Time Out!

A new chapter has started in my life: I quit my old job and will start a new one on February 03rd!

The decision was kind of an unforeseen turn….but  during last summer I started to realise that I wasn’t happy at my work, too many changes (for my taste) and in the end I just wasn’t able to stand behind whatever I was doing.

So I started to look for a new challenge – without much hope, I must say. With 50+ you’re actually not very attractive anymore in the job market (at least here in Switzerland).

All the more was I surprised that I received an answer from the first and only application I have sent. They wanted to meet me and in the end the whole procedure went with a dizzy speed. It seemed like it was my lucky destiny….

Maintenance, good weather and food during my visit to Loano, Italy

As the holiday have ended for Diana and as I had 1 more week holiday left which I must use up.I decided to drive down to Loano and check up on Luna Azzurra. 

At the same time do some maintenance on her. enjoy the weather and food of course. 

Engine was up for a service “oil and filter changes” there are as well a small oil leak on the engine that I wanted to find.

Oil leaks can be a pain to find and they are a must to find otherwise the whole boat will smell bad inside and of course do to safety and environment.

Safety it is in case of a fire for example. 

Environmental would be in case there will be a water leak as well and the bilge pump start pumping the water mixed with oil overboard. 

As the oceans are already in a bad shape that wouldn’t be needed too. In case it is possible to solve with some job doesn’t matter how annoying it might be. It is worth it.

Good Bye 2019 – Hello 2020 !

Hi everyone! We hope you’ve had a wonderful Christmas with your families and beloved ones and that you’ve had a good start into the new year!

Patrik and I spent Christmas in Sweden, Helsingborg area, together with his family. Even his brother Stefan, who lives in Thailand since more that 30 years, was there!

Patrik’s nephew and godson works at the Clarion hotel in Helsingborg and arranged a De Luxe room for us – including the sparkling wine as a welcome present! Thanks again, Mathias, it was VERYYYY much appreciated!

Merry Christmas – Buon Natale – God Jul – Frohe Weihnachten !

We would like to thank you all around the world, to those who subscribed to our Freja-theCAT site and to all of you, who are simply reading and/or commenting our stories!

Without you guys the motivation to do this would only be on half-mast!

Also, sincere thanks to our guests who rented Luna Azzurra this year. Thanks for the trust and the lovely comments and drawings in the guest book. On our last visit we enjoyed reading them!

My trip to Siberia, Russia

As was mentioned a few weeks back I was planned in for a trip to Siberia, Russia.

 When telling people about this the few replays I received was, Cold…. Gulag…  Criminality…Aeroflot?…Security?… etc.

I must admit I did not know what to expect myself. 

In my eyes cold it was as it was between -6°C and -17°C which in my opinion is cold. 

Gulag… Not where I was and Siberia is amazing big. 

Criminality I was informed by my contact when arriving was something you could see in movies. This was something which was through during the 90th.

Twinkle-Twinkle

How are you all? Preparing for Christmas? Survived the first crisis and near-nervous breakdown?

Well, I must say I’m one of the lucky cats, without my servants folks getting stressed out! The only thing they did was decorate the house a bit Christmas-isch, which looks not bad I must admit!
Recently I went around and took some pics.

Take care and heaps of glitter-purring, unicon-like greetings to all of you

Cheers!

It’s autumn, as we know.

One of the few good things at this time of the year is, that many winemaker open their doors and invite you to test their new wines!

Patrik and I usually visit the nearest ones, mostly because one has to get home again somehow… But also, their wines are convincing and we like to support the locals.

So last weekend we visited Juliana & Stefan Traber, at our neighbor village called Dietingen. Their wines became even more attractive since he changed the label a couple of years ago (it was unbelievably…..well, suboptimal…afore). Although, we didn’t have much time actually, we went for a quick visit to say hello and test a couple of wines.

This weekend, our “neighbor” Hausammann, with their impressive winery, has open house.

Patrik and I decided to visit them on Friday evening. Firstly, the atmosphere is amazing in the dark, with its lights and the lovingly arranged Christmas decoration!

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