Sunday, April 23, 2017

Could do with real spring!

Goodafternoon everybody!

I think it will be a quick post. I just finished reading some blogs and it always takes more time than you think.
Early this week, think it was Tuesday and Wednesday I suddenly had an attack of energy from somewhere, and  managed to do during those days a vacuum cleaning of all the house, some laundry, grocerie shopping, dusting, of course cooking, some little garden work, oh yes, changing bedsheets, also ironing, and even some start of designing on the computer again. Wow!
Well, after that eruption(hahaha) I took it a little bit easier the next days.
Still I am glad there are longer periods of energy and such arriving.
It was about time.
Pity the weather is letting us down a bit. Although we have periods with sunshine, the temperature is really cold for the time of year and for the next days it isn;t going to improve.
We should have normally around 15C, but we just reach around 10C.
Perhaps the month of May will offer us some really lovely weather. We can always hope for it, isn;t it?

Later this week we will have our "King's Day", our King will be 50 years old already this year. As usual he will celebrate the birthday in a town(each year it is another one)with some festivities organized.
May be he and the family will be lucky to have at the least dry weather, and perhaps some sunshine, although it still wil be cold.
If the weather isn;t too bad, I think Jan and I will visit one or two fairs(there are that day lots of them).
It is always fun to see what stuff people offer for very little money.
It are always things they don;t need anymore so it is second hand, but you can find great things at times.

Time really flies sometimes, and my stomach say to me I need to take a sandwich( I am already a bit late for that in the afternoon) so I better have a bite now.
I do have a mini kit for you,  know it is late, should have posted it last month! Well, I have started on a mini kit for April, cannot say when it will be finished, but it is coming your way later.
Have a wonderful Sunday and great week to come, thanks for keeping on visiting my blog!
Download   HERE

Download  HERE


Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Easter to all!

Goodafternoon everybody!

I hope my internet will keep on working. t is going on and off today, it makes me crazy.!!!
Well, my nice of rance is gone again. She and her husband came on Wednesday and already left Friday afternoon. (I thought they were leaving Saturday, but they only could book the airbnb till Friday).
They didn;t sleep here, because  couldn;t offer them a real comfy place to sleep, so they booked an airbnb, which was in the nieghbourhood and they had a comfy little appartment even.
But they were here for lunch and I prepared dinner too, so we still had enough time together.
Last Tuesday I was busy all day in the kitchen already preparing dinner for the next two days. So  didn't have to spend too much time cooking at the times they were here. I could warm it up either on the stove or in the oven, one day only had to boil the potatoes and the other day I only had to make the salad.
It has been for a long time we didn't meet. ast time was already 10 years ago! Yes, then you notcie that time flies!
You know everybody gets older but somehow it also doesn't seem important and not really reality. But I really didn;t realize my niece and her husband too, already were 69 years old!! Funny and strange to realize that.
One afternoon I went on a little walk with them, the other afternoon they went to an interesting museum, the Escher museum and they had a good time there.(if you are interested in art look up the Escher museum on Google and you will see the kind of art this Dutch artist made. Really special and something different). Pity that Jan had very much trouble with his back, just this week. Poor guy couldn;t move very easily and had to take some more of his painkillers than he usually does. I think it will take some more days for him to feel really better again.
Yes, really was a pity, otherwise we would have been able to do some moore with them, but well, it just couldn't.
It was at times a bit difficult to have conversation in French for me, you know. Understanding it was not a problem, but speaking it again, pffffff, not easy anymore. But I managed somehow. And then also had to translate to Jan and back to them too, because jan doesn;t spek French.
Still all together we had a wonderful time and it was good to have met again. Both are really wonderful and sweet people, I love them dearly.

Also pity weather wasn't really good. It was cold and only sometimes we had a bit of sun, so it was n o garden time.
Also now weather isn't really nice. Well, we have at times a bit of sunshine, but temps are letting us down at the moment. Just around 10C, and later this week we even might have some nightfrost again!
But when those days are over, I really hope temperature will rise again, because our seedlings are growing stedily, but they also need some warmth to really devellop well and Jan and I and also Brodski could do too with some warmth LOL!

I am sure  forgot to tell some things of the last week, but I will finish now, because I already did a lot of blogreading to catch up and at least made a blogpost so you know I am still around and doing rather well, I can say.
Now I only will have to find somewhere more creativity again and start doing some designing and such.
Glad i had some "stock"hanging around, hahaha, so I can offer you a kit today.
Named Roses speak in Silence, and  think it is a good kit for Spring and summertime and also for nostalgic scrapping.
I give you preview of the kit and the papers too.
Have a lovely Easter weekend!

