New ears !….137-11

August 26, 2009

After 10 years Yara decided that it was time of getting rid of her “Dombo ears” and we decided to do it not the traditional way whereby the cartilage is completely cut and then reduced to get a better shape. We went to Dr. Merck in Konstanz who uses another method whereby with 4 stiches the missing fold in the ear is builded. this is done in a 1,5 hour operation and you don’t have to stay in the hospital but you can go directly home.

we’re very pleased with the result although in the first night Yara wanted her old ears back because of the pain 😦 Even today she complained that now she can’t put her hair behind her ears anymore like before πŸ™‚


just before the operation where I had to join until she sleeps…she chose me as she was worried about mother who was more worried…


2 hours after the operation were we had to buy some new Pandora chains as a present for this…..and mother also got one for being brave πŸ™‚


the next morning, happy as you can be πŸ™‚


little bit blue and red which will dissapear after 1 to 2 weeks…still hurts a little bit.


not really important this time but also in the Tulip Inn Hotel in Konstanz the paper was hanging correctly which makes the total now 137-11 πŸ™‚


well dear Alex, as you claim Air France are the only ones hanging the paper correct I can tell you that the French hotels disagree and hang it super correct. πŸ™‚

this was done with the help of my daughter who was with my wife for 3 days in Paris at the All seasons Chateau Landon. As she knows this blog she decided to take this picture for me.


well, as the company moved from Waterloo to La Hulpe (or Terhulpen as the flamish call it) I decided this time not to stay at the “plastic fantastic” Ibis in Waterloo but in the Panorama Hotel in Overijse which gives me an advantage as there they speak Flemish (Dutch) and not French like in Waterloo. πŸ™‚

if you want to see our office take a look at this. Happy our next team meetingΒ  is on September 2nd on not the 11th πŸ™‚,4.487167&spn=0.001018,0.003144&z=19

anyhow, the hotel is build in the 60 and looks like that (including the smell) nevertheless the rooms are huge and a nice view on the tennis court and WiFi works although it is not FOC. but….the paper hangs correct which is the most important.

Bett overijse

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your turn Alex πŸ™‚


Hoofddorp NH Hotel 134-11

August 10, 2009

OK, on the road again and as expected the paper is also hanging correct πŸ™‚


more funny was the fact that I was driving on the Dutch Highway A2 when I was overtaken by an undercover policecar which immidately showed the sign “Police Follow” I was wondering as I only did 10KM/H too fast but then I saw the Suzuki which was pulled over.

what was the fun of this? well the police car was an Opel Corsa πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

pity I didn’t have my camera next to me…

we have been here before and this time we took some friends with us to join the good food, the wine and the fun. before we went to Prichsenstadt we first went to the Vogelsburg near Volkach which gives you a spectacular view over the Main river which makes a big turn here.

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then we went to the other side of Volkach to visit Maria im Weingarten ( Maria in the Winegarden) which has a Maria status inside the church made from a single tree….walking up there with 33 degrees celcius looking at the 13 stations of Jesus is no fun…

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pretty impressive when you realize it was made from a single tree.

we then went to Prichsenstadt and first walked through the town where I found this funny thing…are they supporting children to smoke because they are hanging the cigarette machine so low? πŸ™‚

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in the evening we had too much food and faaaaar too much wine πŸ™‚ but what I really liked was the guy closing the lights in the evening coming around and making his speech.

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was that all? no! just for Frau von Panzer another good hanging paper πŸ™‚

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tomorrow in Hoofddorp, let’s see what the NH Hotel says πŸ™‚

It’s good to have some helping hands when you don’t travel yourself. πŸ™‚

Danny travelled all the way from Tel Aviv to Rexburg Idaho in the US just to make this picture at the Best Western Inn. What a great country where they also realize that there is only one way to hang the paper. πŸ™‚


Alex, is this worth double points?