donderdag 22 juni 2017

Thursday Challenge; Summer

It's been extremely hot here for days on end and we have an actual heatwave. Today is supposed to be the last day of this hot weather (or so we're told) so let's hope so! It's not fun working in this heat, or sleeping for that matter!

The Thursday Challenge is about SUMMER (week 2 of 2)" (Sunny, Vacation Activities, Hot Weather, Beach,...)  as well so I thought I'd join even though I still don't make a lot of photos anymore.
So here's an older photo of one of our holidays in the UK when there was a heatwave as well and the asphalt was melting due to the heat. Extreme weather for the UK even, back in 2006, in Dorset.

Charmouth, Dorset

People on the beach at Durdle Door, Dorset

© KH

zaterdag 10 juni 2017

Count your blessings

Yesterday it was one of those days where you could count your blessings. I was going to Amsterdam to meet Jen who lives in India and who I met through Twitter. We both love Sherlock and clicked from the very first moment some years ago. I couldn't believe it when she told me some weeks ago that she was coming to Europe and to Amsterdam and wanted to see me!
So yesterday when I got on the train, nervous and excited, and the train was packed with travellers the train conductor told me I could sit in first class because it was so crowed everywhere!  A nice quiet place. It was raining heavily so Jen and her husband Stan decided to come straight to the station to pick me up. We hugged and started talking like we just saw each other yesterday.
After a cup of coffee we walked to the trams and no more rain! We had a gorgeous day all day long.

We went sight seeing, to the Flower market, I had my first Indian food (I don't like spicey food but it was lovely) and we went to the Anne Frank museum. We had to wait in line for 2 hours but it flew by. We had so much to talk about. We compared notes, how it was here and how life was in India. (why do we flush our toilets with drinking water? )
Anne Frank house was still as impressive as I remember from my teens, although it has changed and they're still changing.

It was a day to remember a beautiful precious day with a dear friend I shall treasure for ever.

 Indian food

 statue of Anne Frank

 Westerkerk tower

 The pictures below are Jen's...
 Flower market

 Flower market

 Nieuwe Kerk

 Musicians near Rijksmuseum

Flower market

Jen and me

© KH

zondag 4 juni 2017


De rozen doen het weer prachtig dit jaar. Geen idee wat voor soort het is, maar ze bloeien weelderig. Mooie geel met roze zijn het en normaal geuren ze ook lekker maar dit jaar is dat maar matig. Ze zijn er niet mooier om... 

 Ook Mozes in het Biezenmandje oftewel de Eendagsbloem zit weer vol elke dag. Het is dat ik (biologische) slakkenkorrels gestrooid heb, anders was er geen plant meer over, kennelijk valt deze plant bij de slakken ook erg in de smaak.

Van de week begon de Puntweederik weer te bloeien. Een beetje ouderwetse plant misschien, maar ik heb hem nog van mijn schoonvader uit zijn tuin misschien wel 23 jaar geleden. Hij doet het elk jaar weer opnieuw.

© KH