Taru, Ebersbach-Neugersdorf, Germany


Posted Nov 5, 2011, 8:03 pm
my name is Taru, the little black sheep.
I would like to travel around the world and find many new friends, but it is not easy for my family to let me go, but it is my biggest wish.


Today I was in Augsburg. There, I said goodbye to my birthplace, the Augsburg Puppenkiste, Nature and many other things ...





And have turned up one last time the music  ;)


Posted Nov 15, 2011, 4:27 pm
Hi mum!

I finally made it to Mechterstädt to visit iloveletters.

I was welcomed by three other TVs: Aurelius, Harold Giraffe and Monkez.






Posted Nov 18, 2011, 4:29 pm
My host was busy this week with her job. She is a teacher and today she took us with her to school.

The school and the building is already over 200 years old. It was refurbished about 5 years ago.


In the school park there are busts of the founder and a famous teacher.



And then we went to my host's classroom and waited for the pupils to come.



I waited at the window and had a nice view at the school ground and the pond.


On the teacher's desk I met these two guys: Ella and Don. They are two mascotts from the US. I told them about my journey and thea thought it was a cool idea for them to do this one day, too.



Posted Nov 18, 2011, 4:39 pm
I met the house cats Bonnie and Clyde. They are such cuties!




Posted Nov 26, 2011, 8:41 pm
We visited Gotha, a town about 15 km from the village.
Let's see where to go and what to see.


We went to the market square and the city church.


Next was the small market square called the butter market.


At the moment they are preparing the christmas market in town, that's why there are all the wooden huts in the streets. And strange furniture like this huge chair. Can you see me?


The red building in the background is the town hall.


We came across a statue of the patron saint St. Gothardus.


And then up the main square with the Christmas market.
We did not go to the castle Friedenstein, though you can see it in the background.



The houses on the left side also belonged to famous people like Luther.

Then we went back to the townhall.



Last but not least here is a picture of the old hospital.



Posted Nov 26, 2011, 9:57 pm
Time to bake Christmas cookies!

We, Monkez, Taru and Harold helped our host to bake cookies.
There were tons of ingredients on the table,which we might need.


But first we had to read the recipes.



We decided to make different kinds of bakery product and
started with the Quarkstollen.

Eggs, flower, raisins, curd cheese, sugar....



Then we mixed the dough.


And into the oven.



While the Stollen was baking, we prepared the dough for the other cookies.

We made snowballs with coconut.



And some of the other doughs had to go into the freezer for some time....


before we cut the cookies.


On top we put cut dates.


We took out the Stollen after about 30 minutes. Mh, what a great smell.


And the date cockies go into the oven.


The final result:


There were also chocolate cookies ....


and forgotten cookies. They are called like that because you put
them into the oven turn it off and leave them inside overnight.


Puh, what a lot of work. But after 4 hours it's done!




Posted Dec 6, 2011, 8:19 am
We decorated the house for Christmas.

Monkez and Harold Giraffe helped us too.







Posted Dec 6, 2011, 8:20 am
There are Xmas parties going on and we had to wrap the first presents today.




Posted Dec 6, 2011, 8:22 am
Look, there are also Gerbils living here!
I went to play with them today.


Hey, don't bite me!


Posted Dec 6, 2011, 8:23 am

When we woke up this morning it was a surprise: There was snow for the first time this year. Ok, not that much but still. I  don't think it will last long since it is not too cold outside.


And now it is time to say Goodbye.

I am travelling to my next host in Germany today.



Posted Dec 7, 2011, 8:16 pm

After a short time I reached Noisy's home.

I was welcomed by some nice guys.
The first who watched into my envelope was a very excited little dragon called Leopold. He was very sad when I came out of the envelope. I think he is waiting for a special TV coming soon...
The others told me later he's in love  ;)

The others are Tiplitaps, the turtle, Boofle, the dog and Horror-Potamus, the fabulous hippo. They all want to travel but have to wait for their IDs.
Than there were two newbies, they arrived today as gifts for Noisy because of christmas.

We sat a loong time together and talked a lot. Boofle, H.Potamus and Tiplitaps told about the life on the farm, the newbies about their short experience of travel, and I told of all the great adventures I have had since I'm a travelling ToyVoyager.
Only Leopold was sitting in the edge and was sooooo sad... :(

Now I'm very tired and go to bed.
Tomorrow I send you more News.

