Princess Sarah, Baltimore, Maryland


Posted Apr 28, 2008, 1:32 pm
I had a really great day today. The sun was shining and it was really warm. Now I believe, that it is springtime.
Petra woke up early and told us to get ready to for a walk. We were very curious and excited of course. First we bought some bread rolls for breakfast (only a few bakeries or open on Sundays) and then we brought Ralf to work (normally he doesn't work on Sundays).

And then we drove in the car for about 15 minutes. We sat in the rucksack and you can believe me, it wasn't the best way to travel.

After we walked a little bit, we found this sign:

It told us the rules, how we had to behave at this place.

Oh, you surely want to know, where we were. There is a small Japanese Garden not far away from Bruchsal in Münzesheim, which Petra was told, that it is really pretty. She never had been there before, but now she wanted to go there together with us.

So now look at the photos and enjoy!

This building was very interesting, especielly the ceiling, which was made of white and blue bottles.

Posted Apr 28, 2008, 2:41 pm
After a long travel Ramses and I arrived at our new family. It seems to be rather nice, where we are

My travel plans:
mamarine in Thailand
Puny&Bumblebee in the USA (tv-challenge)
mallee chick (arrived)

Posted May 13, 2008, 5:05 pm
10th May 2008


I have arrived Chiang Mai, a province in the northen Thailand in this evening. It is so excited for me!
Tomorrow, if it won't rain, my host will take me to her university. I will photo and send my picture to you.
P.S. Now, it is rainy season in Thailand. It is greeny everywhere. :-)

Posted May 13, 2008, 5:15 pm
I woke up at 08.00 a.m. I am so excited, because my host is going to take me to her university.

09.00 Mr. Ultraman, the alarm clock, want to go with me but my host didn't allow him. He is very talkative and will make noise in the classroom. ;-)

I the afternoon, I went to SALA DHARMMA. Sala Dharmma is the famost place for the tourists. It is almost red. Its style is Thai-contemporary. I like it very much!

I can't wait where my host will take me tomorrow.

Posted May 13, 2008, 5:33 pm
It is raining!
Unfortunately, I can't go anywhere. My host, Mary, cannot take me to anywhere because she is worry about my health. And I don't want to have a fever too.

Posted May 17, 2008, 11:04 am
Today, I go to a coffee shop at Ban Choeng Doi Suthep, Faculty of Law, Ching Mai University.

The coffee shop has many customers. I have to wait for order my menu a moment.

I order my iced tea. I am very happy because it is not raining today.

Posted May 24, 2008, 6:57 pm
I go to Chom Chan restuarant with my host at 05.30 p.m. for our dinner.

Chom Chan stands for 'seeing the moonlight'. I think it is very romantic meaning.

I really love the pond in front of this restuarant. There are many lotuses but there are not any geese there.

I take a photo with Mr. Hanuman, the rock monkey, too. He is very kind. And he always say 'welcome' for every customer. :)

Posted May 31, 2008, 8:52 am
I go to the pomelo garden. It is my first time I see the pomelo trees.

This garden is in Saraphi, a district of Chiang Mai. It is not far from Chiang Mai City.

Do you know? I really want to go there again! :rolleyes:

Posted Jun 12, 2008, 4:20 pm
After the silence, I got the phone from my friend, DearryJoy.

DerryJoy is a deer.

After calling, she came to my house.

She invite me to hang out in next weekend.
Wow! I can't wait for this weekend.

Posted Jun 23, 2008, 5:31 pm
My host have moved to her new apartment since last week. This is her room and I relly like it because it is so fantastic design.


Posted Jun 23, 2008, 5:36 pm
Today I meet a new toy voyager, Spot leopard. He is very nice and handsome.

Posted Jul 9, 2008, 8:45 pm
Tomorrow, Spot Leopard and I will go to Siridhorn Observatory. I am so excited. It is my first time!

Posted Jul 9, 2008, 8:53 pm
I arrived Siridhorn Observatory at 9.00 a.m. My host and Spot Leopard came with me too.
It my first time to watching stars at day with telescope!
It was very funny!

Posted Jul 23, 2008, 12:35 pm
I walked to Doi Pui National Park at 06.00 a.m. It is about  16 Kilometres from down to top. And we spent 4 hours to the destination. 
I am very tired but happily!

Posted Aug 29, 2008, 6:37 pm
Today I go to Doi Suthep. In the Greattttttttt Tradition.
The students in the university run to the mountain, Doi Suthep.

They believe in Bhuddha. When they come to Doi Suthep, they carried the 'Sa-Liang' with Bhuddha Image too.
Sa-Ling is looking like palanquin. It used for something which is high-respect.

Many students, Chiang Mai citizens, my host and I come to watching Sa-Liang Carrying Tradition.

Posted Aug 29, 2008, 6:40 pm
After watching Sa-Liang Carrying Tradition, I go to pray the Bhuddha at Wat Phratat Doi Suthep, the temple on the top of Doi Suthep Mountain.

I used the lotus for pray. After pray I go to photo with the golden pagoda. It is very great day for me! :D

Posted Aug 29, 2008, 6:44 pm
Today is the Art of Ice Festival. It is the exhibition of  students in Faculty of Fine Art . The students design their ice in the different shapes. It is very interesting! :p

Posted Sep 27, 2008, 11:26 pm
It's a busy Sunday morning, because Petra has to prepare the batter for many many buttermilk waffles.
Each year they celebrate a feast at their church. It is the feast of the patrons St.Damian and Hugo. Since many years it is tradition for the family club, in which Petra and her family are members, to bake and sell waffles. Each family brings batter for about 70 waffles.
This morning we helped her to  get ready with everything, before she had to run to the parish hall, where they always sell the waffles in a tent. We asked, whether we could join her, but this time she had to say no :(

Posted Oct 12, 2008, 10:06 am
Petra's husband bought something for dinner at Aldi, while we sat in the car waiting for him.

Posted Oct 12, 2008, 11:29 am
This morning Petra's family receive a call from the ostrich farm, which we visited during their summer holidays. Petra had asked to call her, if they have an ostrich egg for her family.

So we headed to Rülzheim and while Ralf bought the egg Petra took us out of the rucksack and showed us the ostriches. I can tell you, it is a really big farm with many many ostriches.

Posted Oct 12, 2008, 1:37 pm
Today I asked Petra to take a photo with me and the Easter egg - emmh, no not Easter egg . I mean a photo with me and the ostrich egg, of course.

That's a really really big egg, don't you think so?

Posted Oct 16, 2008, 7:29 am
Random act part 3, the TV Challenge

- when the tv arrived at your house you have to make a picture of:
* local food
* at least two sites that are typical for your country. For example the mills in Holland, Eifeltower in Paris, Pralines in Belgium etc.
* if you have them, you can show your pets
* show your house. Keep in mind that your adress isn't showing on the picture and also don't show children on your pictures
* Show something you do a lot, like school, work, sport etc

i hope you join this challenge.

List of the people who join this challenge:

1. Eryah with Josh
2. Fam. United with Princess Sarah
3. Sararingham with Shaggy Bear
4. AbbyB with Nori
5. Gingermuggins with Curio
6. Michele one L with Sunnie
7. Steve & Helly
8. MrsC with Threadbear and Eloise
9. Marjolein with Koetje
10. Apperveilchen with Emil
11. Puny&Bumblebee with *~Mr. Bubbles~*

I'm on my way to my mystery host. Petra, won't you tell me, who of these hosts it is??? No??? Ok, then it will be a big surprise to see, where I will come out of my letter.
Goodbye to you all


Posted Oct 24, 2008, 6:58 am
Buzzy was the first one I saw when I came out of my package.  He sure is a nifty little bee.  Funny too!
This is going to be such a fun challenge to do!!! 

