sunnuntai 27. joulukuuta 2009

Xmas survived

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Carl Larsson, a Swedish artist,
has created some of the most romantic Christmas pictures.
Very cute xmas table ware decoration.

Back to the pre-xmas-party in Petterweil:

DIE VOLKSBÜHNE PETTERWEIL
präsentierte:
"Der Glitzermantel" - ein Märchen von Sebastian Schmitt.
Oooops, not yet, this is the Bible reading part first, ooops!

A Medley of International Christmas Songs and Dances!

Party Special: YMCA!!!

Greetings from Yoschie's Kitchen - leckere crostinis.

Geschenkschlacht kann beginnen, kids love it!

Adults, too ....
before they are spoiled with Yoschie's fine dining:

Spanish Winter Salad.
Radicchio and winter greens with fresh figs, Serrano ham and Manchego cheese
in an olive oil and sherry vinegar dressing.

Cauliflower Delight.
Creamy cauliflower soup served with parsley oil and a dash of freshly ground nutmeg.

Deer John.
Deer steaks in a dark juniper berry sauce served on a sour cherry risotto.

What a culinary start for a smooth Christmas.

Thanks, Santa, guess we had been behaving ourselves this year.

In der Voltastrasse gab es wieder die wundervollen Finnischen Leckereinen,
ROSOLLI etc.
KIITOS T-family.

Pororullat = Rentierrollen/Reindeerrolls

Muikunmäti smetanalla
... hm ...
Finnischer Kaviar.

Verstehe Bahnhof.
Deutsche Redewendung = nix verstehen.

See you next Christmas, Santa & Co. As every year.

torstai 24. joulukuuta 2009

RAUHALLISTA JOULUA!

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MERRY CHRISTMAS
HAUSKAA JOULUA
FROHE WEIHNACHTEN
... und so weiter ...


PS: They say x,mas trees smell nice ...
could it be that there are different sorts ... with different smells?


keskiviikko 23. joulukuuta 2009

SKIFAHREN

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Skiing with family in OBERJOCH - Allgäu - Germany.
Wir hatten Glück mit dem Wetter, perfekte Pisten.
Lass die Bilder für sich sprechen.

View from our Pension to the "city" of Oberjoch.

Bilderbuchwetter.

Skiing with auntie ... for five minutes!
Mum did the rest.

Fotokunst von 3-jähriger ... manche Bilder sind top!
Wir hatten Halbpension.

Fingerkunst. Künstlerin 3 3/4 alt.

Look at the trees! Pretty as can be.

Maybe it was a mistake to take the 6-years old up to the red slopes...

Fotoweihnachtskunst a la Elin.

Oberjoch, the slope in front of our pension.

Start of a skiing career ... well ... next year without mami!

Schneeengel.
Neue Deutsche Rechtschreibung: mit 3 E's. Wow, looks pretty weird.

Allgäu Fenster Design.

Sede, Bäde, Alde und Fade.
Off to the deep snow, jeaaaaah!

Raupe.
Es war echt klasse neben der Piste zu wohnen,
die Raupen haben auch nur bis 22 Uhr gearbeitet.

Wir Finnen sagen RINNEKONE oder LUMIKISSA
and in English it might be called a snowcat.

Wie eine Katze ist die kleine Anouk die Pisten runtergefahren.
Yes, behind her is the pension where we stayed.

Time to return back to the city life.
Fatih Akin's new movie is out: SOUL KITCHEN.

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PS: Could not update my blog during skiing holiday as apple was not compatible
with the internet connection in the hotel ...
Why do people say Apples are the best??? A blondie just wondering ....
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X-mas party time tonite in Petterweil ... have to hurry up now!!!



tiistai 15. joulukuuta 2009

Partiolaisten joulukalenteri

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Folks, I do love my "partiolaisten joulukalenteri".*
It's so oldfashioned. The drawing is funny.
More fun you have, when you open the doors: the picture becomes more details.
No sticky chocholates, which fall to the floor if you open the door too fast ...
THANK YOU SO MUCH TUIRE AND KAISA!!!

Finnisch für Anfänger:
partiolainen = Pfadfinder/scout
joulu = Weihnachten/xmas
**kalenteri = Kalender/calender
**FINNISH IS EASY!!!

PS. Yes, now I'll go and open today's door ...


sunnuntai 13. joulukuuta 2009

3. Advent

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JOULUKINKKU*
Served on Saturday at the xmas party of the Finnisch-Deutsche Handelsgilde in Dornbusch

*Finnisch für Anfänger:
JOULU = Weihnachten / Christmas
KINKKU = Schinken / ham

Beilagen: porkkanalaatikko, lanttulaatikko, perunalaatikko

porkkana = Karotte/carrot
lanttu = Steckrübe/rutabaga
peruna = Kartoffel/potato
laatikko = Auflauf/casserole

Again, meet Father Christmas! He's a busy guy already before xmaseve!

On Sunday night "Weihnachtslesung" at Cafe Jannis in Ostend.
Nussknacker und Mausekönig von E.T.A. Hoffmann.

nurmi e.V.
Next literature happening on 29.12. : KALEVALA!


lauantai 12. joulukuuta 2009

Vorher-nachher

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10.12.2009

12.12.2009
Find the missing "parts"!

Rahapuu (crassula ovata, Crassula portulacea)
on Crassulaceae-heimoon kuuluva kasvi.
Sen suomalainen lempinimi on "paratiisipuu".
Laji on kotoisin Etelä-Afrikasta.
Rahapuut kasvavat hitaasti mutta voivat suotuisissa olosuhteissa
kasvaa 2,7 metrin korkuisiksi.

In English this plant is known as
jade plant, friendship tree, lucky plant or money plant.

Jos rahapuu on ollut talven viileässä (12-15°C),
se saattaa kasvattaa pieniä valkoisia kukintoja.
(Wikipedia)


Geldbaum/Pfennigbaum blüht, tatsächlich.

To encourage bloom, allow the plant to go without water around the time of the first frost. When the days get short, withhold the water completely and let the plant withstand the cool nights. Several weeks of this dry, cold treatment followed by regular watering will result in blossoms around the shortest day of the year. Regular watering, or nights too warm, and the plant will remain healthy, but bloom-less. (Wikipedia)


Yes, we do have almost mid-December, but in our garden at river Main
the roses are still blooming and the flies are having fun ... tralalaa!