Bernie R.G.Bear, Melbourne, Australia

Eshara
nijhara1@hotmail.com

Posted Aug 31, 2010, 4:41 pm
Hi! I'm Bernie!

I'm a cute fuzzy wuzzy temparamental little bear looking for some worldwide adventure to make me smile!!!

I live in a beautiful and sunny twin island Republic called Trinidad & Tobago which is in the Caribbean.
It's lovely here but I'm ready to take on the world!!!

I've already met a few TVs at my home and they had so many wonderful stories to tell!!!
In this photo you can see TVs Poppy the Dog, Baaarnaby, Miss Plum, Laura Giraffe and Minidog!

I hope some nice hosts will take me around!

See you on the map!
Eshara
nijhara1@hotmail.com

Posted Sep 5, 2010, 7:34 pm
I'm on my way to my first wonderful host in FINLAND!!!

I've got a lovely travelog along with me and I'm excited for my first adventure!!!
sirkku-susanna
sirkku-susanna@suomi24.fi

Posted Oct 1, 2010, 6:57 pm
Hi Mom!

I’m here in Finland with my new host Susanna. I have long travel and I’m little bit tired so this first update is short. I was so glad to get out of my envelope and stretch my paws. I met these two fellows Grouchy the Smurf and Droopy the dog. Grouchy seems to be well…. grouchy and Droopy is kind of quiet one, but I’m sure, we all get along just fine. I even climbed on Droopy's head, he didn't mind at all. So don’t worry mom. And my host Susanna is very nice. She promised we are going to see some art next week, interesting.

Take care!

Bernie
sirkku-susanna
sirkku-susanna@suomi24.fi

Posted Oct 8, 2010, 9:28 am
Hi Mom!

Yesterday we; my host, Grouchy and me went to see some art. Grouchy don’t speak much, but we get along quite well anyway. We went to town and walk some time. We arrived to this small lake and behind me you can see hill where we was heading. Grouchy thought we were going to visit some art gallery, but that was not the case. We went up and up and finally we saw art works. Mom, they are in beautiful forest. Very big sculptures by artist Olavi Lanu.

You can see me with sculptures called “Kaksi kiveä” (Two Stones), then “Harmaa tammikuu” (Grey January) Susanna tries to show how big these sculptures are, so can you see us Grouchy and me, little blue and brown spot in foot of that sculpture, “Läpi harmaan kiven” (Through Grey Stone) and the last one biggest of them all “Iso kivi” (Big Stone). That sculptures total weight is 37 tons, how much I weight mom?  :rolleyes:

On our way back we saw this fountain. Susanna told us, that it’s not only a fountain, but water organs too. At winter time there are shows with music and water and colours. Well at weekend we are going to see something different. So until then.

Take care Mom!

Bernie
sirkku-susanna
sirkku-susanna@suomi24.fi

Posted Oct 11, 2010, 8:48 pm
Hi Mum!

Yesterday we went to see Lahti City harbor. Weather was nice, little bit cold and windy though. First we see this small lake called Pikku Vesijärvi (Tiny Waterlake). Then we got to harbor at Vesijärvi (Waterlake). View was very beautiful, I think. Everyone in Finland wants to live by lakes, and behind the lake you might see those white buildings. They are the news apartment buildings in Lahti and apartments there are very expensive.

We also saw famous music house The Sibelius Hall and these restaurant boats. They weren’t open so we had coffee and cake in coffee house in old wooden house. We had really nice day.

Now weather is getting really cold and we might have first snow by end of this week, not permanent snow, but still. I really want to see snow.

Miss you Mum!

Bernie
sirkku-susanna
sirkku-susanna@suomi24.fi

Posted Oct 16, 2010, 5:22 pm
Hi Mom!

Guess what? I have accomplished my first life mission.  :D We haven’t been out much lately and in the first picture you can see why. Yes it has been snowing here. It is very early for snow, says my host and it won’t be permanent, but weather has been really cold for few days now.

