Sunday, June 18, 2017

I was a bit of a busy bee this morniing

Goodafternoon everybody!

This morning I slept a bit later than usual, but never mind. Then after my morning tea(yes, since I have the stomach trouble, I drink less cofee and start the day with tea), I first took something to eat, than a shower and then started the washing machine. In the mean time I took a cup of coffee in the garden, because we have such lovely weather at the moment.
Then I prepared dinner for Jan this evening. Mine is already there, I will eat some left over from yesterday, which is spiced noodles with some chicken and I can take a fried egg with it if it will not be enough. And we both will have some strawberries with cream(and sugar for me too).
Dinner for Jan ready, then I made the bed. I changed the duvets for just a double sheet, because the duvets are too warm at the moment.
Then laundry was ready, so I could hang it out to dry.
Also washed the mugs and some more stuff, and by then I though I earned some computer time to update my blog.
So I was quite a busy bee till now.

Not very much happened actually this week. Oh yes, Jan had his control appointment with his doctor for his liver/stomach. All was well, so happy news. Next one will be in December again.
Gosh, yesterday  walked a lot around LOL. I was up rather early because I woke up by some strange noise. Appeared the neighbours from the appartment above us were having a rebuild or alteration again! There were some guys busy tossing stones and such into a big container from the window of appartment(and that made that noise that woke me up). Well, after I looked through the curtains, and looked to one of the guys that by chance was near the container for a moment) they stopped for a while with it and continued later in the morning. Okay, not best sound but didn;t take too long.
Then when Jan woke up and looked to the container he noticed that there were lots of good carpet floor tiles in there. I already was dressed, so went to the appartment and rang the doorbell. ne of the contractors opened and I asked him, if it would be okay to take some of the tiles out f the container. It was no problem, so Jan and I took out quite a large quantity(they were practically brandnew!) and now we can use them for the little hall and perhaps even for the bedroom! would be great, because the carpet there is really at it's end.
Wow, good deal, having fantastic carpet floortiles for nothing!

After this small adventure  I went for a bit of grocerie shopping, Then I couldn;t find good strawberries(and the ones in our supermarket were much too expensive, really). So after I first made dinner (the noodles, chicken with peanut sauce) so it would be ready when Jan came home I walked to the market. It was great weather, so it was good to be out. I found some strawberries and also bought us a kilo cherries for a really good price and they are yummie!
And I also found already a Christmaspresent for someone.
So all together I think I deserved some "free time"today LOL!

Now i feel i need to eat a little sandwich. So I will do that sitting in the garden, under the parasol(otherwise it will be much too warm in the sun at the moment.)
I have for you the clusters from the In Wonderland kit, made by arlene, of course.
This week we should have fabulous weather, days with temperatures around 26-27C(later in the week one day temps will drop for a day and the go up again to around 25C). so good for the garden, only thing a bit less good is that we will have no rain, so we will have to water the garden every day or two.
Never mind too much. Oh our tomatoe plants are starting to have some blssoms, so may be later we even will have some own grown tomatoes. We'll see how big the crop will be hahaha.
Have a wonderful day and week ahead.
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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Another week passed by in a "woosh"

Goodafternoon everybody!

Today we started out really well with the weather. Full sunshine and temperature around 26-28C! At the moment it seems as if some clouds come over every now and then. Perhaps we might have some thunder and lightning this evening.
Last Tuesday and Wednesday were the minor days of the week, with sme lower temperatures, but then they got higher again to one really warm day today.
Tomorrow will be around 10 degrees lower(figure that!) then all will go up again to around 22C.
weather is behaving a bit strange lately. It might be so, because of the change of climat that is going on slowly. 

Not much happened here. We still have no government and I don;t think it will be there soon. The first 4 parties are talking to eachother again to perhaps form a coalition and then cabinet, but there are big differences between them, so I am not certain at all that it will succeed.

Our garden is getting more and more flowers and I have made a few photos. We also have our parakeets visiting us again, as I told before, but one day last week we had about 8-10 sitting on the two rosebows!
I know attach some food(mostly parts of apples)also on the neirest rosebow and if we sit still and quiet they come there too.
I made one photo but just as I clicked, a few flew off, so I only have two of them on the photo.
And have a photo of a pelargonium, which has a little story.
Two or three weeks ago  was coming home from shopping and there was a big container with all kind of rubbish like stones, wood and such(someone was stripping a house I guess). But on top I saw a pot with a pelargonium in it, the flowers gone or brown, but the leaves still looking quite good and fresh. So I took it home, gave it a little "haircut"(well, removed all the dead flower heads and so) and gave it into jan's care. He pampered the plant, watered it, and perhaps even talked to it, but it has result! It started to flower again and looks real healthy. We both had such fun and a big smile about it.
Then

the sweet peas are starting to flower.
And we have quite some strawberries. Well, we will not fill bowls full with them, but we have lots more than last year. We have two post and next year I hope the third pot will flower also.

Now i think I will end this post and take advantage of the sunshine while it is still there. Later in the afternoon the clouds and thunder may come near.
I have a kit for you, I am quite confident I didn;t post it before. It is named "In Wonderland" and is based on Alice in Wonderland. Hope you can use it.
Now Jan is leaving for his volunteerwork(he is leaving a bit earlier because he is going to walk to it and will come home by tram).
I already made dinner for this evening, so  can take it easy for now. Better too, because my back is not behaving well. Somehow i think I made a wrong move or so and then it takes a few days to get sound again. Oh well, age comes with some trouble, although not to everyone. I saw on tv a little film of a lady of 91 years, still doing an excersize on the bar, and she also does other forms of gymnastic if I heard well. Gosh, only watching her made me feel my back, all my other muscles and whatever more sour!!!LOL
I have a two links for you, just watch them!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o625rylh3bY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9mlj3D7zCA
If the links might not work, just make a search on youtune with her name Johanna Quaas, you should find it easily!!!!Amazing.

Good,  wish you all a lovely day and also great week ahead.
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Sunday, June 04, 2017

Happy Sunday to all!

Goodafternoon everybody!

Just a few words about the terrible news of London. Just happened that awefulness of Manchester and now London again.Whenever will it stop?
Best we can do from a distance is to keep all victims and families in our thoughts and prayers and not give in into fear for going out.
We just cannot afford that fear will be the winner and therefore the ruthless people that commit those attacks.!

