vrijdag 3 oktober 2014

A great and complicated adventure ........


Just when I accepted
for now
I could not do what I intended 
make a blogpost about 
my son's wedding
because I could not get pictures
from my IPad 
in the blog-post 
I somehow managed
to get one picture overhere

I have NO idea how I managed that........
I have to study more first.
I envie all you for making the most beautiful blogs
With lots of pictures 
But I hope to be able to do that too

woensdag 1 oktober 2014

Wedding joy


I am having difficulties 
with blogging
on my IPad 

Cannot get the pictures overhere
Be back soon 


zondag 28 september 2014

Where to start


It's been a while .
I had some work to do 
on myself 
I had to work on myself .....
and suddenly
I lost the feeling 
of blogging .

I guess all the changes in my life
needed a new way of living ........

first of all 
I always loved blogging 
and making connections
all over the world
like in friendship
there has to be
( I looked this word up in my dictionary so I hope .......)

I now wish 
I could have find the words 
by than 
to tell about it ,
Or just pronounce 
I wont be here for a while 
but I couldn't
and I had NO idea it would take me this long .

I am here and I am back 

next post i'll tell you all
about a wedding 
my son's wedding 


zaterdag 21 juni 2014

sea sand and seashells summer


My most favorite summers
were the ones
when the children were little
summers at the beach
sea sand shells


we often were the last ones
to leave the beach

we stayed at my parents 
they lived near the beach
and the house had rooms for all of us 
I made pictures
and at the end when we had to leave
there was a beautiful book
with lots of fun memories.

we went "home" back to the city
with happy healthy children

we had to get used
to wearing shoes again

and when we had icecream
it was never as delicious
as grandmother's

summers bring new memories
my parents are long "gone"
my children are having their own summers
I am having summer
with my granddaugther 
not at the beach but in the garden.

I could live near the beach 
and have summers 
all over again
with the "children"
and their children

happy summer to all of you

zondag 8 juni 2014


"I do believe
in an everyday
sort of magic * *
the inexplicable connectedness
we sometimes experience
with places , people ,
works of art and
the like ;
 the eerie appropriateness
of the moments of synchronicity ;
the whispered voice,
the hidden presence,
when we think we're alone ....."

Charles de Lint 

When I was thinking about 
a name for my blog 
I could not have imagened
how suitable my choice would be.
When I am  looking for 
what and how to write here 
I often forget to stick to my choice !
* * by SURPRISE * *

I wanted to do my blog in english 
to meet bloggers from all over the world .
I love the language and that 
I am always learning .......
to express what I want to write 
in this beautiful language .
learning new words can make me so so happy .

I DO love the surprises
in each and every day .
I love my life at home .
and I am now 
off ...... to surprise you bloggers with a visit !

Happy Pentecost to all of you .


zaterdag 31 mei 2014

silver lining


there is 
no need
to go looking
for the light
when you bring it
with you .............

I have been reading these words
over and over and over again.....

In recent times
I have been surprised
by encounters
in all sorts of ways

by reading
by hearing
about inspiring people
who shared their stories
or their every-day-lifes
they made me THINK
a lot ........

I admire their strength 
their hope and their believe
to live 
day by day
and enjoy each and every day
as special gifts
but they have to deal
with pain and illness
and yet
despite of all that
they DO enjoy ...................and

I admire that 

They know
what's it all about 
for family and friends

they already found
the essence of life
and they are able to share.....

They know
what they want

and they always shine

and can be happy
when others are.



maandag 26 mei 2014



my granddaugther 
had her third birthday .

I told you in a blog
how I love boxes 
and I do not only love them
for their looks
but also 
because of their 
what could be inside ?
and if empty....
what could I hide in it ?

there is alway 
the SURPRISE- part ....
the appeasement-idea
we can keep things
in boxes ......

I used to ( and still do )
when there were special moments
that touched the heart 
I could keep a piece 
of that moment 
and put it in a box
to open it later and enjoy
all over ....

I guess
my heart
keeping the memories
is my "box"

Have a happy week