There was enough snow at Susanna’s balcony for me to make a snowball. The first snowball in my life. Then I really really wanted to go out. So we did, although Susanna said it would be chilly and wet out there. We were out for a while and you can see me sitting in snow!!!

Next week Susanna needs help to decorate her balcony for winter, looking forward to that.  ;)

Take care Mom, I miss you!

Bernie
sirkku-susanna
sirkku-susanna@suomi24.fi

Posted Oct 21, 2010, 12:58 pm
Hi Mom!

Weather is now much warmer and all the snow is gone. But it’s still wet, windy and dark. Today my host wanted some help decorating her balcony. Just a little something for winter, she said. We planted some heathers in this big “tub” (at least we think those flowers are heathers). Then we hanged up his small lantern, it looks so nice at dark. Picture is not very good, sorry.  :(

Grouchy will be on his way to Hong Kong tomorrow. We Susanna, Droopy and me wish him Bon Voyage. I think, I will miss him.  :)

Next week I will travel to Seinäjoki with Susanna. Can’t wait.

Miss you mom!

Bernie
sirkku-susanna
sirkku-susanna@suomi24.fi

Posted Oct 24, 2010, 6:33 pm
Hi Mom!
I was feeling kind of lonely since Grouchy left Friday. Droopy the dog is nice guy, but most of the time he is in his own philosophical thoughts.  :rolleyes: So my host wanted to introduce me to someone, someone of my own kind. And here he is. My new friend. Susanna calls him Big Bear or Old Bear. And he is big and he is old, his place is in rocking chair. He hasn’t been voyager, but has lots and lots of interesting stories. He did promise, that whenever I want, I can come and chat with him.

I’m waiting for our trip to Seinäjoki next Thursday.

Yours Mom!
Bernie
sirkku-susanna
sirkku-susanna@suomi24.fi

Posted Nov 1, 2010, 8:29 pm
Hi Mom!

I’m very educated little bear now. I studied whole weekend in Seinäjoki with my host. Well, most of the time I was sleeping in her bag and didn’t listen, but don’t tell her.  :p We went to Seinäjoki by train and in first picture you can see me at front of Lahti railway station. And then in train, traveling in train was fun.  :D

I had bed of my own in hotel, big bed and pillows as you can see. You can also see me at my hosts school and river Seinäjoki. In last picture is fountain, but without water (too cold). At summertime water runs down along those stones like a little stream.

Now Susanna and I have lots and lots of homework from school, but I promise I write you soon!

Take care Mom!
Bernie
sirkku-susanna
sirkku-susanna@suomi24.fi

Posted Nov 9, 2010, 6:11 pm
Hi Mom!

Today my host took me to library, where she works. No, we didn’t have to work today  :D, but we did some studying. Weather was quite nice so we walk there. On our way we saw this big tunnel.

Susanna told me, that this traffic tunnel was opened at 1965,  it’s 440 meters long and it goes upwards 22 m. Beside traffic tunnel there are space for climbing wall and even small artificial stream, where people can canoe. Doors there were closed. So we didn’t have a change to look.  :( Susanna also told me, that there have been organ concerts in that tunnel, because it has so unique acoustic. Interesting place to see, mom.

And in other pictures you can see me in library, helping Susanna with her studies.

I’m fine mom, hope you are fine too
Take care!

Bernie
sirkku-susanna
sirkku-susanna@suomi24.fi

Posted Nov 20, 2010, 9:14 pm
Hi Mom!

I’m still here in Finland and quite happy. Because last Thursday real winter with snow arrived. So in pictures you see me playing in snow. I built a snowman bigger than me and I made snowangels. Now I really can say one of my life missions is completed.

Although winter comes every year, it’s always “surprise” for Finnish people. Lots and lots of car crushes and people falling over. Lot of flu, because people don’t dress warmly enough. And so is the case with my host. She got cold, and now has fever and running nose. But she promise, I will be on my way to my new host next Wednesday.

Take Care Mom!

