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End of another school year! And with it big celebrations for finishing primary school for Lilly, lots of athletics, the first big ballet concert in Liverpools congress hall and a great „weekend away“ at the waterfront for the entire family… Our „big summer holiday“ this year: 3 days exploring a northern part of Scotland (Galloway Forest Park). Quite the adventure- first time hiking-camping with the kids, luckily most of our old gear has survived the test of time… 🙂

A big few weeks – first Julius‘ 14th, which we celebrated in the Peak District, lovely walks (bit wet though!) and visits to Bakewell, interspersed with the local excursions to the beach and around our little home town… Lilly went on her big year 6 trip to the Lake District, where the teachers orgaised a party for her! Obviously she got to celebrate with us again once she was back…

Finally, athletics season is back on, and with some delay thanks to Covid the kids experienced their first competitions in the UK!

Bluey’s progress talking….

Really, this is „Christmas 2020“ – which we all spent with Covid19, of course loosing taste and smell just in time for our planned fancy NY eve dinner… As elsewhere, not too much has happened… working from home, lockdowns, easing of lockdown and really just very recently restarting of the kids sporting activities. That means most images Jan-April are largely from home, and include some of Lilly’s zoom dance classes, and more recently outlings to Devil’s Hole and also Trentham Monkey Forest to catch up with some friends for the first time in many months!

And not to forget the lovely trip to some local National Trust gardens last weekend – that last day we got nice weather before the continuation of winter….

… almost forgot: a modern version of the Nativity play (Krippenspiel) produced by Lilly’s school, featuring Lilly as opening dancer, host (aroud min 18) and on-stage (left hand girl) dancer in „Grease Lightning“ (ca min 26):

Time is flying by, even though it’s all so very different this year…

Here a recap since Halloween (with fantastic pumpkins carved by Julius & Lilly {Skye}), and a transformation from cute sixth-grader to evil queen…

Then my birthday, for which Julius made an amazing cake. We still go to the beach quite frequently so there are lots of pictures of our family in the dunes and the pine forest.

We wish you all a very happy and safe Christmas,and a great start to 2021!

There will be more pictures taken from our holidays coming soon, in the meantime – stay healthy!

Many hugs from the Zajitscheks

… und entgegen jedem guten Vorsatz sind schon wieder beinahe 4 Monate seit dem letzten Eintrag vergangen… Das kommt wohl daher, das mit dem Covid-19 Sommer erst einmal verhältnismäßig wenig passiert ist, aber es häuft sich dann doch!

Hier die Highlights von Ende Juli bis jetzt. Angefangen von einem netten Ausflug „in die Berge“, kurz darauf gefolgt von einem Kurzwochenende in Uppermill, Greater Manchester, in der funky Dachwohnung im Herrenhaus, mit wunderbaren Spaziergängen am Kanal entlang und im netten kleinen Ort.

Das letzte Wochenende vor Schulanfang sind vor zum 1. Mal und sehr spontan nach Wales gefahren, haben das Conwy Castle besichtigt und eine Nacht in Llandudno (oder so) verbracht…. Haben uns sehr an Tasmanien erinnert gefühlt – und werden (sobald man wieder darf) Wales weiter erkunden!

Dennoch gab es auch näher an daheim noch einiges zu fotografieren, vor allem den Strand um Formby natuerlich… Damit war es das wieder für diesmal – aufgrund strikter Reise und Treffens-Beschränkungen werden wohl auch die kommenden Wochen nicht allzu ereignisreich ausfallen. Das nächste Update gibt es dann erst wieder gegen Weihnachten!

Bis dahin, seid alles fest gedrückt von SFJL

Corona-Zeiten… Man ist es gewohnt zuhause zu sein, zusammen. Wird schon seltsam, wenn es wieder erwartet wird in die Schule oder die Arbeit zurückzukehren – ist hier in England aber wohl erst frühestens in 2 Monaten!

