We’ve been to Zeeland on holiday many times as a family when I was young. I loved it there. The sea, the beach, the landscape.

A few years ago we went back.  Again I loved it. I’m sure we’ll be back again in the years to come. Not sure when, but we’ll go back.

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A few weeks ago we had the chance to look around a building site nearby. I took a lot of photos and promptly forgot about them. But when I saw the weekly photo challenge I remembered them again.

So Many Books

Many of you will know books are a great love of mine. I can’t get enough of them. I love books, the more the better.

One of my hobbies is reading, another is BookCrossing. BookCrossing is a site where I have registered more than 700 books to this date. The idea is to read (if I like them) and release those books. So people can find them and read them. And later hopefully release them again for the next reader.

I’ve been a BC member for 4 and a half years and I love it. I had heard of it before, but never gotten around to try to find the site.
But one day, when I was at work I found a book. I remember clearly I saw it, but couldn’t stop at that particular time. I hoped it’d still be on that bench by the time I got back. And it was.
From that day I was hooked. The idea of releasing books and reading people’s notes is so rewarding. People are mostly very happy when they find a book.

If you like a book, let it go!

The first few books I released were from my own bookshelves. Books I had read, books I didn’t particularly like and books I bought from a charity shop. The first box was from CreativeChaos. After that I’ve been getting boxes from anywhere and everywhere. I’ve got friends, family, colleagues, even complete strangers giving me (boxes of) books. Just because they like the idea of BookCrossing.

In the 4 and a half years on the site I’ve been fairly active. I released hundreds of books, I’ve registered hundreds more. I’ve read more books than I ever could’ve dreamed. And I’ve met some wonderful and generous people. Many of them I call my friends. I hope to be part of this community for a long time!

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My father in law made this photo yesterday. I think it’s a lucky shot!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Fresh

You really can’t get much fresher produce then the produce from your own garden. I have posted lots of pictures of the garden before, so check those out too.

These are some new ones:

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Pattern


Our street borders onto the fields. This is how the fields look right now. The dandelions are really starting to take over. And, in the process my garden is full of them too. I just mow over them to prevent them from spreading too much. But I love the view right now.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Culture

I’ve wrote about kaatsen before. Kaatsen is our national (Frisian) sport. The biggest event on the Kaats calender is the PC (Permanente Commissie, which means standing committee). It is held in Franeker, or Frjentsjer in Frisian.

(text is in Frisian, sorry)

Photos are not my own, but are from Sicco2007.
For more information on Keatsen, please visit PC Franeker or Wikipedia.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Forward


You may find this a strange picture for this weeks’ challenge, but let me explain.

We’ve moved house in October 2011. We had 2 rooms ready. The living room (wallpapered and flooring down) and one of the bedrooms (wallpapered and flooring down). We had bare concrete floors in the kitchen (open plan to the living room) and the hallway. The landing and the other two bedrooms had bare concrete floors and no wallpaper on the walls.

Since then we’ve managed to lay tiles in the kitchen and hallway, wallpapered one other bedroom, laid laminate flooring in that same bedroom, wallpapered the hallway and the landing plus the walls next to the stairs.
Last Wednesday we’ve started attaching the skirtingboards to the walls of the livingroom. I wanted to do this for ages, but since there’s still so much work to do, we hadn’t had time to do this. We haven’t finished yet. There’s one more wall to do, but most of it is (finally) done. And I’m so happy with it. It looks great!

So that’s why this photo say forward to me. Forward, progress, making the home we bought ours. Step by step, little by little.

For any of you wondering, the laminate flooring and skirtingboard is Balterio AUTHENTIC STYLE PLUS Olive 539.

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