Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Alphabe Thursday.

This week we have to find words  beginning with the letter T for Ms Jenny Matlocks class.
I found quite a few and here they are:
Three trees.

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and a Tiger


And teaservice and teaspoons

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and teacups and teacup tower

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and of course Tulips.
This lovely little hanging doll I bought here. I am not sure if it is supposed to be a tulip but I am going to call her Miss Tulip.
That’s all for this week.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Watery and outdoor Wednesday.

During our stay in England we also visited student city Cambridge. Very old and very beautiful.
My first collage is of  students punting on the river Cam. Punts are  littleflat  boats and are mostly handled by students .When you walk around through the town there they will try to sell  you a ride.They will show you the sights of Cambridge by boat. It should be a lot of fun. On these photo's you can see a group of Japanese studends who were singing and laughing.  We didn’t have the time to go on one so we definitely need to go again. (I wish). On the left on one or two photo’s is St John’s college, I believe it to be the most famous of several colleges in Cambridge.

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Cambridge has several colleges but St John’s has its own very famous chapel. I would more like to  call it a huge church and it is beautiful. I made lots of photo’s in here but today I am just showing a few among other photo’s of Cambridge.  Look at the glass stained windows which are all around. And the ceiling is a work of art, so very special. It looks like it is woven. I will show more photo’s of the chapel and Cambridge in the future. Especially the inside of the chapel is beautiful..

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This is just a little bit of Cambridge.
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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Mosaic Monday

A few weeks ago I posted  lots of flowers from the garden of this beautiful estate Hinton Ampler in England.
I said  there was so much to see inside, everything so beautiful, like all this china of Sèvres, and Minton and Wedgwood and I don’t know what other beautiful brands.
So today I am showing just a little of what was in those cabinets for mosaic Monday, as always hosted by Mary of The little red house.

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One of the many beautiful rooms.

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This is just a little of what I saw and admired there. I will post some more of the interior in the future.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Pink Saturday.

Some weeks ago I got an invitation from my friend Madelief for a bloggers get together and an afternoon tea.. It was going to be held in her beautiful garden. Of course I accepted and let me tell you, we had a wonderful afternoon last Saturday.

Madelief is the owner of this beautiful  blog called Madelief.

Look what she surprised us with. A beautiful set table , lots of pink here ,  and  the goodies were  made and  baked  by herself. All so delicious. And of course pots and pots of tea.

Let me show you a few photo’s

Isn’t this a beautiful setting, the garden round that gorgeous table.



There even was a greenhouse.

The other bloggers were  Ingrid, Jolanda, Anita, Lia, Fleur and Saskia. All  lovely ladies which I never met before.
As I said we had a wonderful afternoon with a lot of  talking and laughing and getting to know each other. It was so much fun to get to see the faces behind the blogs.

Thank you dear Madelief, you were a beautiful host . I will never forget this fantastic afternoon. It was so much appreciated.

Pink Saturday is hosted by Beverly of "How sweet the sound"

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Alphabe Thursday.

Alphabe Thursday is hosted by Ms Jenny Matlock. This week we need to find words with the letter S.
For me it was the word Summer.
As we are nearing the end of summer I am thinking it was not such a super good one. We didn’t have  much sun and had  a lot of showers .
During our stay in England we visited the most beautiful gardens and they all said SUMMER.  I think you agree when you see these photo’s.
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All summerflowers
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All these photo’s are made by me in the Great Dixter gardens.
For more S words go to ms Jennies blog.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Outdoor and Watery Wednesday.

Last week we went for an errand in an older part of our little town when we saw this beautiful little old dike-house. Very old as it was built in the year 1815 but it still looked so perfect.
 I must have seen it before but then I was not into photographing I think. I had my camera with me so here are my photo’s for Outdoor Wednesday .

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There are actually two families living here, so separate houses.

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You have to go down the dike to get to the front door. See the steps?
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As you can see there is an upstairs and a downstairs in these little houses by the steps on the side of the house. The garden is downstairs and maybe there was a stable once. 

