Russian Ark and my Post from the 3rd of June 2018

4 Jun

Yesterday I missed out on watching “Russian Ark”. I remember that I have seen it a few years ago in a cinema. But I am sure it would be interesting to watch it again. Peter did watch it yesterday online while I was fiddling around with lots and lots of  YouTube items about music and dancing with flash mobs in different cities. While I was doing this, I also came to notice videos about the dancing of some people in their 90s! I thought this was really quite remarkable. Anyhow I took to publishing some of the videos. I started with this one about a flash mob in Amsterdam that happened on Feb 29, 2016: In the write-up about this video it says:”More than 250 people participated in a ‘feelgood’ stunt this morning during rush hour at the Central Station in Antwerp, Belgium. Grease, the Musical opens in Antwerp on March 4th. This is how we drew attention to the opening week. Grease is definitely still the word!”


June 2018 Diary

4 Jun

A pair of red glasses, a pair of green glasses and a pair of black glasses: These are the glasses that I chose last week to be fitted with different lenses to help me cope with my deteriorating eyesight. I am so looking forward to be picking them up some time this week or early next week!

Peter and I watched the new series MYSTERY ROAD on ABC last night. I just noticed in THE GUARDIAN a very interesting write up about MYSTERY ROAD:

And this article about the “Best Film and TV Streaming in Australia this month” seems to be most interesting too.


A bit of Music and Dancing

3 Jun




One Day in May 2018

30 May

I forgot what time of the day it was when I took the following pictures on one of my little walks. But I can see it was a sunny day. I always think it is delightful to see the sun-rays shining through the various  trees and plants.



Last Saturday in May 2018

26 May

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

24 May

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


23 May





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.