Corona has destroyed a lot of people’s lives. Not so ours.
I’m in medicine and all I can say is that this is the best advertising campaign I have ever seen. What are people afraid of? Dying? I can assure you, we will all die – some sooner, some later. The jab has a much higher potential to cause harm, for it is man-made. But enough of that!
We used this time to live our dream and spend more than just a few weeks holidays in Greece. In September we bought a small house about 7 km from the sea with an ocean view for very little money and we are working on making that into a home for us. The last look at the calender showed that we have been here 3 months no. We’ve never spent that much time in Greece, ever! While in Germany there was a lot of snow and now it’s been raining non-stop for many days, we have had a few showers in February but for the past 6 weeks we have had nothing but sunshine and a bit too much wind. The temperatures are in the low to mid 20s each day and at night it doesn’t get cold enough to light a fire.
Our angels have sent us to one of the most wonderful places. The neighbours are wonderful, there is a lot to do and see in the area and we have made friends quickly and feel very much at home. Work is progressing well and we now have a bathroom, sewage and a kitchen. It won’t be long now to be a comfortable, home which we will be proud to show.
Veröffentlicht unter Allgemein, Griechenland
Verschlagwortet mit corona, covid, Greece, renovation
On Monday the 18th January 2021 little Henry Lukas came into this world. Born at 11:25 am in Schaerding Austria (this hospital is closer to Nisha and Florian’s home) he weighed 3580 g and was 54 cm long. We congratulate his parents and wish the young man a happy and healthy life. His sister already fell victim to his charms. 😉
Henry Lukas with Matilda Josephine
Veröffentlicht unter Familie
Verschlagwortet mit birth, children, Stangl
Ja, man kann nicht alles haben. Entweder wir fahren 2022 mit dem Boot die Donau hinunter und wohnen teilweise in Griechenland, oder wir kümmern uns um die Pferde.
Franzi hat uns bereits September 2019 verlassen. Sie wohnt jetzt in der Nähe von Marktredwitz, dem Stammsitz der Pöhlmanns bei Antonia, einer 15-jährigen Pferdenärrin, der nach vielen Schicksalsschlägen, Franzi ein Lächeln ins Gesicht gezaubert hat. Es geht ihr blendend und wir bekommen immer wieder Fotos von ihr.
Matilda trifft die Pferde
Jetzt ist es Zeit sich von Paula und Silverado zu verabschieden. Am 31.10.2020 ist der Umzug. Das fällt wirklich schwer, denn wir dachten, wir würden zusammen mit den Pferden alt werden, aber unsere Ziele haben sich in den letzten Jahren stark verändert. Vor allem wollen wir noch nicht alt werden. Es ist uns leider nicht gelungen junge Menschen zu finden, die beim Projekt Bachlmühle mitmachen wollen.
Silverado bleibt ganz in der Nähe und wir sind glücklich, dass er zu Menschen kommt, die wir seit Jahren kennen und achten. Er wird wieder das Reitpferd, zu dem er geboren wurde. Wir können ihn auch weiterhin sehen.
Paula hingegen zieht nach Thüringen um. Einige Kilometer südlich von Leipzig wohnt ihre neue Mama Sophie. Sie ist 27 Jahre jung und hat auch eine kleine Tochter. Es gibt auch einen Mann im Haus. Paula wird mit 4 anderen Norkern in einer Herde auf dem Land leben. Gerne hätte ich auch sie in unsere Nähe gewusst, aber um ehrlich zu sein, war das einfach das beste Platzangebot. Wir sind überzeugt, dass es ihr gut gehen wird.
Als Haustiere haben wir nun nur noch Leni und Gray die Taube.
Veröffentlicht unter Uncategorized
Verschlagwortet mit Haustiere, Pferde, Trennung
At the beginning of January we got word, that our wonderful off-grid home in Greece has been broken open and robbed.
The new roof. We were so happy.
Everything is gone. Furniture, kitchen, food, clothes, bed, bedding, crockery, cutlery, you name it – it’s gone. The walls were smeared with paint. Our hearts are broken. We are not even sure whether we want to go back to Greece or not. The
Bedroom after the robbery
pain is just too much. We know that there are awful people everywhere, but every year we’ve had stuff stolen and we were broken into. It’s never been as bad as this before. Last year they had „only“ stolen our floorboards and an old mobile phone (even though it had a message on it from my late grandmother).
Veröffentlicht unter Griechenland
Verschlagwortet mit Diebstal, Griechenland, Vandalismus
Today 07.09.2019 Franzi walked into a trailer and left us. We sold her last Sunday.
Yet again I see how difficult it is to predict even my own feelings yet alone the behaviour of horses. I fed the horses a bit early and gave them each their anti-helmtic paste. Paula was too impressed but the other two went straight for it. Ever since last Sunday the horses‘ behaviour had been unusual. They neighed a lot during the day although they had everything they needed. When the new owners got here, I asked them to go into the garage so Franzi wouldn’t be distracted. I put her halter on by stepping into the feed box and gave my best to convince her to come to the opening end of the fence. She was good and come fairly quickly. I took her on a slack lead rope and just walked into the trailer. The first time she walked beside the ramp. So I went back with her and tried a second time. The second time she came halfway up so I made her go back and again walked ahead. When she stopped I just gave the rope a couple of tugs being careful not to turn around or look at her. I just kept on walking and in she went like a champ. Then disaster struck! The new owner shut the rear with a huge bang. The horse bolted and went over the front bar with its front legs. There she was hanging in the trailer helpless and super nervous. Now, what to do? Achim tried to cut the bolts but to no avail. I tried calming the horse, Antonia the girl who got the horse was crying, the parents tried to calm the girl and the fellow they had brought along who apparently had transported many horses were trying to find a solution for the problem.
After Franz had calmed down a little she again showed what an unsual and clever horse she was. She brought her real legs forward and gently climed over the front bar with her front hooves. No panic this time, just clever action. Imagine our relieve!
Paula and Silverado are super upset at the moment. They are calling for her. Paula is showing some behaviour I’ve never before seen on her. She’s trying to chew the metal bars of the feed box.
Achim called the manufacturer of the trailer and found out that the trailer has a panic release for the front bar. By turning a bolt outside, the bar inside drops away. He let the new owners know and found out, that Franzi really is very brave and well behaved in the trailer. They are not having any problems. Annother 1 1/2 hours and they will be at the stables.
Although I’m sad, I know that Franzi will now get the attention she needs. She will be worked regularly and I am convinced that she will be a fantastic horse and a great friend to a teenage girl. Good luck Antonia and Franzi!