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To go geocaching outside the United Kingdom

To go to a sporting event

To make and bake a cake

To play the piano and drums (0/2)

To go to a theme park

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Bruchsal, Germany - 8th May 2011

By: fam-united

Happy Mother's Day!

I want to send you these flowers via internet.

We are at my host's parents home to have lunch together. We will eat asparagus, Schnitzel in breadcrumbs, potatoes, mayonnaise and sauce hollandaise. Yummy, yummy!

Did I tell you, that Bruchsal and surroundings are famous for asparagus?



We've seen some blackbird babies, but it was just impossible to take photos of us with them, so here is just a photo of them.


At home again Petra's husband bought some icecream - yummy again.


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Bruchsal, Germany - 13th May 2011

By: fam-united

Hi Mum,

there's such a beautiful weather today, that we toyvoyagers asked our host to take us with her and her daughter, while her daughter delivered a magazine called Konradsblatt.

At first we walked into the palace garden and I had a first look at the palace from far.
Here you see one of the chestnut alleys.


From the same place you have a good view to this street with old houses.


It looks really beautiful.


In the palace garden you find some statues. Four of them show the four seasons (winter, spring, summer, autumn) and four of them show the four elements (water, fire, earth and wind). Here you see the element water.


There is a nice pond in the palace garden, where you find ducks.


These houses also belong to the palace area. Behind this house you see the tower of the church St. Damian and Hugo.


The left part of this photo shows the church building. You see, that you have to walk a bit to come to the church tower.


We also stopped at this parking site.


From this place I had been able to see the middle part of the jailhouse. It's a really interesting building. Maybe I can take another photo of it later.


This was the last stop, before we drove home again.


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Bruchsal, Germany - 14th May 2011

By: fam-united

Hi Mum,

today I watched the Eurovision Song Contest. I liked our group. What do you think about their music?




Here's Lena from Germany singing "Taken by a stranger". All my hosts like this song and we too.




IHere is the group from Iceland,



these men are from Ireland


and the one from Sweden - cute, isn't he?:)


Countdown for voting









Italy - we liked them too


Switzerland - much too less points for her


United Kingdom


Moldavia - crazy hats








Azerbaijan - it belongs to the European radio community or something - not sure about the right word for it. They won the Contest this year.






Serbia - it reminded our host of the seventies




The tv hosts Judith Rakers and Stefan Raab



Between the songs they showed little movies of people of the song contest countries, who live in Germany. On this photo they are all together.


The motto of the show was "Feel your heart beat"


Anke Engelke also was host of the show.


She did a good job - the other two also did really well.:)


Stefan Raab at his best - making music


12 points goes :):):) to Malta - we had such a fun hearing, that most people say goes to, even if there are more than one point - and you can't give one point.



It is so late now and we are so tired, that we will fall in our bed now - we only have one bed for the toyvoyagers here, although there are so many at this home.

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Bruchsal, Germany - 15th May 2011

By: fam-united

Today is the Summerday parade through Bruchsal. Pupils of Grundschule (first to fourth grade) and children of kindergarten walk together with their teachers thought the streets and sing songs about winter leaving and summer coming now. It's something like throwing the winter out of the town now and welcoming summer. Therefore they created special flowers small and big or they wear special clothes - e.g. some were dressed like frogs. Petra and her class were among these people who carried the big blue flowers (the first in the row of blue flowers). At the end of the parade - in front of the palace of Bruchsal - they burn a snowman and all children and many other people watch the event there, too. Today they had been really lucky, that the weather was fine just for the right time, because a short time before and just after the snowman had been burning it started to rain and thunder heavily again. We don't have photos of the burning, because Ralf stayed at his mother, where he took all the other photos.


Did I tell you, that I'm the most neglected tv in that house? I'm the one with only one photo of the whole parade. So my host decided to show you two more photos without me.



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Bruchsal, Germany - 20th May 2011

By: fam-united

Hi Mum,

today many other tvs arrived at Petra's home. They came from another town in Germany and we all were very happy to welcome them at our place. Their first wish was to take a bath, so we all ran to the bathroom.

Here you see our new guests from left to right:

Louis the rat, Nippy, Percy, Bree and Polki



I also took a bath, but somehow we didn't take a photo of it. Maybe I just was afraid to get wet:)

Polki loved to swim in the water.


We asked Petra, if she never needs a towel after having a bath and she ran to wrap us in the towel quickly.


Because it was warm and sunny, we asked our host, if she could bring us to the balcony. We lied down on a table in the sun - more or less.



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Bruchsal, Germany - 22nd May 2011

By: fam-united

Hi Mum,

today nothing really interesting happened, but this evening Petra's son called me to take a look out of the window and get some photos taken there. I'm sorry, but we had to zoom some views, so you can see more of the sky. We thought, we would get some rain, but nothing happened. It is still much too dry.
But you know, that I'm a night bird, so I loved the view of the sunset very much.







