maanantai 28. kesäkuuta 2010


In which city is the Cathedral with these flags?

A : Uzès
B : Les-Baux
C : Arles
D : Marseille

Why is there a Finnish flag hanging even though the Finns did not get to the FIFA 2010?

A : The French love the Finns over all
B : It is the flag of this city
C : It is a French soccer team flag
D : Finland took over the Provence instead of Carelia

And here the solutions:

to the left the Finnish flag, to the right the flag of City of Marseille!

And the final question is:
how can anybody update a blog in a summer heat of +30° ?
Maybe at midnite ... let's see.

tiistai 22. kesäkuuta 2010

Provence toujours

Well, well, well,
our humble home in Flaux does not have internet provider,
so it is kind of complicated to update my blog with pics.
Imagine ... lavendel fields, sun, A LOT OF WIND.
Imagine food, wine, wine food: croissants, café au lait,
vin rosé, fois gras, fromage ...
Forget froglegs, snails, oysters!
Pictures will follow prochainement.
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keskiviikko 16. kesäkuuta 2010

If not Provence: SODANKYLÄ!

Summertime: Sodankylä time
one week before midsummer,
before the tourists and the mosquitos come to Lapland!

The Midnight Sun Film Festival was founded in 1986 by Finnish filmmakers, e.g. the Kaurismäki brothers,
and the Municipality of Sodankylä. The village of Sodankylä is located in the heart of Finnish Lapland,
some 120 kilometers above the Arctic Circle, where the sun doesn´t set at all in the summertime.
The Lappish nature and the nightless night provide the Midnight Sun Film Festival a setting
no other festival can compete !

The atmosphere of the Midnight Sun Film Festival is one of the most unique in the whole world:
the most famous film directors of the world, young directors, the international audience and
the in habitants of Sodankylä meet under the midnight sun in the relaxed and informal
"spirit of Sodankylä".
This festival is meant for people who truly love the art of cinema,
there are no formalities or fancy cocktail parties,
one doesn't have to be afraid of getting lost in the jungle of bureaucracy.

Films are screened in three venues for 24 hours a day, and the actual time is easily forgotten:
the sun shines as brightly at 4 a.m. as at 4 p.m.

Enjoy Sodis, we enjoy the Provence!
Hopefully it will stop raining soon ...

tiistai 15. kesäkuuta 2010


Luberon in the Provence.

Yes, we are reading the newspapers and getting good tips for good eateries.
But our tip for any future visits:
in a pizzeria please do eat pizza,
do NOT even think of trying the fish - not that I would, anyway ...

This is our humble home for this week.
We decided not to have a house with a swimming pool,
so we got this ... well ... pond ... Murph just "LOVES" it!

In the provence you drink rosé, bien sûr !

keskiviikko 9. kesäkuuta 2010

Hot summer day

Such a hot day in Frankfurt.
Hot business!

tiistai 8. kesäkuuta 2010


Summer gourmet!

Not only herbs from Luxembourg!

Not only scampi can you enjoy in Luxembourg,
this is my favourite steak throughout the years!

So many friends celebrated their birthdays last weekend,
how come do we know so many twins???
Prosit für Thomas!

Gourmet joy in Odenwald.

This you will never believe:
fish on our grill!!!
People who ate it said it tasted superb ... stuffed with herbs and garlic.

... why settle with boring fish?
Look what the summer menu can offer!

The best sausage without meat?Hey, that is a joke.
But probably not that far away from the truth ... Finnish HK Bleu.
I like it.

perjantai 4. kesäkuuta 2010

Flowery summer

My Australian Friend says ... this is wonderful!
She means, Frankfurt is sooooo nice.

In my garden it might be boring,
but the roses love this season!

Yes, my roses.

My English roses.

Check this historical picture,
in four years this scenery is totally diffenrent,
This is the future building site of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt.

And this is the Mainufer at sunset.
Could be worse!

Do we really want to eat the pork-crap ... or the calf-crap???
In Alt-Sachsenhausen Frankfurt you can get IT!

torstai 3. kesäkuuta 2010


Summer month June has already started,
unfortunately we had some problems with our internet connections at home,
I was unable to update my blog.
Slowly but surely I am back to business.

CHEZ BACANO Luxembourg
The same scampi procedure as always!
Ègalement poulet à l'estragon Chez Courbe à Bad 'ombuursh
tasted wonderful.