Bruno, Home, Canada


Posted Dec 27, 2009, 11:53 pm
Bruno left Canada on his way to Moscow Russia on December 19, 2009.

Posted Jan 15, 2010, 6:04 pm
Hello mommy!
I`m at Maria`s place finally!
I gave her all presents that you had sent to her. She is very happy :)

I`m not the one Voyager here. I met Etwas - the ghost  from Germany and Pocket - bear as myself from UK. And there are other soft toys here, and several bears :)
Maria has aquarium with gold fishes and cat. Cat has smelled me and wanted to kiss I think :)

Bye for now mommy! It`s about 9 PM in Russia, so I`m going to my bed.

Posted Jan 16, 2010, 1:17 pm
Hi mum!
I have spent a great evening. Maria still has her Christmas tree :)
And they gave me a chair to have a rest.
I wish you happy week-end!

Posted Jan 23, 2010, 8:06 am
Hello mommy!
Last weekend I visited little town near Moscow - Snegiri.
We walked through the forest there and make fun on the snow.
Suddenly I remembered that I was a bear and during the winter should sleep  :rolleyes: But they told me that it is not the proper time and we began to make photos again.
I hope you also have fun mommy!

Posted Feb 3, 2010, 11:57 am
Hello mummy!
On Sunday I was in sushi restaurant with Maria. I eat sushi and made some photos.
Hope you have a nice day mummy!

Posted Feb 6, 2010, 6:29 pm
Hello mummy!
On Thursday I was in bar. Maria, her friend (her name also Maria) and Etwas had a party.
I ate some vegetables grilled and drank some beer (not much - just to taste what it is).

Posted Feb 20, 2010, 7:38 am
Hello mummy!
I`m on my way to Fabienne!
I hope I`ll reach her very soon!
Bye-bye, Russia! Bye-bye, Maria!

Posted Feb 22, 2010, 5:38 pm
Hello  :)!

I arrived in Essen today. I don't have photos until now and I will show you some later then. Just wanted to let you know that I am at my new hosts home.


Posted Feb 28, 2010, 8:23 pm
Today we went on a farm where you can see ostrichs and emus. I really liked it there, as the sun was shining.

You can see the ostrichs behind me, if you have good eyes.
That were the fields around it :)!

And here are some close ups from the ostrichs:

What a nice farm :)!

Posted Feb 28, 2010, 8:26 pm
Today we went to the Schloss Borbeck. It is a water castle.
Here some infos from Wikipedia:
Schloss Borbeck is the central cultural institution of both borough and district. An institution of the cultural office of the city of Essen, it regularly hosts exhibitions and concerts. A permanent exhibition on the history of the abbey  and the city  has been established in 2006. Essen's public music school has been conducting classes here since 1999. The register office has set up a special room for marriages. The 55 ha (135.9 acres) park is open to the public and the largest park in the northwestern part of Essen. A street nowadays separates a smaller part in front of the castle from the rest of the park; this smaller part mostly consists of hilly lawns and includes a former boxing  arena, which is now used for concerts.

And the pics of me: :)

What a nice day :)!

Posted May 1, 2010, 1:29 am
Today we visited the castle Altendorf. It is a castle ruin in Essen.

Posted May 1, 2010, 1:51 am
Today we visited the Landschaftspark in Duisburg. Here some infos from wikipedia:
Landschaftspark is a public park located in Duisburg Nord, Germany. It was designed in 1991 by Latz + Partner, with the intention that it work to heal and understand the industrial past, rather than trying to reject it. The park closely associates itself with the past use of the site: a coal and steel production plant (abandoned in 1985, leaving the area significantly polluted) and the agricultural land it had been prior to the mid 19th century.

Posted May 1, 2010, 2:14 am
Today we visited the abbey Saarn in Mülheim, which is close to Essen. I don’t know something about the abbey, but it is on the Industrial road. It was built in 1214.

Posted May 1, 2010, 2:19 am

Behind me you can see the Henrichshütte.

Hattingen became part of the Hanseatic League in 1554 and became an important trading town. In 1720, there were 52 operating coal mines within the municipal area and Hattingen became one of the first industrial cities of the Ruhr region. Steel production started in 1853, when the Henrichshütte was founded. The Henrichshütte became one of the most important employers of the whole region and dominated the town until it closed in 1987.

Posted Jul 12, 2010, 8:01 pm
I'm on the road again!!!
Together with 5 other TVs I travelled to another host who will now take care of us and who will reorganise my journey.
3 TVs, Muumipeikko, Miegalyteand Lupus-Tigger gave us a nice welcome.