I had a pretty good week I can say. we had some good weather which always helps to feel much better. and this week my friend Heidi and I finally found a moment in her busy schedule so  could visit her in her new appartment. and it is a very pretty one with a lovely view over the city from her balcony. She is on the 10th floor so you can imagine the view.
She even has some greenery around and to look onto to. The appartment is very light and all rooms are pretty square, which is handy. She has a nice sized kitchen, not really big, but room enough in it to have a little table and chairs to have e.g. breakfast.
It is a bit further away then her former house, I think I can be there now within 25 minutes walking(to the other one just 10-2 minutes). But if I want to I can take the tram and then I just have to walk for another perhaps 4 minutes.

My garden is getting greener and more colorful by the week now.
I've made some photos of it this week.
Partly overview from the patio.

 Brodski finding some shade for a moment. Often he lies on the little table between the two chairs!

 Some lovely lillies

Our little pond and if you look well, you see one or may be two of its lodgers. I counted 5 frogs at the most.

Part of the potting table, on the left ou can see two of the tomatoeplants. I splitted them up, so I have 3 more pots!
On the right you see a strawberry, and Jan already had two strawberries of it, hahaha.

Here s species of perrenial geranium. I took last year a little cutting of it, with luckily some roots on it. And i am happy it found its place and blooms now. Still yet small, but never mind, it will grow.

I also did some designing. Slowly some inspiration is coming back. But with the nice weather, well,  like to sit in the garden if it is not too hot.
And when it is really nice, till even in the evening, like last Friday, I did sit a while there just before 19.00 o'clock, just to catch the last ray of sunlight and waiting for Jan to come home,  suddenly had about 8 parakeets on the rosebow near my chair. So I sat there very quiet and watched them eating their peanuts and parts of apple I hang out for them. I had such a good time!

Forecast says that in the middle of the week temperatures will suddenly drop again to around 17 C(big difference with last week, when we had days of 28C and today even 21 C), but there is good hope that by the end of the week temps will go up again to around 22C.
I hate that rolling coasting weather, wish it could stay steady for some months at nice temps, but that is only wishfull thinking. Oh well, let's be happy with what we had already and every day with sunshine and some rain at night and temps of 22-25C. That already is very good for our region!
Time to finish this post. I want to change the bedsheets and then I probably will keep it quiet for the rest of the day. May be a quick hoovering and that will be all  already was a busy bee on Friday, I even did the windows outside at the fron of the house. Pfffff, that is something LOL!
Oh, did i mention I have another tiny little garden started??
At our street we have every few meters a tree standing, and around it there is a round with only soil;sand with sometimes weeds growing there.
I thought we could make it look nicer, so I planted a few cutlings  still had there, I have there now a Nasturtium, some mint, another plants I don;t know the name of, and a groundcover plant. It is nothing at the moment, but I will try to make it look nicer and with more bloom and then see how long it will stay there. If I have result, it will certainly look nice under the tree. And perhaps some people will do the same at the tree standing in front of their house, who knows?? LOL.

Good, I think you should have the clusters of Arlene  from the There's a little smile kit.
Wishing you a terrible good week,  stay safe and healthy!
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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Yeah, yippee, we have spring/summer time!

Goodafternoon everybody!

Yes. we finally have some real spring and summer time here. More summer than other, and I don;t mind it at all. Of course we will have to get used to the rather high temperatures, but oh, I will gladly do so LOL!
Temperatures wriggle between 21-30C! And I really love the days when it is around 25-27C, with just a little breeze. We will see for how long it will last, but it seems that next week we still will have lovely weather.

Last Monday  had to go to an appointment of social security benefit department.  I had the letter with invitation already twoo weeks ahead.
It said it was a "group-meeting" for people that get social benefits payment and had to do some volunteerwork. Had to fill in a large form and bring it with me.
Well, you know me, I started to worry already, before I knew what it was really about. If the city council decided I wasn;t doing my bit, they could pay less benefit as sort of punishment. And as it is already minimum, we couldn;t afford it to happen. So do you understand my concern?Of course I could explain why I didn;t do volunteerwork at the moment. With all the health issues I had in rather short time  just couldn't.
To cut it a bit short, I went there early in the morning, I was one of the first to arrive, so one of the ladies that would do the meeting called me to her. She asked my named, ticked it of the list she had, then asked me my age(she thought i was 63, so I corrected her saying I was already 64 ). And now the laughing bit comes!
She said I wasn't supposed to receive the invitation at all! Imagine my amazement!!!! Then I still explained her a bit about the health issues, also said my husband did do every week volunteerwork, still gave her the form I filled in.
So then I asked, that if i wasn;t supposed to be there, the whole thing wouldn;t effect the benefit. She said: "no, not at all".
I asked it again, to be sure(hahahah),and then asked her if  could leave then, because i wasn't supposed to be there at all. And yes, no problem.
So after 15 minutes I was outside again, and also feeling very relieved!
Now just crossing fingers that after all this, I will not get another letter after some weeks about this. You never now with government and city council departements!!

Good, that was out of the way.
Now I could really enjoy the good weather and be at times in the garden and see eveything grow and starting to blossom.
Bought myself for a really low price another Clematis. I just wanted another one for already such a long time, and now there was the opportunity to buy one for only € 3,00. I don;t know if it will blossom already this year, it's oncwe that should flower in about May-June-July.
But if not, it could settle itself well and do the trick next year. I planted it with the other Clematis I have at the climbing bow. That one is lilac of colour, but flowering in about July-August, and the new one should have large deep purple flowers.
My rose at the other side of the bow is flowering extremely well.
I should take a ohoto of it, okay, I will try to do so and post it next time I make a post.
We also have our frogs back in the tiny little pond and we also have regular visits again of some of the parakeets. So wildlife is doing allright in the garden too.
 also had to repot my tomatoes, they became too big for the pot they were in.
Now I have 4 bit pots with tomatoe plants. Hopefully they will give me some tomatoes later this year!

We slowly get to used to the new remote control and modem for the tv, ROFL!. When you first get it, it all seems so difficult and complicated and once you take it slow and try to understand it one thing at a time it suddenly is sooo much easier. So here it proves, you can get used to things very quickly. Must be honest, we didn'yet try out all the possibilities yet, but the most common ones are in control, I guess.
Is it all better than the old one? In general I guess the answer has to be  a"yes", almost all channels are send out in HD(high-definition), and according to Jan the screenpicture is sharper and better.
What is nice is that we can record 4 programs at same time if we want to. But we cannot burn it to a disc anymore, as far as we know. Perhaps we can put it on an USB stick first and then burn it to a disc via the computer?  No idea, but for now it isn't all that important. and to be honest, how often do you rewatch a  film or serie on dvd?
Not very often, at least we don;t, there isn;t just enough time for it LOL.

