will find another mushroom that is really purple. We will see.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Okt%202013/Schlaubetal%20I/P1020038_zpsb53d1aa4.jpg

This lake was the destination of our hike.

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What a beautiful scenery.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Okt%202013/Schlaubetal%20I/P1020062_zpsdc0478fb.jpg

Do you know this tree? It grew in front of our holiday flat.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Okt%202013/Schlaubetal%20I/P1020067_zps17ba222d.jpg

A Walnut tree – and the nuts were ripe.

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We collected all nuts. They were so yummy.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Okt%202013/Schlaubetal%20I/P1020066_zps682aa1af.jpg

Until soon

Murph
HoBi


Posted Oct 17, 2013, 5:08 pm
Hello,

We walked around this lake today.

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First we found a purple mushroom. This one is really purple, isn’t it?

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What a wonderful view over the lake.

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We were not able to use this boat anymore  :)

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Unfortunately we couldn’t take this mushroom with us. It is not allowed to pick mushrooms from a nature reserve.  :(

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What will we find there?

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Wow – what a view!

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Yesterday I walked along the Schlaube. This is the spring of the small river.

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This small river feeds the whole lake that we walked around.  Unbelievable.

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Isn’t it beautiful here?

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Okt%202013/Schlaubetal%20II/P1020111_zps9933ee0f.jpg

These mushrooms look like small balls, don’t they?

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Okt%202013/Schlaubetal%20II/P1020114_zps9494c075.jpg

I really love it here!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Okt%202013/Schlaubetal%20II/P1020121_zps6183688b.jpg

Greetings

Murph
HoBi


Posted Oct 21, 2013, 5:06 pm
Hello,

Another hike through the 'Schlaubetal'. First we found a mushroom for TobiHHs life mission. It was pink!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Okt%202013/Schlaubetal%20III/P1020127_zpsfef3596d.jpg

Again the small river – the Schlaube

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This mushroom is eatable, but many people got stomach ache when they ate it.  :(

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We walked through a lot of sand – it there a beach near to us?

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No, but there were many mushrooms.  ;)

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Okt%202013/Schlaubetal%20III/P1020136_zps8f59fdb5.jpg

A small waterwheel in the forest.

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Wow! The next mushroom for TobiHH's life mission. It was green!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Okt%202013/Schlaubetal%20III/P1020141_zps0307ecc8.jpg

The last photo of the „Schlaube“ – what a wonderful river!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Okt%202013/Schlaubetal%20III/P1020157_zpsb9def6f8.jpg

Until soon… back in Bad Salzdetfurth

Murph
HoBi


Posted Oct 22, 2013, 4:53 pm
Hello ,

today we wanted to search mushrooms.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Sept%202013/Pilze/P1010842_zps47d14776.jpg

At first we found this mushroom – every child knows it.  :D

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Sept%202013/Pilze/P1010892_zps527c4b3c.jpg

These mushrooms taste hot: peppery boletes

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Sept%202013/Pilze/P1010893_zps794c4757.jpg

And here! We found a  earth star in the forest!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Sept%202013/Pilze/P1010829_zps709aa3ec.jpg

This plant looked funny. The wild arum is very poisonous.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Sept%202013/Pilze/P1010836_zps94e4fa6a.jpg

Another mushroom  ;): a little king bolete.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Sept%202013/Pilze/P1010870_zpsbfe727f4.jpg

A little break.

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This mushroom is very, very poisonous. Each year many people were killed by the poison of these mushrooms. It is called the death cap.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Sept%202013/Pilze/P1010827_zps88a7fe7c.jpg

Do you know this plant? The deadly nightshade is also very poisonous. But there are some people, who eat this berries. Then they get a jag and do strange things…

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Sept%202013/Pilze/P1010849_zpsdf47d2c6.jpg

The lion shield is rare here. What a wonderful colour. :D

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At the end we found more stars! Don’t they look great? They are my famous mushrooms!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Sept%202013/Pilze/P1010875_zpsd2904b88.jpg

It was a wonderful day in the forest!

