Author: Janneke

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

5 Steps in Passionate Ancient Prayer

  “Awake! Why are you sleeping, o Lord?” Phew! This is quite an approach to God, who is Holy and Triune, and more than we can think of or imagine! And yet it is the Word of God and the ancient Psalm 44. There is a whole mix of emotions in this psalm. This last…

By Janneke November 9, 2019 1