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Kanazawa, Japan - 23rd January 2008

By: yumi

We visited Kanazawa 21st museum where was opened in 2004.

The museum has some kinds of chairs and benchs to sit and relax.


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Kanazawa, Japan - 23rd January 2008

By: yumi

When we were walking at the museum, we found a swimming pool.

Why is a swimming pool here? We thought...
The next moment, we all were very surprised that some people were standing in the swimming pool. WHY???


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Kanazawa, Japan - 23rd January 2008

By: yumi

YAY!! I'm under the swimming pool!!

I felt very strange...but enjoyed it!

I read a leaflet on the museum.
Swimming Pool designed by Leandro Erlich (so we call it Leandro's pool)
A layer of water above thick glass forms a border, through which people above encounter people below (inside the pool)


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Kanazawa, Japan - 23rd January 2008

By: yumi

After we enjoyed the museum, we visited another one named Kanazawa Folklore museum.

The building of the museum built in 1899 was once used as a school. At present a junior high school is built next to the museum.

Unfortunately the museum wasn't allowed photography...
(Yumi told me it was okay when I visited here last year)
We were only taken in front of the museum.

The last photo is the leaflet for the museum.

コピー ~ IMGP1011.jpg

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Kanazawa, Japan - 5th February 2008

By: yumi

We visited a few places today, but unfortunately we couldn't take many photos outside as the weather was bad...

When I was walking the street along the river, I found some white birds. I tried to get at them but they flew away.
Some old and high-class Japanese restaurants are on the street (Kazue-machi Chaya District).

コピー ~ IMGP1059.jpg

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Kanazawa, Japan - 5th February 2008

By: yumi

Then I visited Higashi Chaya District where some old Japanese houses which Geisha girls had worked at are conserved.

コピー ~ IMGP1067.jpg
コピー ~ IMGP1075.jpg

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From Japan, To Germany - 14th February 2008

By: yumi

I was sent to BlackCat in Germany today.
I hope I will arrive at her home safely soon.

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Bruchsal, Germany - 28th March 2008

By: fam-united

Hi mummy,

I just wanted to let you know, that I arrived in Bruchsal. Petra is really busy, but we all wanted her to get in contact with our family before the human guests arrive. Petra told us, that her daughter celebrates her birthday today, altough her birthday was in December. It seems to be a funny family.

Bye, Florence





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Bruchsal, Germany - 29th March 2008

By: fam-united

Hurray!!! Hurray!!!

We had a little party today!!!

We had some snacks and water to drink and a lot to laugh about, of course. Dogs became friends with cats, a turtle with a kangaroo, a monkey with a moose and more.

We played with a big and a small ball and we learned how to play the card game "Mau Mau".

Didn't the table look nice?

Mingus Moose prefered to sit on the ballon.

(Playmo)Bill decided to not eat anything, because he was afraid to be too thick for his hobby.

Bullet wanted all the peanuts for himself.

Coco first had been a bit sad, because there was no honey on the table, but she liked the gouda then.

How did (Playmo)Bill come to that peanut? Maybe he asked Mingus Moose???

HolidayHarry had been really thirsty after eating a lot of sweets.

I had been very hungry and tried a chocolate banana muffin.

Pebbels thought, that the Harry Potter muffin looked nice. It was a muffin with blueberries. Curly took the chocolate banana muffin too.

Amara Anthea tried a muffin american style, just on with chocolate drops.

AliG seemed to play the detective. What did he expect to find out today???

Do you see how happy Tortilla and Josh look with this dish filled with gummi bears?

Chokito, Davy and Schnuffi shared another Harry Potter muffin.

Only Hasi prefered something healthy - she wanted to eat a carrot.

Tilda hadn't been sure, whether she should try a "nimm 2 " or whether it is better to eat a carrot too.

Then we started playing with balls. At first we choose the Australian ball, but it was so big, that the little toyvoyager among us had big problems.



Later we decided to use a table tennis ball, which of course is much easier to play with.





At last we learned how to play "Mau Mau".




Our first winner was: Chokito

Second place: Bullet

Third place: Hasi

Fourth place: Pebbels


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Bruchsal, Germany - 1st April 2008

By: fam-united

Today was one of the rare sunny days. Petra came home from school and packed her rucksack to show us some places in Bruchsal. She didn't have so much time for it, because she had to go back to school for a teachers' meeting.

Here you see the backfront of the palace.

This is the Feldkirchle (field chapel)

Next to the Feldkirchle (field chapel) you see this cross
and these beautiful flowers

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Bruchsal, Germany - 4th April 2008

By: fam-united

Today it's time for baking cakes for my host's mum's birthday. She is 70 years now and Petra was asked to bake two cakes: Donauwellenkuchen (Danube waves cake) and Zebrakuchen (zebra cake). Petra decided to bake a surprise cake too, with a part of the Happy Birthday song.

We sat all together watching and helping Petra with preparing the dough.


So here are the photos with me. If you are interested in recipes, I can try to ask Petra to write them here or send them to you.










Finally the cakes are ready

The nougat cream cake:
only the words "Happy birthday" have to be put on the cake now.

The Zebra-cake

Somehow we miss the last photo of the Danube waves cake, the one with the cherries.

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Bruchsal, Germany - 12th April 2008

By: fam-united

Today Kari arrived at home again and he told us a lot about Australia. Now I know, that Kira1997 send him to my host family as a present for their daughter some years ago. He wanted to see them again, so he decided to go to Australia as a toyvoyager.



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Bruchsal, Germany - 12th April 2008

By: fam-united

Maybe you heard about the Buran arriving in Speyer? The new home will be the technical museum in Speyer: http://www.museumspeyer.de/index.html

The Buran ( the only space shuttle of the Soviet Buran program)was only on one unmanned spaceflight in 1988. The shuttle program was cancelled in 1993. It was destroyed by a hangar collapse in 2003.
The Buran is the world's first genuine space shuttle to be exhibited to the general public.

Petra wanted to go there to watch the arrival, but the weather was too bad, so we only got the chance to read the newspaper


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Bruchsal, Germany - 12th April 2008

By: fam-united

While the most of us were so lazy - maybe because it was raining so often?!? - Davy, Tortilla and I decided to join Sabrina and her friend, when they wanted to go out with the bikes. I can tell you, that we really had some fun. We jumped and ran around and the kids tried to catch us again - very very difficult, you can believe it.



I thought, that this was a very nice place to sit down.


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Bruchsal, Germany - 19th April 2008

By: fam-united

Goodbye, Florence!!!

Have fun in Sweden

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