zaterdag 21 juni 2014

sea sand and seashells summer



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

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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


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


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

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happy summer to all of you



zondag 8 juni 2014

an-everyday-sort-of-magic



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"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 

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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 .

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zaterdag 31 mei 2014

silver lining



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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
and
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
WHICH THEY ARE OF COURSE
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 
LOVE
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.

SO


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maandag 26 mei 2014

celebration



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my granddaugther 
E V A
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 
SECRET 
what could be inside ?
and if empty....
what could I hide in it ?

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

I used to ( and still do )
wish 
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 

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maandag 19 mei 2014

organizing



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ORGANIZING
IS
WHAT YOU DO
BEFORE
YOU DO
SOMETHING
SO
THAT
WHEN YOU DO IT
IT IS 
NOT ALL
MIXED UP 

A.A.MILNE

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sometimes
I think I could
open a store
with all the boxes
and crates and baskets 
I collected .....

so .....I am still
organising
and sometimes
I feel like shopping
in my own 
stock .

having a good time !

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dinsdag 13 mei 2014

musing with a mug .........


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how
do you
enjoy
your
cup
of
tea/coffee ?
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I am a musing kind of drinker.
I love to drink my coffee 
and muse .....
take a nip and ........
enjoy.....






it depends on my mood
which mug or cup I choose.......


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having coffee 
with a friend
is another story
enjoying the friendship
looking forward to
the togetherness
the sharing
the happiness
defines the choise of the mug/cup


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having coffee/tea with
my family 
is always special....
they all enjoy drinking coffee now 


they all have their
own/favorite mug .

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when I was a kindergarten-teacher
I always bought a new mug
for the new schoolyear .

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I still can be very happy
when I find a new mug 
that makes me smile

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sitting and musing with a warm mug in my hands
I just love that 

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maandag 5 mei 2014

MAY 5 BEVRIJDINGSDAG - LIBERATION DAY


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Yesterday we had 
REMEMBRANCE DAY

there was a documentary on tv
about 
THE LINE OUTSIDE
THE MUSEUM
OF ANNE FRANK .

there is always a very long line
and people are standing and waiting
outside for HOURS .
Summer or Winter
Sunshine or rain ( with umbrella's )
and
they come from
ALL OVER THE WORLD

of course I know the book
here in Holland
because she lived in AMSTERDAM
I had NO IDEA
the book and the story
are so famous all over the world

the documentary 
was about the people in the line
THEIR STORIES
about WHY they were there/here
in this line
waiting to visit the museum

very very impressing



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and today
we celebrate
liberation day
the sun is shining 
we are free

I wish Anne is too 

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