Montag, August 27, 2007

Zwinger Dresden

August 27/07 7:05 p.m.

The Zwinger in Dresden is shown in this little video, I'm very proud of, taken in October last year, during our Dresden visit. Now, some spots, like smells, trigger memories with

Landfrau and Dresden is a place where I spent memorable time during my childhood. My mother had been the joungest of 8 children (spoiled by them all) and most of them, and most of all our favorite aunt, lived in Dresden. So in summertime we kids got often shipped off for a stay with the relatives. The spoiling was transferred to us, my brother and myself and I have great memories of family get-togethers. They all had been quite plain people, but full of fun and laughter and, some of my uncles beeing hardcore communists -old school - hated Hitler no end. Of course they always made sure that we kids were out of earshot, when they had their discussions, but we had our ears on the table, so to say. What it transferred, they had been talking about, dawned on me only much later. - Of course excursions to the old part of Dresden and, most of all the Zwinger, were a must. I went back the first time after the terrible bombings when I was a teenager and we were living in the golden west already, which for us had not been so golden whatsoever,especially in the beginning in 1946. I simply hated it here, would rather have stayed in Eastern Germany with all my friends, becoming a little pioneer!

Now the grown pioneer has to circle her luggage again, one scarf and a pair of flip flops have been the result of the day, rather meager. So....3 more days till River cruise,
weather still playing along, in a way!

Sonntag, August 26, 2007

Because it's Sunday!

August 26/07 2:48 p.m.

Crowd out there, I am spoiling you! Just discovered, a new song of one of my favoureds, those WONDERFUL Calexico-guys. (sorry,cancelled)
Zut alors, Landfrau is just too sluggish to start collecting stuff to pack for the trip. And by the way, weather in Vienna and Budapest slowly but surely changing for the worse, autum a'coming!

MyVideo - jennifer Rush- The Power of Love von Eisengel

MyVideo - jennifer Rush- The Power of Love von Eisengel

August 26/07 9:15 a.m.

About time for a lady again, here it is your weekend love song!-
So, good listening! - Folks -

and...HOPEFULLY!! only 4 days till river cruise,do you think we are going to make it this time? Start to "circle" my valise today.

Samstag, August 25, 2007

Almost a Year!

August 25/07 2:41 p.m. has been,that I had to send my oldie-horse into horse heaven. Still miss him and therfore it's nice to have the world wide web participate in his memory! So, friends, go ahead enjoy the little video of my faithful friend of 20 years!

Freitag, August 24, 2007

A new Device!

August 24/07 11:50 p.m.

Hey, just discovered a new device, can upload videos now. Of course Landfrau has to try it out right away, so here we go!

Must say, takes quite a while, but a new gadget is fun, let's see if it is worth it. - Everything new is fun, don't you agree, folks?

And, by the way, while waiting, had such a nice evening tonite out on our little deck, fire burning in the little kiva stove, a glass of red wine,music from my favoured radio station, a great book and the ol' moon as lantern at the sky. At times like this I really could envy myself, ha!

Mittwoch, August 22, 2007

The Migrants are back

August 22/07 7:15 p.m.

Did see the first wild geese today, a flock of about 20. They have been circling the area around the riverside, maybe not so sure,if they should turn south or north. - For me their appearance is always the first sign of winter to come, not so nice, if you look back at our rather moderate summer. It has been raining cats and dogs for the last two days, and considering.. we have not even had our summer vaccation yet!-
8 more days till river cruise!

Sonntag, August 19, 2007

So nice around here! LINK!! open in extra window

August 19/07 2:49 p.m.

Now, had such a nice post, and..down the drain,gone before I could publish it. So, have to activate my brainstorming once more.
Went for a jazz brunch (had been more liquid than brunch on account of good breakfast). Was a great atmosphere and the band gave their best. What amazes me is, that we never meet anyone we know at such occasions. Now we are going to enjoy our own garden ,some cake and latte macchiato,not too bad either!

Samstag, August 18, 2007

Can't get enough!

August 18/07 8:02 p.m.

Have been busy doing"serious" things at the compi, just have to relax, these Simpson pages are really a scream, so I created another ME!

- And herewith you also meet "Herr Hund"!

Weekend Love Song

August 18/07 11:51 a.m.

Here a nice lovesong from a talented singer/songwriter - Steve Key- enjoy!

And Landfrau and Herr Hund will now roam the riverbanks!

12 days till river cruise!

