Well, Monday we took a day of making a long walk! Sun was shining nicely, good temperature, so why not? We started our walk to a parc and little wood, where we thought there might be some blackberrie bushes.
No luck, yes, the bushes where there(but not the bunch I wanted, but Jan said they were on the way we took and I was sure it was in a bit other direction LOL!), but no blackberries. Some of them where still in bloom, so perhaps they will bare fruit a bt later and for the rest, almost no blackberries to find. Might be they already dried out or fell to the ground or they were picked by the birds. No big deal, we might try it another time. In stead there were LOADS of acorns ( and we saw some groups of schoolchildren having fun collecting them) and also pine cones, so I gathered a few, perhaps I can make a nice table decoration with them at Christmastime.
We had a great walk through the woods and part of the dunes, all the way to Scheveningen, to the coast. By then the sky was covered with clouds again, which was a pity. So we didn;t go all the way to the beach, but walked a bit through the harbours and then I did feel a bit my legs, so we decided to take the tram and bus home again. By the time we arrived home, we had walked for about 2 1/2 to 3 hours!
I didn;t take much pictures but I made one of a real nice car we saw, it could be a great car for us, except we don;t have a driver license and second, we don;t have the money for such a car LOL. But you always must dream a bit, and have fun speculating what you would do if you had such a car, hahaha. So I made a pic of it, with Jan standing beside it, like he is just inspecting HIS car, and looking satisfied with it.
Then in the dunes I spotted amagpie, rather far away, but I tried anyway to make the pic. I don't have a very strong zoom on my little camera, but after cropping the pic, I thought the result wasn;t too bad.
Yesterday I took it a little bit easy, as well as Jan, but I hope we will go this week again for a nice walk, weather is looking great, we really have a second summer at the moment.
But in the afternoon Jan went to the "recycle shop"as we call them, to look again for a bike. And you can believe it or not, but I somehow had a feeling he would come back with one. And tadaaaaa, after a short time he came back home with a big grin on his face, inviting me to come to the hallway and there was standing a bike! Looked still really good, all necessary things were on the bike, he even was permitted to try it out in front of the shop(well, he had to leave his ID card, but I think that is normal), and was satisfied with his bike.
And he did get it for a real small price, and even has a 3 month garantee on it. So in the late afternoon he right away took his old bike out of our little shed, took a few parts from it that were still okay and put them on the new bike and he is happy with it. So I quickly made a pic from him, working on his bike. The one in front is the old one, quite rusty and really ripe for retirement LOL.
On to the freebie. I warn you in advance it will be in several downloads again. So it will take some days, with me only posting a few times a week, to have the kit complete. I hope you don;t mind too much. I always admired the altered art artists, being in digital or handcraft. I think, there are a lot of them who make really awesome things. And though I am not pretending I know a lot of the art, perhaps I just reach about 5% of it, I tried my hand on it, LOL. It isn;t as easy as you should think, not at all!! But it is great fun. So here we go with "Altered Times"a 6 part download.
Still I think there are some great layouts possible with the kit, once you have assembled all the parts of it.
So let your creativity flow.
See you again on Friday, and who knows, may be I will have a few more pics for, I promised some of the new clothes and of my maps for gardening, have to kick myslef in the ......... hmmmmm, you know, ........ to make them, but may be I will have some more pics of perhaps another walk.
Till then, enjoy your day, try to stay optimistic, even if for the moment it isn;t going all as you should wish. Keep believing it will turn again to the good side, and one day it even happens. I know, easy to say, but we have to hold on to something to survive a bit nice, so without trying, you'll never know what might happen!
PART 1 HERE