Auckland Marathon 2012

6 11 2012 Martina

We did take part this year again.

Opposed to last year we were able to grab one of the greatly demanded spots for the Half Marathon.
After a long and tough training we both made it! The weather was perfect and it was an awesome experience running over the famous Harbour Bridge.

Jürgen was able to clearly beat the 2 hour mark with 1:57 and Martina also managed to stay way below her aimed at time of 2,5 hours with 2:21. We are both very proud :)!

Let’s see what suprises the sport’s year 2013 has to offer. On the short list are currently other Half Marathons, Duathlon (Biking and Running) or Triathlon. We will keep you posted.

Watch this space.
Martina und Jürgen

Here one snapshot after the race with our friend Ricarda who managed to reach the finish line despite of a pretty bad foot injury.

Neue Wohnung

5 11 2012 Martina

Hello again,

as promised for a long time here some photos of our new apartment. For all of you who ask themselves now “When on earth did those two move and where to?”

Our landlords took to their heels in August and moved to the contemplative Gulf Harbour in the far north of Auckland. They offered us to take over their city apartment. After long considerations we decided to seize the opportunity and moved to the apartment next door beginning of September.

As you all can see below we now have “a bit” more space and have been very busy for a few weekends finding fitting furniture for all rooms. After long searching we eventually found all the right pieces and you can see the result on the pictures below.


Study/Guest room: Because unfortunately we have to work in New Zealand as well. Also Jürgen’s iMac needs to have a place to live in ;). In case we will have guests go astray to NZ’s shores this is also the place to rest on the comfy sleeping couch (or if someone needs a place to crash after a long city night out).

Kitchen: We inherited it from our landlords and are more than happy with it. Finally lots of space, gas cooktop and two ovens. With Christmas around the corner that means that there is nothing in the way to bake plenty of German cookies.

Family Bathroom: Passing the laundry wardrobes (with washing machine and dryer well hidden), one arrives in the Family/Guest bathroom. A throne with a view, if you dare. Some guests need to close the blinds because they feel observed ;).

Kids/Gameroom: Currently Jürgen´s Gameroom with Pool table (yep, finally!). Will be a kid’s room one day…

Bedroom: Fantastic view on the Harbour.

with Ensuite: Very convenient with a view (we completely forgot to take a picture of the view but a few secrets need to remain)

and a Walk-in Wardrobe: Every woman’s dream. Or in our case every Man’s because Jürgen is occupying more than half of the space ;) (Remark by Jürgen: You all know that Martina’s comprehension of space does not always concur with reality :D)

Dining Room: We can host and culinarily pamper up to 10 people there. Sideboard in a 60s style.

Living Room: Cosy couch for us and Leon ;). As everywhere in the apartment with a stunning view.

And last but not least our balcony with the latest furniture addition.

We hope you enjoyed the little tour and have been animated to give us a visit. We take bookings from oversea’s visitors for 2013 starting now (NZ friends can just give us a call ;)) but the guest room is already occupied in August next year :).

Martina and Jürgen