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Knutitours' 13th year is rolling! Let's make it rock!

Posted by Mervi on January 23, 2020 at 12:00 PM

Dear friends! It's almost unbelievable that Knutitours is still running! Despite of the technical problems there are still faithful bloggers and commentators here and in KWM! Thank you all for flying with Knutitours!

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Reply Britta-Gudrun
2:52 PM on February 17, 2020 
Ein kurzer Gruss am Abend!

Am 19 sind wir alle hier in Gedanken an Mirja vereint.

Dumba, dein Link ueber Finnland ist sehr lesenswert und auch die Erklaerung ueber das Fettnaepfchen. Wie konnten wir mal ohne Mister Google lernen?

Ralph, danke fuer deinen Bericht im KWM, dem ich mich erst morgen widme.
Reply Chris
1:57 PM on February 17, 2020 

MERVI - we had a very nice sunset with coloured clouds.
We are back to normal with the temperatures, about 10.
The river still has highwater, we had much rain last night.
Rain is very good for our woods: last winter was too dry.
Lets hope, we will have a decent summer this year. It
would be fine for us and mother nature too. :)

Ich bin an der Bar fuer einen Drink - und dann Krimi Time.
Erstaunlicher weise kommen heute einige gute Filme. :)
Reply Mervi
12:19 PM on February 17, 2020 
Ralph - Thank you for the emails! I've already finished the first part. - Your travel plans sound very exciting! Good luck!

Chris - I hope the weather was good during your outdoor tour!

Dave - I think the comedy videos were more entertaining than the car race would have been. :D
Reply DAVE
10:14 AM on February 17, 2020 
Good Morning.

Yesterday's Daytona 500 party was a bit of a failure in that the race was rained out. We sat around and watched comedy videos on YouTube and ate pizza.

I'm going to put my car battery on a charger this morning since I noticed it sounded a little weak yesterday and then finish my electrical repair. I'm going to try and get the video editing app working on my computer this afternoon.

Today it is sunny and -9C so I plan to get out for a nice long walk and enjoy the holiday. I'll BBQ some chicken for dinner tonight.

Have a good Monday.
Reply Chris
8:24 AM on February 17, 2020 
:D 300 :D
Reply Chris
8:23 AM on February 17, 2020 

Vormittags hatten wir Regen.
Jetzt kommt aber die Sonne
raus, so dass ich bald starten
kann - melde mich abends ! :)
Reply ralph
7:47 AM on February 17, 2020 
Mervi Thank you for the comments about Risto. I am still considering a letter to write to him, although it would have to be in German I think. We were all together in Oxford and I am still upset by that so not sure how to handle it
Reply ralph
7:45 AM on February 17, 2020 
I have sent Mervi a few e-mails, sorry to divide them up into so many!
I am making my plans still. I am looking to combine my visits to Germany and Denmark so that I only make two flights rather than four. Instead I would arrive in Denmark go to Bremerhaven then on to Berlin perhaps stopping in Hannover and then return from Dusseldorf. This would be in the last week of March.
Fortunately being in the centre of the UK Kidlington was not so badly hit by the storms but other places have been.
Reply Mervi
6:42 AM on February 17, 2020 
Good morning! Guten Morgen!

We had a little adventure when we went shopping. Suddenly the mall had to be evacuated due to a fire. Fortunately it wasn't a big fire so after a half an hour's wait we could go back and finish the shopping. Although the waiting didn't last so long it was very cold and windy to stay outdoors. Well, I guess some fresh air didn't do any harm ....

Dumba - I'll read the article later. - I have sent a condolence card from Vesa and me and even a card from all the blogger friends in the Knuipe. I agreed with Risto that the best way to honour Mirja's memory is to donate money to an animal sanctuary (for instance Gnadenhof für Bären) instead of flowers. The funeral will be on the 19th of February.

Ludmila - Thanks for the Herkules!

In KWM you'll find Ralph's first report from YWP in Doncaster. I wish everybody a good start of this week!
Reply Dumba
3:36 AM on February 17, 2020 
Good morning DEARs - I'd like to wish you a most pleasant new week.
During our first doggy walk of the day we found it quite mild and the wind was no more as icy as before. Shorty has had her cuddling round early in the morning and her breakfast as well as an a little longer walking round than normally -after that again an extra goodie. Now she is dreaming in her 'Koerbchen'.

When I tried to get some information what has to be respected at a funeral in Finland, I didn't find any helpful answer but I found a site that might be quite helpful for those who might have the intention to visit Finland one day and to make sure not to treten into a Fettnaepfchen (Expresssion: 'In ein Fettnaepfchen treten'):


- - -
I'd like to join the one who asked for KNUDY aka 'knuti-JUDY'.
Also I am a bit concerned about your (hopefully!) WELL BEING!
Please let drop just a little peep!

