What is HOME?

Some people say where the HEART is and others add & the WINE …

Well, you can relax where people are singing, most of the time, however findig the right home or place is not as easy as it sounds for millions of people!


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According to the Dictionary.com, home is a noun that refers to the place where a person or animal lives. Home can also mean a location where something is native or very common. Home is also used as an adverb to describe something that occurs to, toward, or at a home1.

In general, home is more than just a physical space. It is a place where people feel safe and comfortable. It is where people can be themselves and feel like they belong2

There are many benefits of owning a home. Historically, the biggest advantage of owning a home is long-term financial security. For decades, home ownership in America represented stability because the housing market almost always went up in value, rewarding homeowners with equity and also a way to borrow money, should the need arise1.

Other benefits include tax benefits and other financial benefits to home ownership. According to the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, the average U.S. home price grew a staggering 80% from 2012 to 2022. For many homeowners who opted to sell during the past decade, the market growth provided remarkable equity1.

Another benefit of owning a home is the ability and freedom to make changes. Whether it’s something as simple as painting a bedroom or something complex such as a complete kitchen remodel, when you own a home you can make changes as you see fit2.

A clean home can also have many benefits such as increased productivity at home (and work), reduced stress levels, improved safety and reduced allergy symptoms3.

More about country and HOME and the use of language and music and grammar and more here soon …

Vaterland – The Land of my fathers …

Mutter Erde – The Planet and why female?

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Peter H Bloecker, Director Of Studies


My Slogan in short “Music Is The Language”

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When I was a little boy aged 7 and living with my grandparents in the True North Of Germany between Hamburg and Denmark, my Granny used to say: Never ever sell LAND …

No, you don’t have to be rich to own your own house. Historically, the biggest advantage of owning a home is long-term financial security. For decades, home ownership in America represented stability because the housing market almost always went up in value, rewarding homeowners with equity and also a way to borrow money, should the need arise1.

There are many programs available that can help you buy a home with little or no down payment. For example, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) offers loans with as little as 3.5% down payment2.

Another option is to look for homes in less expensive areas or smaller homes that are more affordable2.

If interested, read more via my Blog on Education


Some of my former students in Germany, Namibia and Australia have asked me when studying the US – Literature written by Hemingway or John Dos Passos or Scott Fitzgerald: Do I first have to become RICH to be happy?

Interesting question for sure …. And my answer as an Educator was not the easiest one:

  1. Why do you ask this question, think first then ask!
  2. What means RICH for you?
  3. What means SUCCESS for you?
  4. What means Happiness for you?

Ach, wer da mitreisen koennte …. (Eichendorf)


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Visiting the Capital of Country Music in Australia TAMWORTH, NSW

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A Melodic Journey in Rural Australia

As an avid traveler and enthusiast of country music, my adventure led me to the charming town of Tamworth in rural Australia, where I spent an exhilarating 10 days immersed in the annual Tamworth Country Music Festival. This report aims to share my experiences and impressions of this iconic festival, which takes place every January and attracts country music lovers from all corners of the globe.

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The Tamworth Country Music Festival exudes an infectious energy and vibrant atmosphere that permeates the entire town. From the moment I arrived, I was greeted by the sight of bustling streets adorned with colorful banners, live performances echoing through the air, and enthusiastic festival-goers donning cowboy boots and wide-brimmed hats. The palpable excitement and sense of camaraderie created an immersive environment that was impossible not to be swept up in.

One of the festival’s highlights was the sheer abundance of performances taking place across multiple stages and venues throughout the town. From large outdoor concerts featuring renowned artists to intimate acoustic sessions in cozy cafes, the festival catered to a diverse range of musical tastes. I had the opportunity to witness both established stars and emerging talents, each showcasing their unique style and contributing to the rich tapestry of Australian country music.

The Tamworth Country Music Festival provided a platform for the celebration of Australian talent, both established and emerging. I was thoroughly impressed by the caliber of musicianship and artistry displayed by local Australian country music artists. Their heartfelt performances and authentic storytelling resonated deeply with the audiences, showcasing the depth and richness of the country’s musical heritage.

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At the heart of the festival was a strong sense of community, fostering connections between artists, fans, and industry professionals. This communal spirit was evident in the numerous impromptu jam sessions and collaborations that occurred throughout the festival. Musicians, both renowned and lesser-known, eagerly shared their talents, creating a collective harmony that transcended boundaries and united everyone in the universal language of music.

Beyond the music, the Tamworth Country Music Festival offered a unique opportunity to immerse myself in Australian rural culture. Local artisans, craftsmen, and food vendors showcased their wares, providing a glimpse into the region’s rich heritage and traditions. I relished the chance to sample traditional Australian cuisine, engage in lively conversations with locals, and witness the genuine warmth and hospitality that embodies the Australian spirit.

