Yes, Monday evening at the news of 19.00 hours, we heard important news. There was a speech of our Queen Beatrix, announcing her abdication of the throne in favour of her son Prince Willen Alexander. I have found a very good article about if wtitten i the Guardian, so I will give you the link, where you can read it in English, and if you want they also have lots of pictures of our queen.
But it was Big News! We somehow counted a bit with it, that perhaps this year she would announce her abdication, but still it was a surprise, the more while it all will take place on the 30th of April this year, just in about 3 months.
So we will have a king again after about a 100 years. His wife, Maxima will be queen then.
Oh, I will be at the television that day, because it will be a special moment and I am sure it will be very impressive.
Here is the link:
You can imagine that the last couple of days there was much talking about this announcement. In almost every program on tv, something was said about it, some serious reactions, but also a lot of speculations of "experts". That always makes me laugh.
Well, yesterday was Jan's birthday, which we spent in tranquility LOL! But I've made somehting real yummie for dinner. I had big prawns, marinated them in oil, a little bit of soya sauce, some pepper and salt, paprika, parsill and lots of garlic. And I fried them just a couple of minutes, just enough that they colored a bit pink/ apricot. To that we just had a green salad and french bread with an aoili.
Best of all is that you can, and should eat the prawns with your hands. Well, you should have seen us yesterday, our hands dripping of the oil, of course, trying to remove the thin shell of the prawns, which wasn't so difficult. Hmmm, it tasted sooooo good!
I think I said that I would take a few pics, didn;t I? Sorry, I still didn't. I am hopeless I know.
Some day I will do it, better not promise it anymore LOL!
But I had to do also something else. I received an award from my friend Edna, from Miss Edna's place. And it needed some thinking, to answer the questions coming with it.
Here we go:
The rules are pretty easy:
(1) Visit and thank the blogger who nominated you.
(2) Acknowledge that blogger on your blog and link back to them.
(3) Answer the five simple questions.
(4) Nominate blogs for the award and notify each of them.
(5) Display the award on your blog somewhere.
Here are my answers to the questions, and I must say it isn;t easy at all. I could give more answers to the questions, but.... you are only allowed to give one.
1. If you could change one thing, what would you change?
There are lots of things, but perhaps make an end to all wars.
So much pain, destruction, violence, I think it never can justifie
any cause. Why people still haven't learned that in the end everybody
is a looser? We have the possibility of speech, so why can;t we try
to solve it by talking and negociation?
2. If you could repeat an age, what would it be?
Every age has specials, so that is hard to answer. But to be 24 again, why not?
But best would be to repeat that age, with the knowledge I have now.
3. What is one thing that really scares you?
Growing disconcern and indiffenrence for eachother in the whole world.
4. What is one dream you have not completed, and do you think you'll be able to complete it?
Had some and completed some, and one should be happy with it. And everybody has one or two almost
impossible dreams, like being rich, I would like that thought, to have enough to buy us a little
house, 3 rooms or so, well-built and some spare money to hire people if anything has to
be repared. And some money left to make a few people a bit happier.
5. If you could be someone else for one day, who would it be?
Not a specific person, but I think it would be great to be someone very clever,
Like e.g. Curie, and find the cure for all cancers.
Now the blogs, which isn;t easy either. Edna pinched already one of them, Mat's Memories, so I will have to think of a few others.
Linda of http://linda-ohwhatfun.blogspot.com/
Snowy of http://silversnowyraven.blogspot.com/
Not so much blogs, but I think nice ones.
Well, time to hop to the freebie and then get dressed and do something yes!
Kit is "Tenerezza".We all can do sometimes with a moment of tenderness, isn;t it?
Have a wonderful day!