zaterdag 17 maart 2012

Typical The Hague

One of the things we learned about The Hague when we came living here about 4,5 years ago was "Maison Kelder". It's a very famous pastry here. Their speciality is: hazelnut cream cake. It's really fantastic. But you know what's even better, the pastry is right across the quiltshop. How lucky can a girl be.

The crockery we used today was from my grandmother.We only use it for special occasions : ), like our dog's birthday. He became 12 years old yesterday.

donderdag 15 maart 2012

15 march 1967 (45 years ago)

 Well it was wednesday, a cloudy day, with only 2.2 hours of sunshine, a  little bit of rain. The temperature was 7.3 C (44.6 F).

The Beatles recorded the song "within you without you" that day for their album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club band.

Iaoko Takeuch a famous japanese manga artist was also born on this day,  never heard of her ; ).

Train tourism in the Netherlands was very populair according the newspaper. There was the Softenon-scandal, and a washing machine costed 1145 dutch guilders (about 500 euro). In the cinema they played the film Tobroek with Rock Hudson. A very popular comic in the newspaper was "Suske and Wiske". Somebody in Drachten spotted an UFO and somebody else spotted a white-sided dolphin along the dutch coast. What an exciting day.

Well, happy birthday to everyone who is also born on the 15th of march.

zaterdag 10 maart 2012

Doggie fabrics and apples

Well there is not much going on here about quilting. Two projects, but they're going slowly.

Well what's taking so much of my  time then? Work and excercise, I have a rather busy fitnessprogramm at the moment to get me back on my feet completely. And with the economic crisis here in the Netherlands work asks a lot of attention, new challenges are waiting. So the quiltprojects as we say in dutch are "in the freezer" at the moment.

Next saturday Paco (our 12 year old dog with hernia) starts his hydrotherapy (swimming). It will be very interesting to see if he likes it in a clean warm swimmingpool. He likes to swim but normally he prefers a mixture of water and mud. But we hope it will help him to recover as good as possible. We don't want him to go to through the whole process of sugeries, so this seems the best way to give him a good chance.