Posted Nov 12, 2008, 2:06 pm
Well, I know I haven't been keeping you up to date on the goings on here as much as I should have.  My host (well, one of them anyway) has been in the hospital for the past three weeks.  So, needless to say, there was not much for a princess to do.  I think I kinda fell short on this challenge....sorry mum. are some turkeys that wander all over town....just meandering down the road.  LOL Here is another one.  These kinds of places seem to be where most of the humans "hang out." thought this was THE nuttiest thing I have ever seen.  Square tires??
Anyway, that is all for now. 
I was wondering mum, could I stay just a LITTLE bit longer?  PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!!!


Posted Nov 24, 2008, 12:08 am
Well, I guess this will be my last update for the TV challenge.  It has been such fun here!  Thank you for letting me come on this challenge! Here are just a few last minute pics I want to show you before heading back home.
This is a kolache.  These are famous!  Verdigre (where I am at now) is the Kolache capital of the world!  They even have an annual celebration in honor of them!
mmmm....this smells great!
I had better stop while I'm
This is me with John and Melissa's new puppy Poppy.  She is such a great little pup!  They are not sure about the name Poppy though, so they are going to have a drawing tonight and see what they will name her.
This is me again with Poppy, or whatever her name will be.  I sure do like her!
Well, that it is all folks.  My adventure in Nebraska is ending, but I know there will be another one just around the corner.
~Princess Sarah

Posted Feb 20, 2009, 10:07 pm
Hey everyone! I traveled from the midwest to the east coast and have landed in Baltimore, Maryland, with my new host Ashe! I couldn't have come at a better time, since the next day, she was going to visit her best girlfriend Kris in North Carolina. :)

I helped Ashe pack.
She's really silly, look at all those bags for just a few days! I got to travel in her purse, though.

We had a lot of fun on the train, I slept a bit while Ashe read her textbooks for school. But we got a photo in:

The trip wasn't for anything exciting, Ashe said, it was just so she could hang out with her North Carolina friends! We ran to get groceries so we could cook dinner for them. Here I am in Kris' car:
The dry flowers behind me were from her wedding in October. It was sweet that she kept them!

We also worked on Kris' scrapbook with pictures from her wedding. Here I am helping her:

But on Wednesday, we had to say goodbye. Here I am posing with Kris. You can see her husband Jon's arm around her, but he didn't want to be in the photo:

I had so much fun! I was sad to leave. But I know there's more adventures left for me in Baltimore. :)

Princess Sarah

Posted Mar 14, 2009, 12:03 am
Hi everyone! My stay in Baltimore was rather uneventful, but I did do a couple fun, local things worth mentioning!

My host Ashe and I took a walk around Fells Point, a nearby burrow with a lot of antique shops. :) It was a nice day out.

We bought Old Bay-seasoned crab legs. Ashe told me they're not in season, usually Baltimoreans buy them in the summer by the pound and eat them on newspaper. But these were from a supermarket:

Aren't they weird-looking?

Another fun thing that we did was go and visit Ashe's old work. It's a place called Spoons Coffee House and Roastery, they roast their own coffee beans! They also are a green restaurant and use things like alternate energy sources and unbleached paper napkins. Here I am outside!

My time in Baltimore was sleepy but enjoyable, I'm glad I visited! I'm off to New Jersey next- I'm glad it's not far because I get smushed in the mail easily. See you guys soon!

Princess Sarah
Ashe and me, before she sent me off!

Posted Mar 19, 2009, 9:41 pm
Happy Saint Patrick's Day!  I don't think there's a better place to celebrate this holiday than in New Jersey and New York City.

I had a lot of fun.  Wow, people in America, especially my hosts, really go crazy on St. Patrick's Day. 

Anyway, here I am in the evening, at the start of our feast of corned beef, cabbage, and lots and lots of Guinness beer.  I feel great... (hiccup) ... and for some reason I feel like singing...


Posted Mar 19, 2009, 9:53 pm
My hosts took me to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. 

Of course, you know the Statue of Liberty.  It's very famous.  But my hosts, who live in New Jersey, shared with me a little known fact:  Liberty Island, where the statue stands, is actually in the territorial waters of New Jersey, not New York.

Ellis Island, just a few hundred meters away, is also very famous.  I was happy to visit here and to learn about this great place.  Millions and millions of immigrants first arrived here with their dreams for a better future.  They made this country great. 

Here I am, approaching Liberty Island by ferry...

Posted Mar 19, 2009, 10:02 pm
Here I am on the Hudson River.  Behind me, you can see the southern tip of Manhattan.  It's the Financial District.  Just above my head is where the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center proudly stood, until that tragic day of 9-11-2001.

Posted Mar 19, 2009, 10:12 pm
Such a wild city... but so many wild geese in the Hudson River... my friends... I feel like flying now to visit them!  Wheeeeee!

My hosts think I will meet more of them in New York City tomorrow.


Posted Mar 21, 2009, 11:46 pm
Wow... another busy day.  My hosts bring me into New York City every day.  I spend a lot of time in a briefcase, but to be honest, that's a great way to travel.  I feel safe in there when we are on the subway.

What did I do today? 

Well, first, we had a nice breakfast at my hosts' home.  They live in a New Jersey suburb of New York City, where we can see the NYC skyline from the apartment window. 

Next, we drove into New York City itself, through the Lincoln Tunnel.  We parked in a multi-story parking lot near Time Square.  Time Square is great!  I cannot believe how bright it is all of the time.  And it is so crowded!

From here, we jumped into a subway ("S") and went to Grand Central Terminal.  My hosts told me that Grand Central is one of the most beautiful architectural wonders in America.  But I had to see it to believe for myself.  It's wonderful... especially the facade.

Downstairs, we changed subways to the 4-5-6 and headed uptown.  We got off at 86th Street & Lexington Avenue, and began walking towards Central Park.

My hosts took me into Central Park, which is itself very impressive.  We walked past the Egyptian Oblisk and through the Great Lawn until we reached the pond.  There, I saw many more wild geese.  It was great to see my feathered friends enjoying themselves in an urban jungle!  :D

Below, you can see a photo of me in Central Park.

Just outside the park, on 5th Avenue, is the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Inside, we spent hours and hours enjoying works of art from many different ages and cultures.  I enjoyed the Japanese garden and the Asian tapestries.  One host of mine was particularly fond of the medieval period armor.  His wife saved most of her compliments for the impressionist paintings.  I liked them too.

Below, you can see a photo of me admiring a painting by Claude Monet, called "Bridge Over a Pond of Water Lillies" (1899).

After the museum, we walked down 5th Avenue for quite a while, enjoying the sunshine.  Much warmer than usual for this time of year.  Then, we jumped back into an extremely crowded subway and made our way back to Grand Central Terminal, and then again back to Time Square, and into the car to go home.

It was a long day, but I really had fun exploring the city with my hosts.  You see, all this week they have had a guest from Eastern Europe visiting them, so they were taking her out to New York City every day.  I was glad to also come along for the excitement.

Tonight we're going out for gelato in my hosts' neighborhood ...  B)


Posted Jan 2, 2010, 5:27 pm
I just arrived at home and because today we have beautiful, but cold weather and we asked, if we would have time to take a look at some places in Bruchsal. So we were packed in a rucksack. We still had about -12°C, what is rather cold in this region.

Bruchsal (orig. Bruohselle, Bruaselle) is a city at the western edge of the Kraichgau, approximately 20 km Northeast of Karlsruhe in the state of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is located on Bertha Benz Memorial Route.
Bruchsal is the largest city in the district of Karlsruhe and is known for being Europe's largest asparagus producer and one of the economic centers of the region of Karlsruhe

Bruchsal is located at the edge of the Upper Rhine River Plains and the Kraichgau along the Saalbach, which is a small tributary of the Rhine that joins it between Philippsburg and Oberhausen.
Ancient era and early Middle Ages
Excavations and artifacts that were discovered evidence a settlement existing on the Michelsberg (Untergrombach) as early as 4000 BC during the Neolithic. In the core of Bruchsal the oldest settlement discovered was dated back to 640 AD. It is located near the present Peterskirche, where I stay right now. The first mention of Bruchsal in official documents occurred in 976 when the King came to town. And during October of the year 980, Otto II and his Court stayed at the King's palace in Bruchsal for several days

1248 was the first time Bruchsal was referred to as a city and in 1278 St. Peters Church is mentioned for the first time. After extensive damage to both, the Palace and the Peterskirch were reconstructed in 1320. The Bergfried (an outlook and defensive tower bastion) was erected in 1358 and the city wall was completed in 1452. In 1460 the first coin was pressed in Bruchsal.

