Moin moin !
(salutation in East Frisian dialect)
After one week of idleness and relaxation I'm back from East Frisia. Most of you might not know East Frisia. It's a part of Germany at the North Sea Coast known for tidal flat, nautical tradition, Pilsener beer and a very special kind of folk music called Shanty (view example). However it's a very popular holiday destination because of its quietness and lonesomeness here and there.My family and me spent seven days there on a nice little farm called Hof Itzen. It's a small farm which runned livestock farming until 2011. Since then Anneliese Itzen and here kind husband do Bed and Breakfast only. However they're having some chickens still that provide fresh eggs every day. Additionally there is a pony and a Frisian horse which are held for riding. Unfortunately our daughter has been a bit young for pony riding.
Nevertheless we spent some really great time there and I can only recommend this hostel!
Since my wife and daughter are taking a three weeks of rehab on Langeook Island from now on I returned home alone this afternoon. Although it was hard to leave my dears behind at the ferry, a kind of elation arose when I reached our humble home: Three weeks grass widower... Three weeks time for modelling, painting, watching sports... Although I'm already missing my wife and daughter I'm confident of finding a way to deal with the parting. This evening I started with a nice bottle of Belgian beer, a large plate of French fries and a movie my wife would never ever watch and -to be honest- which wasn't worth two hours of my life... (Punisher: War Zone by the way).
Therefore the next three weeks are packed with tasks:
- Exploit about 350 pictures from vacation
- Write a report about our visit at the German Navy Museum
- Visit Crisis at Antwerp and write a report about the trip
- Finish the next Highlanders for the Black Watch
- Finish the Hussars' horses
- Proceed with the new gaming board
- Play some games
- Clean the flat before the wife returns
I'll try to keep you well informed so stay tuned!
Here's a little teaser about the Navy Museum:
Since there's the former German destroyer Mölders at anchor as museum ship, we were able to visit the whole ship. Unfortunately they seem not to have cut all important wires. So a little mishap occured when Viktoria inspected the bridge: