IT at home

January has been all about the Internet and the computer. A new wireless network with mesh router had to come, the Mac finally needed a current operating system and my various websites a new host.

This is now done and I can return to my other hobbies.

AIRFIX Gloster Gladiator, 1:72

over the Christmas holidays, I finished a scale model of a Gloster Gladiator. It is a new AIRFIX kit in 1:72. Inspired by a picture of Aviation artist Mark Postlethwaite "Oslo Defender" I finally found the right accessories and above all the right decals to do this particular model.
image AIRFIX model
This Gloster Gladiator has been involved in the first dogfight during operation „Weserübung“. The German Wehrmacht raid on Norway. Sersjant Kristian Fredrik Schye scored the first aerial victory over a Bf 110 on April 9, 1940 near Oslo. There are a few photos of the model on the Flickr album.

christmas 2018

Soon another year is over, in a few days is New Year's Eve and New Year. All of our family have been at home over the Christmas holidays and we have enjoyed the time together.
image xmas-tree
We do not need many or big gifts anymore. What is more important is the time together, which distinguishes this Christian pracitices and which we live.

top of Winti

a quick survey of my team has shown that city sightseeing takes precedence over technology. I've already heard a lot about the tours run by House-of-Winterthur. On the 11th of December we met in front of the city library for a guided tour with a visit to the church tower.

It's a great thing to be on top of the church tower yourself, where the wind players serenade on New Year's. Photos from up there and from the guide are on my Flickr album.

Fuerteventura in November

beginning of November I traveled to the Canary Islands for one week. On Fuerteventura, I've extended the summer almost for another week. Temperatures between 22° C and 26° C have been common.image lighthouse on the Janida beach
Fuerteventura and Lanzarote are bathing islands, the sandy beach at Morro Jable is 4 kilometers long. I also rented a bike to explore the southern part. It was worth it. Photos from the holiday week are as usual on a Flickr album.
image view from Mirador-los-Canarias

new and fresh look

finally, after the usual detailed and almost endless selection process for a new design, my website is up-to-date again. This time, I also updated the content and deleted or updated some outdated information. There is still one big question: which logo should I use now? I have drawn these three owl logos, they are only visible on sit-down devices. Which one would you choose? Comments are welcome..
image uh-logo-decisions


it has been a quick decision; just a phone call on Tuesday evening that a balloon ride is planned for Wednesday afternoon. But I knew that such trips depend always on many factors. Everything has to fit together, and on the next afternoon we stood ready in Hohentannen to ride a hot air balloon. Piloted by Kurt Frieden (hence the name of this blog entry) we started near the lake of Constance and traveled up to Wil SG.
Of course I took a couple of photos, you may check them at my Flickr album.
image hotair-1s