Saturday, December 31, 2011

Last Post of the Year..............


The day after Christmas I flew to Havana.
One of our new destinations , so it was my first  visit.
When you like old cars and buildings is is the place to be.
I didn't like the poor dogs in the street and horses which were skin and bones that had to ride tourists through the town. Can't believe people would step in a carriage like that.
I just don't like it to  see animals treated badly.
I bought dog food for the dogs but most of them they didn't know what it was.
I saw the town took a lot of pictures and enjoyed the last sunshine of this year.
No (real) internet there so all in all I am happy to be back home to celebrate New Years Eve with my family and pets.

Lars returned home because he changed his mind . He wanted to celebrate tonight with his family instead of with his friends who were busy with fireworks all the time.
I am happy we are all together tonight and I am home so I can keep an eye on my deer and the other furry ones.
To be quite honest I don't like this last day of the year that much.
The best thing is the champagne ;)

I am wishing you a wonderful evening.
Have fun and be safe.
See you all next year.

Wishing you a new year filled with love, happiness, health, friends and creativity.
Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas.....

We just unpacked our gifts and  I am such a lucky one........
I really am enjoying this Christmas but at the same time I realize that a lot of my friends are  pain.
Some are lonely 
Some are grieving
Some are battling a terrible disease
Some are working their butt off
Some are trying to keep their head above water
Some  are just too busy to enjoy this season
Some are missing their beloved pets or loved ones

I just want to let you know
That if you enjoying the Holidays I am happy for you!
But know when you are one of the above , I mentioned in the list, you are in my heart and thoughts.
I love you and how I wish I  lived closer to come and hug you personally!
But for now all of you have to do with a virtual heartfelt HUG.
Hope that everyone will feel a sense of light and love!

Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Coloring page

 A Christmas coloring page for you.
Just click, save and print.

Friday, December 16, 2011

A colorful home..................part II

In march 2008 I posted this picture of a colorful  home
Not knowing who took it or where it was . I just found it on the internet.
This morning I got a mail from the artist who lived here.
His name is Geert Limburg and you can see more of his work here.

(picture by Geert Limburg)

I found out that he lived very close to were I lived when I first moved out in 1984. I lived in the Schutterstraat (Rotterdam Crooswijk) for a couple of years just a few blocks from where this picture was taken.
In the picture you can see the street name Boezemlaan . My mom was nursed there in a center for Tuberculosis when she was in her twenties.
Both the hospital barracks and the colorful house (more pictures here) are torn down.

Because of his e-mail I did some web surfing and took a little stroll on Memory Lane as well.
Thanks Geert :)

(my first home in the Schuttersstraat # 7)

My town: Rotterdam  (seen from the Maasboulevard)

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Animal Wednesday / Singapore

I had to take Felix to the Raffles hotel

and enjoy a Singapore Sling in the writers bar (Long bar)
 Felix had a virgin ;)
Look who wanted to sip as well.....
Loved these fans waving simultaniously
And now for Animal Wednesday: look who were above our heads in the bar
Later on we met this one, they had elephants all over Singapore
Saw the Merlion (half fish half lion) at Marina bay
And Felix spotted his favorite dog: a Chihuahua (or shall I say an Emma as Felix always calls them)
Of course he had to pet her
And she seemed to like him
It was mutual
Another beautiful elephant at Orchard Road
A white peacock at Sentosa Island
another Merlion
Almost scary.............
Tiger Balm garden
Felix is born in the year of the tiger, so what could be more perfect?
Flying horses
This one reminded me of a very dear friend :)
Turtles in the Chinese garden

I thought this was a lizard until he flew away.............maybe I need new glasses........

Happy Animal Wednesday!