MiniMoo, Chicago, IL, USA

Eshara
nijhara1@hotmail.com

Posted Sep 25, 2010, 12:13 am
Hi from Trinidad & Tobago!!!

I'm MiniMoo!!!

I'm just about 1 inch tall and ready to travel about like my TV friends!!!
I can fit in your bag, your pocket, anywhere!
So take me everywhere!!!

I love everything and everyone!!!
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Eshara
nijhara1@hotmail.com

Posted Jun 8, 2013, 7:57 pm
Yayyyy!!!  :stare: I'm on my way to South Africa to have adventures with Katara!!!  :cyclops:

I'm so excited to be on my very first trip! :p

I know my mommy is excited too!
I can't wait to show her all the fun things I will do!

See you in South Africa! ;)
Katara


Posted Aug 11, 2013, 3:34 pm
Hi Mommy  :cyclops:

I had a safe journey, and I'm now in Pretoria - the administrative capital of the Republic of South Africa. Katara doesn't live in the city, but the area that she lives in falls under 'Pretoria'. Pretoria is about 60km from Johannesburg.

Today I helped Katara prepare a vegetable soup with carrots, leeks, celery, turnips and parsley.

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/5E0606E8-1A38-483D-91CE-BCA5F538547F-4301-000004AAB3933357_zps582286f0.jpg

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/C78AE731-0A48-4E78-BB79-59E4CDB335C7-4301-000004AAA51396D6_zps2c0b352b.jpg

We chopped up all the vegetables...

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/9679ECAC-B43A-45E1-B3EC-854EB7EFF7AC-4301-000004AA924BB5C4_zpsad077ce0.jpg

We placed it in the pot on the stove with a little butter, and allowed the veggies to 'sweat' for a few minutes. Next we added in some boiling water and vegetable stock, brought it to the boil and let it simmer until the veggies were soft. We then blended the soup and we enjoyed it with some soft rolls. It was delicious!

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/653F49BC-7C79-4743-B7AC-067FD9916703-4321-000004B0E349B1DD_zpsc2c4cbea.jpg

Greetings from South Africa,
MiniMoo  ;)
Katara


Posted Aug 11, 2013, 3:48 pm
Hi Mommy,

Today is a public holiday in South Africa, "Woman's Day". You can find more information about this important holiday here.

It was quite cold in the morning - with some rain... But guess what Mommy?? I saw a beautiful rainbow!  :cyclops: Unfortunately it's not to clear on the photograph - but it was really pretty!

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/612D91B7-1B46-4B26-86D3-85564F3EBC3D-4321-000004B0F39507E4_zpsb94a0df7.jpg

For supper we ordered a pizza - It's a double pizza i.e. a pizza with two pizza bases. The bottom layer had vegetables, as we ordered a 'vegetarian' pizza and then it is covered with another pizza base, that contains cheese, tomato and feta cheese... It's very filling though - so one can only eat a slice or two  ;)

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/43D6A801-98E7-4CA9-B7E0-0C95AD4D02F0-4301-000004AA700E47A9_zpsec101744.jpg

Greetings,
MiniMoo
Katara


Posted Aug 11, 2013, 4:10 pm
Hi Mommy,

Today we visited the Irene Village Mall.

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/33BF2EDF-559D-4840-9315-4E060B1D133E-4301-000004AA3DC16124_zps937f417e.jpg

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/B022320F-41CE-4182-8DC9-D8FDFC4089FD-4301-000004A9FDC0EE9A_zps0a7ab2f9.jpg

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/87C9582A-B961-4775-A0A2-DE57BE895F51-4301-000004AA0A8283A4_zpse597cd8c.jpg

Unique sculptors and artwork can be found throughout Irene Village Mall.

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/DD94EFD5-9A6B-4085-BC5E-A588806F24F3-4301-000004AA2B5066B2_zps77753502.jpg

Here you can see "The udder side" (the "buried" cow) in the background... I had to giggle because it's a sculpture of a cow, and I'm a little cow too! Tee hee!

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/1558EBEB-6C6D-499C-A426-BA70C50D4205-4301-000004AA14E234CD_zps9b02845b.jpg

Here is a close-up of the sculpture

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/DF2289D3-21FB-46D3-BA6D-215DFD23D17B-4301-000004AA4B222A2A_zpsa32fe5da.jpg

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/357E49F1-A4DB-4DDF-AAF4-B8064A476FC4-4301-000004AA5849D0D6_zps856ec52f.jpg

and this is a 'leaping' fountain...

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/78E17739-2DEB-4459-A69D-AD362AFF65A0-4301-000004AA626A5332_zpsc411d673.jpg

We had lunch at "Figo's" - a cafe at the Irene Village Mall

We looked at the menu

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/158414CC-DD2A-4D30-8BA1-71CF6C4D0D03-4301-000004A9E5F97D56_zps6bda76ef.jpg

I tasted a 'Red Cappuchino' - a cappuchino made with Rooibos Tea instead of coffee. It was very nice!

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/F0C22525-1511-42E9-9694-4B2CAEE49EEA-4301-000004A9D0214202_zps82e0348f.jpg

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/54A0CBCC-D89B-4A55-9B43-511ED7C3A1BF-4301-000004A9C4566716_zpsa52e9923.jpg

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/D4EE368B-9E41-4804-92A5-1F29468DEE84-4301-000004A9DC8A84F7_zpsecf8c241.jpg

We ordered the "Chicken Tortilla" and it was delicious!!

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/7D6701C0-48B6-4E7A-B1C8-A391F70C8FD4-4301-000004A9B8C26B23_zps326f3d33.jpg

I had a GREAT day today!

Lots of love,
MiniMoo
Katara


Posted Aug 19, 2013, 2:50 pm
Hi Mom,

Today, Hugo Hippy (a TV visiting from Minnesota, USA) and I helped Katara make burgers! :cyclops:

First we chopped and friend some onions, and then we added some beef mince and herbs. We also added a little tomato paste...

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/30FFDAB3-4CEA-40AF-9080-0AA4DB55919E-189-00000016170F83AF_zps09bf3967.jpg

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/F5E30C91-A2DB-447C-8851-79A60B93239B-189-0000001628761BF4_zps6cb4556a.jpg

Next we got the buns, grated cheese, avo, and some tomato and onion mix.

