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It should be Summer now!

Posted by Mervi on June 1, 2017 at 7:15 AM

Collage by Mervi, Knut by Doris Webb

Dear friends! It's June and according to our calenders it's Summer! Let's hope the Ol' Man Winter has got the message and will stay away now!

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Reply Leti
10:25 AM on July 2, 2017 
Happy birthday Mervi. Best wishes to you.
Reply patricia roberts
3:33 AM on July 2, 2017 
Reply patricia roberts
10:35 AM on July 1, 2017 
Reply patricia roberts
10:29 AM on July 1, 2017 
Hello Dear All, here in Leuven, I am enjoying the rain and so does the garden. Luckily, it is a gentle rain and the water can enter in the ground. It is amazing to see how the plants and even the grass are recovering from the drought. Slowly but surely, it is becoming green again.
I have a little video that has a story or the story has a video, however you like it. And her it is: on June 18, through my kitchen window, I saw Aura, one of the cats of my neighbours, ?playing? with something in the garden. My first idea was: a bug or a cricket or a leaf (their cats are not famous as hunters). But after an hour, I saw Orion, their tomcat, joining the game and then realized that maybe, it was a little mouse. So, I took my towel and went into the garden. And yes indeed, it was a little mouse. By that time, the small animal was knocked completely ?flagada? and could barely walk (kind of broken back or at least broken legs or so). Unfortunately, I am not able to kill an animal and therefore put it outside my front door under the pruning wood in the hope that it would recover before this pruning was picked up. Na ja, when I came back home, the community services did not come and little mousie was still there and not in good shape. So, hoping that none of my neighbours could see it, I put some food there (seeds and fruit). Saturday, ?la même histoire?. On Sunday, I had an appointment with a friend and when I lift the house, Piepie was still there. I became pretty desperate because I was having no clue on how to solve/help this little animal. And the pruning wood was still there. When I returned home, I was kind of released: no mousie anymore. And so, the time came that I had to put the garbage outside (and bear in mind, it was terribly hot that day in Leuven). But what happened???? When I opened my front door, guess who was sitting there in the middle of the doorstep: exactly, little piepie in the same sad condition. And then, I knew that I had to take some action. So, I close the door and almost jumped in my basement to grab a cardboard box, run upstairs, opened the door, grabbed piepie and put him/her in it. Gave him/her some seeds, fruit, nuts and water. Piepie showed good appetite and was very thirsty but the legs were a sad thing to see. After 4 days, I realized that maybe some more space would help and I discovered a bigger wooden box in my basement (you know, my basement is kind of a treasure room but I need to dig things up again). Piepie was apparently very pleased with this ?apartment? and continued thriving. The legs became stronger. On Sunday, June 25, the cats catched another even smaller piepie that I luckily could rescue and put in the same apartment. And then I agreed with Wahid that we would release them in the little park close to our street and that he would make a video of it. It goes without saying that this needed to happen without other neighbours. Becoming the woman with many cats is one thing, being the woman opening a mouse hospital is another one, isn?t it. On Tuesday, it was finally the day of their freedom. Rain was predicted so no neighbours were on the street and Wahid and I together with the two ?petietjes? went to ?het Pleintje?. However, Wahid was having a very serious question: what will happen if they are released and run to him???? I told him: son, then your life is history because they will eat you immediately. HMMMPFF, he was not feeling really comfortable at that moment. Men are soo brave, aren?t they!!!!!
Hope now that the video is working.
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[url=https://flic.kr/p/VHYaeQ]Back to freedom
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Patricia Roberts
, on Flickr
Reply Dumba
9:07 AM on July 1, 2017 
CHRISTINE CHINNI - Please think of my old heart!
I just was near to a heart attack! Do you know why?? ;)
Reply Christine Chinni
6:37 PM on June 30, 2017 
Happy Birthday, Mervi!
Reply Dumba
7:51 AM on June 30, 2017 
MERVI - Thanks for your reaction.
An additional hint: at my end I caanot see the new thread in the left hand column!
The last TOPIC there is

"It should be Summer now!

