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Squrmin' around, for the past few months, like castrated cockroaches;
Monika and I managed to stay two steps ahead of the next rain cloud(!),..
or one step behind a battering snow storm!
Our diet of 4-Leaf-Clover-soup really paid dividends, this past quarter.
But,...the headlines in today's gazette read: "Rain. Cold. Winds. Prolonged."

🎶 Put another log on the fire.
Cook me up some bacon and some beans.
Then go and fetch my slippers.....
Boil up another pot of tea. 🎶

When most think of Street Performing,..'the Joy of Busking',
we visualize pausing between Shows, to watch the sun go down in Key West.
...taking our 'turn', at a padded Pitch in New Orleans.
....California sunny sunday board-walk.
.....maybe 'the Boulder Busker's Festival',
.....'struggling' (😊) to get an audience in Edinburgh or Avignon 'fringe'.
True. True. True.

Here a picture from my journal,..this morning.
'The Peter Kölln Oatmeal Factory'. Elmshorn.
[....you can come by and visit(!).]

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After sitting out, two winters, on the curb-of-comfort-couch,..
we didn't feel 'old enough' to sit out another.
But with the whole of south Europe struggling with economic-refugees,...
we hoped to fare better, challenging Mother Nature.
We decided to show Greta Thunberg,..
how someone,..."dares". 😡

In October, we began researching townes,...with NO Christmas Markets. 🤔
Somehow,...sympathetic. 🙃
In mid-November, we put our 'big Show', in moth-balls,..
and polished up two 'small-time...quickies'.
Then,...we started looking at the weather maps(!).

Since the world turns East to West,
most of the Northern Hemispere's weather comes,...from the West.
We compared what citys,..without Christmas Markets(😊),
related 'weather-wise' with other citys...west of them.
We found weather conditions that matched up,...two weeks apart(!).
With this,...
and probably A WHOLE LOT OF LUCK!, 🍀
we've managed to play,...
in Northern Europe,...
quite nicely, thru the Winter,
....until now. 😳

Honkered down,...in Elmshorn.
Our weather forecast is showing:
Strong storms coming in, west of us, from the North Sea.
Winter temperatures and snow, to the south of us.
To the north,...rain.
....now you know how 'New Year's Resolutions' are squandered.

The number lost in Elmshorn,..
I can only shake my head at. 😕

Honkerin' Down,....
two weeks, in one towne,...next to an Oakmeal factory.
If anyone tells you,
..a Busker's Life is something other,
....and they have oakmeal, on their breath(!),

'How dare they!'


p.s.: Chicky #1 stealing all the Headlines.....😕
I managed, page,...22,...last week, in Stade. 😔

p.p.s.: Time to read some 'Winter books'......
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Nice read, glad to see you "ooot and aboot"
… we're waiting for May
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Hey Gallagher,

Doing the winter thing, the fun of looking for a pitch and stay warm at the same time.
I’d ask the question? Have you ever worked Portugal ?
I have only heard that it could be a place to work.
Malta in the winter is great, they speak English not sure if that matters for ya all.
Yup it’s an island, but it’s warm:)
you have been doing this for years so I’m sure you have your route.
Just my 2 cents
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I am all about going south to find work in the winter when I can. Mexico City has treated me nicely, as has Clearwater, Florida and New Orleans.
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Inquiring minds want to know - are you still stuck in Elmshorn?
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Well,..that was a Super Bowl!
Hey folks, thanks for your thoughts.
We're doing pretty good.
The heavy snows went to the north,..
the strongest winds blew to the south..
we sat right in the middle of the Lady's lap(!).
......what a view(!). 😊

....then the hurricane showed up. 😕
In Europe, they label them 'orkans',....wind storms.
Nothing quite like a good American storm,..
but the winds are blowing. 💨 💨 💨
We had 'refreshing' 100 mph puffs, the whole weekend.
The pounding rains,..
the oven blowing out,..
snows blowing in,..
sunshine, for two minutes,..
pop corn, a good book, letters 'home', practise,..

'Hard times.' ☺️

Funny, some folks PAY big bucks(!), for 'adventure'!
We Street Performers get 'it', as,...'a benefit'. (🙃)
...no extra charge!

The crazy thing was,
we parked too close to the Oatmeal factory(!),..
we had NO internet...
the antenna was atop the building.
Looking back,....

The weather is looking up.
In five days, things look stable.

Nickoli, Doc,..thanks for the tipps.
In all honesty, though,...
I enjoy(!) the 'vacation'!

....and the shakey waggon(!),
and storm,
..a warm bed,
...a good book,
No guilty feelings(!), about NOT playing!
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