donderdag 20 december 2007


To have an intense colour or slight shine. Find 'glow' in your space today:

No words needed (seen on Francine's blog)

dinsdag 18 december 2007

To be successful or victorious. Show us 'win' in your space.

This picure is taken a while ago when the soccerteam of my youngest won their first tournament.

Hard, brittle and transparent. Find 'glass' in your space today.

My little collection of glassy things.

maandag 17 december 2007


A sliding storage compartment. Find 'drawer' in your space today.

Our kitchendrawers.....

vrijdag 14 december 2007


A pool of liquid, most often found in the UK (tee hee). Have you got a puddle?

Mostly lots of puddles here too, in Holland, but not today. It's freezing outside! So this puddle-picture is from a while ago...... The only one I could find.

woensdag 12 december 2007


A soft toy bear, i know you all have at least one in your space :)

In my space there aren't that many teddy's, but I found this one. It's Balou the bear from Jungle Book.

In a national grocerystore here in Holland, you could save stamps (yes, I know, typical Dutch). When you had enough stamps you could pick a figure from Jungle Book. Here we have Balou, King Louie and Bagheera.....


Two pieces of string to assist in the fastening of shoes and clothing. Have you got some laces in your space?

The first ones I saw were these indoorsoccershoes from my youngest son.

maandag 10 december 2007


When a frost forms on surfaces. Show us 'frosty' in your space today.

The whether isn't that cold that there is any frost. So... difficult word today. Luckely I found this little plat my mother gave to me. The surface looks like it is frozen (I think).

vrijdag 7 december 2007


This is a bit hard to define, huh? Can you find a celebration in your space?
Dec 5th we celebrated the birthday of Sinterklaas. On his birthday he visits children to give them presents (kinda like Santa Claus). The picture shows Sinterklaas and his helpers (Zwarte Pieten) when they arrived at school.

woensdag 5 december 2007


You can't tell me you haven't had a sneaky one yet? Show me a card from your dandy space!

This one I made a week ago during our cropmorning. I think making cards isn't my thing, but this one turned out nice........

Chilly and Christmas

Come on, we all have a hint of it somehwere in our space - right?

Not very much "christmas" here. Today it's Sinterklaas-Day. In Holland most people wait with their Christmas-things until this day is over. So after Dec. 5th Christmas may enter the houses.

These ornaments were made by my scrap-friends. They are made form chipboard and we did a swap with in. This ones I liked so much that I left them hanging in a little corner of the licing room all year long...... This year we do it again. Mine are finished.....

Brrrrr - so feeling it here. Have you chilliness in your space?

Shawl and gloves waiting to be used........

maandag 3 december 2007


This time of year calls for December environments - cosy being one of them. Find cosy in your space. The rest of the week will focus on these words: chilly, christmas, card, celebrate (all "C's" too!)

This is very cosy to me. A little spot in the livingroom, few items of the season, a few candles......
In a coiuple of days it will change into Christmas-things........

vrijdag 30 november 2007


The last week of textures

Tissues are the best when they are strong and SOFT.

donderdag 29 november 2007


Bristles or spikey textures ain't always a nice feeling - but we all have them in our space. Show us yours.

This "thing" is standing at our frontdoor. My dad made it for us. You can use it to brush off the dirt or mud from your shoes before going inside.


Lots of us have a super smooth surface in our space, question is - where's yours?

Today in the newspaper:

An article about smoothies....

And in my fridge.......

woensdag 28 november 2007

I'm back!

At last our PC is restored. The hard disc crashed about a week ago and the hard disc had to be send to HP. Luckely it's back and I can join you again.

I did a bit of catching up!
Oh yeah, can identify with that. That's why Im late with this post - not well, UGH!Have you got a bit of rough in your space?

Starting a week of Textures, go and find something wet in your space.
To feel a need to drink something. Find 'thirsty' in your space today.
A rough texture on wood or stone. Find 'grain' in your space today.