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/E016EFD3-35BE-4247-AF59-4DB6F9DD340A-189-0000001633783415_zpsa8b3793c.jpg

We shaped the mince into patties and fried them

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/94E0627C-EA49-4BE9-8ADE-A82B3CDC050E-189-00000016416B3F19_zps7778578b.jpg

We put the patties onto buns together will all the toppings...

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/0418685E-469A-4CB2-9643-39611A885324-189-0000001654D470D5_zpsfaf21ab9.jpg

And had a burger feast!

Katara


Posted Aug 19, 2013, 3:14 pm
Hi mom

Today we went to "Simply Asia" - a Thai food and noodle bar, for lunch.

Hugo Hippy and I shared a mocktail...

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/66829758-6A77-4F4A-8FE9-C2CD803D6A8B-189-0000001694250CE5_zpsa33c7365.jpg

And for our meal we ordered "Khao Phad Phong Khari" (Thai Yellow Chicken with Salsa). It's tender pieces of chicken marinated and fried, drizzled with a diced mint salsa and served on a bed of Jasmine rice wokked in coconut milk and yellow curry flavoured sauce.

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/BBCC7450-86FB-4A95-A7A9-6B3FFFE3F2F6-189-00000016AFB54B16_zps062d94ad.jpg

At the shopping centre was another cow statue...

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/22F7A70E-EF92-429E-843E-3E7515C6EEDD-189-0000001689C8D0C2_zps472bdddd.jpg


*Cows are a theme at the malls in Irene, because the area used to be a big dairy farm, and a small part of it still is.  ;)
Katara


Posted Aug 27, 2013, 5:08 pm
Hi Mom,

Today Hugo Hippy and I helped Katara prepare dinner. First we gathered some fruits, to make a fruit salad.

There was pineapple, apples and papaya.

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/B511809F-87A0-4917-8860-4C1DB74AC444-2346-00000310A5B8C9D3_zps29dc77a3.jpg

We cut up the fruit...

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/E250D011-F211-4378-817A-E65BD0AA6359-2346-00000310BCE4EC7D_zps45d786ca.jpg

and added some fruit juice to make a delicious fruit salad  :cyclops:

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/9C86CC52-6659-4C80-B3D4-4EA4284C4AF1-2346-00000310C889DB6B_zpsaf904ac5.jpg

For dinner we had 'haddock en croute' together with some brocolli.

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/85BCD660-1DF4-47DB-8FB1-608912175A86-2346-00000310AEA27948_zpsf5074d5e.jpg

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/65B00C46-78EF-40DA-9650-C5405F0DBC91-2346-00000310CEC0295B_zps69defa1e.jpg

Lots of love,
MiniMoo
Katara


Posted Sep 15, 2013, 5:10 pm
Hi Mom,

Today Hugo Hippy and myself helped Katara prepare a lemon tart!

First we crumbed some biscuits to make the base...

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/A56C7A29-CFDF-41D7-89AE-2DEA9D2BB129-9072-000008F0E5C72679_zps16b7dbe9.jpg

Hugo and I decided to taste a biscuit. I t was yummy and tasted of coconut!

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/C62DA526-497E-40D1-98F9-8824DEDCDFC3-9072-000008F0F4FD829F_zps12b71534.jpg

We added a little spice to the biscuits, as well as some melted margarine to form the base

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/73C60EC1-DE9A-414B-ADAF-A5C9BB400650-9072-000008F108E3297C_zps01eeef36.jpg

Next we gathered the other ingredients to prepare the filling...

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/D63DD085-53EB-431B-AE9F-271B6AAD270E-9072-000008F11D84BA6B_zpsd471faa0.jpg

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/DAEC2107-4BF5-42C6-B11C-732D40E9E1BA-9072-000008F12911E689_zpsa005b1df.jpg

We placed the tart in the refrigerator overnight and ate it the next day for dessert with some strawberries and cream...

Unfortunately it was very hot, 32C, so the tart started to melt...

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/55A843BB-D91C-485C-AE1E-34BFBD98029B-9072-000009DC66D7C607_zpsac1fdd37.jpg

It was very tasty though!  B)
Katara


Posted Sep 15, 2013, 5:19 pm
Hi mom,

Today Katara and her husband had some business to attend to in Pretoria so Hugo and I went along for the drive.

Pretoria is the administrative capital of South Africa, so as we entered the city we were welcomed by a plethora of South African flags...

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/8300AB42-B486-4D82-9E70-945275204253-9072-000008F151050EB3_zpsf7daac1b.jpg

Unfortunately we didn't go into the city centre, but here are some photos we took along the way...

Pretoria is known as the "Jacaranda City" because the streets are lined with Jacaranda trees, and they will be in full bloom soon...

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/9E304F8C-BEDD-4970-8911-494C2445CCCD-9072-000008F1FE9D0EA6_zps3729a465.jpg

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/D08EAD60-7496-496A-B760-A0135CE62137-9072-000008F217309EF3_zpscc0b118e.jpg

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/42F8453B-1ABE-41C6-BE09-299B287D7A17-9072-000008F22D466949_zpsc3a61fad.jpg

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/C69D6E3D-8B40-43CA-8DBF-EDB6E2F3534F-9072-000008F2440D241C_zpsf138a7ff.jpg

Here is a church...

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/678DE41D-6C0C-4D92-A018-65B8DD14C69F-9072-000008F2558BE7F3_zps38cfe2cf.jpg

I'm missing home mom, but so far I am enjoying my stay  B)

Lots of Love,
MiniMoo

Katara


Posted Sep 15, 2013, 5:43 pm
Hi Mom,

Today we attended the birthday of Katara's little nephew. Hugo and I had a great time playing around!

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/B0F8E7E3-DC54-4F34-AD57-FA6E3D0DBD97-9072-000009E191565D3E_zpsfaa3f8f5.jpg

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/6A96C2D5-052B-401F-9317-283764170D46-9072-000009E197317FB0_zps6fcae551.jpg

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/49E83023-812B-472B-A7BE-EE8D09FB2680-9072-000009E1666080E2_zps5762e9b9.jpg

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/59D2D117-674E-4B37-907B-102F0A844E88-9072-000009E1704C60A2_zps7a1e051a.jpg

Look at the pretty birthday cake!

