Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Hellooooo from Germany

We have arrived!!!! My blog login is in German so this could be fun, it took a few goes to work out how to get this far haha

Well the Ferry, would never recommend DFDS again! Non stop problems the whole crossing but the boys had the worse part and were covered in wee and Jack cut his nose. We found that once we got to Holland our SatNav that had said it had maps for over here only had one road. Sooooo we found a petrol station and a very nice Dutch man told us how to get to the camp. Really was not too hard it's only two very long roads hehe

The camp is basically a wood with buildings plonked in it. The kennels where the boys were for two nights was lovely. They had a massive room out in the woods with a little house and were taken on walks around the forrest. Don't think they actually wanted to come home!

The house is bigger than the last one and it is taking a while to get used to the fact that the washing machine is downstairs. Dan has already made one of the rooms in the cellar his! The house was dirty and we have already had a falling out with housing over that one.

We have made friends with a couple that live a couple doors down from us. Dan worked with Dave years ago and by chance he met up with him in the Guardroom by accident. We have already been to theirs for a BBQ, taken to Hollland for lunch, drinks and shopping and we are going there Saturday so the boys can watch footy. Oh and they are cooking us a Sunday roast! Cat and Dave are so lovely so it will make it that bit easier to settle in.

Dan has found out he is 229 Sig Sqn which he was a bit gutted over as Dave and Dan (yup another one) are in 231 which on the paperwork was where Dan was meant to go.

Dogs are registered and will get a little Army number just like Dan.

Berty - The other morning Dan came running up the stairs, watermelon in hand to tell me that there was an injured bird in our garden. So me being me rushed out of the bath to go sit in the garden for an hour with a baby Jackdor (not sure on the spelling, my spellcheck is in German). A Magpie had pulled him from the nest and injured his wing and face so there was me in my PJ's and ever growing curly fuzzball of hair handfeeding this baby bird. The guard on duty told us to just snap his neck, you can guess my answer to that one. So we found the only vets open in Elmpt (although we are Elmpt Station we are just outside of it) and took the little one to get sorted. When we brought him home he went for a trot and found his parents and we think that's where he is now.

Oh and ref the google image we are the last house on the OTHER side of the road to what we thought. The reason we got it wrong was because the house numbers are not like in the UK and our neighbour has two houses in one. So we have a lovely view of garages and the NAAFI.

German classes - We went to the Army Education Centre only to find that I have to wait until July before the next lot start up. So for the meantime I shall just sit and say thank you a lot because that is the only one I know off by heart. Most of the Germans don't speak English, that's the Dutch. For the time being I just make sure that when we go off of camp I take Dan with me.

At the moment we don't have a TV (need a bigger dish), phone or net. There is a computer in the Welfare office which is where I am now so if any emails are sent I will see them when I next pop up.

I best be off, love to everyone back home and hopefully we will be able to speak to you soon


  1. I am so glad you have made some friends already - from what Grandma told me you had a pretty grotty time getting there (ferry, hotel etc) and things didn't go swimmingly with the house either.
    July isn't too far away and I'm sure things will become easier once you can understand a bit more of the lingo.
    Andy, Jo & Mum, Emma, Margaret & John all send their love and wanted me to let you know they are thinking of you
    Lots of love & hugs
    Aunty T xxx

  2. From Grandma: Toni has read out you post, glad you are settling in and have made some friends. Have posted a letter to you today. Ain't I clever, I'm on a 'puter...LOL not really, Aunty Toni is doing this.

    All my love
    Grandma....and Aunty T xxxx

  3. Oh my good god my Grandma has been let loose on the world wide web! hehehe love you really Grandma