29 September 2007
Alles für die Katz...
I don't know a good equivalent for this saying in English (Leo translates it with "for the birds" which I have never heard before), but the comic strip explains it quite good - both literally and figuratively.
Christian can almost hold his head alone now. Well, he holds his head alone for short periods of time. It will also not take very long for him to learn to turn around fully. He manages almost. Right now, there is still an arm in the way. The most interesting thing to see, though, was the way he looked at me when I spoke Danish with his father. He stared at me with very big almost unbelieving eyes. I have only spoken German with Christian and haven't been holding him while I spoke Danish with his parents. So this was actually the first time that he heard me talking Danish - and he noticed! I think that says a lot about children's development.
Labels: Christian Marius
28 September 2007
Very Friendly Visitor Departed :-(
Well, back to my daily morning routine of reading my online newspaper and comic strip with a warm cup of tea.
The olive soaps (the ones I haven't put to use yet) moved into the closet with my towels - delightfully scented towels. :-)
26 September 2007
Yes, I have dandruff, but that doesn't concern me so much. My skin is falling off over my whole body - in flakes. It is worst on my hands and face (and head of course). It itches, and if I scratch it gets worse. I can try to use some body lotion, but I am allergic to most of them, and those which I am not allergic to make me sweat like hell. And sweating makes my skin itch - and then I scratch - and then it gets worse. :-(
So, what can I do? I can stop washing myself and run around naked - both not very acceptable in a western society...
And what do I do? I stop washing myself and run around naked as much as I can. And no, you may not come to visit!
24 September 2007
Spiders and Buttermilk
This morning I found a huge spider in my kitchen sink. It was so big that it had to pull in its legs to fit into a glass. (I usually capture spiders by scooping them up with a glass and a piece of paper.) It was huge! It was hairy! And I cannot remember having seen a spider like that before. I was too much of a sissy and afraid that it would escape again, so I didn't take a picture, but dumped it out of the window instead. Hopefully it will learn and not come back into my appartment again, or at least, hide better, so that I don't find it again.
Buttermilk - In Denmark milk cartons are color coded in shades of blue according to the fat percentage the milk contains. The green milk carton contains buttermilk. Maybe I should have told that my guest. This morning he indicated (a little timidly) that the milk has gone bad, since it flocculated in the coffee which I couldn't understand at all, since it tasted fine in my tea. It turned out that he had taken the buttermilk (the milk in the green carton). Poor guy!
23 September 2007
Very Friendly Visitor
I will pamper myself big time today! :-)
22 September 2007
Charm of Really Good Conscience
21 September 2007
19 September 2007
Peaceful Bliss of Duty Done
The bed is calling...
Peaceful Bliss of Duty Done :-)
16 September 2007
200 ml milk
100 ml buttermilk
1 tsp salt
100g chopped walnuts
200g wheat flour
200g whole spelt flour
Melt butter in a pot and add milk. Pour into mixing bowl and add buttermilk and yeast. Stirr until yeast is dissolved. Add other ingredients and knead until the dough doesn't stick to your fingers anymore. It helps to smack the dough onto the counter a few times. The counter should be clean, of course. ;-) Let the dough rise in a warm place for an hour. Then knead again and form buns and let the buns rise on the baking sheet for another 45 min. Bake at 225 C° for 15 - 2o min.
Defeated by the Wresteling Stuffed Animal - again...
I really have to have a serious talk with Fridolin!
15 September 2007
Grünrolli put to good use
14 September 2007
Morning wake-up call
11 September 2007
09 September 2007
Good Bye to Ada
Strong minded, self-confident with silky fur, soft tongue and tickling whiskers.
She died on my fathers lap and had Yamuna Giris company during the day.
I am glad that I was there the last few days which she seemed to have enjoyed.
08 September 2007
Things I Missed #4
I already finished off the stash I bought...
Sometimes chocolate coated rice cakes work as a substitute - but only sometimes.
07 September 2007
She still has her touch for animals - both rabbits like her. While Penelope very cautiously approached Yamuna and her kettle, Ada wasn't at all scared, tugged at her hair and tried to dip her nose both in the tea cup and the yoghurt bowl.
We have the same taste for good childrens books and black tea with milk. She also still draws beautiful pictures. :-)
06 September 2007
Things I Missed #3
The only translation I found is lye rolls. Pretzels are most commonly known, but I like croissants and rolls best.
05 September 2007
Saarbrücken Views #2
04 September 2007
Things I Missed #2
03 September 2007
02 September 2007
Please Do Not Feed!
01 September 2007
Weekend in Merzig
They also have animals in Merzig:
Roaming baby elefants...
... and of course blue deer!
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