Bernie
dzejna


Posted Nov 28, 2010, 3:19 pm
Hello Mum!
Greetings from the Czech Republic. I arrived here yesterday and my first day was not very good at first. There was no one at home when the mailman brought me, so I ended up in a post box. It was really cold and I had to wait for someone to pick me up.

After hours I finally heart a car passing by. So I started to shout – help, I am here. And in couple more minutes my new host came and took me immediately into the house.

All the toy-creatures gathered very fast and they helped me out of my envelope. Meanwhile my host went to light a fire in a fire place so I could get warm more quickly. I also got a nice hot cup of tea… so I was able to chat with the others very soon.

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The guys here want me to send many thanks for the cards and chocolate I brought with me from Finland, so thank you Susanna!

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As soon as I got warm, things became great… I think I will have a nice time here; everyone is really friendly so don´t worry about me.

I must not forget, as you can see on the images, I met very nice blue bear here. His name is Boo Boo and he is TV from USA. It means one more life mission completed!

Bye mum, I will write again soon.
Bernie
dzejna


Posted Dec 18, 2010, 1:06 pm
Hello Mum!

Sorry for not updating for such a long time, but my host mum had sick eye, so we couldn´t do much activities and also use the computer much. But now just before Xmas things are getting much better.

Today I have images from the Macocha Abyss for you. We took them just before this eye problems started.

This abyss is quite deep. Machocha means step-mother and there is a whole story about this place having this name.

Many years ago there was a happy family - mother, father and their son Martin. But one day the mummy got sick and died.
After couple more years the father got married again and he had another son with his new wife - Martin´s step-mother. She became very jealous of him.
One day when she was at home alone with Martin she took him to the forest. They came near to the abyss and she pushed him down! (Uff, what a horrible idea!).  But as soon as she did it she realized the terrible guilt and jumped down too. 
After couple hours the father got back home and found the house empty. He went to the forest to look for the rest of his family and heard someone crying from the direction of the abyss. When he carefully looked down, he saw his own son hanging on a tree. With the help of neighbors he got him back up and found out the whole story. Since then people call the abyss "Macocha".

Today there are two bridges which allow you to look deep down into the abyss safely.

Here I am exploring the surroundings and looking down from the top bridge. See me there? I am sitting there all alone! All the other tourists ran away when they saw me. They knew that we bears are pretty dangerous!

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As you can see there is a snow on the images, but now we have much much more. It is incredible. We are going to have 100% White Christmas, isn´t it great?

I will keep you posted.
Have a great day mum, Bernie
dzejna


Posted Dec 31, 2010, 5:57 pm
Hello again,

here is my Christmas Holiday report :rolleyes:

On 23rd December we went to Brno. It is the second largest city in the Czech Republic.
We wanted to look at the traditional Christmas market there.

We saw big Christmas tree, wooden crib, a little bell – you are supposed to make a wish when ringing it.

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We also came across this funny sculpture watch. Do not ask me, I have no idea how to read time on it…

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Next day it was the 24th December (Christmas Eve for us, but they call it “the generous day“ here). It is the main holiday day here in the Czech Republic.
You are supposed to decorate the tree and prepare a magnificent dinner. After the dinner it is present-giving time.

So first we helped with the tree decorations… look.

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And later we helped with cooking. The traditional dinner is a fish (mainly carp) and potato salad. We did the salad like this (watch and learn):

First you have to cook potatoes, carrot and celery.

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While we were cooking it, our host mum made a homemade mayonnaise.

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Now, when the vegetable is cooked, you need to peel it and cut it on small pieces and put it into some bowl.

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Add carrot and celery…

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Add potatoes…

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Add pickled pea and also pickled cucumbers.

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Add two boiled eggs cut into pieces.

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Add the mayonnaise, salt, pepper…

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After you mix it all together you are done. Now you leave it in a fridge (or just outside the house) for couple hours to cool down and you are ready to dig in.

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Here I am getting ready for the dinner.

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And finally present-giving time! We TV´s got this one all together.

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It was full of yummy sweets, mainly local ones that we had never seen before.

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And here we are all together under the Christmas tree. It is nice to spend this special time with good friends!

