Monthly Archives: December 2006

Surviving eastbound jetlag with toddler .. Any ideas?

This is the first time for us traveling all together east bridging an eight hour time difference, and from my own experience (and according to some websites), eastbound travel screws more with your internal time system then westbound. Why? To … Continue reading

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Japan Day 4: Changing rooms at Monya – Cat play (video)

Needless to say that we had another early morning get up and I tried to keep Julius busy … by 6 AM finally I could go to the bath with him, which he loved and we stayed for nearly an … Continue reading

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Japan Day 3: Blue skies, nice walks and J’s first yukata (video)

Another early get up day … When jet lag aftermath awoke me at 4 AM, I noticed that Julius was also rustling around and I kept very quiet, hoping he would fall asleep again. He tried several times, but then … Continue reading

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Japan Day 2: Trip to Shirahama

Our second day started very early at 2:30 AM with a crying and jet-lagged toddler. Once we were all awake we noticed that we were hungry again and I did 2 quick trips to the nearby konbini to get some … Continue reading

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Greetings from Japan

After a 11.5 h flight we have arrived in Narita and stay the first night at the Narita Garden Hotel .. while we thought this might be in the middle of nowhere, we found out that there is a shopping … Continue reading

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Gänseklein & leaving for Japan

Today my dad turned the leftover goose into a yummy dish commonly known as ‘Gänseklein’ (basically you scrape off whatever meat is left on the bird and serve it with gravy and potatoes) .. it was quite excellent. Then it … Continue reading

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Exploring Frankfurt

The many times we have been visiting my dad, we have not made it to the center of nearby Frankfurt … mainly because it is very crowded during ‘normal’ days … But 25th and 26th of december are super tight … Continue reading

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Julius, the pretzl-nosed reindeer

2 more random xmas pictures … I just keep ’em coming …. for some reason Julius was fascinated that he can wear those pretzl rings on his nose …

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Xmas BBQ

This was a fantastic first for me / us … xmas BBQ in the northern hemnisphere … While I guess people in Australia enjoy their xmas BBQ, in Fiji they have their xmas lovo and in South Africa the xmas … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays everyone !!!

We wish all of our friends and readers a very wonderful festive season !!! This is a placeholder for the upcoming holiday post …. but in case you already want to leave some holiday related greetings and comments .. feel … Continue reading

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I could eat’ya !

Not sure though who is trying to eat who

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We are traveling

… so we are on the road and not much time for writing … but at least a silly pic to spread holiday cheer. Two nice things about the above pic: I have my beloved ‘slow response’ effect back, and … Continue reading

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And now the cheese monster knows how to grate his cheese … (video)

It was only a question of time … but he has now figured out how to use the cheese grater … and now I have to teach him when enough is enough … This 4.90€ set at IKEA is actually … Continue reading

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So .. THIS is what Julius is doing all day … (video)

This is a very rare treat … secret footage from the hidden undergroung agency known as ‘kindergarten’ .. at yesterday’s xmas party they showed a longer version of this .. and sure enough, I had to get my greedy hands … Continue reading

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Xmas party at the nido

More text later

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