tger greenhaddock: The new anchor girl

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

The new anchor girl

The Juniorette and Mrs H went to a Children’s Museum in Speyer last weekend. I unfortunately had to work. The Museum this winter has had a children’s media exhibition running showing how many of the kids shows shown on the kiddie TV channel KIKA are made. Apparently it was really interesting and the Juniorette now knows all about blue/green screens, and she got chance to read the kids news on the TV show LOGO. This was only simulated but it was shown on TV screens around the museum.

The Juniorette reads the news

Today the sun shone all day, so it was time to get outside and chop some wood for the wood burner and start some work on the garden. I pulled up some of the dead plants and tidied up a bit. It was good to get into the garden again. Nights are still very cold, but days are hopefully getting a bit warmer.

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Blogger versteckt said...

Yep, I definitely had to wonder today what that odd round thing in the sky over Marburg was!

March 14, 2006 8:45 PM  
Anonymous lydia said...

Today was amazing! I definitely feel like germany is thawing! having said that i would not be surprised if it snows again! :)

March 14, 2006 10:16 PM  
Anonymous Franzie said...

I do have to admit that's one of the more depressing sides of life in Germany.
Down Under you can garden all year round, except that your vegies might get fried slightly prematurely (not in the pan but in the sun :)
But if everything stops growing it means weeds stop growing too, which might be a good thing.
We're fighting a loosing battle with plants that are carefully cultivated and nurtured in Europe and turn into nasty little weeds here that grow everywhere, especially where you don't want them.

March 15, 2006 12:19 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

You did garden work? I am envious. Everything is still frozen solid here.

March 15, 2006 7:06 AM  
Blogger Haddock said...

Versteckt - I was wondering what the the warm yellow thing was as well :)

Lydia - yeah I think more snow is forcast :(

Franzie - You definately have different gardening probs with the heat rather than the cold. I'm not certain, but I think my gooseberry bush may not have survived the winter :(

Karen - The ground here is not frozen, but the soil is really cold. Could be a while before anything actually grows.

March 15, 2006 8:04 AM  
Anonymous Belinda said...

I'm so excited about getting back out into the garden. I seriously have had a major case of the winter blues this year :(

I've been so worried it will stay cold too long and then I won't have enough time to plant everything.

If it doesn't rain/snow/othercoldthings this weekend I'm going out and retilling the soil.

Oh and how fun for the Juniorette! They have a similar tv studio set up at the science center in Singapore. That was always a favourite thing of mine to do when I was there.

March 15, 2006 11:45 AM  
Blogger CanadianSwiss said...

I can't wait to use the garden again. We practically live on the terrasse and in the garden from spring until fall.

I think it's great that Juniorette had that chance. Who know, maybe you'll have a star reporter or anchor woman in the family :-)

March 15, 2006 12:44 PM  
Blogger christina said...

Wow, some day we'll see Juniorette on the "Tagesschau". :-)

Still very frozen here - I can't wait to get into the garden again and get everything in shape for spring. If spring ever comes...

March 15, 2006 12:57 PM  
Blogger Bob Gentry said...

does that show broadcast via web? would be neat to check it out.

yeah...those blue/green screens are trippy ;)
have a great week!

March 16, 2006 9:10 PM  
Blogger Martin Stickland said...

Hey you greedy so and so, no wonder it rained today because it looks liked you kept all the sunshine over there!

Glad you had a nice day mate, the streets of Ilfracombe will soon be full of holiday makers!

Take care and mind that old back of your with all that wood chopping!

March 16, 2006 11:32 PM  
Blogger Haddock said...

Belinda - I have the winter blues more this year. I think its really affectíng a lot of people.

Canadianswiss - She really enjoyed the TV thing, but her heart is at the moment set on being a fotballer/swimming coach/dancer....but of course that will all change again.

Christina - I hope spring does come soon, but at present I can see no end to this grey & cold gloom.

Bob - It was only shown at the museum. Shame really. Enjoy your cruise! :)

Martin - The sunshine only lasted a day. It must be your turn now!

March 17, 2006 12:13 AM  
Blogger Crystal said...

We are having snow flurries right now in Chicago, and I am way ready for greenery too!

March 17, 2006 12:27 AM  
Blogger Cynthia Rae said...

Just wanted to wish you and your family a happy St. Patrick's Day! I feel a little left out of the party as it is just "another day" here in sunny Italy. What I would give for a glass of green beer and a parade of bag pipe players.

Top 0' the morning to ya!
Mc Cyndi O'Italy

March 17, 2006 10:01 AM  
Blogger Haddock said...

Crystal - Lets hope spring comes soon :)

Cynthia - A happy Paddies day to ya! :)

March 18, 2006 2:58 AM  
Blogger Expat Traveler said...

Hey Haddock - did you kknow I swam for 14 years? And I was a swim coach and swim instructor for 10 years! I also ended up getting all of my school paid for through swimming. But I was set early on that I was going to do that...

I didn't realize the pic was of Juniorette. Must have been me being way too tired to read on a friday night!

March 19, 2006 11:08 PM  
Blogger Haddock said...

Expat Traveler - I knew you used to swim, but not you were a coach & instructor - that's impressive!
Juniorette loves swimming. The club she is in doesn't do competitive stuff, so when she wants to do races and stuff she can move to another club. She loves the water (as I do), and we both can't wait until she is old enough to learn to Scuba dive. As she proved last summer in Crete she is a pretty good snorkler already.

March 20, 2006 12:12 AM  

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