Monthly Archives: July 2017

First home dinner

Tonight we had our first dinner all together in our new house. And this time it was very nice Sri Lankan chicken curry. In the time Ritsu had here so far, she secured us a very nice kitchen helper who … Continue reading

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Practice in the dark

Our house is still pretty empty, especially the dining and living areas. Which we tested if it enhances the acoustic of J’s violin play.   In related news, remember that ABRSM exam Julius took just before we left Hanoi? Kudos … Continue reading

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Monday Morning

This morning we had to get up relatively early (given that we are still on German clock) to go to Julius next school where he had to take tests in math and English. Initially he had stressed out a bit … Continue reading

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First dinner

Once we got to our new house it already started getting dark and we were hungry, Ritsu had pre-selected that we go to Sooriya Music Village for a nice meal. Not curry, since she had ordered that for tomorrow. So … Continue reading

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Reunited!

After a long trip (of which I will write in more detail later), we arrived in our new home country: Sri Lanka! Ritsu was waiting for us at the airport and we were all very happy to be together again, … Continue reading

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The long trek to our new home

Alas, the time has come to pack our bags and say goodbye. Since my dad had a birthday party commitment (note his fancy outfit), we called a car service to get to the airport. Compared to last year’s wagon load, … Continue reading

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3 Generations of Nacken men (2017)

As we are about to fly out again, last order of business is this 3 generation picture. We all are getting younger ­čśÇ Check out 2016, 2015, 2013 and 2010 over there.

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Kletterwald

Three weeks ago, on our last forest walk with Ritsu, we discovered a climbing parcour in the trees, called ‘Kletterwald Taunus‘. Julius was immediately interested, but back then we were not prepared, my leg was still only at 50% and … Continue reading

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Currywurst!

Not much going on today as I am in the middle of packing. For lunch we checked the aisles of the supermarket and Julius picked a German staple: Currywurst!

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Goofballs

Those 2 at dinner, always goofing around. Today I got the camera out!

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Meanwhile … another day at the office …

Between container arrival on Monday, and movers coming back for more unpacking on Wednesday, Ritsu had an important mission to Ratnapura. Big versions of photo 1 and photo 2. Thanks and credit to unknown photographer.

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Back to Burger AG

Last night Julius really wanted to have burger, so we returned to that nice ‘real’ burger place we had discovered 2 summers ago. We are still banning McD from our diet (though Julius had to cave in recently to peer … Continue reading

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Meanwhile … our container has arrived!

Thanks to online tracking, we saw that our container had already arrived last Wednesday at Colombo port, but there was still the matter of customs (MoFA asked specifically what kind of printer we have, probably wondering if we plan on … Continue reading

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Lost in the fields …

We had a very nice pre-dinner walk, passing by a full grown corn field. And cows are back along our usual walking path. For dinner I made H├╝hnerfrikasse with rice. The few times we eat rice here, my dad reminds … Continue reading

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Fleamarket

We visited another flea market again today, not much else to do on a Sunday around here. Currently there is still a lot of fidget spinner selling going on, and Julius is somewhat interested, but he knows my opinion on … Continue reading

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