Montag, September 29, 2008

Where are my Dancers?

September 29/08 7:34 p.m.

My dear friends, this webcam http://www.webcam-worpswede.de/ I want to see in full sunshine at least 3 days from now, so get busy, dance the anti- rain dance.
Worpswede will be our first stop on our way to the baltic sea, Landfrau has always said she wants to see Worpswede before she dies!

Sonntag, September 28, 2008

Last Rays of Summer




September 28/08 4:21 p.m.




Have a look, just soo pretty , they never blossomed nicer and Herr Hund enjoying the still warm cobblestones.
Why can't it always be like that?

Samstag, September 27, 2008

My Friends are back

September 27/08 5:51 p.m.

Every morning now again they pass our roof on their way to the riverbanks, this morn' in dense fog, the sun breaking through. They woke me up with their loud calls and it's a bit eerie when in no time they vanish like ghosts. - But seeing them at the riverbanks there is nothing ghostly about them, they are just a noisy crowd, maybe discussing the route they want to take further south. But I bet before they are leaving they will feast on the leftover grains from the harvested corn fields. So we should enjoy them still for a little while.
The snap has been taking on this morning's
walk with daugther and the rat pack(dogs) with my mobile phone camera, neat?

Freitag, September 26, 2008

Should not miss out on her

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September 26/08 9:26 p.m.
No BobDylan without Joan Baez - here is your weekend song, folks

Bob Dylan.

September 26/08 8:39

Yes, those were the times, I am fed up with all the bickering about elections, a nondescript woman from Alaska, zillions down the drain and guilt beeing a word never heard of.
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Donnerstag, September 25, 2008

One more Week

September 25/08 9:48 a.m.

Well, bad thing is, again no luck in winning the US trip (radio quiz) which will take place end of October- bummer - good thing, I do not have to pack bags , a task I hate, so soon again after our upcoming trip. Which now puts you in the spot my dear friends and faithful blogreaders, you have to start dancing the "anti-rain dance" for us. Do not hesitate, it worked before. So, GET GOING, p l e a s e....

Montag, September 22, 2008

Gee, that's me!

Your Autumn Test Results
You are a playful, spirited person. You have a limitless imagination and amazing creative talents.

When you're happiest, you are outgoing and expressive . You love celebrations, and you enjoy showing off a little.

You tend to be afraid of change. You are never ready for things to be different.

You find solitude to be the most comforting thing in the world. Being alone with your thoughts feels very peaceful.

Your ideal day is active and full. You like to keep busy with your favorite things, and you appreciate a routine.

You are very impatient. You spend more time waiting for something than actually enjoying it.
The Autumn Test
September 22/08 1:03 p.m. Olala, I could fall in love with me!

Samstag, September 20, 2008

MINI MEETING











September 20/08 6:16 p.m.








Or you could call it "meet many minis" (from all over Germany, Holland and Belgium) and each and every one of those little cars looks different,( and mine the only one with two dents,haha). I personally think that this is one of the assets making this car so special., not the dents, mind you, but the difference in appearance. The event started out at Schloss Dyck and since the weather played along offering us a tremendous autumn day it had been a success for the organizer, a local cardealer, who represents BMW. The program however had been cut out definitely for young folks (us having raised the age average considerably). Around lunchtime we decided to call it a day and went for lunch at a nearby country inn and had great food in a nice ambience.




And the party tonite and the drive to the Nürburg Ring tomorrow we leave up to the young mini - crowd.




Landfrau will feast on apples.

Freitag, September 19, 2008

I am an Apple!

September 19/08 8:41 a.m.

You do not believe me? Now here, listen: Two days ago there had been this fruit and potatoes vendor from the "Alte Land", a region near Hamburg famous for its apple orchards, ringing at our door. Normally we have our gate closed, but I had been in a hurry (stupid ladies lunch) and had left the gate open to take my car out. So there he was, smiling nicely, offering me a piece of apple to taste (like snowwhite, eh?) and our stupid "watchdog" made friends with him right away . Usually I have no problem with getting rid of unwanted visitors at our doorstep, but like I said, in a hurry etc. So, the sample tasted good and the kilo price had been right, I told him I would buy some. Turned out the minimum amount would have been 20 kg, well with a household twindled down to two oldies and a dog who does not go for apples I said NO.T he nice guy then offered to sell me the half amount and I could keep them in the basement over winter, they would not rot etc. So, as I mentioned- in a hurry - I said o.k.ok. and made the deal. He then offered me a "present as a new customer of another sample of apples, which he would let me have for free. So I told him to just leave those in front of the door, since I really started to be short of time. To my surprise I then found the same load I had bought as a present. And this morning in bed I started calculating again and it dawned on me that the nice guy had cheated me in a very sneaky way, the "present" I had paid for too, since I had paid the double price for the ones I had really bought. You follow me? Now things like that happen when you are in a hurry and now I am into apples, eating them gallore, keeping ten doctors away at least, making apple sauce, apple pie, apple desert, apple jelly (messing up my complete kitchen on the go) and those damn apples won't get less, have the feeling I am still left with 40 kg of apples. Offered some to my neighbour as a present, oh no, she had bought some too, offered some to my daughter - oh mom, we have our own apple tree! (forgot that with their rented place goes a little orchard across from their home) -
Might put up a stall at the market place of our village ( now this is a joke) .
And what teaches us this whole story? Never make deals when you are in a hurry.
Happy that I did not buy potatoes too!

