Sunday, September 30, 2007
Firstly we had home made bread rolls with team and coffee (MK made the bread)
Then a little later came the main event, chicken nugget things for the kiddies and then some fairy cakes whilst the adults tucked into beef enchiladas, refried beans and salsa followed by the piece de resistance, Tres Leches.
The thing that I am most proud of is that I made it all even down to the tortillas! (I really had no idea how unhealthy those little things are, there is ½ tablespoon of lard in each one!)
It was all good and everyone seemed to enjoy it, so I guess there wasn't enough chili in it.
No pictures of mine, but here's an idea:
Friday, September 28, 2007
It is not that I had any notions that he was as champion of the people or that I was expecting to hear that he was misunderstood. I was however amazed by the psychopathic way in which he lived his entire adult life dominating and persecuting those around him to achieve and then maintain a position of power. He and most of his close associates relied on sleeping pills to get any rest and an unusually high proportion of those people and his family lost their minds presumably as a result of the environment in which they lived.
I have also read a little about Hitler and Stalin and I honestly cannot understand what drove these people to do what they did. I simply don't get the motivation. Perhaps that's why I'll (probably) never be a dictator.
It also strikes me as odd that the only country that appears to have been able to come to terms with it's past and admit that mistakes were made under dictatorship is Germany, the Communists (although I don't believe there was a socialist agenda in China) seem to have clung to enough power to stop the countries moving on and freely reforming themselves.
Thursday, September 27, 2007
It's not easy to see, but there is now an extra panel of heat reflecting glass on the inside of the window and it seems to work pretty well.
Sorry that is very boring, but it is a milestone for us!
To make up for the tedious windows, here are MK and J cooking.
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Another problem that I have here is that I am not very good at taking advantage of the slower periods to do my own stuff away from the computer. The biggest draw back to working from home and being able to work from home to me is that I have developed a need to be up to date with all of my email all the time. What a pain, I need to forget about it and get out for some fresh air.
Here on my bike or with J in tow until the end of November (when it will be bare and muddy!)
Here at the end of November for some R&R
Here for a walk and to play in the snow with the family at Christmas
Monday, September 24, 2007
Comedy German Police car
The town hall
The Danish train in Hamburg station
J had a great weekend with his grandparents too so all is well with the world. We have only one major grumble with J at the moment. He still wakes up in the night and has decided that whenever he wakes up, ha has to come into our bed and disturb us all for the night. If we try to make him stay in his own bed there is a lot of screaming. I suspect that we'll just have to face that at some point...
Friday, September 21, 2007
Well the builder guy did come to put up the extra glazing inside the leaded glass today, but didn't have all the bits he needed so left without finishing either of the windows. That is a something of a let down as they agreed to do it over a year ago!
There'll be an update on Monday though I am sure with some pictures and insightful comments from the weekend. I am anticipating some excellent stereotyping of our Teutonic neighbours. I bet you can't wait...
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Back to planning my mini-break in the Rockies. Apparently there is a telemark equipment demo day in Winter Park on the 25th November...
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
How exciting. Then we are going to Hamburg for the weekend for an overnight break. J is staying with his grandparents for a bit of spoiling whilst we are spoiling ourselves here
Monday, September 17, 2007
Saturday, September 15, 2007
I googled her name and this is what came back, I'll try for something more life like over the weekend!
Friday, September 14, 2007
Thursday, September 13, 2007
I would really like a motorbike and a licence, but I can't come to terms with the fact that I have to pay at least double the normal price because I live in a country where I will only realistically be able to use it for 7 months of the year. Surely it should be half price by that logic.
I'll publish the full list tomorrow...
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
This is farm grain silo with a MkI golf convertible on top!
Monday, September 10, 2007
Watching the Polar bears:
Friday, September 07, 2007
I also have some pictures from the swimming, but at the moment blogger won't allow me to post them. Now it is working!
Thursday, September 06, 2007
The last one is Steamboat hot springs