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Reply Annemarie Berta
12:15 AM on June 30, 2017 
Guten Morgen!

Herkules und Tee sowie Croissants stehen bereit.

Einen schoenen Tag heute!
Reply Mervi
4:27 PM on June 29, 2017 
Chris - It looks like there will be a new generation's 'Manschaft'. Let's make a toast to the young players! - The weather situation in northern Germany is awful.
Reply Chris
3:50 PM on June 29, 2017 
MERVI - inzwischen steht es 4:1. :)
Mexico hat den Ehrentreffer erzielt.

Ich denke das Spiel gegen Chile wird interessant.
Trinken wir auf das junge deutsche Team CHEERS.

In Mecklenburg soll es auch schlimm sein.
Schwere Gewitter über der Müritz - hoffent-
lich sind da keine Freizeitkapitäne mehr auf
dem Wasser. :roll:
Reply Mervi
3:48 PM on June 29, 2017 
Britta-Gudrun - I think we can have a party tomorrow. :D

Annemarie - I'm sorry to hear your doctor had no good news for you. However, I hope the news were not too bad!

Chris - Then young German team is doing fine!

Ludmila - Hopefully your area will not be hit by the heavy rain Berlin is having!
Reply Chris
3:31 PM on June 29, 2017 
Nun ja, das durften wir Anfang Mai erleben.
Da hatte ich das Wasser im Keller...
Es trifft immer mal wieder andere. :roll:
In Limburg wars heute z.B. auch schlimm!
Der Wasserfall in der U-Bahn ist allerdings krass.
Reply Ludmila
3:22 PM on June 29, 2017 
In Berlin regnet zu viel. Bei uns ist alles gut.
Reply Chris
3:17 PM on June 29, 2017 
Es ist ja nur die "Jugendmannschaft".
Sie spielen echt gut ohne die Promis.

LUDMILA - ich bin froh, dass es endlich regnet. :)
Reply Ludmila
2:52 PM on June 29, 2017 
Ich hoffe alles wird gut bei Dir
Chris, Britta-Gudrun
Wir haben Regenwetter und es ist kalt, aber der Regen ist nicht stark.
I am on my way to KWM
Reply Chris
2:49 PM on June 29, 2017 
ANNEMARIE - das tut mir leid, hoffentlich nichts allzu Ernstes. :( :roll:

DUMBA - ich zittere jedesmal wegen meines Kellers, heute ging es gut. :)

BRITTA GUDRUN - ich hatte auch nach dir gefragt, hast Du überlesen.
Aber Hauptsache es geht euch den Umständen entsprechend gut ! :)

Jetzt genehmige ich mir eine Halbzeit-Zigarette auf dem Balkon. :)
( meine Lunge freut sich schon )
Reply Annemarie Berta
2:37 PM on June 29, 2017 
Dumba: Der Berlin-Regen sieht aber heftig aus. - Und nun hast auch Du Regenwasser in der Wohnung - das ist sehr aergerlich. Regnet es denn bei Dir immer noch so stark?

Bin heute 'ko', denn ich musste akut zum Daktari und habe auch keine guten Neuigkeiten mit nach Hause gebracht ...

Zur Beruhigung trinke ich jetzt einen Doppel-IC.
Reply Mervi
2:33 PM on June 29, 2017 
Dumba - Oh my, what water masses there are in the streets in Berlin! I hope the situation won't get worse!

Chris - I'm not watching the game but I follow your reports! :D
Reply Britta-Gudrun
2:32 PM on June 29, 2017 
Guten Abend!
Mervi, Django und ich sind okay. Ich war heute shoppen und danach brauchte ich einen langen Erholungsschlaf.
Ja, ich bin froh ueber die Abkuehlung und vor allem fuer den Regen!
Fein, dass es Vienna gut geht in Frankreich.
Wann steigt die kitchen Party?

Ich wuensche allen einen erholsamen Abend!
Reply Dumba
2:17 PM on June 29, 2017 

Also look at further links in the right hand side column!