maandag 11 december 2017

More Snow!

The weather forecast for yesterday was more snow, well it was a kind of blizzard here! Half the country came to a standstill.

But most Dutch people like snow and many pulled the sled out of the barn.

To have a slide down.

We made a short walk to make some photos. This is hubby at the appropriate named White Bridge.

Our street.

And your blogger in the snow.

The neighbour kids making a snowman.

zondag 10 december 2017

First snow

 Yesterday we had the first snow of this winter.

 It did not take long.

But long enough to make a white tapestry. More to come today!

zaterdag 9 december 2017

Art Deco

I went to a great exhibition about Art Deco in the Municipal Museum in the Hague.

This is couturier Paul Poiret from above text.

He made the stunning dresses.

And a cute chair.

vrijdag 8 december 2017


A winterlight skywatch above Amsterdam with sun and clouds.
Linking to "Skywatch Friday"

woensdag 6 december 2017


A sign of the time. Many big trainstations here have a piano in the hall where everyone is free to  show his skills.

Unfortunately no one was there when I made this photo at the Amstel station in Amsterdam but I have seen many people playing the piano, which sounds wonderful in such a great environment.
Linking to "Signs, signs2"

dinsdag 5 december 2017

Narrow shop

The narrowest shop of Amsterdam 244 cm wide. Called the "Small Trippenhuis" at the Kloveniersburgwal and dating from 1696.

It is almost as wide as one door.
Linking to "Our World Tuesday"

maandag 4 december 2017

Monday Mural

Another 3D painting in progress at the Streetart festival in Almere City.

And the result.
Thank you all for your kind best wishes at my yesterday's post!
Linking to Monday Mural"

zondag 3 december 2017


This "Coquelette" in a small pan I had for diner last night.

And a "creme brulee" for desert.

In a French restaurant.

To celebrate with my family my 70th birthday I had two weeks ago.

zaterdag 2 december 2017


The bad weather we had caused many huge puddles in the streets as here in Amsterdam.

With nice reflections. Linking to "Weekend Reflections"

vrijdag 1 december 2017


When looking at the new bridge from another bridge, suddenly a rainbow appeared.
Linking to "Skywatch Friday"

donderdag 30 november 2017

The bridge is back

Maybe you remember my post of November 1 when I noticed our pedestrian and cycle bridge had gone (look "here"). Well the new one has arrived last Tuesday.

And the workman are busy to get all things fit.

It was placed by this huge crane. We missed the action because of the very bad weather we had that morning. My passion doesn't go that far to leave the house for a photo and get soaked:)

woensdag 29 november 2017

Saint Nicolas

A sign of this time of the year is the celebration of Saint Nicolas (Sinterklaas) who has arrived in the Netherlands November 18th to bring presents to the children on December 5th. This bookshop has decorated its facade with miters of Saint Nicolas and  lots of tantalizing presents.

The shopwindow shows Saint Nicolas riding over the roofs of the houses on his white horse with his helps Pete who carry the jute bags with  presents for the children . They are thrown down through the chimneys where the children have put their shoe near the stove with their wishes and some food for the horse. For little children this is a magical time of the year.
Linking to "Signs, signs2"

dinsdag 28 november 2017


This is my backyard this morning and yesterday and last sunday.....
Linking to "Our World Tuesday"

maandag 27 november 2017

3D Painting

I continue with the 3D  streetart paintings in Almere last october. You can see how agile you must be to make a painting on the pavement.

I love the little spectator aside.

And here it is, don't know exactly what it is, a kind of fish... 
Linking to "Monday Mural"

zondag 26 november 2017

Canadian invasion

The Canadians are taking over the shopping centre of Amsterdam. Two months after opening the Hudson's Bay department stores, another store has opened,  the outletstore "Saks off 5th", a part of HBC aswell. In a mega store, nearly 5000 square meters are hanging 45.000 items, parts of collections, surplus stock or clothing that hung on a mannequin. It was a real paradise to walk through and see the seductive items but I kept my purse closed.  The picture above surprised me, do the Canadians put golden gorillas as Christmas decorations in their homes?