Dienstag, 13. Januar 2009


I have to tell you: I have been very happy lately. December and January have just been great. Me in December, being happy on the balcony of our beach house in Malibu.Malibu always puts me in a great mood. Even when I am inside the beach house.Me, smiling after a night out in Munich with really good friends of ours, Kerstin and Wolfgang.LOVE this picture. The lady in black is my girlfriend FOREVER and this was at the party when her husband turned to be a professor in December. As you can see, my life has been quite nice lately, as I traveled and met wonderful people!
Love Svenja

Sonntag, 4. Januar 2009

What traveling does for children

There are times when you think your children will never grow up. They are fighting with each other as soon as you leave the room, won't dress themselves and leave you dizzy, as you are explaining things over and over again. And then, there are other times. Times, when you are traveling and your children do nothing but surprise you. I couldn't believe it when I read a book for 2 hours straight as they were playing in the living room in the morning. This is, what else my children did on our New Years trip to Ireland:Stand in a milk parlor and help milk the cows for 2 hours straight.Act very relaxed and not shy at all in a new location with nothing but strangers - even eat their pancakes and enjoy the whole experience.
Go on a little trip with one of those English speaking gals you have not seen before in your life. This was my sons' first trip with someone he hasn't known for ages. Their only shared word was "tractor", but that lasted a while. Thanks for doing this Mike!
Being easy to handle in a plane for 2 1/2 hours. See how I am patting his back - I was nothing but happy.Dancing on a beach out of pure joy. I love you, princess.

Ireland, revisited

If you haven't been there yet, I strongly recommend going. Have I ever met more people who are open-minded, up for something new and love adventures? No. Have I ever seen greater hospitality? Surely not. This has been a blast again and I just want to give you some picture impressions:Land of beauty - very romantic secenery, wild and calming at the same time.Ireland beaches - obviously the place to have fun and go family.
Hospitality - it is unbelievable how nice total strangers will be. Try it!
Adventures around every corner. Mystic landscape and interesting people: to die for.And last but not least - the girl who makes it all happen: my dear friend Grett. Thanks for opening your door and your heart. You are one of a kind!
Love Svenja