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New finds, new project, new hair


I’ve been busy this weekend.

On saturday we had to go to the policestation to make another statement about our neighbour’s son, hopefully this will mean he will be committed to the local psychiatric hospital in a closed ward for a while, I think the judges will rule about this in a few days so we are keeping our fingers crossed.

In the afternoon we went to a charity sale and a charity shop about 15 km from our town. We found this:

I love these books and have read them all in Dutch and have read them to son 4 as well, but since son 4 is in a bilingual school I think it will be useful and fun to reread them in English, so this was a nice find for 1 euro a piece.

We also found this set of Flora porcelain:

It’s pretty useless to us as no one in our family smokes, but hey who says it has to be an ashtrey and sigaretholder? It could just as easily be used to keep hairpins and teaspoons or something like that! At 5 euro for the set it was a bit more expensive than I usually pay and I had to think hard if I would buy it, but the lady threw in a nice teastrainer and holder in for 1 euro so that made it ok for me. For the time being it is sitting on a shelf with other pretty things and more Flora porcelain. I collect mostly British porcelain but Flora is typically Dutch and not the standard Delftware and I like the look of it so I decided to collect this as well.

I have started a new project: a cross stitched cushion (scent cushion maybe?) It had no chart in the kit so it’s a bit of a challenge,

And the reason I’m blogging in the middle of the afternoon is this:

I’ve given my hair a henna treatment this morning and have been walking around with a head full of henna and without glasses, so I couldn’t do very much. I have finished the game Portal 2 on the playstation with a little help from son 4 last night. This was my first time ever on a playstation so I needed some help from time to time as I had trouble with the more complicated and fast bits. Now that I’m more comfortable with using a controller I have started again, to do it all by myself this time I hope. So I have been sitting very close to the tv gaming away the time needed for the henna to work. I chose my usual auburn colour. I have dyed my hair in the past and I don’t want to do this anymore so the red is to mask the growing-out of coloured hair and cover my grey hairs 😉

Now I have to be off, helping son 4 cutting a guinea pig’s nails…


Short night, excitement/Korte nacht, spanning en sensatie

This morning I am up blogging at 7.

It was a short night and everyone else is still (or again) sleeping, but couldn’t sleep anymore since quarter to five so I decided to get up and blog instead.

Unfortunately my neighbour has problems with his drug-using son who keeps pestering and threatening him. At the moment the son is homeless so he’s out and about on the street day and night and this morning he was here again: I woke up hearing a loud bang and then the dogs started barking, looked out the window and saw the affore mentioned son getting on his bike and driving off. I didn’t hear anything nextdoor so I concluded that either my neighbour wasn’t at home or that something had happened to him. Hubby got out of bed to take a look outside…the son had thrown a brick through my neighbour’s window. His car wasn’t parked in his usual spot so we thought he was not at home. So we called the police . Then we had to make a statement of course and before we got back in bed it was after half past 5. Hubby luckily went right back to sleep, but I heard the neighbour, who had been at home but hadn’t heard a thing, open the door for the police and walking around the house and so I was wide awake. I fear that I will be needing a nap later today, because I didn’t go to bed early and less than 5 hour’s sleep is defenitely not enough for me.

I’m glad son 3 and son 4 didn’t hear a thing and slept through the whole thing. And we have locked the garden gate for the first time ever. Not that we have anything to fear from the neighbour’s son but he could get in his dad’s garden through our garden and that is something we would rather prevent.

Now some less depressing news;


Vandaag zit ik al vanaf 7 uur mijn blog bij te werken en te bloggen.

Het was een korte nacht en iedereen slaapt nog of weer, maar ik heb geen oog dicht gedaan sinds kwart voor 5 dus ga ik maar vast bloggen.

Helaas heeft mijn buurman problemen met zijn drugsgebruikende zoon die hem steeds komt lastigvallen en bedreigen. Momenteel heeft hij geen onderdak dus loopt hij dag en nacht over straat envanmorgen vroeg was het weer zover: ik werd wakker van een harde klap en de honden die begonnen te blaffen, keek uit het raam en zag de bewuste zoon op zijn fiets stappen en wegrijden. Ik hoorde niets in het huis naast ons dus concludeerde dat mijn buurman óf niet thuis was óf dat er iets met hem gebeurd was. Manlief uit bed om te kijken wat er gebeurd was…had de zoon een baksteen door de ruit gegooid. Buurman’s auto was er niet, dus die was niet thuis dachten we. Meteen dan maar politie gebeld. Toen moest er een verklaring afgelegd worden natuurlijk en eer we weer in bed lagen was het half 6 geweest. Manlief sliep gelukkig meteen weer in, maar ik hoorde de buurman, die wel thuis was maar niets gehoord had, open doen voor de politie en heen en weer lopen en was klaarwakker. Dat wordt een middagdutje vrees ik, want ik lag er al niet vroeg in en krap 5 uur slaap daar red ik het niet mee.

Gelukkig hebben zoon 3 en zoon 4 niets gehoord en door alles heen geslapen. En wij hebben voor het eerst sinds we hier wonen met de tuinpoort op slot gezeten. Niet dat wij iets te vrezen hebben van de zoon van de buurman, maar hij zou wel via onze tuin in de tuin van zijn vader kunnen komen en dat willen we toch maar liever voorkomen.

Nog even wat opwekkender nieuws:

I have finished the facecloth…


Het waslapje is af…

and I have knitted a few rows on my cardigan, I have to finish it someday I guess.

I started on callanetics, but a bit overenthousiastic for my untrained body it seems because the muscles in my hands, arms and shoulders ache and they are not supposed to. Apparantly it does work and there’s not much effort involved. So now I will do 10 repeats instead of the 25 untill I get used to moving this body again, because I do want to persevere.


en ik heb weer een paar toeren gebreid aan mijn vest, dat moet tenslotte ook een keer af.

Ik ben begonnen met callanetics, maar iéts te fanatiek voor mijn ongetrainde lijf blijkbaar want ik heb spierpijn in mijn handen, armen en schouders en dat is eigenlijk niet de bedoeling. Het doet dus wel degelijk wat en daar is niet zo veel moeite voor nodig. Nu dus maar even niet een oefening 25 keer herhalen maar eerst eens beginnen met 10x tot ik weer wat gewend ben aan bewegen, want ik wil het wel doorzetten nu.

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