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The silly corona season is still on ..... but baby bear don't care!

Posted by Mervi on August 31, 2020 at 12:15 PM

Dear friends! This Summer has been very 'strange' and the Autumn is going to be the same. However, better times will come even if we must wait with lots of patience! But Patience is our middle name so let's enjoy the late Summer and the Autumn!

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Reply Mervi
4:35 AM on September 4, 2020 
Good morning! Guten Morgen!

Oh bear, I'm the early bear for a change - although it's been very quiet here lately. Well, maybe the Knuipe will be more crowded when the days get chillier and we can sit by the fire place to keep us warm. :D

I can already present something very heart warming to you. GERDA, KAI, SHAUNA AND NORDI are enjoying the harvest season. Of course, Arkadij has been in the zoo and taken fantastic photos of this lovely family.

I wish everybody a very pleasant Friday and a good start of the weekend!
Reply Mervi
4:48 PM on September 3, 2020 
Chris, Ludmila - What I've missed most during the 'corona season' is sports. Of course, there's no real atmosphere when football or ice hockey is played without spectators but at least we can watch the games in TV. I wonder how the Winter sports season will be ....

Ralph - I'm sure it felt great to go out again after the two week quarantine.
Reply ralph
3:33 PM on September 3, 2020 
Just got home after going into Oxford for the first time since my journey home from Antibes.
I am hoping to make a trip to Germany later in the month.
Reply Ludmila
3:26 PM on September 3, 2020 
Hello friends!
We did not catch the mouse yesterday. We do not know where it is. Wasja and Momo are outside. I hope they would not bring the new mice.
Fussball ohne Zuschauer ist bloed
We need an autumn drink
Reply Chris
2:54 PM on September 3, 2020 
MERVI - tonight Jogis Jungs play against Spain.
But its an empty stadium in Stuttgart - no fans
allowed - no atmosphere.
Its very quiet here today.
I am at the bar for a drink.
Reply Mervi
5:56 AM on September 3, 2020 
Good morning! Guten Morgen!

Britta-Gudrun - Django knows he's the best possible gift to you! :D

Anita has visited the Augsburg Zoo and even a charming town Mindelheim. You can enjoy her 'souvenirs' in KWM.

I wish everybody a most pleasant TDT!
Reply Britta-Gudrun
4:12 AM on September 3, 2020 
Ludmila, wer Katzen hat, hat manchmal auch Maeuse im Haus, wenn sie lebend dort hingebracht werden. Django jagt nicht mehr, also bin ich vor solchen "Geschenken" sicher.
Reply Mervi
3:53 PM on September 2, 2020 
Ralph - I wish you a good celebrating the end of the quarantine!

Chris - I'm looking forward to the Fall but, naturally, I hope all the Summer lovers are able to enjoy some more warm days.

Ludmila - Momo must be very pleased himself after bringing the gift to you. :D
Reply Ludmila
3:22 PM on September 2, 2020 
Hello friends!
We had the summer weather today. The nights are cool.
Momo brought a mouse inside. We hope some of our cats will catch it.
Reply Chris
2:32 PM on September 2, 2020 

Bei uns herrscht schoenstes Spaetsommerwetter.
Hier ist bis jetzt nichts vom Herbst zu spueren. :)
Die Temperaturen sind ideal fuer Outdoor-Aktivitaeten.

MERVI - dein Deckblatt ist trotzdem sehr stimmungsvoll !

LUDMILA - bin schon gespannt auf euren Bericht aus Antibes.
Reply ralph
7:36 AM on September 2, 2020 
BN and I are having a lazy day after the beer yesterdsy. We are going into Oxford tomorrow to celebrate ending our quarantine.
I am looking forward to seeing Ludmila's photos from Marineland as I can use them to select the photos I use from my own sets. IIt will be great to have them to remember my trip too.
The young elephant in Copenhagen in KWM shows what fun animals can have in zoos.
Reply Mervi
6:06 AM on September 2, 2020 
Good morning! Guten Morgen!

Ludmila - Welcome back! I'm sure you had a great time with Flocke and her sweet cubbies. And now you're also tested and found OK! :D

Ralph - I hope you and BN are not suffering from a hangover after all that beer .... :D

Britta-Gudrun - Our animal friends always take us by surprise!