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/D5DE64E4-6904-49F7-9DEA-81CFCFB045AB-9072-000009E18648C1D9_zpsf03aa1af.jpg

We even 'jumped' on the jumping castle, but we had to be careful because there was a mommy and her baby on the jumping castle  ;)

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/8CA12792-FD57-4BA0-8D4A-F30755A14245-9072-000009E17F12B442_zpsec84c97d.jpg

We also ate a lot of sweets!!  :cyclops:

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/BEBB708D-5F4C-4149-9D45-531BD452EF77-9072-000009E1798C3672_zpsd7bb28d4.jpg

We had a FUN day!  :cyclops:
Katara


Posted Oct 7, 2013, 4:23 pm
Hi Mom,

Today we attended a "Nikah" - a Muslim wedding reception.

On our way to the wedding venue we passed Johannesburg. "Johannesburg also known as Jozi, Joburg, Joni, eGoli or Joeys, is the largest city in South Africa, by population. Johannesburg is the provincial capital of Gauteng, the wealthiest province in South Africa, having the largest economy of any metropolitan region in Sub-Saharan Africa. The city is one of the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the world, and is also the world's largest city not situated on a river, lake, or coastline.

While Johannesburg is not one of South Africa's three capital cities, it is the seat of the Constitutional Court, which has the final word on interpretation of South Africa's constitution, and is the provincial capital of Gauteng. The city is the source of a large-scale gold and diamond trade, due to its location on the mineral-rich Witwatersrand range of hills".
[From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johannesburg]

Here you can see a little of Johannesburg CBD.

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/EAEF4451-9A88-4926-93EC-6989009D048C-9072-000009D9869B72AD_zps1ddfd564.jpg

And this was after we passed the city...

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/3D740802-B8F5-4E2B-9A57-882C2B7BAE0E-9072-000009D9B87BDEE8_zps2a5763a5.jpg

We took some pictures along the way...

Maropeng is the official visitor centre for the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site.

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/F55B13F6-34AC-4998-A191-9EFB48E5853A-9072-000009D9587249F3_zps903456c5.jpg

The Sterkfontein Caves are also situated in this area...

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/B252D02D-DA88-47FA-9540-9885A43C3244-9072-000009D940175219_zps55c8c2f8.jpg

We arrived at the Wedding Venue after driving for 1h40min. The venue was beautiful and the 'Nikah' was performed outdoors

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/FADE6733-ACC3-41B0-8DD8-A702619B44AF-9072-000009D8B2D46A21_zpse458d6b2.jpg

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/D433EFB9-4D4E-4C62-960B-B7EA6B224F2F-9072-000009D8A335213A_zps6fc9feaf.jpg

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/59A3953B-0500-4E4B-BD43-9340D1997B18-9072-000009D90D9D5C44_zps1688202c.jpg

After the 'Nikah' we moved to the reception hall for Lunch...  :cyclops:

Indian cuisine was served. Here on the table behind me you can see 'poppadoms' - it is kind of like a big chip that you eat with pickles and sambals.

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/FC6D0029-22B6-4B3C-B2F7-564E1E316198-9072-000009D8C9D148A6_zpscd78c6f0.jpg

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/29C11A5C-053C-4731-A72A-99AC83DBC000-3973-000004DB35CEBC80_zps80975522.jpg

The wedding favours were very pretty!

With the favour came this note: "Our gift, a thank you for sharing this day with us, comes to you from India. These inlay boxes are made of Indian marble called Sangemarmar. Each of these boxes is hand made and is inlaid with semi-precious stoves. Mughal designs adorn the boxes and are replicas of the carvings on the Taj Mahal, the symbol of eternal love."

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/0F8B70FE-2AA3-4875-9F7D-CA62B7FA9550-3973-000004DB4309C5AB_zpsade93757.jpg

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/286E5938-2359-43CC-8600-5BF535E945B3-3973-000004DB5F2A638A_zpsb9fc1719.jpg

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/21CE3CDE-BF13-4D17-909F-5B20E4699E59-3973-000004DB54D2481B_zps40cb4cde.jpg

I had an awesome day, and it was a great experience to have been able to attend a "Nikah".

Lots of love,
MiniMoo  :cyclops:
Katara


Posted Oct 7, 2013, 4:34 pm
Hi Mom,

Today we celebrated "Heritage Day and National Braai Day". It is a public holiday in South Africa. Needless we "braaied".

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/7DCC47E4-224E-42B2-BC90-9D421E1077FB-5145-0000062ECB065CA4_zps71f11cf1.jpg

We also made a salad with some Avocadoes and Strawberries, and we made some 'Polenta' (gritz). We ate the Polenta with some sour cream and grated cheese.  :D

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/B065E4E3-CB8C-4520-BC71-3E03D3BD4C73-5145-0000062EB12F97C5_zps1b2d3f55.jpg
Katara


Posted Oct 7, 2013, 4:41 pm
Hi Mom,

Today we went for a Cream Soda float at "Wimpy".

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/DD765F6B-1A4B-4210-A6C2-461AE455014F-5145-00000631C92195B8_zps04f27f4f.jpg

The float was delicious!  :cyclops:

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/309A3599-1751-4C2E-A545-6AADEC7D7532-5145-00000631802E4197_zps89f7f688.jpg
Katara


Posted Oct 25, 2013, 8:42 am
Hi Mom,

Today we went to "work" with Katara - We didn't have to travel very far because Katara works from home  ;) She makes clothes for Monster High dolls for a little extra money.

First we met some of her 'models'

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/E8069D77-3006-4BE6-8F8E-01EA3427B044-7100-0000073A888E7638_zps044a438a.jpg

They were very friendly  :D

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/1AA4A19B-4DB5-4F1C-B426-A371EA357ECB-7100-0000073A6CD00577_zpse2198371.jpg

We got all the supplies ready...

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/2604D42A-0105-42E2-BC05-E0FC0192DC47-7100-0000073AA0CE267F_zpsf11fe13c.jpg

And Katara told us that today we would be making the pink jacket that Ava was wearing

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/D74B8E9B-49AF-4343-9765-96FD74F13E11-7100-0000073ACF0EF4F7_zpse243b529.jpg

We got all the cut-out fabric pieces together so we could start sewing them...