By April 24, 1711 Bruchsal had recovered sufficiently to play host to Prince Eugene of Savoy of the Habsburg Court in Vienna. Then in 1716 the Bishop of Speyer, Heinrich von Rollingen, moved his residence into the Bruchsal Palace. This move elevated the city's status to that of an official residence of the Diocese of Speyer. At the same time, Bruchsal became the seat of the "Vizedomamt", the most important office held by the Diocese on the West bank of the Rhine. In 1719 Cardinal Damian Hugo von Schönborn became the new Bishop and after settling in he commissioned in (1722), among others, the new baroque château and the new Peters Church (from 1742). Both were built and, in part, designed by Balthasar Neumann. In the Bishop's honor, the Southern gate out of the château grounds is referred to as Damian's Gate to this day.

In the afternoon of March 1, 1945, Bruchsal was bombed. In addition to the 1,000 lives that perished that day, the entire inner city and the baroque château were destroyed. The baroque palace was rebuilt in the 70th.

That's enough of history now. I'm not sure, whether you want to read everything, but I thought, Petra should write a bit about Bruchsal's history. She used wikipedia and you will find more history and information there.

We went to see the palace. You see some small houses in front of the palace, which belong to the soon opened Christmas market. It is the back side of the palace.

The tower on the right side belongs to the catholic church St. Damian and Hugo.

There's a nice pond in the park, which is frozen right now.

There are some of the most beautiful and oldest houses of Bruchsal in Franz-Bläsi-Straße.

Posted Jan 2, 2010, 5:28 pm
The Belvedere (Bruchsal) was originally designed as a Manor for fun and games, to which a shooting house was added for use in the shooting competitions often held by the Court. As time went by, the Manor was nicknamed Belvedere by the city's residents, as it enjoyed the best view of the city. The Belvedere is part of the City Gardens.

view out of a window:

Posted Jan 2, 2010, 5:32 pm
Snow! How nice and beautiful, even when it is only a whiff of snow.

Here is a view out of a window, where my hosts live. You see the top of the tower of the city church and next to it, you see cranes where they build a new shopping center.

Looking to the other side you see this beautiful building, which is called Sancta Maria. I hope, to have a closer view soon.

The large building is the music school. The part of the red tower belongs to the Bergfried, the tower of the old castle, and the small small part of the tower to its left is the tower of St. Damian and Hugo.

Then we closed the window, because it still is really cold outside. My hosts love to decorate the windows with paper crafts.

Then we went downstairs to warm up next to the oven in the livingroom.

I asked my host, whether she would like to take a photo with me and the Adventskranz (advent wreath) and she did.

Posted Jan 2, 2010, 5:32 pm
My host said, that now it would be more than urgent to bake some more cookies or we only would have four sorts. You see, that Sweetsy arrived at our home today and also Princess Sarah. Sweetsy brought some wonderful gingerbread cookies with him. But four sorts of cookies aren't enough for all of us, so we told her, that we all would help together and get some more done.

Here we read the recipe for our host's favorite gingerbread recipe. Sweetsy was so happy, that at his first day he had the chance to try another gingerbread recipe: Zigeunerschnitten. The recipe is handwritten in our host's book, because it is a family recipe from her grandparents. She said, that she never found this recipe somewhere else, but maybe someone knows this recipe too?

At first Pinkz helped to weigh the butter.

Then I helped to add the sugar for the dough.

Galo said, that if it comes to eggs, it would be his turn. We all were a bit nervous, because we didn't know, if he could stand it.

Hey, Galo! What's the matter!

Wake up! We knew it! It was too hard for him!

After a while Galo felt better and we all went back to our places.

Now Jennifer added almonds.

Sweetsy added raisins.

We had to have a break in preparing the dough for Zigeunerschnitten, because we forgot to buy some necessary ingredients. So we went on with preparing other cookies.

Jimmy_D helped to prick out the Spitzbuben cookies.

Smooch and Scotty helped to roll the dough for Zimtsterne (star-shaped cinnamon cookies).

Ceryni tried to help to form Nougatkipfert.

Finally one other family member bought the missing ingredients for Zigeunerschnitten and we had been able to finish the dough.

Scotty added candied lemon peel and candied orange peel to the dough.

Spooky used the spoon to add cacao powder to the dough.

Then it was time to add the cinnamon.

At last it was time to add the flour.

Pinkz stirred the dough.

The result is a really heavy brown dough.

Smooch and Galo rolled the dough on the baking plate. It is hard work.

After baking the air smelled of gingerbread, yummy. Nevertheless we still had to decorate the Zigeunerschnitten.

After the Zigeunerschnitten were cold enough we cut them into smaller pieces and put them in a box.

We also decorated the Nougatkipferl

and Husarenkrapferl


Posted Jan 2, 2010, 5:33 pm
Here you have another view out of a window in the attic. It shows the view to the church St. Peter, which is next to the graveyard.

Posted Jan 2, 2010, 5:36 pm
Merry Christmas to everyone at home.

For Holy Eve we have chicken fricassee for dinner. This is a traditional food in my hosts' family.

Later after singing Christmas songs and unwrapping presents we had time to eat some Christmas cookies.

Posted Jan 3, 2010, 2:49 pm
I wish you all a happy new year. There is no big party at my family's home, so you only see a photo with me and a part of the Christmas tree.

Posted Apr 29, 2010, 1:31 pm
It is snowing.

Posted Apr 29, 2010, 1:31 pm
We thought we could go out today, but our host is ill. So she only took another photo out of an attic window.

Posted Apr 29, 2010, 1:34 pm
The next day I helped my hosts' daughter to write her vocabulary cards in Latin.

After that work my host took me for a very short walk to the church, which we've seen, when we looked out of the attic window. It is the baroque church St. Peter. Here you have a view to a narrow street with some of the oldest houses of Bruchsal just on the other side of the street.

Posted Apr 29, 2010, 1:37 pm
Today we have sunny weather!! Such a sensation!!! So we decided to go out and have lunch at the restaurant on top of the Michaelsberg next to the Michaelskapelle (chapel), which belong to Untergrombach, one of Bruchsal's suburbs.

We had such a great view over the landscape. The houses you see on the right side in the foggy background belong to Bruchsal.

These houses belong to Untergrombach. You see the Rhine valley, but we are standing at the edge to the Kraichgau.

The chapel is beautiful, isn't it?

Posted Apr 29, 2010, 1:38 pm
What do you think, that we saw, when we looked out of the window today?

Posted Apr 29, 2010, 1:39 pm
Help, Mum. Yesterday we watched this one house burning, that has a little framework. It is the house in the middle of the photo. The flames were really high and we all are still trembling. Thank God, nobody lives in this house and nobody got hurt otherwise we wouldn't have taken this photo.

Posted Apr 29, 2010, 1:41 pm
My host had a disc prolaps in her neck and she felt and still feels really bad. So our activities are rare right now, but today we went on a short walk around this beautiful sea. We really enjoyed it.

Posted Apr 29, 2010, 1:42 pm
Tonight we watched the full moon.

Posted Apr 29, 2010, 1:43 pm
My host's most activities are watching tv, reading and walking up and down in the house. She doesn't go out alone, still afraid, because she feels so dizzy. So here we watched one of her favourite tv series: McLeods Daughters'. She prefers the ones with Claire:)

Posted Apr 29, 2010, 1:45 pm
Today is the day to finish a cake. It is First Communion of my host's nephew and she promissed to present him a lovely cake. The only cake for afternoon coffee and tea. Feeling not fine, it wasn't that easy for her, so she asked us to help her.

