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Die Knuipe

Welcome Winter season!

Posted by Mervi on November 5, 2021 at 5:30 PM





Dear friends! Maybe November isn't exactly a Winter month for you but because it has already been snowing in many places I hereby declare the Winter season in our Knuipe opened!

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Reply Mervi
5:14 PM on November 29, 2021 
Dear friends! A hand resting day again so I just wish everybody a good night and sweet dreams. See you tomorrow!
Reply Ludmila
10:47 AM on November 29, 2021 
Dumba
Ich glaube die Faechertauben gehoeren zu der Familie Krontauben. Ist auch nicht wirklich wichtig. Sie sehen sehr schoen aus.
Reply Dumba
10:35 AM on November 29, 2021 
Und schon konnte ich ueber KWM . neben der Freude schoener TIERanblicke durch SuperFotos von Petra Ballon . Neues lernen:
1) dass es FAECHERTAUBEN und KRONTAUBEN gibt, die sich wirklich SEHR aehnlich sehen. Bisher hatte ich nur von Krontauben gehoert und auch diese nur gesehen, und zwar SclaterKrontauben im Koelner Zoo. Ich haette sie glatt versehentlich in einen Topf geworfen ;-) Deer Unterschied bei den Federn auf dem Kopf ist aber tatsaechlich deutlich :-)
2) dass der ZOO KARLSRUHE offiziell ZOOLOGISCHER STADTGARTEN KARLSRUHE heisst.
Alle Fotos sind wieder super. . . . Zu ZweitSchmeckt Es Einfach Besser ist ein Knueller-Foto: Vogel und Affe futtern, sich gegeuebersitzend aus EINER Schuessel. . . . . Und die zwei CHINALEOPARDEN sind richtige Besucher-FLIRTER!

KWM ist auch immer gut fuer die eine oder andere nostalgische Anwandlung und so freuen sich viele ueber besonders gelungene alte Stories iaus dieser Quelle. Diesmal eine vor acht Jahren entstandene fantastische AdventsErzaehlung ueber die bzw. eine AdventsKonversation zwischen den fantastischen DREI aka GOLDEN GIRLS und einem jungen und einem alten Mann mit entzueckenden Collagen von Mervi.

- - -

I hope very much that you all will have a good first week in ADVENT
and even more important that the CoronaVirus and its several
even more dangereous mutants will body.swerve all of you!
Reply Britta-Gudrun
10:20 AM on November 29, 2021 
Good Afternoon!

Soeben sind fuer eine Weile 1Euro grosse Schneeflocken gefallen, die immerhin auf der Wiese liegenbleiben, aber wer weiss wie lange noch? Immerhin macht sich der November mit kalter Schulter vom Acker.

Trotz aller Warnungen gab es am Wochenende eine Reihe von Weihnachtsmaerkten und wahrscheinlich hatten diese auch schon den neuen Corona Virus irgendwo im "Gepaeck". Die Suedafrikareisenden haetten so lange dort bleiben muessen, bis sie eindeutig als "clean" haetten zurueckreisen duerfen. Ihre uebersturzte Rueckreise nach Bekanntwerden des neuen Virus bezahlen demnaechst wieder viele coronakonforme Mitbuerger mit dem Leben und damit meine ich nicht die Ungeimpften, mit denen ich sowieso kein Mitleid haette - uebrigends genausowenig wie mit den Reisewahnsinnigen.
So, das musste mal raus!
Reply Leti
7:52 AM on November 29, 2021 
Mervi-Yes, there are Christmas lights and decorations in Thessaloniki. We decorate not only Christmas trees but also Christmas boats. If you google "Christmas boats", you will see some pictures.
Reply Chris
7:23 AM on November 29, 2021 
GUTEN TAG

The first snowflakes arrived in our region.
But its too warm on the ground, to stay
for the white stuff. ;)

I wish everybody a happy new week,
although its becoming stormy and cold.
Reply Mervi
6:45 AM on November 29, 2021 
Good day! Guten Tag!

Ludmila - Here the sun is shining but it's getting colder and colder. I don't mind ... :D

In KWM you can meet CHARLOTTE and many other sweet animals in the KARLSRUHE ZOO in Petra Ballon's report.

I wish everybody a pleasant Monday and a good new week. Oh bear, the Advent time is already here! Take care!
Reply Ludmila
4:03 AM on November 29, 2021 
Good morning! Guten Morgen!
It is grey, wet and cold outside. Herkules is ready
Reply Mervi
3:29 PM on November 28, 2021 
Leti - Are the Christmas lights shining bright in Thessaloniki, too?

Ralph - I remember how fun it was to make stories of Knut and the Golden Girls. Now I have not the same kind of inspiration anymore.

Britta-Gudrun - The competitions took place - only a little delayed so I've been very busy on the ski tracks. :D

Dave - I'm sure your mother is always happy to be with you and your brothers. I hope the pizzas are delicious. - We will decorate our Christmas tree in good time before Christmas, too.

Ludmila - Thanks for the nice photo!
Reply Ludmila
2:10 PM on November 28, 2021 
Dear friends!
I wish you all a wonderful 1. Advent!

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Patricia
I am glad you are in the good mood. We started to feed the birds too. I saw two nuthatches today.
Dave
I wish you a nice time with your Mom, nephew and brothers. I hope you will find a job very soon.
Mervi
Uncle Sergej prepared the drinks for Giovanna*s birthday. Cheers!
Reply DAVE
12:30 PM on November 28, 2021 
Good Afternoon.

