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Simple things in Life

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I notice by myself for a while that I am really more and more enjoying the Little and often Simple Things of Life.Guess it has to do with getting older but also with all things happening to me in my private life and the complexity of the world around me and the world we all live in. While in Glasgow I got a few little gifts from my Slovakian Colleges as this very sweet plate with cookies on it all made to eat. Hard to do in a way because it looks so beautiful...I love those things. Very traditional in a way but it gets right into my heart and I can feel it is made with love and attention.Perhaps you have to come into a certain stage in life that you appreciate those things. Because Bram is not very healthy and his mobility is not good we can't go for a day to Amsterdam (wheel chair could be an option but we both are not at the stage that we are doing it) we stay at home more and more. Sometimes that doesn't feel good but than we try to make a nice day here in Deventer of it. W…

UFO's, FO's, AFO's and: NO this not SF...

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Let's do a confession........ I AM A YARN -ADDICT!!!! Yarn is in our house everywhere nowadays. Packed in bags and boxes and to be honest ... for the coming years I really do not need any yarn...I can knit loads of things with all my yarns.... But... every time I see a yarn store somewhere (in reality or on the net) I sort of forget all my stash and I get the feeling that I really need some new yarn to make something really beautiful. I get easily tempted by beautiful hand dyed sock yarn or a simple tweed yarn for a cosy sweater or some alpaca/ merino for a pair of gloves...What is it in me that I never have the feeling: it is enough and use all your stash before buying anything new. Answer: I simply can't resist!!! Textiles has always been a great love of mine since my childhood and learning to knit was something I really loved. The result you get when you have 2 sticks, some yarn and a movement simply did blow my mind away in the beginning of my "discovery of knitting&…

Glasgow is a GREAT PLACE TO BE....

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Last week I had to go "for work"to Glasgow......Not bad at all because I love Scotland in every season and next to the work there was plenty of time for pleasure.. So I flew early on tuesdaymorning with my 2 collegues Renske and Wendy from Schiphol to Glasgow airport and arrived at the hotel round 11. The Albion Hotel is situated in the popular part of Glasgow called West End. Plenty of trendy Interiorshops and lot's of places for a coffee and a meal. Beautiful red stone houses with typical bay windows. My room was on the top floor and was basic but good. So after putting our bags in the room we immediately went on for a walk in town. We passed the great shop from Timorous Beasties with their amazing handprinted wallpaper and fabrics. Later more about them.. We met our Scottish colleagues in a coffee shop with great tasting cakes. The West End also has the beautiful Royal Botanical Garden with the beautiful glasshouses and the building of BBC ScotlandA relaxed first day …

Work, Passion & Private Life

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School has started last week after a 1 week autumn holiday.... My holiday was a bit of a mix from feeling good and feeling moody every now and than.. But later more about this subject.The holiday started off with a trip to Rotterdam to meet up with my knitting friends at the Dutch Knitting Cafe at the "Handwerkbeurs"= Craftfair. So finally I could have a talk with YvonneP, The wonderfull Puk (or Ballee) and The Fabulous Hilly and all the other ones who are not on the photo...If Ravelry wasn't existing I am not sure if we had met.. Yvonne even wore the Agree shirt from Rav.. (looks good on you honey!!!!)I did knit on my Earl Greay sock and Puk made a wonderfull new photo from me wearing the sock slightly different (has been my avatar for a while). Knitting really has become my passion and I really love to knit......I've had a relaxing day despite the fact that the fair itself was not very exiting compared to f.e. the I Knit Fair in London. It is a mix from loads of p…