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Love, Bernie
dzejna


Posted Jan 15, 2011, 8:27 pm
Dear Mum!

Sorry for the delay with updates, but we are veeery busy with school at the moment. Today I wanna show you just a few images we took on our walk to the Macocha Abyss.
My host mum and dad go there every 1st January and we decided to join them…
Because I already told you all about the abyss, just enjoy images this time =)

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Love, Bernie
dzejna


Posted Jan 15, 2011, 8:35 pm
Hi again!

As I already wrote you, our host mum is quite busy with school at the moment. She is studying all the weekends, so we don´t go out much… but we don´t mind as the weather is not very nice. Also the caves in the karst are closed for January, so we are waiting for them to open again anyway.

Today we decided to help with the studying a bit.

See? Don´t I look like a real student?

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Sharpening a pencil…

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To be honest, I got a bit bored soon, so I decided to misbehave a bit =)

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Uf, this studying is quite exhausting…

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Luckily our host dad brought us a little something from a sweet shop! Yummy!!

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Bye, Bernie
dzejna


Posted Feb 4, 2011, 3:13 pm
Hello Mummy!

Today our host had some business to do in the nearest town called Blansko and we decided to go with her.

When we were done with all the boring stuff, we went to check the local castle... it is from the 16th century.

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Blansko area was always very famous for art-designed cast iron. There is a small exhibition of the cast iron statues on the courtyard.

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There is also this very old water turbine from the 19th century (experts call it Francis turbine as we learned from the information board).
It has been on display since 1970. I tried to spin it, but it didn´t work. No wonder it weights more than 10 tons…

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On our way back home we stopped by this small windmill - pretty, isn´t it?

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As the February already begun, we plan to finally go to the caves! So the next update is coming soon!

Bye for now,
Bernie R. G. Bear
dzejna


Posted Feb 5, 2011, 1:41 pm
Dear Mum!
Today our host mum and dad finally took us to the caves of Moravian Karst. We decided to visit Punkva caves, which are the most popular ones in the area.

The tour includes a special highlight: boat cruise on the underground Punkva river that gave the cave its name.

After parking our car we had to take this funny looking wheel train.

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Here we are in front of the main entrance, studying information boards and observing the surroundings and souvenir shops.

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In the cave we saw beautiful stalagmites, stalactites and columns. (Do you know how to recognize them?)

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During the tour the guide played some classical music from CD to demonstrate fantastic acoustics of the underground world. It was awesome!

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Then suddenly we came out of the dark and found ourselves right at the bottom of this huge abyss called Macocha. Do you remember my visit to the upper bridge of it?

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Finally, we reached cave harbor with biiig electric-powered ship with captain. (First I thought he was a cave troll.)
Unfortunately we haven´t got any images from the cruise, cause we were not allowed to take pictures for safety reasons.

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After really adventurous cruise with many turns and lakes, we floated out of the underground cave labyrinth. My eyes became blinded by the daylight.

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Last part of the trip was walking back to the parking lot. Close to it we found an old waterwheel for a mill that used to stand there. Check out the waterman, a typical Czech fairytale figure.

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That´s all for today!
Bye, yours Bernie
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Posted Feb 19, 2011, 7:35 pm
Hey Mum!

Today we went to Brno again, because my host dad wanted to buy some things there.

On the way to the shopping mall we heard some news in the radio about new sculpture being just installed to one of the squares.
It is completely made of keys. Keys were symbol of the anti-communist revolution in 1989 here and this is a monument of its anniversary.
Of course we decided to check it out right away.

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We also saw nice squares and churches.

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And of course because the weather was not very pleasant we ended up in a nice café. I had lovely “Apfel-strudel” and Espresso. Yummy!
On one of the images you can see my newest TV friend Kikuchan. I am really glad she came along, because Boo Boo is already on his way home and I was the only TV in the house for couple days now.

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Our last stop was in a sushi shop!! Kikuchan told us many things about all the goods we saw there. She knew just everything, that´s because she is Japanese  B)  :cyclops:

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Well, that´s all for today.
Yours Bernie
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Posted Mar 13, 2011, 6:23 pm
Hello Mum!