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http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Sept%202013/Pilze/P1010877_zps39f43722.jpg

Until soon

Murph
HoBi


Posted Oct 27, 2013, 12:08 pm
Hello,

it was a wonderful  fall day. So we went into the forest.

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Of course we wanted to find mushrooms. The first mushroom is called the panther cap. It is very, very poisonous.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Okt%202013/Pilze/P1010899_zps495ff4ad.jpg

We found a new mushroom for TobiHH’s life mission. It was a white mushroom – the common helvel.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Okt%202013/Pilze/P1010903_zpsde8b905e.jpg

Maybe you know this plant – it was the water mint.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Okt%202013/Pilze/P1010934_zps3c30f99d.jpg

What a wonderful mushroom: a magpie fungus

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Okt%202013/Pilze/P1010916_zpsb7b2059f.jpg

Ugh, these mushrooms smelt like garlic.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Okt%202013/Pilze/P1010919_zps9c3a0ea8.jpg

What a wonderful forest.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Okt%202013/Pilze/P1020193_zpsccf2cc4a.jpg

These mushrooms were good. The name is sheated woodtuft. They were very yummy.  :D

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We found this sign in the forest. HoBi don't like these animals. We are not fussed about them - we are ToyVoyagers.  B)

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Another colour for TobiHHs lifemission – orange!

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At the end we found this rare mushroom. Unfortunately we don't know its English name. But it was really purple  ;)

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Okt%202013/Pilze/P1020194_zpsfab5fd36.jpg

What a wonderful day in the forest!

Yours Murph
HoBi


Posted Nov 1, 2013, 2:58 pm
Hello,

It is time that we have a closer look on TobiHH’s  life mission: mushrooms in 9 different colors – that’s a lot!  :rolleyes:

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Let’s see how many colors we already found.

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We should write down all the colors …

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Okt%202013/lifemission%20Pilze/P1020291_zpsa7d4e5c3.jpg

… and then we count the colors.

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We only have 8 colors now. One is still missing. What color could this be for a mushroom?  :thinking:

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Okt%202013/lifemission%20Pilze/P1020295_zps969aeecd.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Okt%202013/lifemission%20Pilze/P1020296_zpsef734fb8.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Okt%202013/lifemission%20Pilze/P1020298_zps7dc74ca5.jpg

We know that black mushrooms exist. Will we find one? Keep your fingers crossed for us!

Until soon

Murph
HoBi


Posted Nov 7, 2013, 5:18 pm
Hello,

Today we went over a big meadow. We took a long walk!

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There were mushrooms on these meadows – and they looked beautiful.  :D

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Okt%202013/Wiese/P1020210_zps8afb306c.jpg

Far away we saw a big flock of sheep. Unfortunately you cannot really recognize it on the photo.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Okt%202013/Wiese/P1020220_zps8f044bd7.jpg

More mushrooms – and they were in a beautiful yellow!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Okt%202013/Wiese/P1020237_zps35415383.jpg

We continued our walk – maybe we will find a black mushroom.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Okt%202013/Wiese/P1020221_zpsfa596f15.jpg

Didn’t these small worms look funny? They are mushrooms too…  :)

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I especially like these trees.

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Another mushroom – unfortunately it was not black, too.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Okt%202013/Wiese/P1020241_zpsb808350c.jpg

What a wonderful day on this meadow.  Sadly we didn’t find black mushrooms here – hopefully we will find some soon.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Okt%202013/Wiese/P1020226_zps9ac274b4.jpg

Until soon

Murph
HoBi


Posted Nov 13, 2013, 5:27 pm
Hello,

Today I went to a beautiful park.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Okt%202013/Bodenburg%202013/P1020254_zps3411b1ee.jpg

On our way to the park we found this gate. I loved the color.

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... and this fountain.

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Behind me you can see the castle.