Download    HERE

From Arlene:

Download   HERE

Saturday, April 08, 2017

After a long silence a little post from me again

Goodmorning everybody!

Well, it is just around midday, but never mind.
What to tell you?  am going better and better, although real spirit to spend long time at the computer doing either designing or posting or even mailing  isn;t really there.
But I am in as much full swing as I can at the moment preparing for the visit of my nice next week.
I already have done most of the grocerie shoping and such things, noow these coming days I will have to spend on getting the house more or less ready( you know, vacuum cleaning, dusting, cleaning up and such). It will be ready when she arrives next Wednesday around noon.
Pity it probably will not be really good weather, temperatures will only be around 11 C, even some rain is expected, so it will not really be garden-time.
Such a shame, because slowly the garden is awakening and it is going quick. I have planted out already quite some seedlings and some of the bulbs are starting to come too.
As i am kind of busy now preparing for my niece's visit, I didn't see much of Heidi. She moved to her new house last weekend.
On Saturday I had the doggies with me, so that they had their hands free.
And  made some photos of them.




The darker one (and the smaller) is the oldest, Sam. The other is Tom.
They are sweet.

I hope to visit Heidi in her new house after Alika(my niece) left again, and then we could have finally again a good chat.
Heidi has no garden at her new house, she has an appartment somewhere high, but has a little balcony. i wonder if she will not miss her garden.

That's about it folks, life is going on here and energy and spirit are coming back, now all we need is some long time of real warm temperatures and sunshine, to be able to sit in the garden and work a bit in it too and that will certainly do great things for the body and mind!
For now i do have a kit for you and clusters from Arlene.
Take care of yourself, I'll be back some day again, better i make no promises LOL!
Download   HERE

Download   HERE

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Springweather coming soon

Goodday to all!

Took some time to actually sit and start a new post but here I am.
It is going upwards with me, may it be slowly, but steady and energy is coming back too in little portions.
I am not ready yet to post every few days or even every week, the break I have with computering is actually fine with me for now. Oh, I do check my mails every couple of days, and sometimes do a little game, or check something out on internet, but I am not having the urge yet to get back to designing. Don;t know why to be honest, because it gave me lots of pleasure. Well, I will get back to it some day, I guess, but it may be not in the quantity I produced before. Who knows, I'll let it come as it does and we'll see.

Spring is really around the corner here.  Last week we already had temperatures around 10-14 C, although the nights still were rather cold, but they promised us that next week there will be days with sunshine and temperatures that may reach 18C!!! Now that is good news.
All the seeds Jan put in little pots are doing quite good. Some of them still have to sprout, but others are growing real fast.
So yesterday I already put some of the bigger ones in several pots and some in the garden soil and now crossing fingers they will bloom later on.

Next two weeks I will have to put some more effort in "spring-cleaning", not that I will jump into it as mad, but  I have to do it more thourough, want to have things in order when my niece comes to us.
I do hope that the nice spring weather will still be there, it would be nice to be able to sit for a moment in the garden or take a little walk or trip, just because it is lovely weather, you know.

Cannot chat all too long now, because I have to go to my friend Heidi's house to walk the doggies. She and the family are moving house shortly and are busy in their new house today again. It isn;t too far from us either, although it takes some more time to get there, so it will be harder to go there sometimes to take the doggies for a walk.
But we already tried once or twice to leave them at daytime with us and that went rather well. So if necessary, they can bring the doggies and we take care of them and their hands will be free. Okay, our cat isn;t all too pleased with it, but he can stay in the garden if he wants. And he can go into and out of the kitchen, cause the doggies just stay in the room and cannot open the door of the room.
So Brodski always can have something to eat if he wants.
First time the doggies were here, in the late afternoon Heidi came to fetch them and then after a while Brodski came into the house again. But he refused to come into the room and that lasted for a couple of days! Next time he dared to come into the room the same evening, the doggies stayed for a few hours. WOW, what a HERO! LOL.

Last week we had elections for a new government. Well, parties were chosen and out of them will have to be formed a government. It will be rather difficult, because none of them has a majority. So it will be necessary to have a coalition of several parties, probably 4. difficult, because they have different programs and ideas and will have to come to some agreement. We will see how long it will last until we will have a new government.
There were as always lots of ideas and promises, but you will always have to compromise if you want to work together, so let's see what will be achieved in the end!

