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Time for Oktobear Fest!

Posted by Mervi on September 18, 2016 at 12:05 PM

Collage by Mervi, Original Knut by Doris Webb


Dear friends! Again it's time for a big Oktobear Fest in our Knuipe and as usual it will go on for weeks! In Munich there's a very special party going on, too. You can read more about it here:

Fiete's Octobear Surprise / Fiete’s Oktobär-Überraschung

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Reply Mervi
3:26 PM on September 23, 2016 
Chris - Will you have Pauliner Weissbier like Vilma and Fiete? :D

Christine - Happy Friday to you and your gang, too!

Bärgit - I think Monika aus Berlin took that photo in Autumn 2010 but I'm not quite sure. That photo is a 'must' every Fall. - I didn't know the story of Siegfried and the Lindenblatt so again I got wiser!! :D

Inge - I wish you a pleasant visit in Givskud! - I'm glad to hear you can now be 'the patient' instead of a nurse. I can understand you feel tired after some very exhausting months. Take care!
Reply Inge aus Cph
2:40 PM on September 23, 2016 
Dear Mervi, thanks for the new thread and the lovely autumn collage.
Early to-morrow I am going with the Zoo to Givskud Dyrepark (lots of lions). And sunday to a birthday (75 year) in Tivoli.There are many birthdays- family and friends - in September.

Bärgit, I hope that you will have a nice day sunday. So a little early. Happy birthday.

All the best wishes for the weekend to you all.

The cats are doing fine.

The painters are now on the other side of the house towards the garden, and they are coming here on tuesday for the last work. Luckily I shall not move a lot of things for that.
For the time being I am doing my "job" as a patient, going to examinations and tests -X-rays, bloodtests and so on because of my right hand/arm - I guess it is some kind of rheumatism. Time will show.

It is also time for the german lessons again,. My new teacher is from Germany - danish married. And I go to the University 3 evenings to hear and learn about Germany - history since 1700, architecture and art.It is called "Berlin as traveldestination".

And the weekly gymnastic began first in september. But I have problems there with my back and now my arm/hand.

My garden is slowly beginning to look like a garden again.
It is going better with my friend. Good for us both. So slowly it goes back to normal. But I must admit, that I am tired. Every time I sit in a chair I sleep.

I saw Panda, Gorilla and co.this afternoon. I shall miss it.
Reply Bärgit
2:20 PM on September 23, 2016 
Chris, Christine, Mervi - Cheers!

Mervi - When was the picture of Knut with the leaf on his forehead taken that you show in the Semper Knut Corner ?
Looking at it, the story of Siegfried and the Lindenblatt (linden leaf) suddenly came to my mind.
Siegfried who is a great character in the German Nibelungensaga was invulnarable - except for the spot on his shoulder that a leaf had covered after his victory over the deadly dragon. Siegfried received his deadly wound exactly there after his jealous and furious wife had told her brother about her hubby's 'Achillessehne' (Achilles' tendon).
Reply Christine Chinni
2:07 PM on September 23, 2016 
Mervi, - Thank you for the new thread and beautiful collage! I love fall!

Happy Friday, alle! I raise my glass to you!
Reply Chris
1:48 PM on September 23, 2016 

Mervi - thank you for the new thread!
I´ll read Fietes story as a Betthüpferl.
Lets have a Weissbier at first... :)

We had very nice weather again.
So I was out till now. :)
Reply Mervi
1:43 PM on September 23, 2016 
Bärgit - I'll have a Bearror without any questions - but I hope I won't find myself under the table after drinking it. :D
Reply Bärgit
11:05 AM on September 23, 2016 
Dumba - Please 'bother' me again!!!!!!
I like the idea of having two parties!
I've been walking around with a broad smile on my face all day long and I think the smile will last till next week.

Thank you for your great up-lifting collage!
Greetings, hugs and happy howls from the three of us :)

Ludmila - Thank you for your Moscow greetings.
When will your cat gang be able to purr at you again?
Safe trip home!

Mervi - Errare bearrarum est :D
Or is it rather: Bearrarum hilarium est :D
I'm a bit at a loss with Bearish Latin.

Uncle Sergej has just created a Bearror.
Don't ask me what he mixed up - but I had the chance to get a sip.
You'd be missing something if you missed it :D

Reply Mervi
10:54 AM on September 23, 2016 
Bärgit - What would we do without our clever bears! I'm sure Giovanna's shopping list was perfect! :D

Ludmila - Thank you for the greetings from the Moscow Zoo! I wish you a pleasant flight back home.

Knuti-Judi - Paw wawes to Connecticut!

Dumba - Errare humanum est!!! :D
Reply Dumba
10:38 AM on September 23, 2016 
Sorry BAERGIT - my diary showed the special flower for you twice,
on 23rd, respectively today, and 25th, respectively on SUNDAY.
Thanks for YOUR rectification! So, on Sunday I won't bother you!

Happy two last days of your 'old' year! ;)
Reply knuti-judi
10:13 AM on September 23, 2016 
Hallo, dears....

Thank you for this new thread!


