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New: 10 Euro bank notes

29. September 2014 in Life in Europe

There is a new note on the streets. After a few days of announcements in the media the first tenners have arrived at the ATMs. I just got a few of the latest 10-€-billets when I went to the bank.

And I made up a little competition:
If one of these 3 bills come you way some time the just take a picture and post it here together with a comment. I will set up small a winner’s prize for the first entries!

The lucky numbers are:

  • EB1032646212
  • EB1032646221
  • EB1032646239
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Blog writing can be quick

21. September 2014 in Uncategorized

There is a new easy blog tool to use in conjunction with some free web space. I have already written about GETTING FREE WEB SPACE for blogs or other web pages.

Now there is a Windows program which could be easily used to write articles and add images. Just one click and the picture is re-sized, the text is formatted and all components are online.

Just a few preparations are needed to give your blog a color design.

The tool is called WebTable Quick Blog and is available as a FREE DOWNLOAD along with an explaining manual.
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Jeanius stopped blogging

8. September 2014 in Uncategorized

in Gedenken an Jeanette Hess

I was wondering why there were no new articles on Jeani’s several blogs. But just today the idea came to my mind to try googleing about this rather well known blog writer. I knew she had placed a number of blogs on the web. But final information and the reason for no more updates was found on facebook:

I had the feeling something happened as she mentioned her asthma and other health problems. But I never expected to find confirmation she passed away so suddenly.

I had some conversation with her via email and I think her family and neighbors have lost a very active member of the community who was always fighting for peace and fairness.

My respect to Jeanette – My condolences to the family

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German Bundesliga today

22. August 2014 in Uncategorized

In Germany all football fanatics are waiting for the new season to begin.
And the new FOOTBALL BUNDESLIGA season starts today!


Highlight: FC Bayern München will be live on free tv as the winner of last season.

As you can read on the 24-Sports-Blog there is a chance to take part in a fun betting competition.

There is nothing to lose but fun to win. Have a look and register to join in!

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Pretty Sicily

21. June 2014 in Life in Europe


Just had another week abroad. This time the destination was the Italian island of Sicily. The city to stay at was Catania. That is 2 and a half hours by plane. And over an additional hour by bus to get to the hotel there.

Catania is a very historic city. Not only back yards but of course old cathedrals and ancient excavation sites.

The weather was lovely. Not too hot – just about 27°C. So it was nice walking along the streets. On a sunny day we decided to go swimming at the beach. Main transportation is the bus. But information on time tables or line maps is hard to find. So you must try to communicate with the bus drivers to find out which bus departs at what time. The visit on the mediterranean banks ended in a bus stop hut seeking shelter from a sudden thunderstorm…

But after all I can indeed recommend Italy – just go there and see for yourselves…!