Another Weekend gone

This is a reblog from the 10th of February 2014. I wrote about it how we spent the weekend with cake, coffee and the family. I just love to be reminded how we had such a good time with family. And it is great to be able to look at all these pictures again!


Caroline did bake this cake. Caroline did bake this cake.

It was a good weekend. We had the family visiting with little Lucas. And we received the great news, that in September Lucas is going to have a little sister or brother. How exciting this is for the whole family!

Caroline and Matthew arrived yesterday at lunchtime. This afternoon they left again to go back to Sydney. Yesterday we had Kartoffelsalat (Potato Salad) and Bouletten (Berlin Meat Patties) for lunch. Caroline did bring some cake which she had baked herself.  We had this yesterday for afternoon coffee when Monika came with Mark as well as Troy and Ryan who did bring little Lucas along. Ebony, the newly expectant mum, had stayed at home to have a little bit of a rest.

This is what my plate looked like for lunch, yesterday, 9th February 2914. This is what my plate looked like for lunch, yesterday, 9th February 2014










Caroline, Matthew, Peter and I went for a bit of Supper to the AGA (Australian German Austrian) Club. Caroline, Matthew, Peter and I went for a bit of Supper…

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Faith in Spring – Frühlingsglaube

Here in Australia we are approaching autumn not spring. Still I like these verses by Ludwig Uhland. I just looked at this post and thought it would be good to reblog them. They are tagged under ‘springtime’.




German Verse by Ludwig Uhland

In the original German with a
line-by-line prose translation in English

FrühlingsglaubeFaith in Spring
von Ludwig UhlandProse translation by Hyde Flippo

Die linden Lüfte sind erwacht,The gentle winds are awakened,
Sie säuseln und wehen
Tag und Nacht,
They murmur and waft
day and night,
Sie schaffen an allen Enden.They create in every corner.
O frischer Duft, o neuer Klang!Oh fresh scent, oh new sound!
Nun, armes Herze, sei nicht bang!Now, poor dear [heart], fear not!
Nun muss sich alles, alles wenden.Now everything, everything must change.
Die Welt wird schöner
mit jedem Tag,
The world becomes more beautiful
with each day,
Man weiß nicht,
was noch werden mag,
One does not know
what may yet happen,
Das Blühen will nicht enden.The blooming doesn’t want to end.
Es blüht das fernste, tiefste Tal:The farthest, deepest valley blooms:

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The Ugly Truth About Monsanto and Genetic Engineering

Dear Stuart, I reblog today your film review from 2015. I hope a lot more people are going to read it and maybe also go onto some of the links that can be found in the comments to your post.
Maybe some people also want to go to your post from today:

The Most Revolutionary Act


Jeremy Seifert (2013)

Film Review

GMO-OMG is an excellent first documentary by a young father on a quest to understand the science of GMO technology and its impact on the environment and human health. The film starts by focusing on the general ignorance of the American public about GMOs. This contrasts markedly with other countries, where popular pressure has led many governments to ban GMOs.

What filmmaker Jeremy Seifert describes, in essence, is the systematic hijacking and poisoning of the US food supply by three companies (DuPont, Monsanto and Syngenta), all without the knowledge of the American people. At present 85% of all corn grown in the US is genetically modified, 91% of all soy and 90% of all beet sugar. In addition, most non-organic meat and dairy products come from animals fed on GMO corn and/or soy.

Seifert first learned about the potential dangers of GMOs due to…

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Thirty Years ago


These pictures are from the RBTU Holiday Park.


In 1989 my brother Peter Uwe came  to visit us. He stayed with us for a few weeks. Unfortunately it rained most of the time while he stayed with us at Oak Flats. Only during our one weeks stay with him at Sussex Inlet we had beautiful sunshine. Looking at this blog about Sussex Inlet brings back memories. Here is the link to the blog about Sussex Inlet in April of 1989:

My, my, my, this was nearly thirty years ago!


Soon after waking up in the morning Caroline, Troy and Ryan go outside to greet a kangaroo.


Caroline with her Dad

Ryan and his boat