Thursday, August 25, 2016

Tropical temperatures suddenly!

Goodmorning everybody!

Yes, in just a couple of days we jumped from around 19-20C to around 28-32C. Now you know I love warm weather, but even this is a bit too much for me It will stay this way more or less till next Monday and then temperature will drop to 21-22C again. That rise and dropp is going too fast and I think that's the reason we feel rather tired.
Our body doesn;t get a chance to get used to slowly rising or dropping temps, no, it rises or drops like mad.

It also is hard to think of something to eat for dinner, you know.
That sudden temperature change also seems to have an effect on the appetite( at least, it is with me), but we have to keep eating, don;t we?
Well, after some deep thinking, I am sure I will come up with something, LOL

Rather quiet week, but finally I got to the hairdresser and it was needed Oh it feels sooooo good to have real short hair again and which is easy modelling! Gosh, I did it just in time for the hot weather came!
And because it was such a nice temperature yesterday at the front of the house( in the mornings there isn't much sunshine on our side of the street) I got adventurous and washed the windows, hahaha.

We have to kind of adjust now again to the tv programs, now that the Olympics have finished, slowly the "winter season"programs are coming back again(some good, lots very annoying LOL).
I am hoping that in a few weeks on several channels new detective-series will arrive, one of our favourite items on tv.

Oh, I've made a few photos of the garden. Perhaps you remember I told you about our "disappeared "clematis and that after months it came to growth again?
Well, look how it is showing off now!

Beautiful, isn;t it? and so loaded with buds!
Then at last some dahlia's are starting to bloom.
And of course I couldn;t help myself making a phot of our Brodski, supervising what i was doing, LOL.


I have to confess that I didn;t do much designing. I managed to get one kit ready, (still have to upload it), and  even am busy with another one. But all isn;t going very quickly.
Nevertheless I have a download for you, arlene's fantastic clusters made with the Dreams of Memories kit
Now you all have a wonderful day and stay safe!
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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Summer weather is back again, hoorray

Goodmorning everybody!

Yes, we have some summerweather back again, and I am so happy about it
It feels good to be able to sit again in the garden for a while and have the doors open in the room.
Today is supposed to be one of the best days of the week, so I should try to get out for a moment and enjoy the good weather.

Jan went on a short visit to Danny yesterday, who is back from hospital, but the poor guy hardly can sit in a chair, because of all the stitches he has in his legs and part of the belly Jan saw teh "area"and told me it looked all blue and purple and that Danny really had a lot of stitches.
I hope it will soon go better, perhaps he will feel better after the stitches will be removed, probably next Monday.

Monday I had a rather bad day, perhaps I catched a kind of little cold or so, whatever, but I didn;t feel good. I tried to sleep it off in the afternoon, which I did a bit, forced myself to eat something(no appetite at all), and oh how wonderful, I slept good during the night and yesterday I felt sooooo much better
So I did some work in the house, a laundry washed, changed the bedsheets, gave the room a really quick hoovering and I thought that was enough.
Then after dinner(we take it rather early, around 17.30-17.45) Jan took his little nap and I thought it was a very good idea to do the same LOL.
And oh, I really slept for more than an hour or so, and it did me good.

There isn;t much more to tell, so I better finish now and take a shower and go out for a moment.
I do have a kit for you, Dreams of Memories, I think good for some almost forgotten memories-layouts.
Have a lovely day.
Download   HERE

Friday, August 12, 2016

Central Heating installation is working!

Goodmorning everybody!

Yes, Tuesday the plumber installed the boiler, and a new thermostat in the room and all seems to work okay! Yes, I am cautious, but we had so much trouble with the old one, that I will not challenge fate, understand???
Tjis boiler is also a lot cmaller than the old one and oh, it feels sooooo good to be able to use warm water without hearing dropping water from the boiler, and to be able to take a loooong shower and not having to check every week on the waterpressure anymore.
(I still do that last thing, has become kind of habit and sort of trauma, I guess LOL). It will be less and less with time.

The husband of my friend Heidi was in hospital for a few days, to have placed a stent in a vein in his leg. He had a lot of troubled lately with walking, couldn;t walk more than 15-30 minutes and had a lot of pain. Today he will be home again has to be careful though for a few more days, and in about 1-1/2 week his stitches will be removed..
t seems they needed quite some stitches, he told me that he had about 20 at each side of his groin! Probably the surgain had to make a detour or so. Well, in a few days he will not feel too much anymore of his wounds and hopefully he will be able to walk again without trouble.

Yesterday we had a really rainy day, a lot of water ame out of the air!
Today it seems to be better already, although it still is cloudy, but then from tomorrow and into the next week there will be lot smore sunshine and temperatures also will go up again to around 22C.
Hoorray!

