Sunday, November 30, 2008

Liam earns his “Seepferdchen”

Last Friday Liam’s swimming lessons of the past 3 months paid off when he earned his Seepferdchen badge (literally seahorse) which shows he can

  • Jump into water from the side and swim 25m unaided
  • Retrieve an object with his hands from shoulder-deep water

This completes his trio of 2008 sporting achievements where he learned to ski, cycle and swim in one calendar year. His parents are very proud :-)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


As Electra disclosed in her earlier Last Walks post, we’ve known for some time that she has cancer. The tumours in her throat had receded recently, and we were starting to hope that she would get better. However, what started as a limp a week ago progressed quickly to an inability to use her real left leg. A visit to the vet yesterday revealed an aggressive and painful bone cancer. Heike made the difficult decision on the spot to put her out of her misery.

Below I’ve pasted some pictures of Electra which we’ve taken over the last few years.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Militant Atheists on their bus again

You’ve got to love Jesus and Mo