No Post

We are very sorry, there will be no post this weekend….

The reason is quite simple: All of us three thought the other one would write something. So on the end Odin was snoring through the days and relied on us, while Patrik and I  – being busy with work – assumed Odin or the other one would have plenty of time to play author this week…

Well, apparently not.

Means the mood between us is a bit….well, it could be better!

However, we agreed that Odin will write a post for next weekend – he promised and even swore on his paw!

Feeling LUSH !

Not so long ago I’ve heard about LUSH….Well, the soaps….and started to inform myself about these products. Mainly on their website, but also critical comments in the internet, written from people, who tested them.

According to LUSH, everything is produced without animal testing and only natural ingredients are used, which are fair traded. Therefore, these products do not harm the environment and many are even vegan.

Of course soaps are known since, like, forever. So nothing new about that, BUT….

I couldn’t believe my luck, when I discovered they even have shampoo and conditioner in their assortment – as a SOAP BAR! Does that really work? Do you get the familiar foam you want to have? And how nurturing are these products for your hair?

Slowly, it dawned on me that when using these soaps I would reduce the plastic bottle waste a lot! THAT convinced me definitely – I had to test these slippery buggers!

Video Presentation of Luna Azzurra & Marina Di Loano

On our last visit in Loano, over Christmas and New Year, I’ve made a movie about the marina and our yacht.

We thought it might be helpful, if one can see how everything looks like when entering the marina. How it works with the card to open the barrier, the short drive to the boats and where you can park to unload your car (in the “tunnel”, beside the recycling station).
Afterwards you’ll leave the marina area the same way as you came in and park your car. You can choose either the big parking ground beside the marina office, or the underground car park – whatever you like (either are possible).

The movie about Luna Azzurra became a bit wobbly, sorry for that. Nevertheless, it might give you an impression how everything looks like when you’re on board.

Another movie shows how close the facilities with showers and toilets are from Luna Azzurra. Plus how they look like – very clean indeed!

We believe presenting Luna Azzurra and her surrounding like this give one a much better idea, than just photos. Don’t you think?

Dad is finally home again!

He aimed for Sunday, 20th January.

That was still (almost) OK, because that was also his birthday (yes, 25+ as usual *smirk*), and we planned to pick him up from the train station around lunch. We still would have time to celebrate!

On Saturday, came the news that he had to stay longer. His replacement came down with the flu and couldn’t come to work. Meant, my dad was the fortunate one, to spend more time in the desert and Fort Stockton, where his hotel was! At least the weather was pleasant, sunny with 17 – 20 deg. C! Boy, did I envy him…

Parlare Italiano?

Basta! End of 2018, Patrik and I signed up for an Italian course. We chose a small group (8 participants at the most) and it started this Monday, 14th January. Patrik had, of all things, to travel to the states last week, so he missed the first lesson. Never mind, I was there naturally, and it involved more like, introducing each other, getting the books and being informed, how the course will be held. I must say, to my delight, we are a very likeable class, surely also thanks to our teacher. She actually is Italian, but married a Swiss guy and, therefore, chose to live here 40 years ago. But her heart still beats for her home country, according to her! Lucky us, that means we have a teacher who is determined to teach this language to us with her whole heart and soul! So yes, I have a very good feeling and look forward to continue!

Texas the Lone Star State

Fort Davis: Established in 1854 and serving the Texas frontier until 1891, provided a strategic factor in the defense system of the American Southwest. The Fort’s garrison protected settlers, mail coaches, wagon trains, and travelers enduring the San Antonio-El Paso road, and, until 1861, soldiers stayed busy driving Comanche, Kiowa, and Apaches from the region.

The Fort’s location, at the mouth of a box canyon on the eastern side of the Davis Mountains, provided a suitable advantage for fending off attacks, mustering troops, and staging defenses. Abandoned for a period after the Civil War, the Fort’s primitive structures had little to offer the Ninth U.S. Cavalry who arrived in 1867 to reoccupy the post. In two short years, however, permanent quarters, barracks, a guardhouse, and storehouses were raised and by the end of the 1880s Fort Davis harboured more than 100 structures and quartered more than 400 soldiers, including the famed Buffalo Soldiers.

Welcome to 2019!

Hi everyone! We hope your New Years Eve was as much fun as ours!

As mentioned earlier we had booked a table at “Shardana Wine and Sea” and from the first moment, we didn’t regret it! I must admit though, I was a bit sceptical…not that I didn’t trust the chef and his ability to cook lovely meals, or the restaurant itself.

But how do you celebrate New Years Eve in Italy? What were we supposed to do? Since we don’t speak and understand Italian, I was a bit worried about that. Well, no need for that, as it turned out!
The restaurant was fully booked (which means about 25 guests) and the atmosphere very familiar and heartily!

We arrived just after 9 p.m. and the chef and his wife guided us professionally through the menus and the wine, explained our food and what would happen next.

Karaoke was surprisingly a highlight and – while singing and partying – we truly felt like being part of a big family! We had so much fun!

Stop the Bloodbath

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