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/CAF251BC-DA9B-4892-B5B8-FBEE81159E74-7100-0000073AE5203672_zps3128191f.jpg

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/5F3A273C-9987-4B12-958B-29B35316F421-7100-0000073B2755FBA4_zps9ad0502e.jpg


http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/44F74004-928A-4D95-9095-B802C0D3ED91-7100-0000073AFAD93E4D_zpscf082d34.jpg

We did a little sewing and then it was time for tea  :cyclops:

We had some Matzoh and cheese spread

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/AECC215C-9392-420B-B3F6-0DA0F16B4D80-7100-0000073B401FD764_zps7a1b9be8.jpg

I was delighted to see another cow  ;)

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/03704A83-5C57-4AEA-92A1-CE63977534F5-7100-0000073B58829999_zps39ffbb11.jpg

After tea we went back to work, and Hugo and me kept messing about when Katara wasn't looking  :cyclops:

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/694EDCC5-2053-4AF0-98E1-15228BFD0320-7100-0000073B74C15D97_zps334b5224.jpg

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/27D276F7-546A-4600-8F41-1F224C797B50-7100-0000073BBD864C37_zps64e08100.jpg

Eventually it was time to call it a day. We helped Katara make 10 jackets in total, so she was very happy!

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/0F6C9E04-69B2-4B0C-9337-BDA6D4F51AEB-7100-0000073BD6557E48_zps789eafa7.jpg
Katara


Posted Nov 7, 2013, 12:54 pm
Hi Mom,

Today we went to play Adventure Golf at Stoneridge Centre.

MiniMoo and I played around with the golf-ball when no one was watching...

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/850ABF19-A2E8-4941-917E-153D40D5D712-5145-0000063136ADF85D_zps8668e451.jpg

Fortunately it was overcast, so we didn't get too hot.  B)

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/4EE9465F-01F6-4032-85BE-ED5EE0D0A4F7-5145-000006313ED43C44_zps1e65ca53.jpg

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/6DCC7D36-6DAE-40FC-8D2E-F441553CAF8E-5145-0000063144E184E3_zpsadf38ed4.jpg

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/9769F569-B009-4181-AE21-E10F815AC960-5145-000006314A5F7945_zps5507718a.jpg

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/92412365-D08A-498E-8AD8-D7FC5D86E76D-5145-00000631B8890DD2_zpsc5221be9.jpg

We had great FUN!  :cyclops:
Katara


Posted Nov 7, 2013, 1:24 pm
Hi Mom,

Today we visited The Boulders Shopping Centre. The Boulders Shopping Centre is built around one of South Africa's heritage sites. A rock outcrop which was part of the early settlements in the country dating back to pre historic times (artefacts found available for viewing at the centre). The centre derives its names from these Boulders.

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/6121FFBA-8DBB-4271-9F6E-A041BD74D90A-1795-000001A60D59DA51_zpsfce15784.jpg

Inside the shopping centre:

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/0B3B8C40-32A6-4EBC-BD22-8557EF345243-1795-000001A61F27E94D_zps74bce1c0.jpg

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/59FB3251-91EE-44F5-90F5-10416F085AFE-1795-000001A633BDCD21_zpse2fb62db.jpg

Here are the boulders inside the shopping centre...

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/74FEC409-57CE-498D-AF38-3C0CFBFA9FB5-1795-000001A652565727_zps80ca0591.jpg

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/EACFEF38-43D6-463E-960B-2490478D2E0B-1795-000001A6E1FC3EF1_zps6ca33f8a.jpg

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/FD1F522E-06F1-4DF2-984D-E8879F897651-1795-000001A6F280AC73_zpsf0fc580a.jpg

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/D9376D79-B373-4D04-A6AE-16B725C5DC8C-1795-000001A70AD6DF95_zps261fb60b.jpg

And these artefacts were on display

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/501171F6-9085-4F55-A3D1-2D50D7C21AA6-1795-000001A69ADCB749_zps3b18e446.jpg

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/552326CD-AA0E-4ED0-9760-DE08A2214D00-1795-000001A6ABDB177F_zps617b4d6e.jpg

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/147A468A-62ED-4F91-B7CC-7BADA9426C51-1795-000001A6C22E777F_zps0de1d904.jpg

It was very unusual to see the big boulders inside of the shopping centre.  ;)

Lots of love,
MiniMoo  ;)
Katara


Posted Nov 8, 2013, 7:54 am
Hi Mom,

Today we went to Emperors Palace Casino - "The Vegas of Africa" to watch a comedy called "My vrou se man se lyk se tas" (My wife's husbands' corpse's suitcase). The show is also known as "Funny Money"

Arriving at Emperors Palace...

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/4EB6DCEE-BC8A-49ED-99A2-2A83416D2BCC-1795-000001A8D28B28D3_zpsfae08f9c.jpg

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/0ED66F3F-AC54-435D-A79E-5DBACAA86503-1795-000001A8B6C5DBF2_zps14fc1e3c.jpg

We found parking and took some photos outside by a beautiful water feature...

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/B32B78F6-478E-44C1-8E2B-4106DC5DBC7C-1795-000001A84C63875F_zpsc9d40a50.jpg

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/C5116368-84F8-41DC-8406-DEA883DF1472-1795-000001A8A0FD0019_zpsc018708c.jpg

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/04BE2822-DFC2-494D-B966-D5674B096958-1795-000001A83E577D8D_zps76d34a6d.jpg

We entered the building

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/F8DF073A-CCEA-4DE5-BE4B-70B4CE8BF9FD-1795-000001A7FA8A9DFE_zps5e95c05f.jpg

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/9AC13A10-F1F0-4216-9487-9B1EAA61CF3A-1795-000001A7940BA003_zps26db16ba.jpg

and saw the casino floor...

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/93F75DD6-A978-42D5-9FC3-F3F092FB0779-1795-000001A7E95A9086_zpsf80be66e.jpg

We 'met' Marilyn and Elvis!  ;)

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/A431DCF9-A3E2-4488-83AA-DDF1E9F9067C-1795-000001A77B644C08_zps03ce0034.jpg

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/A222927B-D934-4BF1-9BA3-53AEC358FD26-1795-000001A740CD2211_zps3c85853d.jpg

This is by the food court - There is a water feature with a replica of the statue of David..

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/08428945-94F6-407B-9F27-34939014722D-1795-000001A7698DB51F_zps07c4337c.jpg

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/15D54D1C-75C3-419C-B8F2-FA498CAF5361-1795-000001A74E94B701_zpsb04b0850.jpg

We then went to watch the show...