Hallo, Ludmila in Moscow❗️
Reply Ludmila
9:49 AM on September 23, 2016 
Hello friends!
Your calender is not wrong. Baergit's birthday is on 25th :)

I was in the zoo. The polar bears were very funny. Mathew sends the best greetings to all. Umfortunately the ape house was closed for renovation. Outside was rainy and cold. I did not see Ama
Reply Bärgit
9:05 AM on September 23, 2016 
Mervi - The pleasure of translating this mervillous story of yours
completely on my side!

I'll take Giovanna's shopping list to make sure I won't miss a thing for the party tonight :D !
Reply Mervi
8:34 AM on September 23, 2016 
Bärgit - Oooops indeed! :D Well, we can star celebrating already. - Thank you so much for translating Fiete's Oktobär-Überraschung into German! I hope you'll find all the ingredients needed! :D
Reply Bärgit
7:42 AM on September 23, 2016 
Hello Dear Alle!

Oooooooooooooppppppppppps - you're making the party start two days ahead!
Hold on, hold on - My birthday is on Sunday :D :D :D
Thank you nevertheless for letting me get into the feeling of having a birthday soon / even now!
I was born on a sunny Sunday morning - and this year it'll be a sunny Sunday too, if the weather gurus are right.

Mervi - Your calender wasn't misleading at all!

Thank you for the charming Oktobär Fest story and the new thread.
This inspires me how to start my special weekend - I'll go shopping for all the ingredients that belong to an OktobärFest!

Dumba, Britta-Gudrun, Teddybärenmutti & Mervi - Thanks in advance for your birthday shower ahead of time!
Reply Mervi
5:55 AM on September 23, 2016 
Good morning! Guten Morgen! Dear fluffy angel - our calender was a bit missleading but now it's fixed and we can start celebrating Bärgit's birthday!

As I've written a couple of times before there's a calender in KWM now. I'm going to delete the calender in the left column because it's very 'tricky' to manage. All information there has been moved to the new calender.

Dear Bärgit - Happy birthday wishes to you from the Malmö gang! You'll find some greetings even in KWM. Please, check the calender and Ludmila's column! - I'm sure Tommi has already been singing to you loud and clear. :D

Dumba - Congratulations for being number one on this thread. You will soon receive a glorious prize - Uncle Sergej has sent a box of his best champagne delivered by the Tirolian Mighty Bears' Orchestra. I hope your neighbours won't be scared ..... :D

Britta-Gudrun - Thank you for your kind words!

Yeo - I wish I could visit Rostock more often but even a short trip requires many arrangements so I guess our next visit will be when the new polar world is ready. You're lucky to live 'only' 200 km away.

Teddybärenmutti - Rattoisaa viikonloppua!

I wish everybody a very pleasant Friday!
Reply Teddybärenmutti
5:32 AM on September 23, 2016 
Lieber fluffiger Engel!

Mervi - Danke fuer neues Titelblatt. Collage ist sehr schön.

Bärgit - Alles Gute zum Geburtstag.

Nun will ich Fietes Abenteuer in Hellabrunn lesen.
Reply Yeo
4:55 AM on September 23, 2016 
Good morning, dear all!

@ Bärgit

Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Geburtstag! Für Dein neues Lebensjahr wünsche ich Dir viel Gesundheit, viel Freude und immer Zeit für Zoobesuche!

@ Mervi

Dear Mervi, thank you very much for the new thread und for the funny OctoBear-Fest-Story! It´s very cute and funny and I have answered in the KWM.
Yesterday we were in Rostock Zoo. It was a beautiful, sunny, not too warm day. Fiete and Vilma were a bit lazy yesterday. :D They have been lying and dozing on top of the stones. Me is again the great similarity between Fiete and Knut noticed. Seeing Fietes head of the page, you might feel it is Knut.
Unfortunately, I will both provisionally no longer see.
I wish Fiete and Vilma all the best and hope that they come in beautiful zoos. I have both love to and was love to in the Rostock Zoo. Thank Fiete and Vilma.

Yesterday it was eight years, that Thomas Dörflein died. He is unforgotten...

I wish you all a pleasant Friday and a good start in the weekend!
Hugs and greetings

Reply Britta-Gudrun
1:42 AM on September 23, 2016 
Herztlichen Glueckwunsch zum Geburtstag, liebe Baergit.
Nun geht es mit Riesenschritten auf den neuen Status als Freiherrin zu.
Alles Liebe und Gute fuer das neue Lebensjahr.

Mervi, danke fuer den neuen thread und die zauberhafte Geschichte von Fiete und Vilma auf dem Oktoberfest in Muenchen.
Reply Dumba
6:39 PM on September 22, 2016 
MERVI - Early GOOD MORNING to you and
thank you very much for a new thread with lovely collages
and a charming story (I am sure about that - will read it
later tonight or the latest tomorrow morning!) on the dot
of the beginning of the official AUTUMN-/FALL-SEASON

Sleep well now EVERYBODY dreaming of a beautiful
and satisfactory FRIDAY looking forward to a perfect
indian summer weekend ('AltWeiberSommer'-Wochenende).
Reply Dumba
6:12 PM on September 22, 2016