Well, as you can imagine I didn;t do much of designing this week, again. But I have a little kit for you, named it There's a Little Smile.
Next week I will have the clusters for you from Arlene.
The sun is calling out to me, so I think I will sit a moment in the garden, take in some vitamins by sitting in the sun( not too long otherwise it will be too hot, just perhaps 15 minutes and then the shade of the parasol will feel good.
Have a wonderful day and week.
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Sunday, May 21, 2017

tv channel problems.

Goodafternoon everybody!

It was kind of strange week, LOL. The week before this past one, suddenly several tv channels disappeared. From some of them we still had only sound, from others nothing at all, just black.
So after a day I called the company we have cable and modem from, explained. They told me it probably was due to our modem, that was a very old one . So I had to have a new modem(I already planned to order one a long time, but it never came to it, also could cost me some money). But now I could receive on free of charge and then I could receive the whole package of channels we had a contract for.
Okay, fine, send it. The guy on the telephone was really nice, ordered all and such and I had the receiver / modem within two days. Quick!
Jan tried to connect it and install it, but had no luck(you know, there is an instruction booklet, but you always miss some instructions, it seems). So I called again explained and the lady on the phone was also very helpful, I could order an installer, free of charge, only could take a few days for an appointment. Never mind, we could do for another few days without our extra channels. At the same time she checked our contract and it seemed the first guy changed ours into one less extended. Oh boy. But..... the lady changed it back to the good one, only it could take a few days before it was connected.
Never mind that, I already was glad all was brought back to how it was,and she even gave us a reduction on the contract price for that month bcause of their fault. Nice.
Last Tuesday the installer came in the afternoon, did his job, all worked, even he put on a new connection plug somewhere and we had the new modem. But now to learn how to operate it, LOL. It has all kind of possibilities, we can record up to 4 programs at the time per day, we have replay(you can look back at programs already broadcasted, to 15 days back) and lots more things. In short, we are, till now, quite happy with it. Still learning how to use all possibilities(I believe we even have in our contract a program we can watch a lot of movies/series for free, but we didn;t try it out yet).
I made a booklet of our own, with explenation of several things how to do that, so to say our own instruction booklet.
Still adding to it, hahahaha.
But  really have to say, that I was helped very nice and frinedly at the customersservice on the phone.
lets hope now, that we can watch our tv and channels for a long time again without problems, or having to change again a modem.
So our week was pretty much occupied by this(all that calling and such and I hate to make a lot of phonecalls, really.)


We had a few really nice days with high temperatures, then a drop down from about 8-10 degrees again and now the temperatures are creeping up again, next week around 20-25C, mat be even more!. Nice. That's how  like it.

I see that at the moment the sun is shining again, so perhaps it is wise to go into the garden for a moment, look around, make a little stroll and then I will prepare dinner for this evening already. I like to do it the days an is going to his volunteer work. I usually take mine around 17.30, and Jan takes his later(he usually comes home around 19.00-19.15 and then first takes a nap till around 20.30 and then takes his dinner).
Sometimes  have the same dinner as Jan, but often I take something else(like spaghetti or other pasta, which isn;t a favourite of Jan)and make something different for Jan.
But today we will eat the same, hahaha. I've cooked some special rice, which I can frie, it is cooling down now. Has to be cool before you frie it.And  make some kind of minced meat kebabs to go with it.
That ready I only have to put it in the oven later for a moment to warm it up.
I promised you last week, if I have good memory, the clusters for the minikit April. Not a big download this time, but next week I think I have a kit for you again. And I almost finished another one, so I am not in grand speed of designing, but at least I am producing again(okay, not a lot, but as long as it goes steady and forward I am already happy).

You have a wonderful day and week, thanks for visiting, stay safe and happy and healthy!
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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Why do I get winded up so easily ???

Goodafternoon everybody!

Weather is a bit unsteady yet, some good days with good temperatures of around 19-20C, then down again to 15-16C again and so on. Had some rain too, like yesterdays and today there will be a few showers too. That is good for all the gardens, they like a bit of rain and is necessary.
I had some "lower"days this week, had some stomach trouble and that isn;t a nice feeling. Probably part of it my own fault. I get winded up soo easily the last year or so by things that aren;t always so important or urgent. put to that some things that are more important and voilĂ , Kyra is all nervous and so.
I have the feeling I am walking tip-toe and as soon as something happens I have to deal with, well, okay, one thing I can handle, but if there are two or three issues, whatever they are(but specially with council, social security and that sort of thing) .....BANG..... my nerves seem to get into knots or so and it is not a good thing for me. It plays on my stomach at first and also can be no good for my epilepsie.
Together with the fact I already didn;t feel well the last few months, not depressive, but without energy and kid of low at times, hmmm, that isn;t a good thing for someone's health.
I will not get into specifics about all things, but I so long for long periods of rest and "boring life", and then I already will feel lots better, it all plays on the body(and mind too)
But  I will still have to learn to relativize (is that a good word?)things a lot more, I guess.

Good, better get on to some nicer things, what do you think?
yesterday we watched the Eurovision Songcontest. There were a few good songs, The ones from The Netherlands was more than just good, but they didn;t come further then the 11th place. song was "Light and Shadows"by O'gene, three sisters with very good voices!
But the winner was the song from Portugal and it was such a beautiful song. By far the best one. Very small song, very intimate, just beautiful. You even don;t have to understand the texte(he sung in Portugese) to imagine what it is about.
First time  heard the song  watched the singer too, second time I closed my eyes and just listened. And it seemed even more beautiful.
Here a link for the song, there is more to know about him, you just have to google a little bit.(link I posted wan;t good, I changed today, hope it is a better one)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymFVfzu-2mw

 I feel I have to take something to eat now, just a little sandwich and I will have a good-filled bowl of soup this evening.
There is just a little download for you today, a minikit for April, I will give you the clusters next time(have to make previes and upload them and so). Hope you don't mind too much.
Have a wonderful day and also week ahead and take care of yourself(and I will try to do the same, hahaha).