A narrow passageway between or behind houses. Show us an 'alley' in your space today.
To cut quickly. How us 'snip in your space

maandag 12 november 2007


Not quite or very nearly, show us 'almost' in your space.

It's almost Sinterklaas. Doesn't say much, I think, to you all. Here in Holland it is a tradition.

December 5th is the birthday of Sinterklaas and at that date he gives presents to all the little children........

This year he arrives on his steamship with his Zwarte Pieten on November 17th. From this day till december 5th children may put their shoe before the fire-place (or somewhere else). In our case they used to set there shoe at the frontdoor so he can put toys or goodies in the shoes. You can leave something in your shoe for Sinterklaas's horse and maybe you'll get something big........ You have to leave your whishlist too, so he knows what to buy for you.

I'll hope you will understand this is kinda like Santa Claus....... parents buy toys for their children pretending it to be from Sinterklaas. Elderly children doesn't believe this anymore but the little children are very into Sinterklaas.

vrijdag 9 november 2007


A feeling you get when something unexpected happens. Can you find it through your lens?

I had so many plans today: doing laundry, ironing, getting groceries, a bit of housekeeping. And then my mum called: if I wanted to go shopping for a new couch.......( Sigh........ difficult decision..... NOT...........)

Need I say more.......(my daily routine was completely disturbed)

This one did she choose..........

Just 12 weeks of waiting ahead..........

donderdag 8 november 2007


Whether the word anxious defines that you are worried or eager, try and capture this through your lens and your imagination.


to know what they want for Christmas.......................

woensdag 7 november 2007


This is something we can be almost everyday. But can you capture confused through your lens?

I'm confused every morning.....
What shall I wear today?

dinsdag 6 november 2007


One of the most happiest of emotions. Whats exciting through your lens?

They're building a new school. All the children (and parents, teachers) are very excited. After many years of talking about it, it's finally gonna happen.

This is how the building site looks right now......

The school will be finished june 2008.

maandag 5 november 2007


This week we are going to focus on emotions. We prompt you with one word and you translate it the best you can through your lens. Try hard as you can not to use a human face to reflect that emotion. For instance - Sad. A dying plant, a messy corner, mucky windows (we all have them at one point!)

Two pictures of me today. The first one I made a few days ago, while walking through our neighbourhood. The curling brown leaves touched me and I had to make a photo of them...

The other picture is a real sad one. It shows a broken cashregister (if that's the right word?) Last weekend there was a burglary at the place where I work. They forced their way in by cracking a window and they've broken 2 closets. In one of them stood this cashregister. They opened it with a knife and took all the money. The black spots on it is the powder the police uses to take fingerprints. I think we never see the money again. Truly SAD!!!

zondag 4 november 2007

Tagged again

I've been tagged by Rachael, Veerle, Angela and skotasma. They asked me to write down some strange things about myself.

I did this tag about a year ago and things haven't been changed that much. It belongs to me, I think.

These are the rules:
1. Link to your tagger and post these rules.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself: some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them).
4. Let them know they've been tagged by leaving a comment at their blogs.

Here it goes.....

1. I have, apparently implanted in me, batteries. Every time, for instance at a crop, when we make the same thing I always am the first one to finish a step. I have to wait for the others to finish their work before we can go to the next step. They say: "Excuse me, are you having new batteries installed?.......... This doesn't happen only then, but also on other occasions. Then I say "Yes, just have new Duracells" or "I just have recharged them".

2. I can't say NO. I try to, but I just can't.

3. I keep a weblog..... Not strange to you all, because you do so yourself, but a lot of people in my surroundings think that's a strange thing to do. I'll always have to laugh because my husband says: "It's a good thing, because now I know what's on your mind".

4. I'm into scrapbooking. Another strange thing to my family and friends. They all think it's great, but why don't I just glue the picture's in an album like everyone else does?

5. When I see a picture of myself I always think it's stupid....... A lot of you think that too from yourselves, but in my case it's true...... It's because I have a lazy eye (don't know if that the right word in English??). That eye always looks silly on pictures. And that's what I see when I see pictures of myself. That´s why the picture on my profile (in the right corner of this blog) is a good one. My lazy eye is hidden behind the camera. Pictures of me wearing my sunglasses are okay too.

