Tapsi, Croft, Warrington, England


Posted Oct 28, 2011, 1:56 pm

here are some pictures of me while watching the fishes... ( i want to eat them ^^) , sitting in a flower, kuddling with my best friends, getting ready for halloween and the best picture of me is while i´m brushing my wonderful hair. enjoy the pictures of me and i hope you would like to host me :-)

Posted Nov 2, 2011, 1:13 pm
Hey Mummy,
today i arrived in Munich at my new host Tomi :)
I hope i'm gonna have a great time and see really many places :)
See you :)

p.s: Sorry for the bad quality :( It will be better the next time :)


Posted Nov 3, 2011, 7:21 pm
Hey Mummy,
today me my host and two friendly Toys called Tom the Bear and Tim the Bear. We watched TV, a german show called Galileo, which was the reason why so many people joined toyvoyagers.com. Also we ate some chips and drank Fanta. I know that the pictures aren't so impressive but in the next days there will be some great pictures.
See you next time Mummy :)
Bye Bye

Posted Nov 6, 2011, 6:15 pm
Hey Mummy,
today was my last day here at my host around Munich. I'm sad i can't visit Munich on tuesday with him and Tom the Bear but England isn't so bad, too :D Because it was my last day, my host Tomi showed me around his hometown. He made really much pictures with me infront of sights of his 10.000 inhabitant big Village. I saw some churches, a Cornfield and my hosts Bunnys Fergie, Luna, Felix and Lina. Also we got some Corn for his them. They are soooo sweet :)
Hope you like the pictures and i hope i'll see you soon

See you

Posted Nov 9, 2011, 9:56 pm
Hello mom!

Just wanted to tell you that I arrived at my hosts home. Now I have to wait for the other tvs to help me out of the envelope.

Yours, Tapsi

Posted Nov 11, 2011, 5:20 pm
Mommy, mommy, mommy!!!

Today I could go out of my box. First all the other tvs were afraid, because they only saw my mane! I scrawled out of the box. I had no time to realize the others. Something put me down to the floor. What a surprise! It was Chrissy, my so loved friend from home! She introduced me to Madison and Beate. She arrived a few minutes before me.

Chrissy and Madison showed us the area where we arrived. Madison found something to eat for us. Hmmm, I didn't like it so much. There were also some frozen strawberries. I also didn't enjoy them. I'm a lion, I need meat! Chrissy shouted "look there are some other berries", but I just understood "bears". I climbed up the tree and wondered, there weren't any bears, only berries. (My host told me I will get some meat when we are back at home). Nothing to eat, but some nice decorations. I wanted to decorate Chrissy and all of the others helped me!

I will write to you soon!

Yours, Tapsi

Posted Nov 12, 2011, 8:58 pm
Hello Mom,

today me and the other tvs visited Lutherstadt Wittenberg. We used the car to go there.

First we visited the market place. Here you can find the ancient town hall, the statue of Martin Luther and the town church.

We did a walk around the town church. The streets are tiny! Near the church we found the statue of Johannes Bugenhagen and an old fountain.

When we walked from one church to the next we saw many backyards. Some of them owns restaurants, some museums.
We wanted to go to one of the restaurants but we couldn't read the menu. There wasn't enough straw to build a "tower" to climb up to the menu.

So we went to the next backyard. We found a fountain of 1558 and we also saw Lucas Cranach the Younger painting a picture. We helped him a little bit.

In the third backyard we found the museum of history. There was a picture of the old money of the GDR. It looks really colourful.

Finally we arrived at the most famous building of Wittenberg, the castle church. It is a little bit taller than me!

Here you can see me sitting in front of the door where Martin Luther posted The Ninety-Five Theses on October 31, 1517.

We also went inside the church. Wow, everything was so impressive!

After this sightseeing tour I was really tired! I'm a lion, I have to sleep a lot! So our host decided to do the last part by car. We went to the Hundertwasser school which was designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser. It looks colourful and funny!

It became dark when we went back home. And we saw a wonderful sunset!

Finally I can go to bed. Good night, Mom!


Posted Nov 16, 2011, 10:00 am
Today Madison left us.
We cuddled him and gave him something to eat for his journey to Hamburg. I hope he'll arrive soon and will enjoy his stay in the north of Germany.