I told you last time, that I didn;t have any clusters at the time from Arlene, hmmm? Well, I was a little dombo, because I had some.
So today I will offer you the clusters she made with the Hello Loveliness kit.
Have a wonderful day and weekend and week.
Download    HERE

Saturday, August 06, 2016

All quiet at the front for now.

Goodmorning everybody!

Our weather is still a bit up and down, you could say. This weekend it still should be rather nice, around temps of 21C, here and there some clouds. But as from Tuesday forecast tells us temperatures will drop to 17-18C! Now that is not my idea of summerweather.
Good that on Tuesday we will have our new central heating kettle, and hoping that it will do its job without any problems.

It was a rather quiet week, and oh, how happy I was with that!
Had a session for my dental, next one will in about two weeks again.

I was fully prepared yesterday night to watch at least a part of the opening ceremony of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, but I didn;t hold on for long LOL. Think it started at about 1.00 and I went to bed even before 2.00 am Oh my, how will we do that when actually the competitions will start? ( some already started, even before the official opening, you know).
Hmm, I think we will have to pick out just the most important, see at what time they take place and watch the rest in next day re-run.
we have that time difference to cope with, but live sessions on tv start here at about 2.00 p..m. so we still can watch a lot live.

We still have lots of visits of parakeets, and it is always fun to watch them. There is a "special"on, I think it is still very young, it has almost no feathers around the little neck and all his other feathers aren't making a thick cover yet. In fact, he looks rather miserable, LOL.I call him "Japie" and he is not afraid of me. Yesterday I could approach him at half an arm-length, so that is really near. I hope he will gain some weight and a good feather cover in the next two or three months, because otherwise I fear he will not survive winter. For now, I think he can eat enough, and the parakeets just adore the little pieces of apple I hang out too.

I didn't do any designing last week, I think I have no inspiration, and there are otherr things to think about and to take care of. But for now I still have a new kit for you, named it Calmer Times
Hopefully you can use it for some nice layouts.
Have a wonderful day and week ahead.
Download    HERE



Sunday, July 31, 2016

Hello there, for a quick post

Goodmorning everybody!

We still have rather good weather, it's a bit "on and off"you could say Partly cloudy, here and there a little rainshower, then some blue sky and sunshine Temperatures all the time around 21C, so not all too bad, but for my liking it could be a bit more.

last Thirsday I got a phonecall from my friend Heidi, that they were back from holiday, so  wouldn;t have to do the fish and mail on Friday Okay, that was nice and we will see eachother probably next week at some point.
Then in the evening Heidi called again and asked if I would please be so kind to walk the doggies on Friday afternoon They had to go somewhere and couldn;t take them To be honest, I wasn;t all to eager to do it, but of course i didn't say no, so Friday I went to the doggies and let them out and they were all happy with me.

Don't know if you remember, but at a time Jan also had a little laptop, but that died months ago. But we didn;t had any money then to buy a new(or used) one, so he had to wait.
But at the moment we have a bit of room in our finance, so he went looking for a nice and not too expensive second hand one.
Came back with one on Thirsday for really a nice price.
We tried it out, but I wasn;t to happy with it, it didn;t work as I would have thought, well, to be short, I told Jan we would return it and see if they had another one.
So we did yesterday and the girl at the counter was really nice and very patient with us, checked the laptop and agreed that something wan;t right about it. So we could choose another one
And so we did The girl put on a clean Windows 7 on it(yeah i know, we are in windows 10 already, but with second hands they don;t have windows 10 yet, and we don;t mind). And after about two hours I could pick it up. I also asked the girl some questions about programs and how to do some things on the computer(she was very handy) and I have even her phonenumber, if I really might need help for a problem, nice hey?
Jan's laptop has a rather big screen and the typearea is lighted, wow!
 Well, I hope this one will stay alive for some time, we cannot afford to buy us new ones every year.

I kind of hope I will have a real quiet week next week, without any tubulance or nasty surprises or whatever. Then next week we will have our new central heating kettle, which would make a big difference already. With the old one, I have to check often if the pressure is still hight enough of the water level (because it is leaking).
Then  have to refill it a bit and so we go on. Makes me very "restless". But with the new one and all pipes checked and so I hope all that will be over.

Really hope, that this afternoon the sun will shine a bit, so that I can sit a while in the garden, all quiet and peaceful.
Okay, I have a new kit for you, "Hello loveliness".
I should make a preview of the last made kit and upload it, otherwise I will have nothing more for download But perhaps next week I will have some peace of mind and can do that as well as design a bit more. The last two weeks or so I did almost nothing at the computer.
Now wishing you all a happy Sunday and fabulous new week to come.
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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Soon we will have a new Central Heating kettle.

Goodmorning everybody!