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/5309E5F2-B20B-4F8A-9F93-4998446A3BEF-1795-000001A7AC02EC1E_zps1daca4b9.jpg

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/F749A5F2-2693-450D-A3A6-58FFB9166133-1795-000001A7BFE95EFC_zps92a9c2ee.jpg

Unfortunately I couldn't understand the show, because the actors' spoke Afrikaans, but it was still an awesome experience!

Lots of love,
MiniMoo xx
Katara


Posted Nov 8, 2013, 8:10 am
Hi Mom,

Today we took a drive and saw the beautiful Jacaranda trees that Pretoria is known for.

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/AEB08AA8-053B-4342-948D-1C1B8DCBE10A-2241-00000222C4B8A823_zpsae1f21ef.jpg

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/9F64112F-12C7-46B2-AA11-386CDF5E2BF6-2241-00000222A07353DB_zpsba9a434d.jpg

There is a legend amongst Pretoria University students that if a Jacaranda blossom falls on your head - then you will pass your exam ;)

For lunch we had some delicious sushi!  :cyclops:

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/3495974C-5DC2-4BD0-B553-6E5004B0CE25-2241-0000022271A1EBD9_zpsd7d81729.jpg

The fruit california roll with strawberry, pineapple and avocado was my most favorite!

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk85/Katara007/minimoo/5DB157A5-5482-4ADB-BB4F-9873E3225807-2241-00000222413BF85C_zps2ed4bae1.jpg
Katara


Posted Nov 11, 2013, 5:50 pm
Hi Mom,

Just to let you know that I am on my way to my next host in Germany!  :cyclops:

Lots of love,
MiniMoo
beelicious


Posted Nov 26, 2013, 11:47 am
Hello mom!

After a long journey I arrived in Germany.
http://i1352.photobucket.com/albums/q658/toyvoyager2013/MiniMooh/P1100482_zps91348de8.jpg

http://i1352.photobucket.com/albums/q658/toyvoyager2013/MiniMooh/P1100483_zps667d40d4.jpg

The other TV's were surprised because I'm so tiny…  They borrow hostdads glases. Haha! They are so funny :-)!

Jules from Germany
http://i1352.photobucket.com/albums/q658/toyvoyager2013/MiniMooh/P1100484_zps35583e1c.jpg

-Scoop- from the UK
http://i1352.photobucket.com/albums/q658/toyvoyager2013/MiniMooh/P1100486_zps899249d9.jpg

Look! I meet an another TV cow! It's Nymeria from Spain!
My first life mission is fulfilled!
http://i1352.photobucket.com/albums/q658/toyvoyager2013/MiniMooh/P1100488_zpscd3647a7.jpg

http://i1352.photobucket.com/albums/q658/toyvoyager2013/MiniMooh/P1100497_zps51db5deb.jpg

All are so nice! I will be a good time here!
http://i1352.photobucket.com/albums/q658/toyvoyager2013/MiniMooh/P1100489_zps6fdb25f5.jpg


Big kiss,
MiniMooh
beelicious


Posted Nov 26, 2013, 12:05 pm
Today we go out for breakfast!

There was eggs, bacon, salmon, bread rolls,  vegetables, cheese, fruits, tea, orange juice…
http://i1352.photobucket.com/albums/q658/toyvoyager2013/-Scoop-/P1100459_zps937bc176.jpg

http://i1352.photobucket.com/albums/q658/toyvoyager2013/-Scoop-/P1100460_zps87838a0c.jpg

http://i1352.photobucket.com/albums/q658/toyvoyager2013/-Scoop-/P1100461_zpscf76b015.jpg

http://i1352.photobucket.com/albums/q658/toyvoyager2013/-Scoop-/P1100462_zps988272f3.jpg
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Posted Nov 26, 2013, 12:37 pm
Because the weather is fine we made a little tour through the vineyards near Volkach.

The river is called "Main" and this is the "Mainschleife" (the river is here very winding).
http://i1352.photobucket.com/albums/q658/toyvoyager2013/MiniMoo/P1100464_zps80080850.jpg

I see this historical grape press.
http://i1352.photobucket.com/albums/q658/toyvoyager2013/MiniMoo/P1100471_zpse3762bdb.jpg

The view is very lovely!
http://i1352.photobucket.com/albums/q658/toyvoyager2013/MiniMoo/P1100475_zps51928f68.jpg

http://i1352.photobucket.com/albums/q658/toyvoyager2013/MiniMoo/P1100476_zps26295a31.jpg

It was a great day!

Kiss,
MiniMoo
beelicious


Posted Nov 30, 2013, 8:35 am
Hi!

Today arrived a little package for us.
http://i1352.photobucket.com/albums/q658/toyvoyager2013/Berta/P1100498_zps8f72be1e.jpg

http://i1352.photobucket.com/albums/q658/toyvoyager2013/Berta/P1100499_zps59465fb1.jpg

Look! It's Berta! Even a cow! Become we a cowshed ;-)?
She is very sad because her mom wan't her and her last host has no time for her…
I don't understand that… She's so nice!
http://i1352.photobucket.com/albums/q658/toyvoyager2013/Berta/P1100501_zps969a54cc.jpg

Bye,
MiniMoo
beelicious


Posted Dec 6, 2013, 3:59 pm
Hello mom!

Today we made a cheesecake!

http://i1352.photobucket.com/albums/q658/toyvoyager2013/-Scoop-/P1100503_zps2c5b922c.jpg

http://i1352.photobucket.com/albums/q658/toyvoyager2013/-Scoop-/P1100505_zps7c18b5aa.jpg

http://i1352.photobucket.com/albums/q658/toyvoyager2013/-Scoop-/P1100506_zpsf68054c9.jpg

http://i1352.photobucket.com/albums/q658/toyvoyager2013/-Scoop-/P1100507_zpse0fb411c.jpg

http://i1352.photobucket.com/albums/q658/toyvoyager2013/-Scoop-/P1100508_zpse6fdb548.jpg

http://i1352.photobucket.com/albums/q658/toyvoyager2013/-Scoop-/P1100509_zpsffe88ae6.jpg

http://i1352.photobucket.com/albums/q658/toyvoyager2013/-Scoop-/P1100510_zpse5d3e2c6.jpg

In the oven for 45 min.
http://i1352.photobucket.com/albums/q658/toyvoyager2013/-Scoop-/P1100511_zpsf4bd2ab0.jpg

Done! It smells wonderful!
http://i1352.photobucket.com/albums/q658/toyvoyager2013/-Scoop-/P1100517_zpsbf5ec37d.jpg

Yummi!!
http://i1352.photobucket.com/albums/q658/toyvoyager2013/-Scoop-/P1100519_zpsff6968a6.jpg

Bye,
MiniMoo
beelicious


Posted Dec 12, 2013, 10:27 am
Hello Mum!

