Sunday, June 17, 2018

Still taking a bit care of Hinkie

Goodafternoon everybody!

Our weather is a bit in a little dip. Not really cold, but we miss a bit of sunshine. However things should change midweek. Then temps will go up to around 25C for a day or two, then it will drop again somewaht to 21C. still nice and it is very dry, so this evening Jan will have to water the garden to keep everything alive.

Hinkie is coming around every day. And often when  whistle he knows he can fly in and he gets something to eat. He eats breadcrumbs, but he is very keen on apple, so i cut him some slices in little dices.
Poor thing has a bit of hard times I think. And it looked as if he is hurt slightly as I noticed this morning. Perhaps he had a fight. It isn't really bad but I hope he finds some safe places where he can rest and recover.

This week was a quiet week, I did the usual things and last Thursday the World Championship Football in Russia started and we already saw some interesting matches. Tomorrow the Belgian team will play its first match and we are supporting them from our couch LOL. Yeah, as we don;t have our own team playing there, it is fun to support another and then it should be Belgium. And they have a quite good team too, so i hope they will come very far.

I am not very creative at the moment, I spend time of course with the usual things we have to do, then if possible, I spend some time in the garden, just sitting a bit or keeping the borders and pots in order, then have to take care of Hinkie and also the parakeets and some other birds that visit our garden, and at the moment we watch the football(there are around 3 matches a day, yes that is a lot so not much other time is left over.
Must say that the cut on computering isn;t feeling bad at all.! I think that towards autumn and winter I will do more again.
Hmmm, still have to keep up the stock a bit, so must persuade myself to do something next week. I have already half a kit ready, so that should be done rather quickly.

On the other hand you could say I am acting a bit lazy, talking computer and designing and probably you are right about that LOL.
But it just feels so good at the moment, specially after the rather hectic times we had.

Now i see that the sun is coming through the clouds  a little bit, so perhaps a good time to take a walk in the garden and do some small things(I must look into my tomatoe plants, they are all starting to produce flowers now and I have to remove all the side shoots with leaves so that all energy can go to forming the fruit).

I have for you the clusters Arlene made with the Believe in the Magic kit.
Have a fantastic week and till next week.
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Sunday, June 10, 2018

Some photos of the garden, at last!

Goodafternoon everybody!

Things were actually rather nice this week, not too bad weather, healthway things are improving every couple of days(too slow to my liking though LOL), so not much too complain.
Not much news to share either. Oh how boring this post will be, I am afraid.

But...... too eventless weeks isn't always great, but I still like it much more than all we had over our heads the last half year or so!
And there is always(almost always)something to see at tv, of course.
At the moment we have some footbal matches of our women team, for placement for the next World Championship and they are doing very well!! Lots and lots better than the men's team, that will NOT compete in Russia this summer for the WC(starting in about one week).
and we are also following a bit the volleyball Nations League, also with our women's team as best and doing okay too!
yes, you know we both like sport watching and different too, like athlethics and even cycling(although we not always follow each dayrace in the Tour de France or the Giro. But parts of it is still interesting to see.

Our garden is really starting to come to life and yes, I finally made a few photos. First a few of about two months ago:


Not much to see, all just starting here, lots of seedlings have to grow yet!
And here some of two days ago!




 And i even managed to take one of Hinkie! If you look well, you can see his right paw is not good. he comes still every day a few times and even was in my kitchen two days ago! Yeah, stupid bird. I was vacuum cleaning and heard a strange noise. So turned off the vacuum and looked around and saw Hinkie, trying to fly outside but every time hit the little window above the door. I never would be able to catch him, so I went just outside the door and whistled and oh, what a miracle, he reated to it and found the doorway and got out safely!

It's about all i can think off to write down now. I think i better go outside for a little while and sniff up the sun, because the next few days temperatures will go down several degrees, but if all goes well according forcasts, by the end of the week they will go up again to around 21C.
So all that lasts for me to do is now posting a new kit for you to download, named Believe in the Magic. And I think we all can do with a bit of magic every now and then.
Have a great week and stay safe!
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Sunday, June 03, 2018

Lots of sunshine hoorray!

Goodafternoon everybody!

