Category Archives: Family fun

Me mucking about with the family.

Holiday in Alsace #6 – Schwarzwald – The Black Forest

Original playout date: 14 September 2007
Duration: 14:18

One advantage of holidaying in Alsace is that you don’t only have the Vosges mountains of France to visit, but also just across the river Rhein is Germany and the Black Forest, so we took a day trip there.

Black Forest gateau, did we manage to find it? Watch to find out…
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Berlin evening with friends

Original playout date: 14 September 2007
Duration: 15:01

After the 7/7/07 meeting, which was shown on an earlier video (I’ll make this a video response to that one) we went back to our friends from Berlin who had invited us to stay and they showed us – and via camera you the viewers – around the much changed and ever interesting city of Berlin by road.

This probably has one of the highest number of languages in it as we are speaking English, German and Russian and then there is Schuberts Heidenroeslein in Japanese, selected as this is a song the German version of which is a party piece sometimes delivered by our dear friend Dr Peter Heinemann, featured here, when in the right mood.
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Choosing a Bengal Cat これは 猫です

Original playout date: 10 September 2007
Duration: 11:43

A collection of fine thoroughbred Bengals. We decided in the end for Pushkin, the marbled brown four month kitten you see in the frame at 10:40, and reserved him, but I am still hoping for comments and advice from bengal cat cognoscenti. Two weeks later Pushkin came to our home and 10 and a half years later he is still here enjoying himself. I have added a category under family members for Pushkin and this is the first one as it’s the first time he ever appeared on a film, as this is where we meet him for the first time, the guy who sleeps on our bed every night.
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Top of the World – For Elena on 8th March

Original playout date: 26 August 2007
Duration: 3:01

I sing the Carpenters’ classic. This technique of fading photos in and out is not as easy as it looks on Windows Movie Maker, and this is the first time I’ve used the technique.
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Alsace Holiday #5 – At a Courtepaille with Family and Friends

Original playout date: 2 September 2007
Duration: 9:03

The Courtepaille near Colmar airport is the location for the fifth part of our holiday in Alsace series.

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Looking at Plants 2/2

Original playout date: 25 August 2007
Duration: 7:33

A lovely gallery, in fact looking back on it I think it is better than I reckoned to it at the time, and of course both Sara and sophie are on this, as indeed is first wife Izabella and Irina.
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Alsace holiday #4 – On the Alsace Wine Route

Original playout date: 24 August 2007
Duration: 5:52

“This fourth part of my Alsace holiday series takes us to three towns on the famous “”route des vins”” in Alsace:

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Alsace holiday #3 – Route des Cretes

Original playout date: 20 August 2007
Duration: 9:44

Lovely to remember the time my parents and I were enjoying Flammkuchen or tartes flambees together in lovely scenery in France. Contains a nice gallery section for the photos taken that day. I remember how that day the temperature down in the lowland was about 5 degrees hotter than up in the crests.
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I’ll never see you again, I’ll never forget you!

Original playout date: 14 August 2007
Duration: 4:02

Sophie is just lipsynching mainly to this one, but it is a great fun musical muckaround anyhow, and one that seems to have been watched and appreciated a surprising amount, see the stats below.
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Holiday in Alsace #2 – Kaysersberg

Original playout date: 12 August 2007
Duration: 9:58

We’re in Kaysersberg in the foothills of the Voges,
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Looking at Plants 1 of 2

Original playout date: 10 August 2007
Duration: 11:09

29th July was the date we looked at the Plants in Powsin Botanica Gardens, although it was uploaded a couple of weeks later.
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Alsace Series #1

Original playout date: 26 July 2007
Duration: 6:56

Developing the idea of “series” from trips, here is the first in another series, namely the Alsace family holiday we had in 2007 mmeeting my parents over at their friends’ place in Alsace. In this first film we see where we spend the first night in Legnica. The second day we crossed Germany and saw among other things a crop fire.
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