Last Saturday in May 2018

Today, on the 26th of May, we spend the afternoon with two of our friends in the Dapto Leagues Club after having had Lunch with them at the club’s Treasure Court Restaurant.

After lunch we had afternoon coffee and cake and a glass of wine. Both Peter and friend Klaus had had their birthday this month. Being club members, they had received vouchers for drinks, coffee and cake as well as for an ice-cream birthday cake at the Treasure Court Restaurant. For lunch I chose again small prawns in curry/vegetable sauce with boiled rice, Tilde had the same, Klaus chose chicken schnitzel and chips, and Peter had beef, vegetables and boiled rice. As entree we had mini vegetable spring rolls, and all of us had also Chinese tea. We thought it was a very satisfying lunch.

We have known Tilde and Klaus since 1959. All of us had come as migrants to Australia on a huge ocean liner, the P & O Straithaird. We are always happy when we can see each other from time to time.














Guest of the Day, Deutsche Welle: Sofia Falkovitch

23/05/2018 at 9pm – Deutsche Welle, guest of the day in Der Tag, Berlin

04/04/2018 – WDR Cosmo – Radio po-russki (from 23:25 min)

31/01/2018 – i24NEWS en direct, émission Tendances,

Tel Aviv – Paris

18/12/2017 – Radio RCJ en direct, Paris

28/9/2017 – Radio publique israélienne Kan, Jérusalem

14/7/2017 – Portrait, Deutschlandfunk Kultur, Berlin

18/5/2017 – Radio Judaïques FM 9h30, Paris

Germany-Release-Concert 3/9/2017

European Days of Jewish Culture,


France-Release-Concert 21/6/2017

Fête de la musique

Librairie Lamartine, Paris






Today Peter and I walked along this path. There was a lot of work for the Blue Mile Project going on. So this path did lead us to the Continental Pool where it did not go any further. We noticed on the board that the water temperature was 18 Degrees Celsius. Since it was a clear sunny day with no wind at all, I thought a swim in the water would just be wonderful. A few people were actually in the water! I was quite envious of them.

From the following link you may get an idea what the Blue Mile Project is all about. It is really one more undertaking to make living in Wollongong or visiting Wollongong even more attractive. Walking along the foreshore of Wollongong Harbour is a great experience. One can never get too much of it. We finished our little excursion with a bite at this kiosk:

Levendi Wollongong Harbour, Wollongong, New South Wales. Located at the heart of the iconic Wollongong Harbour. Specialising in fish & chips,…

We had fish & chips as well as some fruit salad. Then we went home by bus to where we had our car parked in Dapto. We picked up a few things in Dapto shopping centre. Arriving home we had some filtered coffee and a sour dough bread roll with some butter. We were happy that we had gone out to spend todays beautiful mild late autumn weather near Wollongong Harbour.

Stretching from Stuart Park in the north to Wollongong Golf Club in the south, the Blue Mile is an iconic and much-loved section of our coastline.




Uta’s Diary

In my ‘Childhood Memories’ I published this:

In this post I wrote about the birth of my little brother. This ‘little’ brother is about to turn 80. Yes, on the 9th of June this year he is going to be 80. He still lives in Berlin in a home for the aged  where he is well looked after. On a visit to Berlin I was able to see brother Bodo on his 78th birthday. My younger brother Peter Uwe also came to Berlin at the time. So two years ago, on the 9th of June, Peter Uwe and I  went together to see our brother Bodo!   Now, in 2018, he is going to turn 80 . . . . !