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Sunday, May 07, 2017

Part two of the Steampunk kit

Goodafternoon everybody!

It is looking grey outside, perhaps later there might be a glimpse of the sun but not for sure.
Temperatures are still low for the time of year, only yesterday we had a nice day, with suddenly temps of about 17-18C. Pity it only lasted one day. But there is light at the end of the tunnel LOL.
This week still will be on the low side but by Thursday or so temperatures should go up and in the next weekend we could have around 20C!!!! WOW. If then that could last for a longer time and even creep up slowly a few degress here would be sitting a happy camper!

It was a rather qiet week, apart from a letter from social security asking some information about the tiny little pension I am receiving. I will not go into detail, but it was rather exhausting and got awefully crabby(for one letter was dated 1st of May and I should return information before 1st of May, hey!!!). But after some phonecalls also to the pensionpayer and back to social security all should be solved, and I have time till somewhere in June. Still those things aren't good for your health, those kind of letters first wind you up, give you almost a heart attack, then you have to spend lots of time on phonecalls and this all for what?
Better not talk about it anymore, I feel I get crabby again LOL!

Although the weather wasn't all too good, I did go one day to the market one day, we could do with some fruit and a bit of veggies too.
What did  I came back with?  A little pumpkin, some paprika's, grapes(they are tasting so sweet)oh, a little bit of cheese, yes, turnip cabbage (I often make them as little dice, cooked, then put in some sour cream and little dots of fried bacon).
I think I will make tomorrow a dish of diced pumpkin, sliced paprika, some mushrooms, diced potatoes and chorizo all together in the oven. Should taste good and will fill the stomach.

Then I had to make a year-control appointment with my neurologists(it's 5 minutes being there but she wants to see me once a year, okay). Bit difficult this year, they couldn;t find my neurologist on the list. To cut it short, she is doing something else so  will have a new one, who takes over her patients. Not a big deal for me, hope the new one will have my file and will not spend a long time on asking all kind of questions again and such. It is going good at the moment with my epilepsia, almost no trouble, so no need of tests or whatever I should think.

Jan is also back to his volunteerwork. He still has trouble with his back, but he insisted on going there again after being home for several weeks. Well, he just has to take it very easy there and has to be careful in his moves too. But although he is kind of tired when he comes home, he also is happy to be there again. And I think the people and staff too, because he runs the department well during dinner time(people get sandwiches in the evening, sometimes accompanied by some soup), but he knows almost by heart what everybody eats and how much and he eeven manages to let some people eat a bit more(and they often need some extra). n this work he is quite an organizer, I think.

Although I have to be still careful, I couldn;t resist doing a bit of work in the garden yesterday while it was such nice weather. As there normally isn't expected anymore nightfrost here at the coast, I planted my dahliabulbs. Some didn't live through winter, perhaps they were too old or something, but some already had some sprouts coming out, so  hope to see some lovely flowers later this year.
Oh and at the front of our house at the edge of the sidewalk, every few meters we have a tree standing. Around the base there is just some soil and sand. So I planted yesterday a few cutlings  made last year from some plants. We will see if they thrive and if they will have a long life or not. But it will be funny to follow and hopefully by next year there will be some lovely small plants flowering at the base of the small tree!

I think I rambled long enough now so it is time for the second part of the Steampunk kit and also the clusters made by Arlene.
May be next week or just a week later I will have a next minikit for you, for the month of April. And I am busy on making the one for May. Yes, slowly I am back into designing, although not fanaticly yet, hahaha. But it is a start again.
All that is left now for me to do is wishing you all a wonderful day and week ahead and thanks for coming by!
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Monday, May 01, 2017

Had a bit of "misfortune"last week.

Goodafternoon everybody!

I actually planned to post yesterday already, but after reading some blogs and answering mails, I just had to quite because my back hurt.
Last week Wednesday afternoon  was all happy and sound till i had to change a bag of the bin in the kitchen. Probably made a wrong move or so and in a second a muscle said "PING" and it wasn;t pleasant.
Sometimes is goes away after some minutes but this one wanted to stay. So trouble moving and sitting, oh boy, I wasn;t happy.
And it just happened before our Kingsday (on Thursday) and we wanted to go to one or two fairs. No way with that back. D........d!
I still have trouble but every day it is going somewhat better, so i guess i just have to kind of sit it out. You should see Jan and me at the moment. Jan is recovering also from some real bad back trouble, not yet over, but already better and now I have it too. Jan has it on the left at the moment and mine is on the right, so together we have still two halves that work rather well.

Kingsday this year was a bit special, because our king became 50 years old.
He still looks fine and his wife our queen Maxima is still a beautiful women. And their 3 daughters are getting older too, of course. If you want to read a bit more of it here is a link, where you could also sea/hear an interview with our King, very openharted.
 http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2017/04/kings-day-festivities-pass-off-without-problems-kings-interview-praised/



Weather here is still a bit on and off. Igt is getting somewhat warmer, but not to be jumping of joy about it LOL.
So sometimes when there is some sun and not too much wind, it is nice to be in the garden for a moment, but that's all.
I made a few photos, there's isn;t yet all too much to take pictures of. But I have one of the little azalea I have, I just LOVE that color!
And  have a photo of the potting table Heidi gave us when she moved to her new house(she has no room for it on her balcony). And on it you can see a part of our seedlings. ou can almost see them grow now every day a bit. still for some there's still a long way to go to come to the point of blooming, as e.g. our tomatoe plants. We will see if we will have tomatoes this year, I am in some doubt, but nature always surprises you. So we'll see and wait.


Okay, it is about time I quite, because I must give my back a bit of rest and sit in another position.
I have a first part of a kit for you, it becamse a bit "heavy"so  split it in two. Next post, I hope it will be coming weekend again, you will have the rest of it.
This time it is a steampunk kit. I give you a preview of the papers and of the whole kit. Have fun with it.
You have a fantastic week, take care of yourself and your loved ones!

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Could do with real spring!

Goodafternoon everybody!

