Furry Holiday Guests

Both were born as feral cats and Manu rescued them in the end. They are approx. 10 months young.

In the beginning they were very shy, and almost didn’t dare to leave the cellar and explore the rest of our house.

But Shinzõ is the tougher one, so he was first going around, being curious. Chuí followed on Sunday night. Still very careful, but bravely following her brother upstairs.

IKEA did the Trick

It had to be light, preferably transparent and the right size.

Since we didn’t have a particular product in our mind or knew what we were looking for until we saw it, we literally combed through IKEA. We found a few other handy things on our search. Such as the “laundry octopus”, two big containers to store empty bottles and cans while sailing (yes, plastic, I know…. 😳), and some small organizers made of bamboo.

Working in Piedmont, Italy

I went back to Italy again, but this time for work. It was to help a a friend and colleague from Italy to commission a power plant. This power plant is used in a PET bottle recycling plant. Before I could come in to this plant I had to visit a doctor in Milan on …

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Supriiiiiiise !!

Two weeks ago – Patrik and I indulged in the “dolce far niente” in our garden – the doorbell rang suddenly! Who the *** could that be? On a Sunday afternoon? However, it was a lovely surprise: My friend Claudia and her friend Fredi had come with their antique mopeds – hers is from 1965! …

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Bye Bye Chevy

I presumed it would take quite a while to sell a 20 year old car, even though it’s well-kept with a fair number showing on the meter.

Boy, was I wrong! The car was sold after not even thirty hours on the net! 

The nice thing is that the new owner is a real American car fan.

Happy Golden Anniversary

My parents celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on March 10th and last Sunday the family had a get together, in order to celebrate this special occasion adequately.

It took place in a small setting, consisting of my brothers with family, my parents of course and Patrik and myself – a total of 14 people.

My mum organized the day a while ago, and so we met at 10 a.m. in the most beautiful weather in Weesen, in the canton of St. Gallen. A touristy town, which lies at the “Walensee”. 

Back onboard Luna Azzurra

I Needed to finish up a few things before our holiday later this summer:

Installation of the anchor chain counter. 
Service on the engine (oil, filters, water pump etc.). 
Installation of the inverter. 
Installation of a healing meter.

Stop the Bloodbath