Watery Wednesday.

Last night I received this photo of my granddaughter Megan on her first waterski lesson. I think she did real well.
She said she had so much fun on summer water camp.

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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Mosaic Monday and Blue Monday.

Mosaic Monday is hosted by Mary of “The little red house”

Last night I heard from my friend Jackie in England that there was no mosaic Monday today. But then I had already posted this so on to next week .

Today I have some more photo’s of the beautiful animals we saw in the safari park.

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The elephant is doing a trick. Look at his right legs.
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Blue Monday is hosted by Sally of “Smiling Sally”.
I hope you are feeling better every day Sally.
I hope this photo I post here makes you smile. The giraffe is washing that blue car.Glimlach))

For more lots of blue go to Sallies blog, here is the link :

Friday, August 19, 2011

Pink Saturday.

Another week and another pink Saturday hosted by Beverly of “How sweet the sound
I made another mosaic as I still have so many pink pictures. These pink painted houses I saw on the first day we were in England .Of course I had my camera on hand while we were in the car. Thank goodness  we had to stop for a traffic light so I could open the window and take the photo. Didn’t want to miss any pink Glimlach)) Since I joined Beverly almost three years ago this has become a second nature. Looking for pink.

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Happy pink Saturday.
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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Skywatch Friday.

Today I have a typical Dutch sight with a nice summer sky.

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Alphabe Thursday.

Alphabe Thursday is hosted by Ms Jenny Matlock. This week we need to bring up words with the letter R.
I found words like Rabbit and Rain and Rich and Round and  Row  but I went for Roses.
Beautiful roses. Here they are, all different colors and of course there are Red Roses too.

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Happy Alphabe Thursday.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Watery and outdoor Wednesday.

Watery Wednesday.
One day while we were in England walking along a little river in a lovely old village making photo’s we saw this moorhen sitting there on its nest with one tiny little baby. And in a minute or two there were four of them. They must have come out of the eggs while we were watching there . They ran away from mum and jumped right in the water where I think it was dad was waiting.

I made a collage of some photo's I made during those exciting minutes.

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Outdoor Wednesday.

These photo’s I made in a very old , very well known village in the Cotswolds Chipping Cambden. It is known for its houses and buildings which are all built in golden colored Cotswold stone.
As you can see it was very busy there that day and we  couldn´t find a place to park the car.  We just drove through the  lovely village and that was that. On to other places.

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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Mosaic Monday and blue Monday

Another week, another Monday. Time flies. Mosaic Monday is hosted by Mary of The little red house.
And again from me a flower mosaic. My summer was full of garden tours and I am sure you noticed.

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All these photo´s I took in one of Englands most beautiful gardens Great Dixter.



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Blue Monday.
Blue Monday is hosted by Sally of Smiling Sally
I hope you are feeling better every day Sally.

For blue Monday I have this mosaic of Lavender fields I saw in a lovely little village in the Cotswolds. Miles of lavender fields in all different colors.
When I saw this it really took my breath away. Never seen anything like it. So beautiful.

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Friday, August 12, 2011

Pink Saturday.

Like every week Pink Saturday is hosted by Beverly of “How sweet the sound”

Today I have two photo’s of a beautiful mansion in England that we visited called Hinton Ampner.
These photo’s are of the backdoor to the terrace and garden  and I want you to look at the stairs to the terrace. See those lovely little pink and white flowers that grow on the vertical stones. So gorgeous.

I will tell and show more of this beautiful estate in later posts because all the furniture , the china and glassware is so fantastic that I need to show you all that some time in the future.

Today is also a special pink Saturday . It is Miracle makeover weekend Your comment will raise money for a good cause.
Please take the time to go to Beverly’s blog and read what is going on . Here is the link :


Happy pink Saturday everybody.

Monday, August 8, 2011

My world Tuesday

Last week we went to a safaripark with the grandchildren. We made lots of photo's so now and then I will show a few.

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