Sorry you haven´t heard from me for a while. I am doing very well here in the Czech Republic. Everyone is very kind to me. Spring is just about to arrive so I am looking forward to new adventures outside.

Today we went with our host dad to a firing range, can you imagine? I was a bit scared at first, but it was quite a fun.

After a lecture on safety rules I could try to load the gun and of course to shoot as well. See?

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I also helped with the result checking – we used a monocular for it.

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It was a great afternoon.

When we got back we had to help with cleaning the guns, because when you want something to work properly, you have to take proper care for it, right?

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I really hope you are doing well.
I will write again soon! Love, Bernie R.G. Bear
dzejna


Posted Mar 27, 2011, 5:25 pm
Dear Mummy,

I hope you are well! This weekend we went to Zlin city with our host mum and dad. She studies there at the university.

The campus features brand new congress hall and library.

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After she had finished her lectures, we used a lift up to the roof of local tallest building called "big-twenty-one". From there we had a magnificent view all around the city.

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On our way back home we stopped in a village of Ruprechtov. Guess what we found there: a beautiful old windmill with quite powerfull device on top called the Halladay turbine that could be ajusted according to direction and power of wind.

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Bye for now, Bernie  :rolleyes:
dzejna


Posted Apr 12, 2011, 5:51 pm
Hi Mum,

at the weekend we visited a Berg Cup race. It was a first race of the season and it took place in Brno Circuit.

We had a chance to walk through the paddock and of course to watch the race itself.

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I also had a small beer as refreshment while watching the cars  B)

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Bye, Bernie
dzejna


Posted Apr 19, 2011, 6:00 pm
Hey Mum,

This weekend we finally had some nice and warm weather so we decided to do some work in the garden. Our host mum had ready some small vegetable plants so we helped her with planting and sowing them into the seed bed.

We sowed some carrots, radishes, turnips, salads, strawberries, sprouts and herbs.

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It was a hard work, but also quite nice.

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Our host mum said that she will remember me and my help every time she will later in the summer pick some of these vegetables  :rolleyes:

We also walked along the garden and admired some flowers… there is not many of them in blossom yet, but it should get better soon.

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Love, Bernie B)
dzejna


Posted Apr 19, 2011, 6:03 pm
Hello again,

Yesterday we went to work with our host dad. We have no images from the office, but we have some from the local sweetshop!

Our host dad goes there very often for afternoon coffee and something nice and sweet  :cyclops:

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On our way back to the office we met these two foals… They are cast from bronze and children love to ride on them.

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Bye, Bernie
dzejna


Posted Jul 15, 2011, 8:42 am
Hello Mum,

because we were not able to contact you during last couple of months, I am off to Foster Care Home now. I am sure I will be ok there with new friends. So you can reach me there!

This is a good-bye foto with my friends here in the Czech Republic.

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Bye, Bernie
FosterCareHome
FosterCareHome@web.de

Posted Jul 19, 2011, 11:55 am
I have arrived in Porvoo where the toyvoyager FosterCareHome is. I travelled safely and have allready made new friends with the other FostercareHome residents. My FosterMom said she would take us all out soon on a fieldtrip!
FosterCareHome
FosterCareHome@web.de

Posted Dec 29, 2011, 2:11 pm
Iloista joulua! Merry xmas! God jul! Buorrit juovllat! Fröhliche Weihnachten! Feliz Navidad! Joyeux Noël! And so on!


