Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Alphabe Thursday.

Unlike most weeks I have only one word for Ms Matlocks class. We study the letter O and I found Organ.
I have some photo’s in a collage of the  wonderful organ in the King’s College Chapel in Cambridge,England. I made these  last year when we visited the beautiful chapel. The organ was built in the 17th century on the choir gate and is decorated with two trumpet blowing angels. The choirgate that separates the choir from the rest of the chapel is beautiful tudor woodwork. Whenever you go to England  visit Cambridge and the King’s college chapel with its stunning fan shaped ceiling and leaded glass windows all around. The worldfamous choir performs every day during service.Top left photo is the chapel, bottom left is the choir.

I will show more photo’s of the chapel in the future.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Wordless Wednesday.

Today I am joining Wordless Wednesday and Outdoor Wednesday,

Since I am not making many outside photo’s in this dreary weather I am using older photo’s today.

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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Blue Monday.

Today I want to show 2 murals. One is on the parking lot of  Royal Delft  Porceleyne Fles and the other one is in  their showroom and made entirely of Delft blue tiles. If you are interested  in all there beautiful work here is the link to the factory.

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I am linking this post to:  The Creative Exchange
                                            Blue Monday
And new to me                 Monday Murals

Have a nice Monday.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Sunday bridges.

This little old bridge is in the city of Schiedam, a little old town near Rotterdam.
There is a lot to tell and show about Schiedam but I will do that some time  in the future.

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Have a nice Sunday.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Walking in Amsterdam.

Today I am entering three memes so I had to find a photo that was good for all three.  I found it.
This is the Raadhuisstraat in Amsterdam centre, very well known and not far away from The Royal Palace.
On the other side of the road is the Westerkerk (Westerchurch) and in one or two windows on the right side of the photo you can see reflections of it. 
We did live in the neighborhood when I had only one baby many many years ago so when we went for a walk we often passed these shops . Nothing really changed here.

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I am linking this post to Weekend Reflections,  :
to  the challenge Walk in The Street,
and to Shadow Shot Sunday 2  ,
Thank you to the hosts.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Skywatch Friday.

  Another skywatch Friday.  Doesn’t time fly.  For more sky photo’s from all over the world go here:

Today I have two sunrise photo’s. One just before the sun was up and the next  one is showing the sun in full glory.
I made these last Monday morning  just before 8 AM.   Maybe you can see   there was a little snow on the roofs.



Happy skywatch Friday.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Alphabe Thursday.

Another week, another letter for Ms Matlocks class. This week we work on the letter N.  I found a lot but I  chose the letters that I have photo’s to go with.
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First N for Napoleon. When in our hotel in Valence  I saw these men that were dressed like Napoleon.
And N for narrow like in narrow canals and stairs and streets and doors.
And N for numbers,
And N for neat like that neat garden.
And N for what´s in a name like Nyman.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

An English country garden.

Yesterday I posted a photo of a lovely garden in England that I made  last year. Some of you wanted to see more of the garden so I have  more photo’s here.

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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Blue Monday

Last year we were in England in a lovely Bed and Breakfast. The lady of the house had a beautiful garden. This was just a little part of  it.


I am linking this post to The Creative Exchange.
Blue Monday.
Monday doorways.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Sunday Bridges.

This is the first time I participate in Sunday Bridges.  This is a photo of the Van Brienenoordbrug in Rotterdam taken from my window.

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Friday, February 17, 2012

Pink Saturday.

Today this post is a  ” Thank You”  post. A thank you to three different blogging friends who sent me presents and all in this Valentine week. I won two beautiful give-aways, wow,   and let me  tell you, I never won anything  in my life before.
So here I have some beautiful virtual pink roses for the ladies. In Holland we always give flowers to say thank you.
You know by now that I love making collages so I made one with these  photo’s.
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And now see what I won. Maggie from that beautiful blog “Normandy Life” sent me the book of my all time favorite TV series “Downton Abbey” .  And it is  beautiful. It is full of photo’s and stories of all the people that play in it. There is so much to read and to see in it, wonderful.
Maggie is an English lady who lives in Normandy, France, in a beautiful old house. Go visit her blog  and see for yourself.

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These ladies are my favorites.

My second gift was from Rocky from “The Rocky mountain woman” . I only know her for a very short time .She has a lovely blog and tells beautiful stories. Here is the link to her blog
And this was her gift. A great  hoodie. I love it because it is nice and warm and it will be nice to wear when we go camping.
The color is black actually .

And then there was a third gift that came today. It was a Valentine’s gift  from my friend June in Idaho. That was such a wonderful surprise. Thank you so much June.
June has the most beautiful blog I have ever seen. It is called Laughing with Angels. If you don’t know June and her blog go visit her. Here is the link
She sent me this box with a gorgeous little heart made by herself , a little paper doily heart, some sweet hearts and a beautiful photocard with roses from her garden.  I never got anything for Valentine so this was  wonderful .

See the tiny little hearts that are on the bottom of the box.

Now a Thank you to Beverly for hosting Pink Saturday again. For more lots of pink go to Beverly’s blog.
Happy pink Saturday,

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Skywatch Friday.

