Dutch art (photoblog)

It is an art in itself to let beauty speak in as few words as possible. Here is an impression of a mother and daughter’s day. It was about time: Femke (15) paid a visit to Amsterdam for the first time of her life and it was years ago for Judith(16) and Marijke. (18) Not…

By Janneke August 3, 2020 0

Unexpected!

Our friend Jantien, recently became a mother after nine years of waiting! She wrote a lovely text in which she played with words and perspectives. I asked her if she wanted to be a guest blogger. And she agreed! Quite a change to have such a little one to take care of. Is n’t he…

By Janneke July 23, 2020 1

How to start a journal

Charles gave our girls their first journals. It was years ago now. He was not easily satisfied. I was in Toronto for a long weekend, and he wanted to give them as a gift to our girls. And he wanted the best the Willowdale area of Toronto had to offer. So, we went to one…

By Janneke July 17, 2020 0

A walk to the well

          15 juni 2019- My friend and language teacher Laura invited me to celebrate her birthday in their Vikendica in Bistrinci. A small second home, where local people often spend their weekends. The literal translation is Little Weekend. It is localized on the outskirts of town. 30 kilometers away from Osijek.…

By Janneke June 11, 2020 0

The story of the old wall decorator

At the beginning of 2019, I bought an old wall decorator at the Antique market in Osijek. That Market! We wouldn’t miss out. Every first Saturday of the month, the square at the heart of the  Old Town Tvrda in Osijek is filled with curiosity objects. During the hot summer months, we would arrive early…

By Janneke June 5, 2020 4

No school, no problem. (so far, so good)

” The world’s a stage and all the men and women are merely players.” Shakespeare. It is strange to see in these times of pandemia: organizers start to organize, some people ignore, others freak out, writers start to write. Everybody plays his or her role. For us, it is strangely familiar to be home together…

By Janneke March 18, 2020 4