Paluqtaq, Host's home, Germany


Posted Oct 10, 2013, 7:00 am
Today was my birthday!  Very exciting!  I was born!  This is the best!  So, today I went to school with mom in her cool blue backpack.  I was riding in her pocket, but then I jumped to freedom and I nearly got lost!  But a nice stranger brought me back to mom.  Whew.  That was close!

Today was anatomy day, so I studied the anatomy of a cat.  Kind of an odd thing to study. Then we went to the craft store and mom and I looked at cross-stitch magazines. They were interesting, but without thumbs and lengthy arms, I don't really think it's a hobby for me.

Then I came home and read on the iPad a little bit.  I'm reading "The Reason I Jump."  It's a very good book.

Posted Oct 28, 2013, 4:18 pm
Today was a fun day of feeling better.  Mom was in a car accident a few months ago and needs to have massages every Friday to help with the pain. So we visited the massage therapist today.  That was fun.  Then we went grocery shopping.  That was okay, but kinda boring.

Posted Oct 28, 2013, 4:25 pm
Today, my dad gave me a driving lesson.  First he taught me about the gauges, then taught me how to steer (with a little help), then taught me about shifting.  All are important skills to learn how to drive.

Posted Oct 28, 2013, 4:27 pm
We took a trip around Anchorage today.  Didn't take many pictures because it was raining, but here's an update!

Posted Oct 28, 2013, 4:33 pm
Today Mom had to go to the dentist to get a cavity refilled.  It wasn't fun for her, but she did well!!

I looked at a magazine, what are these chainsaws? They look far more effective than teeth.  Perhaps even better?

Then I had a seat in the dentists chair to see what getting teeth worked on would be like.  I think I'll stick to chewing trees.

Posted Oct 28, 2013, 4:36 pm
I went to the post office today.  That was an experience.  Mom told me I would be going there one day to visit another person.  Sounds fun!

Posted Oct 28, 2013, 4:41 pm
Well, today was exciting.  Mom had to go to the hospital to get her finger looked at because she cut it making dinner. I'll spare you the pictures, but as luck would have it, she didn't need stitches!

Posted Nov 13, 2013, 1:11 pm
Mummy mummy mummy....
I'm in Germany!  :cyclops:
I arrived yesterday.  :cyclops:
Another Toyvoyager who is with Susie's quite a while welcomed me. It's BineHH. She is a traveler since a few years and has been to so many places so far. I asked her so many questions all night long and Bine has a lot to tell.  :D

Of course I gave hostmum all the presents I brought.
She sends a big thank you your way.  :D

Bye for now

Your very excited


Posted Nov 14, 2013, 10:54 am
Hi Mum,

since the sun was shining for once (November is usually grey, cold and wet in Germany), host mum took me and BineHH for a walk in Bad Homburg and showed us the ruins of a roman mansion called Villa Ober Eschbach.
I really enjoy spending time with another TV.  :D

Love your


Posted Nov 16, 2013, 2:53 pm
Hi Mummy,

today I had to say goodbye to my new TV friend BineHH. After 3 months with Susie's it's time for her to travel on.
She is on her way to Austria now.

Have fun my friend.


Posted Nov 18, 2013, 2:04 pm
Hey Mum,

how are you? I’m just fine.
Yesterday hostmum took me to an arts & crafts fair in the local community center. All kinds of handmade stuff to see but mostly Christmas decoration.

And since it seems that Christmas season has already started, Susie’s decided that it is about time to start to put up her decoration as well.  :cyclops:
It took us almost all afternoon. But we are not even done yet. Hostmum told me that we’ll put up some more decoration soon.

And how was your weekend?

Love you

Posted Nov 23, 2013, 7:22 pm
Good Evening Mama,

today I helped hostmum to make and bake a cake.
It is called Stollen. Which is typically german Christmas  pastry.
Traditionally it is made with raisin and candied Lemon+orange peel. But Susie's don't like  these ingredients. That's why we made a more modern Version of it with Nougat, coffee and amaretti [Italian almond-flavoured biscuits].
The baked Stollen is covered with melted butter, sliced almonts and lots of powdered sugar.
It's supposed to look like Baby Jesus in his swaddlings.
And now we have to wait for it to cool down before we can eat it.

Can't wait.  :cyclops:

Posted Nov 28, 2013, 10:58 am
Hey there,

last Sunday I had the chance for some sightseeing in the City of Frankfurt/Main.
We started our tour at the old opera which is surrounded by skyscrapers. From there we headed to the building of the stock market with it’s symbol  bull and bear.
Next stop was a sushi restaurant where we had lunch. Yummy yumm.
After lunch we walked to the most famous sight of Frankfurt: The Römer (it is the building with the roof that look like stairs). This place is a very import part of history. Emperors where elected here (of course that was centuries ago). The square in front of the Römer is full  with huts and booths in preparation to one of those famous outdoor German Christmas fairs.
The last sight on our tour was the Eiserner Steg bridge which crosses the river Main. All the colorful locks are put up by couples and meant as a symbol for endless love. How cute.

