orienteering in Dornbirn (at)

this weekend I accompanied Nadine to the Swiss Championship in sprint orienteering (SPM). This event has been organised together with the Austrian O-team in the small city of Dornbirn not far from the Swiss border.Nadine-SPM-blogen
Since I don’t do sprints in urban surroundings I used the opportunity to visit the competition area and take some photos as a spectactor.

F-107A (1:72) birthday present

what a surprise, Nadine and Alain gave me a model kit for my birthday. It is a kit from Trumpeter of the F-107A Ultra Sabre built by North American. Only three airplanes of this type were built. The Ultra Sabre was planned as the successor of the famous F-100 Super Sabre.
It was a good idea by them because this gives me some variety to my particular situation.

in memory of Marianne

It has been two weeks since Marianne has passed away. The sympathy from relatives and friends, the comforting words and the many thoughtful discussions, have been overwhelming.
Thanks to everybody who mourns with us for Marianne.
We have lost you but we’ll never forget you.
I have started a documentary about Marianne’s life in an Album on flickr. I will add more photos in the next weeks and months. If you are interested in her curriculum vitae it is available here as a PDF file.
Marianne has lived for the sport. It’s not surprising that the album contains a lot of sport highlights.
However she was a dear mother and a lovely partner. You’ll also find photos about that topic.

a sad event

suddenly our life has changed. “Unbelievable“ and „sad”, that’s maybe how to describe the feelings and moods we’re in right now.
Marianne, our children’s Mom and my sweetheart is no longer with us.

Spitfire PR Mk IV (1:72)

another old Airfix kit, this one has the year 1974 scratched in the fuselage mold! With a few add on parts like a photo etched cockpit and resin wings this a makes nice model for me.
The photo reconnaissance (PR) versions didn’t carry any amor with them but have as much fuel on board as possible. The PR Spitfires could fly from England to the Gdansk Bay and back.