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There was a small pavilion in the park.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Okt%202013/Bodenburg%202013/P1020256_zpsa00255b9.jpg

The owners of the castle is the family von Cramm. In the Past the famous tennis player Freiherr Gottfried von Cramm lived here.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Okt%202013/Bodenburg%202013/P1020273_zpsb52b477e.jpg

These old tomb slabs were impressive.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Okt%202013/Bodenburg%202013/P1020275_zps04e58898.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Okt%202013/Bodenburg%202013/P1020277_zps5bf39231.jpg

A beautiful lake belongs to the park, too.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Okt%202013/Bodenburg%202013/P1020284_zps71a630b2.jpg

Let’s see, what more we can find here.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Okt%202013/Bodenburg%202013/P1020280_zps113a3b54.jpg

The Castle at close range.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Okt%202013/Bodenburg%202013/P1020263_zps092ccac9.jpg

These old bonnets look funny, don’t they?

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Okt%202013/Bodenburg%202013/P1020259_zps97ebe93f.jpg

Wow, what a beautiful park!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Okt%202013/Bodenburg%202013/P1020268_zpsf706ca54.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Okt%202013/Bodenburg%202013/P1020269_zpsab68e6b4.jpg

Look what we found in the park.  :D
http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Okt%202013/Bodenburg%202013/P1020258_zpsf5b95460.jpg

I would love to live in this Castle and find more gold!  B)


Yours

Murph
HoBi


Posted Nov 22, 2013, 4:18 pm
Hello,

Today must be the day! We want to find the black mushrooms. Because up to now we found 9 different colors. The black ones should be here!  :D

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Nov%202013/P1020348_zpscc470100.jpg

But first we had a view over Hildesheim!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Nov%202013/P1020342_zps5114d0ef.jpg

What a beautiful big mushroom – but it was not black!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Nov%202013/P1020333_zps5037a97a.jpg

We also found some nice flowers!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Nov%202013/P1020328_zps8aff6ace.jpg

There are hardly any leaves on the trees. We had to rush to fulfill Tobi’s life mission. It is nearly impossible to find mushrooms when it is cold.  :thinking:

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Nov%202013/P1020347_zps8f05bcf0.jpg

Unbelievable! Can you see the small black thing in our middle?

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Nov%202013/P1020323_zps1dd2ce71.jpg

Wow, we did it! Tobi’s life mission is completed.  B)

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Nov%202013/P1020327_zpsf0999ac9.jpg

There were really mushrooms in 10 different colors.

Greetings

Murph
HoBi


Posted Nov 28, 2013, 5:26 pm
Hello,

today I visited Hildesheim.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Nov%202013/Hildesheim%20Nov%202013/P1020381_zpsff9724a0.jpg

The first stop was the market place with many nice old houses.

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This is the „Knochenhaueramtshaus“  – a really famous building.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Nov%202013/Hildesheim%20Nov%202013/P1020385_zpsf87acfeb.jpg

The next stop was the dome of Hildesheim. It is currently a big construction area. Here is a rose, which is 1000 years old.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Nov%202013/Hildesheim%20Nov%202013/P1020393_zps64e81409.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Nov%202013/Hildesheim%20Nov%202013/P1020394_zps49b2cd6f.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Nov%202013/Hildesheim%20Nov%202013/P1020388_zps9a00d7ee.jpg

Why lives a Hindu God here in Hildesheim?

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Nov%202013/Hildesheim%20Nov%202013/P1020397_zpsa805e48e.jpg

We don’t know – but his name is Shiva. He is a little bit spooky.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Nov%202013/Hildesheim%20Nov%202013/P1020398_zps76e29ff6.jpg

The „Kehrwiederturm“  is the last tower of the old city wall.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Nov%202013/Hildesheim%20Nov%202013/P1020402_zps6cdc95df.jpg

In front of a church we found this fountain.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Nov%202013/Hildesheim%20Nov%202013/P1020377_zps0c7a0eee.jpg

On the way back to the car we found this house. It was rebuilding a few years ago. We didn’t like the location – it does not fit in this place.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Nov%202013/Hildesheim%20Nov%202013/P1020378_zps6fac52ce.jpg