It is a cold, grey day with -2C temperatures here in Waterloo. A light snow has been falling since around 8:00PM last night so enough has accumulated on the ground that I will need to clear the sidewalk and driveway.

This afternoon my Mom, nephew and brothers are coming for a visit after 1:00PM. My Mom will want to have a nap in my spare bedroom since she sleeps so well there. When she wakes up she says that she didn't sleep but it is at least 90 minutes after she laid down. Later we'll get a pizza (or 2) for dinner, depending on who stays.

News reports for the day include a predicted 11 cent/liter drop in gasoline prices and a shortage of faux Christmas trees. My tree and door wreath will come out of storage at the beginning of December.

Patricia - I read an article about Canadian patients who are dying because they didn't get their procedures done during the worst of the Covid outbreak. Now the beds are crowded with mostly unvaccinated who also take up all the resources associated with their disease. I may seem harsh, but to me it is almost like committing murder because they know what the consequences of their anti vaccine decisions are and don't seem to care about anyone else..

I wish all of you a nice, peaceful Sunday.
Reply Britta-Gudrun
10:35 AM on November 28, 2021 
Good Afternoon!

An Bella Donna Giovanna sende ich meine allerbesten Wuensche im neuen Eisbaerenlebensjahr und bin gespannt, ob Anita uns wieder ein Geburtstagsvideo schickt.

Mervi, den Abbruch des Sports bei den Temperaturen in Lappland wirst du hoffentlich verschmerzen koennen, denn wenn die Sporter dabei erfrieren, koennen sie gar nicht mehr springen.....

Dave & Patricia, vielen Dank fuer euren ausfuerhlichen Bericht und gute Besserung fuer Davs Mutter!

Am 1. Advent habe ich mich an einen gedeckten Tisch setzen koennen, so kann das weitergehen bis Weihnachten!
Reply ralph
8:39 AM on November 28, 2021 
The story about the Golden Girls was just what I needed to remind me of happier times.
It is very cold here in Oxfordshire but we have not had the storms which have hit the North.
I am sure Anita will tell us about Giovanna's birthday treat in Munich.
Now I must read Dave and Patricia's diary notes here .
Reply Leti
6:38 AM on November 28, 2021 
Ludmila-Thank you for the beautiful photos.
Reply Leti
6:35 AM on November 28, 2021 
Happy birthday Giovanna and Kulu. Best wishes to you.
Happy 1st Advent to everyone.
Reply Mervi
4:59 AM on November 28, 2021 
Good morning! Guten Morgen!

Today we say 'happy birthday' to our Primadonna Assoluta Giovanna and in Minnesota sweet Kulu celebrates his second birthday.

Patricia - You and your brother have opened a real gourmet restaurant for the birds! No wonder they're happy and delighted. - Oh bear, you've seen the first snow flakes. I wonder if we will see any this Winter.

I would have been watching skiing in Ruka in Finland but the temperature is -20 so the competitions have been delayed and maybe cancelled.

I wish you all a happy 1st Advent with on old story with the Golden Girls in KWM. I hope it will make you smile. Take care!
Reply patricia roberts
2:30 AM on November 28, 2021 
Hello, WAKE UP!!!! It is Sunday morning and the sun is not shining.
Actually, the first snow in Belgium is a fact. Here in Everbeek, it started yesterday morning a very little bit, but some parts of Belgium, especially in the Ardennes, there is layer of 10 cm. Well, it will not stay long because the temperatures are too mild.
Needless to say that the little birds are constantly coming for food. My brother is making birdie cake (a mixture of grains, seeds, peanuts, 10% pork lard, 10% cooking oil and 80% ox white) and believe me, the little birds do no longer want the tits balls that one can buy. The definitely prefer their cake. I am also cutting nuts in thin slices (walnuts, pecans, hazelnuts, cashews, peanuts, almonds) and I have to fill their pots at least twice per day.
A few days ago, while doing the ironing and when looking through the window, I saw 4 roe deer running in the fields. Well, I was very lucky because seeing them only took 2 seconds.
Normally, today would have been the babyshower of Scott, little son of Ianto, but due to the new restrictions (as a result of the fourth wave) and the arrival of a new variant of corona, it is cancelled.
Dave, I hope that by now, your mother is doing fine again and that very soon, you will find a new job. Here in Belgium, doctors and hospitals are complaining about the fact that they are obliged to keep the majority of beds available for corona patients and that the normal medical exams and/or treatments are delayed.
What I like the most of this time of the year are the game dishes and the real winter veggies. Last Thursday, I made Brussels sprouts, freshly picked from the garden. In one word: delicious. And today, I will make sirloin of pork, oyster mushrooms and baked Jerusalem artichokes.
Wishing you all a lovely day.
Reply Mervi
4:46 PM on November 27, 2021 
Dumba, Leti, Britta-Gudrun - I guess Wolodja is very special to us all. He simply is a very lovable polar bear male.

Dave - I hope you found a yammy steak! - Thank you for letting me know about the stupid comments in the previous thread!

Ludmila - Very nice photos. They put me in a real Advent mood.
Reply Ludmila
4:04 PM on November 27, 2021 
Tomorrow is the first Advent. We did some decorations in the house

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Then we visited the Christnmas market. It was great

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Reply DAVE
2:14 PM on November 27, 2021 
Mervi - I forgot to mention that there are some obscene messages at the end of the previous thread.