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Jun 30 2008

Spain – Great winner of the Eurocopa 2008!

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Dear friends

 Well, we have just been part of sports history here in Spain: After 44 years Spain has won again the ‘Eurocopa 2008’ in Switzerland/Austria! It was interesting for us to see that people have been quite pessimistic about their team, based on the experience of the last 24 years. And now what a surprise: great football, a good team spirit and Spain is winner! We enjoyed sharing this experience with the people from our community, as you can see in the photo gallery: http://www.von-wartburg.ch/wordpress/wp-content/plugins/fgallery/fim_photos.php?album=eurocopa-2008!

 Well, even Til has changed his Swiss dress for some time to the Spanish dress 😉

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May 03 2008

Mazagón and Rocío

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Dear friends

As our little son Til is getting to know his environment, our familiy live is (although some nights have been harder….) slowly but surely finding its way to a new ‘routine’ of taking care of now two young boys. Mauro is getting along well with Til so far and it is very cute to watch him exploring his younger brother! As we are now also getting again more room to explore our new area, we just had a first night out at the ‘Costa de la luz’. It was a great trip and we all enjoyed our first family ‘mini break’ as four of us. Then a highlight has also Rocío been: in these days a small, but beautiful village with a wonderful cathedral, but preparing for the ‘Romería de Rocío’, where about a million people will come to this village to worship ‘Rocío’ and celebrate as well! If you are interested in more information about this event: http://www.portalrociero.com

Roció:

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 Mazagón:

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Of course, our integration process here in Sevilla is still on his way…. we are steadily working on it :-)

Yours

Nadine and Marc

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Apr 20 2008

First days with Til

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Dear friends!

Thank you for your congratulations by Email and phone for our little Til! The ‘family crowd’ is now settling in after the first days in hospital and arriving at home. Til has started to explore his new home by watching and looking at all the people that are talking to him. We had in the first days the wonderful help of Aenny and Alex and after they have left the godmother of Til, Maja, is currently with us. Great help, but also an enriching time to talk about all the things, that keep us busy 😉

Yours

the von Wartburg-Gang

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Mar 23 2008

Semana Santa 2008

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Dear friends!

The week before Easter is always very special here in Seville, it is the week of the ‘semana santa’. Everyday a lot of religious processions take place in the several districts of Sevilla, where very old associations carry an altar with wooden statues of Jesus Christ or Maria through the city to the main cathedral in the center of Sevilla. This processions is accompanied by very interesting classical brass-music (‘marchas’) and hundreds of ‘ Nazarenos’, which are dressed up mainly in black or white. Well, difficult to explain all details, so have a look in our photo gallery:

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Additionally check out some great photographs of local artists of one of the local newspapers:

http://www.diariodesevilla.es/article/galeria/78194/la/semana/santa/por/antonio/pizarro.html

 For children they offer a lof of ‘caramellos’, which give this serious event even a family touch as well.

Friends, happy Easter to you all,

The von Wartburg-Family

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Jan 01 2008

A happy New Year to you all!

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Dear friends

Afther having celebrated a wonderful New Year’s Eve with some friends in Lucerne we have just returned – safe and sound – to our home in Zurich….time to relax!

We wish you all the best, a good health and a lot of energy, happiness and sunshine for 2008!

Yours

Nadine, Mauro, ?? and Marc

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