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Happy Summer time to everybear and everybody!

Posted by Mervi on June 4, 2020 at 11:20 AM





Collage by Mervi, Original Knut by Hartmuth

Dear friends! This Summer will be as 'strange' as the Spring was. I hope the sweet memories of the Super Summer 2007 will help us to stay in a good mood!


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Reply Ludmila
4:39 PM on July 3, 2020 
Hello friends!
We are on holiday. Today we visited the zoo Nuernberg with MoniK. It was great.
Hugs all around.
Reply Mervi
11:46 AM on July 3, 2020 
Ralph - I'm glad to hear that KWM is so important to you. I hope there are even others finding my magazine interesting - especially in times like this. - What a pity I never could see Inuvik as a baby bear but hopefully I'll be able to see a teenager sooner or later.

Yeo - Thank you for the lovely card with Pit and Paule!
Reply ralph
11:41 AM on July 3, 2020 
Mervi
The latest problem here is that even when we are allowed to travel it is going to be difficult if not impossible to get travel insurance. This is awkward because everywhere faces the risk of a sudden lockdown if there are more cases of Covid locally.
So, I am going to need Knutis Weekly because although I have Facebook you are the only person who edits the stories across such a wide range of places and authors. I only have a certain allowance on my phone each day for Internet.
So, Mervi you have to keep going for me.
I was so hoping to get to see Kati one last time.
Reply Mervi
9:23 AM on July 3, 2020 
Dear friends! Now I'm back and the editor's room is calling. There's so much new stuff now that the zoos are open again. Of course, the baby bears have the lead roles but you're going to meet even some older friends during the next few days.

As many of you have already noticed today's contribution in KWM comes from Monika aus Berlin. You can see a charming report of Pit's and Paule's adventure. :D
Reply Mervi
5:37 AM on July 3, 2020 
Good morning! Guten Morgen! After the 'spoiling day' things are back to normal again so I must run some errands today. :D

I'm overwhelmed by all the kind birthday greetings here, in KWM, in the Backroom and in FB. Thank you also for the nice emails!

I'll be back later today. Now I wish everybody a most pleasant Friday!
Reply Britta-Gudrun
4:45 AM on July 3, 2020 
Guten Morgen!

Nanu, sls Langschlaeferin bin ich heute dennoch die Erste.

Mervi, ich hoffe, du hast das neue Lebensjahr gut angefangen und mit einen Lieben ordentlich gefeiert. Ein bisschen Sonnenschein war bestimmt auch dabei, denn das Wetter war besser als die Vorhersage.

Annemarie, dein Geburtstagsbild ist sehr schoen und wie jugendlich Madame Nini trotz ihrer elf Kids immer noch aussieht.- sensationell!

Ich wuensche einen schoenen Tag mit der Aussicht auf das Wochenende!
Reply ralph
2:06 PM on July 2, 2020 
Dear Mervi and Vesa
Hope you are having.a wonderful day.
Reply Leti
11:59 AM on July 2, 2020 
Dear Mervi,
I wish you a very happy birthday. Best wishes to you.
Reply Mervi
11:26 AM on July 2, 2020 
Dear friends! Thank you all for your kind birthday greetings to me! They are all very much appreciated. I will comment them more tomorrow. I'm having a peaceful birthday with my little family and both Vesa and the cats are spoiling me with all kinds of things. :D