I think it will be a quick post. I just finished reading some blogs and it always takes more time than you think.
Early this week, think it was Tuesday and Wednesday I suddenly had an attack of energy from somewhere, and  managed to do during those days a vacuum cleaning of all the house, some laundry, grocerie shopping, dusting, of course cooking, some little garden work, oh yes, changing bedsheets, also ironing, and even some start of designing on the computer again. Wow!
Well, after that eruption(hahaha) I took it a little bit easier the next days.
Still I am glad there are longer periods of energy and such arriving.
It was about time.
Pity the weather is letting us down a bit. Although we have periods with sunshine, the temperature is really cold for the time of year and for the next days it isn;t going to improve.
We should have normally around 15C, but we just reach around 10C.
Perhaps the month of May will offer us some really lovely weather. We can always hope for it, isn;t it?

Later this week we will have our "King's Day", our King will be 50 years old already this year. As usual he will celebrate the birthday in a town(each year it is another one)with some festivities organized.
May be he and the family will be lucky to have at the least dry weather, and perhaps some sunshine, although it still wil be cold.
If the weather isn;t too bad, I think Jan and I will visit one or two fairs(there are that day lots of them).
It is always fun to see what stuff people offer for very little money.
It are always things they don;t need anymore so it is second hand, but you can find great things at times.

Time really flies sometimes, and my stomach say to me I need to take a sandwich( I am already a bit late for that in the afternoon) so I better have a bite now.
I do have a mini kit for you,  know it is late, should have posted it last month! Well, I have started on a mini kit for April, cannot say when it will be finished, but it is coming your way later.
Have a wonderful Sunday and great week to come, thanks for keeping on visiting my blog!
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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Easter to all!

Goodafternoon everybody!

I hope my internet will keep on working. t is going on and off today, it makes me crazy.!!!
Well, my nice of rance is gone again. She and her husband came on Wednesday and already left Friday afternoon. (I thought they were leaving Saturday, but they only could book the airbnb till Friday).
They didn;t sleep here, because  couldn;t offer them a real comfy place to sleep, so they booked an airbnb, which was in the nieghbourhood and they had a comfy little appartment even.
But they were here for lunch and I prepared dinner too, so we still had enough time together.
Last Tuesday I was busy all day in the kitchen already preparing dinner for the next two days. So  didn't have to spend too much time cooking at the times they were here. I could warm it up either on the stove or in the oven, one day only had to boil the potatoes and the other day I only had to make the salad.
It has been for a long time we didn't meet. ast time was already 10 years ago! Yes, then you notcie that time flies!
You know everybody gets older but somehow it also doesn't seem important and not really reality. But I really didn;t realize my niece and her husband too, already were 69 years old!! Funny and strange to realize that.
One afternoon I went on a little walk with them, the other afternoon they went to an interesting museum, the Escher museum and they had a good time there.(if you are interested in art look up the Escher museum on Google and you will see the kind of art this Dutch artist made. Really special and something different). Pity that Jan had very much trouble with his back, just this week. Poor guy couldn;t move very easily and had to take some more of his painkillers than he usually does. I think it will take some more days for him to feel really better again.
Yes, really was a pity, otherwise we would have been able to do some moore with them, but well, it just couldn't.
It was at times a bit difficult to have conversation in French for me, you know. Understanding it was not a problem, but speaking it again, pffffff, not easy anymore. But I managed somehow. And then also had to translate to Jan and back to them too, because jan doesn;t spek French.
Still all together we had a wonderful time and it was good to have met again. Both are really wonderful and sweet people, I love them dearly.

Also pity weather wasn't really good. It was cold and only sometimes we had a bit of sun, so it was n o garden time.
Also now weather isn't really nice. Well, we have at times a bit of sunshine, but temps are letting us down at the moment. Just around 10C, and later this week we even might have some nightfrost again!
But when those days are over, I really hope temperature will rise again, because our seedlings are growing stedily, but they also need some warmth to really devellop well and Jan and I and also Brodski could do too with some warmth LOL!

I am sure  forgot to tell some things of the last week, but I will finish now, because I already did a lot of blogreading to catch up and at least made a blogpost so you know I am still around and doing rather well, I can say.
Now I only will have to find somewhere more creativity again and start doing some designing and such.
Glad i had some "stock"hanging around, hahaha, so I can offer you a kit today.
Named Roses speak in Silence, and  think it is a good kit for Spring and summertime and also for nostalgic scrapping.
I give you preview of the kit and the papers too.
Have a lovely Easter weekend!

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Saturday, April 08, 2017

After a long silence a little post from me again

Goodmorning everybody!

Well, it is just around midday, but never mind.
What to tell you?  am going better and better, although real spirit to spend long time at the computer doing either designing or posting or even mailing  isn;t really there.
But I am in as much full swing as I can at the moment preparing for the visit of my nice next week.
I already have done most of the grocerie shoping and such things, noow these coming days I will have to spend on getting the house more or less ready( you know, vacuum cleaning, dusting, cleaning up and such). It will be ready when she arrives next Wednesday around noon.
Pity it probably will not be really good weather, temperatures will only be around 11 C, even some rain is expected, so it will not really be garden-time.
Such a shame, because slowly the garden is awakening and it is going quick. I have planted out already quite some seedlings and some of the bulbs are starting to come too.
As i am kind of busy now preparing for my niece's visit, I didn't see much of Heidi. She moved to her new house last weekend.
On Saturday I had the doggies with me, so that they had their hands free.
And  made some photos of them.




The darker one (and the smaller) is the oldest, Sam. The other is Tom.
They are sweet.

I hope to visit Heidi in her new house after Alika(my niece) left again, and then we could have finally again a good chat.
Heidi has no garden at her new house, she has an appartment somewhere high, but has a little balcony. i wonder if she will not miss her garden.

That's about it folks, life is going on here and energy and spirit are coming back, now all we need is some long time of real warm temperatures and sunshine, to be able to sit in the garden and work a bit in it too and that will certainly do great things for the body and mind!
For now i do have a kit for you and clusters from Arlene.
Take care of yourself, I'll be back some day again, better i make no promises LOL!
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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Springweather coming soon

Goodday to all!

Took some time to actually sit and start a new post but here I am.
It is going upwards with me, may it be slowly, but steady and energy is coming back too in little portions.
I am not ready yet to post every few days or even every week, the break I have with computering is actually fine with me for now. Oh, I do check my mails every couple of days, and sometimes do a little game, or check something out on internet, but I am not having the urge yet to get back to designing. Don;t know why to be honest, because it gave me lots of pleasure. Well, I will get back to it some day, I guess, but it may be not in the quantity I produced before. Who knows, I'll let it come as it does and we'll see.