Posted Apr 29, 2010, 1:47 pm
This morning I read in the newspaper about the Eyjafjallajökull. I'm really happy to be here with my hosts and not somewhere between those waiting people at the airports or maybe - scary - even to be in Iceland myself. I think, I would love to be there, but please without volcanic eruption.

To make things complete we had a nice evening watching what? Yes, "New Moon" - great! Emmh, I'm in a Jacob family, if you know, what I mean. I'm not sure, who I prefer, maybe it is Embry?

Posted Apr 29, 2010, 1:48 pm
Another photo taken on the balcony. We love this cherry tree in neighbour's garden:)
mallee chick

Posted May 31, 2010, 6:13 am
Phew! I made it into Australia but only just! I've had to reat for a few days to get over the ordeal.

Australians are really worried about what goes into their country because they don't want may diseases for animals and plants. The Customs officials thought that I might be dangerous and opened my packet and searched me!

I wasn't carrying anything illegal and I have had all my vaccinations so I was OK in the end. But they were also worried because I am a Canada Goose and they don't like me here.

Some of my friends have travelled to New Zealand and set up colonies. They take over the ieghbourhood and crowd out the endemic birds. Australia doesn't want any of us doing that in Australia and so they are allowed to shoot Canada Geese if they are found. But I was able to talk my way out of this. I told them that my only friend was Johanna (my new host), she would look after me and vouch for me and that I was not capable of reproducing. They seemed to believe me and packed me up in my envelope again and included some literature about what can and cannot be brought into Australia.

I hope I don't have the same hassles when I leave the country.

Posted Nov 20, 2010, 9:17 pm

Hello! I have arrived at my next host!

My first thoughts when the mail box opened and I looked around were: "Yikes! Cold! I must migrate!"

But before I could fly away I met my host Ren and she told me that I don't have to fly south because she has a nice warm house that I can stay in. Phew! But where was I anyway? I looked around a bit and saw something.

I'm in Canada! Hooray! I've achieved another life mission! It just so happened that I arrived during the first snow fall of the season here. Pretty!

We went on a little walk and I saw my first wildlife here. Crows! (They were a little shy!)

I saw a park and I played on the swings with Mercury, Ren's TV who has just come home from a stay in Finland!

After that we went back to Ren's house and she showed me around.

Then it was time to go inside and warm up! Mercury and I traded stories of our travels and shared a chocolate bar from Finland! Yum!

Bye for now!

-Princess Sarah


Posted Dec 2, 2010, 12:38 am
Hello again!

A lot of rain came and washed the snow away (for now!) and so Ren and I went into Halifax to take a walk along the water!

First we were greeted by a statue of Samuel Cunard, a famous ship builder who was born here a long time ago!

And then by a brightly decorated lobster! Ren says that there is a lot of lobster around here. I wonder if I will meet one?

Before I went any closer to the water I made myself familiar with the life rings just in case!

Ren says that in the summer time this area is packed full of boats but they are all put away for the winter now!

There was one big tugboat for me to see though!

Ren says that in the summer this place is also packed with people but not now! The tourist shops are all closed!

Along the boardwalk there are monuments to different boats that didn't make it back home like this one:

From here I could see some of downtown Halifax!

I had my picture taken with the big Canadian flag just for extra proof that I've been here!

After that I spent some time talking with a new friend. A sea gull! He told me that he hasn't seen any geese here in a while!

I'll write more soon!

Bye for now!

Princess Sarah

Posted Dec 6, 2010, 5:13 pm
Hi again!

At the other end of the boardwalk there are a lot of old buildings (most of them are shops) called the Historic Properties.

The Ferry Terminal is also here. It's a people ferry that goes across the harbour to Halifax's sister city. Here it comes!

The other city is called Dartmouth. You can see it a bit in the background here:

There are two big toll bridges across the water if you don't want to take the ferry. (There was also a navy ship in the harbour today.)

Halifax is famous for tall ships, but there was only a couple still in the water. I think that it is a little cold for sailing!

We walked some more so that Ren could show me the lighthouses.

There is one!

The other lighthouse is on an island way out in the water. This island used to be used a prison! Can you see it?

I zoomed in on the picture so you could see it better:

After all that walking I needed to take a rest on one of the benches!

Then it was time to go back home! Goodbye for now!

-Princess Sarah


Posted Dec 13, 2010, 8:42 pm

Since I haven't seen any endangered animals here yet I decided to try and lure some to me. I set out some of my favourite snacks and waited really quietly for some animals to come and eat.

And I waited... and waited... and waited...

Then I saw somebody hiding in the tree behind me!

It was a crow! Crows are not endangered, but because it was getting late and nobody seemed to be coming I invited him to eat with me.

When I told him that I was a princess he bowed!

The crow told me he hadn't seen any endangered animals around here but if he did he would tell them about me.

Then we said goodbye and he flew away!

I liked meeting the crow. I think I might try this again!

Bye for now!

-Princess Sarah

Posted Dec 13, 2010, 11:53 pm
Hi again!

It has been very warm here lately so I decided to go back outside to the bird feeder again. I really want to meet more animals!

I had not been out there long when I had a visitor! It's a red pine squirrel!

The squirrel was very friendly to me! My host says that it comes up here a lot.

While we were chatting the crow came back with a friend!

I asked if red squirrels were endangered animals and it said no! That's bad for my life mission, but good for the squirrel!

I wonder if I will meet anyone else? I saw something blue in the bushes today, but it was too shy to come up and eat.  Hmmmm...


-Princess Sarah

Posted Dec 17, 2010, 10:01 pm
Hi again!

It has been snowing a lot here! There were a lot traffic accidents today so I thought that it was a good idea to stay inside!

Then I happened to see a bird at the feeder that I hadn't seen before! I grabbed some dried corn and hurried outside to introduce myself.

But the bird was gone! The two crows saw me come out and came over to eat my corn.

I told them that they could as long as they saved some for the other bird.

They were very grateful and told me that they knew who the other bird was and they were going to go tell her to come visit me. Then they flew away and I waited.

Not long after that the other bird came back. She was a little shy at first.

But eventually she came closer to talk to me.

I asked her what kind of bird she was and she said a Blue Jay! She showed me her pretty feathers.

I told her I was a princess and she bowed of course!

I asked if Blue Jays were endangered and she said no. I wonder if I will ever meet an endangered animal!

Oh well! I still had fun meeting her! We talked about bird things until it was time for her to go.

Now I need to go inside and get warm!

Bye for now!

-Princess Sarah

Posted Jan 16, 2011, 1:11 am


I'm sorry that this entry is so late! I haven't had a lot of computer time lately! I want to tell you about my trip to New Brunswick during Christmas time!

It was a boring four hour drive to get there. (I slept most of the way!) But finally we arrived in Fredericton! I woke up and looked out of the car window:

We drove through downtown first:

Here is city hall:

There was no snow at all! Even on Christmas Eve! That's unusual for this area!

It was starting to get dark when we arrived at Ren's grandmother's house!

I had to hurry to bed so that I wouldn't be awake when Santa came!

Good night!

-Princess Sarah

Posted Jan 16, 2011, 1:11 am

Merry (Belated) Christmas Mom!

I read the e-card that you sent! Thank you!

I spent most of my day sitting on the dessert table! (I'm not sure why there was a lightbulb on it!)

I made sure that none of the cookies went to waste! My favourite were the gingerbread men! Yum!

I was so full after that that I could hardly move! I relaxed by the tree and watched the lights blink until I fell asleep!

I hope that you had a fun day too!

-Princess Sarah

Posted Jan 16, 2011, 1:30 am
Hi again!

Remember how I said that there was no snow in Fredericton on Christmas Eve? Well a few days later that changed!


It was very pretty though!

There was so much snow that we couldn't go home on the day that we planned to!

After a few days and a lot of shovelling we finally were able to make the trip back to Nova Scotia.

Good bye Fredericton!

It was time for another long car ride nap!