Good night and sleep well.


Posted Dec 9, 2011, 5:24 pm

We will write some updates next week, because my host-mom is ill, so don't worry when you don't hear from me ...

I have to make some tea and zwieback for Noisy...and a little soup, or so :-)

Everything is okay with me!


Posted Dec 13, 2011, 7:22 pm
Ready to go to school!

Each tuesday my hostmom goes to the primary-school in Weilburg and helps some children with their homework. The pupil stay at school until 3:15 pm. That is a very looooong day for them.
Look, Mom, Christmas is really everywhere - even in the classrooms.

Posted Dec 13, 2011, 7:27 pm
We have baken a Stollen for my hostmoms husbands birthday.

I think I have to get a chef's hat ... :)

Posted Dec 13, 2011, 7:35 pm
And another day at kitchen  :rolleyes:

Today we served something that is called Wisch and carrots.
It doesn't look very nice, but it was so hmmmm....
salted belly (?) , carrots and potatoes:

...and hostmom drank her coffee.... :D

Posted Dec 13, 2011, 7:43 pm
Today there was a new TV coming to visit Noisy's home. Herlinde

Posted Dec 25, 2011, 8:35 am
Herlinde and me made a visit at our host's mom mom ;-)

It was raining and raining some days long, and now thr river Lahn has much water. Some years it is much more!, Noisy told us.

Posted Dec 25, 2011, 8:36 am
3. Advent

We made a photo with all TVs and those toys who would become TVs soon.

There are  Boofle the dog, Herlinde, me, Leopold, the little dragon in Love  :rolleyes:, Tiplitaps and Potamus.

Posted Dec 25, 2011, 8:40 am

All the other TV said, irt is cooold ...

I have my warm wool and like the snow a lot!

Posted Dec 25, 2011, 8:42 am
Christmas is coming soon, see some decoration in my hosts house...

Posted Dec 26, 2011, 1:04 am

Look, what the christchild brought to me!
I really love it!

I hope, you've got some nice presents, too.

Posted Jan 7, 2012, 3:18 pm
Today is the last day of the year and we make a little party.

We tried to take nice pictures at midnight, but that was not so easy  :(

Posted Jan 7, 2012, 3:27 pm
My host mom has got a nice, very old crib;
and I climbed at the christmastree.

We started a puzzle that shows a historical wolrd map. It has 204 pieces and is only 15 x 10 cm , so it is the right measurefor us TVs.

Posted Jan 13, 2012, 7:19 pm
It is quite boring here, my host mom was down with influenza some days, now she is a little bit better...

So we TVs have to be quiet and have to play alone. :(
We have finished a puzzle, that we have started earlier.
And we played cards,
We needed a new calendar and got a new orchid.

Posted Jan 26, 2012, 6:39 pm
Today my host mom got a postcard from Tiplitaps

She showed it to us TVs and we should think about where she could put all the nice postcards. Maybe we will put them to a pinwall? Thats not so nice  :(  So we decided to hang them to a line near our bed  :)

Posted Jan 26, 2012, 7:30 pm
Hey mom!

Today it was very cold outside, but we made a walk at the river Lahn.
There is a lot of water because of the many rainy days we have got here.

In Weilburg there is a little ship going across the river like a ferry - only by men craft. There is a strong rope from one side to the other side across the river and the men in the ship is pulling the people across and over- but only when the weather is warm.

Near the Rollship is a nice garden. We only could take a picture from outside the fence -- because the garden is closed while the winter. Noisy told us, that it is very nice and full of ideas when it is warmer weather.

Than we walked to the three tunnel. They are near beside the other - and Weilburg is the only town in the world having 3 tunnel like this. There is one for trains, one for cars and one for ships. In summer many Lahn- tourists will be there and and take the sluise  with the canu.

There is also a Modell-machine-park. It took several years to build the little landscape. There is a little train , where you can sit on, going around. And there are many little construction machineries, and all streets and gardendesigns and walls and so on were build with this! But we could only have a look over the fence  :(

Then we were on a little bridge made of steel. It was very wobbling
when we walked over it, and  I almost fell down to the river :o

Posted Jan 26, 2012, 7:35 pm
Today we have looked for a big breeding for St.Bernhards-dogs in Gaudernbach.
Noisy told that she has had a St.Bernhards-dog all the time she is living with her husband on the farm. But the last one called Ricky died very young, he only was 4 years old  :( and he was ill most time of his life. Now she has got a Australien Working Kelpie, a very funny little dog.
This breed is special for herding sheeps, here the dog called Noisy  :cyclops: should herd the ducks. But Noisy- the dog- is very young and has to learn a lot...

