Tag: Family

New blog … new life?

Hello, Thanks for all the feedback so far on my blog. Yes, I have moved my blog to my own domain, following the example of several of my friend. This way I have more control about widgets, add-ons and can add projects like cb consulting to this site also. I assume that I will move balamadana to wordpress too. However, it will be a learning process of how to use WordPress as a CMS, how to use Google Analytics, how to use Adsense properly and so on. Twitter is now integrated and you should be able to tweet this post and to see what I am up to as well. Please follow me. Also, I might delete my old blogs on wordpress.com and blogger to avoid duplicate content and anyone not finding me. I should soon rank highest for “volker ballueder”, once Google has indexed my site 🙂 Ok, not that difficult. New Life? Not really. Some things are in constant change, the baby is growing and the kittens are growing up too. I am desperate for spring to get some warmer weather, start planting my vegetables and enjoy a nice wheat beer in the sun. I am still in

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2008 review

I wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas. So I sent some emails, some Christmas cards, made a few phone calls etc. but also, I wanted to write on my blog about the last year. Looking back, now it being December, the year started off quiet-ish. Volker just started a new job which he absolutely enjoys and really settled into. His work has been both challenging and rewarding. He will definitely enjoy some quiet time over Christmas this year. Jenny didn’t like the job she was in a year ago but changed to a much better job this March. She now works in a private hospital with very nice people. I have met them at a Christmas do – very nice and funny people. What else happened? We had been together for 4 years in March, engaged for 2 and married today for 14 months. Time has flown past. Volker has been travelling a lot whilst Jenny found us a nice home and we moved into our own house in June. That was a big step and got completed just before the credit crisis. Not sure if that is good or bad, but generally speaking, we are very very happy

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Buddhist Thoughts

Buddhist Thoughts for the 23rd of September: A family is a place where minds come in contact with one another. If these minds love one another the home will be as beautiful as a flower garden. But if these minds get out of harmony with one another it is like a storm that plays havoc with the garden. – Buddha

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Our family is growing – update 1

After all the technical hype of last week, I am back at home for the weekend and keep busy with my family. As you know I am married, and as married life is, you start thinking about growing the family. Update 1 I want to call this…. No, no kiddies yet but “kitties”. My wife and I decided, in order to get used to getting up at night, feeding at certain times of the day and to take on responsibility for small creatures, to grow the family by 1 or even 2 kittens. Latter depends on what we can find 🙂 So, yesterday we started with the essentials and went to Pets at Home. What we got – and please let us know what we might still need. This is a first one for us: Book about cats Transport basket cat nip kitten food and dishes litter tray with “accessories” kitten collar toys scratching post and climber And, what we are hoping to get are similar ones to those, as kittens of course: I keep you posted. Hopefully we have them by next weekend! Volker

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