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At Arcen there was also the ever-popular falconry display.

Pictures: )
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On Good Friday we made the trip down to the town of my father's childhood to visit family.

The weather turned out much better than expected and so we showed the kid some of the sights connected to the river.
River craft )


Apr. 12th, 2014 07:19 pm
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No, not the fandom kind.

Cargo )
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When you're a kid everything is just so big and when you return as a grown-up to a place that you last visited when you were little it is sometimes hard to recognize, because now the houses and trees and streets seem so small.

River )

The kid took pictures, too, some of which are better than mine.
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Here are more Carnival pictures - this time with more costumes that are not uniforms.

Mostly waterbased creatures )
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..nor has it pancakes.

Traditionally, it is called Violet Tuesday (after the flowers, not the colour).

This year, we went to the big parade in town and of course I took pictures.

It took me a while to crop and tinker, so that I can share some of them with you.

German Carnival is frequently a very serious thing, and often not very creative costumewise. I was pleasantly surprised regarding the outfits (helped by the motto) and see for yourself whether anyone had fun.

Veilchendienstagszug )


Mar. 1st, 2014 01:28 pm
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The people designing exam questions are mean:

There are six words and seven definitions. If you answer everything correctly and then get to no. six (exercise) you have two choices left:

C activity you do to stay fit


H a short period of training

This is an exam for the students who are leaving school with basic qualifications and yes, English is their second (or in some cases third) language.

I am expected to only accept C.

That's splitting hairs, right?


Feb. 16th, 2014 08:26 pm
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We went to a local castle plus museum several Sundays ago and I got a kick out of this:

I think mostly for the use of descriptive adjectives - the 'press' in 1642 knew how to sell a story.

Read more... )


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