Dienstag, September 16, 2008

King no more











September 16/08 7:47p.m.








Now tomorrow the hard task of de-decorating the village will start and the king has outreigned. I think folks were quite happy with the festivities and also the weather played along, kind of cold, though. Exept for one night, where we had an invitation, we did not participate in anything, we were just bystanders and at nite happy to be cozy couch potatoes.

Sonntag, September 14, 2008

That's taking it too far!


September 14/08 11:34 a.m.


Outragious and insulting and has nothing to do with politics, what a weird election game.

Mittwoch, September 10, 2008

Let's Celebrate







September 10/08 6:21 p.m.






Our whole little village is in complete uproar. This year will be an anniversary, the 150th celebration of the SCHÜTZENFEST. Just to give you an idea, the pics show the "residence" of the Schützenkönig and the place, where the parade is passing by to salute him and his royal household (not quite ready yet). A big tent has been set up for the festivities and lots of beer will be consumed. There is a merry-go-round for the small folks and beer pavillons and food stalls, where you can buy sausage and such, for the visitors. -



So, let's hope the weather holds, or we will have a lot of Schützen not only wet from the inside but the outside as well.

Dienstag, September 09, 2008

Lovely,lazy Day.....

September 9/08 7:56 a.m.

.....started out with a visit to the vet, a check up, since lately Herr Hund has developed a heart condition. But thanks to the medication he has to take now twice a day for the rest of his (I hope still long) life, the x-rays showed an improvement. So we celebrated with a lunch at the Fährhaus at the ferry landing, a place we love, especially if you can sit on the outside terrace. - Home, I took a sunbath on our front porch, even fell asleep, rare for me during daytime. For doggie's nightwalk we took the bikes, Herr husband zooming ahead with his electric driven bike, and we had a beer at the beachbar next to the camping grounds with a lovely view upon the old part of Kaiserswerth. Now its 8:00 p.m. and already getting dark, maybe I will have a glass of wine on the front porch, if it's not too chilly already.

Sonntag, September 07, 2008

A Shot into the Oven

September 7/08 2:11 p.m.

That had been our steak dinner last nite. We decided to try this new steakhouse, the media has been raving about on tv and in the papers. The meat comes from Nebraska+USA and they offer different cuts from the ones used around here. Well, the place had been packed and the service friendly, but as to the food: the meat was o.k. moml's not cooked enough (they offered to put it on the grill again), the sour cream had a strange taste to it and the desert they really fooled up. We ordered a mousse au chocolat (not a challenge for a normal kitchen), first it did not come and after complaining they brought something(claiming they were out of mousse, mind you, were had been early, the first guests)which we could not quite figure out what it should have been, we decided on a dish beat up from some prefix powder. We got that for free, but never mind, if you go out for dinner,you want the food you order and it should taste good, not a replacement for free, even if it would have been good. And the invoice in the end trippled the ones we usually had,when we had a steak dinner at the Block House, where we always had been satisfied up to now. Naturally the ambiente can not be compared, but if I have the choice between better food or better ambiente, the food wins.
Today is my (long deceased) mother's birthday. I remember those family reunions with a set coffeetable in the garden and we always had prune cake. Nice memories...The prune cake we will have today too, but the weather is far from inviting to sit out in the garden.

Freitag, September 05, 2008

My September Song

September 5/08 8:54 p.m.

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Here it is again, a great weekend song for faithful blogreaders. And ......fall is really falling in around here.

Donnerstag, September 04, 2008

The Busy Bee

September 4/08 8:57 p.m.

...that's me. And do you want to know what I did today?

fixed breakfast
made the beds,cleaned the bathroom
walked the dog
washed a window
fixed lunch
ironed a load
cleaned up shelves in the guestroom (a ton of books for the containers)
took a bike drive with Herr Hund
mowed the lawn
sweeped the entrance driveway of leaves
same action in the backyard
changed a light bulb in the tower room(hard task!)
fixed a night snack

...and told Herr Husband, he could never afford me if he had to pay me.


Mittwoch, September 03, 2008

Sing a X-mas Song

September 3/08 3:00 p.m.

That's what I told Herr Husband and I gave him an akku bike as a premature X-mas present. It's now he can make use of it not during cold and rain in the winter.
But as it goes with this guy who has a little black cloud hanging over his head permanently, every time he wants to take the piece out, it starts raining. We had a test run though, where I went along with my "normal" bike to see if he seems safe driving. It looks good, so hopefully not another broken foot (or worse). For X-mas the piece will be adorned with a big red bow.