Not sure how the link given relates to potential bickering or fighting between vaucluse and myself.
No idea either
(Although I do remember, silly Vaucluse adores a classig Tagheuer, whereas myself, I have a far more refined taste and wear a stylish Baume Et Mercier, but that aside).
I have a Baume et Mercier as well but my effeminate period is over . . . it's all rugged now. Can you smell the Testosterone?!!! Actually, my Tag Heuer has been with me in the Sahara, Caribbean, Samoa diving etc . . .
And one thing I learned in SEAsia - - - NO LEATHER WRISTBAND
Vaucluse, hard to find a topic to fight about, we agree on almost everything...
So true . . . I think it's just two old warriors getting odl, sitting under a chestnut tree in town square, sipping their coffee and checking out the ladies (like the old guys in Asterix auf Korsika)
But to make you feel homesick, here's a nice one:
Went to Cologne (Koeln) a few weeks back, Eastern weekend holiday break.
Koelle.... Tolles Wochenende, viel Koelsch, viel Theater (Oper, Klassisches Konzert, Museum Ludwig), Fantastisches Essen neben dem Rhein und wirklich ein sehr gutes Hotel, SAS Radisson an der falschen Seite des Rheins.
Waere schoen gewesen, dich dort an zu treffen...
Ach, das hoert sich toll an. Weisst Du, das ist doech etwas das mir hier fehlt . . . sich in's Auto setzen und ein paar Stunden spaeter in einem anderen Land zu sitzen und die dortige Kultur zu geniessen (mal eine nicht-Asiatische). In diesem Fall die Koelsch-Kultur, sowie die kulturellen Angebote!
Vielleicht eines tages wenn wir von dieser Gegend genug haben . . . Eines tages!
I'm glad to hear you're enjoying yourself back in Europe . . . any plans at all in coming back here?
I believe the term you're looking for is baby monitor.
Right. Those things . . . high-tech stuff . . . good value!
even baby sitters back in western countries can get paid $30/hour.
Not where I come from, nor road.not.taken . . . pray tell, where s this baby-sitter nirvana . . . and don't say Oz because that's not the case
You fail to see the point, Splatted . . . these people are already employed and living in your home. They eat for free, don't pay electricity, water, shampoos etc...
No, they are not family . . . but anyone taking care of my child in our absence better feel like being part of our family . . . and if keeping an ear out while they are awake in case of an emergency is too much to ask . . . then make it a pure employer/employee relationship and have them pay for breakages, food etc . . . oh, and forget about birthday presents and bonuses, presents for their children at Christmas and their birthdays (bought and sent by the employer) etc etc etc . . .
With a non-taxed salary, rent, board, medical expenses, 2 week paid holiday home, 13th month bonus, birthday bonus, random extra money given here and there... my helper is making more than I made my first job out of college.
Ditto . . . and being self-employed, she still does at times.