Monday, July 25, 2011

Cactus Monday

 The blooms are not spectacular..........
 But the fact that it blooms under my care......

Happy Cactus Monday!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Animal Wednesday / Little swans

 I took these pictures last week but forgot to post them for AW
We have a family of swans living in the moat next to our house.
 Felix and the dogs are waiting at a safe distance
 Here you can see how close they are near the road. 
They are there every day . The road separates the moat in two.
Aren't they just  cute? And aren't swans magical?

I know I have been very quiet lately. I have been so busy ever since last week. Have been to Dar Es Salaam .
After my return we went to a birthday party.
At this location.
Monday I started redecorating Felix' room.
This is the process so far after 2 days work
Felix want his sun and clouds to be painted over. A new school a new room.....

Meanwhile a tree in my garden was taken down and I had to pack for Lars who leaves today for a 3 week trip to Denmark and Sweden. 
My boys are getting big....... :)

So I have been busy.
today I will take a break. I will play tennis and take a nap this afternoon.
Tonight I will have to drive 3 hours to bring Lars to Valkenswaard where he will join the scouts for the world Jamboree. They will travel by bus to Denmark.

Hope everyone is doing fine. And in between all things I have to do I will try to visit your blogs, but I know already I will be busy all summer................... and not with making art or mandalas. After Felix' room we will start a small renovation in the house we will get a new shed (that's why the tree was taken down).

Happy Animal Wednesday♥

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Mandala and Blooming Tuesday

I made this thak you card with the pencils I got from Axelle :)
 Some of the flowers I got...............
 Incredibly Beautiful
 And these orchids are blooming for the second time. A gift from Marja, a long time ago.
 purple and orange/yellow
A mandala bouquet

Thanks for all the congratulations I got on my birthday.
Presents, flowers, congratulations and comments.
Without friends and family a birthday is just a birthday. 
Thanks for making it special for me :)

Happy Blooming Tuesday

Monday, July 11, 2011

Cactus Monday / Cacti in France

 Marja led me to this huge Prickly Pear cactus.
Unfortunately it had bloomed already....
 Beaudor is checking it out

We found these in "les Halles" in Nimes
Wish we had a place like that to shop here.......

Happy Cactus Monday!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Thankful Thursday!

I spend my birthday with my oldest friend Marja (we are friends for over 45 years!) , Ruud, my husband and ..................Mr B!!!!!
This picture is one of the many gifts Marja gave me. The words on the back made me cry.......
My brother collected me from the train after my flight from Calgary.
 We went for lunch with our Mom
 Oops.....self timer disaster.......
Me and my Mom (86 years )
My husband came later that afternoon and brought me loads of presents!
From a dear friend from RI ;) ♥ Lo spoiled me as well.
But the best gift is her friendship

 In the afternoon we went to France. 
 A Chinese patio in the South of France was waiting for me
 A promise for the next day............... :)
 I woke up with this view
 I know the cookies came from this trolley..............
 I am a good doggy..................
 In the picture..........
 In Nimes we found this poster
 And we found the Casa Blanca
 Enlarge to see my age :)
 The 23th Sting will perform in Nimes.......... Too bad I can't be there :(
Well I saw the arena ;)
 Marja, the perfect hostess as ever! She made a delicious fried rice and satay. My favorite;)
See the shirt Robin? I told you it would look gorgeous on her.
 On the patio
 35 degrees............... (95 Fahrenheit)
 Unforgettable sunset.
 Palmtree reflection in the rosé wine
 My sweet guy.............
We have a lift off..........

I had a wonderful birthday!
And all of you made it that special. 
I had lots of birthday wishes here on my blog and on Facebook. 
I was spoiled rotten in France and by my loved ones.
And when I came home more presents were waiting for me from RI and SF!!!!!!
(Thanks a million dear sisters!)
All together made my birthday something unforgettable.

Have been busy preparing for a party I will have Saturday. Bought all the groceries and tomorrow I will spend in the kitchen. Monday I will be back spending more time online.

For now thank you all for all your special wishes and gifts and for making me feel special instead of just old :)


Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July

Today I will return from Calgary and after a short break in Rotterdam, I will fly to Montpellier to celebrate my birthday with Marja and Mr. B in France.

Happy 4th of July to you all.
Will be back later this week. No internet in France....:(