woensdag 29 september 2010

tomorrow tomorrow

I will return
to the island where my parents lived
and my sisters still live
with their families
My sister Marleen is having her birthday tomorrow.
She lives in Haamstede
on the island Schouwen Duiveland
The most beautiful beach of Holland
overthere .
How I miss all of that
living in the very big city of Rotterdam !
It's another world
so I'm looking forward
to be there

zondag 26 september 2010


In the middle of difficulty
lies opportunity.
Albert Einstein

zaterdag 25 september 2010


my birth-day is in november
years ago I wanted to change the traditional way of celebrating
so I invited my (girl)friends
for a special sunday-afternoon-celebration
made invitations
and asked for their support
to join me
I came with a theme
and asked them to share with me
and all the others
their thoughts and experiences .
telling about it , talking about it
listening to eachother
made it SO MUCH MORE
for all of us .
Now we ALL look forward
to the next
Some of them only meet on my party
and some of them became friends too.
This weekend
the invitations must be posted
so "the girls" have time
to think about my question / the theme
What to tell ? to share ?
Wish I could invite you all !

donderdag 23 september 2010


my birthday.
I asked for a new watch !
mine is so old I don't even remember when I got it .
So now I'm looking
to know what I like
new times are coming soon.

maandag 20 september 2010


Do I love my fountain-pen !
and writing with it ....

zaterdag 18 september 2010

Wishing you

The primary and most beautiful
of Nature's qualities is ...motion .
Marquis de Sade
The natural world teaches us the power of change.
As seasons shift , I see the purpose and beauty of life's cyclicality.
I see the promise of spring ,
the ripening of summer,
the bounty of harvest and
the mysterious containment of winter.
All seasons work for the good.
So it is , too , with the changing cycles of my life
As I surrender to the wishdom of a higher plan ,
I discouver in all circumstances the opportunity
for growth and expansion.
There is no season in my life
that is without worth.
There is no season in my life
that does not unfold my highest good.
Challenged by difficult times,
I consciously choose
to affirm the goodness of life's timing.
I commit myself
to actively seeking
the benefit
hidden in adversity,
the wishdom inherent in all timing.
From my new book
Prayers to the Great Creator
By Julia Cameron.
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.

donderdag 16 september 2010

in love

My daughter is IN LOVE ...
and He is coming to dinner next saterday !
She never was ... like this .....
So .... we have to do our BEST .......
All the children will be there
to meet HIM .
Meeting some-one for the very first time
the first impression ...
I look forward to meet him !

dinsdag 14 september 2010

work with your heart

I am so blessed
to have the most inspiring work .
Filled with joy and challenge .........
Every new day is full of surprises
To be able to see the world
through the eyes of little children.
I am so blessed
hope you are too

maandag 13 september 2010


of nature
every flower is a soul blossoming in nature
gerard de nerval.

zaterdag 11 september 2010

* * By surprise * *

So so beautiful .
You have to take a look
and order !
Anna from lillalotta made all these beauties and many more .
Just think what you can do with them
and how many smiles that will bring to many many more .
Have an inspiring weekend

vrijdag 10 september 2010

long time ago

A long time ago
I quit being a teacher
to be a mother.
This teapot was a gift
from my colleagues.
I still cherish my beauty
and remember how
overjoyed I was
to be a mother
and still am
every day

dinsdag 7 september 2010

see through the eyes of small children

To see through the eyes of small children
brings so many many miracles .....
This beauty waited from last year to be found
and show us one of the secrets of autumn .
Hope autumn has many surprises for you to be found !

maandag 6 september 2010

Wouldn't it be nice...........

Wouldn't it be surprisingly nice
if we could have tea together ?
Blogfriends as we are
* all over the world *
we must be satisfied with the pictures .
These sweeties are for

zondag 5 september 2010

Having tea with a friend can be so inspiring.
The meeting of two personalities
is like the contact of
two chemical substances :
if there is any reaction ,
both are transformed.
C. G. Jung
It also was a lot of fun !

vrijdag 3 september 2010

love roses


donderdag 2 september 2010

surprise !



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