And have a great new year - 2012!
FosterCareHome
FosterCareHome@web.de

Posted Jan 23, 2012, 12:02 pm
Hi mom! Like Owen said: It was good to hear from you! While you look for hosts for us we got to go out and explore the recently fallen snow  B) It's really really cold but our "FosterMom" says it's "only" -5 degrees Celcius.
FosterCareHome
FosterCareHome@web.de

Posted Mar 13, 2012, 5:34 pm
Wohoo! Owen and I are going to Germany! We'll pack tonight and leave tomorrow  B)
Zischie


Posted Mar 21, 2012, 5:32 pm
Hey mummy,

today we arrived in Uetze. Germany again, for Owen! :) Uetze is a little village in Germany. It is near to Hanover, the capital of the federal state Lower Saxony. It is in the North of Germany.
Two future TVs, the duck and squirrel (they have no names so far) and four other TVs, Winter Bear, Krtecek, Mo and Katie Pillar welcomed us very dearly.
Zischie


Posted Mar 21, 2012, 6:47 pm
We helped baking american cookies today. :) The cookies were very sweet, but delicious.
Zischie


Posted Mar 23, 2012, 7:59 pm
It was such a lovely weather today, so my host decided to show us TVs Uetze a little bit.
First station was the Junkernhof. It is the oldest building in Uetze. The Junkernhof was build 1635 from the family von Uttensen. Uetze was called "Utisson" (1022) and "Utessem" (1215) in the past. These names are deduced from the name von Uttensen. So the building had a great impact on the village.
So here is the Junkernhof and a stone next to the two-storey half-timber house. :)
Zischie


Posted Mar 23, 2012, 8:20 pm
The next station was the river Fuhse. The Fuhse is a stream of Lower Saxony, a left tributary of the Aller. The Fuhse originates on the west slope of the Oderwald, foothills of the Harz range between Bad Harzburg und Wolfenbüttel. The source spring lies in the municipality of Flöthe near Schladen. From there the Fuhse flows west of Salzgitter. It turns to the north and flows through Peine, Dollbergen and Uetze to Celle. In Celle (borough Neustadt) it joins the Aller. The most important tributary is the Erse, that joins the Fuhse at Uetze.
There were two ducks on the river. Unfortunately, we had no bread with us... Maybe next time?
Zischie


Posted Mar 23, 2012, 8:26 pm
There is also a very nice bridge over the Fuhse. ^^
Zischie


Posted Mar 23, 2012, 8:37 pm
Here you can see the "Neuer Garten". It is a part of the Junkernhof. In former days, it was a restaurant. Today, you can buy it. :(
Zischie


Posted Mar 23, 2012, 8:51 pm
The church is called "Johannes-der-Täufer-Kirche". It was built in 1867. The tower is 65 m high.
The predecessor was built in 1837, but it was destroyed in 1863 by a great fire. A stone reminds the people.
Zischie


Posted Mar 23, 2012, 9:02 pm
We went by bicyle by the way.
Zischie


Posted Mar 23, 2012, 9:11 pm
After our trip through Uetze, we relaxed in the garden.
Zischie


Posted Mar 23, 2012, 9:28 pm
Krtecek leaves us today. :) We are a little bit sad, but he will travel back to Paris to his mummy! Have fun in Paris. :D
Zischie


Posted Mar 28, 2012, 10:12 am
Today, we visited Göttingen. My host studies behavioural biology there.

We went by bus and train. :) Here are some pictures of our drive.
Zischie


Posted Mar 28, 2012, 10:14 am
Here are some pictures of the landscape between Hannover and Göttingen.
Zischie


Posted Mar 28, 2012, 10:15 am
Finally, we arrived in Göttingen.
Göttingen (German pronunciation: [ˈɡœtɪŋən]) is a university town in Lower Saxony. It is the capital of the district of Göttingen. The Leine river runs through the town. In 2006 the population was 129,686.

The first picture shows a stature next to the station. It shows Miss Charlotte Müller, the oldest street trader of the world.
Zischie


Posted Mar 28, 2012, 10:30 am
On this picture you can see the town's landmark: the "Gänseliesel". The Gänseliesel (English: Goose Girl, Goose Lizzy (Liesel as pet name of Elisabeth)) is a fountain which was erected in 1901 in front of the mediaeval town hall of Göttingen, Germany. Although rather small in size, the fountain is the most well-known landmark of the city. Today, it is an essential part of the graduation celebrations for every student who finishes a doctorate at the George August University Göttingen to climb the fountain and to kiss the statue of the goose girl. The Gänseliesel is the most kissed virgin of the world. It is forbitten now to kiss her, but tradition is tradition. :)
Zischie


