Monday, October 13, 2014

...accident happens...

...while drying glasses at work, haven't noticed one was broken luckily was from the dishwasher so it was a cleaned glas otherwise if it was not might haven been in trouble with infection as it was so busy last saturday day/evening cause of the 'blues weekend'and we had a band playing that afternoon till early in the evening. Was enjoying my work at the bar but wanted to put away a few glasses and started cleaning up...with that enthusiasm as i wanted to be off as soon as possible and joined the party for drinking and ended up at the medical center! Feeling better now and glad it wasn't that serious and had only 3 stitches...so, glad to be back at work in a couple of days though have to keep off water for more than a week. It is my right thumb finger thus can't stitch for a while too. Haven't done stitching for a long long time...instead i had been baking almost daily for my builders..here are pics of my favorites which i hope to make it again when needed as i am still preparing recipes that are new....even with only one hand working just like yesterday evening and tonight! Hubby is home a couple of days ago and has been working with the builders...everything's going well but i haven't been home to take pics while they are at work so not much to show yet. Yesterday, has been sunny so force hubby to take a break from upstairs doing the electric wires and had walked to the terrace where i work-it's nearby our house and had a pleasant time outside drinking beer and dinner, glad our teenage son had joined us too. Hope everyone's having a good start of the week.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

20 years....

....imagine my surprise while at work and saw a van stopped by and gave a huge..really huge bouquet of flowers to my colleague who was nearby the door and i said further away WOW!..and her thumbs says for you..means for me...so i went inside following my colleague and she says this huge thing is for you...i stand still and says what's the date today??? oh my...i was speechless...yes...my or better say...Anniversary! Hubby is away...in the U.K for work but remembers... ...really gorgeous bouquet of flowers! So busy here...what with the builders, at work due to the lovely summer weather and looking after the house and kids. Thank you so much, Lief!!

Monday, September 08, 2014

...started breaking out the front wall!

Now, the works really starts for the builders... We are getting a new roof and at the same time a few changes for the upper floor. Quite a work had done at the end of the day. The big bricks were removed so you can see it through, before the builders left they had placed a plastic so it looks closed from the outside...Glad we are having a nice sunny weather though a bit windy but hopefully it stays dry for a while. Had a realaxing sunday...starts with an early morning stroll along the dyke...and then a visit to Kees mother at midday. On impulse later in the afternoon we decided to have a barbecue...the first and probably the last this year. With the backyard filled with materials for the builders and hubby will be leaving this week to the U.K for work...i ĺl be working lots too as weather stays good so lots of tourist around. Thanks to all who stop by and hope everyone have a good start of the week.

Thursday, September 04, 2014

...scaffold placed and upper floor is bare...

Aside from work we've been busy at home too emptying the upper floor, all the works breaking up the walls had done by hubby as i was ussually at work...a couple of times his brother and brother-in-law had helped. Since yesterday, the construction workers put up the scaffold as they'll start working on it on monday next week. Glad, we don't have to leave the house as we had expected earlier. Still high season here due to the late summer nice warm weather so i am afraid not easy to rent a place nearby our place. An off day in between this week so been out for a quick lunch as there's a lot to do around here but ended up staying almost the whole afternoon enjoying one of the local beer. Many thanks to all who had stopped by and leave me a comment on my previous update. Hope you are all having a good week.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

I am still around...

WOW!!! It's been more than two months that no update here, can't believe it myself but was crazy busy here especially at work, working more than 40 hours a week...one time was nearly 60 hours for a week. So, days passes so quickly. With all the hectic here no time for picking up my stitching instead try to catch up socially whenever possible.

 Finally off this weekend and noticed my cherries in the garden are starting to ripen. My first time planting these, wasn't planned at all but early spring a friend gave me a few of these and insisted i have to plant it on my garden as she has enough..now, looking at them kind of happy i did. I do look out for these plants daily how they grew up and spread all over. I should have put sticks to hold them up so they won't spread all over but i didn't know it.
 

Saturday was really spent sociallizing, been to a birthday of one of my husband's nephew in the afternoon, stayed an hour and then off to the next where stayed for dinner and afterwards to a Festival that held here on the island every end of August...

The Tropical Festival and yes...had dance through the night. Sure had lots of fun with friends!

 Hope everyone's having a lovely weekend!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

My everblooming orchids...

...aren't they gorgeous! Everytime i came in from work or comes down in the morning i can't resist staring at them ...can't believe they've been blooming for so long. Below picture are sitting by our kitchen window. These big potted one in the living room. Oh, i love them so much!! Once again, everyone's home so we decided to go out for lunch...the only time we are all together otherwise one always missing during meal time due to work schedule. Looks delicious on the picture and sure they are. Today was, The annual catamaran race around Texel (“Rondje Texel”)...took these pictures from the dyke here nearby our house. These were the first to pass through after they started from "De Koog" at 9am and took these pics around 11am. I never been to the starting point of the race, so i don't have any idea how it looks like with so many of those Catamarans. Sure they are lucky the weather was great for them. The last couple of days was no wind at all and if it was still no wind today, was probably move for the next day or cancelled. It did happened a few years back and if it strong winds it will be cancelled as well. Today was really perfect for them. One of my lunch outings this week with friends. With work, we don't see each other much so if we get the chance we do like to meet up and have lunch or drinks somewhere. No stitching done at all for this week... Happy weekend to all.

Monday, June 16, 2014

ABC exchange at HOE & a week pics of here..

Both were received last month but i haven't had much time to do an update here on my blog. Kind of crazy on and off...sometimes i thought gonna be a relaxing week even after works but wasn't been...ussually had work over and sometimes on to the next event after work!! Here is what i´ve stitched and sent to my partner. It was a freebie years back and tried to find who the designer was but can't. Hope someone can recognize and share who design this lovely piece. Here's what i received from my partner. A lovely PS design, one of my favorite and finish off into a pinkeep. A wedding card for an ex-colleagues who got married the other weekend...who's now on vacation somewhere in Spain in one of the islands! We've had a pleasant afternoon at the brewery with colleagues and the owner of the 'eatery' where i worked...It was booked few weeks earlier, thought weather wouldn't be that good..unfortunately it was sunny and really good for the terrace but we had to closed after lunch. From the brewery we went to one of the nearby beach for dinner. Was sure a lovely outing..though not all can make it to join us for the event. Last friday...I do feel blessed with my dear friends, had a long day at work..on my feet for about 11 hours at work and then driven straight to their place and foods was just ready...hmmm was all yummy and afterwards watch the first WK football game for the Dutch against Spain. Honestly, i am not that fun of football but since my friends does i had to watch too...Well, since the Dutch had been winning was quite fun to watch!! Took these pics during my walk with a friend early last week. Much as we want to go atleast once a week...both have quite a busy schedule...in a week hubby will be home thus instead of walking with a friend usually i ĺl go with hubby if he's home. Above were just pics from last week...the ones taken before that better not upload as it will be a very long one with just pics of events taken place here... Anyway, thank you all so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave me a comment. I really really appreciate them all. Have a great week to all!!