Posted Jul 19, 2010, 9:22 pm
When Katrin came home today she was really happy. She has finished her Bachelor'S Thesis and now she has finally at lot of free time again. That's got for me and the other TVs because we hope that she will spend a lot of time with us now. ;)

Posted Jul 19, 2010, 9:26 pm
My host Katrin took me with her to Hamburg to her job in the state and university library. Today she has to fill database with a lot of new information which was not very exciting.

This is the book she is working on right now. It is a French book, the drawing on the left page shows dresses in the 18th century.

In the room I also discovered these old books. They are more than 300 years old!

Posted Jul 20, 2010, 9:10 pm
The group of TVs is getting smaller and smaller. Jelle left already last week and today they said goodbye to TravelingTuffy and me.

Posted Jul 26, 2010, 12:29 pm
Hello from the centre of Germany!

After my stay in the north of Germany I arrived safe here in Mechterstädt, a village of 1000 people in Thuringia.

It is very pretty here, everthing is green when you look outside the window. Unfortunately it is not very sunny right now, but I am sure we will still have fun discovering the area.

See you!

Posted Jul 26, 2010, 12:31 pm
Today we started off with postcrossing. My host has been a postcrosser for over 4 years. As she was away for a week she now has to catch up with all the mail.

This afternoon we'll go to the post office and the town Waltershausen nearby.
More to come....

Posted Jul 28, 2010, 10:46 am

Today we first went to Erfurt about 30 km away to go shopping at IKEA. It was very exhausting so I had to take a rest.

In the afternoon we went to a birthday party in Eisenach.
I met a lot of beary friends living there and we had a chat.

This hanging chair was one of the presents and I HAD to try it! It is great!


Posted Jul 28, 2010, 7:07 pm
I got to know 'Puenktchen' today - the house cat or rather kitty as she's still quite small, and soooo cute.

She wanted to play with me right away.

For dinner we cook pumpkin soup today.

The ingridients ...

... have to be cut ...



ready! and delicious!

Guten Appetit!


Posted Aug 1, 2010, 2:31 pm
For the weekend we took a trip to Bad Steben to relax, go walking, swimming...

Bad Steben is a health resort town with a huge park and garden and old spa houses.

Famous Alexander from Humboldt used to live here in this house:

We went to the little town of Liechtenberg with the castle ruin and tower...

the castle walls and view over the countryside:

The town hall of Liechternberg:

Later we went to 'Frankenwaldsee':

And took a walk through the fields. Can you see me?!

We came across a ski jump- is that high!

And last but not least we went in this cold water bath, as it is suppoed to be healthy!


Posted Aug 4, 2010, 12:03 pm
Dear Mommy!  Time's passing fast.
On Monday  evening we played WII. This was a lot of fun!

Posted Aug 7, 2010, 3:17 pm
We had a Mexican style dinner yesterday and it was very yummy!

Posted Aug 22, 2010, 6:25 pm
Hello Mom!

Sorry for not having send a sign earlier but my host returned to work after the holidays and was busy.

Only a quick update now, more later as we went away for the weekend.

Last week we were also invited to a birthday BBQ. And here we are preparing and designing the gift, a memo board.

We enjoyed a warm summer evening (after a lot of rain lately) with a BBQ:



Posted Aug 23, 2010, 3:01 pm
For the weekend we went to a youth hostel at Harsberg, near Eisenach, to attend a choir workshop.

I went by motorbike.

On arrival I had a look around the grounds and discovered all different kinds of places to stay:


tree houses



the main building

the hangar

There were other intersting animals around - Geckos said hello!

Look at this buffet full of fruit and vegies for dinner!

And when we went home we stopped at McDonalds:

I'll move on soon, so cross your fingers that I have a safe journey!


Posted Sep 2, 2010, 1:27 am
Hi Mum! Ive arrived in Australia :) It's really warm today, and there are some other TV's staying with emo_kid, who promised to help me post some pics and do a proper update soon...
Love Bruno

Posted Sep 3, 2010, 7:43 am
Hi Mum

Im here with Lenny and Synapse

emo_kid decided that i needed my own id tag and i got to choose my own
So many different colours to choose from
Narrowing down the colours
I choose Blue
and I helped write it
and its done

the final product with my own neck chain

While emo_kid was in her meeting, we all checked toyvoyager and read her emails
Nothing interesting though
Then we got caught

emo_kid works next door to a resturant called the Coro. It always wins awards for its seafood and has happy hour on Fridays afterwork. We weren't allowed in, it wasn't open. So we hung out on the sign.

Meeting Itci

Having cuddles with Itci

Meeting Atila - He's not very friendly. He looks like he wants to eat me, but he didn't

Cuddles with Maximus

We all helped prepare the strawberries and sugar
And then got to eat them. Yum!!!

We're going on an adventure over the weekend and next week... Can't say to much right now.
Love Bruno xox

Posted Sep 7, 2010, 12:56 am
Hi Mum

emo_kid and punk_boi had to go to Indooroopilly today, so we tagged along...
first we went to Milton Train station to catch the train.

Behind me is the Milton XXXX Brewery

Waiting for the train (punk_boi wanted to get in on the photo)

We had to be contained, we were so excited

Playing on punk_boi's skateboard

The trains approaching

Look, Im using a go card, no more paper tickets here

we're on the train

We had Hungry Jack's for lunch - which is known as Buger King everywhere else, except Australia

At Indooroopilly station

This is the Suncorp Staduim where they play Rugby

We're going on this thing called the city cat on Friday... Sounds exciting whatever it is.

Love Bruno xox

Posted Sep 17, 2010, 1:43 am
Hi Mum

Nursy arrived from Spain today

I think we'll get along just fine...

Love Bruno xox

Posted Sep 17, 2010, 1:49 am
Hi Mum

Rosario arrived today from San Diego

We got bored, so we flicked through pictures of tattoos that emo_kid will get
and then attacked Itci with a group hug

emo_kid walks to work and passes a primary school which has these giant pencils out the front
and someone painted the toilet block
how cool is that?

Unfortuantly its supposed to rain all weekend, so we wont be going into the city, again, but we may be helping punk_boi fix his car...

Love Bruno xox

Posted Sep 24, 2010, 2:41 am
Hi Mum

Bussi arived today. He thought he'd been kidnapped by pirates...

This is where emo_kid works.
this is where we were hiding :)

Love Bruno

Posted Sep 24, 2010, 2:45 am
Hi Mum

Today i got to help make labels for filing
then we had some coffee
and then lunch. emo_kid had a chicken and salad roll
but she doesn't like grated carrott, so we got it. YUM!!!

In the afternoon, we stumbled across this WWII monument

and while waiting for punk_boi to finish work, we checked out the fake Eiffel Tower on Park rd

We're going into the city tomorrow..

Love Bruno

Posted Sep 27, 2010, 3:08 am
Hi Mum

OMG, we finally got to go into the city... So exciting.
Here's me on the bus going in
We walked around for a bit and found this cool looking church. There are heaps of churches in the city.
This is city hall. We weren't allowed to go inside, but here's some interesting information about it.
"City hall was erected between 1920 and 1930 and is heritage listed. The sandstone-faced building features a finely detailed main entrance topped by a 92 metre clock tower. It is currently undergoing renovations."
This is the Treasury Building, formerly the Queensland Government Treasury Building, but now it is the Treasury Casino. It was built between 1886 and 1928 in three stages. It is Located at the end of Queen st Mall. There’s accommodation and of course, gambling, so naturally we weren’t allowed in.
Next we found some Kangaroo’s… They’re not real kangaroos though; they’re made out of scrap metal.
Then we met Adrian Burragubba, a native aboriginal, who busks in the Queen st mall. He’s been doing it for the past 16 years, and has even fought the government over aboriginal wages. He comes from a community in central Queensland. We didn’t want to disturb his music, so we had a group photo with him. He sits on genuine Kangaroo skin and plays the didgeridoo and clapsticks. He is dressed in traditional aboriginal dress and body paint. We were all nervous, but it was so interesting and unlike anything ive heard before.
Next we stumbled across “The Drovers”. They were originally created as part of Expo ’88, and were part of a series of 80 sculptures displaying people in everyday situations in Australia. In 1989 they were purchased by Department if Primary Industries and installed in there present location, out the front of the Department if Primary Industries building on Ann st. In 2005, they were re-created in cast aluminium to preserve them for generations to come. The drovers represent the old swagmen around a camp fire.
We found this really interesting statue of a man on horseback, giving a lady water and food, with lots of children standing around. I’m not sure what it all means, but they look cool.
Next we saw this, it’s an old Servants home, which was built in 1865 and bought in 1873 by the Brisbane School of Arts. Here’s some information about it.
Although it wasn’t very interesting inside, as it’s being used as an art gallery / coffee shop now, we got to sign the guest book.
Sadly it was then time to go back to work. Here we are on the train.
Im exhausted now, so im going to sleep.

Love Bruno xox

Posted Sep 29, 2010, 3:45 am
Hi Mum

Well, after almost a month in Australia, Im coming home... Everyone is sad to say goodbye
But we had a treat of m&m's YUM!!!
and then i got comfortable in my box
Everyone waved goodbye
at least ill have someone to talk to and stuff to read :)
See you soon mum

Love Bruno xox

Posted Nov 24, 2010, 4:06 am
Bruno arrived home safely in early October.

Posted Nov 30, 2010, 10:26 pm
Bruno is at home :)