Bodo and Peter Uwe on the 9th of June 2016

So some time ago I published among other things the following:

9.Juni 1938 Bodo ist nur ein paar Stunden alt

On the 9th of June 1938 my brother Bodo Alexander was born. He was born at home in our apartment in Berlin, Bozener Strasse. Here in this picture he is only a few hours old. I was thrilled to have a baby brother! I believed the ‘Klapperstorch’ had brought him. Mum’s sister Ilse was very excited about this addition to the family as well. Later on I always heard stories about how this home delivery took place. And I did sleep through all of it.When I woke up in the morning, Tante Ilse led me to the cot in the parent’s bedroom. And surprise, surprise, der Klapperstorch had brought a beautiful baby boy. I do remember how he was there in his cot. Later on was  taken the above picture where the baby is in Mum’s bed and I am beside Mum looking at my beautiful little brother.

Peter’s Birthday 2018




Today is Peter’s 83rd Birthday. For lunch at home we created our own Cheese platter and had it with quite a lot of wine. Delicious! Tonight we’ll go out with Monika and Mark to the Treasure Court Restaurant at the Dapto Leagues Club.

While we had lunch we were listening to Peter’s new CD:


DJARIMIRRI – Child of the Rainbow

This is beautiful music and wonderful music to dance to!!






























































My Diary, one Day after Mothers’ Day

A couple of hours ago I looked at some “Nuclear News” and copied and published some of it. Should I not take notice of any “Nuclear News” because these news tend to sicken me immensely?

Under the above definition about “ostrich” I found the following:

“Origin of ostrich

  1. from the erroneous belief that an ostrich buries its head in the sand when in danger
  2. a person who tries to avoid difficult or dangerous situations by refusing to confront them”

So, do I wish to avoid to confront this dangerous situation? If all this nuclear news bothers me continuously, should I not stop to read about it? No, I don’t think so. Is it possible that a lot of people just do not want to be informed truthfully because the truth would upset them too much. Instead they rather believe lies. Believing in what are obviously lies is somehow more soothing to them than being confronted with the truth. Has “believing” in lies some survival value? Maybe. – Maybe Orwell in his story “1984” did see it this way?

However, today I do not want to dwell on this “nuclear business” for too long. Instead, I want to think back on what a wonderful day Mothers’ Day 2018 turned out to be for our family.

As I said in another post, we were expecting our family to turn up at our place in the afternoon for coffee and cake. And so it happened. The guests arrived right on time, among them were three mothers and I was the fourth one.

My two daughters were among the guests. My son had given me a ring from Victoria a bit earlier to wish me a Happy Mother’s Day and telling me the news about Benalla and his family and asking me about it how I was going to spend my Mother’s Day.

I did get some lovely flowers from my daughters:

I asked Caroline and Matthew to fill the glasses with a welcome drink.

These are just some of the welcome drinks.

So there were my daughters with their partners as well as two grand-daughters and two grandsons,  two of my great-grandchildren, son-in-law’s mother, grandson’s wife (mother of the two great-grandsons that were present) and the other grandson’s girl-friend. So quite a lot of the family were able to come along for a little Mothers’ Day celebration. Peter and I were very happy about this!


This is one of the potato pan-cakes we had today for lunch.

Very high levels of radioactive cesium along the planned torch relay route for the Tokyo Olympics?

“With the upcoming XXXII Olympiad in 2020 hosted by Japan, it is necessary to look into the radioactivity of Olympic venues as well as tourist attractions in the host cities. Previous studies pose a major gap because they focused on regions that are closer to the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, where the highest concentration of radioactive fallout is located. On the other hand, the radioactivity in other locations in Japan is relatively less studied. Since thousands of athletes and millions of visitors are travelling to Japan for the Olympics, there has been widespread concern from the international community about radiation exposure. Therefore, it is important to investigate the extent of radioactive fallout from the Fukushima Dai-ichi incident.”

I copied the above from this blog:

Very high levels of radioactive cesium along the planned torch relay route for the Tokyo Olympics

I wonder why on earth these places that might very well still be radioactive cannot be avoided for the torch route?

Here is another sample from this very interesting blog:

“With the Upcoming XXXII Olympiad in 2020 hosted by Japan, it is necessary to look into the radioactivity of Olympic venues as well as tourist attractions in the host cities”

I think it is well worth having a look at this site: