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catching up

Hi readers,

Over the last few days I just could not find the time to blog, too busy with other things – mainly crochet, you will see the results soon.

Blogging often means editing photographs first, for me at least it does. So that is what I did this morning and I had a lot of fun doing so!

Here are some of the results: Son 4 wanted me to take some pictures of him playing the guitar and in his stage outfit…

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Last week it was spring holiday for him so he went along to some of the thrift shops that are a bit further away and here are some of my treasures

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I fond this lovely dark blue Creation Gabrielle handbag at Goodwill in Kapelle. It’s a leather bag in very good condition and it cost me just 1,50 euro. I just looked the bag up on google and found one for sale for 12,95 so I think I did o.k. here! It is not my preferred style but it is very practical so I guess I’ll use it a lot.

I found another handbag in the shop for Romania in Grijpskerke, it’s a lot older and in terrible condition, the moths have had a great meal of it! It was just 1 euro and I bought it to use the lovely clasp.

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Can you see the moth holes in the wool fabric around the clasp?

I hope I will be able to attach new fabric in the same shape.

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In the same shop I found this book, a little more expensive than I would like for a book – 3 euro – but in mint condition and something to keep for future generations as it talks about the history of homemaking from the eighteen-hundreds up to the nineteen-eighty’s.

It has lot’s of photographs that bring back childhood memories

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We also went to Middelburg and there I found this pretty vase with an etched flower on it

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I’m not sure how old it is but it is handblown and I love the shape of it, isn’t it amazing what lovely things you can buy for just a few

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Yesterday the weather changed and it was a lovely sunny day just like today with temperatures of around 12 degrees C, so we went for a walk  and halfway sat down to look at the passing traffic and comment on people’s coats and scarfs. We saw quite a variety of styles, some nice, some you could only describe as ‘ strange’ .

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This was our view from the bench.

Today is another lovely sunny day, 15 degrees today!  And this afternoon I’m going to the thrift shops in Kapelle with my parents.

I hope you will have a lovely day too.

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2nd chance5

Hello everyone

Yesterday I went to Arnemuiden with son 4 and the singer of the band 2nd chance5 and a lot of equipment in the back of the car.

Son 4 plays bass-guitar in this punk grunge rock band.

They were allowed to make a video clip inside an over 200-year-old workshop here: werfarnemuiden 

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I think they were very lucky to be allowed to do this, it is a beautiful location, and they had a great time making photo’s and filming.

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guitar overkill?

don’t you just love the little pink keytar?

birthday 2012

Hi, how are you today?

Long time no see. Sorry about that. I’ve been very busy these past few days. On saturday son 4 had his birthday party: a mini lan party with some of his classmates playing soccer on the playstation.  The livingroom was a mess of tv-sets, playstations and power cables all over the floor, boys scattered around the place on various chairs and hardly a place left to sit down. They had a lot of fun according to the noise levels 🙂

Halfway we left them to it to go and buy my birthday presents

This lovely pink case

to hold this

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They are both pink because I like the colour but also because the boys will be less tempted to borrow it from me! Hopefully it will result in better quality pictures.

On sunday was my actual birthday – 48 already. We had a fun afternoon with the family. Do yóu think we are a bit goofy?

On monday it was Queensday here and we were off to the “vrijmarkt” (on Queensday everyone can sell their goods and food in the streets) We needed lots of household items for the new place to furnish. We went to Kapelle first and bought a car load of stuff for next to nothing. The whole family helped out, pairing up in teams with different shopping lists. It worked very well; we got most of what we needed. In the afternoon we went to Heinkenszand and Wolphaartsdijk where we found some more items. By three in the afternoon we were very worn out and needed a rest and some food. We had a sit down at the village hall for a drink and some french fries. It was very crowded and a band was soundchecking to play later, also people were drinking heavily so we didn’t stay long.

When we came home we had to sort through a mountain of stuff in the living room. Luckily we had some boxes and the kids helped so things were soon organized and the boxes put in the car to take into storage the next day.

I’m still recovering, my muscles ache, my back hurts. I’m so glad the boys are home (spring break) to help out. No walking the dogs for me this week.

Now I’m off to make breakfast. Fedde’s coach is coming this morning. Later today we have a dentist appointment I’m dreading: there’s always work to do on my not so sturdy teeth.

have a great day.

Some more words

Little girl

Insecure

Scared

Smothered

Where does she fit in?

Wants to be wanted

Boy or girl

Should she be made to make a choice?

Short hair

Girly dress

Boyish Shoes

Are they trying to confuse?

Growing and changing

Tries to fit the mould

But it is an obscure thing

She wants to fit in

She cannot fit in

She will not fit this mould

 

Not a magazine picture

She wants to be in 3D

She’s a Technicolor person

But only the grays are allowed

Aiming to please

Longing to be loved

She tries to curb and bend

But almost explodes out

Insanity is around the corner

She needs to be saved

 

 

The cage that’s built around her

It will not be broken down

It lasts forever

But slowly cracks appear

Technicolor shards pour out

Most will just ignore them

But some will see

The Technicolor person inside of me

 

Party pics and a new mag

Hi everyone

I haven’t had much time to post these days, still working through the mountain of paperwork, but I did make some photo’s so here goes:

On saturday son 4 had his 15th birthday and his brothers and dad came visiting

Birthday boy showing off a present to granddad and grandma

Son 3 playing with my chair

I have not been knitting much

Let’s Knit was in the mail!

There was a nice article in it about knitting through time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also a door to a new and hopefully brighter future is opening

Recovering

Hello everyone,

Yesterday was my dad’s 84th birthday. They have a nice venue in the appartment building where they live so all the relatives can come.

My sister and her husband do the catering and my niece is the waitress for the day and that way my parents can enjoy the day without wearing themselves out.

Although it is always nice to see all the relatives that live far away I’m always exhausted after a day like that. I tend to pick up on all the emotions and tensions there may be between everybody and it drains away my energy. so today was a day of recovering from that. Not much was produced, apart from cutting off the sleeves of my cardigan due to a hole appearing in one elbow and making it into a short-sleeved cardigan

Birthday boy chatting with my mum’s sister. Strange things happened with the photographs because of the enormous amount of light coming in from the side.

There was an Easter theme going on

Everyone having a good time

Talking about times past, r.t.l. my mum, auntie, 2 cousins

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