This time from a rainy Holland. It isn;t looking nice at all outside, but it might clear up a little later today(and I hope so). Jan is working, and wasn;t happy when he saw the weather. Specially the wind, but nothing to do about it.
Wednesday however it still was lovely weather and in the afternoon we went (on the bike, Jan cycling, me just put at the back) to another part of the Hague, with lots of wood etc. to look for some fruit and oh my, we did found a lot!
I came home with two boxes full of blackberries and a sack full of rosehips. And we spotted in that neighbourhood, when we returned already home a place where there were lots more of huge blackberrie bushes, so perhaps if there is a nice day next week, we go again. I just love being in the woods, or the dunes, it's so quiet there and you see so many lovely things around you.
Now first I have to make something of the stuff we have . Probably will be jam, again, but I now I know how that works(more or less).
How do you like this bloglayout, by the way? Made with the Discovery of Wonder kit, and also used several of Arlene's clusters in it! Let's see how long this one will hold LOL!
Yesterday morning I went to our friend, who just lost her husband, and Heidi was there too. We had a looong chat, of course about all that happened with Bert these last months but also a bit about other things. May be it seems strange to say, but it was a nice visit.
Now of course the time comes for the widow to think about herself, she had very rough times and the blow of it all only now starts to act on her, which is normal. The first time after the funeral, there is sooo much to handle and so much paperwork to do, that you even don;t have real time to grieve. The part of "missing him"will start now. But I think she can handle it, although there will be rough moments yet to come.
But I am glad we made that visit.
Now today I really have to do a few household chores, perhaps a bit of shopping too, hopefully the weather gets a bit better when I am ready for it LOL!
Still we cannot complain too muc, as we see how the weather is in parts of the US! Isaac is causing some real trouble. I feel so soryy for all those people that are efeected by it. Having to leave your home, not knowing how you will find it back later.
Oh, before getting to the freebies you should visit some of my friends blogs, as of Mat, who made some great layouts, some with my kits, some with other, but it could give you some inspiration.
And Linda has made another lovely quickpage with one of my kits, and you can download it from her blog! And as long as you're collecting here and there, you might hop over to Snowy's blog, with some freebies for you too! And more to find on Edna's blog, she posted parts of her monthly kit, all ready for you to grab, just scroll down to her post from Monday!
Arlene has made you some awesome new clusters, and today it will be from the "Fairies Delight"kit.
And I think you also want a kit? Well, not to worry, I have one for you LOL. I think you can make some sweet layouts with it, it's name is "Close to Heaven".
Have a fantastic weekend!
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