Today arrived a little package for us.
http://i1352.photobucket.com/albums/q658/toyvoyager2013/Semola/P1100525_zps3c40367e.jpg

A Christmas-present?
http://i1352.photobucket.com/albums/q658/toyvoyager2013/Semola/36257575-eae7-4e2e-959a-080cb4c8a555_zpscf7e5154.jpg

No, it's better!
It's a new TV-friend!
His name is Semola and he's from Italy.
http://i1352.photobucket.com/albums/q658/toyvoyager2013/Semola/P1100527_zps7ab99ee1.jpg

We gave him a warm welcome!
http://i1352.photobucket.com/albums/q658/toyvoyager2013/Semola/P1100528_zps80eff7d4.jpg

Bye,
MiniMoo
beelicious


Posted Dec 18, 2013, 7:36 am
Hi!

Today we get a little envelope again.
http://i1352.photobucket.com/albums/q658/toyvoyager2013/Joesy/P1100539_zps682e3760.jpg

We're excited every time. Who is it???
http://i1352.photobucket.com/albums/q658/toyvoyager2013/Joesy/P1100540_zps7aa2c628.jpg

Look! It's the very cut Joesy from Germany!
http://i1352.photobucket.com/albums/q658/toyvoyager2013/Joesy/P1100541_zps0691ed7a.jpg

Her Mom wasn't here for a long time  :( ...
She's the girl friend of 3*Euro and virtually the daughter in law from Yosemite.

We gave her a warm welcome!
http://i1352.photobucket.com/albums/q658/toyvoyager2013/Joesy/P1100542_zpsa6bee74e.jpg

Kiss,
MiniMoo
beelicious


Posted Dec 18, 2013, 9:27 am
Hello Mummy,

today was an exhausting but wonderful day.

We've set up the Christmas tree!

Heave-ho!
http://i1352.photobucket.com/albums/q658/toyvoyager2013/-Scoop-/P1100531_zpseadb3f8b.jpg

Phew!
http://i1352.photobucket.com/albums/q658/toyvoyager2013/MiniMoo/P1100537_zpsb6a006cc.jpg

At first the fairy lights.
http://i1352.photobucket.com/albums/q658/toyvoyager2013/MiniMoo/P1100551_zps304e9f4e.jpg

http://i1352.photobucket.com/albums/q658/toyvoyager2013/MiniMoo/P1100567_zpsf87fc411.jpg

This year we take colorful, glittering and  gleaming christmas balls.
Hostmum calls it "Las Vegas Christmas tree" :p ....
http://i1352.photobucket.com/albums/q658/toyvoyager2013/MiniMoo/P1100574_zps49d4dbf8.jpg

http://i1352.photobucket.com/albums/q658/toyvoyager2013/MiniMoo/P1100586_zps6820e632.jpg

Done! But in the light the tree looks not so good…
http://i1352.photobucket.com/albums/q658/toyvoyager2013/-Scoop-/P1100589_zps8dba05fd.jpg


Ah! Better!
http://i1352.photobucket.com/albums/q658/toyvoyager2013/-Scoop-/P1100591_zps6130f1de.jpg

It was a wonderful day!

Greetings,
MiniMoo
beelicious


Posted Jan 8, 2014, 1:06 pm
Hi Mom!

Holiday!

We make a week holiday near the city of Luebeck!
http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac192/toyvoyager2014/-Scoop-/P1100597_zps46c8bf90.jpg


8 hours with 2 hours traffic jam later we have arrived in our holiday home.

It's already dark and we are so tired!
http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac192/toyvoyager2014/-Scoop-/P1100598_zps286e8e3c.jpg
beelicious


Posted Jan 8, 2014, 1:34 pm
My first day in Lindow.
Lindow is  a  tiny village in the northwest from Mecklenburg Western Pomerania.
The city of Luebeck are 15 km from here.

This is our holiday home (where the door is open).
It's a thatched cottage from 1875!
I think it's beautiful!
http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac192/toyvoyager2014/MiniMoo/P1100645_zps17d011d6.jpg
beelicious


Posted Jan 8, 2014, 2:02 pm
Here I'm in Kluetz.

This windmill is a restaurant that I could buy. Can you lend me some money :p?
http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac192/toyvoyager2014/MiniMoo/P1100611_zps941334e1.jpg

This trunk of this tree is amazing!
http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac192/toyvoyager2014/MiniMoo/P1100619_zps15791ebd.jpg
beelicious


Posted Jan 8, 2014, 2:23 pm
Now I'm in the city of Wismar (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wismar).

Since 2002 is Wismar a UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac192/toyvoyager2014/MiniMoo/P1100626_zpsab8c1466.jpg

This is "Wasserkunst" (water art, waterworks) from 1602.
http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac192/toyvoyager2014/MiniMoo/P1100625_zps7e71cc06.jpg

http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac192/toyvoyager2014/-Scoop-/P1100638_zps3e878ba8.jpg
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Posted Jan 8, 2014, 4:51 pm

Today I visit the city of Luebeck  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%C3%BCbeck)

Luebeck is know for marzipan.

A famous german novelist  is from here: Thomas Mann (Buddenbrooks).

Luebeck has a funny district name: "Buntekuh" ... "colorful cow"  :stare:
http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac192/toyvoyager2014/MiniMoo/P1100840_zpsfde733d7.jpg

This is the landmark of Luebeck: the "Holstentor" (Holsten Gate).
http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac192/toyvoyager2014/MiniMoo/P1100649_zps8c4a785b.jpg

The historic part of Luebeck is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac192/toyvoyager2014/MiniMoo/P1100658_zpse3b66edd.jpg

http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac192/toyvoyager2014/MiniMoo/P1100682_zps08522bc6.jpg

http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac192/toyvoyager2014/MiniMoo/P1100683_zps247ed1f2.jpg

Behind me the old town.
http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac192/toyvoyager2014/MiniMoo/P1100672_zps878eda0a.jpg


beelicious


Posted Jan 9, 2014, 10:16 am
Today finally the weather is nice and the sun is shining.

