We are very happy and proud to announce that a new member has arrived in our family…..it’s a….Volvo !Well, the main reason was Italy. Since we most probably will travel there more often now, we decided we need a “cheaper” car. Still big enough to load stuff – as we can with our Chevy – but one which isn’t as thirsty. We also have an Audi TT Roadster Cabriolet, but since it is a two-seater, it’s not very practical.Although, it’s a real fun toy, which suits Italy and its climate.Well, it’s obvious that we can’t have three cars and a Harley – so one had to go…. sadly it was our toy car! Since spring is coming, the chance of selling a cabrio was much higher than that of a heavy, 2 ton, always thirsty, American dinosaur
Apr 13 2019
Apr 07 2019
Visitors on Saturday Evening
Well no, no martens this time (although, we still hear them sometimes running around on the rooftop)!No, our dear neighbour – and Odins hero (catsitter) – Cony, her three children Tiana, Samuel and Kilian and Cony’s partner Lukas came to us for dinner. Their baby girl Lina was also with us, but she slept most of the time – with six months no surprise!We decided to do a homemade chilli si carne (of course), accompanied by a crisp sallad and fresh (bought) bread, for our guests – a second version a bit less hot for Lukas. Apparently, he not very used to chilli and Co. No problem for us, of course!The benefit with this meal is, it can be easily prepared the day before and it actually tastes better by doing so. So Patrik was in the kitchen on Friday evening, cooking his tasty speciality.
Apr 01 2019
Mar 23 2019
My father actually contacted me by email! Sadly, he wrote that he hadn’t anything left from his father. The only photo he had of him, has been destroyed when he was a teenager….😿So no, no letter or documents available.
At least I know now how to write and pronounce the English name correctly 😃.
But amazingly he also wrote that he never wanted to end our contact.
The last time we saw each other (more than twenty years ago) and then said goodbye, we arranged for a new meeting.
Mar 16 2019
It’s still early in the year and we are not sure if people do usually wait a bit longer with booking boats for vacation. The weather isn’t really tempting either, perhaps a bit early to think about sailing, swimming and hot weather…. At least here in central Europe it still looks more like winter than spring. Luckily no more snow, but still chilly with cold winds. The sun is kind enough and presents herself sometimes, though!When checking the weather in the south it’s a few degrees warmer and we envy the lucky ones there. We also saw on the webcams that the marina is starting to wake up from its winter sleep. On nice weekends people are there, fiddling with their boats, go out sailing or simply enjoy a few days on their yachts!Yeah, Patrik and I do wish we would live closer to our Luna Azzurra!
Mar 09 2019
World War II, although almost at its end, still raged in Europe and Anna was a beautiful twenty year old girl, who lived with her family in Naples, south Italy. As it was common in the south, religion and family honour was still very much alive then. Hmm….it still is, when I think about it.Anyway, as we know from history, allied troops were also stationed in Italy. So it happened that my grandma met a young, good looking English fighter pilot and they fell in love! He’s name was James.So far so good, it could be the start of a beautiful romance! Sadly, it’s not…..James had to leave for a new combat mission after a while, but not before promising her and her family that he’ll be back and they would get married as soon as possible.God, they must have been crazy for each other! It’s unimaginable, how painful it must have been to say goodbye under these circumstances.…
Mar 02 2019
I have been a week in Austria on a skiing holiday.
This holiday was unplanned. But when Lasse a childhood friend called and told me, that he and his son William had rented a house for a week near Zell am See, Austria and asked if I wanted to join. Space was no problem at all. WHY NOT. I did not have to think it over to long. I had been away on work for a while in USA so no one at work protested. Diana new that I love skiing and that it was 4 years ago since last time we had our skiing week.
So for Diana it was OK too.