Category Archives: 2012

2012 in review – blog statistics

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 2,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 3 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

Happy New Year and 2012 update

December has been filled with activities and our girls liked the many Swiss traditions. Please find here our newsletter for 2012:

We wish everybody a Happy New Year, may 2013 be filled with Fun, Health and Joy.

Wir wuenschen allen ein tolles 2013 mit Freude, Gesundheit und Zufriedenheit. Wir veteilen unseren Jahresbericht nur noch in Englisch, da wir nun wieder in der CH wohnen.

The Giezis!


Winter 2012

Das 4. Quartal war hektisch aber auf die Familie konzentriert.

Der fruehe Schnee Ende Oktober und anfangs Dezember war fuer die Kinder ein schoenes Erlebnis und the Giezi girls freuten sich am Schlitteln und Schneeschaufeln. Continue reading

Winter 2012

We had a busy year end, at home as well at work. Sarah got evaluated at school and the specialists were impressed on how she is picking up German. We got very early snow beginning November and once again beginning December. Continue reading

October 2012: Visitors from Singapore

It was a great surprise when Nor called to ask, if Hariz can come visit and take Nora’s mom with him. That was unexpected and we bought her ticket immediately.

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1982: Jetz sind mir dra

In 1981 Stefan did a super8 film for the national TV station. He sent a script in and they actually had a kids program, that would provide the camera and cutting equipment. It was aired on January 13th 1982. Uploaded this week, thanks a to friend who made a DVD out of the VHS.


Stefan sandte ein Drehbuch an das Shweizer Fernsehen. Er war sehr erstaunt, als man ihn anrief und eine Super 8 Kamera und Schneidegeraet zur Verfuegung gestellt wurde. Der Film wurde am 13.01.1982 schweizweit ausgestrahlt. Diese Woche auf youtube geladen, dank Stani, der die VHS in eine DVD umgewandelt hat.

2012: Summer (Vacation)

In German we call it balcony vacation or UHU, which means around the house. We did activities close to Wil and enjoyed exploring Stefan roots. Here just a few highlights we had. Papi took 2 weeks off and we enjoyed a VIP viewing for the Swiss National day firework in Wil from our balcony. Continue reading