I didn't see any endangered animals while I was there, but I did get to spend some time with a pet Cockatiel so that was fun!

Bye for now!

-Princess Sarah


Posted Feb 14, 2011, 9:38 pm
Hello! ♥♥♥

Today is Valentines Day! I am so excited because Mercury gave me some heart candy this morning!

I wanted to give him something too but I wasn't sure what. I heard some noises and saw that Ren was baking a cake. I helped of course!

It was a pink heart shaped cake!

There was extra batter left over so we made some cupcakes too.

While they baked I got to pick out the kind of frosting that I wanted. I thought that pink was best!

The cake was done first but it was still too hot to put frosting on! I was very impatient!

I went outside for a little bit while I waited. There are no other birds out here today but there is lots and lots of snow!

At last! The cake is ready to ice!

I'm a pretty good cake froster I think!

I wanted the cake to be extra special so I decorated it with some of my candies.

Taa Daa! It's Finished!

I helped to put icing on the cupcakes too and that's when I realized that I knew what I should give Mercury! A cupcake! I put extra candies on his!

He liked it very much and he even shared with me! Yum!

♥Happy Happy Valentines Day♥!

-Princess Sarah  ♥


Posted Aug 11, 2011, 4:29 pm
Hi Again!

I decided that since I had not found any endangered animals yet I would have to go looking for some! My host found us a nearby trail to explore and off we went!

This summer has been very very wet and some of the paths were flooded!

It's a good thing that Rennire had rubber boots on! She got stuck in the mud a few times and I had to help pull her out!

The mud was good for one thing though! I could see animal tracks in it! Here are raccoon prints! They look like little hands!

I also found some deer prints!

The raccoon and deer tracks went off in opposite directions. We decided to follow the deer because it was daytime and the raccoon was probably sleeping.

After a little while we heard a noise. It was running water!

This stream was the perfect place to sit and rest for a bit.

I made friends with a mushroom!

Then it was time to go deeper into the forest. I wondered what animals were out in those trees watching us!

There were lots of holes and fallen trees for animals to hide in!


Nobody was home in that hole!

Soon we came to a little pond.

And guess who we found!

The deer! "Hello Deer!"

Deer are not endangered, but I was still very happy to meet one!

After we said good bye we continued walking until the path ended by the highway.

By then I was really tired and ready for a big long nap!

Bye for now!

-Princess Sarah

Posted Aug 11, 2011, 5:34 pm
Woo Hoo!
After lots and lots of rain the sun finally came out! It was too nice of a day to stay home so we went for a drive to the ocean.

Along the way we saw lots of cute little fishing villages.

We decided to visit the most popular one. It's called Peggy's cove and it is famous for its lighthouse. Here it is!

It seems like lots of other people had the same idea as us! Rennire told me that this place is very popular with tourists.

They all seemed to be walking in the same direction so we followed them.

We arrived in the parking lot next to a big restaurant building.

From there I saw my first view of the lighthouse!

I wanted to get closer but then I saw this sign and I was a little afraid.

But there were lots of people on the rocks that didn't seem afraid so I decided to be brave and go closer.

This whole area is covered with granite rocks like this.

The ocean has made them very smooth!

There is the lighthouse again!

Yay! I made it without slipping or falling!

It was very tall!

There was a warning sign on the side of it too. Yikes!

I was extra careful!

I decided to find a quiet spot on the rocks to sit and think.

I pondered the meaning of life and wondered about where else I may travel too.

When I was finished it was time to go back.

Goodbye lighthouse!

We wanted to go back to Halifax, but the sign pointed in both directions!

But don't worry we found our way home just fine!

Bye for now!

-Princess Sarah

Posted Aug 11, 2011, 7:56 pm

I've met a couple of new birds here that I wanted you to see!

The first is a pheasant that came into the yard one day. Can you see him?

He wasn't too interested in having his picture taken with me. I think it is because I am royal and he was intimidated!

I looked it up later and found that these birds are not endangered so I will have to keep looking!

Also I met some little birds called Juncos.

They are not endangered either!

She was a little bit shy at first (Probably because I'm royal) and did not want to come talk.

Eventually I (and the food I had!) won her over and we became friends!

And, of course, she bowed!

I've heard that I am going on a trip soon! I'm so excited! I wonder where it will be!

-Princess Sarah

Posted Aug 11, 2011, 8:04 pm

Guess what! I am back in New Brunswick again!

New Brunswick is famous for covered bridges like this one!

This is called the Starkey Bridge. It was made in 1912. Interesting!

I've also learned that I'm about to be sent off to my next host! I'm so excited that I can hardly sleep! Where will I go!?!?

-Princess Sarah

Posted Aug 13, 2011, 12:57 am

I knew that I was going to be stuck in a package for a while so I wanted to spend my last day in Canada getting some exercise. So we travelled to the city of Saint John because it has both walking trails and a post office!

First we went to the Irving Park.

There were many different paths named after different animals. I chose the Heron Path because I thought it was the animal that looked most like me!

Right away it lead to a beach.

Then it went back into the forest.

And then to a different beach!

While I was admiring the view I saw a Canada goose fly by! Since coming to Canada it's the only one I have seen! (except when I looked into the mirror of course!)

After that we went back into the forest for a while.

While we were in there I saw something very strange run by. Ren and I (bravely) followed this animal so I could find out if it was endangered or not. It was a porcupine!

Can you see it? The porcupine was not interested in having his picture taken with me (or without me!) and I decided that I wouldn't bother it because its spikes looked very sharp!

Rennire told me that porcupines are not endangered. Hopefully I will actually see an endangered animal one day!

The Heron trail came out at yet another beach.

We noticed that the sky was getting dark but decided to keep going! Very soon after that it began to rain very hard!

Because of the rain, Rennire decided to jog instead of walk and that is when she got us lost. We somehow ended up on the seal trail instead!

We were way high up above all the beaches now!

We saw an arrow and decided to follow it...

And then we were on a completely new trail!

I was starting to get worried because I was supposed to be leaving for my next host in a few hours and we were very deep in the forest now!

Would we be lost forever!

At last there was another sign! But it didn`t tell us what we needed to know!

Then we were back on the seal trail again! Oh no!

It kept on going and going! We would be lost forever!

Then I spotted a familiar shape! We had found our path again! (but I don`t know how!)

Even better we found a map! It was easy to find our way after that! I will get to travel to my new host I was so relieved!

When we finished our walk I took some time to enjoy the fresh air before I left.

I will miss this place a little but I am also excited to see where I will go next! (I am a toy voyager after all! I love to travel!)

I will write you from my next destination!

Goodbye Canada!

-Princess Sarah

Posted Aug 24, 2011, 9:28 pm
Hello Mum. 

Great news - I arrived at my new home. A nice and friendly bunny gave me a warm welcome.

His name is Dicker Kumpel – and he will be my host here in Sülfeld.

Then he introduced me to his other guests – two little mice, and a friendly dog, who arrived today, too.

The two mice wanted to play – I am sure that we will have a funny time together!

Princess Sarah

Posted Aug 30, 2011, 9:55 pm
Hello Mum. 

Today we went to the Landesgartenschau in Norderstedt. It is a kind of exhibition for plants.

Of course there were many plants – and I will show a lot to you.

I found this lovely heart. A nice man made it out of wood.

Can you see me???

More nice flowers – and behind me you can see the church of the Landesgartenschau.

I loved this flower.

There were a lot of different chicken – they were so funny!

Then we made a rest and heart a choir – to tell the truth it was a very small choir, but I liked the music.

Later it was time to play on this funny sheep.

Mum, I would like to send you some flowers!

Princess Sarah

Posted Sep 8, 2011, 8:33 pm
Hello Mum,

I am in Spain. Because the way from Germany to Spain is really long, we took the plane.

There were mountains to see.

We arrived in sunny Malaga and made a walk into the old town. I found a sunny place.

There were some nice buildings.

The cathedral was very big.

I thought about playing in this fountain, but decided not to do it.

This was the main shopping street. With enough shadow.

What a nice first day.

Princess Sarah

Posted Sep 13, 2011, 8:11 pm
Hello Mum,

we made our holidays in Spain, but visited Great Britain today. Behind me you can see Gibraltar.

And when you look now behind me, you can see the coast of Africa. This was amazing!

This was the lighthouse of Gibraltar.

Here I am in front of the Street of Gibraltar.

There was a mosque near to the most southern Point of Gibraltar.

Princess Sarah

Posted Sep 13, 2011, 8:12 pm
Hello from Spain again,

after leaving Gibraltar we saw this nice white village.

Then we arrived in Ronda. Here you see me in the oldest bullfighting arena in Spain.

I had a look, but fortunately there was no fight today, so we were able to take this nice photo.

Then we went to the old town of Ronda. Between the old part of Ronda and the new part there is a big bridge.

This is an old tower, but I don't know the name.

There is a monument in Ronda for the poor bulls, that had to fight here.

And a monument for the torero.

It was interesting, although I don't like the idea to kill bulls in that way.

Princess Sarah

Posted Sep 13, 2011, 8:19 pm
Hello Mum,

we were travelling by bus - and we had our own seat!

The next place we visited was the royal riding school. The ground was wonderful with a nice fountain.

Then I saw the people training with the horses.

After the time with the horses, we visited a Sherry Bodega.

Here I sat in on a barrel.

There were many more barrels.


Princess Sarah

Posted Sep 13, 2011, 8:43 pm
Hello Mum,

today we started to explore Sevilla. The first monument was the real Alcazar.

There were many interesting places inside the palace.

This room was really great with the wonderful ceiling.

At the end there were some ceramics on the wall. I liked this funny man...

Outside were wonderful gardens.

Then we left the palace - behind me you can see the cathedral.

Then we went inside. This is the huge golden altar.

Another view of the cathedral.

We went onto the tower and had nice views of the city.

Before we drove back to the hotel we went into the old city.

This tower is called golden tower.

Princess Sarah

Posted Sep 13, 2011, 9:02 pm
Hello Mum,

we visited a great flowstone cave called Gruta de las Maravillas, but we were not allowed to take photos there.

After the visit we climbed up a hill and saw this nice bell tower.

The we walked around this ruin.

There was a nice church next to the ruin.

Time for a group photo...

Later we drive back to Sevilla. We visited the gardens and monuments of the Ibero-American Exhibition from 1929.

This place is called American place. It was so hot in this place - around 38 degrees Celsius.

I found a palm tree.

The last and most wonderful place of the exhibition is the Spanish place.

There are nice corners from every region of Spain.

I loved this place!

Princess Sarah

Posted Sep 17, 2011, 3:22 pm
Hello Mum,

we left Sevilla and drove to Cordoba. Behind me you can see the city and the Roman Bridge.

This was a big place in the middle of Cordoba.

Then we visited the Mezquita, it was a mosque, later they build a church inside the mosque.

This was inside the Mezquita, there were many columns.

We passed one side of the church.

Back to the old times - this was the most important part of the mosque.

This is the church, of course.

Another view of Cordoba.

A nice patio.

Princess Sarah

Posted Sep 17, 2011, 8:49 pm
Hello Mum,

my last photo yesterday was from a patio - another one today. We learnt a lot about Olive Oil today. This is a farm, where they produce and bottle the oil.

Here they press the olives with millstones.

This is the machine for pressing the olives for a second time.

In these bin they used to store the oil.

And here you see the bottles of olive oil.

This was really interesting.

We continued our trip and went to Priego de Cordoba. I saw some olive trees on the way.

In the city there were nice small streets.

We had a nice view over the surroundings.

Another street with wonderful flowers.

We spent some time in this nice park.

Then we saw the biggest fountain in the city.

I think this was the town hall.

Princess Sarah

Posted Sep 17, 2011, 8:52 pm
Hello again,

it was time for some more towns today. We started in a small one - called Baeza.

Our guide told us so much about history - it was a too much for me, but I liked the buildings.

Look, how nice the sunshine and the shadow were on this Gate.

This pillar was from the time of the inquisition.

Then we had a rest in front of the church - and the church bells were ringing.

This is the university.

We loved this funny man.

There were many nice palaces in this street.

We drove a short way with the bus then we arrived in Ubeda. There was a nice big place.

and the town hall.

Not so much to take photos... so we went to Granada.

This was our first view of the Alhambra.

We will go there tomorrow.

This church was next to the lookout.

Princess Sarah

Posted Sep 17, 2011, 8:53 pm
Hello Mum,

this was the day of the Alhambra. I was really excited. From the garden we had a great view!

This was one of the most famous places in the Alhambra.

Another view inside the Alhambra.

There are words written on the wall.

I had a view over Granada.

Well - the Alhambra was nice, but it was not the best place of the trip up to now.

Princess Sarah

Posted Sep 17, 2011, 8:55 pm
Hi Mum,

we visited Guadix this day.  It is famous for it cave-houses. This was the bus we were travelling with.

We visited two cave-houses. It was interesting to see, how people live here. The rooms were nice, but most were without windows.

Then we visited this housse.

The man who owns this cave had a lovely kind of garden.

We went onto a hill and had this view.

We went into the church of Guadix - but it was dark inside.

I liked this image.

Back home in Granada we made a walk in the city and saw this momument.

This was the cathedral.

We went inside, but we were not allowed to take photos inside.

Princess Sarah

Posted Sep 17, 2011, 9:01 pm
Hello Mum,

We stopped in a nice small village called Pampaneira.

A nice view in the mountains.

I liked the little village.

On our way to Trevelez we stopped at this wonderful lookout.

We visited a small company where they produce air dried ham. You can see the ham behind me.

We ate some ham later - it was delicious.

This was the last day of our holidays. It was very interesting - and I could train my Spanish language.

Princess Sarah

Posted Sep 23, 2011, 9:54 am
Hello Mum, 

It was a nice sunny day – so I went outside and spent my afternoon in some nice flowers.

The flowers belongs to this friendly guy, we talked a lot.

There were big flowers  inside.

Can you see me?

Princess Sarah

Posted Sep 27, 2011, 8:19 pm
Hello Mum, 

I visited the village of Sülfeld today. This is the church.

We went inside. I love this church.

On the other side of the street is the pharmacy.

This is the old school of Sülfeld. Maybe Dicker Kumpel will learn things there, when he will be old enough.

The mayor is working here  and you can see the emblem of the village.

The house has a nice old door.

Princess Sarah

Posted Oct 15, 2011, 8:31 pm
Hi Mum,

Christmas will be we went to a place with Christmas Trees and searched a nice one for RikeH and Dicker Kumpel.

We liked this one - but RikeH wanted another.

She decided to take this one - can you see the difference?

We put a sign with her name on the tree - and the tree will be here until Christmas. This is funny. Maybe I will still be here, when we celebrate Christmas.

On our way back to the car we found mushrooms.

Princess Sarah

Posted Oct 28, 2011, 9:27 pm
Hello Mum,

Today we went to a nice city called Bad Oldesloe.  Here you see a funny monument.

I loved this view of the water wheel.

You can see - it is autumn here in Germany now.

This is the church of Bad Oldesloe.

There is a nice river in Bad Oldesloe.

Some old houses.

Here you see me in front of the town hall.

Princess Sarah

Posted Oct 31, 2011, 8:57 pm
Happy Halloween, Mum!

Posted Nov 16, 2011, 8:31 pm
Hello Mum ,

We are so excited.

The GoldenBears Award 2011 started. We looked through the photos. The photos are great!

Fortunately there were some photos of some of us.

Dicker Kumpel is on some photos – we loved the one with Architecture…

…and a funny one with a flower in Best Plantlife.

We found a nice photo of me in Animal Magic…

…and a photo of Food and Drink with Squizzle – yummy!

There was no photo of Mirembe for this year – but no problem, she didn’t travel in 2010, but we are sure to see her here for the next award.

