Monthly Archives: February 2012

Horseback riding

Julius has been on horses before, just recently he did a 2 h ride. But he has never been properly trained … this might change now. There is a horseback riding school very close to us and I might take … Continue reading

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Run for charity

There was a charity event on the school grounds today. Run / walk for 30 minutes and as many lapses you get you get your sponsor to pay a pledge. How that all worked out in the end I never … Continue reading

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International Day @ school

Today was International day @ Julius’ school and it was quite an event! It started with a flag parade around the sports field and that was quite a sight to behold. 53 countries were represented, some of which I barely … Continue reading

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Pigs in a blanket

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This sound .. ALL day long

Ever since we returned from Japan we noticed that the apparently abandoned construction site next to us is now in full swing again. And this is what I get to listen to all day now. (this includes saturdays) And when … Continue reading

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They are actually working on the car.

I went on a trip today with Fikru to check the situation of the car. First good thing: they are on it. They kind of figured out the problem and again it is the alternator. From the little I understand … Continue reading

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Still no water

of course these things always happen over the weekend .. and besides the fun stuff we had the last few days, we are still without water, more technically, we do get water, but the pressure is so low that it … Continue reading

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Car trouble in the middle of nowhere

We woke up early this morning to join Ritsu at Lake Langano for the weekend and the road there is the main pipeline to Djibuti, so lots of trucks / traffic on the way. We got out of the door … Continue reading

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Again no water + sick kid

Another adventurous day today. Julius complained early in the morning about all kinds of minor ailments (which told me that basically he just did not want to go to school), but he knows this is a non-topic for me and … Continue reading

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Track & Field Day

Today was a sporting event at Julius’ school. 3 h in the glaring sun (well, they actually had tents up, so there was enough shade. It was a lot of excitement for the kids. Instead of individual results, they were … Continue reading

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Blue Nile Gorge / Portuguese Bridge

This is going to be a rather long post .. when I get around t doing it .. So, on sunday we boarded another bus trip to check out the Blue Nile Gorge. Overall it was a LOT of bus … Continue reading

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Making Flammkuchen

A few years ago my dad sent me a postcard with the recipe for Flammkuchen (Tarte FlambeĆ©) from his trip to the Alsatian region (border region between Germany and France) … and I always wanted to try to make it. … Continue reading

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