donderdag 31 december 2015

Big Cat

Mats seems to like his large new Cloud 7 "cat bed".
As long as nobody tells him it's actually a dog bed (grinning), we'll be fine.

dinsdag 29 december 2015

zondag 20 december 2015


(Last night this photo was taken by the kenderman from the inside)

Mobli is home again!

Last night we picked up Mobli at the vet.
The vet discovered, after he completely anaesthesized Mobli
- at first he tried some kind of lighter anaesthetics but Mobli kept fighting him -
one of Mobli's molars was seriously infected so he removed it. Molbi has cataract and diabetes.
He will have Mobli's blood examined as well. It must have been quite traumatic to Mobli!
In the past he was earmarked and castrated after he had been captured.
According to the TNR program (Trap, Neuter and Release)

I provided him some food (he started eating immediately), water and a cat box near the closed exit.
For almost 2 hours I strolled outside the house with Mobli.
He wanted to stay outside but the anaesthetics were still influencing his being.
So finally he just had to go inside for his own safety.
Early this morning hurrah I found some clear evidence...
Out of necessity Mobli had been using his cat box for the first time.
Finally he could regain his freedom so I opened the cat flap.
He disappeared until late afternoon, then we cuddled and now he's sleeping inside again :)

vrijdag 18 december 2015


At the moment I try to spend as much time with Mobli as I can.
He disappeared from Monday evening until Tuesday morning.
Now he's sick and hasn't been eating for 4 days in a row.
I wish I could do something to relieve his agony!
Tomorrow morning we'll visit the vet.

Dark Days

The dark days before Christmas....

Hope you enjoy the weekend!

maandag 14 december 2015

Gloomy Afternoon

I actually like this kind of weather... dark and gloomy.
And I love this farmstead. It reminds me of my youth.

zondag 13 december 2015

maandag 7 december 2015


Mats and his favourite toy to retrieve...

Right now I need all of my time to sleep, eat,
work, clean and take care of and play with our cats.
Besides we're trying to find a hidden water leak in our bathroom :(
In a few weeks time I'll be taking a couple of days off from work.
I can't wait!!!

donderdag 3 december 2015


I apologise to everyone who's checking my blog every day.
Without going into detail, I've been swallowed up with work lately.
Help me reminding I should focus on the more important things in life!
Yesterday's day off and bright sunlight gave me new energy :)

zondag 29 november 2015


Yesterday I visited the art and antiques fair pAn Amsterdam.
Me and my companion have seen so much beautiful, expensive and rare objects!
Underneath some of my favourites...

zondag 22 november 2015

Pigeon Service

Christien Meindertsma designed a permanent installation for Texture Flax Museum
(Kortrijk Belgium) in 2014. The installation consists of 200 pigeons spread across the building.
Her inspiration came from the traveling and espionage pigeons that were locked into the building
of the Linen Thread Company - which is today Museum Texture - during the First World War. 
The pigeons are created with 100% flax. The linnen comes from five different flax
weavers in Belgium and each fabric has its own structure.
The pigeons are hand made and filled with flax seeds.

woensdag 11 november 2015


The Day of the Armistice in Belgium commemorates the end of The First World War.
During WWI the Netherlands gave shelter to 1.000.000 Belgian refugees.
 Nowadays I feel ashamed when I see some rejections to take care of Syrian refugees.
I can only keep hoping for a worldwide ceasefire... 

donderdag 5 november 2015

Cool Kit

I suspect this is a Swiss army shoe polishing and sewing kit. 
In the little pocket I found several Swiss army buttons :)
Found it at a thrift shop for 12 Euros. Dates from around WW II.
 I just love it!