I wish you a very pleasant TDT! See you later - or tomorrow!
Reply Annemarie Berta
10:24 AM on July 2, 2020 
Herzlichen Glueckwunsch zum Geburtstag, liebe Mervi! Hab heute einen wunderschoenen Tag und fuer das neue Lebensjahr wuensche ich Dir alles erdenklich Gute!
Vom gesamten KBT soll ich auch ganz lieb gratulieren. Sie sind sehr gluecklich mit ihrer Chefin und werden Dir am Sonntag mit Hilfe von Onkel Sergej an der Gitarre zu Deinen Ehren ein Staendchen bringen, das ich auf Video aufzeichnen und Dir dann uebermitteln soll. So der Plan :-).
Onkel Sergej und seine Goettergattin Nini haben mir eine Geburtstagskarte fuer Dich zum Hochladen gegeben (im Back Room). Sie haben ein paar Bluemchen fuer das Geburtstagskind!
Reply ralph
6:56 AM on July 2, 2020 
Happy Birthday Mervi!
Reply Chris
6:03 AM on July 2, 2020 
:) HAPPY BIRTHDAY - DEAR MERVI :)
Du bist ein echtes finnisches Sommerkind !
Reply Ludmila
5:02 AM on July 2, 2020 
Happy Birthday, dear Mervi!
I wish you a wonderful day.
May all your wishes go true
Reply Dumba
4:30 AM on July 2, 2020 
M E R V I
Hopefully this morning was a cool sunny one for you with happy feelings!
May Corona further curve wide away around you (and all you other lovelies as well!). Wishing you a most pleasant day among YOUR deares lovelies VESA, KNimmi and KNalle(r)!
Should you get a little free time from accepting birthday calls and post and 'Corona-distance-apprpriate-KNUTi-style hugs', you may like to have a look into the 'Back Room' :-)

Auch Euch ALL/en wuensche ich einen wunderschoen sonnig-warmen, aber nicht zuu heissen Sommertag!
Reply patricia roberts
2:53 AM on July 2, 2020 
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Mervi. I am sure that Vesa, Nalle and Mimmi will spoil you today. Wishing you all the best.
Yesterday night, we had lots of rain. I don't think that I will have to give water to the plants during the coming week (unless we get another heat wave). But later in the aftrnoon, sun came back. Because of the rain and the colder temperatures, my cats are also mostly inside, but Fleur is taking her morning walk.
Yesterday, I went back to the office to clean-up my desk. It was a bit of a strange feeling to be there after 3,5 months, but it was nice to see my colleagues. However, on my way back home, I realized that I certainly do not regret of being retired. First thing that everybody was saying was that I am looking so relaxed.
Need to do some cleanng now in the kitchen. See you all back later today.
Reply Britta-Gudrun
2:29 AM on July 2, 2020 
Guten Morgen!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, liebe Mervi!
Lass dich ordentlich feiern Zuhause und hier in der Knuipe.
Ich habe heute zwei Termine und melde mich erst am Nachmittag wieder.
Reply Yeo
2:15 AM on July 2, 2020 
Good morning dear all!

Dear Mervi! Happy Birthday to you!

Herkules and a Special Birthday-breakfast are ready.
Enjoy your meal!

I wish you all - special Mervi - a wonderful Day!
Reply Ludmila
3:41 PM on July 1, 2020 
Britta-Gudrun
Ich hoffe deiner Nachbarin geht es wieder gut.
Ralph
Let us hope for the better times
Mervi
We got the rain in the afternoon. Minka is inside now. I hope she will stay at home in the night.
Chris
Bei uns ist kalt und nass geworden.
Reply Mervi
2:37 PM on July 1, 2020 
Chris - I know people want to be outdoors as much as possible.

Ludmila - Minka knows the best place for a good night's sleep. :D

Britta-Gudrun - You really have been a good Samarian today. Your neighbour is lucky to have you living so near!

Ralph - I only hoped to see Nöel's baby in Copenhagen but I guess she will not be a cub when I have a chance to meet her 'live'. - By the way, one of the Swedish channels started to show 'Cheers' again and just like our Knuipe it's a place where 'everybody knows my name'. :D

The weather is a bit cooler now but I hope for more rain. The nature really needs it. Maybe tomorrow.
Reply ralph
12:16 PM on July 1, 2020 
A gloomy few days in England. It is increasingly clear that because we have a lot of urban centres with poor housing and families from many cultures crowded together. So we are likely to see lots of local "lockdowns" at short notice. Doncaster is one such area.
With no cure or vaccine in sight, Covid rather like Typhus and Dyptheria before World War 2 will become a feature of life.
My travel.plans remain purely on paper.
My main regrets are not being able to visit Kati and Flockes three cubs. Other places can always be visited later.
I dont like using Apps on my phone for tickets as they can often fail or the phone run out of life at a crucial moment.
Oh well at least I can surf at home (battery charger gets a lot of use)