The Volksfest is slowly wrapping up but summer festivities are just around the corner. The city beach is being set up with piles and piles of white sand, of course beer and sausages are also going to be on hand. Our patio in the garden has been set up by the neighbours from downstairs, Smart […]
Part of The Louvre is dedicated to Napoleon, a man who collected a lot of the art that is currently on display here. I am not sure if opulent and ostentatious are words that do justice to his pad, but it is a start.
Courtyard, or our back yard has two trees, both maples, one is 6 and the other one is about 7 stories high. They are just starting to turn yellow and drop their leaves.
Finally we are connected. Our internet has arrived in a small box today. For now we are running off of a HSDPA USB stick for the next few days until the line is activated. Once that happens our connection speed should increase at least 10 fold!
On house is surrounded by two parks, one large and one small. The larger park has water canals, with beavers, ducks and other fowl. Being sunny and dry we set out to take out some of the stale bread from the house and feed the ducks on our walk to the park to collect some […]
Never underestimate the power of creativity, imagination, determination and a pair of worn tights with a hole on the big toe. Evelina is in a creative mood today and with a pair of scissors she made a ‘creation’ which she proudly modelled for us. Evidentially proving that there is a way to put on tights […]
We have assembled the house and actually moved some furniture around today to get that new minimalistic look we are hoping to achieve here. Basically no one is carrying any more boxes upstairs and no one is interested in assembling anything anymore. We are in a travel mood. After 10 days of hard graft, it […]
There are no more boxes to assemble. There are no more boxes to take down. The home assembly I now completed. We are officially open for business and the dates are going fast. Our first guests were the Great Danes. Our first guests from Canada are arriving on the 25th of August and we are […]
It’s official after much searching and a lot of fiddling around we fitted the kitchen in today and made a first proper cooked home dinner tonight. We feel so civilized.
Other than the garbage outside which is full of our boxes, we now have 3 separate storage places for all the boxes that have to be cut up packaged and disposed of. Its insane how many boxes there are and there are still more, standing in the house, awaiting their turn to be turned into […]
The little Dane is turning 13 today. We went out to one of out favourite sausage restaurants today and followed it with a cake at home. It is true that we have moved in to our new apartment but for now we still have more furniture in boxes that we have furniture that is assembled. […]
We finally have a fridge! It is now the only thing in out kitchen that works and is assembled. Also we have the first customer checking it out. Of course we brought this in the Alfa, its a car that keeps on giving.
This will be our home for the next little while. Right now its full of boxes which need to be unpacked and assembled into furniture – a no small task when its 41°C outside for the next few days.
Today we took delivery of an apartment full of furniture. The furniture showed up at 7:15, I was rushing to get there, I got lost! I thought I knew my way to the house but it turns out I did not. Finally I got there and opened the door and the crew of 3 started […]
We spent three and a half hours at IKEA today – buying everything for the apartment. From beds and mattresses, to chairs, tables and desks, a dining room, wardrobes and dressers and shelves, and coffee and end tables. It is interesting how much you can really buy at IKEA for a price of one Restoration […]
Sunday is a perfect day for brunch. Today we went to the downtown apartment and had lunch with Volker’s mom and two great Danes, who have been our neighbours for the last two months. This is a proper way to laze around 6 hours – sitting around and drinking and eating.
We have finally got our lease papers. Looks like we are going to be moving.
Today we are signing a rent deal on our new home. We can’t wait to have a place of our own – I think it will be spectacular, and we are all ecstatic.