A year before

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Flag Pole

When we left Germany more than 2 years ago Marcus stumbled over this Flag Pole for 20Eur in Lidl and finally we had some time to put it in:

We can fly the German flag, the Hansa Rostock flag (will be up tomorrow ;)) and also the Mecklenburg Flag. We now just need to get one from here 😀

Xmas Video

Blessed & Merry Christmas 2016

Hello family and friends,

it is this time of the year again and this year we’ll just give you a little summary of what we were up to 🙂

Before we start – we wish you all a blessed and merry Christmas and a good slide into the new year 2017. We’ve been waiting for the school holidays as Marcus’s Mum and brother will arrive in less than a couple of weeks and we’ll all have a great break after a very busy 2016.

The beginning of last year we celebrated in Sydney. We stayed at Alexis’s house for almost two weeks and enjoyed the views & some of NSWs nice beaches.

Holiday in Sydney

In March – Marcus was alone at home with 4 kids – as Claudia and Max went to a St. John’s camp:

Marcus (and Kids) alone at home

Marcus also got a new bike in March 😉 – new motorbike

In April the busy sports season started – man – Niclas had sometimes 4 games per weekend and training every day during the week. Vicki did Netball & dancing and Max also played football. Together with the music lessons they are getting after school this almost brought us over the edge. But after all – the kids love it…

In June we finally got to have a few days off and we went up north:

holidays at cable bay

This was followed by another busy season and bam – 10 more weeks past and we went up to cable bay again:

Cable bay 2nd take

At the end of October – Claudia stopped working with Porse as she found a great job as a day care centre chef close by. That though meant that everyone got even busier as she’s now working everyday from 10 – 2pm – but she’s had a great impact there already after only 6 weeks and loves it being back at work.

And finally a listing of all the concerts and shows our kids were doing this year:

first concert

Vicki performing at Fathersday Mass

second concert

Vicki’s Dance show

Let’s hope next year is not as busy for all of us 😉

Vicki's Jazz Dance show

After about 6 months of Jazz Dance classes – Victoria had her first show together with her school friends Isla and Lucy.

Here a couple of videos from the show – first video she’s in the last row on the left

second video she’s in the middle of the group:

holidays in Cable Bay - the second

It was the last day at home for us after we already had a few days of school holidays. It was Wednesday and we went on a 4 Hour Drive up north again – just like last time.

On the way we went to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds were we went on a guided tour. The local Maori guide showed us all around we saw a big Waka and the house where the treaty was negotiated and the best was at the end – a real Maori show with a welcoming ceremony (which was dangerous as the Maori’s wanted to see if we want to fight them) a Haka and lot’s of singing and dancing.
At the end we got a price (Niclas, Max, me & Cecilia) as we answered out some quiz questions.

Then we went on a big drive (1 hour) we were so surprised when we arrived after a little while only.
Niclas and Max went to the car to get the bags out. The first night we slept in the room next to the room of mum and Dad, while my big bothers wer sleeping downstairs beside the garage. I got to watch TV but sadly I wasn’t allowed to watch to the end as the movie was too long.

The day after we went to the beach and we had a day on the beach while unfortunately Mum & Luke wer sick – at the beach we were building a dam at a little river and a boy with his body-board helped us to build it by putting the sand on that.

The next day we went to my friend Laura and we went to a mud field and we had to go bare-feet in the mud and then we had to go and wash my feet. Laura and I then made a play-world out of palms and plants that we called Flip Flop Wonderland.

The last full day of our holidays, Mum and Luke were finally feeling a little bit better and we went to a nice beach where we spent half the day at a really nice beach with lots of little islands in the bay where we played in the sand.

On Sunday we went back home and had a nice lunch in the flying Moa restaurant.

Love Victoria

Königs-Concert 2016 – take 2

Vicki performing again