Mom Mom Mom!!!
While we were having dinner, we listened to the radio and it was told that some people of the radio channel will be in the village! So we went to see Radio SAW live! It was so exciting! And too cold for a lion!
Can you see me on the first picture between the ladies Beate and Chrissy?

Posted Nov 18, 2011, 12:09 am
Hey Mommy,

today I was a little bit lazy. Our host took the two tv-ladies and me into her car and we just drove around for about 250km!!! We used the highway to go to Berlin and back.
So many cars and lights and so much speed! Chrissy held Beate and me in her arms all the time. I was really happy about that!

Posted Nov 20, 2011, 7:09 pm
Hei Mum,

today we did a trip to the former brown-coal open cast mine of Goitzsche. The lake is also called "Bernsteinsee" (Lake of amber). It's about 840 hectars and it's located in the east of Saxony-Anhalt, near the city of Bitterfeld-Wolfen.
On some pictures you have to look carefully to see me!

We climbed up a wall. Chrissy was the fastest!

Because the lake was a coal mine before we could see lots of old stuff from that time, like the big train.

We did a little competition: "Who is able to go closest to the water without getting wet feet". Beate got a good idea to do it. Chrissy lost! She got wet feet and a wet nose. Maybe she wanted to go swimming.

Now, I'm off to Berlin.

Love, Tapsi

Posted Nov 21, 2011, 8:41 pm
It's me again!

Today we did a sightseeing tour. First we weren't sure where to go...

We decided to go to the Brandenburg Gate. It is one of the most well-known landmarks of Berlin and Germany.

The next stop was the Gendarmenmarkt. There's the Christmas market now.

We also saw the Friedrichswerder Church and the monument of Karl Friedrich Schinkel.

Not far away you can see the Museum Island. We just stopped in front of the "Altes Museum" (old museum).

Next to the museums you can find the Berlin Cathedral.

Not far away from the cathedral there's the Marx-Engels-Forum.

Last but not least the highlight of our tour. The television tower next to Alexanderplace. It was constructed between 1965 and 1969 and with its height of 368 meters, it is the tallest structure in Germany. There is a visitor platform and a revolving restaurant in the middle of the sphere. The tower is part of the World Federation of Great Towers (WFGT).
The big wheel is part of one of the Christmas markets.

This is a special picture made of me. Here you can see lots of sights in only one picture: Berlin Cathedral, Humboldt-Box, St. Mary's Church, Hotel Park Inn, television tower and the Red City Hall.

Love, Tapsi

Posted Nov 24, 2011, 8:02 pm

Today we went back from Berlin to our hosts second home.
When we arrived we enjoyed the sun while walking to a park.
At the end of this long street we found the park. We climbed up on different things (trees, benches and something arghhh, dunno what it was!). And we found some snowballs hanging on a tree. What a crazy world! Beate, Chrissy and I did a small snowball fight. It was fun!

Love, Tapsi

Posted Nov 26, 2011, 8:20 pm
Hello Mummy,

my hosts Mom took me to school! I've never been to that place before!

First I checked all the technical facilities. We got a tv, some radios and an overhead projector.

Then I had to decide what chalk I wanted to use. I was not sure if yellow or green.

Sadly we all were to small to write on the board.

Posted Nov 27, 2011, 9:43 pm

today we took some pictures on our way from A to B.
We stopped at the Charlottenburg Castle. It was windy!

And our second stop was the airport Tegel TXL. Sadly we couldn't see planes.

In the evening I was allowed to do a walk on my own.
First I went to Brandenburg Gate. I've been here before, but it looks also nice in the dark!

And I saw somebody famous!!!
The picture is not so good, but on the stage behind me you can see Marit Larsen from Norway. She played some songs, I like all of them.

I also took a picture of the famous East German Ampelmännchen.

And I took some pictures at the Christmas markets. There are so many things to see! And so many things to eat!

Now I'm really tired. I think I'll go to bed now!

Love, Tapsi

Posted Nov 28, 2011, 10:57 pm
Today I wrote my list of wishes for Santa Claus.
I hope he can read it, because I had some problems while writing with a pen.