Good, now I will have to end, soon will have to go to the dogs.
I do have a kit and clusters from arlene too. It is named "Quiet Moments". Hope you can use it for some lovely layouts.
Have a wonderful day and week ahead, and till next time!
Download   HERE

Download   HERE
 


Sunday, March 12, 2017

Still round, just taking slow on computering

Goodmorning everybody!

I am still around, but just do very little on the computer.
Thought however it was about time to make a little update.
Not much happening here in the house and life, which is all okay with me for now.
just trying to get back some new energy, which seems to be a hard thing. It might be a bit the time of year,  just have no idea really. But don;t worry too much, I am doing fine and doing better in little steps.
Talking of time of the year, we have some nicer weather lately, even sometimes the sun comes out for a bit and you see that nature is awakening.
Jan already did a lot in the garden, mostly pruning and cleaning up, it all looks about ready for the new season. He also has made a lot of little pots with seeds in it, now just hoping they will come to nice plants with a lot of flowers!
I got a mail lately from my niece in France, that she wanted to visit us for a few days, and see if we could swap some documents and photos of our families and that mostly of my mother's side of course.
It will be lovely to see her again after such a long time, I just hope my French will still be good enough to talk with her and her husband. Must say the French is rusty with almost no practise.
I already told her, that I gladly will give her already some albums with photos and such to take with her and give it later to her children.
With her children getting older, they get more curious about their roots.
And I am glad I can leave those things somewhere where they will be safe and a little appreciated.
My niece will come next month, just a few days before Easter, so I guess I will have to shake myself well and do some serious cleaning here, to have it all in good order when they come.
Then I will have to think about the things I can make for dinner. They are very easy people, but I want it to be nice and tasty of course.
So  will be busy coming time with that, apart from the usual things.

This is about it for now, of course i can ramble a lot more about some things, but that will be for a next time.
To compensate you again for the long silence I have a kit and some clusters for you.
Be happy and take good care of yourselves.


Download   HERE

Download   HERE

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Knock, knock, who's there?

Goodafternoon everybody!

I bet you all thought I disappeared. But no, I just took it real easy and also have to say I was a bit lazy.
Glad to say my back trouble is gone, but then had last weekend stomach trouble, but after that it is going better every day now.
I won;t be chatting long, there isn't much to tell either, but just wanted to let you know  am still around.
It seems a careful start of spring is here at the moment. We have days with temps around 8 or even 10C, not so much sun, which is a pity, but we can't have it all at once.
Must say I am still feeling rather tired, perhaps it is the quick change of weather that has something to do with it too. So that is one reason I am not yet often at the computer, although i should slowly change that rythm again. Oh well, it comes as it does,
I have though a tiny little compensation for you for the long wait, LOL.
A February mini kit with clusters from Arlene.
Hope it cheers you up a bit.
I don+t make any promises about next posting, of course i will try to get back in a bit more normale schedule again, just don´t know if I am ready for it yet. Depends on the mood I guess and the energy that I will have.
But don´t you worry, I am doing okay, I am just spending my time more on other things at the moment.
Talk some more next time.
Till then take care of yourselves, and have a great week ahead!

Download   HERE
Download   HERE


Thursday, February 09, 2017

Quick update

Hello everybody,

First thanks to everybody's comments, concerns, support, everything! You  are marvellous.
I did go to the doctor Monday morning, got some pills to fight infection. Seems it is a joint that probably is a bit infected, I did have that a few years ago too. Not funny, but the pills do help. I am not taking biggest dose I am allowed too, I take one a day, better for my stomach.
So may be it will take a little longer before all is really gone again, but I am feeling already a lot better. Just have to take care still with some movements. Oh well, we will survive.
The rest of sitting at the computer is actually quite nice too. Seems an odd thing to say, but it gives lot of rest.  do miss reading some blogs every day, so I will have to do a lot of catch up. May be this weekend I can sit a bit longer on my chair at the computer.
But as  am here now I just as well can post a download. If I am right, you still don;t have the clusters from the kit Yesterdays come back.
So here they are.
Download HERE

I really hope that in a few days I will be able to make a bit longer post with some detailed updates about our life(although at the moment it is quiet, oh what a blessing LOL).