januari 28, 2009

Yesterday evening we celebrated my birthday, by going to the restaurant kwiezien where Willem and Jaap both work as…. dishwashers.


They had bragged about the food, and indeed the chocolate cake they had commissioned for our christmas dinner was one of the best I have ever tasted.

It was a very enjoyable evening. The food was really great, can’t wait to go again.  I said I wanted to unpack one present after each course,

I really enjoyed my beautiful earrings from Kier, thank you Adri for picking out these, The cookery book by Jaap. Well by Gordon Ramsey actually, fast food, we all decided we could try out these recipes, Hope that will work out. My favourite bath scents from Willem.

kadootjeAnd….he could hardly wait to give it….no Adri ,not untill the next course, A beautiful watch from hubbie.I said there is no place on earth I’d rather be then right here right now with you all. I said it in Dutch though,sounds less dramatic. But I ment it.

So glad we decided not to do the party for family(mostly) and friends at the day itself . I was really tired, had spent the whole day at home working behind the computer for school, (and writing this blog as well)

There was quite a bit of surprise when I said the party would be exactly one month later at the end of the spring holiday and incidentally on the day of my fathers birthday. Had he lived he would have been 91. Well sorry guys you will just have to wait a bit and then I can enjoy that party as well.


Hello world!

januari 26, 2009

Well hello world,

Ont the eve of my 49th birthday I am starting this blog. 50 would have been a neater number I know. But there it is 49.

Hopefully this will be the year in which I will find my balance, or accept both my dark chaotic, unfriendly side and the happy caring creative part.

Ideally this blog should have two columns, that I could write  simultaneously.  One on a light background and one for the darker version.

That would keep the two nicely seperated, all I would have to do is choose what would go into which column.

de munt dordrecht

de munt dordrecht

Well for starters,

Yesterday I, We carried out one of my New Years resolutions


I chose a walking guide as christmas present from my boss, they let you choose from a guide of presents these days.

The first walk was (just ) 6 kometres in the old city of Dordrecht, also the hometown of my husband’s father.

Hoe dichter bij dordt

Adri decided to join me, which was nice of him since he is not the walking type. So we had a nice stroll, ambling around Dordrecht walking and watching and chatting how it would be to live here, Such a change from the suburb we live in which is not modern but definitely not old and quaint and picturesque.


We both said we were ready after about twenty years in this house and this neighbourhood for something else. The thought of moving and doing renovations again now we have almost finished here is quite dauniting, not to mention the prospect of finding another job.

Well actually the prospect of finding another job I quite welcome. Just need some more energy, but let’s not get into that now but later.

For now it was a good afternoon,even when we found back at the car that the batteries had run out, luckily a polish chap came to the rescue and we were off home to our three boys.