Monday, January 29, 2007
So I looked him up on Wikipedia and this is exactly what he or she looks like. On Wikipedia it says that robins in continental Europe are more wary and I must say that certainly goes for this one. I am delighted that this robin visits our garden every now and then.
There are also many house sparrows in our garden and they are also difficult to take a picture of. Wikipedia was helpful here too and this is what they look like. In Holland the house sparrow is considered an endangered species, so we are quiet lucky to be living in an area where we still see many house sparrows. The house sparrows in our garden have their nest under the roof tiles of our neighbours house which is quiet old and so the construction of the roof is not as well done as that of newer houses where sparrows will find no space to build a nest.
Sunday, January 28, 2007
Let's face it English is a funny language.
The English take their language for granted
If writers write, how come fingers don't fing.
If a vegetarian eats vegetables
You have to marvel at the unique lunacy
English was invented by people, not computers
That is why
Saturday, January 27, 2007
Well the cake looked and smelled delicious but getting it out of this form was quiet a disaster for it stuck to the bottom. Finally I just tried peeling of the form but of course bits and pieces remained stuck to the form. So I guess I should have greased the form and that's what I shall do next time.
With a nice cup of coffee the cake did taste good anyway and it didn't look blueisch!
According to the test below I am for 73% addicted to the internet! Well I guess I knew that for I can't imagine life without internet anymore. So I didn't really need the proof but did the the test anyway and see here the result.
There is so much to discover and learn on the internet and internet makes the world much smaller and news travels very fast.
Even yesterday my good news travelled over the internet faster then here in the area and so one of the first to congratulate me was Sabine, who lives in Gozo. Thanks Sabine. My boss congratulated me just before you did but that was because he was sitting opposite me when I received the e-mail.
|You Are 73% Addicted to the Internet|
In your opinion, life without the internet is hardly worth living.
Could be, but you probably need a bit more fresh air and sunshine to think clearly.
Friday, January 26, 2007
Thursday, January 25, 2007
Well they promised to mail it 5 working days before the postal sending and if I counted correct the result should have been mailed today. The results will be posted on 1st February. So counting back 5 working days brings me to today.
Good thing I read the forum and saw that more students expected the results to come today so I must have counted correct but the results didn't come!!! They did manage to send a newsletter and when that came in I thought YES, the result, but no..... just a newsletter. Well I guess there is nothing else to do but go to sleep now and hope somebody is working tonight so that the results will be mailed tomorrow early in the morning.
Sunday, January 21, 2007
So here is just a small impression of what wind force over 10 can do to trees. We were even more impressed by the force of the storm!
Here we were soaking wet. The sun was shining again and it looked wonderful everywhere we looked but after taking these pictures the sky behind us was getting very dark again, so we cycled home very quickly!
We were lucky to reach our house before it started raining again! (Just in case you are thinking this is our house: NO it isn't!)
Saturday, January 20, 2007
With this stormy weather last Thursday a corner roof tile fell down from our roof and several tiles were loosened. Just after I placed my post here on Thursday the weather turned really awful and outside we couldn't see a thing just a large white fog filled with rain and a very hard wind going with it. The wind was howling around the house making us feel very uncomfortabel. And then all of a sudden we heard something falling very hard. When the weather had calmed down a little we went outside to have a look and saw that a roof tile had fallen down. Luckily it fell in the soil and so it didn't break.
Well anyway we were lucky on the whole for many trees fell on houses and that happened here in town also. The owners weren't even allowed to enter their house anymore and they had to find accomodation elsewhere. Also in the woods the storm has caused lots of damage and many woods and parks are closed to public.
Roads are also closed because of fallen trees and even traffic lights are not working anymore for the storm just turned them in the wrong direction or broke them down all together.
Well for us today was recovery day and a friendly next door neighbour wasn't afraid to climb up on the roof to put the tile back on, this time with lots of cement to keep it right in place.
Thursday, January 18, 2007
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
We were welcomed by open air fires and inside we were awaited with champagne.
After wishing everybody a happy new year the warm/cold buffet was opened and there was enough to eat and drink for everybody. While sitting at the tables and chatting with your colleagues there was a magician walking around doing table magic. He was really wonderful. For example he would show you a packet of cards and let you choose one and then he would reshuffle the pack and then he would say: "Isn't that your card lying under that glass"? And yes it would be and you never even noticed him putting the card there.
He would also manage to take your watch from your puls without you ever realising him doing so. And while watching him do table magic he would come up with your watch somewhere. Well it was hilarious and quiet ununderstandable how he managed to do so. Guess it is the speed with which he shows you things. Well he was good for lots of laughter so everybody had fun.
When going home we all got a rucksack filled with things to eat. Thanks to the person who choose it. It was a lovely new year present!
Monday, January 15, 2007
Dorothy and the tin man
Dorothy and the lion
This is the whole cast of this musical. It was fun to be part of the group.
But the proverb says: there is a time to come and a time to go!
And this time it is goodbye!
Sunday, January 14, 2007
Saturday, January 06, 2007
It is a pretty sight and many enjoy skating there for an hour or more. Now that the Dutch climate seems to be getting warmer and warmer a real ice rink is far away. Especially this winter the weather is still very warm and it doesn't look like we will get real winter temperatures. But you never know. Last year, all of a sudden we were able to skate on real ice and I must say it was fun. Won't tell you how I skate for guess you would probably laugh your head off.
Yesterday our son wanted to go skating so we went to Doetinchem and while we did some shopping he skated on this ice rink.
Friday, January 05, 2007
In Gozo you can find Maria everywhere, many houses have her image near their frontdoor, you can find her in many streetcorners, her statue watches over Ramla beach and in every church you will find a special corner dedicated to Maria.
Thursday, January 04, 2007
But see here what the postman brought today: a late christmas present and such a lovely one!!
THANKS SABINE for sending this my way. You made my day today and I am very glad with Angelina's Ghost for though I read the preprint version it's always better to read the real book and wow it does look lovely with that picture of a narrow street in Victoria on the cover.
Wednesday, January 03, 2007
Scheveningen, a part of The Hague, is the largest beach resort of the Netherlands which is visited yearly by more than ten millions visitors from both home and foreign countries. The long, broad promenade and the Pier have many attractions and public places.
The Pier, together with the Kurhaus, is the important eye-catcher of Scheveningen. From the Pier you have a splendid view over both the North sea and the Scheveningen promenade. The promenade on the Pier has two floors, a covered one and an open air promenade. At the end of the Pier you will find a restaurant, a casino, a childrens playgound, Bungy Jump and Sling shot. In front of the Pier is the Kurhaus: hotel and restaurant, built in 1885, in neo-renaissance style.
And here is the Kurhaus as seen from the otherside.
Tuesday, January 02, 2007
Last Saturday my mother, my daughter and I went to see the musical Beauty and the Beast in the Circustheater in Scheveningen.
It was a beautiful musical. The decors and the costumes were fantastic. The music was wonderful and the actors did a terrific job especially Lumiere was a big favourite of mine.
We had a lovely afternoon and it was pure delight to see this musical and I am very glad we went to see it. It was pronounced Musical of the year 2006. So far it has been the biggest travelling production in Holland and it was played in many theaters.
Due to its great succes it continued playing in the Circustheater. On 13 January 2007 Beauty and the Beast can be seen for the last time and after that the Circustheater will be made ready for Tarzan, the musical.