6. I always carry my camera with me. Wherever I go, it´s in my bag.

7. I work as a volunteer at the speelotheek (like a library but you can borrow toys instead of books). Some people think that´s strange. Why should you work for free..... Who does that......... I do, and I like it.....

Okay, enough for me now. You all know the strange things about me.

Because so many people did this tag already it´s hard to find someone who hasn´t done this tag. Therefore........ feel free to do this yourself if you haven´t been tagged..... Leave me a comment and I will peek at your blog to see the strange things about you. Have fun!

vrijdag 2 november 2007


Is there a little corner tucked away for your escape? Do you have a favourite plant or some garden furniture that you are fond of? Share with us you favourite garden shot.

We don't have a very big garden........ This little seat is staying at the back door, the whole year around. So every time the sun is shing, even early spring, it's so nice to sit here.

When we have guests i'll put a few chairs with it and we sit here. When we have a lot of guests we set everything on the other side of the garden. We have a little terrace there...... Now it's empty because all the chairs and the table are in the shed.........

This is my favourite tree

When it's in bloom it hangs over the terrace and the flowers smell so nice.....

donderdag 1 november 2007


Inside or out - what is your fridge like? What does it say about you? Show us!

What does it say about me..... Well, it looks like I've been doing grocery shopping yesterday.

A little peek on the outside....

and on the inside......

woensdag 31 oktober 2007

Favourite drawer

Have you a favourite drawer - be it messy or tidy? I have lots of the two! So show us xx
I will show you two of the drawer in our space. One, upstairs, filled with my favo cd's and the other one, in the kitchen, filled with baking supplies.

dinsdag 30 oktober 2007


Do you have a fave spot or piece of furniture in your bedroom? Show us what you got!

This is the favourite thing in my bedroom. My little collection of perfumes.....

maandag 29 oktober 2007

Favourite window and bathroom-thing

Choose your favourite window in your house. Show the whole window, the curtains and window decoration.

One of my windows...... We have two of this.......
The close-up pictures show the vase with autumn-decorations and the balls with autumndecorations that are hanging from the ceiling.

This is a "favourite'' part of our bathroom. The bathroom isn't exactly a beautiful room, it's small and a bit '80's........ In the closet there is this little basket. We keep our washing-gloves in there, so they don't end up all over the bathroom.

donderdag 25 oktober 2007

Secret Santa Swap

For those of you who wants to play along....

Check this thread on the forum

Favourite spot hallway

What hidden treasure or favourite spot do you just LOVE about your hallway?

I love this spot right beside the staircase. Every time I go upstairs I see these pictures hanging there. Every now and then I change the photo's in the frame's.

woensdag 24 oktober 2007

Favourite spot

This next week will see us finding those little spots around our home that we just love. It might be a corner of a cabinet or it might be a little trinket in a certain room. Today I would like you all to find your favourite spot/piece in your lounge.

This is my favourtite spot. I sit here to drink coffee, to watch tv, to read, to puzzle, to help the kids with homework etc.

Right above the couch is a painting given to us by my grandmother. We got the painting as a weddinggift. The mill on the picture is the mill in the village I lived before I got married. My grandmother died 9 years ago but the painting is still a very special thing to me......

dinsdag 23 oktober 2007


Not essentially last in the rainbow (like Violet is) but its a shade of Indigo and that would be just too boring. I know you can find us some pink.

Not much pink in our household (with 3 men and 1 woman) but I managed to found this moneybox.......

and when I looked into our garden I've noticed this hydrangea that is still blooming with one pink flower........

zondag 21 oktober 2007


Today's word (following the rainbow) is Indigo......

Difficult because what shade of blue/purple is indigo. I hope this photo is indigo... In my eyes it is.....

Show off Sunday

And it's show off sunday again.....

A real autumn-like picture, isn't it. It one of the first photo's made with my new camera.
I love it to make pictures that close to an object......