We make a trip the the Baltic Sea by Boltenhagen.
http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac192/toyvoyager2014/MiniMoo/P1100709_zps4306a882.jpg

We relax and look at the sea.
http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac192/toyvoyager2014/-Scoop-/P1100713_zpsb90cbda4.jpg

This is sea buckthorn. This shrub is typical of the Baltic Sea.
http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac192/toyvoyager2014/MiniMoo/P1100718_zps38cf8806.jpg 

beelicious


Posted Jan 9, 2014, 11:00 am


Today I visit the State capital of Mecklenburg - Vorpommern Schwerin (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schwerin).

St-Paul's-Church
http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac192/toyvoyager2014/MiniMoo/P1100760_zpsb444a1ad.jpg

This is the "Arsenal".
http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac192/toyvoyager2014/MiniMoo/P1100775_zpsd5cf246e.jpg

Schwerin has many little lakes.
This is the "Pfaffenteich".
http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac192/toyvoyager2014/MiniMoo/P1100774_zpsf62ff850.jpg

http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac192/toyvoyager2014/MiniMoo/P1100785_zps3b7e9852.jpg

Right is the cathedral of Schwerin.
http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac192/toyvoyager2014/MiniMoo/P1100786_zps2069f620.jpg

This is the Schwerin Castle (Parliament of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern).
http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac192/toyvoyager2014/MiniMoo/P1100797_zps4f1c4dad.jpg

Here can you see the State museum. Left is the theater.
http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac192/toyvoyager2014/MiniMoo/P1100798_zps2836186e.jpg

beelicious


Posted Jan 9, 2014, 11:19 am


Our holiday is almost over….
http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac192/toyvoyager2014/MiniMoo/P1100735_zps648f9422.jpg

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Posted Jan 9, 2014, 11:40 am


I eat fresh matjes (young herring/tent peg) and shrimp cocktail.
http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac192/toyvoyager2014/MiniMoo/P1100832_zps71c78773.jpg

My last holiday photo…. I had a great time! 
http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac192/toyvoyager2014/MiniMoo/P1100698_zpsa97ab5e6.jpg

I hope you like my updates!

I wish you a merry, peaceful and blessed  happy, healthy and successful New Year!

I love you Mom!

MiniMoo


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Posted Jan 10, 2014, 1:22 pm
Hi!

After our holiday we said this week goodbye to:

Jules and Viola
http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac192/toyvoyager2014/P1100845_zps8929787f.jpg

… and Nymeria.
http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac192/toyvoyager2014/Nymeria/P1100858_zps3cbeeb9a.jpg

Kiss,
MiniMoo
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Posted Jan 20, 2014, 6:40 pm
Hello,

hostmum and hostdad are very sad because after 4 month is their cat Sammy lost…

Other TV's searched him but nothing..

But since last Friday we have a new cat!

My host have she from the animal assistance.

She is very shy and jumpy, but she is also very kind.

It's a calico cat and her name is "Fini".
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/P1100881_zps85f94b58.jpg

Kiss,
MiniMoo
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Posted Jan 30, 2014, 10:30 am
Hello mum!

Today we get two parcels.

We are so curious who's inside!
http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac192/toyvoyager2014/coco/P1100938_zps317ca4d0.jpg

http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac192/toyvoyager2014/coco/P1100939_zps39c4f05b.jpg

Look!
It's Joesy's twin-sister *coco*!
http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac192/toyvoyager2014/coco/P1100940_zps8f1faa24.jpg

I gave her a warm welcome!
http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac192/toyvoyager2014/coco/P1100945_zps1a1d91b3.jpg

And who's in this envelope?
Hostmums TV Ulani!
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/P1100950_zps37ba4b88.jpg

http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/Kalea3307/P1100951_zps732f87c8.jpg

Kiss,
MiniMoo
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Posted Feb 24, 2014, 11:12 am
Hello Mom!

Sorry for waiting so long!

Hostmum was busy and the weather in Germany was very bad.

But today was a sunny day, so we made a little tour.

First I was in Schweinfurt.

This is the "Heilig Geist - Kirche"/Holy ghost church.
http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac192/toyvoyager2014/MiniMoo/P1110098_zpsa4f0ea8d.jpg

In Schweinfurt was the ball bearings invented. Here you see a big one.
http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac192/toyvoyager2014/MiniMoo/P1110104_zps96699ac5.jpg

This is the theatre.
http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac192/toyvoyager2014/MiniMoo/P1110107_zps2bc93c22.jpg

I'm on the river "Main".
http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac192/toyvoyager2014/MiniMoo/P1110121_zps3a9cb8bd.jpg

This is a very old part of the "Main". It's called "Saumain" ("Sow-Main" ).
http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac192/toyvoyager2014/MiniMoo/P1110122_zps208d2286.jpg
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Posted Feb 24, 2014, 11:17 am
About 35km from Schweinfurt is Koenigsberg. It's an old village with beautiful houses.

http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac192/toyvoyager2014/MiniMoo/P1110131_zps2db50ecd.jpg

The town hall.
http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac192/toyvoyager2014/MiniMoo/P1110136_zpsec85d043.jpg

http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac192/toyvoyager2014/MiniMoo/P1110138_zps751b5e82.jpg

You can drive under the house!
http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac192/toyvoyager2014/MiniMoo/P1110145_zps80c6009b.jpg


I hope you like my little trip!

Kiss,
MiniMoo
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Posted Mar 5, 2014, 11:31 am
Hello Mom!

The winter is over, spring is coming in Germany.

It's time to travel further!

I got an invitation to a wonderful city - Chicago, USA.

On the Computer I get some informations.
http://i1352.photobucket.com/albums/q658/toyvoyager2013/MiniMoo/P1110230_zpse38e98a8.jpg

http://i1352.photobucket.com/albums/q658/toyvoyager2013/MiniMoo/P1110228_zpsd9dcb44e.jpg

http://i1352.photobucket.com/albums/q658/toyvoyager2013/MiniMoo/P1110229_zpsd737b205.jpg

I say goodbye the my TV-friends!
http://i1352.photobucket.com/albums/q658/toyvoyager2013/MiniMoo/P1110222_zps5f65d3c8.jpg


See you soon!

