Thursday, September 22, 2016

"Prinsjesdag" this week.

Goodmorning everybody!

Still having rather good weather, with temperatures around 19-20-21C, sometimes a bit cloudy, but almost no rain, just a few drops.
For the time of year still very nice.

This week on Tuesday we had the "Prinsjesdag"(Prince's day) again, which is the official opening parliamentary year  Then the Budget papers are presented to the Members of parliament, and the King has his Kings's speech(mostly written For him, bu the ministers).
But it is always a special day here, with the ride of the King and Queen in normally the Golden Coach , but this year in the Glass-coach.
The Golden coach will be restaured, and it will take a few years, so now the had the ride in the other one Also a very beautiful coach.
Naturally everybody is curious about our queen Maxima's dress and this year she had again an awesome one.
 have a link for you where you  can see a few more photo's of the royals that attended at this day.

Also funny to watch the members of parliament, and invited guests,specially the women, because it is kind of tradition, that they wear hats that day. Not everybody does this, but many do and well, some have great ones, other had no taste at all LOL.
We have a member of parliament, who is leader of the Party for the Animals(veryconcerned about animal welfare and nature )and she always has something special and often tries to make a statement with it. Her name is Marianne Thieme and this year she wanted to express, that there are still to little women in government and parliament and on important posts(government as well as business world).

Then yesterday all leaders of the different parties could speak out their opinion about the accomplishments of the government and what they would see different. It was kind of interesting because it almost looked as they were already on campain for the elections of a new cabinet(government). Next year March end the period of 4 years for the ministers and we have to vote for a new one.
Today the prime ministers will answer to several questions asked. So that are two long days in parliament.
You might say that it is going a tiny little bit better with our country again after that horrble world wide crisis, but still there are a lot of things that could do much better Economy isn;t real high yet, still we have a large unemployment figure, the health care is less and less, too may cuts in money and I am not convinced that it was a good move several years ago to make it commercial and give it to health insurances companies. We have to cope with too little payable houses or appartments, and many more things aren;t as well as they were or as they could be.
It will be interesting to see how people will vote next year. Just hope they will not vote out of misery to the extreem right party, because they have a lot of remarks that things aren;t good, but they don;t have any solutions neither. So this kind of party in government will not make our country better at all.

Okay, I will finish now, soon on tv will be the second day of parliament talks, most of it as I said the "answers"of our prime minister( and I am sure many of the leaders of the different parties will have more questions and remarks during his talk LOL), so sometimes it is even funny!
I have a kit for you today, named it Lovely Days.

Take care and have a wonderful day!
Download    HERE


Snowy said...

We have the same weather here...I'm really looking forward to more "autumn type weather" . lol, in politics it's always too much talk and not enough action , so I don't even bother watching unless I want to fall asleep ;)

hummerdawn said...

Very interesting insight into your country with the King and Queen events and the government. You have the same problems as does Canada, the U.S. and so many other countries. Sometimes I wonder if we weren't better off in the 50's or so. Thank you very much for another beautiful kit.

Edna B said...

What beautiful photos of the king and queen. Thank you for the link. They make a beautiful couple.

Tis Autumn already my friend. Where has the year gone? I'm not complaining about the weather though. It's just gorgeous. Wouldn't it be nice if it could be like this year round? Ahhh, just dreaming out loud!

I've tended to my emails now, so it's time to post on my blog. You have a beautiful day, hugs, Edna B.

Linda said...

Hello and Thank you Kyra for this lovely download...

Grandma Sarge said...

I love the Pomp and Circumstance that goes with Royalty. And I love the pictures from that web link you put in there.

We started this country with the "not so elites and we've all descended from there. We have some who think they're of the Royal Stature but we know better.
Australia was started as a 'Prison Colony' but they made good use of the resources.

Thanks for the lovely new kit.

Anonymous said...

Hello Kyra!

Thank you so much for this LOVELY scrap kit! I just love your kits!

Yes, I agree with you on the elections. In the U. S. A. it is much the same. The insurance companies are all about money and say who can have what treatment instead of what the Doctors say the patient needs. This just happened with my Uncle. The insurance company would not pay for what the doctor said he needed so the hospital had no choice but to send him home. It deeply saddens and angers me. And the politicians behave like spoiled children in the campaigns instead of responsible adults so who to vote for?

Good luck in your elections and I hope you get some good people who will care enough to make things better for you.

Thank you again for the beautiful scrap kit!

Love and Prayers,