Sonntag, Juli 29, 2007

Just have a Look!

Schiffdetails (LINK!)


July 28/07


Thats where we will be next week around this time!

Sluggish Sunday

July 29/07 8:10 p.m.

A rainy day and cold. Ventured out with Herr Hund this morning in pouring rain met only a neighbour,also walking her dog. If the weather is nice, the area is swarming with bikers,walkers,runners and what have you. So, considering this, it's not so bad,the rain (once a while).
Circling my half full or, half empy( matter of perspective) valise sitting in my room, will be picked up Thursday next week and Friday we shall leave on our one week riverboat cruise on the "blue"Danube and I will tell you if its really blue when I'm back. We will take the train and therefore can only carry hand luggage. It is supposed to be very hot in Vienna and Budapest, but I am sure, once we are on the go, the weather will change around. Man of my life attracts minor catastrophies like that. -
Looking forward to Vienna, never have been there,have been to Budapest twice.
But till then,lots to do!

Freitag, Juli 27, 2007

Death is a Cat

July 27/07 9:55 a.m.


Oscar the cat predicts patients' deaths
By RAY HENRY, Associated Press Writer Wed Jul 25, 7:25 PM ET
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Oscar the cat seems to have an uncanny knack for predicting when nursing home patients are going to die, by curling up next to them during their final hours. His accuracy, observed in 25 cases, has led the staff to call family members once he has chosen someone. It usually means they have less than four hours to live.......read on here...

Spooky? I do not know if I would like that, on the other hand, once you are in a state like the patients in the story you might give a damn.

Donnerstag, Juli 26, 2007

Love thy Neighbour!

July 25/07 7:10 p.m. The Weather Pixie: Niederrhein

Our neighbour is a very nice, helpful guy and also an expert in computering. So Landfrau yelled for help once again, my program for editing and ordering photo books is haywire, refuses to put the finished album into the shopping basket.Quite a drag, have been trying back and forth and finally mamaged to ged rid of my photo album I had been sweating over for several nights. So neighbour came, tried around for an hour and, after having the program messed up completely, told me that now he was hungry and left for home,telling me I should try hotlines (which he had declared unfit before).Well,managed at least to establish the same crummy state of program and have been the hotline darling since. Pestering them up to now man of my life held the pole position and at least I have not been told yet to get someone for help who knows what a computer is.
I do not think I love my neighbour right now!

Sonntag, Juli 22, 2007

I am like a Kid

July 22/07 7:47 p.m.

..about my birthday and I had a great one yesterday! Family spoiled me rotten , so did the weathergod . Lots of phonecalls and E-mails and niiice presents! What else should one want. Only that daughter No.1 made me one year older added a bitter drop to my drink of joy.- Just a joke, just a joke! -
We all had dinner outside at my favourite Italian restaurant, very nice atmosphere, that little old market place at night with all the lights and people milling around.
And Herr Hund presented me with one of his favoured toys in the morning, put it on my bed but took it off right away again, was afraid, I really might want to keep it.

So now I am a year older and still feeling the same!

Donnerstag, Juli 19, 2007

Crazy Bird...continued

July 19 /07 7:51 a.m.

Sad truth, crazy bird is a goner,(almost) St. Francis flattened his charge with the car in our driveway yesterday morning. Landfrau scraped it off.

THE END

Mittwoch, Juli 18, 2007

It's about Time


July 18/07 8:04 a.m.


Good morning to all of you who have been curious what LANDFRAU really looks like, well, now you know, that's me (Simpson style)!..And if you want to create your own (ugly) Simpson avatar, do it here! - Have fun! -

Dienstag, Juli 17, 2007

Crazy Bird

July 17/07 The Weather Pixie: Niederrhein



Had been an eventful day for man of the house! A small bird had been hiding in our garage, could not be found,only heared. So m.o.t.h. tried to locate it, no luck. We decided that it must be sitting in the rainpipe leading through the garage, because it kept chirping also outside. Decided to get a ladder for Landfrau (of course) to climb on the roof to have a look, then suddenly bird showed up in the garage. Well, I had to leave the house,and when I came back I found a completely messy kitchen, stove pulled forward,dishwasher the same,woolmice and grease smirking at me. Fortunately both devices are not attached to the wall (stove and fridge,not grease and woolmice,mind you).

Turned out the bird had decided to come into the house and had gone plum hiding behind the kitchen gadgets. In the meantime it was running around in the garden, calling for its mum, but it seemed, that with all the handling it had kind of adapted man of the house as a mum and would not leave him alone. By that time I could have wrung its neck, cute little,poor bird or not.


Thank heavens bird family seems to be united by now, have not heard any chirping sounds no more.

And man of the house has missed his chance beeing St.Francis ........

My sister birds, you owe much to God, and you must always and in everyplace give praise to Him; for He has given you freedom to wing through the sky and He has clothed you…you neither sow nor reap, and God feeds you and gives you rivers and fountains for your thirst, and mountains and valleys for shelter, and tall trees for your nests. And although you neither know how to spin or weave, God dresses you and your children, for the Creator loves you greatly and He blesses you abundantly. Therefore… always seek to praise God.

Montag, Juli 16, 2007

Mittwoch, Juli 11, 2007

Back from the Seaside

the rat pack
nice view!
Juli 11/07 8:42 p.m.


Yep,guys an' dolls, here I am again,your old Landfrau! - and,yes, thanks for dancing, it really helped, weather has been very agreeable,only swimming in the Nordsee I did not, grandson called me chicken,never mind,grandson's dad has been chicken too. - Aside from not swimming in the sea (and the unheated pool outside), we did a lot of bicycling, walking with the dogs,playing games of mini golf (me the winner!) games of tennis, me acting as fotograf and (mini)movie maker. Also Monopoly has been a hit,guess who won - Landfrau, of course. And we had good food and nice drinks and aside from that we kept loosing grandpa, who managed to show up at the wrong meeting point and claiming that he had been right and everyone else wrong. -

So, time went in a jiffy and now its unpacking bags and doing loads of laundry.Can someone tell me where all those dirty piles come from?

Montag, Juli 02, 2007

Expensive kms


July 2/07 6:40 p.m.


Had to dish out € 25,00 plus admin. for this ugly snapshot. (if you want to look at a bit "prettier" Landfrau, look here ), and I did not get fined for sleeping at the wheel, NO..for speeding!! 11 ks too fast, ridiculous! Well,shit happens,as the saying goes.

And you, my friends and fans,have to live without new posts for a week and I have to live without internet,hope I survive. So long, and yes,keep on dancing!, we will need it at the rainy seashore.

Sonntag, Juli 01, 2007

THAT AWFUL SMELL

Juli 1/07 10:07 p.m.

Have been sniffing around like a hunting dog the last couple of weeks, terrible fertilizer smell wavering around in our kitchen garden. Having bad thoughts about sueing neighbours on account of smell-abuse. (Specially our pet peeve neighbour who keeps pestering us on account of our (rotten) fence), found out today that Landfrau is the guilty party, had made my own fertilizer,made out of nettle pellets and water (great stuff,the plants love it) 10 litres of water and a certain amount of pellets make a sud,which miracolously mutates and changes smelling from very bad to still bad. -
Happy, I kept my mouth shut, Landfrau- country woman is not living up to her name,
bad, bad.