Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Probably not a too short post, again!

Goodmorning everybody!

We had a relaxed day yesterday, even took a little walk, it was such nice weather. I also started another kit, whcih will be a filled one, as it seems.

You noticed of course that I already changed the bloglayout, eve it's not the new month yet. Well, I just felt like it, and with the small anniversary yesterday I though it was nice. Isn't it a beautiful one? I picked this one up at Brenda Dezignz, http://hookedoncountry.blogspot.com/(i have her blinkie in the side bar). She makes great bloglayouts!

Then I had a nice surprise again in my email, somebody gave me a link to her blog to show me a layout she did with my strawberry kit.

I have a link to her blog, where she has more lovely layouts and even a few freebies: http://feli-scrapblog.blogspot.com/

I think I better start now with the next part of the family story.At the end you will find another freebiekit, named "Romatique". I must be a bit more active today, shopping time again. and some other "fun"stuff wiating for me to do. LOL. Well, I hope your day is great and you enjoyed this post a little bit.


In the last year of my secondary school another compettition. I came into the final and it was a "tough battle"but my pianoteacher always managed to get me such special music to play and which was really like written for me. Well, the big finale came. Everybody nervous, but I ended at the 2nd place. And the prize was to play once with the "Residentie Orchestra", leaded by the wonderful conductor Willem van Otterloo. It was to be performed in a big hall! Isn't this excting for a 17/18 year old? So now to find a piano concerto to play. My pianoteacher, Josy, didn't want me to play the usual ones, no, Kyra had to come up with something a bit specail! She came up with a little pianoconcerto from an English composer, Rowley and it was an adorable piece of music. So after a period of hard study and only ONE time a rehearsal with the orchestra the big evening was there. I performed(in a dress my mother knitted herself, a faityrale to see!) for an audience of more than 2000 people. It went very well, and i't's something you'll never forget your whole life!

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All this very much due to my pianoteacher. I hope to tell you a bit more about her, because she stayed an important person during 45 YEARS, untill she passed away in 2006.
I passed my exams at the secondary school and went on to another school for one year, a sort of secretary education. I must say, I was a little bit lazy that year, I had my diploma of typing and shorthand, but concerning the other items, which was economy and commercial correspondence, I let it down. Well, I still had it in my brain, and it still came useful to me later. So i was 19 when I finished that year and now the big question: what kind of work and where? In that time my father had already a good position at the firm he started to work just after the war. And I worked there already some times during holidays, to earn a bit of pocketmoney for the vacations. And it just happened that a girl, working at the administration, was leaving, because she was pregant. How wonderful for me, my father got me into the job and I started to work at that company at the 16th of October, 1972. Mark the date? Exactly the same(only years later) as the date my father joined that company!) End I stayed there for 29 years! I really had to prove myself, because I was looked at by the personal as the daughter of one of the bosses, but I did so and was really accepted by them and treated as one of them and had good times there.

Hopping back in time for a moment, already in the 60's my mother became more and more known for her egg painting, there came articles in all kind of newspapers and magazines about her, came on the radio with an interview(and I even played there a little piece on the piano). Then she got a phonecall by an interviewer from television and they came to our house to make the fiml and interview. What an exciting thing that was!

I made a layout in March in which I put a picture of one of my mother's eggs. So I can use that inhere, although because it explains a bit about the Eastern celebration at our home.

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This was an opening to a wider public and during years we noticed that. But that will be for another time. I know, it;s not that exciting and interesting may be as the one of my grandparents and parents(in there young years) but it means a lot to me and I think all this is a contribution to the forming of the kind of person I am now. How you get along with your family, the way your parents bring you up is a very important thing in someone's life. And I realize that not everybody was so lucky to have had a happy and warm family life as a child, like I did.
Probably the continuation of the family story will hop now a bit back and forth in the years, but I think it's not that important to get the chronological part all just, it's more about how our family lived through the years, much infulenced I must say by the character and temperamental nature of my mother !

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Edna B said...

Wow, the color is so soft and subtle, perfect for Romance. Another lovely kit. Thank you so much.

I hope you and Jan had a wonderful anniversary, with many more to come. Have a great day my friend, Hugs, Edna B.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Scrapbook Freebies Search List, under the Page 1 post on Aug. 25, 2009. Thanks again.

Allie said...

thank you

Missty said...

So wonderful, thank you.