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Up, up, and away...

Up, up, and away…

The final countdown.

Three more sleeps, and then I’m up,up and away!!!

I cannot understand how one person can be such a mess of emotions… Super-excited. Stressed. Worried. Sad. Fortunately, I’m not feeling all of that in equal measure!

I am super-excited. I’m starting to pack today, which is not something I normally do. I usually leave the packing to the last day, but this time I can’t help myself. I want to get on that ‘plane, and fly off to far-away places, and of course, to my daughter!!!!! Cannot wait to spend some quality time with her, to see where they live, and how. And of course, to explore new places (for me!) with her and her hubby.

I am stressed. I haven’t traveled on my own for a very long time, and it is a veeeeeeerrry long trip… Another reason why I am starting to pack now, is for the fear of forgetting important things, which stresses me out too. And I’ve got a few important things to do here before I go, and I’m not sure I’ll get it all done.

I’m worried. I do believe that I’m the only one that can look after my cattle the way I do! I know I’m probably wrong, but that’s just the way I feel. I’m worried to leave them and not be there if something goes wrong.

And I am a little sad. It’s sad that I have to leave my SO* here and go off on my own. He is the reason why I haven’t traveled on my own for so long. I know I will miss him terribly.

But all in all, I’m ready to go! Its been some time since I’ve been off to explore a new country, and Canada has been on my list of ‘places to see’! And I’m sure that once the wheels of the ‘plane leave the ground, I’ll be all excited, and forget to be stressed, or worried. Maybe just a little sad…

SO* Significant other


Newsflash II: a dream come true

Remember a while ago I said that I’ve got so much to tell you? And then I told you the first bit of news? Well, it’s time for the second bit of news…

I’m sorry, but I can’t tell you softly:


I am just SO excited, I can’t find the words to describe it. It was my SO’s idea. We both love travelling, and we both haven’t done any travelling for a very long time, so he decided that we must see if we can have a White Christmas.

We haven’t got the whole trip planned yet, since we’re going to be driving ourselves and we want to be free to chop and change and go where we feel, when we feel like it.

We are flying to Frankfurt, and from there we’re driving down to meet my daughter in Munich, and from there we’ll probably go through Austria, down to the north of Italy, and through Switzerland back to Germany. We have booked a lovely place (we hope!) for Christmas – It is high up in the Swiss Alps, with gorgeous views, and we’re really hoping our dream of a White Christmas will come true. If it doesn’t, that’s also OK, I mean how can it not be?

These are of course not pictures I took, I had to ‘borrow’ them from the guesthouse’s site, just to give you an idea of where we’ll be Christmas!


The guesthouse in the mountains.



The View.

So there you have it! The final bit of my big news. 🙂


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I’ve had a busy couple of weeks. And I find myself once again trying to catch up on all your posts. If it seems as if I’ve disappeared off the face of the earth, I haven’t, and I’ll try my best to catch up!








Scary Tree Person

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A while ago Cindy did a post on Ents, after she and Mike saw a tree that looked like one of Tolkien’s creatures. It reminded me of pictures I took some time ago on the farm. When I saw this ‘tree person’, Lord of the Rings immediately came to mind. I don’t know if it is only me, but I see a fierce tree man scaring intruders away from his forest.

Don’t you DARE come any closer!!! 🙂

I’m very excited and I’ve got so much to tell you guys, but for tonight this is all you’re getting! 🙂


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I am SO excited!!! 🙂

New life arrived on the farm today. No, no new calf – yet. We’re still waiting for that happy event to take place (not patiently, I might add…)

Something equally big happened – our first bull arrived!!!! (Which is also the reason we named him Adam – first man created, father of all mankind; our Adam – first bull on our farm, hopefully forefather of many!)

I contacted a very big stud farmer a month ago, and I went to see what his farm is all about. We are interested in a certain breed of cattle, namely Huguenot, which was specifically bred for the area we live in. I saw The Bull there that day, and we went and fetched him today.

Here is a picture of Adam when I fell in love with him on the farm he was born on. He is a three year old Huguenot bull, with (we believe/hope) huge genetic potential to give us lots of gorgeous calves.


Adam was understandably a bit skittish after he arrived, and he didn’t want to pose for pictures. I tried to get a stunning picture of this beautiful creature in his new environment, but these next two photographs were all I could get out of him. Together with the bad light, I couldn’t get any good shots, but despite that, don’t you agree that he is a gorgeous animal?

Grumpy Adam.

Adam and co.


Oh, and after we went back later to see if he settled in, I turned around to get back into the car, and saw this…


Once again, I’m totally disappointed in my full moon photograph, but I had to try, and the colours work, even if the moon doesn’t. ( I think…)

Until we chat again, be blessed. I know I am. 🙂

***PS. How weird and unpredictable is life…I grew up in a city, I’ve always been a total city mouse, and here I am, totally excited and thrilled about our new bull!!!