Posted Mar 28, 2012, 10:41 am
This is a very small guy. Unfortunately I forgot his name, but he was a physicist in Göttingen and became famous for his work.
Zischie


Posted Mar 28, 2012, 10:50 am
We visited the old botanic garden. Göttingen has two botanic gardens, the old and the new one. But the old one is much more beautiful... however I think the flowers require more time. But we found a very beautiful yellow flower.
Zischie


Posted Mar 28, 2012, 10:59 am
The next picture shows a historical lantern. It stands next to the "Deutsches Theater" (German theatre).
Zischie


Posted Mar 28, 2012, 11:01 am
Then we visited Weende. This is a district of Göttingen. My host live there during the semester.
There was a very strange tree...
Zischie


Posted Mar 28, 2012, 11:04 am
There was a stone which tells something about Weende. It was founded in 966 and was an independantly community until 1964. At this time it became a district of Göttingen. As a consequence, it is the second oldest district (and it is the most beautiful side in town :) ).
Zischie


Posted Mar 28, 2012, 11:06 am
The St. Petri- Church is the oldest building in Weende. It was built in 1180. :o
Zischie


Posted Mar 28, 2012, 11:08 am
There is also a river called Weende. The spring of the river also provides the people in Göttingen with drinking water.
Zischie


Posted Apr 2, 2012, 1:33 pm
Today, Mo and Winter Bear will leave us. Mo will travel to Finland and Winter Bear will go in the USA. Have fun guys. :)
Zischie


Posted Apr 2, 2012, 4:51 pm
Happy birthday to you,
happy birthday to you,
happy birthday dear host-mum,
happy birthday to you! :)

Today, we eat cake and help unpack the gifts.
Zischie


Posted Apr 2, 2012, 5:18 pm
Katie Pillar left us today. We gave her a big hug in the post office. And Emma, the squirrel helped her to write down the address of the new host. She will travel to Hagen in Germany. Have fun, Katie! :)
Now, we are only four TVs: the two host-mum's TVs, Owen and I.
Zischie


Posted Apr 30, 2012, 11:24 am
Hey mum!

Today was a very nice day. We helped in to thatch the lawn. This was heavy. But afterwards we had a barbecue and played a little bit in the garden. :)
Zischie


Posted Apr 30, 2012, 11:39 am
Today, a new TV arrived: Störte. He is a pirate. :)
But we were also a little bit sad, because Emma Squirrel and Walt Duck left us today. Emma will travel to Finland and Walt to the dad of Störte. Have fun on your first journey!
Zischie


Posted Apr 30, 2012, 11:53 am
We went to Hanover to because the father of host-mum is in a hospital. But no worry, he is fine. :)
Sadly, we had not enough time to take pictures. :( But we saw a strange thing: cord graffiti. :D
tammy_tami


Posted Jul 31, 2013, 3:55 pm
Hellllo dear mum!!!I've been in China for a while!! As my host mum just found a new job in Macau,where still haven't internet in her apartment yet, i can't update my latest news here.Sorry to let you get worried ><  But now i'm safe and happy!!!

This is the first day when i arrived host mum's home!Wow, big family, you see, and little green man!





tammy_tami


Posted Aug 2, 2013, 2:45 pm
Hello dear mum!!Now, i'm staying with host mum in Macau where she work there!! Macao is a small city,and it is famous for Casinos,just like Asia's Las Vegas! We visited Wynn Macau and Venetian, it's awsome. The Venetian Hotel is decorated like Venice,beautiful. We also ate Portuguese food here :P Delicious!!

I will stay in Macau for a few weeks!!So please don't worry :D
tammy_tami


Posted Aug 13, 2013, 4:32 pm
Hello dear mum!! Today is Chinese Valentine's day.Host mum took travel around in Macao.We go shopping and climbing after she finished her work!!
You see, that is street in Macao!So many visitors!! :o
Then we passed by some Macao traditional food shop, and there were many people waiting for buy some delicious food, like milky tea, portuguese egg tart or some dried pork!The portuguese buildings here are so beautiful, it seems like i travel in real Portugal.

