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Birgit Platschka
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The Age Of Tannies And Ooms.
A sobering state of affairs. South Africa has many official languages including Afrikaans. Yes, it is one of its official languages, mostly unknown in the rest of the world except perhaps in London. Quite a few South Africans try and do a gap year in London...
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Bob Joins The Family Firm.
While I get to re-calibrate my safety zone. There are only so many occasions during the day, or rather week, that our little cat turns into a ferocious tiger. Muscles quivering while doing her own brand of in-room-skating. In other words running circles wi...
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Are We Women Nurturers Or Do We Just Have A Healthy Dose Of Common Sense?
Bob's adventurous day out. Before I had even met Bob, I read an interesting relationship advice: " You are not his mother, but his wife / girlfriend. Stop mothering him. " and I've tried sticking to it as much as possible...yet, it's not always that easy! T...
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Being At High School Is A Full Time Job Indeed.
Who has a longer workday...students or adults? School term has started and the first week's shine has worn off. Admiring new text books and pristine exercise books only last for so long after all. Gosh, there are a lot of text books and with the dearth of l...
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A Changing Of The Guards.
A strong bond of friendship. Deutsch Schützen had their Kirtag yesterday and it was a success which the who's who of most surrounding villages attended. Packed to the rafters and as the day progressed, they had to put out more and more tables. Super. Nice. ...
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Some Village Dogs Had A Field Day Yesterday,
Promenade Friday perhaps? Again it was one of those picture book perfect end of summer days, where the sky was insanely blue, the leaves protesting hard against the gravity of autumn, with a bit of orange starting to emerge. Not a cloud to be seen, but for ...
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We Serve Good Food In Our Shed.
The word has spread like wildfire. For years we've been feeding our feral cat Tigger a square meal per day. Winter or summer. A while ago Bob even dug a path from her lair to the feeding bowl during a particular arduous winter, one that was blessed with mo...
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It Doesn't Always Have To Be Pristine.
A different side to life. A mere glimpse back made me stumble over a slice of old world charm, coupled with beauty, authenticity and humbleness. Most of the little Burgenland villages have homes that are perfectly kept with the owners having sleepless night...
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Some Call It Winter, Some Call It Hibernating.
Is there anything better than hibernating the days away? The other day I had the pleasure of sharing a table with a new crop of villagers. Yes, new recruits to the fabulous and delightful life in a village, or should I rather say, our village. They have rel...
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A Seat At The Table Completes Our Cat's Exciting Afternoon Adventure.
Who says that cats aren't human? It had gone on four in the afternoon when I came home, knowing I had about ten minutes before one of my extra lesson charges would arrive. First time as he has just entered the hallowed and often scary grounds of high school...
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+Richard Seymour The cat added a whole new dimension to life. Thanks, Richard.
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Seen In The Vineyards.
A bit of humour too. I took this photo looking from one hill of the Deutsch Schützen vineyards to the other. Somehow the Kellerstock in the middle of the photo reminds me of an old painting. As you can see, the rain arrived yesterday en force with still a b...
A bit of humour too. I took this photo looking from one hill of the Deutsch Schützen vineyards to the other. Somehow the Kellerstock in the...
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Goodness, A Supermarket Stalking Affair..
Is it her, or isn't it her? A normal casual trip to the supermarket got a bit more interesting, if not a tad embarrassing. I blame many things on it, chiefly my new prescription sunglasses and the lack of modern etiquette being practiced by the younger set....
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Introduction
In July 2011 my husband Bob and I moved from South-Africa to a wonderful little village in Burgenland, called Eisenberg. I had lived in S.A. for thirty years, but I was missing my family too much and we decided to move here. This blog is about the little everyday things, that I think about in general or see here in Burgenland, that are special, sometimes funny but hopefully enjoyable to you. My aim is to make you forget your stresses for just a few minutes each day. Let me know if I succeed. Thank you.
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Started a new life in my forties : New country, new occupation, new everything....but luckily all this with my " old " husband.
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  • University of Natal
    1986
  • Carter High School
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Fifa favouritism takes gloss off Brazil - Times LIVE
www.timeslive.co.za

In Fifa's cartoon world only Brazil can win this World Cup.

How to Heal Cavities Naturally
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The world is slowly waking up to the fact that, when you give the body what it needs, it can heal things we previously thought were impossib

Return to Snow: 111 days later! - Home - english - Jack Wolfskin Blog
blog.jack-wolfskin.com

'Skiing when your soul is singing and you are grinning ear to ear and have already forgotten all the hard graft and hellish work of the last

The perils of falling inflation
www.economist.com

WHAT is a central banker’s main job? Ask the man on the street and the chances are he will say something like “keeping a lid on inflation”.

Mopping up with Method
money.cnn.com

Eric Ryan and Adam Lowry launched Method and helped create a new category: eco-friendly cleaning products.

11 Lessons That 'Jane Eyre' Can Teach Every 21st Century Woman About How...
www.huffingtonpost.com

Charlotte Brontë's "Jane Eyre" was published on this day in 1847. While I'm a very big fan of most Victorian literature, "Jane Eyre" made an

There once was a student called Richard . . .
educatingrichard.richard-seymour.net

Another good day today. It was the first that felt as if the rush of being new had faded and everything was settling into normality. I think

Not shaped for sportive tricks.
educatingrichard.richard-seymour.net

Who knew fencing was so physically demanding? Not me. All that lunging, and the masks make you sweat rivlets, if rivlets is the word I want.

Climate change: how hot will it get in my lifetime? - interactive
www.theguardian.com

The UN is to publish the most exhaustive examination of climate change science to date, predicting dangerous temperature rises. How hot will

Birds Of A Feather & All That !
simplyburgenland.blogspot.com

The things that go on in your garden, when you are not there ! Birds are entertainment, second to none.

Bob Hope: his 20 best one-liners - Telegraph
www.telegraph.co.uk

Picture special: Bob Hope, one of the great comedians of the 20th century, died on July 27, 2003 at the age of 100. To commemorate the 10th

Monty.
impudentways.blogspot.com

Monty came to us a little broken. He'd been shuttled around from rescue to rescue so often that any time a car door opened, he'd mournfully

Giant Mirrors Will Illuminate Norwegian Town | TIME.com
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Rjukan, with a population of 3500, is installing heliostats to redirect natural light onto the town square during its darkest months

Do You Also Read Your Novels Twice ?
simplyburgenland.blogspot.com

Reading novels is such a wonderful way to recharge. Good novels ( eg. Quinton Jardine ) tend to pull you into the story from the start.

What’s the Ultimate Creativity Killer?
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"I think there is a world market for maybe five computers." ~Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, 1943 "There is no reason anyone would want a co

Libor in a barrel
www.economist.com

IT IS a lesson of the past five years that benchmarks in unregulated markets can fall victim to the incentives they create. Subprime mortgag

Mother's Day & A Future !
simplyburgenland.blogspot.com

Let's make sure that Mother's Day will be around for generations to come. Do one " green " thing a day !

A Blogger Needs Passion, Nerves & Chutzpah !
simplyburgenland.blogspot.com

How blogging feels for a blogger. Nerves and passion a definite requirement..oh and a fun of adventure.