Friday, November 15, 2013

Before Winter arrives...

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...I just need to post this gorgeous fall pic - and write a round-up of all the things we did this fall, and I didn´t blog about them. Because school is eating me.

However, back to the pic above - I took it in the garden of a friend, who we visited to meet his newborn daughter:
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Miro liked her a lot. He almost spent an hour reading to her. Eva, too, was totally into the baby, cuddling her and singing to her and carrying her around, while Ronnie and Mehmet prefered running around in the garden, picking up overripe quinces and the droppings of the sweet gum tree.

More fall pics:
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I took this pic while hiking. Or, well, we recently walked to our neighbourvillage. Beware - this is supposed to be the beginning of our training for our next summer vacation: Hiking in Norway. At this point, I´m not sure if we´ll make it, but all the money I´m earning now has got to be good for something, right? And the best thing about fall/winter is, in my opinion, making plans for summer. So, we hike.

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This is Ronnie, playing a rain-drumset in our local mall. I like how she looks with the headphones :)

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And this is a wooden car -each of my kids made one under the friendly surveillance of some friendly prison inmates:
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They had sort of a show-and-tell day in their therapy-workshop, and beginning with trees, they walked us through the whole process of drying the wood, sizing the wood for boards, cutting and assembling the final toy. Mehmet and Miro were more interested in interviewing the friendly guys about their criminal history.
Then we checked out methods of doing the laundry, old school-style:
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And, on that same market, we tried or hands at rope-making and wool spinning:
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Oh, and then there was some fine yarn-bombing in Venlo, NL...
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...and of course, the Games Convention in Essen, with, among many other highlights, the giant Jenga:
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(And the look on Miro´s face... oh, it´s just the sweetest thing :)
..and a reunion with an old friend:
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So, I know this was a long post, but all this happened within the last 6 weeks or so, and I didn´t get to blog about it, because, well, yeah, I think I mentioned because. There should be more weekend to the week, and if you found this post unstructured and chaotic, well, you´re right.


Ahhh! I needed this. I woke up this morning and wanted this song. I know it´s a Christian song, and I am a happy atheist, but that doens´t mean this song fails to tear me up, for completely non-religion related reasons. So there it is - Something beautiful.

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