I'm so excited that i can see the ruins of Saint Paul  Cathedral soooo close!It's awsome!After visiting the ruins, we climb up a small hill.I took a photo which behind me is one part of the city of Macao!

Macao is a wonderful place! I love Macao and i love you too mum >3<
tammy_tami


Posted Aug 31, 2013, 3:23 pm
Hi Mummy!Long time no see!After a busy week of work, host mum finally have time to update my latest news!
You see, this week we back to Guangzhou where is host mum's hometown.We took the train from Zhuhai to Guangzhou.Wow,we passed by many places interesting.
Finally we arrived the Guangzhou South train station.It's sooo large!
Then we went to take the metro and came back home.In the metro ,there were a lot of people!!I live taking train better than metro, cause i can see the scenery out of window :P.
Love you mum, and take care!!
tammy_tami


Posted Sep 12, 2013, 2:58 pm
To my dear mum,
These days, my host mummy back to work in Macao,so she still showed me around this city.In the weekends, we just walking around on the street.As the Chinese traditional festival,Mid-autumn Festival, is coming, there many traditional decorations on the street.You can see the second photo, the decoration which look like spacecraft are the lanterns! Are they interesting?:P Then we continue hang out in the street.You can see the third one, it's a church!
Here is my latest news in Macao!
Please take care there ><
tammy_tami


Posted Oct 6, 2013, 3:14 pm
Hi mum,here is my latest news in China!
Last week, it's the National Day of China, Oct 1st, so host mum has 7 days holiday and back to Guangzhou[quote].We went to her grandma's home,it's so funny there.In these photos, you can see that i'm really happy to play with a cute doggy who named Wang Wang and four big Brocarded carp!! You see, Wang Wang really likes me, she's trying to kiss me, but host mum didn't allow her to do that :(. Anyway, it's great to play with Wang Wang.At noon, we have a great lunch.Chinese food is delicious and great!As autumn has came now, but here in Guangzhou still very hot!I like sunny day XD!
Please wait for my next update,love you mum <3
Hugs
tammy_tami


Posted Oct 10, 2013, 3:41 pm
Hello Mum!This is my last update in China.Continue the last update, after dinner,host my took me to Guangzhou Opera House to see a famous opera, La Traviata which was written by Verdi. On our way to that house, i saw many high modern builings,and one colorful tour!That tour is Guangzhou Tour, it's very high. About La Traviata, it's bravo and amazing, this is the first time that i watch an opera in China!!I think i like opera very much.
Next week, i will visit Australia.I really love China, an amazing land!China is so large, this i just visit the south of it, i hope i will have a chance back to here and visit the other parts in the future.I will miss all my  Chinese friends here><
Please wait for my new update in Australia!
Love you mum!
apartmentcat


Posted Mar 3, 2014, 2:14 am
Hi Mum!

I finally arrived in Australia! I think I got a bit lost along the way, but here I am now. I climbed out of my box and met the other toys. They're all very nice.

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To celebrate, we baked some vegemite and cheese scrolls!
Here is the dough in the breadmaker.

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We tipped the dough out of the tin and pressed it flat.

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Then we made it into a rectangle shape and spread Vegemite and cheese all over it.
The Vegemite smelled disgusting, but Host Sister says it's delicious. I don't know about that!

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Then we rolled the dough up, cut it into scrolls and put them in the baking tin.

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Here they are cooked. Wow, they grew so much bigger!

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We all enjoyed the bread straight out of the oven with some butter on it. Yum!

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I'm looking forward to lots more fun in Australia,
Talk to you soon!
Bernie R. G.
apartmentcat


Posted Mar 10, 2014, 9:45 am
Hi Mum!


Today we said goodbye to Lotta. She is travelling to Canada.
She had a lovely time here and we wish her well.

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Talk to you soon,
Love,
Bernie

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