But we like the name.  B)

Greetings

Murph
HoBi


Posted Dec 8, 2013, 2:38 pm
Hello,

we visited a ruin today.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Nov%202013/Salzgitter%20Nov%202013/P1020360_zps9c382e31.jpg

This catapult was really huge.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Nov%202013/Salzgitter%20Nov%202013/P1020357_zps447c1d10.jpg

There was a big wall around the ruin.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Nov%202013/Salzgitter%20Nov%202013/P1020361_zps98c275cd.jpg

We had a great view from the wall. It was the garden of the castle.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Nov%202013/Salzgitter%20Nov%202013/P1020365_zps168be22b.jpg

You won’t believe. The people had a heating in the past.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Nov%202013/Salzgitter%20Nov%202013/P1020369_zpsb07fa68c.jpg

The thing with the holes was the heating.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Nov%202013/Salzgitter%20Nov%202013/P1020372_zps73cc003a.jpg

There was a nice view from the tower over the ruin.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Nov%202013/Salzgitter%20Nov%202013/P1020375_zpsce7dfccc.jpg

Yours

Murph
HoBi


Posted Dec 13, 2013, 2:58 pm
Hello,

today is Nikolaus Day : the humans put their cleaned shoes in front of the door the night before – and on the 6th of December the Nikolaus came and put sweets into the shoes – if the humans were well-behaved.  :) Unfortunately I don't have shoes – but we searched big ones from Bine and Holgi.

These shoes are too small.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Dez%202013/P1020437_zpscff5548f.jpg
   
But these were great !  :D

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Dez%202013/P1020438_zps0c275594.jpg

They were big enough.  B)

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Dez%202013/P1020441_zps622d6b05.jpg

Bad luck for us – the boots were dirty. And the Nikolaus only fills clean boots with sweets.
So we searched something to clean them.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Dez%202013/P1020442_zps46368447.jpg

And we  cleaned one boot.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Dez%202013/P1020443_zpsaa223640.jpg

It looked great...

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Dez%202013/P1020446_zps04a0c808.jpg

Ready – now we put the boot in front of the door.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Dez%202013/P1020448_zps8575ff6f.jpg

This was exciting – we sat behind the door and wanted to surprise the Nikolaus.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Dez%202013/P1020449_zps4ced74c9.jpg

We waited all night long – this was my time to hear what happens!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Dez%202013/P1020452_zps9b67a987.jpg

Well – I heart something!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Dez%202013/P1020456_zps04b885c5.jpg

It worked – the whole boot is full!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Dez%202013/P1020458_zps717b8607.jpg

But what now? How can we get the sweets? We are so small – and the boot is so big! We pushed togehter – maybe he will fall?

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Dez%202013/P1020459_zpseb1df5d0.jpg

We made it – and so many sweets for us!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Dez%202013/P1020463_zpsa7ee5e8e.jpg

We must have been very nice over the year.  :rolleyes:

Happy Nikolaus

Murph
HoBi


Posted Dec 18, 2013, 5:16 pm
Hello,


I got mail today – a parcel for me – how exciting.  What will be in it?

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Dez%202013/Duingen%20Dez%202013/P1020435_zpsc6898770.jpg

Wow, a sweater with mushrooms on it – hopefully it will fit!  :)

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Dez%202013/Duingen%20Dez%202013/P1020434_zpsc711e475.jpg

Perfect! Thank you, dear olgamaus! Now I won’t be cold anymore!  B)

The weather was awful today. Many clouds, rain and cold temperatures. But we took a walk around this lake.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Dez%202013/Duingen%20Dez%202013/P1020433_zps0612feee.jpg

Everything was grey!  :(

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Dez%202013/Duingen%20Dez%202013/P1020420_zpse7e283bf.jpg

You can use boats here during the summertime. Now in the wintertime there were no boats.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Dez%202013/Duingen%20Dez%202013/P1020424_zpse07e628f.jpg

A beautiful river, isn’t it?

