donderdag 31 december 2015

Thursday Challenge; Beverage week 2

Week 2 of the Thursday Challenge about "BEVERAGE - 2 week theme" (Coffee Maker, Cafe, Tea, Water, Glass, Wine Glass, Cup,... )

 I got this mug with my favourite actor Benedict Cumberbatch on it this week from a friend from Berlin. Very happy with it too! :)

Wishing everyone a very Happy 2016!

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donderdag 24 december 2015

Thursday Challenge; Beverage

It's a 2 week theme this Thursday Challenge and it is about; "BEVERAGE - 2 week theme" (Coffee Maker, Cafe, Tea, Water, Glass, Wine Glass, Cup,... )

my daily mug of Almond Milk 

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donderdag 17 december 2015

Thursday Challenge; Glass

The Thursday Challenge this week is about; GLASS (Bottle, Container, Window, Mirror, Broken, Shattered,...)

Older buildings mirrored in the modern glass buildings across the street. 

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donderdag 10 december 2015

Thursday Challenge; White

Today's Thursday Challenge is about WHITE (Snow, Sand, Clouds, High Key Photo, Overexposed,...)

This was in February 2013

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donderdag 3 december 2015

Thursday Challenge; Powerful

The Thursday Challenge this week is about POWERFUL (Storm, Ocean Waves, Animals, Muscular, Ideas, Car, Truck,...)

Ganesha in my garden 

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donderdag 26 november 2015

donderdag 19 november 2015

Thursday Challenge; Warm

The Thursday Challenge this week is;
WARM (Weather, Sunlight, Colors, Clothing, Smile,...)

 When I think of 'warm' I think immediately of my mum and my sis...
It doesn't get any warmer than this...❤❤

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donderdag 12 november 2015

Thursday Challenge; Curves

The Thursday Challenge of today is about CURVES (Undulating Hills, Winding Roads, Circles, Spheres, Twisted,...)

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donderdag 5 november 2015

Thursday Challenge; Treats

For this Thursday Challenge the theme is; TREATS (Candy, Chocolate Bar, Cake, Pie, Ice Cream, Comfort Food,...)


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woensdag 4 november 2015

A day in Amsterdam

Last week we had a week off and went a day to the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam. Unfortunattely we weren't allowed to take pictures there (probably because they wanted to sell books, in any other museum you may take photos). There also was a exhibition of some of Munch's works. It was a lovely autumn day and we were there early which was a good thing since it was very crowded when we left.
We also went to the Vondelpark which was gorgeous with all the beautiful autumn colours.

Here are some of the Amsterdam photos;

 Heron wanting food

 People enjoying the lovely autumn weather


 Vondelpark in autumn colours


 beautiful houses with autumn colours

 watercycling on the canal


 one of the canals

A hungry pigeon

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vrijdag 30 oktober 2015

Thursday Challenge; Plants

As I was away yesterday, it's technically a Friday Challenge for me but here's my entry for yesterday's Thursday Challenge; "PLANTS" (Indoor, Outdoor, Garden, Vines, Trees,...)

 Chinese Lanternplant in summer and autumn

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donderdag 22 oktober 2015

Thursday Challenge; Cooking

Today the Thursday Challenge is all about "COOKING" (Meal, Grilling, Roasting, Boiling, Oven, Fire, Steak, Cake, Pie,...)

I don't like cooking a lot, but baking on the other hand....

Homemade Appelbollen (apple balls) and Applepie

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donderdag 15 oktober 2015

Thursday Challenge; Orange

This week's Thursay Challenge is all about; ORANGE (Fruit, Vegetables, Flowers, Signs, Clothing, Vehicles,...)

The lion is the symbol of the Netherlands. It's also the symbol of our Dutch football team. Orange is the last name of our King 'of Orange Nassau' so we use an orange lion as a symbol a lot, especially for football. This particular lion is from a few years ago when the Netherlands were a 'bit' more succesful. Now that they're not going through to the EK it's an economical disaster for a lot of businesses.  

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donderdag 8 oktober 2015

Thursday Challenge; Car

Today's Thursday Challenge is about my least favourite subject;
"CAR" (Old, New, Fast, Efficient, Limousine, Jalopy, Taxi,...)

We don't have one anymore and I don't have a drivers licence, I don't have much with cars... But I do have some photos in my archive from holidays when my kids asked me to take a picture of a 'cool' car... ;)

 France, Loire 2011

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donderdag 1 oktober 2015

Thursday Challenge; Night

The Thursday Challenge of today is about; NIGHT (Dark, Low Light, Twilight, Evening, Shadows, Long Exposure, City Lights,...)

 Eilean Donan Castle Scotland 

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donderdag 24 september 2015

Thursday Challenge; Sun

Today's Thursday Challenge is about "SUN" (Sunny, Sunlight, Sunrise, Sunset, Sun Tan, Freckles,...)

 Autumn walk yesterday morning

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donderdag 17 september 2015

Thursday Challenge; Clothes

This Thursday Challenge is all about CLOTHES (Dress, Suit, Socks, Colourful Fabrics,...)

Pictures taken in 2009 in the Hermitage in Amsterdam Exhibition: at the Russian court;

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donderdag 10 september 2015

Thursday Challenge; Tranquil

Today's Thursday Challenge brings us TRANQUIL (Calm, Peaceful, Still, Relaxing, Calm Waters, Peaceful Scenes, Relaxing Colors,...)

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maandag 7 september 2015

A day at the sea

It was a long time since I had been at the seaside. When we went to the Dutch coast last week it was a windy day with lots of clouds, just the way I like it. It had been a warm couple of days so the water was just right for just paddling. Which I did of course! I now know I never want to wait that long again. We live a long drive away from the sea but I loved it!


 Lovely waves

 Paddling in the sea

 Wind, clouds, sea what else do you want?


 Young sea-gull

 Sea shells in the sand

High tide


 Lovely beating of the waves on the beach


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donderdag 3 september 2015

Thursday Challenge; Seat (week 2)

The second week of the theme Seat(Chair, Sofa, Bench, Stool, Bed, Anywhere/Anyway one can sit,...) on the Thursday Challenge

We went to The Hague on Tuesday and that's where I took these two pictures without even knowing this was a two weeks challenge I might add... But I thought they were beautiful seats...

Two benches with mosaic at the Peace Palace in the Hague with 
peace theme

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donderdag 27 augustus 2015

Thursday Challenge; Seat

Today's Thursday Challenge is SEAT (Chair, Sofa, Bench, Stool, Bed, Anywhere/Anyway one can sit,...)

Bed of Catherina de Medici at chateau Chenonceau, Loire France

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maandag 24 augustus 2015

After the rain

It smells like rain still
Raindrops on flowers
Misty morning promise of Autumn

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