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My time at the Tamworth Country Music Festival was a memorable and enriching experience. The vibrant atmosphere, diverse range of performances, celebration of Australian talent, sense of community, and cultural immersion all contributed to the festival’s unique charm. The Tamworth Country Music Festival stands as a testament to the enduring power of country music in bringing people together, fostering connections, and celebrating the rich tapestry of Australian musical heritage. It is an event that will forever hold a special place in my heart as a cherished memory of my journey into the heartland of Australian country music.

Updated soon with photos from my archive: I first went in 2002 and revisted Tamworth in Jan 2023 with the Love Of My Life.

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From the Gold Coast in Queensland with my best wishes yours

Peter H Bloecker, Director Of Studies

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Every Fool Has A Rainbow on Youtube …

Last not least Reinhardt Buhr south of Table Mountain Cape Town RSA on Youtube

Loop Station Live

Alan Watts on Life and Work

Just be yourself and PLAY

Never work without PASSION!


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Roadtrip 2022 / 2023

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THE COUNTRY has many faces …. here the Tweed and Northern Rivers area as seen from the Gold Coast: Just cruising on weekends and back in the late afternoon or caravaning in the Gold Coast Hinterland.

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Last Update on Wed 21 June 2023 by #phb

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And last not least: Music Is The Language

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Follow me along the Rainforestway NSW / QLD Border at the Scenic Rim.


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The name “intrepid campers” refers to people who are adventurous, brave, and fearless when it comes to camping and outdoor activities. They are typically unafraid to explore the wilderness, take risks, and face challenges that come with outdoor living, such as unpredictable weather conditions, wildlife encounters, and physical demands. These individuals are often well-prepared with the necessary gear and skills to navigate and survive in the great outdoors of Australia or Africa.

I would call myself an outdoor enthusiast looking for adventures and have worked in Windhoek Namibia until 1994 and have travelled the South of Africa over 6 long years (working at the DHPS – one of the oldest German Schools in the world).

Having retired now as a High School Teacher in North Germany, I have lived at the Gold Coast in Queensland Australia since 2012.

From 1998 until 2005 I lived in Brisbane QLD and worked for Education Queensland and the German Goethe – Institut in the function of the German Language Adviser being on leave in Lower Saxony Germany for 7 years.

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Intrepid Campers – Camping without a hitch

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“Active campers” refers to people who enjoy camping and outdoor activities that involve physical exertion and movement. They may participate in activities such as hiking, backpacking, rock climbing, kayaking, and other similar pursuits. They enjoy exploring and experiencing nature through physical activity and may seek out destinations that offer opportunities for adventure and challenge.

While “intrepid campers” may also engage in these activities, the term specifically implies a sense of fearlessness and willingness to take risks. In contrast, “active campers” may simply enjoy the physical and mental benefits of outdoor activities without necessarily seeking out the most extreme challenges.

With my best wishes from the Gold Coast in Queensland Australia


Peter H Bloecker


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Just found the Capstone Hybrid Off Road Caravan – Victoria OZ.


Another idea I have been following for the last few years:

Any second hand 4×4 like Volkswagen or Sprinter and customised solutions for Camping: Would design my own van, but find people in the area who can advise and help. Lots of solutions on the net, Australia, Europe and USA or Asia.

My priority would be: Simple camping outside the van and no heayy furniture because of the weight.

If in need of luxury, I would rent a good Hotel room.

The latest Absurdity of Vanities:

The largest Ocean Cruiser with Gas powered engines and 7500 passengers and many restaurants and pools and shops.

What I am after is a bush camp and a toilet and a very good camp fire to fry my eggs, meat and boil my water for tea.

Kindly yours from the Gold Coast (heaps of heavy rain here since Christmas 2023)


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Centrally located between Nimbin and Murwillumbah in the small town of Kunghur NSW, is the Misty Mountain Campground where you’ll see the morning mist roll in, then clear to reveal spectacular days!

The peace and tranquillity and spectacular scenery make this the ideal place to relax and unwind or the perfect spot to base yourself while you explore everything the Tweed Shire and the Northern Rivers Region has to offer.


PLEASE REQUEST A POWERED SITE BEFORE BOOKING SO WE CAN LET YOU KNOW IF THERE IS ONE AVAILABLE- powered sites will incur a $5.00 per night per site fee paid in CASH on arrival.

Misty Mountain Campgrounds is suitable for tent campers, caravans, motorhomes and big rigs, however you have to tow up a decent hill. When wet, the weight of of your caravan might cause problems driving down the hill. The small road is quite ok.

Children aged between 3 and 15 are booked under Child Rates, Children 2 and under are Free and do not have to be booked in.