Jan's laryngitis is going better, not yet completely gone I guess, but improving.
My back is getting better too, although very slowly. Never mind, as long as it will be completely okay again one day in near future.
We've had about two days of lesser good weather, with lower temperatures and almst no sun. But further on last week it was great weather and it is coming back again. Already today we can open the garden doors again and sit in the garden.

I have a little "friend"in the garden, it is a younger bird, a thrush(hope  have the right name for this bird). It's a bit a pityful one, because he(or she) broke one paw and it didn;t heal properly. So the bird can use it a bit when hopping around, but still it is a handicap. Poor little thing. So  I give it some bradcrums and sometimes some tiny pieces of apple when it shows up and the bird isn;t shy at all. Comes at about just 50 cms. of distance of me, so nice.
I also have a little dish with some water for it. I call the bird Hinkie("hinken"in Dutch means "to limp") LOL.
It shbows up almost every day  2 or 3 times. I hope Hinkie will be able to survive the summer and perhaps also survive to next year.
We;ll see how it will go.

Yesterday Jan and I went to a little fair nearby, it wasn't too great weather but it was dry at least. we had a nice walk and took a yummie sandwich with a herring on it. Along the way there was a stand with some music and when we passed there was a young fellow playing guitar and sung some lovely songs. He did quite well and we stayd for a little while to listen and have some fun. As we went again I applauded for him and gave him a thumbs up. And it brought a big smile on his face. It is always nice for someone whoe is entertaining, to get some appreciation, isn't it?

Our garden is thriving, and every few days there are more blooms to see. I really must kick myself and get some photos, so that i can post them next time.

For now you will have to do with a preview and download from a new kit, named All about Family.
Take care and have a wonderful week!
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Sunday, May 27, 2018

We have awesome weather at the moment.

Goodmorning everybody!

Little update on my back. Every day slowly a tiny little bit better, will still take some time to get rid of all of its misery.
Jan went to his specialist in hospital for a control appointment and she was rather pleased with his condition. So next appointment is in half a year, and that is I think, a good sign.
Remember I told you Jan had a cold? Well, it didn;t get any better with the couching, so  finally managed to get him to our doctor.
Doctor told him he had a nice laryngitis, he gave him some kind of antibiotics cure and it should get better in a few days and hopefully completely gone in a week or may be even two.
There are times he just cannot stop couching, and it wears him out, he feels sooo tired and of course not happy.
Let's hope the cure will do its job soon!

Luckily we have good weather here for a few days already and it will stay that way for longer. Temperatures are around 25-28C, today there are some more clouds every now and then, but oh, how wonderful it is to open the garden doors and leave them open till in the evening!
Slowly the garden is awakening too. Every few days there are flower buds opening, like now the clamtis is starting, my climbing rose, some nasturtium, the tomatoe plants are growing steadily, so there is life enough in the garden. Plus the different birds we have around, that is ever so nice.

I have for you the clusters from Arlene from the Lifetime Moments kit.
I hope that  can do some work at the computer this week, because sitting longer time in about the same position is still not the best way for my back, LOL.

Wishing you all a fantastic week ahead!

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Sunday, May 20, 2018

Quick post, to say I am still alive LOL!

Goodafternoon everybody!

yeah, it's been a long time after my last posting, I know. But i wasn;t in the shape to sit for longer time at the computer. In fact first week after the fall it was hard to do anything, also sitting lying down, walking, no, not nice at all.
Sweet hubby of mine took over the cooking the first week, and did things that were necessary. I felt sooo guilty, you know, because he also has to be a bit carefull with his back and health all over.
But slowly I am getting better, although I fear it will be a longer process, to get rid it all and be in the same shape as before.
I felt also awefully tired the first week or so, because I couldn;t get a good night sleep.
Still like to take some naps every now and then.
But with some care i can do a bit of shopping again, in slow motion, but never mind that.
I think longer walks is still the most difficult for now, after a while I really feel the back again at some places.
Still I cannot complain too much, all considered I was very lucky not having broken or severely bruised anything.
Now that i am getting slowly in a better shape again, Jan has catched a cold in the last few days, poor soul. He is coughing a lot, which is the most tyring of it all. I hope it will pass in a couple of days, he could do with a stressless period too!
Lucky for us from today we are having real nice weather again and if all forecasts wuill come true it will last at least till next weekend, or may be it could stay on for even longer. I am talking about temperatures here at the coast of around 21 to 25 C which is very nice.
We can do with some real spring and starting summer weather, good for all kind of healing, good for a good mood, etc. LOL.
For now you know anyway that I am doing okay, but I have to close the post now, same position at the computer is doping no good.
I have a kit for you, one in two downloads, hope you can do something nice with it.
Thanks to all for the uplifting comments and good wishes.
Now i still have to read some blogs, which I left alone also for about 14 days. But that will have to wait till perhaps tomorrow.
Have a great day and week ahead.
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Download    part 2 HERE