Spring is really around the corner here.  Last week we already had temperatures around 10-14 C, although the nights still were rather cold, but they promised us that next week there will be days with sunshine and temperatures that may reach 18C!!! Now that is good news.
All the seeds Jan put in little pots are doing quite good. Some of them still have to sprout, but others are growing real fast.
So yesterday I already put some of the bigger ones in several pots and some in the garden soil and now crossing fingers they will bloom later on.

Next two weeks I will have to put some more effort in "spring-cleaning", not that I will jump into it as mad, but  I have to do it more thourough, want to have things in order when my niece comes to us.
I do hope that the nice spring weather will still be there, it would be nice to be able to sit for a moment in the garden or take a little walk or trip, just because it is lovely weather, you know.

Cannot chat all too long now, because I have to go to my friend Heidi's house to walk the doggies. She and the family are moving house shortly and are busy in their new house today again. It isn;t too far from us either, although it takes some more time to get there, so it will be harder to go there sometimes to take the doggies for a walk.
But we already tried once or twice to leave them at daytime with us and that went rather well. So if necessary, they can bring the doggies and we take care of them and their hands will be free. Okay, our cat isn;t all too pleased with it, but he can stay in the garden if he wants. And he can go into and out of the kitchen, cause the doggies just stay in the room and cannot open the door of the room.
So Brodski always can have something to eat if he wants.
First time the doggies were here, in the late afternoon Heidi came to fetch them and then after a while Brodski came into the house again. But he refused to come into the room and that lasted for a couple of days! Next time he dared to come into the room the same evening, the doggies stayed for a few hours. WOW, what a HERO! LOL.

Last week we had elections for a new government. Well, parties were chosen and out of them will have to be formed a government. It will be rather difficult, because none of them has a majority. So it will be necessary to have a coalition of several parties, probably 4. difficult, because they have different programs and ideas and will have to come to some agreement. We will see how long it will last until we will have a new government.
There were as always lots of ideas and promises, but you will always have to compromise if you want to work together, so let's see what will be achieved in the end!

Good, now I will have to end, soon will have to go to the dogs.
I do have a kit and clusters from arlene too. It is named "Quiet Moments". Hope you can use it for some lovely layouts.
Have a wonderful day and week ahead, and till next time!
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Sunday, March 12, 2017

Still round, just taking slow on computering

Goodmorning everybody!

I am still around, but just do very little on the computer.
Thought however it was about time to make a little update.
Not much happening here in the house and life, which is all okay with me for now.
just trying to get back some new energy, which seems to be a hard thing. It might be a bit the time of year,  just have no idea really. But don;t worry too much, I am doing fine and doing better in little steps.
Talking of time of the year, we have some nicer weather lately, even sometimes the sun comes out for a bit and you see that nature is awakening.
Jan already did a lot in the garden, mostly pruning and cleaning up, it all looks about ready for the new season. He also has made a lot of little pots with seeds in it, now just hoping they will come to nice plants with a lot of flowers!
I got a mail lately from my niece in France, that she wanted to visit us for a few days, and see if we could swap some documents and photos of our families and that mostly of my mother's side of course.
It will be lovely to see her again after such a long time, I just hope my French will still be good enough to talk with her and her husband. Must say the French is rusty with almost no practise.
I already told her, that I gladly will give her already some albums with photos and such to take with her and give it later to her children.
With her children getting older, they get more curious about their roots.
And I am glad I can leave those things somewhere where they will be safe and a little appreciated.
My niece will come next month, just a few days before Easter, so I guess I will have to shake myself well and do some serious cleaning here, to have it all in good order when they come.
Then I will have to think about the things I can make for dinner. They are very easy people, but I want it to be nice and tasty of course.
So  will be busy coming time with that, apart from the usual things.

This is about it for now, of course i can ramble a lot more about some things, but that will be for a next time.
To compensate you again for the long silence I have a kit and some clusters for you.
Be happy and take good care of yourselves.


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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Knock, knock, who's there?

Goodafternoon everybody!

I bet you all thought I disappeared. But no, I just took it real easy and also have to say I was a bit lazy.
Glad to say my back trouble is gone, but then had last weekend stomach trouble, but after that it is going better every day now.
I won;t be chatting long, there isn't much to tell either, but just wanted to let you know  am still around.
It seems a careful start of spring is here at the moment. We have days with temps around 8 or even 10C, not so much sun, which is a pity, but we can't have it all at once.
Must say I am still feeling rather tired, perhaps it is the quick change of weather that has something to do with it too. So that is one reason I am not yet often at the computer, although i should slowly change that rythm again. Oh well, it comes as it does,
I have though a tiny little compensation for you for the long wait, LOL.
A February mini kit with clusters from Arlene.
Hope it cheers you up a bit.
I don+t make any promises about next posting, of course i will try to get back in a bit more normale schedule again, just don´t know if I am ready for it yet. Depends on the mood I guess and the energy that I will have.
But don´t you worry, I am doing okay, I am just spending my time more on other things at the moment.
Talk some more next time.
Till then take care of yourselves, and have a great week ahead!

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Thursday, February 09, 2017

Quick update

Hello everybody,

First thanks to everybody's comments, concerns, support, everything! You  are marvellous.
I did go to the doctor Monday morning, got some pills to fight infection. Seems it is a joint that probably is a bit infected, I did have that a few years ago too. Not funny, but the pills do help. I am not taking biggest dose I am allowed too, I take one a day, better for my stomach.
So may be it will take a little longer before all is really gone again, but I am feeling already a lot better. Just have to take care still with some movements. Oh well, we will survive.
The rest of sitting at the computer is actually quite nice too. Seems an odd thing to say, but it gives lot of rest.  do miss reading some blogs every day, so I will have to do a lot of catch up. May be this weekend I can sit a bit longer on my chair at the computer.
But as  am here now I just as well can post a download. If I am right, you still don;t have the clusters from the kit Yesterdays come back.
So here they are.
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I really hope that in a few days I will be able to make a bit longer post with some detailed updates about our life(although at the moment it is quiet, oh what a blessing LOL).

Saturday, February 04, 2017

Trouble never travels alone LOL

Goodmorning everybody!