Dumba - We're having quite pleasant temperatures now and I sure hope it will stay that way!

In KWM you'll find a little article of the elephant baby BULLY IN COPENHAGEN showing us what a creative lolifantje he is. :D

I wish everybody a happy Hump Day! What is our middle name ..... I've almost forgotten .... :D
Reply Dumba
6:00 AM on September 2, 2020 
Ludmila and Uwe, you are already back from your short(?) 'Antibes/Marineland-FLOCKE-and-kids-adventure'? . . . At the moment it's best to learn that you was tested negative. . . Wishing you a good 'after-holiday-homeoffice-time'!

Everybody else I am wishing a pleasant Hump Day with agreable temperatures and may be one or two sun rays :-)
Reply Britta-Gudrun
5:38 AM on September 2, 2020 
Mervi, Ludmila,
vielen Dank fuer eure Antworten, aber Ludmila, wie schon bei meiner Fragestellung erwaehnt: Weiss ich, ob der Chef des Restaurants den addierten Trinkgeldbetrag an seine Angestelltenn z.B. Kellner auszahlt? Ich glaube eher nicht.

Mervi, der balancierende Elefant ist grossartig!

Teilt die Woche gut und einen schoenen Tag, an dem hier wieder die Sonne scheint.
Reply ralph
4:50 PM on September 1, 2020 
Ludmila Great that you and Uwe are safely home. I am sure Monika in Nuremberg like me is eager to see your usual high quality photos of Flocke, Indiana, Yuma and Tala.
Reply Ludmila
3:50 PM on September 1, 2020 
Hello folks!
We arrived home yesterday in the evening. We were tested in the airport, negative. We stay first in home office.
We spent a wonderful time with Flocke and her kids.
Wenn man die Rechnung mit der Karte bezahlt, addiert man das Trinkgeld dazu.
Reply Mervi
1:31 PM on September 1, 2020 
Britta-Gudrun - I usually have some cash in my purse in case I'm expected to leave a tip. I don't think the waiters get the tip paid with a card but I don't know how it works. Nowadays I hardly ever visit places where I have to tip somebody so I'm not sure how 'modern' people do. :D

Leti - Good to meet you here again!

Ralph - Uncle Sergej certainly knows how to deliver things! :D I hope both you and BN are satisfied with the beers.
Reply ralph
12:19 PM on September 1, 2020 
I was near Oxford airport this morning picking up a small parcel which I had to pay customs dues on (it came from Japan with some little models of spacecraft from the film "2001 a Space Odyssey). I noticed an elegant shiny white executive jet arrive. When I got home, I noticed that the grown ups among the Cotswold bears drinking Knusteiners and a happy BN with a bottle of Staropramen. So Mervi Uncle S was here.
I am sipping a cold Star as I type this.
Now a fortnight ago when I was with Flocke.
I remember 2007 well. It was a magical time.
Reply Leti
11:30 AM on September 1, 2020 
Happy autumn to everyone.
It is still hot here.
Reply Britta-Gudrun
7:01 AM on September 1, 2020 
Guten Tag zur Mittagszeit!

Mervi, diese Fotos mit Thomas und Knut im Mulch waren eine der letzten von den beiden zusammen in der Oeffentlichkeit, danach hat Mister B. den engen Kontakt streng verboten. Umso kostbarer sind diese Erinneungen, wie der schon recht fuellige Knut sich von Thomas knuddeln, kitzeln und mit der Schaufel necken liess.
Und in die Jahreszeit passt dieses Foto erst recht, vielen Dank!

Der Herbst ist das fruchtbare Ergebnis eines Sommers und mit seinen bunten Farben an den Baeumen kann er sich auch mit den grossen Erwartungen an den Fruehling messen.

Mervi, ich habe eine Frage zum bargeldlosen Zahlungssystem in Schweden: Wie macht ihr das mit dem Trinkgeld z.B. im Restaurant? Ich moechte nicht jeden Centbetrag bargeldlos bezahlen und denke, die Dienstleistungsberufe haben bei dem System schlechte Karten, denn welcher Wirt fuehrt den aufgerundeten Betrag an sein Personal ab?