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Advent time is here

Posted by Mervi on November 7, 2016 at 11:25 AM

Collage by Mervi, Knut by Doris Webb

Dear friends! The Christmas time is here again! We have already got some early gifts - small polar bear babies. Even though we know not all of them will make it let's hope for the best!

Of course, there's also a little Advent story to go with this thread:

Fiete's first Advent in Hungary

Knuti's Weekly Magazine


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Reply Chris
6:31 AM on December 22, 2016 
Mervi - dann stärkt euch erstmal gut. :)

Ludmila - ihr bekommt Sturm an Weihnachten...
Es soll sehr windig, aber auch sehr warm werden.

Ich hoffe, in Frankfurt ist der Wind schwächer. :)

Dumba - das Album mit dem jüdischen Museum
ist interessant, war ich nämlich noch nicht drin. :)
Reply Mervi
6:23 AM on December 22, 2016 
Good morning! Guten Morgen! Dear fluffy angel - I know it's already noon but I have a good reason to be late! :D

Dear friends! After the midnight we had a little celebration for Vesa and before we noticed it was already 4 o'clock in the morning. :D Now we need to get going with coffee and breakfast.

Vesa is very glad about all the nice birthday greetings. Thank you so much! I'll write more later. Have a pleasant TDT!
Reply Ludmila
6:08 AM on December 22, 2016 
The mother and baby are lovely

I took not many pictures in the zoo Berlin on 20th December. I posted some of them in the Adventscalendar.
Reply Chris
5:52 AM on December 22, 2016 
Die Mutter wurde vor 20 Jahren
im Frankfurter Zoo geboren :)
Reply Britta-Gudrun
5:44 AM on December 22, 2016 
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR VESA und alles Gute im neuen Lebensjahr!

Mervi, die vielen Beweise der Solidaritaet aus aller Welt zu dem Anschlag in Berlin sind sehr bewegend. Die Berliner sind ganz besondere Menschen und lassen sich ihre Lebensart nicht von irgendwelchen irren Idioten zerstoeren und die Menschen, die Berlin lieben, so wie du und viele hier im Blog, lassen sich von weiteren Besuchen auch nicht abhalten.

Liebe Gruesse an alle und einen schoenen Tag!
Reply ralph
4:50 AM on December 22, 2016 
Liebe Chris und Dumba Hab die schoenen Katjuscha Bilder gefreut, und postete darueber in KWM. Ich habe Dumbas e-mail mit meinem Budebaeren geantwortet.

Dear Vesa

The card in Knutis Weekly said it all and I was able to post there already, but it has been a great honour and pleasure for me to meet you in Berlin again for the first time since 2011. You have been a key member of the Knuipe team and I hope that Uncle Sergei will be preparing something for you. I and BN will raise our glasses of Staropramen to you this evening.
Reply Teddybärenmutti
4:45 AM on December 22, 2016 
Reply Ludmila
1:03 AM on December 22, 2016 
Happy Birthday, dear Vesa!
Reply Chris
12:36 AM on December 22, 2016 

INGE - schön, dass Du Rostock besuchen konntest.
My old aunt lived there - so I visited the City often in
summer, also as it was part from the DDR. Now they
have built and rebuilt many new and old houses. :)

OBAMA has protected a big area in northern Alaska:
lets hope, that it will help the polar bears, whales &
other animals to survive. :) But I fear, Trump will
cancell this very fast, if he is in the white house.
Reply Dumba
10:57 PM on December 21, 2016 
Reply Mervi
6:04 PM on December 21, 2016 
Reply Inge aus Cph
5:55 PM on December 21, 2016 
Mervi, lots of greetings to Malmö.
And happy birthday Vesa.

Yesterday I was on a one-day-trip to Rostock - 17 hours by bus, boat and bus. 3½ hours in the town where I made a very interesting tour round in the town with a minibus. We were only two passengers. It lasted one hour and gave a very fine impression of the town and its story. The two everstarving were not satisfied, first several days in Berlin and now a one day trip to Rostock. It is hard to be cat here.

Best wishes to you all
Reply Ludmila
4:49 PM on December 21, 2016 
Let us try :)
Reply Mervi
4:46 PM on December 21, 2016 
Let's try Uncle Sergej's mulled wine. He promised it isn't too strong! Of course, we have somewhat different ideas about 'strong' .... :D
Reply Ludmila
4:40 PM on December 21, 2016 
I would like a drink too
Reply Chris
4:06 PM on December 21, 2016 
RALPH - Katjuscha möchte
dir etwas erzählen :)

refrozen snow is very dangerous
Lets have a drink together.

Wer trinkt etwas mit?
Reply Christine Chinni
3:49 PM on December 21, 2016 
Mervi, yes, we still have snow, although it's hard, because it partly melted, then refroze.

I join you here for a drink.
Reply Chris
3:46 PM on December 21, 2016 
BÄRGIT - I remember very well, snow heaps the whole Dezember till New Year. :)
But then in January 2011 we had the high water here, as the snow melts very fast.
Ihr liegt höher und weiter östlich, 2012 hatten wir keinen Schnee hier.
(außer vielleicht mal nachts, der dann mittags schon wieder weg war)

MERVI - our mother also did her best, to make Christmas very cosy for us. :)
We used our sleighs with the father and went to curch with a beautiful Krippe.

I hate the whole "Rummel" in the media, with all the rumours and hysteria. :roll:
Bestimmte Leute versuchen immer, solche Ereignisse zu instrumentalisieren...
Reply Mervi
3:30 PM on December 21, 2016 
Chris - The Christmases in my childhood were like from a fairy tale. We were not rich but our mother always managed to create a fantastic Christmas spirit in our home.

Bärgit - I like to think I'm also a daughter of love and light! :D

Ludmila - The reporters, commentators and 'terror experts' in Sweden are all very impressed and full of admiration for the Berliners' 'answer' to the attack. By going on with their normal way of life - as much as possible! - they have already won the battle against the terrorists.

Dumba - Thank you for your kind words about the photo. You always manage to take good photos of me! :D

Christine - Have you still snow in Connecticut?
Reply Bärgit
3:29 PM on December 21, 2016 
Ludmila, Chris - Wenn es so ist, ist es ein positives Handeln.
Ich kenne mehrere Leute, die einen todgeweihten Straßenhund aus Rumänien und Spanien ins Haus genommen haben.

Dumba - I knew which pic of yours fits the new title for Mervi before opening the link. :)
Thank you for your permission to forward the links.

Chris - 2010 we had lots of snow.
It started snowing on the last Monday of November and continued doing so until end of January.
2012 was also a 'Schneejahr' - it started on the weekend of 1st Advent and went on for 4-5 weeks.