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Bruchsal, Germany - 29th May 2011

By: fam-united

Hi Mum,

Petra and her husband will get spoiled by her children - it's mother and father day present. And of course we will get spoiled too:)
For breakfast we had bread rolls, jam, honey, chocolate plates and a special treat called Einäpfchen. It was made of ham cubes and egg. I also ate a croissant and drank some green tea and orange juice.

Let's see, what I will eat for lunch:)

Bye, Bubo



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Bruchsal, Germany - 29th May 2011

By: fam-united

Later we had lunch. The kids made some special appetizer and then noodles, salad, pork loin in lemon sauce. As dessert we had banana and vanilla ice cream.




You see, that the dessert was my favourite:)

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Hannover, Germany - 11th June 2011

By: fam-united

Hi Mum,

something exciting happened yesterday. We sat there and waited for our host to come home from school. When she arrived, she took us and --- everything got dark. Then we felt, that she carried us outside the house into the car. For a long time it was only dark. In the early early morning - it might have been short after midnight - we were carried away again. Still we didn't know, what had happened.
We were so tired from all this waggling in the car, that we fell asleep - we even didn't know, where we were.
But this morning we awoke in this bed - fresh and fit for the day. Our host told us, that we were on the way to Denmark and that we slept at a motel in Hannover. The bed was a bit hard, but nevertheless much better than a night on a resting place along the autobahn.

Here you see us all still sleeping and then playing after we woke up. We already had a lot of fun.



Our room was right above the entrance - a place, where everyone had been able to look on the bed from the outside:( and a place, where you could smell the smoke of all cigaretts the other guests smoked in front of the entrance:(


Bye, Bubo

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on our way to Denmark, Germany - 11th June 2011

By: fam-united

On our drive we passed the Kiel-Canal.


After hours on German autobahn we finally reached the Danish autobahn.


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Nørre Vorupør, Denmark - 11th June 2011

By: fam-united

After about 10 hours and 30 minutes driving without rests - you know, we had some rests of course - everyone is happy to be here in: Nørre Vorupør. We were so hungry, that the first wish was to have dinner. The second wish was to see the North Sea, of course.



After we finished dinner our hosts had some time to eat. In the meantime we enjoyed the light of the candles on the table.



The most important part of today was to go to the beach, of course. We went to the landing site with small fishing dinghies and larger coastal boats. The last occupationally operated coastal boat stopped by 2010, but boats being operated for fishing tourists remain.


The waves were rather flat today.


In the far you see the pier of Nørre Vorupør. It was built in 1908 to protect the landing site. The end of the pier is the most remote point from Copenhagen within Denmark, if you don't count the Faroe Islands and Greenland.


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Nørre Vorupør, Denmark - 12th June 2011

By: fam-united

Good morning Mum,

today is a special day, because we celebrate our host's son Martin's 18th birthday.
At first we took a look out of the window of our living / dining room.


Then we sat down on one of our two patios for a group photo.


In the meantime our hosts bought some Danish bread rolls for breakfast. When they were at home, we sat down at the table.



Petra baked two cakes and in the afternoon we met our hosts' friends for the first time to have caffee and cakes on their patio.


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Hanstholm, Denmark - 13th June 2011

By: fam-united

Today we had rainy weather, so we only went outside to sit in the car and drive to go shopping at Aldi in Hanstholm.


We bought some pepper sauce there for dinner. Ralf cooked some red cabbage, meatballs and (not selfmade) spaetzle.


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Thyborøn, Denmark - 14th June 2011

By: fam-united

Hi Mum,

after a rainy day inside, it seems to be fine today. We sat in the car for about one hour to drive to Thyborøn. There is a nice house decorated with millions of shells and snail shells. It is called sneglehuset in Danish - I love this word.



At next we drove to the coast centre exploratorium called Kystcentret. We had a lot of fun there and learnt many new things about the element water.

I also saw many furniture and other ship related things, which they found after a ship sunk many many years ago.

Here some more information: Since 1868 the Alexander Nevsky has been lying at the bottom of the sea. A couple of Russian diving vessels arrived and removed the cannons, a contractor bought the sea bed side and salvaged metals - first a lot of dynamite and the copper bolts, copper pipes and gunpowder boxes appeared in the wreck. This continued far into the 20th century. The metal was valuable.
The majority of the 724 men on board were brought safely to landin the frigate's own longboat, which could hold 25 - 30 men at a time.
It's what you can read on the signs next to the ring.


Here I show you a view to the activity part - of course you can't see it good enough to imagine, how it looked like.


Then we drove to the aquarium of Thyborøn. I tried to tough a Starfish, crab or stroke a Plaice or shark, but I had no luck. So here you just can see me in front of one of the many bassins. At least I stayed safe.


For a part of our way home we took the ferry from Thyborøn.



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Klitmøller, Denmark - 14th June 2011

By: fam-united

After dinner at our house in Nørre Vorupør we drove to Klitmøller to see another sort of sunset there. Our hosts had been at this place three years ago and they really liked it. It was a bit windy today and the waves were a bit higher.




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