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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

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

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