Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Save Haven

Today it's World Refugee Day.
A day to honor the men, women and childeren who must
flee their homes under threat of persecution and violence.

Everybody should have a save haven!

We have two enormous weeping willows at the end of our back garden.
The trees are incredible valuable for wildlife... and for us.


Return the Sender

Yes, the RT20 radio has been delivered yesterday and we handed over de SK55.
A loose contact in the turntable was causing volume problems
although the radio part was working perfectly.

We're really lucky we bought the SK55 and RT20 from this man.
He knows an electrician (elektrieker) who can fix these oldies.
The seller isn't charging us extra money for the repairs and delivery.
A welcome rarity nowadays ☆

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Saturday Shopping

Today we went to Schoten to buy a graphite Braun radio RT20 and turntable SK55.
Both being Dieter Rams designs from 1961 and 1963.
The RT20 radio wasn't working so it will be delivered later.
Too bad the turntable wasn't working good either when we came home.
Hopefully it just needs some warming up and some personal attention...

Friday, 16 June 2017

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Scythe Sunday

During the second and last day of the yard sale, 
 I was trying to sell as much as I could in front of the house.
The kenderman managed to cut the grass in the backyard with a scythe.

"Pan" is our new regular visitor in the garden.
The freshly cut grass offers Pan new hunting opportunities.
He caught three small mouses in less than 15 minutes.

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Yard Sale

(photo was taken this morning just before we started)

We really enjoyed the first day of the yard sale!
Too bad we only sold 5 chairs of the 21 chairs we have available ☺︎
You still have a chance to check out our selection yourself
because tomorrow we have a second (last) day of the yard sale.
See you! ☀︎

Wednesday, 7 June 2017


Today I've been busy preparing for next weekends yard sale.
For now the weather forecast is promising...

Monday, 29 May 2017


Too many lonely, sensitive and creative individuals decide to step out of it.
I think self-determination should be a human right for all...
but why does it feel so much like failure?
My thoughts are with family and friends ☆

Song: That's not how dreams are made - Jasper Stevelinck

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Too Big

Today we said goodbye to (sold) my desk because it was too "heavy" for this space.

Now it's back to basic.
This old table came from an outdated factory I once worked.
Almost 30 years ago. Yes, I started working at a really early age (smile)
More photo's of my old desk: herehere, here here and here.
And then suddenly my computer is oversized! (big smile)

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Art Breda

I visited Art Breda. Here you can see some of my favourite pieces.

Two paintings by Hendrik Willem Mesdag...
 oilpainting "Kalme Zee" (price 275.000 euros)

watercolor "Vissersboten langs de kust" (price 58.00 euros)

"Don't give up" by Riky van Lint

"Nenuphars" by Émile Gallé 

Princess of Darkness by Irene Wijnmaalen 

David Begbie - Sensu 2013

On the left my "prince of Darkness" (big smile) and companion.
You can see some of our earlier trips together herehere and here.