Posted Feb 2, 2012, 10:28 pm
Hey Mom!

Tomorrow we all have to leave the warm house of Noisy, so we made a little  "say-good-bye-party".

We had a lot of yummi things and talked a long time.

Lovely Greetings

Posted Feb 2, 2012, 10:36 pm
Hello Mom!

Tomorrow is the  19th birthday of Noisys son Florian.
And I could help baking a Frankfurter Kranz, another hessian speciality!
What a job!

Can you spot us TVs on the last picture? No? Why?  B)

If you want to have the recipes of the meals and so, Noisy will write them all in the travelog of Hessen-Leo soon!


Posted Feb 2, 2012, 10:42 pm
Today is the day my journey goes on.

Potamus, Stoker and Herlinde will leave Noisy, too. We had a great time, even when Noisy wasn't able to go outside with us  as much as she would.

Now I have to jump in my travelbox!

Lovely greetings from Hessen


Posted Feb 4, 2012, 9:14 pm
Heyho Mom!

Have I told you, that Noisy has got a farm?

Today we made some pictures of the tractors and the chicken and the ducks and the cows and .....oooh, there is a lot to see here!

Miss you a lot!


Posted Feb 5, 2012, 11:45 am
Heyho mommy!  :D

Happily I arrived yesterday in the evening in Ebersbach! It was a looooong journey and the post really really was a snailmail. It was so cold in the little package and sometimes I thought I have to freeze to death, but don't worry my new host LadyButterfly saved me from this destiny!

I heard many voices befor anything happened to the parcel, I sat in!


Very slowly the lid was opened and I was a little bit blinded by the light which comes into my home of time.


When the parcel was opened I saw so many faces... and they were all smiling an me and helping me out of my little prison.


There were... Arty Bunneh, Kilimanjaro, Robbe and Frankie_Blue who were very excited to meet me. I was so happy to meet them all and so I showed them, the presents I brought!


And then I saw the sign... only for me!  :)


The other TVs told me, I missed a party one day befor, but nevertheless I congratulated LadyButterflys daughter to her birthday!


It was time to have a look at my hosts home, so I took a little walk around. In the kitchen I found a thermometer and I was shocked how cold it is here!
-14,8 °C... much to cold I think!


And here is also very, very much snow!


But in the living-room I found a the first sign of spring!


And another little sheep! But it is not a TV, this is a sheep of my hosts daughter.


Then... and you will never believe it, mommy... but I met a star! Johnny Depp lives in the sleeping-room!


Ok, ok it is just a picture, but it is sooooooooooooo big!

I think it's nice here mommy and the next weeks will be very nice!

I miss you very much!


Posted Mar 6, 2012, 8:34 pm
Hello mommy!  :D

Wow after the memory card desaster we made new photos of me! And now it's timt to tell you what I have done the last days!

On saturday evening we had a great evening! Together with the other TV-guests of LadyButterfly we had a boxing-night.
LadyButterfly is a big fan of the Klitschko-brithers and so we all came together to cheer for Wladimir Klitschko!
We also had some chocolate, yummi!  :D


Maybe our cheering worked, but Klitschko had win the fight, we were so happy, but there wasn't even time to open the chocolate!


Yesterday it felt the first time like spring! The sun was shining... it was a little bit cold, but that's ok... I had nevertheless a little sunbath on the balkonie!


Later that day, we made a little walk around! It was a small sightseeingtour to a very special and hidden place. We took a walk to the spring of the Spree. This is one of three springs, but this is the oldest and is called "Spreeborn"!


We made a group photo! Together with the other TVs and LadyButterflys own TVs.
We sat on the spring, because it is closed for winter. So we sadly can't see the water of the Spree.


This sign says:

"Waterlevel of the Spreeborn
387,26 m
over the East Sea"


And here you can see the blazon of saxony!


So mommy, I hope you also had such nice springweather!

I miss you very much!