Saturday, March 29, 2008
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
The day was mostly spent inside watching the large watery, snowflakes falling down. Yak!
I tried to capture a picture of the birds eating from the little string of food I put between the trees for them. It is such a delight to see them hanging on all sides of that foodstring.
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Thought I'd give it a macro try, so here is a close-up.
After sniffing in the morning air and catching a little sun it was time for our Easter breakfast with traditionally eggs, bread buns and an Easter bread. And of course tulips to decorate the table.
Right now it's time for a cuppa coffee and some coffee cake or chocolate eggs to go with it.
Wishing whoever reads this a happy Easter Sunday!
Saturday, March 22, 2008
It is white outside right now but not the white (snow) they meant. Looking outside our window we see a big white fog and we can hardly see the opposite side of the road. In that way it is white outside and it feels watery cold.
Easter, is nearly here again
The earth awakens once more
and we hear births singing sweetly
telling us Spring is on its way.
Daffodils and the fragrant hyacinths
Are blooming bright this time of year
Inside Easter decorations everywhere
Wishing a Happy Easter to those who visit here.
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Normally the kids in the neighbourhood search for Easter eggs on Palm Sunday but due to bad weather they had to postpone it for a week. But searching for Easter eggs in the snow is even worse as the eggs will just disappear in that white mess.
Well, we'll wait and see.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
So after work this afternoon I went back to primary school for a history lesson. It was fun to see the kids listening and enjoying the things the teacher was telling them.
Later in the evening our son insisted I should come back to attend an English language lesson. The smartboard was used for this lesson. By letting the kids listen to an English song the kids learned different English words. In between the teacher asked the kids if they knew the translation of the English words. A very modern method that appeals to me.
Monday, March 17, 2008
We will always love you and never forget you!
On this picture two balloons are on their way to oma Bila who is now a star in heaven.
Last Saturday her great grandchildren of 4 and 2,5 years old attached a painting to the balloons and let them fly away!
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Don't know why the photo above can't be enlarged but here is a closer look at "the end" of the above picture and here you can see the ducks a little better.
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
After a long sick bed Bila, our mother, mother-in-law, grandmother passed away this evening around 19.45 hour.
May the winds of love blow softly
and whisper for you to hear
that we will always love and miss you
and wish that you were here.
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Knowing my craze for books this won't amaze those that know me.
Tomorrow the bookweek is starting here in Holland and everyone who buys Dutch books for a minimum of EUR 11,50 gets a free book to go with it. Every year an author is asked to write the bookweek gift. This year it is called "The pianoman" written by Bernlef. It's about what quietness can do with a human being.
The bookweek's theme is this year "From old people" referring to the third age and literature. With the third age they mean people that have passed 60 years of age and still expect things from life. The kids have left home and it's the age when people stop working. What to do and how does it feel to be old anno 2008? That's what poets, writers, romantics, specialists and all other kind of people are going to let us know the coming week.
The bookweek is from 12 till 22 March. If you have the bookweek gift and take it with you on Sunday 16 March you can train for free in Holland a whole day long!
Saturday, March 08, 2008
So yesterday I became a real photo hunter and on my way into town I delibrately passed this field to take a picture. But those geese were at the far end of the field. What to do? I needed to go into town again this morning and because it was a lovely day I went by bike. To pass that field with geese I had to cycle around a little, the weather was just perfect for that. But those geese were still at the far end of the field and it looked as if they wouldn't budge. I took some pictures but is difficult to see that one is different from the rest.Lucky for me the sheep were roaming around the field and came closer to where I stood and one is so different from the rest. So this is my entry for this week's post.
For photo hunter information click here.
Friday, March 07, 2008
This afternoon I wanted to continue reading but it was so cold in this house. It took some time before I realised we had problems with the central heating. In the end we had to ask a mechanic to come and fix the problem. This evening our house was nice and warm again and so a good time to finish reading this remarkable story.
Won't start another book for the time being, at least not such a thick one, for I forget everything around me when reading a book that gets me.
Thursday, March 06, 2008
Next week I won't be able to do that anymore
because 44 remains 44.
No more playing around with numbers for me the coming year
And as from next year I won't want to turn them around anymore for several years.
This evening I really felt very young participating in my first Communication lesson. Most fellow students are in their twenties!!! Imagine me between that lot. I didn't feel awkard at all. Indeed it made me feel young again.
But my I was glad that I was one of the first to have to introduce my neighbour to the group after talking 15 minutes with her. The last ones even had to stand on a chair while doing so! Oh, I am so glad that wasn't me. My heart was nearly beating out of my breast already so uncomfortable I feel when I have to speak before a group. And standing on a chair wouldn't have made it any better.
Wonder what the teacher will invent next week!
There is no escape, everyone has to join in the "fun", otherwise you won't get your certificate!
Sunday, March 02, 2008
Are you better? Give it a try and let me know.
Just one tip don't do it too often, my experience is that instead of getting better my speed went down and I made more mistakes. LOL