Tuesday, 29 November 2011
quickly while i'm at it here's another one of rike and mo, taken just yesterday and you can see that it is still very sunny and warm for the last days of november (13 degrees celsius after all) and so we had yet another beautiful afternoon with the black fluffy. the two of them will ride another dressage competition on saturday, so there was some training involved, too.
also great to see was the strikingly unreal tree in the middle of the field at mount mascal, often occupied by a large parakete population, and yesterday in the low light truly bewitched....
Saturday, 5 November 2011
The highlight of the highlights this summer was of course the first school day for our youngster konstantin, my lovely nephew, now six years old and therefore just ready to start the lot. Once we had the invitation to be around we cut short our stay in switzerland and dashed over to frankfurt to see just how many sweets you can pack into a 'schultüte', that candy filled peculiarity the germans and some of the neighboring countries use to celebrate the day.
konstantin's bag was full of sugary things and some other little nick-nack and if i'm right rike was seriously considering starting school all over again in germany. but there were more serious moments, too. after a childrens service in the local church the whole family went to the school to have the boy registered and tagged. this was followed by a song-and-dance from the seven year olds who battled to get the kids attention away from the candy bags and cheerfully told the kids that it was normal to be nervous. i looked around. there were no nervous children, they were all way too busy munching sweets. no, the only people nervous were the parents, and - the aunties, indeed.