Sintflut / deluge

(English version follows below)

Was da seit letzter Woche an Wasser vom Himmel kam, kann einen ja wirklich an die Sintflut erinnern. Es scheint, als ob dieses Jahr nicht nur der Frühling und der Sommer in Norddeutschland verregnet sind….

Im Waldkindergarten wurden letzte Woche fleißig Kanäle gebuddelt, damit der Platz mit dem Bauwagen nicht unter Wasser stand. Am Freitag war die Große neu eingekleidet – es gab da anscheinend eine große Pfütze auf dem Weg, wo sie plötzlich “Flutsch!” machte und es gar nicht anders möglich war als nass zu werden (beteuerte sie). Der Erzieher grinste im Hintergrund und machte pantomimisch vor, dass das “Flutsch” eher ein “Hüpf!” gewesen war.

Besagte Pfütze ist inzwischen so groß geworden, dass die Jogger entweder umkehren oder ihre Schuhe ausziehen und durchwaten müssen.

Am Sonntag aber, da war der Himmel blau und die Sonne schien. Passend dazu kamen Familie und Freunde und es gab es Kuchen und Kaffee. Wir haben den Garten hergerichtet und ein paar letzte Blumensträuße gemacht. Es wurden Laternen gebastelt, Waffeln gegessen und abends gegrillt.

So ein kleines Herbstfest zwischendrinnen, das ist doch was Feines!

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Last week, it has been raining cats and dogs. After three days, we were wondering whether it would be necessary to build an ark, and it definitely seems like we’ll not just have a rainy spring and a rainy summer this year, but also a very wet autumn.

In the forest kindergarden, canals had to be digged so that the space around the trailer wouldn’t drown. On Friday, the little one was wearing new clothes when I picked her up – apparently, there was a puddle on the way where she just happened to make “Whooosh!” and there was no way how she could not have ended up soaked (according to her). Her teacher smiled in the background and showed me pantomimicly that the “whoosh” was more likely a “Jump!”.

Said puddle has grown so big by now, that the runners around the lake either run back and take another way or they get rid of their shoes and wade through it barefoot.

But on Sunday! On Sunday the sky was blue and the sun was shining. What a good day to invite family and friends for a small autumn gathering. There was cake and coffee, and the little one and I picked some last flowers. We tidied up the garden and made lanterns and waffles and did a bbq in the evening. What a good way to enjoy this time of the year!!

About erdhummel

Familial entropy - that's an insight into our current life which has been fundamentally changed last summer when our daughter was born. Having studied in Cottbus, Germany, and worked/studied in Edinburgh, Scotland, we momentarily live in a small town in Switzerland where Karsten is trying to save the environment and Freddie is trying to save our sanity. Since there is not much time for elaborate, long emails while doing that, we thought a blog might be a good option to smuggle ourselves into the lifes of our friends.
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