Sunday, July 21, 2013

Lilse Bergen

This morning we we went to the Lilse Bergen. The weather forecast was 32°C, and it was...  Great place, the kids love the playgrounds located in the water.

Nice beaches and even if it was very crowded, it was OK and not too much.

When I am writing this, Marie und Steffen are at the airport waiting for their flight home. I hope you had a great time. I know we and especially the lids had a great time with you guys, thanks.
See you in Berlin.


Yesterday Marie und Steffen took the kids to the cinema. The two eldest boys alreday saw despicable me II, so they went to see Monster University and the had a great time. Funny movies, but not much 3D...


Friday, July 19, 2013


 Marie, Steffen and the kids went to the Zilvermeer, a recreational park not far from our home to have a swim and some time in the sun.

They also brought something with them that is a big hype in Berlin, we hadn´t heatd from it, but it is fun: a slackline...

I think it looks like a giant stowline from a truck, but it is sort of a line where you have to balance yourself and do tricks, but it looks easier than it is. But I must admit, it is great fun and puts a smile on your face when your are confronted with your inbalance.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Summer of Antwerp

Yesterday our former au pair Marie and her boyfriend came over to Belgium to spent some time with our family.
So afetr work, we all went to ANtwerp to have a bit to eat and when we arrived in the center we, saw this strange contraption in front of teh Central Station, OK, the boys saw it. So afetr diner, we went over to see what it was and it turned oyt to be an inflatable structure that you can enter. So we did.

It is called Miracoco and it is made by Architects of air.

The colors and light inside the structure are the effects of daylight and of of artificial lighting. It is completely handmade.

 Inside they play music by David Bickley and you are allowed to lay down or sit within the structures.

 Remember, no artificial lithing, It is truely wonderful and amazing.

And this is what it looks like on the outside. So if you are in Antwerp or in teh vicinity this summer, stop by, it is really spectacular and the entrance fee is only €2, so that is OK, you can stay as long as you want, but don´t forget your camera like I did, these are all made with my smartphone.

Sunday, July 14, 2013


Yesterday we spent the afternoon on the beach. Well the kids spent their time on the beach and in the water and we stayed in the beach restaurant. And as you can see, we were not alone. This little bird like the cokkie we got with our coffee.
The weather was great and we had a great time, it almost felt like summer :-)

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Sunday, July 07, 2013

Birthday Boy

Yesterday we celebrated son#3 birthday. It was one of the firt real warm days as you can see... But he had a grat day, as did we, BBQ, cake, sun, what more can we want.

And as you may or may not see, we had a Skylander cake... Son#3 is into skylanders at the moment, so we had the local backery  make a skylander cake.
We all had a lovely day. Today we didnt do much, cleaned up and slept in the garden in the shade...