Now we have a great request to all, who read this:

Princess Sarah

Posted Nov 19, 2011, 10:32 pm
Hello Mum,

The weather wasn’t so nice today, but we wanted to make a walk.

I found some late flowers in the grass.

We walked over a small bridge and saw a nice river.

Then we had a rest in a little hut.

Here you see nice trees behind me – it was really cold today.

Can you imagine – what the big green thing was?


Back home I found this lovely tree.

Princess Sarah

Posted Nov 30, 2011, 5:27 pm
Hello Mum,

Yesterday my holiday with RikeH and Dicker Kumpel started. We had a nice flight to Grand Canary and then we went onto our boat.

This was the night view from our balcony. Behind me you can see Las Palmas.

And this is a part of our ship.

We all were happy to be on the ship!

Today I found two postcards from the ship - so you can see it.

In the morning I went onto the balcony and saw an Island - it was Lanzarote,  today we only passed it - but we will come back later and visit it.

At the beginning of a cruise there is always a test for an emergency - so all people and ToyVoyager on board know, what to do.

Here I am with the lifejacket and Mirembe, because we are so small we can take one together.

Of course we hope that we never need it.

Back on the balcony it was time to relax. You can see us
in the hammock.

We had a great view!

What a nice day!

Princess Sarah

Posted Nov 30, 2011, 5:30 pm
Hello Mum,

I woke up this morning and found out that we are in Morocco.
First I saw a big ship in the harbour.

We made a tour by bus today - and our first stop was high about the city. Look, what a wonderful view.

There was an old monument on the hill. Maybe an old castle? Who knows...

In the city we saw a mosque.

We visited the market.

Before we went back to the ship we walked along the long beach. Can you remember it?

We saw it from the hill. Behind me you can see some white words on the hill, they are from the national hymn of Morocco.

I thought about swimming in the water, but decided not to do it.

Princess Sarah

Posted Nov 30, 2011, 5:32 pm
Hi Mum,

we had another lazy day on the ship.

It was time to show our cabin.

We like most this place on the couch next to the window.

Here you see me in the bathroom.

And we love this place - called Minibar. This is one part.

And this is the other.

In the afternoon we all had fun with our X-Box. First we played a quiz.

The we sang wonderful songs.

After having fun it was time to work - here I sat on the balcony and wrote my travellog.

When we all were ready we relaxed on our chair in the sun.

Princess Sarah

Posted Dec 5, 2011, 3:30 pm
Hello from Tenerife,

this morning I got up early - and I saw Santa Cruz on the Island Tenerife.

We started our tour over the Island in the mountains - the Anaga Mountain Street.

I had a great view.

We saw a city in the Valley.

There was the Teide - the highest mountain of Spain.

We went there later - first we visited the Loro Parque. I met penguins there.

Look - what a wonderful flower.

We continued our trip and went to the Teide Mountain. There were strange plants here.

Behind me you can see the Teide Mountain. We decided not to climb onto the Teide.

Next to the Teide there were some strange shaped Rocks called Los Roques.

What a wonderful day on Tenerife.

Princess Sarah

Posted Dec 5, 2011, 3:32 pm
Hello Mum!

We did a nice boat trip - and watched out for dophins and pilot whales.

But first you can see the view from our balcony. This was San Sebastian on the La Gomera Island.

Then we were on our little boat.

Where were the dolphins and whales?

I saw a lot!

We saw many more of them - but it was not so easy to take photos - with us ToyVoyagers and the animals.

Then we made a little cruise along the Coast.

Can you remember the Teide Mountain we saw yesterday - we saw it today, too.

In the evening we found delicious chocolate in our cabin!

We loved it!

Princess Sarah

Posted Dec 7, 2011, 7:12 pm
Hello Mum,

today we rent a car and drove over the Lanzarote Island. We started in the Jameos de Aqua - some nice Caves.

There were a nice pool next to the Caves.

We found funny plants again.

Here you can see the pool from another place.

We went to a great outlook - called Mirador del Rio.

I loved the view!

Then we drove to another part of the Island - the national park Timanfaya.

We drove through the Park in a bus - but it was not easy to make good photos there.

These are views over the Park.

The devil is the symbol for the NP.

Later we saw some camels next to the street.

Before we went back to the ship we walked through Arrecife. Here is the beautiful church.

And a nice lake inside the town.

Princess Sarah

Posted Dec 7, 2011, 7:14 pm
Hello from Gran Canaria,

Another trip by car today. We drove along the Coast and stopped in a little town called Agaete.

This is the church.

We went into it.

There was a wonderful Valley - we had a great view from the end of the street.

Back on the Coast Street we stopped at the Mirador de Balcon.

Later we drove into the Middle of the Island - into a Valley called Barranco de la Aldea.

There were very high mountains and steep and narrow streets.

We stopped in a small town called Tejeda.

This was the funny 'Cruz de Tejeda'.

Our last stop was a place called Terror. It has a strange name, but it was peaceful place with a nice church.

Princess Sarah

Posted Dec 10, 2011, 6:21 pm
Hello Mum,

it was a day on the Sea again. On this day it was a little stormy. You can see the waves...

And look at my wings - I am flying.

In the evening I went into the X-Lounge and I drunk my first glass of Champagne.

I love cruises.

Princess Sarah

Posted Dec 10, 2011, 6:23 pm
Hello Mum,

we started our trip in Casablanca with the Hassan-II-Mosque. It is the third biggest mosque of the World.

We went inside - not many colors, but nice.

It was really interesting.

I really liked this mosque.

Our next stop was the King's Palace. We saw two doors - first the small one...

...later the bigger one.

We went through the streets of Casablanca.

Can you see the beautiful green roofs behind me?

We visited a market with fruits...

...and fish.

Princess Sarah

Posted Dec 10, 2011, 6:25 pm
Hello Mum, 

yesterday evening we had Champagne - and it was delicious. RikeH didn't spend the evening in our cabin - so we wanted to have more drinks...

We went to our minibar.

Dicker Kumpel climbed into the minibar - and threw the bottles to us.

Ready - we had 4 bottles.

We brought the bottles to our place.

I chose the Johnnie Walker.

The others had other nice drinks.

Hey - the ship moved in a strange way - or did I?

What a great evening.

Princess Sarah

Posted Dec 19, 2011, 7:53 pm
Hello Mum,

oh - what a night...  :D

...but what a morning  :(

... there must have been something bad in the bottles yesterday.

RikeH told us that a coffee could help. Fortunately we had a machine in our cabin.

I had to fill this funny thing into the machine.

Then we waited for the coffee.

It was yummy. And I felt much better.

We decided not to make much more this day.

Princess Sarah

Posted Dec 20, 2011, 8:45 pm
Hello Mum,

today it was St Nicholas' Day. We found a present in our cabin.

Of course we opened it.

Some sweets – great!

Thanks dear St. Nicholas!

Later we started our trip through Funchal. Because we had an awful day yesterday,we decided to take a bus – and having our tour without moving a lot.

As you can maybe the see, the weather was not so nice today.

We loved this fountain and wanted to play there, but the bus didn’t stop.

Then we drove up the hill…

…and had a nice view.

Far away we saw a church, but it was not a famous one.

Then we left Funchal and drove along the coast.

There were terraces, where they grew bananas and other plants.

We drove through a nice little village, but I forgot the name.

Back in Funchal we walked back to our ship. There were three big cruise ships in Funchal today.

This was an old Tower – but not very high.

And another old building.

This was the view from our balcony – one of the other ships and a view over the city of Funchal.

Princess Sarah

Posted Dec 22, 2011, 8:57 pm
Hello Mum,

Normally we arrived in the next Port in the morning – today it was different. We arrived in the noon. So we were able to see it from the distance.

It was the Island La Palma.

We drove to the national park Caldera de Taburiente – I looked out of the window of our bus.

Then we arrived at the Caldera -  we had a wonderful view.

We made a nice walk and had other nice views – of course it was always the same crater – but we loved it!

And we had wonderful weather – this was not typical for this time of the year.

