Archive for June, 2006

Synersis before the Match – “Anschwitzen” für’s Viertelfinale

Friday, June 30th, 2006

I admit – I have missed watching the last football match the Germans played. Today though, I decided to get “prepared” for the match tomorrow against Argentina and read two German articles… Christian Gödecke writes on SPIEGEL, that the Argentinians think to need “god’s help” because the German team is one that is not going […]

New Zealand out of stock…

Saturday, June 24th, 2006

Having no central heating in the flat where I’ve just moved in Wellington I was on the hunt for a hot water bottle to keep me warm at night… too bad… all the shops I have been to are sold out of them (I guess it must have been at least 10 all together in […]

Hugh in Wellington

Friday, June 23rd, 2006

Thursday evening, walking down Dixon Street on the search for a place where I could get a nice vegetarian soup, I pass a club (Hope Bros) and happen to hear a voice from the inside, which sounds familiar… Hugh Cornwell from the Stranglers is playing. I am lucky and get in for free (thanks to […]

Shearing rabbits…

Saturday, June 17th, 2006

If you ever come by at Waitomo don’t miss the Shearing Shed. Three lovely ladies showed us how angora rabbits get sheared. They acually get strapped up and turned around as you see on the picture. I really enjoyed this presentation – it was kind of funny as well as quite interesting, especially since I […]

Coromandel impressions

Thursday, June 15th, 2006

Driving through the Coromandel region made me sometimes think of the “Allgäu” or even the “Schwarzwald” in Germany. But there is so much diversity of shapes, designs and colours – I just love it. Palm trees, farns, pines and their differend shades of green. Then the big sky with the wonderful clouds in all kinds […]

Blackout in Auckland

Tuesday, June 13th, 2006

Not only that there was a power breakdown yesterday in Auckland on Monday 12th for a few hours, but the weekend for me almost felt like I “need” a blackout after all… We had been watching the FIFA opening game on Saturday morning at 4 a.m., the All Blacks Rugby game on Saturday evening at […]

Arriving on the other side…

Tuesday, June 6th, 2006

It is Tuesday morning (NZ time), I am sitting at a computer desk on the 10th floor in a building on Queen St. in downtown Auckland with a wonderful view on Waitemata Harbour. Clear blue sky and sunshine all over, but freezingly cold. Since arriving on Saturday I am already in love with this country. […]

Love at first sight

Saturday, June 3rd, 2006

After a long trip from Berlin – London – Bangkok – Sydney and a flight over the ocean with a lot of cute nice little clowds I catch sight of a beautiful landscape called New Zealand! I am finally there and I can almost not believe it. The fist view I get is making me […]

FIFA inspires

Thursday, June 1st, 2006

Just something I find a very nice idea my brilliant nice Jana had: to paint flags not only on faces (it seems like you can buy make-up in shops all over Germany) but on your finger nails.