woensdag 17 juni 2015

��❤️ dance ❤️��



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I am not a dancing
person 
on the outside 
however
on the inside 
I think I dance
there is JOY 
and there is my 
granddaugther .
She loves to dance 
all the time .
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Together we worked in 
the garden and 
there is a lot going on there.
There is GREEN and movement
from all kinds of little insects 
and Eva talkshow to them !
She finds out if ants can swim
and HOW they swim
She catches lots of SNAILS 
and gives them names ....
and
we now have our own strawberries


She knows the names of 
the plants too and she loves 
the way they sound .......
like 
Oost-Indische-kers ......
and that strawberries wear CROWNS ��


So we have our own way 
of dancing through life 
Me and my granddaugther
I teach her 
and she teaches me 


❤️






donderdag 4 juni 2015

Enjoying



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Never
give up on
something
that you can't go
a day 
without thinking
about it .

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I have been thinking 
 about blogging
a lot 
and I came
to the conclusion
that blogging is unique.

I have let myself 
get carried away
in using facebook
and instagram
and a lot of blogfriends
are there too
but
for me 
blogging is like 
the small shops
where the owner has 
time and attention.
And
facebook and instagram
are more like THE MALL
It's more about looking 
and being seen ......

I am a huge fan
of old streets with little shops
( like the shop-around-the-corner
in the movie YOU'VE GOT MAIL )
and I choose to be true 
to that again .

Since I got a second chance
with my TWO new hips
my life turned around
because it 
coïncideer with
retiring from my job
as a kindergarten-teacher
and also 
my four children 
leaving the house 
to live their own lives .

A lot of changing 
and the new hips 
turned out to be 
the biggest gift of all.
It's the being-able-to-stand-on-my-own
TWO FEET again
To be independent .

A new start 
learning to live my life 
at home 
On my own 

My granddaugther got
4 in may 
and she now goes to 
Kindergarten.
The school where I worked
for so long .
To see how she has grown
and also took a new step
in life is so wonderful to experience.

We all have a place in life
and we all are sometimes 
wandering .....
The friendships I found
blogging
are very valuable to me .

My laptop going down
should not have been 
an excuse 
for not blogging .
Okay 
blogging on my IPad 
takes ME a lot of time
and patience ..............
but 
so is shopping in the small shops 
in the old streets 
and it's all about
choices .
I have time 
lots of time 
to do things my own way now .

How lucky I am 

❤️



dinsdag 21 april 2015

* * by surprise * *



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this beautiful picture
is made by madelief
Her blog is inspiring and she shares
her life with us
in pictures and words
bringing JOY to us all.

Madelief had a GIVE-away
and I participated
because it was a 
BEAUTIFUL BOOK 
about gardening and cooking and celebrating.
and
I WON !
such an amazing SURPRISE .....

It's exactly what I am 
exploring all over again
since I am FREE again
My new hips ( yes TWO )
are absolutely wonderful
and I can walk and 
stand on my own two feet again
and there is 
BALANCE
not only physically 
but also mentally .

I need no longer to go
to physical therapy
I am DONE there YEAH !
So
this SPRING 2015
is the very best .

I am so very happy 
to be able to do things 
in my garden all by myself 
Lots of seeding and potting
and living in and with my garden.

and than 
mister postman delivered
some mail from CANADA





send me pumpkin-seeds
so I could plant those together with
my three-year-old granddaugther EVA
so we can have 
PUMPKINS in autumn .

TWO
wonderful SURPRISES
thanks to blogging-friends

Making this blogpost
costed me
over TWO hours
for I can only make new posts
on my laptop
and "she" is an old lady
and every action takes forever
and she stops
and closes by herself
when I am not done yet
and 
I decided to stay
patience
and to go on 
and not give up before
I was done .

now I am done
I like to thank Koralee and Madelief
for surprising me BIG TIME
and all of you for your patience
with me 

Happy springtime 

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woensdag 4 maart 2015

something old , something new ......



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something old
something new
something borrowed
something blue

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today
I found the beautiful blue incense box
It was a birthday present 
from my friend Astrid
years ago
I love the blue colors mixed with
some gold .
It also remembered me of 
the time I was a BLUE girl.
My bedroom was all blue .
The Laura Ashley curtains were blue.....

and somewhere on the way
I started to love RED .
My wall in my bedroom became RED 
and more and more 
the blue made place for RED .

sometimes 
I find things I was forgotten I had .
and by finding 
a magical thing happens
MEMORIES come along .....

That is a wonderful thing 
because I am still adjusting
to my new life
retired
kids all on their own
and my dear companions
MY TWO NEW HIPS

finding out who I am 
in this new life 
finding out where I stand
which is a whole new experience 
with my new hips.

being able to walk again 
leaving the past behind
with every new step I take .

Balancing 
the old and the new
the past and the future 
I feel new
and yet I am older.

It is 
as it is with SPRING 
coming after winter .
All was gone 
and still very much alive 
hiding in the deep and the dark 

and than
days are longer
more sunshine helps nature
to find her way back 
into the gardens .
and we all are longing to go outside
after a long cold winter.

well that is pretty much 
how I feel right now
and I feel like nature herself 
all that was gone 
wants to start allover 
with all the good from the past
collected in new beginnings

something old
something new
I still love blue 
and all of you 

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zaterdag 31 januari 2015

* * T * H * A * N * K * S * *



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beautiful image from 
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do not wait
for the perfect moment,
take the moment 
and make it perfect .

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February is here !
I am a waiting-for-the-perfect-moment 
kind of girl.
that's not an easy way 
of living AT ALL !

and it is not an easy habit to change !

I am working on it however ..............

I am looking forward to SPRING .
I have not been able to garden for
several years now 
but I can move around 
in my house and garden now 
without using crutches
and that brings FREEDOM .

now I must let go 
the habbit of perfect and
enjoy gardening all over again .

Blogging and facebook
meant a lot to me 
in the years behind .
I am so THANKFUL to
all the amazing friends
I found overthere .

Happy february to all of you 

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maandag 19 januari 2015

labyrinth



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labyrinths
offer
the opportunity
to walk
in meditation
to that place
within us 
where
the rational
merges
with the intuitive
and the spiritual 
is reborn 

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donderdag 8 januari 2015

colors



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what ?
lights your fire ?
what inspires you ?

with me it's often 
colors .
the bright colors .



life is about 
using the whole box of crayons


sometimes 
you have to see
people
as a crayon
they may not be your favorite color
but you need them 
to complete the picture



life
isn't about finding yourself
life
is about creating yourself



be happy
be bright
be you



be your own color
no matter what the rest 
of the world looks like



I found I could say
things with color and shapes
that I couldn't say any
other way 
things I had no words for 
georgia o'keeffe




listen
to the colour
of your dreams
the beatles


broken crayons
still color



people show
their true colors
unintentionaly
pay attention

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