This afternoon’s homeward drive south from Friesland, after a blissfully peaceful couple of days in my dear friend’s warm and welcoming home, I once again took to marvelling at my new home country. Of course, the picturesque pastoral scenes of the rural areas always give my heart a happy flutter. Passing the homes and shedsContinue reading “Straining towards the light.”
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If we have learned nothing from the past two years, post arrival of the dreaded covid-19 virus, it is that we have all needed to make some sort of change to the way in which we live our lives. That is to say that every single member of the human race has had to comeContinue reading “Perspective.”
Beginnings and endings.
How challenging it is, at times, to set aside our preconceived notions of control, order and planning. Well, it certainly is for me, with my type-A, “control freak”, slightly OCD, mostly bossy personality! I see much of myself in our precious eldest daughter who, typical of an eldest child, has incredible organizational abilities for planningContinue reading “Beginnings and endings.”
Panic and peace.
Our world appears to have been turned upside down with the pandemic that has swept across the globe. The speed of the spread fuelled by the highest order of fear mongering by the powers at play and exacerbated by the instantaneous social media platforms, spewing out alarming statistics, scaring everyone into panic mode. This newContinue reading “Panic and peace.”
The whole idea of a shipwreck came to mind as we packed up our Euro winter suitcase and re-packed our South African summer suitcase. Well, it came down to a medium sized suitcase for our clothing for the next three or four months and a carry-on case for laptops, gifts and, in my case, knitting,Continue reading “Shipwreck.”
The Creator has Mother Nature all sorted out for the seasons! Our morning hikes have morphed into walks, now that we are better acclimated to the altitude and the gradient, as well as growing a little fitter. (and hopefully a little less fatter – ha!) The seasons in Switzerland are very definite. That, I guessContinue reading “Christmas colours.”
Dutch Days – Silly Seasons – Fantastic Festivals! Pt2
Paasdagen 1&2 kicks off the year, the “voor jaar” of the Dutch public holidays, that being Easter and the traditional start of the much anticipated Spring. By the time that the crocuses have bloomed straight out of the cold winter ground, the daffodils have taken over and begun spreading their glorious bright yellow light intoContinue reading “Dutch Days – Silly Seasons – Fantastic Festivals! Pt2”