Posted Nov 29, 2011, 10:55 pm
Christmas time can be funny.
I rode a rocking horse.

Posted Nov 30, 2011, 11:02 pm
Hei Mum,

today we boarded the kitchen!
First we formed the meat into balls that Chrissy could bake it. I stole some of the meat, but please don't tell the girls! Then we mixed some milk with different ingredients. While Chrissy stired everything and Beate checked if she did it correct, I was searching for something to eat in the bag of the ingredients. I was so hungry! We added the mixture to the balls. Chrissy cut the cheese and we put it on the top of everything. Then we waited for a long time... et voilà... it was delicious!!!

Posted Dec 4, 2011, 7:22 pm
Hey Mommy,

today we welcomed a new tv. His name is Joe.
I'm a little bit confused, because he looks like Chrissy. Maybe they are twins?!


Yours, Tapsi

Posted Dec 5, 2011, 9:54 pm
Hello Mummy,

today we wanted to do a big sightseeing tour, but it was raining until noon and started again after a short time. So it was a short day for me outside.

First we went to the Oberbaum Bridge. From here we had a fantastic view to the East Harbour section of the river Spree. On the left side you can see the buildings of Mediaspree, like Universal Music Headquarters (Germany), MTV Central Europe and TV Dockyard. On the right side you can see the Treptowers and the TwinTowers. And in the middle of the river Spree you can see Molecule Men. These thirty meters high metal sculpture was designed and executed by the American sculptor Jonathan Borofsky. Symbolically, they represent the intersection of the then three districts Treptow, Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain.

We walked along the East Side Gallery. It is the longest open air gallery in the world. The art mile is located along the banks of the river Spree in Friedrichshain. It is 1316 meters long and it is also the longest segment of the Berlin Wall that is still standing. Right after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the East Side Gallery was painted by 118 artists from 21 different countries. Using various artistic means, the artists commented on the political events that took place in 1989 and 1990 in over 100 works of art found on the eastern side of the wall.
In the course of the years, many of the images became greatly weathered and, in 2009, forty of these works of art were restored.

Our last stop was the o2 World. It was opened in September 2008, a modern multi-function arena setting new standards for Berlin. Up to 17,000 people can attend the concerts – then the stands can be converted to a sporting arena within a few hours after they leave.
The o2 World is particularly suited to large and spectacular shows, such as “Walking with Dinosaurs”, which features life-size dinosaur replicas. Concerts are also provided for by the ultramodern technology and video projections. The arena is also the home of the national league basketball club ALBA Berlin and the ice hockey team Eisbären Berlin.

By the way. It is cold in Berlin, but it is still not snowing!

Love, Tapsi

Posted Dec 6, 2011, 11:05 pm
Hello Mommy,

today we did a short stopover at the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, also known as the Holocaust Memorial. It is a memorial to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust. It consists of a 19,000 square metres site covered with 2,711 concrete slabs or "stelae", arranged in a grid pattern on a sloping field. The stelae are 2.38 m long, 0.95 m wide and vary in height from 0.2 to 4.8 m.

When we came home in the evening there was an envelope waiting for us.

Chrissy and Joe took the scissor to open it. They were afraid of cutting somebody or something inside. But nothing happened... :rolleyes:

Chrissy and Joe crawled into the envelope. Beate and I had to help them out of it.

When they came out of the envelope they had a new tv in their arms. His name is Greeny delMonte. He seems to be a nice guy.

Posted Dec 8, 2011, 12:00 am
Huhu Mommy,

today we found a colorful envelope at hour hosts home.

We opened it carefully and saw something red inside. We were a little bit afraid.

It was Crawfish in the envelope. She came the long way from the US. And she had something sweet to eat for us.


Posted Dec 12, 2011, 11:38 pm
Hello Mummy,

today I left and my journey goes on. Next stop is England.  Chrissy will take me with her!
Beate also left today. She's going to Kiel.


Love, Tapsi

Posted Dec 20, 2011, 8:09 pm
We've arrived in England Mum! :D Woo. It was a bit of a rough ride for Chrissy and I; our package got slightly ripped and wet in the post. But thankfully we were all fine and dry inside :) It was so nice to have a travel companion. 

