Category Archives: Germany 12/05

Our trip back to Italy

New Year’s day was very nice and relaxed. Our flight was scheduled for the evening, which gave us ample time for packing and for lunch, under Merih’s instruction, we made manti, a fantastic Turkish pasta dish (kind of ravioli in … Continue reading

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Today’s Julius: And now I can WALK down the stairs

Instead of turning around and getting down on the floor to get down the stairs, he figured out now that holding on to the metal rods and being very careful also does the trick .. and it looks so much … Continue reading

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Visiting Cologne

In a rather spontaneous decision (and after making sure that the streets are no longer in snow chaos) we took a trip to Cologne [ケルん] (Köln) today. My dad’s family is from there and we wanted to visit his 2 … Continue reading

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My first shirt

We found this really sweet outfit for him (well, the pants are still a bit long, so we used one of his fitting pants) and I realized that this is his first real shirt. He looks so handsome in it!

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Enjoying Banana

He really loves eating banana:

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Hoppe Hoppe Reiter (video)

A short video clip of my dad doing a German kid’s rhyme with his grandson.

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They are obviously related…

Look at those two bottle feeders: no further comments … unless you have anything to add

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Grocery Shopping

It is always fascinating to check out another country’s supermarket and for me it is very interesting to see what has changed since I last lived in Germany. We went to Aldi, a well known discount place. They have mainly … Continue reading

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Nordsee Krabben in Büsum

While traveling around the north of Germany we had the great chance to pig out on one of my seafood favourites (right up there with uni and ikura): North Sea Shrimp … These are tiny shrimps with a very subtle, … Continue reading

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Today’s Julius: More fun in the snow

Last night we returned to Bad Homburg. The trip started very well, but the last hour became 4 hours once heavy snowfalls set in. Gladly my dad had switched the tyres just a week ago and we were fairly safe … Continue reading

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Maschsee Hannover

Last night we checked into our hotel at Hannover’s Maschsee. I remember this lake very well, I used to run around it (sometimes twice) every day when I lived here. Since then my knee joints have given up and jogging … Continue reading

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Royal Gardens of Herrenhausen

Our first stop when arriving in Hannover (a city I lived in from 1990-1992) were the Royal Gardens of Herrenhausen: “The royal gardens of Herrenhausen are a real treat for visitors to the state capital. These unique gardens were created … Continue reading

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What happens when …

… you rub a balloon against your hair? On our way down south again, we stopped by the only place that we were sure was open on a holiday like xmas (yes, McD again) and Julius had lots of fun … Continue reading

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Family Pic

Before we left this morning we took a nice family pic of all of us: My mom in the middle, with her three sons, her 2 daughters in law with their 3 kids.

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Today’s Julius: Unwrapping his first xmas gift

Last year he was too small to unwrap his own gifts. So this year, a huge box from Kai and Petra was his first to unwrap. He was a bit puzzled, why suddenly people want him to tear down paper, … Continue reading

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