Last Saturday I saw this beautiful sunset. I was a little late to see the whole sun going down but what I saw was of a beautiful red .


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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Alphabe Thursday.


Another week, another letter to study for Miss Matlock’s class. I found Many words like Mail or Message or Memory  ,all words that came in My Mind and More or less had to do with Me. What I like Most is being a Mother.

But I found More words and I Made a Mosiac out of them.

Here they are :  Mary or Maria that also is My name and

Mill and Marriage or like  Mediaevel.



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I want to thank Rocky Williams, The Rocky Mountainwoman for her wonderful gift. I won her giveaway , a great warm hoodie jacket in black. I am really happy with it as I was looking for such a jacket for quite some time . It is just the right size too. Rocky has a great blog , go look for yourself.

This must be my lucky week as I won another give-away  from Maggie, The Downton Abbey book. Maggie is the owner of the lovely blog Normandy Life. I  will tell more about it when the book arrives later in the week. I am so excited as Downton Abbey is my favorite television series.

Have a nice week, Riet

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Outdoor and watery Wednesday.

After all that snow and ice for the last few weeks I thought it would be nice to pretend that winter is over and we are back in spring or even summer. So I have some nice summery photo´s here.

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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Mosaic and Blue Monday.

Mosaic Monday is hosted by Mary from “The little red house”
Blue Monday is hosted by Sally from “Smiling Sally”

I made two mosaics of a few winter photo’s. We have had lots of snow and ice here.  Real winter weather. Beautiful to go for walks as long as the sun was shining. And for iceskating, something everybody loves here in Holland.


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Have a happy Monday .

Friday, February 10, 2012

Pink Saturday.

Pink Saturday is hosted ,  like every week,  by Beverly from “How sweet the sound”

My pink contribution for this week is Pink roses. Beverly asked : Valentine , this week so here I have Pink for  pink Saturday  and  roses for Valentine.
Every woman loves pink roses, right?
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For more lots of pink go to Beverly’s blog :
Happy pink Saturday.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Skywatch Friday.


Today I have another sunset and sunrise. The sunset was last Sunday around 5.30 PM .



And this sunrise was Monday morning around 8 AM.




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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Alphabe Thursday.


This week it is the letter L to study for Ms Matlocks class.

There are plenty of L words like lion, or letter or lemon and lots more .

I have 4 more L words and I chose photo’s to go with them.

Here they are :

L for Lavender, look at these beautiful fields

L for Legs, ma horse says to baby horse use your legs and walk.

L for Light, beautiful light shining on the sea

L for Love, nothing says more LOVE than a red velvet rose. Right?




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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Outdoor Wednesday.

Going through my files I found these photo’s I made in April last year.
I went to the weekly market to buy food. Don’t think I showed these photo’s before.
Do you go to a market?
Vegetables and potatoes.

All sorts of fish.

cookies, popcorn,

Many different cheeses,


underwear, nighties,

cookies, cakes, bread.

Outdoor Wednesday is hosted by Susan from A southern Daydreamer.
Thank you Susan.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Our world Tuesday.

Most people by now know we have WINTER here. It is cold, very cold.
I want to show you two photo’s here that I took out of my windows on the 12th floor. Snow, and ice. We have lots of ice and all the kids love it. They play with there sleighs or they are iceskating on frozen little pools or streams  together or with their parents who also all do skate.. This is all typical Dutch wintertime joy and passtime. It is so much fun.

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Sunday, February 5, 2012

Mosaic and blue Monday.

We have winter here . The coldest in more than 25 years.  We had  one day of snow but it is only freezing  now.. The temperature during the night goes down till at least -15 * Celsius and during the day it will be about
- 6*. So very cold. Most little streams, canals and many lakes are frozen. It is wonderful for people who love to skate and for the children of course. Most kids do skate so they are having a great time.
As for me, I stay inside as much as possible. I made a mosaic of photo’s I made yesterday just here around our building.

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Mosaic Monday is hosted by Mary from : “The little red house”  :
Blue Monday is hosted by Sally from “Smiling Sally”
Have a happy Monday.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Pink Saturday.

Pink Saturday is hosted by Beverly from”How sweet the sound”

This week I bought these pink tulips for myself.  Couldn’t resist that pink.   So right for pink Saturday. Aren´t the beautiful?

For more pink posts from all over go to Beverly’s blog :
Happy pink Saturday

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Skywatch Friday.

This morning just before eight I saw this beautiful sky. Good for Skywatch Friday don’t you think?

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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Alphabe Thursday.

Alphabe Thursday is hosted by Ms Jenny Matlock. This week we study the letter K.


Today my letter K goes for KEUKENHOF. It is the largest flower garden in the world and famous for its spring bulb displays.There are over 7 million flower bulbs planted anually.  Also in the park are  about 150 sculptures   made by local and foreign artists.

We visited the Keukenhof last year and the year before last. The first time we went in March and these photo’s were taken then. There were not so many flowers like tulips out in the gardens as it was still cold. So most of my photo’s here I took in the glass houses, like the orchids and the hyacinths amongst many other sorts. And of course there were tulips and daffodils inside  too.

If ever you can visit Holland come in spring so you can see the Keukenhof. It is something you will never forget. I am definitely going again this year.


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