Still good weather here, we even had a little bit of rain yesterday morning. I don;t think it was really enough for the garden, but it helps.
This whole week should still be good weather with temps around 22C, perhaps here and there a little rainshower.
So I think we shouldn;t complain right now.

Last friday I had the plumber over to look at our central heating kettle(which provides us warmth and also hot water), that desparately needs to be changed. And the last couple of days it even started to make some funny noises at times as I use the hot water. So I am real happy that in two weeks the plumber will replace the kettle for a new one and hopefully a lot of trouble we had with the old one will be history. Now just cross fingers that the old one will hold on for another two weeks.

In a few days my friend Heidi will be back from holiday, and it will be good to see her again. I hope we can meet somewhere next week.
So I just have to go to her home 2 or 3 times more to feed the fish and see, if the garden needs some watering and to collect the mail.
Then tomorrow  have another appointment for my dentals, I will also be glad when that will be finished, needs some more weeks.

I promised you already two times or so some new photos from the garden. It is hard to get an overview of it, but i tried. Perhaps it is a bit too light, but difficult to get a good photograph with that light contrast of sunny side and shade. But perhaps you get an idea. This was made about two weeks ago.
Then  have a lovely hydrangea that is blooming now, at the time I made the photo it kind of started now it is in full glory and I love the color.
And here a kind of "giant"lilly. The flower is enormous!

I wasn't very busy at the computer lately, I must admit. During the day I am doing things in the house, or grocerie shopping, or some reading under the parasol in the garden and enjoying the birds.
So the only time I do some designing is in the morning when I check my mail, but then I don;t have always great inspiration.
But I almost finished a new kit, so I am still a bit happy with myself.
Today I have the clusters for you from Arlene, made with the Behind the Attic door kit.
Have a wonderful day and week.
Download   HERE




Thursday, July 21, 2016

Suddenly we have summer around here.

Goodmorning everybody.

Yes this week we really had summer weather around here. It never goes smooth and graduately, no in a day or may be two, suddenly temps jump to 28-30C from before 20C.
Your body cannot handle these quick and radical changes all too well, so although I love warmer temperatures and sunshine and all, it is a bit too much of it.
Okay, that has been two days, today, also will be rather hot and sticky, with a bit less sunshine and one or two degress lower, then it will drop a bit more to around 25 C, which is fine.
I pity the people who are taking part on the 4 days March of Nijmegen, they have hard times in the middle of our country at these temperatures!
This year is a bit special because it is the 100th time it's taking place.
I have a link for you where you can read a bit more about it and see some video's and / or photos of it.
http://www.4daagse.nl/en/

With this hot weather, you can imagine I wasn't very active, although  did some grocerie shopping( that's always needed), but i did it earlier in the morning when temperatures were still bearable.
Then every other day I go to Heidi's place, to feed the fish and arrange the mail and give water to the house plants and these days I also water the garden, cause it is very, very dry now.

Finally I've made some necessary phonecalls, glad that is taken care of. I also had my first appointment for my dental, making an imprint. Next week I have next one, then 3 more, but all together it will take around 6 weeks to have my new one. Seems a bit long but it is a smaller company and okay, I can live with that.

There also was a kind of excitement this week. One morning the doorbell rang and i saw a BIG policeman standing in front of me.
Right away he said not to be afraid(which I wasn't LOL), but they had some kind of tip that perhaps in our surroundings there was a weedplantation and if he could check our electric meter with a guy from the electric company. When the guy was checking the policeman asked about the appartment above us and he started to smile as we started to smile LOL. well, we've told him what we knew, that it used to be a little sexstudio, but that we werent sure if it still was.and that they had a large renovation this year. I don;t know if they reached the owner, but they were busy quite some time near our appartment. I guess, nothing was found, I didn;t see any real busy activity later on.
Our meter, by the way, was in good order and there was no strange thing about it(if there was a weed thing close, they could tap our electricity you know).
Still I am curious if anything came out of the neighbourhood search. But I guess, we will never hear anything about it.

Okay, as it seems to be a little less warm today, perhaps I will have a biit more energy and some serious "housework"can be done.
Like some dusting, vacuum cleaning, mopping the kitchen floor and bathroom one, and if I can do all that, I think I already will be happy.

With that sudden temperature rise, I also have not too much appetite, ot too good for me. But these two last days I've made a potatoe salad and that is a great thing to eat when it is very warm. yesterday I had some smoked chicken breast with it, tasted real good.
But today I think I will cook more properly, like some boiled potatoes, a bit of a green with tomatoe salad and a little sausage. Should be enough.
That's about all the "news"for now.
 have a kit for you, 'Behind the Attic Door".
Have a wonderful day and upcoming weekend and stay safe and healthy.
Download HERE