There's No Place Like Home

@thelme55 (76648)
Germany
August 17, 2020 3:27am CST
Hello everyone! I am back to my home in Germany. We arrived in our place after our drive home from the Netherlands. We passed by my friend as I brought her frozen fish from my sis which was caught by some Filipino fishermen seamen and mangoes as well as corn on the cob which I bought from the popular Black Market in the Netherlands. There was a heavy rain as we passed Utrecht on our way to Germany. I thought it was only there because passing Arnheim, there was no more rain. When we arrived home, I noticed that some of my plants in the balcony were shattered on the ground. So the strong wind and rain was also in our city. I have a lot to do today. Plenty of laundry to be washed, cleaning the balcony and more. Back to my routine life which I love, too. My photo was taken yesterday at the Schwarze Markt/ Black Market in the Netherlands. Have a nice start of the week. May your week be blessed. Thanks for reading.
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@jayanth_77 (7220)
• India
17 Aug 20
that's really nice to know that you drove from Netherlands to your hometown in Germany without much hassle. It's not that easy in Asian countries as you need passport, special permission and also face hostile surrounding.
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@thelme55 (76648)
• Germany
17 Aug 20
I agree with you. There is no hassle for us to travel in our neighboring countries. We just bring our IDs to show if ever there is a control on the borders. Thank you @jayanth_77
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@thelme55 (76648)
• Germany
17 Aug 20
@sweerie_banana No, there are no test made.
@nawala123 (20935)
• Indonesia
18 Aug 20
home sweet home
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@thelme55 (76648)
• Germany
18 Aug 20
Thank you very much @nawala123. Have a nice Tuesday.
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@thelme55 (76648)
• Germany
18 Aug 20
@nawala123 That is good to hear.
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@nawala123 (20935)
• Indonesia
18 Aug 20
@thelme55 yes it is nice day recently
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@rakski (102736)
• Philippines
17 Aug 20
But you are right, it is always nice to come back home and there is no place like home
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@thelme55 (76648)
• Germany
17 Aug 20
The photo just showed up @rakski. Thank you. Have a nice Monday.
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@rakski (102736)
• Philippines
18 Aug 20
@thelme55 I saw it already,thanks!
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@thelme55 (76648)
• Germany
18 Aug 20
@rakski You are welcome. Have a nice Tuesday.
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@DianneN (245929)
• United States
17 Aug 20
Welcome home! Is that you in the mask in the photo? I don't see anyone else wearing one. So sorry about your plants. You sound like me after we returned from Cape Cod last Monday. Have a good week!!!!!
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@DianneN (245929)
• United States
17 Aug 20
@thelme55 You and your sister were so wise to wear a mask.
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@thelme55 (76648)
• Germany
18 Aug 20
@DianneN Yes, we are wise indeed. Enjoy your Tuesday.
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@thelme55 (76648)
• Germany
17 Aug 20
Yes, it is me with the mask @DianneN. The Netherlands is not so strict with wearing masks compared to Germany. I only saw a few people wearing masks in the Netherlands. They only practice social distancing. Only a few shops obliged clients to wear masks before entering their shops. My sister and I always wear mask when entering the shops. Thank you. Have a good week, too.
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@just4him (272618)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Aug 20
It looks like a good day at the market. I'm glad you arrived home safely. I'm sorry the storm destroyed your plants on the balcony.
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@just4him (272618)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
19 Aug 20
@thelme55 I'm glad you were able to get fruits and veggies you can't get at home.
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@thelme55 (76648)
• Germany
19 Aug 20
@just4him Yes, I am glad about that, too. Thanks.
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@thelme55 (76648)
• Germany
18 Aug 20
Yes, it was a good day at the black market. I was able to buy veggies and fruits which I seldom see here in my city supermarket. Thank you @just4him. Have a nice day.
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@kobesbuddy (160299)
• East Tawas, Michigan
17 Aug 20
I'd rather be at home, than any other place in the world:) I love it here! I'm glad you arrived home, safely Is this nice photo of you or your friend?
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@kobesbuddy (160299)
• East Tawas, Michigan
18 Aug 20
@thelme55 I wear a mask wherever we go, if we're in a public place.
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@thelme55 (76648)
• Germany
18 Aug 20
@kobesbuddy That is what I do, too.
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@thelme55 (76648)
• Germany
18 Aug 20
Me too but every now and then I have to break from the routine at home. I had a nice vacation with my sister. We had not seen her for half a year because of the virus. I am the one with the mask. Thank you @kobesbuddy
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@hereandthere (45833)
• Philippines
17 Aug 20
i love polka dots! is the fish free?
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• Philippines
18 Aug 20
@thelme55 that's a great arrangement. are the fishermen based in the netherlands?
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@thelme55 (76648)
• Germany
18 Aug 20
@hereandthere Yes, they are based in the Netherlands.
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@jobelbojel (34911)
• Philippines
17 Aug 20
I am glad you are back home. I just commented back on your previous discussion. And I saw this one. By the way, are you anywhere near Frankfurt?
