Friday, December 31, 2010

Oil balls

After watching the carbide shooting, returned home for the traditional baking of oil balls! Love them when they are still nice and warm..........time for a cuppa tea! Wishing you a happy year's ending!

Carbide shooting

On the last day of the year a group of friends in town enjoy carbide shooting. Shooting balls from 40 milk cans. Ready steady ..... go! BANG!
Balls everywhere! Making a pretty sight in the white snow!
People come to have a look and enjoy a drink!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Icicles

Icicles hanging from the gutters. Another mighty winter sight showing how cold the weather is here in Holland. According to the news december 2010 has been one of the coldest december months ever here in Holland! Brrr ......

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Snowy frozen leaves

Noted the amazing effect freezing weather has on snowy leaves! They turned in spiky looking leaves. This effect is also called hoar frost.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Red bench

Just liked this red bench in the white snow!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Santa and his helper

This Christmas we were oh so lucky as Santa and his helper passed our house!
Hoho ....... see you next year!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Winter all around

On the road the other day I enjoyed seeing the beauty of this white winter all around.
Though causing a lot of discomfort, when you need to go through, the sights all around make up for the nuisance!
Winter is cold and white this year but so very beautiful......!

Take time to enjoy the beauty of the day!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas day

It's Christmas day..... time to open the little gifts we bought for each other.
Enjoy and have fun this Christmas day!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

From my house to your house....
wishing you and your dear ones
a merry Christmas
&
all the best for 2011!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Winter in our garden

So much snow fell this december! As long as I've been back living in Holland (for 30 years now) I don't recall so much whiteness coming down and causing so much discomfort on the road! But winter in our garden is good for nice shots!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

High tea

Ladies only high tea to celebrate my cousin's 46th birthday!
Thanks it was fun .... and delicious!
Happy birthday dear cousin!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Pictoresque

The radio is singing of a white Christmas but it looks as if it came a week too early! Oh my so much whiteness fell last night. This is the postcard picture when we look outside. It might look pictoresque but all that white stuff is cold and a nuisance if you have to go out!

Saturday, December 18, 2010