vrijdag 28 december 2018

Goodbye World

Earlier I told you about my mum being ill...
At Christmas her fight came to an end.
In the presence of my brother and me she left this world.
She's someone you never ever want to say goodbye to!
We'll keep thinking and talking about her
and we certainly won't forget  ★

maandag 10 december 2018


We bought ourselves an early Christmas present. Or actually TWO (smile).

First we bought one, Sandstone Grey, Reykjavik bluetooth speaker from Vifa
It was a gamble... I didn't hear it I just liked the name and the looks...
but it proved to be an excellent instinctive choice!
The sound quality of this speaker is pretty impressive.

We bought a second (Lavastone Black) speaker to be able to enjoy the stereo sound.
Now we enjoy listening to music so much more!!!
Linking the two speakers took some effort but we got there in the end.

dinsdag 4 december 2018


The cats try to entertain themselves with the indoor plants.
We all desperately can use some playtime...

I'm so sorry for my absence!
My mother's condition, work, commuting time etc. is absorbing me.

vrijdag 23 november 2018

woensdag 14 november 2018


Nature always helps me to recharge.
Today was a beautiful day so I went for a walk...

field rapeseed or mustard seed

The smell of this field!!! Attracting lots of buzzing bees. 

zaterdag 20 oktober 2018


Sometimes I just want to stay in bed and escape the rat race... 
Certain elements in our bedroom prevent this from happening (smile)

Have a nice weekend!

Olives or Plums

Due to the incredible long and hot summer we have plum look-a-like olives

dinsdag 9 oktober 2018

Camera Japan Festival

Last Saturday we visited the Camera Japan Festival.
The reason we travelled all the way to Amsterdam (smile)

We really wanted to see the short animated film,
designed for the Camera Japan Festival, on a extra large screen!
To my humble opinion this film is a very succesful cooperation
between some HKU students (graphics) and the kenderman (music)

here a couple of stills...

You can watch the short film here...

In preparation for Camera Japan we enjoyed some delicious Japanese food at Tempura.

And then we headed for Kriterion.
Where we saw the animated film on a big screen (big smile)
Followed by a beautiful Japanese film Flower and Sword.
We really enjoyed it so we'll be back for a later edition!

maandag 8 oktober 2018

The Hortus

We wanted to check out the ferns in the Hortus of Amsterdam.

A happy kenderman... surrounded by treeferns (smile)

we saw a pretty nice insect hotel

and a napping cat

We'll go back one day but it was time to leave for the main goal of the day...

zondag 7 oktober 2018


  Yesterday we visited Amsterdam again.
You can see some earlier visits here.

On our way to the Hortus we passed Waterlooplein.
Around 25 years ago I was a regular visitor of this market (smile).

zondag 30 september 2018