Will be a short post. Last week I had trouble with my computer
Virus or bad malware With a friend i could fix it. Then looked if battery or adapter died Found another, it seems to work again.
Then yesterday I must have made a falst move, so I strangulated a muscle in my back. Hurts!
But as it is weekend, cannot call my doctor. Don;t think that weekend doctor can do a lot and probably that one wil be far away, so difficult to go there.
so I hope it will slowly get better and if not I will phone my doctor Monday morning and hopefully he will have some pills. Last time I had the same, he gave me "muscle-weakeners"or something like it and it helped.
So this back-trouble prevents me too to sit long at the computer.
Please have some patience, I will be back, just cannot say when.
Take care

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Winter seems to leave slowly

Goodmorning everybody!

Looks a bit cheerful outside at the moment There is some blue sky and sun is shining. However today is still a cold day witn only temperatures of about 2 C , so that isn;t much.
Think we still will have a colder night with some frost this night, but if forcast is right, we will have temperatures of about 7-even10C daytime and a couple degrees above zero at night. Now that is something nice
It is no garantee that winter will stay away now, we can have it back in no-time if wind direction changes and that can even be in March or even later. But I am not thinking of that. We just hope, that raise of temperature will hold on and stay for some time steady and that after that we will get some nice Spring weather. Hope makes us live, isn't it?

It was quiet here this week and yesterday I really had an off-day. I wasn;t feeling great, not that I could pinpoint it, and was sleepy along the whole day.
So I tried to take as much sleep as I could First in bed, then stayed awake for a while and then on the couch again. Think I needed it for some reason. Today is much better

Later today Jan and I have to go to city center to buy us a new vacuum cleaner. Always there are things happening you didn;t count with but cost some extra money. Hope we quickly find one, that does the job well, and doesn;t cost all too much.
I think being out in the fresh air will do us both some good, as long as we wear warm jacks and scarfs.

This weekend on Sunday Jan will have his birthday and we will have both the same age again LOL!
Not doing anything special, he is working that afternoon at the elderly home, doing his volunteer business, so  guess he will be happy to come home and eat something and have first a nap on the couch. But I will think of something nice for him to eat.

So I won;t linger too long today, cause i want to go not too late and still have to get dressed and somethng to eat before.
Hopefully next time my post will be a bit more interesting.
The kit for today is "Yesterdays come back".
As the title gives away it could be a kit for some nostalgic layouts.
Have a wonderful day.

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Cold, please go away!

Goodmorning everybody!

Yes, it has been cold the last few days. At least, we think it is cold At night it freezes in our area, a 3C degrees, daytime we just crfeep up till 0 or 1C , and I know there are readers among you that smile reading these temperatures. yes, there are people living in temperatures much colder and with lots of snow etc,etc Just can say I am glad i am not living in those parts of the world LOL.
Still it is feeling rather cold. I went out yesterday, had to go to the market and  was glad i wrapped myself up in a long warm coat and hat and gloves, because that was needed.
There wasn;t almost any sun to see like we have today, which also makes a little difference. When you walk in the cold but on the sunny side of the street you can already feel a bit the warmth of the sun.
Oh, it is a teaser, because spring temperatures are still far away.

Nothing much is happening here these days, and it is so wonderful.
I just am busy with cooking and some work in the house, of course, but all in quiet pace, there is no rush at the moment
Jan is getting better and better from his cold, not yet completely gone and he had an attack of sleep the day before yesterday. He isn;t already a good sleeper, but because of the cold it is even harder to sleep, specially at nigh. So the day before yesterday he already slept long in the morning, woke up, did some tv watching and cross word puzzling, then in the afternoon took a little nap, then had dinner and then after being lying on the couch for half an hour just went to bed to sleep. Gosh, he really slept for hours again, woke up late evening, had something to drink and after an hour or two went again to bed and slept again. I guess you can say he just needed a real catch up. never mind, it did him good.

Our Brodski is in the house and specially the living room a lot lately. Probably he find it too cold outside too So when he needs to do his business, he runs out the little catgate, does whatever he needs to do and comes back quickly and then sits in the room at all different places. Sometimes very handy in the middle of the room, so we have to be careful if we walk there LOL, but also on the chair, or in the evening on the couch between Jan and me. all warm, safe and cosy .

I think I will take a real easy day today. Yesterday I went out, to the market and supermarket, so  have about all we need for the weekend.
Okay I might do something in the house but I am not extremely motivated at the moment LOL! Okay, I will get busy later today, I just first will take something to eat and then we'll have a coffee and perhaps then  will think about the mischief I can get into.
It is nice to have sometimes a day, when it doesn;t matter all too much what you do or don;t do.

That's about all for now, so I will finish and give you a small kit, a minikit, named January. I am hooping to make a mini kit for every month of the year. I give you Arlene;s cluster and quickpage at the same time.
Have a wonderful day and good week ahead!

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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Link fixed

Thanks all for letting me know the link from the Souvenir kit didn't work.
Yesterday my internet connection was hopping on and off, perhaps that was the reason for not having the right thing.
But removed and uploaded the previes and link again and as I tried I arrived at the donwload at Mediafire so please try again.
Sorry for the trouble.
Have a wonderful weekend
Kyra


Friday, January 13, 2017

A year older, better not think about it LOL!

Goodmorning everybody!

This morning we had some light wet-snow fall, but it wasn;t for long I think it was a lot more in the east of the country.
At the moment it looks dry outside, even some sunshine, but that will not stay for long They are expecting a stormy wind today at the coast with rainshowers, not nice weather and later next week it will become dryer but also colder. Well, cold with almost no wind and snow-or rainfall is to handle, as long as it doesn't stay on too long LOL.

Last weekend  had my birthday, yes, I made it and have become a year older. Better not to think too much about it.
It was a quiet day, I did get some phonecalls and cards and a birthdaypresent from my friend Edna. She had made me a bracelet with all kind of special beads on it, like a windmill, a Dutch flag, a little cat, a birthdaycake, a US heart shaped flag, and some beads with flowers. I should have taken a photo of it but I was lazy Shame on me, but it doesn;t mean I am less happy with the present. It will be very special to me, always
Jan and i already long ago agreed not to buy any presents for eachother for birthdays and such. It is hard to find something nice and at the moment we just cannot really afford it. I don;t mind, I did het a big hug and kiss from him and now he also is a happy man again for a few weeks! Why?? well, some of you may know and others don't, but Jan will have his birthday in 3 weeks time, so for now he is the youngest in the house(we have the same year of birth!).
We had however a nice meal and I bought us a little cake to eat with our after-dinner coffee.

