Sunday, November 22, 2009

Shadow Shot Sunday

No shadows to catch here this Sunday. It's raining outside and the day has started very dull and gray. Good thing I captured some shadows the other day when I tried making some coloured glass shadow shots at home. Must have been anticipating for days like today!

Thanks for visiting and enjoy your Sunday!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

The season has started!

This shows that the season has definitely started here in Holland. Last Saturday St Nicolas arrived in Holland by boat and he and his helpers are busy surprising kids with presents. The shops are filled with all kinds of traditional St Nicolas sweets.

When I bought hamburgers in the supermarket today they gave me these cute doll Pietjes as a gift. For those who don't know Pietjes are the helpers of St Nicolas. As there are no little, believing kids in this house the Pietjes ended up in a glass as seasonal decoration.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Static hair

OK just one more remark from our young teenager son! He is awful at times!

When our elder son arrived home yesterday evening after his badminton training, his "little" brother took one look at him, started laughing loud and asked him if the hairdryer didn't work!

Haha his hair was very static and stood out on all sides making his hair look like the ripe fruits of the Dandelion. Compared to his normal look: perfect model with lots of gel this was a laughable hairdo!

Psst just in case you're wondering: no it wasn't caused by a hairdryer but by the wind his moist hair caught cycling home!

Monday, November 16, 2009

This made my day!

On correcting our youngest son, the cyclist, today he said:

"Oh, are we playing mum today?"

Ha, as if I don't play mum everyday! Cooking, washing, cleaning the house, correcting the "kids", helping them, etc. etc. etc. .

Mmmmm, perhaps he doesn't realize that!

Silent in the grave

Just now I finished reading this book "Silent in the grave" by Deanna Raybourn. It was a mighty good read, I simply couldn't put the book away and had to finish it.

The story is about a man named Edward, who collapses at his own party and dies shortly after. His wife Julia is right there and so is this stranger called Nicholas. Later Nicholas comes to Julia's house and suggests Edwards death was not a natural one. At first Julia doesn't take this to be true and she is mad at Nicholas for suggesting such a thing. On cleaning Edward's study she comes across a threath Edward must have received just before he died and she regrets the way she reacted to Nicholas. She goes to see him and together they investigate Edward's death and try to find his murderer.

Especially liked the way the writer describes the period Julia lives in and I really liked Julia's daredevilish way that must have been very uncommon for that time. Turning the last page I was so thirsty for more that it came as a shock when I turned the last page and realized the story was finished. There was an excerpt from the next novel: "Silent in the sanctuary", also featuring Julia and Nicholas. So I hopped over to to order this book and now I can hardly wait until the postman will drop it in our P.O. box.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Shadow Shot Sunday

Last shadows on our old floor. A day later we started removing this parquet floor. We only had it for about 10 years. It was supposed to be a long lasting floor but it turned so ugly at the edges that we decided to replace it. In the meantime we have a lovely new laminate flooring.

Thanks for visiting and enjoy your Sunday!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Monday, November 09, 2009

Girlshouse anno 1769

This sign I noted above a doorway in Delft, reading girlshouse anno 1769. Wikipedia learnt me that this used to be an orphanage for girls in Delft for many years (1578-1954).

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Saturday, November 07, 2009



This is a call to all those who were boarder at St Monica School in Malta. We're planning a reunion in 2010 and it would be great if as many girls as possible would reunite in Malta at the same time.

So if you are a former boarder and would like to join in the fun contact me via the contact address in the right sidebar for more information.

Some memories of those days:

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Shadow shot Sunday

Shadow of a sea mark on land near the Maeslantkering (see my previous post) in Holland. I really liked the shadow it made. The day was bright and sunny with lots of shadows. Hope your Sunday is a sunny and happy one! Thanks for popping by!