"Life is too important to be taken seriously."

-Oscar Wilde

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Another random ponder....

How is it that humankind has managed to produce the 'lego city' series, and yet cannot manage to provide the world with safe, clean energy & food for all??

Clearly, our best minds are being somewhat distracted!

(And, while we're at the 'random' pondering - how did it actually come to pass that so bloody much of the 'lego city' series has come to live with us?? I swear, next year it's all gonna be about goats and chickens for families in East Timor, Rewanda and the like... YES! Sanctimonious WILL be my new middle name ... )

Monday, December 22, 2008

Brilliant Things About Germany no.224

The "Seasonal Fridge Extension".

Aka "The Balcony".

Aka "The Window Sill". Or (if you have one) - "The Garden".

Whatever it is called, storing your fresh 6 kilo Turkey, chilling the bubbly, beer and cream torte - (and other Christmas treats) never seems to be a problem.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

"Deck the halls with -NO! NO! Olli !!!!!!"

Last week was the Caspi-Man's 4th birthweekend. (Yes, LONG birthWEEKEND. Why have just a birthDAY when international timezones, and local superstitious customs, mean the festivities can last soooo much longer?)

THE CASPI-MAN IS NOW FOUR and had no less than 3 parties to celebrate it.

I should note here (for the official record) that only one of these parties was his actual 'birthday party'. (Saturday). The second was instigated by the in-laws (Sunday), and the third (Monday) was necessitated by the Kindergarten. (Needless to say I was expected to cater for them all...)

So, with the Caspi-Man's birthday well and truly celebrated - we were free this weekend to prepare in earnest for the upcoming Christmas Season.

"How about we go get a Christmas tree this afternoon?" said the Ger-Man over breakfast yesterday morning.

"Endlich!!! [Finally!!!!]" exclaimed the Caspi-Man in a manner that implied we'd been purposely depriving him of some essential life element, "Unseren Weihnachtsbaum!!!!! [Our Christmas Tree!!!!]"

And, so yesterday, we found our Christmas Tree.

And this afternoon, it was decorated.

And tonight, someone thinks it's Christmas. (And that someone is definitely NOT either Herr & Frau Grumpypants downstairs!)

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

a high of "0 degrees" today...

and they predicted snow on ALL the weather reports.

What we got, though, was 0 degree rain...

How is that possible?????

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

The Ger-Man said -

that this picture of Olli, that the Caspi-Man and I had photoshopped to adorn this year's Christmas Cards, could be viewed as "undignified"...

To which, I said:

Sorry, firends and family. But sometimes these things have to be done...

Bad rhymes...

Sleet, Sleet - go away,

And don't bother coming back another day!

(But, Snow - you're welcome to come stay... at least for the next three weeks or so.)

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

I reckon

someone at the Kindergarten is gonna stage an intervention soon...

'cause (thanks to my English lessons) - there are now about 20 young German kiddies fluent with Rolf Harris's Six White Boomers. (Well, fluent with the chorus. And they like to sing it very loudly.)

I'm such a cultural ambassador! ;-)

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