Later we went back to Santa Cruz. We stopped at a point called La Concepcion    .

There were many palm trees.

And I found these wonderful flowers.

Princess Sarah

Posted Dec 22, 2011, 8:59 pm
Hi Mum,

We visited our last Island today – it was Fuerteventura. We made a tour with Jeeps here.

This was a holy mountain.

Then we drove to the Coast. It was really steep there.

Later we went to a big dune. It was great – but really windy.

In the evening we went to the buffet. There were fruits with chocolate and ice sculptures.

This was my last view of the ship in the night.

I really enjoyed the Cruise.

Princess Sarah

Posted Dec 26, 2011, 3:24 pm
Hello Mum,

Christmas will be soon – and I was allowed to help decorating the Christmas Tree.

RikeH has a lot of Christmas Decorations. These ones are from her Grandma.

I think that these balls were really funny.

We had a lot more.

This was the tree after the first Part of Decorating.

Then we found more decoration for the tree.

I really loved this one.

Then the Christmas Tree was ready.

Princess Sarah

Posted Dec 26, 2011, 3:26 pm
Merry Christmas, Mum!

Today it was Christmas. We were waiting on our Chair.

Santa Claus was busy, but fortunately he sent two of his friends. Snowy the friendly snowman and Rudi the famous Reindeer.

I spoke with both, sung a wonderful Christmas Song and then I recited a poem.

They loved it and I got a present.

The others did the same – look, we all received a lot of sweets!

Later I played in the Christmas Tree. Of course I was careful. I want to show you the nicest things in the Tree.

I hope that you had a wonderful Christmas, too!

Princess Sarah

Posted Jan 5, 2012, 2:08 pm

Posted Jan 5, 2012, 6:03 pm
Hello Mum,

We had awful weather over the last days – so we decided to play billiard. Dicker Kumpel knew how to play it and explained it to us.

Then I tried it.

It was not so easy, as it looked like when Dicker Kumpel showed it. When we played we saw that MadBird looked like a billiard ball. Look, what we did!


Well – bad luck for the bird.  Only kidding, Mum, of course we would never do such a bad thing!

It was time to explore the room. There must have been horses here in the Past.

I played on this musical instrument.

Then I tried to call you, but I have forgotten your number.

Princess Sarah

Posted Jan 13, 2012, 5:38 pm
Hello Mum,

Dicker Kumpel received a gift from Murph for Christmas. Today it was time to solve the jigsaw puzzle.
Scritches and I helped him. Wow – there were many pieces.

First we searched the pieces for the border.

We started.   

Done – it was not easy!

After one hour we finished it. It was really hard work!

Princess Sarah

Posted Jan 29, 2012, 2:56 pm
Hello Mum,

We had snow outside, so we decided to leave our chair and made a walk around Sülfeld.

You already knew most of the buildings – but not in the wintertime.

Look – there was snow - it looked like winter!

We are in the North of Germany and there are not many big hills here. So the children use this small mountain with their sledges.

Behind us you can see the old school. It looks nice in the snow.

The clock of the church was broken – we haven’t been there at 6 o’ clock.

Back home in the garden we wanted to do something nice in the snow. We talked a lot.

And here you can see, what we created.

Princess Sarah

Posted Mar 14, 2012, 9:05 pm
Hi Mum,

it was a little boring in the last weeks here – because I already know the places, RikeH shows here guests.

But today she promised to show me some special buildings in Hamburg.

This is the Sprinkenhof – RikeH worked there years ago.

Next to it there is the Chilehaus – a famous old building here.

This is another view of the Chilehaus.

Later we went into another house – called Levantehaus. RikeH wanted to show us the funny animals there.

It is strange to see wild animals in a German building.

Princess Sarah

Posted Mar 17, 2012, 7:51 pm
Hi Mum,

It was a great day today, because Dicker Kumpel came back!  Last week he was away, but now he was back.

He told us about his holiday in Madeira and showed two postcards.

He told us that they ate fruits all the time – and we should do it now.

Fruits? Fortunately, B.o.B. showed his chocolate – and we threw the fruits away!

Chocolate is much better than fruits, don’t you think so, Mum?

Princess Sarah

Posted Mar 21, 2012, 7:54 pm
Helli Mum,

It was a sunny day and I sat next to the crocus flowers in the garden.

Princess Sarah

Posted Apr 2, 2012, 9:04 pm
Hello Mum,

Yesterday we had a lazy day in the sunshine.   

Suddenly two birds landed next to us. HömpfMömpf missed the way to his next host – and Pink Charmin is a new guest of Dicker Kumpel. We all talked a lot.

Then we went inside and wanted to celebrate the arrival of the new guests.

We all chose the sweets we like most.

I had these chocolates.

Mum – I miss you so much that I decided to come home.
I said goodbye to Dicker Kumpel – we had so much fun together – and he was such a great host.

Then I got a hug by the others!

Until soon!
Princess Sarah

Posted Apr 6, 2012, 3:04 pm
Today I arrived at home again. I had such a great time with Rike. Thank you very much. I will have a rest now and search for a new host.

Greetings, Princess Sarah

Posted Apr 29, 2012, 8:35 am
Happy Easter to you!

Today we were invited at my host parents' place to celebrate Easter together.

After a tasty lunch we went for a short one hour walk into the wood, which is close to their home. It's nice to see the lightgreen spring trees.

Stoker was a bit tired, so he asked me to carry him for a while.

At their home again we had coffee and cakes. As it was also my host mum's birthday we had a birthday cake.

Stoker and I shared a Bienenstich.

Then we went into the garden in the backyard and searched for some Easter eggs and found an Easter bunny.

I love the tulips there

and the daisies, too.

While we were outside the house, the Easter bunny must have been inside, because we found the Easter eggs there later.

That's it for today. I will write again

Sincerely, Princess Sarah

Posted Apr 29, 2012, 5:49 pm
Finally I found time to read these two pages of two different newspapers of the week. The one is about Bruchsal asparagus. Bruchsal is famous for its asparagus fields and auctions.

The other newspaper page is about the baroque palace of Bruchsal. I think, you have a good view to many different parts of the main building with the church tower, but still many houses are missing.

Posted Apr 30, 2012, 5:19 pm
We have typical April weather in Bruchsal. There is sunshine and the next moment there is hail and thunder and rain.

Posted May 30, 2012, 5:47 pm
Halo Mom, apa kabar? means Hi Mom, how are you? in English :)

Yeah...I arrived safetly in my host home Dee

I'm tired but I'm so happy to meet my host and her family. Unfortunetly Luppy and Aucky was out of town.

I can not wait to see them :rolleyes:

Dee said thanks for your note mom,

and she admire my canada tag also  ;)

I guess that's all for today Mom, is late night at here now. Dee said it's time for me to sleep...

I miss you and Good night

P.S: By the way, Let me know our home address Mom, because I want to send you a postcard. Dee is Postcard Collector. Please send PM to her. Ok Mom? ;)
Bye Mom

Posted Jun 12, 2012, 6:39 am
Hello all...long time no see :rolleyes:

Yesterday my host Dee take me to Ciputra World Mall. I'm so happy, because this is my first time to go out with her.

And guess what?! She bought me a snack food. Is very unique, I'm interested to watch how to make this snack  :stare:

Such as like chicken fillets are covered with flour and then fried until crispy, then sprinkled with powder seasonings and chopped into tiny pieces. Then packed in paper bags.

And VIOLA! can be enjoyed while walking. And is so tasty. Yummy  ;)

Posted Jun 19, 2012, 1:47 pm
Hello Mom, how are you? I hope you always fine.

Today, I finally met Luppy, He returned from out of town.

I greeted him, and we hugged each other like an old friend :)

We talked about our journey, and of course He envy me Mom ;) because I've had plenty of experience and my journey in many other countries in the world.

I'm blushing when he said that he will be my fan  :rolleyes:

After a long conversation, we enjoying the sunset on the balcony of the house. So peacefull...

See you  ;)

Posted Sep 4, 2016, 8:19 am