The welcoming TVs loved their presents and postcards, especially the chocolate with the characters on, ooh and the stamps! Our new host says thankyou to MA 17 :) Chrissy and I showed off our travelog tags B) Sienna the monkey really liked my funky hair, her obsession with it was quite funny :p I match the size of Edelweiss! So we had a photo together.

The other TVs we met were Pinky Bear and Pengy. Soon we will all help to put the Christmas tree up!

Posted Dec 20, 2011, 8:53 pm
Mum, we were discussing Santa Clause today, and I mentioned to the other TVs that I had made a list that is on my travelog. They all came to have a look, and were very confused. Edelweiss asked whether it was written in Lion Language :p And Sienna said that Santa's Elves won't be able to read it! :( Then suddenly she had an idea, and found a mirror! :D I really hope the elves will bring my letter to Santa himself, as he will be able to use a mirror to read it :)

The others said that although I can't write in the right direction, it must take great skill to write the way I do! ;)

Posted Dec 25, 2011, 7:25 pm
Today we went to a nearby shopping centre mum! It was all pretty and Christmassy :) I am going to have to split this into a few updates in order to have a rest between uploading the photos, so more will come another day.

We went through the main shopping area, then into 'The Orient', where all the restaurants and cafes are. It is designed to look like a big ship, can you tell? And guess who was flying across the sky?! Santa himself! :D And his reindeer of course.

We wanted to look at the building from the outside, but only Chrissy had time to peek before the rain came down heavy. I have included her pictures so you can see :)

We found the birth of Jesus! The stable looked a bit hidden and out of place against all of the extravagant decorations, but I guess a stable isn't very classy is it? Maybe they could have made it bigger though... it looked like it had been thrown in as an after-thought! Where has the true meaning of Christmas gone, we ask? :p

Posted Dec 27, 2011, 9:42 pm
These are the rest of the photos from our trip to the shopping centre.

I found a small waterfall :) We thought there must be a big Christmas tree somewhere, and sure enough, we found it! Only it wasn't any old tree, it was a singing tree! :D The branches at the bottom moved, as a mouth, but you can't really see that on the photo.

I saw a nice car, but not sure why it was there... And China Town; I got to sit on a lion! At least I think it was a lion? Then we went back to another area where something funny happened. Chrissy rat was posing for a picture on the statue of a music band, when this little boy pointed to her and said 'can I have that mouse mum?!' Well, she looked really scared of being taken away but it was all okay. We thought it was hilarious, especially her indignity at being mistaken for a mouse! :p She saw the funny side afterwards.

Next we went to look at where the cinema is. We went back through the Orient then up some steps to get there.

Posted Jan 4, 2012, 1:36 am
Tree decorating!  (The camera battery went flat so we used a different camera in the middle until the battery charged and now the pictures are in different folders... bear with us while we get the order right ;) )

I was pretending one of the christmas tree's feet was a sledge :p But I was useful, I made sure the lights were in working order :D

We admired a card sent by Edelweiss's mum, Krawfish (with the donkey and animals) and one sent by RikeHH (the red card with the cute dog on) :)

Posted Jan 10, 2012, 7:06 pm

We got a few more pictures of our host's tree now it was day time, then went to see the real tree downstairs. My hosts family bought it for 50p a few days before Christmas :p Can you spot me? The picture is a bit blurry for some reason.

For Christmas my host got a brain! It is meant to help her learn the different parts for her studies, but we just found it fun to play with ;)

Then we all got a surprise... A new TV! :D And he looked liked the brother of Pengy, aww 

There was another present for my host, which seemed strange; Dawn of the Bunny Suicides! :stare:  She said it is meant to be humorous to humans, but we didn't look inside as judging by the cover we felt it might be a bit disturbing!

After the present-opening we took a few pictures of the decorations, then went to watch 'The Muppets Christmas Carol'. Kermit the frog was starring in it, so we heard it was very good.

I had some Christmas meat :D

I have also posted some pictures of another TV travelog I was nosying at. He looks like a relative of mine! :) His travelog says he is a stay-at-home TV being trained as a guide for the Big German RR... he has career prospects :) But maybe I can visit him someday... I hope he doesn't mind featuring in my update, but I was so excited to find him. Hello Hessen-leo! B)