Been a while since last entry, that's why I'm the "Lazy Blogger"
At last we could leave for a mini vacation, and the destination was the southwest part of Hungary. We had rented a villa in a little nice town by the name of Zalakaros, known for their termal spa, but the spa was not the reason for us.
We always had fancied to see this part of Hungary, the south we already knew, because of our many visits to the area around the town of Pécs in the Baranya county.
The Zala county was new for us, and we found it very beautiful. We made tree different trip by car, the first one was driving around in the Zala region, the second one was driving south to the Pécs area, showing it to a friend of ours, that never before had visited Hungary. The last trip we made was driving around the lake Balaton, Balaton is the largest lake in central Europe, and known for it's beaches and spa's. The pic is taken on the shores of Balaton in a small place called Balatonberény, near the southest part of the lake.
All our stay we had really nice weather, around 20-25 degrees C during the days, and around 15 in the late evenings.
Everything comes to an end, we had to return back home, and when arriving back to Tampere Airport and finding out how cold it is, we nearly jumped back on the plane to return south.
The lazy blogger is back after a summer filled with all kinds of carpenter works. The blogger have been helping the son of my beloved engaged woman with his villa project, and also made some restaurations on our own house. The picture shows the west end of our house, where the whole wall has been replaced with a new windshield and the covering outher surface. The problem of this summer has been that it has not been many days when it has been possible to paint the wood needed for the job, it has either been raining or otherwise been unpossible to paint due to being at other places those days not raining. All in all the task has taken over a month to fullfill, but now it's done, one forth of the house. The rest will require the next three years if the weather conditions remain the same,
The midsummer is over, Velho and Velhotar spent a few days during midsummer at a villa situated in the archipelago of Uusikaupunki on the west coast of Finland. The weather was excellent and the company also, we were 14 persons present during those three days. During the days we done some small fixings to the villa, during evenings there was the traditional finnish sauna and barbeque food with the whole gang sitting around the fire into late night.
Since last writings, we'we been having a short vacation near Sorrento in Italy in the end of April. We had lovely weather during our 10 day stay, and we also made a trip to Matera an old south italian town where people was still living in caves on the first half of 1900. The place was simply amazing, we can recommend it to anyone travelling in Italy. Now when we're back home, it has also started to warm up and the summer is coming, so there is a lot to do in the garden, that'll keep us busy for a while.
The kitchen remodeling is ready, so now it's time for other activities over.
The last week I've been updating my genealogy database with lots of new members of the family, near and far. With a litle luck I'll get the web pages updated during this week, keep an eye on www.the-holms.org for updates.
I have also been testing FolderShare as a media to share photos and other documents with close relatives, those interested can have a look at www.foldershare.com on how the thing works. I will invite persons I want to share files with during the next week, they need to download and install the software from the site mentioned.
I've also tested a program called Tirminal that makes it possible to send a download link to people I want to have my access to files I've selected. The files reside on my own computer, and are transfered directly to my fellows computer encrypted.
Well, it has been a busy week in the kitchen, old cabinets has been taken away, and new ones installed. Because the house is over 200 years old, it has been a whole lot more to do than just changing cabinets, some has to be built from the ground up by hand because of measurements doesn't fit. The project is now on the better side, only two more to build by hand, and a few doors, then it's time to do the finishings.
A few day's ago I asked one of my fellow genealogists information on one person that married into our family. After a few hours I got a reply containing more information on the persons ancestors. It also turned out that there was common ancestors to my friend among the ancestral line of the person who's information I requested. I'm very greatful for the information I got from my fellow genealogist, in fact I've got help from him earlier also in other branches of my own familytree.
We have had a very warm beginning of january, in fact unusual warm, but now we finally have a little snow, for how long, can't tell. The predictions telling us that the warm weather just might continue, with a little luck until the end of january.