This week i had to visit the internist for the result of the ultrasound and biopsy of the thyroid. She said all was well, not strange tissue or cells were found so I don;t have to come back anymore. Now that kind of news  like to hear, hoorray.

Jan is still having a kind of cold, that keeps going on. He still is coughin, although it is less than before, so it is getting better But because of that coughin, specially at night it is coming up, he didn't sleep very well, and still isn;t doing all to great on that point. So he is feeling rather tired. 
But as I say, it is going better slowly, so let's keep good hope.
Seems there is spooking a flu around at the moment that is quite persistent and takes a long time to heal. He may have caught a side virus of it.
The other evening on the news on tv they had an item about hospitals,that are coping with shortage of beds for all patients and also shortage of staff .Here  a part of the Dutch News.nl that i borrowed from the net:
 Several Dutch hospitals have stopped admitting new patients because of the flu epidemic, Dutch media said on Thursday. A surge in the number of elderly flu sufferers, in particular, is straining services in some parts of the country. Two hospitals in Brabant have introduced a patient stop while the Westfriesgasthuis hospital in Hoorn has sent some patients to other hospitals in Friesland.The Albert Schweitzer hospital in Dordrecht is also referring patients elsewhere. ‘People with flu are not usually admitted but vulnerable elderly people can become very ill indeed,’ a spokesman for the Hoorn hospital said.

Read more at DutchNews.nl: Hospitals stop admitting new patients as flu epidemic continues http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2017/01/99932-2/
Several Dutch hospitals have stopped admitting new patients because of the flu epidemic, Dutch media said on Thursday. A surge in the number of elderly flu sufferers, in particular, is straining services in some parts of the country. Two hospitals in Brabant have introduced a patient stop while the Westfriesgasthuis hospital in Hoorn has sent some patients to other hospitals in Friesland.The Albert Schweitzer hospital in Dordrecht is also referring patients elsewhere. ‘People with flu are not usually admitted but vulnerable elderly people can become very ill indeed,’ a spokesman for the Hoorn hospital said.

Read more at DutchNews.nl: Hospitals stop admitting new patients as flu epidemic continues http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2017/01/99932-2/
Several Dutch hospitals have stopped admitting new patients because of the flu epidemic, Dutch media said on Thursday. A surge in the number of elderly flu sufferers, in particular, is straining services in some parts of the country. Two hospitals in Brabant have introduced a patient stop while the Westfriesgasthuis hospital in Hoorn has sent some patients to other hospitals in Friesland.The Albert Schweitzer hospital in Dordrecht is also referring patients elsewhere. ‘People with flu are not usually admitted but vulnerable elderly people can become very ill indeed,’ a spokesman for the Hoorn hospital said.

Read more at DutchNews.nl: Hospitals stop admitting new patients as flu epidemic continues http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2017/01/99932-2/


May be part of trouble could be also that a lot of elderly homes were closed and a lot of nursing staff lost their jobs, because of the idea that older people should stay  home as long as possible. But then there had to be caretakers at home and there aren;t enough of them either
Perhaps the ground idea is good, but it wasn;t thought through enough and not prepared well enoigh in advance. And at the moment there is a dramatic need of nursing staff of all kind.
There is shortage in budget and in people. Oh, if we only could spend all the budget that is spent on weapons all over the world to helath care, and preservation of nature! That would make a difference.
Alas, this is only a dream though and probably never will happen

The last couple of weeks I didn;t do much designing There was a lot of other stuff to do, then there were the holidays and so I do have to get back into gear again.Still, you don;t have to worry,  have some kits "in stock" and by the time I posted them all, I will have made news ones LOL.
Today I have a kit named"Souvenir" ,well the title says it all. Scrap your dearest souvenirs and cherish them. I close in the clusters from Arlene, wonderful as ever.

Wishing you all a wonderful day and week ahead and stay safe.

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Friday, January 06, 2017

Whoops, colder today!

Goodmorning everybody!

Just let me think, my last post was in the past year! So I better start with wishing you all a happy and healthy New Year.

Jan and I spent New Years Eve at home(always like to be home because of our Brodski. Cats and dogs and other pets don;t like fireworks!).
It was nice, there was some firework in the neighbourhood, which we could see from our windows. But we didn;t go out on the street
First day of the New year we first slept a bit longer, and then watched the New Years Cncert from Vienna. it has become a tradition to watch it. I must say I liked the conductor of this year very much.
Later in the afternoon I made a potatoe salad for the dinner. It had cucumber dices in it, as well as apple and capers and boiled peas and of course salt and pepper and some paprika and bit of mustard.
And on the plate i topped it off with slices of smoked salmon. It was yummie.

The rest of the week was rather quiet, only wednesday I had to go to heidi's house, to have a walk with the doggies in the afternoon. The family had to go somewhere and couldn;t take the dogs with them, so she asked me if i could let them out.
I was lucky that afternoon, that I could walk almost without any rain and also that the wind wasn;t blowing that strong anymore. Because at nigt we had some rainshowers and a very, very strong wind, so I already had my two little bricks ready to put in my jack, so that the wind couldn;t blow me away, but i didn;t need them LOL!

Last night we had frost. In our part at the coast not so much, about -3C, but in the east of the country there were places with -10C.
Now at daytime it will stay around 0, and we will have another night with some frost, but also rainfall or wet snow, so it could become rather dangerous on the roads tomorrow. At the weather news they warn for icing on the roads. So I better do a few errands today and stay in tomorrow.

As you probably noticed I changed the bloglayout again. New year, new layout, we cannot let the Christmas layout linger on.
But i still have the Christmas decorations in the room, today is the day that the 3 kings or wisemen visit the manger and bring presents to little Jesus. So I have put the statues in the manger and this evening will be the last time we will have all Christmaslights on.
Tomorrow will be a busy day then, to clear them all away.

Now time for me to soon get dressed and go out to the supermarket for the few errands and then get into my lounge wear and turn the central heating a bit higher to be all comfy and warm and then this weekend we can watch(among a lot of other things, busy weekend!) speed skating, the European Hampionships of sprint and of allround. ou know jan and i love to watch it, so I guess there also will be lots of programs to take on dvd to watch later(skating is part in afternoon and part evening).
I have today the clusters and quickpage from Arlene for you, made with the Winterday at the countryside.
Till next time, have a wonderful weekend.
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