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Dez%202013/Duingen%20Dez%202013/P1020425_zpsa570f824.jpg

I loved this birdhouse.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Dez%202013/Duingen%20Dez%202013/P1020428_zps72d9465d.jpg

It is a wonderful lake.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Dez%202013/Duingen%20Dez%202013/P1020429_zps6a2bf915.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Dez%202013/Duingen%20Dez%202013/P1020423_zps7651b95c.jpg


Greetings

Murph
HoBi


Posted Dec 21, 2013, 4:32 pm
Hello,

Today a new guest arrived. Let’s have a look who is in the envelope.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Dez%202013/Hann%20Muenden%202013/IMG_0017_zpsf30cb0a4.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Dez%202013/Hann%20Muenden%202013/IMG_0019_zps9a942bc6.jpg

It was Sean, a little penguin from Berlin.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Dez%202013/Hann%20Muenden%202013/IMG_0021_zps00e440c1.jpg

Until soon

Murph
HoBi


Posted Dec 21, 2013, 4:35 pm
Hello,

today we visited Hann.Münden. There was a wonderful town hall.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Dez%202013/Hann%20Muenden%202013/IMG_0041_zps3e6ef6ec.jpg

This tower looked liked a candle - funny, isn't it?

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Dez%202013/Hann%20Muenden%202013/IMG_0026_zps8f5de367.jpg

This was the “Weserstein”.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Dez%202013/Hann%20Muenden%202013/IMG_0035_zpsadf53afd.jpg

This is the place where the Rivers Werra and Fulda meet to form the River Weser.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Dez%202013/Hann%20Muenden%202013/IMG_0040_zpsba0abe00.jpg

A wonderful bridge over the Fulda.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Dez%202013/Hann%20Muenden%202013/IMG_0032_zps3e6ad2d5.jpg

Hann.Münden has a lot of beautiful half-timbered houses.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Dez%202013/Hann%20Muenden%202013/IMG_0029_zpsaf0a7240.jpg

I really loved the old town gate.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Dez%202013/Hann%20Muenden%202013/IMG_0022_zps911c69f0.jpg

There were some constructions works in front of the castle.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Dez%202013/Hann%20Muenden%202013/IMG_0049_zpsbc6d9db8.jpg

I absolutely wanted to have a photo with this funny guy.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Dez%202013/Hann%20Muenden%202013/IMG_0044_zps4a8abdff.jpg

Hann. Münden is really a beautiful town.

Many greetings

Murph
HoBi


Posted Dec 23, 2013, 4:01 pm
Hello,

today we took a trip to a small spa town near to our home. There was a spa garden with a saline. We were really curious about it. But first some photos from the town.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Dez%202013/Bad%20Muender/IMG_0055_zpsb0fce4b4.jpg

A beautiful fountain – unfortunately not working – but it is wintertime.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Dez%202013/Bad%20Muender/IMG_0051_zpsefe2ee15.jpg

The carillon didn’t work for us, too.  :(

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Dez%202013/Bad%20Muender/IMG_0052_zps4d50b018.jpg

But this girl loved to play with us.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Dez%202013/Bad%20Muender/IMG_0058_zpscd406423.jpg

On the way to the spa garden we saw this beautiful house. It would be a nice place to live in.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Dez%202013/Bad%20Muender/IMG_0062_zps42d0bd0d.jpg

At the entrance of the spa gardens we found this stage. We sang a wonderful Christmas Song for HoBi. Can you find me?

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Dez%202013/Bad%20Muender/IMG_0061_zps5ed4eddd.jpg

Finally we found the saline! But what was it? It was so small! The salines in Bad Salzdetfurth are so much taller.  :D

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Dez%202013/Bad%20Muender/IMG_0067_zps0b6c035e.jpg

I laughed so much; I was not able to sit calm… Look…  :rolleyes:

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Dez%202013/Bad%20Muender/IMG_0068_zpsdd3d010c.jpg

It was beautiful, but….  B)

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Dez%202013/Bad%20Muender/IMG_0069_zpse3b1637a.jpg

At the end we found this great tree. How will he look in the summertime with leaves?