Hundred Tents Campgrounds is also available for General Camping during Easter and the Xmas break and Public Holiday Weekends

Misty Mountain is suitable for tent campers, caravans and motorhomes. We only have limited powered sites-PLEASE REQUEST POWERED SITE BEFORE BOOKING- powered sites $5 per night per site (paid with cash on arrival). Please book Children aged 3-15 years of age under Child Bookings. Children under 3 do not have to book as they are Free. There are 4 Main Camp Areas to choose from – yes that’s right you get to pick your own camping spot. We have a Central Amenities( 4 hot showers and 4 flushing toilets) located above the Games Room and Camp Kitchen near Camp 1. Camp areas 2, 3 and 4 also have 1 hot shower and 1 compositing toilet. There is tar-sealed road to most camping areas however if driving a 2WD please be careful where you park your car on your grass camping spot when there is rain.

Once you have made your booking please let us know what kind of vehicle you have and if you are bringing a caravan or camper trailer.

Camp Area 1 with access to power and 1 minute walk to Central Amenities and Games Room can be RESERVED for groups of 25-50. It has its own 10m x 5m permanent shelter- perfect for drizzly weekends or protection from the sun on those hot summer days. The shelter can be reserved for smaller groups however you don’t get exclusive use of the whole Camp area. Call 0455416037 for more details.

100 Tents Campground. Only available for General Camping during Long Weekends and the Xmas period from 22nd December to the 8th of January.

This Private Campground is next door to Misty Mountain and is called 100 Tents. This Campground is for Group Camping Events- from 30 to 300 people. You get exclusive use of this area. It includes an Amenities Block- Games Room with speakers and mixing desk, Pool Table, Table Tennis – Camp Kitchen – 3 small dorm rooms(sleeps 10) – 2 Marquees and has access to the Tweed River. We also can hire out the use of a Fully Functional Commercial Kitchen which is on-site. For more information please call 0455416037 for more details and to receive Pictures of the Hundred Tents Campground

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Bush Camping Northern NSW wie Northern Rivers und South East Camping von der Gold Coast aus

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Der Misty Mountain Campground liegt zentral zwischen Nimbin und Murwillumbah in der kleinen Stadt Kunghur NSW. Hier können Sie beobachten, wie der Morgennebel hereinzieht und sich dann auflöst, um einen spektakulären Tag zu erleben!

Die Ruhe und die spektakuläre Landschaft machen diesen Platz zum idealen Ort, um sich zu entspannen und zu erholen, oder zum perfekten Ausgangspunkt, um alles zu erkunden, was das Tweed Shire und die Northern Rivers Region zu bieten haben.


Bitte fragen Sie vor der Buchung nach einem Stellplatz mit Stromanschluss, damit wir Ihnen mitteilen können, ob ein solcher verfügbar ist. Für Stellplätze mit Stromanschluss wird eine Gebühr von $ 5,00 pro Nacht und Stellplatz erhoben, die bei der Ankunft in bar zu zahlen ist.

Misty Mountain Campgrounds ist für Zeltcamper, Wohnwagen, Wohnmobile und Big Rigs geeignet.

BITTE BEACHTEN SIE – Kinder zwischen 3 und 15 Jahren werden zum Kindertarif gebucht, Kinder unter 2 Jahren sind frei und müssen nicht angemeldet werden.

Hundred Tents Campgrounds ist auch für allgemeines Camping während der Oster- und Weihnachtsferien und an Feiertagswochenenden verfügbar.

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Last Update on Sun 5 May 2024 by Author Peter H Bloecker

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Keine Feier ohne Geier

Das Kraut muss weg

Was Kinder ohne Schule so lernen, oder der Heimliche Lehrplan:

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Blood pudding, also known as black pudding, is a type of blood sausage that is a traditional delicacy in many parts of the world, particularly in the United Kingdom and Ireland⁶. It’s made from animal blood, typically pig’s blood, which acts as a binder for other ingredients such as oats or barley. This mixture is then encased and cooked, resulting in a rich, savory sausage that’s often served as part of a full breakfast⁷.

Cooking with blood is a practice that dates back centuries and is found in various cuisines globally. Blood can be used as a thickener for sauces, a filler in sausages, and even as a solid ingredient in dishes like blood tofu or blood pancakes¹. It’s known for its nutritional value, providing a source of iron and protein⁶.

Blood sausages are a diverse group of foods, with many regional variations. They can be made with different types of blood and fillers, and they’re enjoyed for their unique flavors and textures. Some common fillers include meat, fat, suet, bread, cornmeal, onion, chestnuts, barley, oatmeal, and buckwheat¹³. In some cultures, sweet variants with sugar, honey, orange peel, and spices are also popular¹³.

The taste of blood pudding and blood sausages can be described as earthy and rich, with a distinct flavor that reflects their main ingredient. They are often enjoyed fried and can be a hearty addition to any meal¹⁴.

If you’re interested in trying your hand at making blood sausage or incorporating blood into your cooking, there are many recipes and variations to explore. It’s a unique ingredient that offers a taste of tradition and a connection to culinary history. Bon appétit! 🍴

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