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@jobelbojel (34911)
• Philippines
18 Aug 20
@thelme55 That is far pala. We have office in FR that is why I ask. Not literally we, I mean the company I am supporting.
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@thelme55 (76648)
• Germany
18 Aug 20
@jobelbojel I see. Yes, it is far.
@thelme55 (76648)
• Germany
17 Aug 20
No. I am 3 hours car drive away from Frankfurt. Thank you @jobelbojel
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@LadyDuck (426518)
• Switzerland
17 Aug 20
It's good to be back home. We also had thunderstorms and wind, today is cloudy and fresh.
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@LadyDuck (426518)
• Switzerland
18 Aug 20
@thelme55 I hope this weather will stay for a while.
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@thelme55 (76648)
• Germany
18 Aug 20
I agree with you @LadyDuck. We have 25°C and sunny. A perfect day for me. Enjoy your Tuesday.
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@thelme55 (76648)
• Germany
18 Aug 20
@LadyDuck I hope it will.
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@JudyEv (300470)
• Rockingham, Australia
17 Aug 20
Welcome home and take your time catching up with all the chores.
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@thelme55 (76648)
• Germany
18 Aug 20
What is left for me to do now is the laundry and repotting my plants which are ruined by the storm. Thanks @JudyEv
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@JudyEv (300470)
• Rockingham, Australia
18 Aug 20
@thelme55 I'm sorry about your plants. I do hope they recover.
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@thelme55 (76648)
• Germany
18 Aug 20
@JudyEv Yes, some have recovered. Thank you.
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@nela13 (52991)
• Portugal
17 Aug 20
I understand your feelings, I also love to come back home.
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@thelme55 (76648)
• Germany
17 Aug 20
Thank you @nela13.
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@nela13 (52991)
• Portugal
18 Aug 20
@thelme55 you're welcome
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@LindaOHio (114933)
• United States
17 Aug 20
Thanks for the update on your trip. Love the pic; but you should have taken your mask off! Travelling is wonderful; but it's always nice to be home. Have a great week.
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@thelme55 (76648)
• Germany
18 Aug 20
@LindaOHio Ok. Later.
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@thelme55 (76648)
• Germany
18 Aug 20
I have taken the mask off for another photo without a mask. I wanted to see how I look with a mask on.. Yes, it is always nice to be home after a trip.
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@LindaOHio (114933)
• United States
18 Aug 20
@thelme55 We'd love to see the other picture!
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@Janet357 (76450)
18 Aug 20
How many drives away Germany is from Netherlands?
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@thelme55 (76648)
• Germany
18 Aug 20
To the border, it is around half an hour's car drive from where we live. From my sister's house in the Netherlands, it is only 2 hours' drive back to Germany. Thanks, @Janet357
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@Janet357 (76450)
19 Aug 20
@thelme55 Very near! Glad that you were able to visit your friend.
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• Santiago, Chile
18 Aug 20
Home is like a temple we are always wanting to come back to!
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@thelme55 (76648)
• Germany
18 Aug 20
I agree with you @jvicentevalera. Thank you.
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• Santiago, Chile
18 Aug 20
@thelme55 anytime Thelma! It is mu pleasure commenting on your posts! Have a good day!
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@marlina (155266)
• Canada
17 Aug 20
Happy week to you!
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@marlina (155266)
• Canada
18 Aug 20
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@thelme55 (76648)
• Germany
18 Aug 20
Thank you @marlina. Same to you.
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@jaboUK (64837)
• United Kingdom
18 Aug 20
We had bad weather too, played havoc with my plants. Still, we needed rain. Good to see a post from you again.
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@thelme55 (76648)
• Germany
18 Aug 20
Yes, we need rain every now and then @jaboUK. It is good to see you again, too. Thank you.
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@Alexandoy (65733)
• Cainta, Philippines
17 Aug 20
Nice picture there.
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@Alexandoy (65733)
• Cainta, Philippines
17 Aug 20
@thelme55 you too.
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@thelme55 (76648)
• Germany
17 Aug 20
Thank you @Alexandoy. Have a nice Monday evening.
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• United States
18 Aug 20
I like your picture and that market looks very festive. Glad you are home and had a good trip.
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@thelme55 (76648)
• Germany
18 Aug 20
Thank you. The Black Market is only open on Saturdays and Sundays @Marilynda1225.
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@arunima25 (78731)
• Bangalore, India
18 Aug 20
You are so right....Nothing like sweet home.Though we always wish to take a break from daily routine life, we always love to come back to it after some time of staying away. I hope most of the plants were safe. It breaks my heart when something damages my pots and plants.
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@thelme55 (76648)
• Germany
18 Aug 20
Yes, that's right @arunima25. A break from time to time is good. It breaks my heart to. Yes, most of the plants were safe. Thank you.
@Nevena83 (66117)
• Serbia
19 Aug 20
I'm sure you soon got everything back to normal.
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@thelme55 (76648)
• Germany
19 Aug 20
Yes, I am sure of that @Nevena83. Thank you.
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