Love you Mum




Posted Dec 3, 2013, 12:55 pm
Hi Mum,

Sunday was a special day. Because it was the  1st of December and the 1st of Advent (it’s a coincidence that they fall on the same day).
The 1st of December means that we get to start with a special calendar that is used to count or celebrate the days in anticipation of Christmas.
Many take the form of a large rectangular card with "windows" of which there are usually 24: one for each day of December leading up to Christmas Day. One is opened every day leading up to Christmas. The calendar windows open to reveal an image, poem, or  a small gift, such as a toy or a chocolate item. What a nice tradition.
And the first of Advent is always the 4th Sunday that predate Christmas eve. Many Germans celebrate it with a Advent wreath which is made of fir branches some decoration and 4 candles; every Sunday in December, a new candle on the wreath is lit. Unfortunately Susie’s couldn’t get a nice wreath. So she just got some table decoration with one big candle.
But it’s still nice and romantic.   



Posted Dec 3, 2013, 1:11 pm
Yesterday I got to go on a short sightseeing tour at night in the town of Bad Homburg.
We started at the downtown shopping street. Went from there to the castle. Unfortunately we couldn’t see too much of it cause it wasn’t really illuminated and most of the building was hidden behind some kind of construction fence.
On the way back we came by two beautiful churches.

Sending you a biiiiiig hug.

Posted Dec 5, 2013, 9:12 pm
Good evening Mama,

we just came home (pretty late for a work day). But it was worth it. Cause we went to the outdoor Christmas fair in Frankfurt.
So much Food and so many People everywhere. You can buy all kinds of presents there. And everything is illuminated so nicely.

The blurry photos are meant to be that way. Hostmums says it's art. :rolleyes:

Good Night

Posted Dec 10, 2013, 11:02 am
Hey Moma,

we spent all of last weekend in the federal state of Saxony (host mum lives in the federal state of Hesse).Early Saturday morning we took the highspeed InterCityExpress train to the city of Dresden. First we visited a friend and then went to the Christmas market. The one in Dresden is probably the most famous one in all Germany. It even has an own name: It’s called “Striezelmarkt”.
It is really beautiful and it’s spread all over town. Dresden itself is very beautiful. Lots of old and historic buildings. The most famous ones are the Frauenkirche (a church) and the Semperoper (opera).
After more than four hours of sightseeing an Christmas market, it was time to go back to the hotel. Cause we all were so tired.

Love you


Posted Dec 12, 2013, 2:13 pm
Hey Mum,

on Sunday we traveled on from Dresden to the city of Leipzig (which is also in the federal State of Saxony).
Leipzig is famous for its boys’ choir called the “Thomanerchor”

Of course we had to see the Christmas fair in Leipzig.  :rolleyes: But we also did a bunch of sightseeing. Lots of interesting houses…

What a stressful weekend.
But I loved all the places I got to see. :D


Your little Beaver


Posted Dec 18, 2013, 3:41 pm
Mommy, Mommy, Mommy,

yesterday hostmum took me on a day trip to do something super duper special. :cyclops:
I got to fulfill a part of one of my lifemissions.  B)

We went to the City of Düsseldorf.... Do you know what is so special about it? The river rhine is there!  :cyclops:
I am so happy that I got to see it. :D

To be continued...

Posted Dec 22, 2013, 6:47 pm
From Duesseldorf we traveled on to the city of Cologne.
Where I got to see some more of river Rhine.
We walked across the Hohenzollern bridge and back. Then I got to see the very famous catherdral of cologne inside and out.

What a super nice day.  :cyclops:

Love you mama

Posted Dec 27, 2013, 1:25 pm
My dear Mommy,

Merry Christmas.

Hope you are doing well.

Tuesday we had a wonderful Christmas evening at Susie’s moms house. There was no tree, so we had to put up the presents at the sofa.  :rolleyes:
But before everyone got a present we had dinner at a nicely decorated table.
Pumpkin soup, turkeyroast and baked apples with cinnamon.
Yummy yumm.

That was a very romantic christmas eve. 


Posted Dec 31, 2013, 9:57 am
Hey Mammi,

last Thursday the weather wasn’t very nice. But hostmum wanted to go for a walk anyway.
“Before we get to lazy and fat “ after the christmas holidays she said. ;)

First we got to see the Schloss (castle) Phillipsruhe in the city of Hanau.
Start of the construction works was in 1701 initiated by the earl of Hanau.


Posted Dec 31, 2013, 10:38 am
… from there we continued our march in the rain to another castle. The one is called Wilhelmsbad.
In the park that is by the castle a mineral spring was discovered in 1709. Unfortunately it is dried out by now.

But after that it was time to go back home cause we were soaking wet.



Posted Jan 29, 2014, 8:34 pm
Hey Mum,

I'm on my way back home, cause I heared you need me.
Can't wait to see you again very soon.  :D

Love you