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Dez%202013/Bad%20Muender/IMG_0077_zps3235032b.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Dez%202013/Bad%20Muender/IMG_0073_zpse02fc48f.jpg

A beautiful trip with ugly weather again…

Until soon

Murph
HoBi


Posted Dec 29, 2013, 7:28 pm
Hello,

Today a new guest arrived. Who will it be?

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Dez%202013/Seesen%20Dez%202013/IMG_0111_zps289f3fcf.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Dez%202013/Seesen%20Dez%202013/IMG_0114_zpsca01ec61.jpg

It was Soeren.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Dez%202013/Seesen%20Dez%202013/IMG_0115_zps353a0d05.jpg

It was very cold and windy, but we wanted to leave the house. We went to Seesen. It is a city with many windows. You can see the famous places of the city when you look through the windows.  We saw the Castle Sehusa through the first window.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Dez%202013/Seesen%20Dez%202013/IMG_0108_zpsc8cb4f6d.jpg

Then we met this nice guy. It is Wilhelm Busch – he wrote many famous stories.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Dez%202013/Seesen%20Dez%202013/IMG_0100_zps1fb52749.jpg

All over the city you meet these funny boys. Their names are Max and Moritz.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Dez%202013/Seesen%20Dez%202013/IMG_0091_zpse2c1525f.jpg

Through this window you see an old courtyard.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Dez%202013/Seesen%20Dez%202013/IMG_0093_zps1b41fa7d.jpg

Here you see the church of Seesen.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Dez%202013/Seesen%20Dez%202013/IMG_0087_zps97bda41c.jpg

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Dez%202013/Seesen%20Dez%202013/IMG_0090_zps9666bbed.jpg

This house was so beautiful!

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Dez%202013/Seesen%20Dez%202013/IMG_0094_zps110d3ace.jpg

Look – Max and Moritz from the back side.  ;)

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Dez%202013/Seesen%20Dez%202013/IMG_0102_zpsf7ebaa49.jpg

This museum was really beautiful, wasn’t it?

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Dez%202013/Seesen%20Dez%202013/IMG_0083_zpsa71ba0c0.jpg

Seesen is a really beautiful city.

Until soon
Murph
HoBi


Posted Jan 2, 2014, 8:16 pm
Hello,

Today we went to a small wildlife park.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Dez%202013/Lehre%20Dez%202013/IMG_0168_zps229189ba.jpg

A beautiful lake with many storks…

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Dez%202013/Lehre%20Dez%202013/IMG_0118_zps0aca3adf.jpg

Many animals – like these funny guys - didn’t want to stay outside, because it was too cold.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Dez%202013/Lehre%20Dez%202013/IMG_0164_zps51965da3.jpg

These alpacas had enough wool – so it wasn’t cold for them.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Dez%202013/Lehre%20Dez%202013/IMG_0124_zpsde809f05.jpg

These small guinea pigs found a cozy place under the warm lamp.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Dez%202013/Lehre%20Dez%202013/IMG_0125_zpsd538dc05.jpg

A funny train.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Dez%202013/Lehre%20Dez%202013/IMG_0131_zps9449ab77.jpg

I love these kangaroos.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Dez%202013/Lehre%20Dez%202013/IMG_0135_zpse18f2470.jpg

Why is this old digger here? Maybe children love playing with it….

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Dez%202013/Lehre%20Dez%202013/IMG_0142_zpsbc0f0012.jpg

Eventually we had sunshine…

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Dez%202013/Lehre%20Dez%202013/IMG_0146_zpsd0054c57.jpg

My friend RikeH would have loved it here – so many budgies…

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Dez%202013/Lehre%20Dez%202013/IMG_0155_zpsfc9c0030.jpg

… these guys were really lazy…

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Dez%202013/Lehre%20Dez%202013/IMG_0152_zps02f47a62.jpg

Our last photo for today.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Dez%202013/Lehre%20Dez%202013/IMG_0158_zps8252e9d0.jpg

We wish you all merry Christmas!

