Saturday, 28 May 2016

Into Shape

Okay... Mats is big but 8 kilos!? He needs to get in shape. And so do Nim and I.

So we bought a cat wheel. Too bad the wheel is too small for me :)

Monday, 23 May 2016

Museum Visit


Yesterday we visited the Jakob Smits Museum.
A fortnight ago I bought two prints from Dirk Baksteen at the charity shop.
I did some research on the internet and that's when I got hooked :)

Jacob Smits was his teacher, friend and almost a second father to him.
According to the website the museum should have some work from Dirk Baksteen as well.
At first we saw a lot of work from Jakob Smits...

Christus en de overspelige vrouw 1923 - Jacob Smits

Landschap 1924 - Jacob Smits

My favourite work: Moeder met het geitje - Jacob Smits 


And some other works from the Molse School...

Witzandwinning "La Molloise" - Gaston De Biemme 

 Het gesprek (windmolen) 1928 - Dirk Baksteen

Sadly enough there was only one work of Dirk Baksteen we could find in the museum.

Chapeau for the lady in the museum! She made our day.
After I told her we were kind of hoping to see more work of Dirk Baksteen,
she told us after repainting the walls almost all of his work was in depot now.
But she was willing to go and get a box and show us some of his works. Yes!


While sitting on our knees, we saw some beautiful etchings.

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Mortally Wounded


The kenderman spotted this detailed wood carving at the brocante market in Tongeren.
We like it a lot so we did some research on the internet.
"Helvetiorum Fidei ac Virtuti" = To the loyalty and bravery of the Swiss
In case you're interested, you can find more information here.

Friday, 13 May 2016

Accomplice to Murder

Mobli caught another mouse...

But this time it was different. He didn't eat it straight away like he normally does.
This must be our bad human influence....  and it might have
anything to do with the fact he's so well fed by us.


  
He really wanted to play...


Such a beautiful but terrified mouse... 


Quickly I tried to think of a way to end the suffering...


Only when I started repeatedly complimenting Mobli
(that's what I do to motivate him to eat his kidney diet cat food),
he finally killed the mouse and started eating! (deep sigh)

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

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We bought two flat pack fanback chairs. Made of recycled plastics (HDPE),
material from milk jugs, juice and shampoo bottles.
We put the chairs together almost without arguing :)

Monday, 9 May 2016