Same goes for those who are silent already for a while.
Reply Ludmila
2:55 AM on February 17, 2020 
Good morning! Guten Morgen!
Herkules is ready
Reply Ludmila
2:05 PM on February 16, 2020 
Bei uns waren heute sehr wenig Leute im Wald. Es war warm, aber der Wind wurde immer staerker. Jetzt pfeift sehr laut im Wald, der Regen ist auch auf dem Weg.
I will taste the suprise :)
Reply Mervi
1:45 PM on February 16, 2020 
Chris - We have only noticed a heavy wind but it's definitely not a storm. I hope it will stay that way. - No, I haven't seen 'Arctic Circle'. Maybe it's been broadcasted in a channel we can't see. I must keep an eye on the TV schedules.

Dave - I don't understand either the 'charm' of cars driving in circles! :D However, enjoy the company of your friends.

Ludmila - You really are in a very good shape.

Britta-Gudrun - I think it's great, too, that the keepers find ways to keep their beloved animals happy.

Uncle Sergej has prepared a Sunday surprise for us! Shall we dare to try it? :D
Reply Britta-Gudrun
1:38 PM on February 16, 2020 
Mervi, hier ist es etwas windig, aber nicht schlimm.
Die Menschen in den ueberfluteten Regionen in England tun mir sehr leid.

Danke auch an Madame Nini fuer den ueppigen Brunch und deine schoenen Valentinsbilder aus Novosibirsk. Es ist immer schoen zu sehen, wenn die Pfleger ihre Tiere auch zu solchen Tagen ein bisschen verwoehnen. Ich bedauere, dass man davon aus unseren Zoos so gut wie nichts hoert.
Django hinterliess nur ein kurzes wave an dich fuer deine Gruesse und verschwand mit gut gefuelltem Baeuchlein in der Dunkelheit...

Chris, Schoenwetterspaziergaenger gibt es viele, die wahren Helden sind die, die mit ihrem Hund bei Wind und Wetter taeglich unterwegs sind und einige wenige so sportliche wie du. Erhalte dir diese Fitness!

Habt einen gemuetlichen Abend.
Reply Chris
1:09 PM on February 16, 2020 

Unfortunately there were masses of people on the ways today.
Everybody wants to go out, if its warm - I am out every day.
The first daffodils are blooming - its very unusual ! :)

LUDMILA - ich sehe es bei anderen Leuten meines Alters.
Viele sind krank, manche schon tot - es kann schnell gehen.
Man muss jeden Tag geniessen ! :)

MERVI - tonight we have a new series: "Artic Circle". :)
Its a german/finnish production ! Have youi ever heard
of Iina Kuustonen ? She plays the female police-officer.

DAVE - I also do not understand, what is interesting,
to drive in circles with the car - an anachronism. ;)

Ich bin an der Bar fuer einen fruehen Drink ! :)
Reply Ludmila
12:30 PM on February 16, 2020 
Hello folks!
We have the storm again. In the morning it was only the wind. The some trees fell in our forest.
Fitness ist nicht einfach zu behalten. Wir arbeiten auch taeglich dran. Es kann aber etwas passieren und alles ist hin. So freuen wir uns so lange es funktioniert.
I wish you a nice time with the friends
In the winter we often visit the sauna after sport. It helps to relax.
I miss you too
Reply DAVE
11:34 AM on February 16, 2020 
Good Morning.

We received some snow overnight so I have already been out shovelling this morning. It warmed up to 0C today.

This afternoon my friend is having his annual Daytona 500 party. I haven't attended it in years since the race seems to fall on the same long weekend as Family Day. I don't get why people like watching cars drive in circles, but it is a chance to spend some time with friends that I don't see very often.

Now I am going to repair an electrical switch and receptacle, go for a walk and then head over to the party at 2:30PM.

Mervi - Over here the onion outfit is referred to as the "Michelin Man" from the tire company. :)

Have a nice, relaxing Sunday.
Reply Chris
9:15 AM on February 16, 2020 

Very warm temperatures, not too much wind.
I will soon start to a tour on the other side
of the river - sun is shining.

MERVI - how is the storm improving in your region?
My cousin in Schleswig told me, they have strong
wind there...

RALPH - I heard in the radio, that the situation in
Wales and parts of England and also Scotland
is worst. Many floodings - my thaughts are with
the people there.

BRITTA - ja, meine Touren sind das Kapital meines
Lebens - aber Fitness ist nicht selbstverstaendlich.
Das kann sich auch schnell aendern....

KWM muss heute warten bis abends.
See you all later in the evening !
Reply Mervi
7:58 AM on February 16, 2020 
The keepers in Novosibirsk had arranged a nice surprise for GERDA, KAI, NORDI AND SHAUNA on the Valentine's Day. You can now see Arkadij's photos in KWM.
Reply Mervi
6:09 AM on February 16, 2020 
Good morning! Guten Morgen! No storm in sight - not yet anyway!

Ludmila - I'm sure the sauna and the massage made you very relaxed. I remember how wonderful it was to go to sauna after a skiing tour. That was, of course, ages ago in Finland. :D

Chris - I hope we can follow the cubbie in Vienna as well as we've been able to follow Ranzo and even Sisu. Now I'm very curious about Sisu's future .... so far there's no hurry for him to move.

Dave - The 'onion outfits' are to recommend when the weather is very cold. :D

Britta-Gudrun - Uncle Sergej and Madame Nini have done their best to fix a yammy brunch for us. :D

I wish everybody a very cosy Sunday!