Friday, April 15, 2011

Birthdays and half-timbered houses

Sorry, but I haven't felt like posting much recently... well actually, not for some time. I guess I've lost that blogging feeling!

Yes, once I was well known for my smilies... ah, those were the days!

Since my last post, my granddaughter, Shiana, celebrated her 4th birthday. Of course we had a party and, amazingly for April, great summer weather!

Shiana (4), Priyasha (2), and Emely (5)

Where does the time go? The kids are growing like weeds and getting cuter all the time.

As my facebook followers know, I'm now a tour guide in the town I now live in. I was one already back in the 80's so I just have to up-date myself. It's fun learning about the history. The town has quite a number of half-timbered houses which have been lovingly renovated. We have a church with a wood-carved altar shrine and a castle. Unfortunately we cannot at the moment enter the castle... it has been sold to some RUSSIANS who are renovating it for a hotel!! Needless to say, we are all curious about what they are up to and hope it will be good. They do have lots of regulations to observe so let's hope for the best. In the summer you can hardly see the castle because of all the trees around it.... this pic I took recently...

And here's an example of one of the houses...

Any of you interested in more pictures, just follow THIS LINK.

This weekend is the Easter Market in town and maybe I'll have more pictures to share.

Have a great weekend everyone!


Saturday, April 9, 2011

Spring is here!

For the past weeks we've been having marvelous weather.... and now, after some rain one day last week, nature is exploding!

This tree is outside my office....

and this one at a local airfield...


I often write about the fact that I have no time to do this, or that, or another thing. I work full time, teach dance twice a week, and just seem to be TOO busy! So, now.... what have I gotten myself into??

I joined a local women's group which is partly affiliated with the local government. They do lots of projects, workshops, etc. for women and family. Hmmmm, I "voluntarily" got myself voted into the board.

And.... once upon a time (between 1984 and 1992) I was a tour guide in the quaint town I live in. And now I'm one again! Originally I thought I'd do only the few English language once that get arranged... nope, I'm now on their regular schedule!

Oh, well.... it could be worse.... I could spend my days bored stiff!  

If you want to get some impressions of this littlem mediaval town.... just follow this link!

Enjoy the pictures..... I'm off now to celebrate Shiana's fourth birthday!! (time flies.... geeeez).