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Beach Fun

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Two years of violin in Sri Lanka

Facebook reminded me ever so kindly that 2 years ago today Julius had his first violin lesson with Mr. Darbare here in Colombo. Amazing to see how he grew in the last 2 years, from child to full on teenager!

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Swim Team 2019

Finally the pictures from last week’s time keeping swim session:

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Sporty Morning

While Julius was doing laps in the school’s pool, papa was out at the parliament tracks doing 10K in the heat.

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Swim Team Briefing

Today was first time keeping of the season and I was again by the lanes with a stop watch. (there might be more photos later) But here is Julius giving one of his famous massages after today’s ‘ordeal’

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Julius Birthday Bash

Being a summer child comes with the nasty side effect that school holidays cover your birthday and no one is around for a birthday party. But this your we planned ahead and 10 days after the actual day he invited … Continue reading

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Birthday Dinner

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Back to Swim Team Try-Outs

Julius is trying out again this year for the (very) competitive swim team. Last year did not work out, too many kids with stronger arms and faster times. While he was doing his laps, I enjoyed the parliament tracks with … Continue reading

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Beach Walk with the Boys

Today is Poya Day, school’s out and Julius’ friend Lenny came over. Before I let the teens accend onto their computer haven of endless gaming and youtube watching, I animated them to join me on a 3.2km walk along Mt. … Continue reading

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Julius’ birthday dinner

To celebrate J’s sweet 15 we returned to Capital Bar & Grill at the Shangri La hotel (they are operating again 4 months after the Easter Sunday bomb attacks) for his monster burger. Service & food were lovely as usual … Continue reading

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Slowly back to routine …

While school is not back on until Wednesday, Julius already had the pleasure of getting back to his violin lessons. And Ritsu & I went out for a first sunset walk without sunset.

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Last Leg

Against all odds, our flight from Frankfurt to Doha was able to pick up most of the delay on its way and even after a long jog through the airport and another security check (this time we declared Julius’ computer … Continue reading

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And we are off again

The morning consisted of rigorous packing, returning the car (and running a sub-5 8K back), then cramming 6 pieces of luggage + carry ons into the ordered taxi and off to the airport. Checking in was no problem as we … Continue reading

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3 Generations of Nacken Men 2019

  Somehow we totally forgot about this last year … So, here is the last group selfie I took at the airport.     And then you can also check out 2017, 2016, 2015, 2013 and 2010 as well.

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Mainz!

Today we explored the nearby city of Mainz Hopefully more later 😉 So many pics, so little time.

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