Wednesday, July 11, 2012


I'm so sorry you may have been on the lookout for Uncle Ukki's story about his adventure :-(
I strained my hip before we went to Germany and I could hardly walk. I couldn't take pics ( it involves bending and crawling between the rocks and bushes ) and Uncle Ukki is on his own now in Germany :-I.
Because of that hip-thing I lost my Mojo.
 I'm normally a person who doesn't walk but run ( not on purpose I can't help it) and I'm so frustrated about it. I walk like Quasimodo and as a result my knee hurts too, hahahaa I sound like a little kid.
Can't take Pinky for a walk ( he does his walkies with Erik and Arthur) and I'm shuffling a bit between my kitchen and the bedroom.
I've got real painkillers today ( !!!) and I hope it will be back to normal soon.

The little "vacation" in Germany was nevertheless wonderful.
The minute we arrived our neighbour came almost running to us and told us that there were two fox cubs sitting on our doorstep some 10 minutes before we arrived !
Well, this neighbour is a real outdoors man, lived his entire life in this woody area and still he was so enthusiastic !
In the week that followed we had a visit from a fox cub on our terrace but this time Pinky went berserk and the cub ran off.
Erik was invited by our neighbour to watch a soccer game and when he came into his house the neighbour whispered to him : come quick, look out the window !
And there she was ! The Mama fox ! The neighbour has a big box of old bread outside which he feeds to his rabbits and Mama fox just came by to grab herself a loaf :-)
Ha ! Apparently she collected the loafs, in the bushes next to our house was a big pile of bread loafs ! 
In the evening you could hear nibbling sounds and I imagined the complete fox family having dinner.
There is a little stream behind the house, the house is on a hill and you can look down on the stream if it wasn't such a jungle :-). The stream attracts animals of course ( YAY ! ) and besides the fox family ( there were 4 cubs ) we heard wild boar late at night and early in the morning there was a deer. 
The deer came every morning and Erik managed to take a pic :-)

And and much to our surprise we saw fire flies !! Never saw them before ! 
We tried to take pics of them but as you can see ( hopefully) it's just a little dot in a lot of black.
I show it anyway because I think it's funny, seeing hundreds of them and ending up with this pic !

Oh before we left, Pinky needed her Rabies shot and well she went kind of funny :
See the foam on her mouth ! :-)

Well, we did manage to do some work on the house, we finished the shutters !!!!
( If you look closely you can see Uncle Ukki in the window. . ) 
Uncle Ukki will keep me posted while he is still in Germany but so far no word from him.
I won't worry about him, he seemed to be okay staying there and he is still investigating !

Helen XXX


  1. My dear Helen,

    I am so glad you have pain killers and soon you WILL have your mojo back! You know how we lose it and then it always comes back in time. Your photo of Pinky is hilarious!! Ha ha ha ha! The firefly one is too! ;)

    Your German home is a fantasy home with magical creatures surrounding it! What a place of inspiration it will be to create in wool when you move there one day.

    Take care of that hip now, and just think of being 100% well soon!



  2. So sorry to hear about your hip. Hope you feel better soon!
    Germany sounds wonderful! I would've loved seeing the wildlife! (especially the foxes...I would've been squeeing like a little child if I'd seen the cubs! Haha)

  3. Thank you Mandy ! I was squeeing ! After the little one ran off :-)

  4. OH dear..maybe Uncle Ukki will need to search for your Missing might have left it in Germany!!!
    I LOVE your Firefly Photo!!! HAHHAHAHHAHAHHAHAH!!!! You weren't Exaggerating, were you????? We have Firefly/Lightening Bugs here by the score in the Hot Summer, and they are so Amazing! We have woods nearby and in August they FILL the woods and they twinkle just like fairies- it is the MOST MAGICAL SIGHT!!!
    Poor frothing Pinky!!!! HAHHAHAHAHHA!!! She looks like Groucho Marx with those eyebrows!!!!!
    Feel better soon and Can't WAIT to hear from Uncle Ukki!!!

  5. Dear Helen,
    hope you feel better soon! Your home is beautiful!
    Ina :)

  6. Hi Helen, loved reading your post here! Sorry to hear about your hip problem. We take our good health for granted dont we ... until something like this happens, then we see otherwise. I had a ham-string problem a couple of months back. Couldn't stand up without searing pain, couldn't walk, just hop. Oh boy, it really was awful, so I sympathise with you.

    Your house in Germany is indeed magical. Naughty Pinky LOL chasing away the foxes. WHO drew the eyebrows on him hahahaha? Oh I do love Pinky.

    And what a lovely image .... the mamma fox coming to steal bread for her family and stock-piling it .... that is wonderful.

    OK hope you're feeling better already.

    Liza (Elizabeth) Liz Felt By Liza (take your pick hahahaha)

    1. Hi Elizabeth,Liz,Liza hahahaa nice to hear from you here ! I'm a follower of your blog now ! Your doggies are truly wonderful with so much personality !

  7. Oje, geht es dir inzwischen schon ein bisschen besser, Helen?

    Um dein Häuschen in Deutschland kann man dich wirklich beneiden, einfach traumhaft! Auch bei Spaziergängen ausserhalb der Stadt habe ich noch nie einen Fuchs gesehen. Dieses Jahr bin ich extra auf die Suche nach Glühwürmchen gegangen, konnte aber keine entdecken. :-(

    Erhol dich gut, damit du uns auch weiterhin mit deinen wunderschönen Geschichten erfreuen kannst!

  8. Oh dear I am so sorry for you. Actually I was impatiently waiting for Uncle Ukki's news
    I hope that your hip is recovering in this beautiful place in Germany.

  9. PS- I wont worry about Unkle Ukki because I've seen him behind the window :) The house is beautiful, I like the stone very much!

  10. I hope you're up and about soon Helen-feel well:)


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