Friday, 27 March 2009

Hello everyone,
I'm just here to tell you all that I'll be off on a lovely holiday from April first,
I'll be back with photos later.
see you !!!!

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Paul de Clever boatbuilder from Amsterdam

This are Paul de lange and his lovely wife Tilly,
Paul loves to build models of famous boats/ships
(I don't know the difference to be honest)
This is his last creation, he worked on it for 2 years,
absolutely from scratch, all he had was a flatpack
(and a Picture)
with the first parts to start building with .
but now it's finished and I think it should be shown to
the world, the patience this man has, to get all these
tiny intricate parts glued, placed, painted is absolutely unbelievable.
I have great admiration for him,
and I also admire his Tilly who is as enthusiast as Paul is about the boat
and never complained that he spent so much time in the loft building it.
Paul's words after he at long last finished it ??
this is the 4th boat he has build .
Well done Paul and Tilly, my compliments !!!
please scroll down to see the slideshow of his progress.
comments are welcome !!
Happy St Patricks day to every one.

Sunday, 8 March 2009

Magpies !!

sitting here, looking at the trees in front of my window, I see two magpies, breaking short and long twigs of the branches. they're building a nest a few trees away, and always when I see one magpie, I immediately look for a second one because this poem comes into my mind,
one for sorrow
two for joy
three for a girl
four for a boy
five for silver
six for gold
seven for a secret never to be told.
when next time you see a magpie, always look for others (they have to be near each other)
to see as many as seven, you'll have to wait until the babies are leaving the nest or when the acorns are falling of the trees.
as you can see, I've posted two magpies for you, the joy will be there already !!

Sunday, 1 March 2009

My Ken

Today March 1st 2009, is the first anniversary of my dear Husbands passing away.
It has been a difficult year , I miss Him so much but one good thing about it is, I found out how many real friends I have.,they were there for me when Ken was very ill, when he passed and still are here everyday for me.
I want to apologize for the lacksadesical way of my posting on this blog.
when I retired, 12 years ago, I thought what on earth am I going to do
with all this free time ? you know, I had more free time when I worked full time. I'm as busy as can be, and the days just fly by, I would love to visit the Blogsof other people, but it takes hours to visit and write comments, and I don't have hours to spare.
I'm now planning my holiday one month away from today.
I don't know how long I'll be away, I'm going to visit a lot of friends in good old England. so I promise, I will be here when I have time.
I just want to show you the last updat of my 4 season birds stitching project.