Aug 20 2010

Where I’ve been and what I did
(Freewheelin’ Friday #35)

Most of you guessed it already: I’ve been in Zeeland the past few days!
My dad was here last Monday and I took the opportunity to ride back
home with him to stay a few days with him and my mom and visit my
friend Lena. I took my camera with me and although I always do that
when I visit my parents, most of the time I forget to take pics while I’m
there. But this time I actually used the camera and took some photos!
(Remember you can click on the photos to enlarge)

Here’s one of me
that shows the
overall feeling
I had while being
in Zeeland…
relaxed and
easy going!

See that orange
vest? I saw it in
a boutique and
it screamed to me
“I am made for you”
– and since my mom
thought so too
she bought it for me!

Thanks so much mom,


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Jun 11 2010

Breathtaking art
(Freewheelin’ Friday #26)

Today, I want to take you on a trip…
A trip that starts on top of the dunes nearby my hometown.

When you walk on the path that leads over the dunes, you can look down at
the beach. And the sea. And the wooden wave breakers.
As a child, I played on this beach and the wave breakers are also very typical
for this part of the Netherlands (Zeeland)

The above image is a photo.
You saw that, didn’t you?


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Aug 24 2009

At the beach (continued)

Helloooooo…. I’m back home!

I spend three lovely days in Zeeland with my son visiting my parents. 
I relaxed, enjoyed the landscape, the beach and the festivity that was
going on in the little village I was born.
I could tell you all about it, but I thought it would be more fun
to SHOW you – so prepare for a huge amount of photo’s….!!!

Blue skies in Zeeland...

Three days – and the sky looked like this all the time – hmmmmmm!

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Feb 22 2009

Discover the world (Challenge
Scrapping out Loud! )

After the disastrous lay out on Friday (threw that away, remember?) I decided to just keep it familiar and calm with the next lay out. Couldn’t handle another failure again so I worked with colours and paper I feel comfortable with and I went back to the basic of my scrapping: sand and water. Peaceful colours.

Did this LO for the Scrapping out Loud challenge which was the following: 

“Our new challenge for this week is to use more than one kind of lace on your layout. Use lace as a border, wrapped around chipboard, to highlight a pic,
a lace flower, use a lot or a little…but make sure you use more than one kind!”

Is this lace?

I decided it is more lace then ribbon, so YES, this is lace!






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Feb 1 2009

Home versus home

Yesterday, we went to visit my parents in Zeeland.
They still live in the small village where I was born and raised. 
It’s a 2 hour drive so we left home early. My heart always beats a little faster once we arrive in “Walcheren” (the region I lived) and I realise every time I do miss the places, the landscape and the language (dialect) a lot!
It’s kinda weird when I go there, feels like leaving “home” to “go home”… where do I belong?

Anyway, here’s
a photo so you
get an idea of the landscape.
The “mountains”
on the horizon are the dunes – behind that the beach and the waves.



The city from which this photo was taken is Middelburg. (The photographer stood on top of a high tower called “de lange Jan” – (“Long John”)
My birthvillage should be on the very right of this photo, or maybe just a little further to the right. 

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Jan 27 2009

I got tagged…

I got tagged by Melissa today, and this is what I have to do…

1. Go to the section of your computer where you store all of your photos.

2. Select the 6th folder.

3. Select the 6th photo from that folder.

4. Post and explain about that picture.

5. Tag 6 other people.

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Nov 29 2008

Dutch girls
the old fashioned way

I’m working on an idea to make a LO about me and my friend as “dutch ladies”.
We’re friends since primary school, we grew up in a small village in “Zeeland” and we both have “Zeeuwse” ancestors. In Zeeland, people used to dress in regional costumes, and – although I’m not thát old – I remember elderly women were still dressed in this clothes when I was young!  › Continue reading