Bye,
MiniMoo
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Posted Mar 27, 2014, 3:02 am
I have arrived safely to Chicago!  But why is there snow on the ground?  Isn't it springtime?
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Posted Mar 27, 2014, 3:05 am
It's time for a trip to downtown Chicago, first on the Belmont bus, then on the Blue Line train.
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Posted Mar 27, 2014, 3:11 am
Today, I visited the Chicago Cultural Center.  It has an art gallery, gift shop and free films from all over the world during the summer.  This building opened in 1897, located at Washington/Michigan Avenues.  This staircase is impressive!
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Posted Mar 27, 2014, 3:28 am
We are visiting Millennium Park.  Too bad it is only 30 degrees outside because all the good stuff is closed until the real spring gets here. :(
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Posted Mar 27, 2014, 3:31 am
Here is Millennium Park and behind me is the Bean and lots of really tall buildings.
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Posted Mar 27, 2014, 3:33 am
This is the Palmer House Hilton.  Only 13 days after this hotel opened, it was destroyed by the Great Chicago Fire.  Luckily for Palmer Potter, he had LOTS of money and rebuilt it.  He had built this hotel as a wedding gift for his wife Bertha.
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Posted Mar 27, 2014, 3:35 am
Before we visited the hotel, we had a little snack at Panera Bread, which used to be called St. Louis Bread Company but now it is a big company.  They have lots of good things to eat there-bread, cookies, soups, salads, and sandwiches.
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Posted Mar 27, 2014, 3:37 am
Now it's time to go home after a long fun day on the train.  I heard we might be going to Washington DC this weekend to visit the White Ho :Duse!
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Posted Apr 11, 2014, 2:36 am
Hanging out with my friends JanieKat and Mini Moo at Asian Spice for sushi in DC.
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Posted Apr 11, 2014, 2:38 am
Now it's time for spy training...here comes Agent MiniMoo. B)
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Posted Apr 11, 2014, 2:40 am
Here I am at the White House!  Even though it was a Saturday, there was lots of people here and it was rainy so I didn't want to get wet.  That's why I didn't go to far from the cab.
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Posted Apr 11, 2014, 2:42 am
Here I am waiting in O'Hare airport waiting to fly to Europe, because we are going on a trip for a week to Denmark!  This is Michael Jordan, the famous Chicago basketball player.
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Posted Apr 11, 2014, 2:44 am
At Hotel Absalon in Copenhagen, Denmark.
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Posted Apr 11, 2014, 2:52 am
The best thing about Denmark: hot chocolate and whipped cream.
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Posted Apr 11, 2014, 2:55 am
And for a snack...a delicious Belgian waffle with hot chocolate.
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Posted Apr 11, 2014, 2:56 am
Now it's time to buy tickets for the upcoming trips.
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Posted Apr 11, 2014, 2:58 am
Clothing shopping for men's shirts on the walking street in Hillerod.
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Posted Apr 11, 2014, 2:59 am
Here I am at a Danish toy store.
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Posted Apr 11, 2014, 3:01 am
Here is Fredericksberg Castle, built for King Christian IV.
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Posted Apr 11, 2014, 3:03 am
Coat of arms inside the castle from several famous Danish families.
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Posted Apr 11, 2014, 3:04 am
Wow, this sure is cool!  I wonder what it is..
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Posted Apr 11, 2014, 3:11 am
Time for a nap.  I hope the King doesn't mind. :o
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Posted Apr 11, 2014, 3:14 am
Inside the Glyptotek Museum, an art museum in Copenhagen, Denmark. The collection is built around the personal collection of Carl Jacobsen, the son of the founder of the Carlsberg Breweries.
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Posted Apr 11, 2014, 3:17 am
I want to ride the roller coaster but it's not open until April 10, and I will be back in Chicago then.  (Tivoli)
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Posted Apr 11, 2014, 3:19 am
Making a new friend with the little mermaid.
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Posted Apr 11, 2014, 3:21 am
Tivoli Gardens is a famous amusement park and pleasure garden in Copenhagen, Denmark. The park opened on August 15, 1843 and is the second oldest amusement park in the world, after Dyrehavsbakken in nearby Klampenborg.
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Posted Apr 11, 2014, 3:23 am
Need to get a few groceries here at Irma.
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Posted Apr 11, 2014, 3:26 am
The main way to get around in Denmark is on bikes.  Great way to keep in shape after all those waffles and mugs of hot chocolate.  :D
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Posted Apr 23, 2014, 3:08 am
Look what the Easter Bunny brought me!
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Posted Apr 23, 2014, 3:09 am
Celebrating Earth Day!
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Posted May 7, 2014, 1:09 am
Today is a sad day because JanieKat is leaving for California.  We had a lot of fun in Chicago together.  We took a group photo with all of us.  Can you believe how many new friends I have made?
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Posted May 12, 2014, 2:39 am
Happy Mother's Day!  I found this pretty patch of flowers during a walk along the Des Plaines River today.
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Posted Jun 2, 2014, 1:44 am
This is an old house that is in Batavia.  It's an old town from the 1800s on the Fox River.
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Posted Jun 2, 2014, 1:46 am
Here I am at the old train depot in Batavia.  It's now a museum.
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Posted Jun 2, 2014, 1:48 am
I took a ride on this carousel.  DSadly, the mall it was in (Charlestowne) only has five stores left.  :(
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Posted Jun 2, 2014, 1:49 am
Is this where the headless horsemen lives?
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Posted Jun 2, 2014, 1:51 am
Here I am with all my TV friends - Mr. Quack, Emma, and Chrissi.
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Posted Jan 15, 2015, 1:14 am
Here I am at the famous Navy Pier!  All the tourists come down here to ride the Ferris Wheel.
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Posted Jan 15, 2015, 1:16 am
Today, I went to the beach.  It was so hot here.  I heard it can get over 100 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer.  How that's hot!
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Posted Jan 15, 2015, 1:18 am
What a beautiful day and a view of downtown Chicago!
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Posted Jan 15, 2015, 1:20 am
I am so excited!  :D  I have finally met a real, live cow at a place called Lincoln Park Zoo.

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