In der Zwischenzeit haben die Kids viel Begeisterung fürs Kochen und Backen entwickelt. Vor allem Julius hat schon alles mögliche von Blechkuchen, zu Käsekuchen, Torten, Muffins und Cookies ausprobiert.

Ansonsten – Ausflüge zum Strand, wann immer das Wetter und die Laune mitspielt, und mit besonderer Begeisterung zum Devils‘ Hole, einem kleinen Naturreservat am Formby Beach.

Leider ist der Sommer im Juli lang nicht das was wir im Mai von ihm erwartet hatten – sogar die Heizung haben wir wieder angemacht 😦

Aber nun, ist nun einmal England!! Und mit der richtigen Ausrüstung kann man IMMER auch zum Strand! 🙂

Ach ja, und natürlich haben wir auch zwei Geburtstage gefeiert! Zuerst Julius‘ 13.ter, und knapp 3 Wochen später ist Lilly auch 10 geworden. Also trotz des Covid19-Alltags diesmal doch ein paar Fotos!


Lockdown, Easter, Felix‘ Birthday…

and we finally have our furniture 🙂

After a lasting bad weather spell for February / March we now have lovely weather – and the BBQ season has officially started! We’re really grateful for our backyard – and the exercise trips on the bikes through the countryside and to the beach. The most recent highlight: The Devils‘ Hole, a nature reserve that is a breeding ground for natterjack toads (Located right behind Julius‘ school).

We can’t wait to be able and allowed to check that area out more thoroughly, but even just on the way through we saw toads, tadpoles, newts, a frog, a salamander and a lizard… Biologists paradise! 🙂

Hoping everyone had a happy and safe Easter! Stay safe & healthy!


We have arrived… Right on time for New Year’s and a final glimpse of wintery Christmas atmosphere around Liverpool. We have settled in Formby, near the beach – of course! The kids wear their very formal school uniforms (so far) with pride! Liverpool offers lots of culture & fun exhibitions. A work-related trip to nearby Chester reveals Britains roman heritage – that little down will be explored much more soon!!

And again, it seems I have skipped over quite a few events – especially November 2019 is rather cut short – even though my birthday was awesome (I managed to squeeze in a slide from the dinner that weekend, and a brief glimpse of our fantastic outing to Cirque du Soleil’s‘ „Kurios“, but seem to have left out the sculptures by the sea entirely…). Too much happening! Lots of „final“ and „lasts“: performances, tournaments, races, award ceremonies, conferences, primary school graduations, and many many farewells… in and around Coogee, Sydney, and Hobart. We are so grateful for so many old and new dear friends, fantastic times and unforgettable memories. Another decade is over, another chapter closes… On to new adventures, we’ll see how taking a „grown-up“ job goes with our nomadic lifestyle! Am writing this sitting on Coogee beach, while Julius is playing his last Beach Volleyball game. I will miss the fantastic views & easy lifestyle – thanks, Australia, for a great time…

Here a start – in reverse order; our last weekend’s massive Queensland to „Elements 2019 Festival“, with stopovers in Port Macquarie and Coffs Harbour, and brief visits to Byron Bay (that has changed quite a bit since our visit in 2001!!) , Ocean Shores (what a cute little place!!) & Buladelah (honourable mention. Because we love Smith’s Lake. But really, there’s nothing to see in Buladelah. But great name anyway).

A few pics from Lilly and supporters at the Sydney Olympic Stadium – again this year she was one of the few select athletes to proudly represent the Sydney Coastal Zone in the Sydney East Athletics Championship (and even made it into the finals!). As we started right from there the kids were rather exhausted.

Just a few days before that we went to visit friends in Melbourne – Lilly got to hang out with Harmony for 2 days, we got a private tour of the Victorian Parliament by MP & Sen’s Dad David, we spend some lovely hours with Jen, Andrew & the 5 kids, and we even managed to squeeze in a brief catching up with Mick, Maria & their lovely girls 🙂

There’s still more to come from these events, and much more planned (starting with seeing the sculptures by the sea with some of our favourite Tasmanians tomorrow!), Halloween disco, …..

Oktober 2021