December 30, 2010

Today was race day and our daughter managed 4th place but she didn’t really care… I guess she getting different interests at the age of 12…



December 30, 2010

This is a very old cultural ritual from Austria. These scary looking masks should chase the winter away. There were approx. 200 of them parading through the streets with big bells making enormous noise and hitting people with their brooms and wips.

time for another panorama picture

update about our Cologne friend who had a flat tyre which is now repaired. Unfortunately he forgotten that we have winter and therefore his car fountain water isn’t able to cope with -10 degrees which meant that on his way to Austria he had to stop 5 times to clean his windscreen. We are telling him for 4 days to stall his car in any garage to defrost his water but he didn’t… Today I took a look at his car as at some cars you can dismanntle the water box…which isn’t the case on the bloody Mercedes. I wish him good luck on his way back to Cologne ๐Ÿ™‚

Another Day In Paradize

December 29, 2010

Today is my lazy day, the girls are skiing and I did some shopping, wrote some cards and checked my inbox. Lucky enough most people are on vacation so not a lot to work on. Reading some newspapers and just chilling my style.

Tonight we will see the โ€œPerchtenโ€ which are scary looking creatures running around chasing the winter away. There will be 200 of these and Iโ€™m looking forward to see how my daughter reacts to them as I know some local people who are actually hiding for them. ๐Ÿ™‚

Right now doing some reseach on Salzburg as we will go to Salzburg on Sunday. Itโ€™s funny, weโ€™re coming here for 4 years now and Salzburg is around the corner but we never went thereโ€ฆ

For the rest I made some typical winter pictures

we are a bunch of people from all directions and 2 of them drive Mercedes. Half a year ago we all met in Cologne for a come together and the family from the Francfort area came later as they had a flat tyre.

This time the Cologne family parked their car just to find out that they have a flat tyre. Well what can you expect from a city who also completely fail in Football. ๐Ÿ™‚

ย last but not least a nice panorama view

This morning I opened my email and there was an email from my brother who is currently in Willingen-Germany.

The mail started with “sorry” so I already knew what would come as fortunately the paper was hanging wrong so I will never go to this hotel ๐Ÿ™‚

Filzmooserhof 235-20

December 26, 2010

Finally real vacation, again skiing in Filzmoos-Austria. Due to the weather condition we decided to leave a little bit earlier which was 01:30 and then against all expectations we arrived 6 hours later. So we were the first ones to arrive, got the same room as last year, I got the same skiing shoes as last year and at 12:00 we were done with everything (room/skies/passes/etc)

at 15:30 we will start skiing, let’s see how it goes…. First time I borrowed a helmet.

ooh yeah, like every year the paper was hanging proper and the sun also arrived ๐Ÿ™‚


lovely to see how many traffic jams there currently are on the way to Austria ๐Ÿ™‚


December 25, 2010

when things go wrong they really go wrong. My Blackberry lost and my HD crashed. Company was super fast in delivering a new BB (which unfortunately didn’t want to activate) and IT was superfast in sending out a new HD (all old data lost ๐Ÿ˜ฆ )

The HD was send out on the 2oth and on the 21st we had massive snow so DHL was excused. The next day it was OK but I can imagine that DHL had double the amount of packages so I fell of the boat as we live in the middle of nowhere.

What I find unacceptable is the fact that on the third day it still didn’t arrive although all streets were free of snow and ice. I called them at 22:00 and blew them to pieces. poor girl, well at least I wished her a lovely Christmas. ๐Ÿ™‚

On day 4 the HD finally arrived, what a Christmas gift… My daughter asked me why I didn’t wish him a Merry Christmas….Well my dear, have an educated guess.

So yesterday and today ruining my days with finding the bits and pieces to set it all up again. I guess the next weeks I will find out what is missing.


that’s what they call an Express delivery…..NOT…

Women & Mushrooms

December 24, 2010

Yesterday evening my wife took my car and when she returned she attached the snow canvas to the windscreen. This morning I looked outside as it started to snow again. I called my wife and, “Darling, something is wrong here” ๐Ÿ™‚
funny enough here name starts with an A. Look on the hood ๐Ÿ™‚

A couple of weeks ago she returned from a trip to Holland where she found a box to grow your own mushrooms. You take the whatever material and soak it with water. Then place it at a warm space for a week. After that you put soil on top of it and leave it another week at a warm place. Then it goes down the cellar where there is no light and cool temperatures. Look how they exploded!

What’s funny is the fact that you are so used to buy mushrooms that your first thought is; “Can you eat them” ๐Ÿ™‚

always nice to have friends who remind you that your BlackBerry died…


half an hour later a dear colleague send me the same clip.

everybody a Merry Christmas

How do I feel?

December 22, 2010

I still don’t have a working BlackBerry and the new HD for my laptop is still somewhere between HQ and my little village which means that I’m working on an old laptop with no data.

so how do I feel, I guess like below…