Donnerstag, August 16, 2007

Ain't it nice to be average!

August 16/07 10:20 a.m.

...and always thought I was a South West gal! Stupid pizza!

What your pizza reveals:

There are no limits to your eating. You often devour the scraps your friends can't finish.
You are a very picky pizza eater. Not any pizza will do. You fit in best in the Northeast part of the US.
You like food that's traditional and well crafted. You aren't impressed with "gourmet" foods.
You are dependable, loyal, and conservative with your choices.
You are deep and thoughtful. You should consider traveling to Paris.
The stereotype that best fits you is guy or girl next door. Hey, there's nothing wrong with being average.

What'>">What Does Your Pizza Say About You?
14 days to go! (river cruise)

Dienstag, August 14, 2007

Water from Switzerland

August 15/07 4:47 p.m. The Weather Pixie: Niederrhein

Surprise, surprise, had not been at the riverside,where I usually take my walks with Herr Hund, for quite a while, had been into our bike tours cross country, so did not trust my eyes this morning: high water level!. Too bad, did not have my digi cam along. It is receeding though but I had to cross the little brook, where my poor horse fell in with my daughter several years ago (which started the dilema with all his aches and pains ) on rocks, put there by other people. Funny sort of weather we are having, two days summer, then winter again and vica- versa. Did not think the heavy rains in Switzerland would have affected us around here,but...

So, it's about time bad weather moves to Austria and Hungary, our new attempt at the river cruise is approaching, only 16 days left!

Samstag, August 11, 2007

Time flies!

August 11/07 9:10 a.m.

There went another year and our birthday child is now already a "high school" kid!

Happy Birthday to you!

stay happy and healthy, kleiner Enkelsohn! wünscht Dir die Omala

Donnerstag, August 09, 2007


August 9/07 9:46 p.m.

..a damaged genius, but nevertheless. After today almost kicking out the expert who was supposed to repair damaged foto software and managed to "undo" more than repairing, I found the mistake, it has been two klicks and we have paid hunderts of Euros up to now. Spare me explaining what I did, the result is there, it works! - And damaged - we have this hell of rain right now,which makes the railway sleepers in our back garden, used for boarding, cottonpicking slippery. I should know better,but if you are in a hurry...anyway, wham I slipped, flat on my back into our lower sitting place,right onto the concrete holder of the sun umbrella. -
Will count my blessings (bruises) tomorrow,then the colours will show too.

Mittwoch, August 08, 2007

Dienstag, August 07, 2007


August 7/07 10:24 p.m .The Weather Pixie: Niederrhein

That's what we are. Patient came home yesterday and had already booked the "blue Danube" trip again for the end of the month from the hospital bed. His Divertikulitis is beeing treated with antibiotics and he seems fit as a fiddle. Well, as we know by now, he is a good one to breed out some new surprise very suddenly. Bets are taken,if we make the trip this time. Weather around Vienna and Budapest marvellous,there sits that sneaky weather pixie around waiting for us to show up to switch the thing around, you bet. Lot of betting,eh?
Yesterday it had been the first day of high school for our joungest grandson, up to now, enthusiasm is prevailing. To Landfrau's dissapointment he did not join the theater group, a shame, he is such an actor. And I had a great nite at the compi again, fixing a photo album und batteling with the damn software. Now I got the stuff on a CD which I am sending in and I have my doubts, that the outcome will be a hit.

But my bed will be right now, so,good nite, friends and fans!

Sonntag, August 05, 2007

To end the Weekend!

August 5/07 9:53 p.m.

...and it has been marvellous weatherwise , Landfrau had the free run of the roads, all the folks must have been relaxing somewhere. So it was a fast trip to ugly Krefeld. Good news, patient might be home by tomorrow.

Donnerstag, August 02, 2007

Groundhog Day / Year

August 02/07 3:05 p.m. The Weather Pixie: Niederrhein

.....or the same procedure as last year! Only this years it is the intestines and there goes our trip aboard the river cruise ship on the blue Danube. Won't be able to tell you now, if she is blue,green or black and will again be missing out on seeing Vienna. -
Not so much in the mood for more posting today,stumbling over packed bags, have only unpacked hand luggage so far. And have to unpack the patient's bag on top.
In the future only spontaneous last minute trips. Accumulated cancellation fees could finance a very nice journey by now and Landfrau knows, where she would go to.

P.S. weather in Austria and Hungary still great!