Sunday, May 06, 2018

Sorry, no post today

Hello everybody

Just logged in to say I will not be posting today. two days ago I took a fall from a little stool, on my back. It was all my own fault, shouldn't have used that stool.
But in general I am okay, I still can walk and move(although that is a bit difficult LOL), but sitting at the computer isn't really possible. Already am glad I can sit off and on on the couch.
Well, as soon as I am feeling better I will post.
So sorry i have to disappoint you, all by my own stupidity!

Till soon I hope.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Oh, that easily sidetracked mind!!!

Goodafternoon everybody!

First things first, which is the weather. Well, not much to tell about it, about the whole week not more then 12-14 C(with difficulty)(53-57F), with sometimes, although rather rare, a bit of sun, then also some rain, mostly clouded. All together not the very best spring weather.

Talking about the mind that gets so easily sidetracked. It happened to me again this week. I knew I put on the stove a little pan with some potatoes to boil, then got sidetracked by something on tv if I remember well. Then Jan came into the room with the message: "You can forget about the potatoes and may be even about the pan."
Oh my God. I took a look and yes, nothing to do about the potatoes and the pan.................hopeless.  I quickly put both in the bin and bought a new little pan. I was so very angry with myself, how could I forget about it. But... it happens sometimes. I usually don;t watch tv when cooking and certainly don;t do anything at the computer, because I know I forget about time. Still it sometimes happens.
Better make a reminder about it in my mind, so that I'll be even more careful in future.

This friday we had our King's day and it is already for 5 years we have our King, how fast time passes.
The Royal family visited a city in the north of the Netherlands, Groningen(we have a provincew called that way but also the capital of the province is called Groningen.) It is a place where for many years now they extract nautral gas out of the ground, and it has consequences! I have a link for you where you can read about it, because it has a very big impact on the inhabitants and their homes!
https://www.dutchnews.nl/news/2018/01/groningen-hit-by-strongest-earthquake-in-five-years/

But most of the time it was a happy visit of the Royals there, to celibrate the 51st birthday of our King. I have a few photos from the net from that day of the Royals, but also a link to some  official portraits
https://www.koninklijkhuis.nl/actueel/nieuws/2018/04/26/nieuwe-staatsiefoto%E2%80%99s-koning-willem-alexander-en-koningin-maxima-en-foto%E2%80%99s-van-het-gezin.
Here from King's day itself:
The 3 princesses

 The whole family:
Jan and I went out on that day for a moment, we were even a bit lucky with the weather. It was dry(as we left home!)and even a little bit of sun. We went to town centre, visited the flower market. So many beautiful plants, although not too cheap, so we managed to leave them there, LOL. We also visited the fair, just to see what new attractions there were. Oh gosh, a lot and a lot of them were those things of great speed, altitude, quick movements and so, nothing for me!
But it always is fun to look at the people. We even played a little bit on a casino machine, just for a few bucks. We do that every year, just for the fun of it and Jan was a bit lucky, he got enough points to pick out a asmall price and we went home with a soooo cute little bear and a blue smurf ROFL!!!!
They have a lovely place now in our room, with the other bears.
By the end of our walk it suddenly started to rain, but it didn;t last very long. Then we took the tram home and it was good we went out for a while and sniffed up some fresh air.

I think you have enough to read and watch, so better i finish this post now, with a little download of clusters of Arlene, made with the Sparks of Memory kit.
Have a wonderful day and week to come, take care of yourselves.
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