Murph
RikeH


Posted Jan 4, 2014, 6:16 pm
Hello again,

Great news – I was back in Sülfeld for a short visit. It was great to see my best friend Dicker Kumpel and the others.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Dez_0365-1.jpg

Of course I had gifts for all of them. First I gave my gifts to Dicker Kumpel and Kleine Fee.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Dez_0366.jpg

I am sure they loved it.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Dez_0367.jpg

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Dez_0368.jpg

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Dez_0369.jpg

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Dez_0370.jpg

Of course I didn’t forget the others!

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Dez_0371.jpg

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Dez_0372.jpg

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Dez_0382.jpg

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Dez_0385.jpg

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Dez_0387.jpg

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Dez_0379.jpg

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Dez_0389.jpg

Then we came to the interesting part – my Christmas gift from Dicker Kumpel and Kleine Fee.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Dez_0392.jpg

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Dez_0396.jpg

I was so excited!

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Dez_0397.jpg

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Dez_0398.jpg

Killepitsch! I saw these bottles here in the summer - and now I have my own! Great!

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Dez_0400.jpg

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Dez_0401.jpg

Christmas is a great time!

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Dez_0414.jpg

Then we went to the Christmas Crib - the child was born!

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Dez_0415.jpg

I loved the Christmas tree!

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Dez_0416.jpg

Look – the beautiful decoration!

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Dez_0417.jpg

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Dez_0418.jpg

Then it was time to say goodbye. Sean, Soeren and I will go on a holiday with HoBi.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Dez_0432.jpg

And I had to say goodbye to TobiHH. We became close friends – but I am sure that we will see us again!

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Dez_0434.jpg

Hopefully I will meet Dicker Kumpel and Kleine Fee soon next year!

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Dez_0436.jpg

Then we all had a big TV-hug!

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/RikeH_2009/A13a/Dez_0437.jpg

Love
Murph
HoBi


Posted Jan 7, 2014, 5:09 pm
Hello,

It was our first day at the Baltic Sea. This is a typical photo for the North  ;)

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Dez%202013/Neustadt%20Dez%202013/IMG_0175_zps37181360.jpg
   
A lot of small houses directly next to the water. Beautiful, isn’t it`?

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Dez%202013/Neustadt%20Dez%202013/IMG_0177_zps9593237b.jpg

On our way to the town we found this lantern.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Dez%202013/Neustadt%20Dez%202013/IMG_0171_zpsc61229cc.jpg

The town hall of Neustadt…

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Dez%202013/Neustadt%20Dez%202013/IMG_0180_zps0f35d3a0.jpg

I absolutely wanted to have a photo with these fishermen.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Dez%202013/Neustadt%20Dez%202013/IMG_0182_zps62869521.jpg

Two famous building of Neustadt: the town gate

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Dez%202013/Neustadt%20Dez%202013/IMG_0186_zpsaeeb4a8b.jpg

and the  Pagodenspeicher.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Dez%202013/Neustadt%20Dez%202013/IMG_0194_zps88f39b42.jpg

There were many sailing ships in the harbor.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Dez%202013/Neustadt%20Dez%202013/IMG_0192_zps7f85c55a.jpg

Upps, it got dark, we had to go back home…

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Dez%202013/Neustadt%20Dez%202013/IMG_0189_zpsc5a09a1b.jpg

Neustadt is a beautiful small town, but I want to go to the Baltic Sea tomorrow  B)

Yours

Murph
HoBi


Posted Jan 9, 2014, 5:31 pm
Hello,

What a beautiful weather! It was windy and cold, but the sun was shining.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Dez%202013/Pelzerhaken%20Dez%202013/IMG_0197_zpsbfb706cf.jpg

The pier of Dahme

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/HoBi666/BadSe%20Dez%202013/Pelzerhaken%20Dez%202013/IMG_0203_zps0fbd0079.jpg

Such a beautiful beach