Monthly Archives: October 2012

Horse & play date with Elena

Being Wednesday = short school day and such, I contacted Elena’s mom about a play date and she was very happy that I would take her daughter off her hands for a few hours after school. First we went to … Continue reading

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I suck at baking!

This was a fun task. School sent out a letter about a cookie election … I had no real idea what that means .. but I was up for it .. It turned out it would be sugar vs. chocolate … Continue reading

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Today & Dinner at Santorini

Interesting day. First I tried to fuel the car (Last night the gas station was already closed at 6:15 PM). But the gas station was out of fuel (that happens sometimes before month end and they are hoping for a … Continue reading

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And for today’s weather

(and that was even before we became aware of Frankstorm #Sandy)

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And some more fun time activities

Yup, we started with riding again. New this time: no leash, instead following the coach on a horse. Seems that Julius is getting a better idea of how to control his own horse. Then we went to ‘the big art … Continue reading

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More fun time activities

How about starting the day with STANDING on a horse? Yes, we went back to the horse place, Julius got the same white horse (Pippo?) he had towards the end yesterday. A different coach, and this guy came up with … Continue reading

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And today’s fun time activities

The segment “Today’s fun yime activities” is brought to you by the fact that it is fall break and school is off and I keep trying to keep Julius entertained. – Setting up the swing set: The house came with … Continue reading

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Today’s fun time activities

And no, we were not cooking meth! (and I strongly doubt that many of the few readers here get the reference) Anyhoo, having enjoyed and missing so much the crusty, corny, less yeasty bread of Germany, this time I smuggled … Continue reading

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And I am back in Addis Ababa

… and was greeted with this amazing sunrise: So, the reason for the blog-o-pause was that I was 3 weeks in Germany (while Ritsu and Julius stayed in Ethiopia) and for several reasons (security being one) we had decided to … Continue reading

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Goodbye dinner at Hooters Chillers

Time to fly back home and my dad was kind enough to drive me with my oversized luggage to the airport. In return I made him endure sitting in a pretty loud sports bar, which once was a Hooters (the … Continue reading

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Thank you, Skype

Even with the crap connection that we have in Ethiopia, I managed to say goodnight to Julius and Ritsu pretty much every evening, thanks to Skype. Sometimes just text chat, but sometimes it was enough for voice and or video. … Continue reading

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Blast from the past: 3 brothers

We had this photo done for my mom’s 60th birthday .. so about 30 years in the future .. (ok, 11 years ago) .. Me and my 2 brothers .. and yes, we all stem from different fathers.

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More fresh Julius

Cotton Candy at Fall Harvest / Making Japanese curry

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Reception at some Turkish club

I am still not really sure what this was all about, but Merih is very involved in the Turkish community work in and around Frankfurt and we were invited to one event and got ourselves really pretty … Once we … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Papi!

One special treat on this trip was that time-wise it coincided with my dad’s birthday. We thought long an hard what to do and I wanted to take him out to some nice place, but he was not in the … Continue reading

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