Letting go….

What do gardening, raising kids and baking bread have in common? This question came into my mind, when I realized that they all fill a daily part of my life. I love it all very much, it teaches me an awful lot and yet it is not easy! and I feel very often no clear…

By Janneke April 20, 2014 0

Dear friends!

Dear all, dear friends here in the Netherlands, my friends who came over for my birthday today, my friends who wished me a happy birthday in different other ways, and all my other friends who impacted my life in ways of which only God knows, by shaping me, through conversations we had, in the time…

By Janneke March 2, 2014 0

Run the race with perseverance.

It must have been in the early eighties when I was a little girl of around six years old. And here I was sitting next to my dad and my sister on the front row in church. We were on holiday at my aunts and uncles house in Zeeland, in the lower parts of our…

By Janneke February 26, 2014 0

family extension

The year 2013 has been quite a good year for our family. Next to the four chicken, the rooster, the two rabbits and the cat, we can also introduce you to “Garfield” Not as lively as the other members though (except for the one who died a couple of weeks ago) But he is a…

By Janneke January 9, 2014 0

twelve and a half years

It is this week 12,5 years ago that we said Yes officially and got married. It was a couple of weeks before our wedding day that I was sitting at my desk, in my bedroom at my parents house. That moment I realized that it was a big, beautiful, special time in where I definitely…

By Janneke December 16, 2013 12

Free apple picking.

Our local government has 500 fruit trees just for local people to enjoy. That is good news for a woman like me. Last week I went with Laurens and got two big bags. After half an hour of picking we got them both filled up with nice, juicy apples. When I drove back to our…

By Janneke October 19, 2013 0

A day's visit to Budapest.

(Although this happened a while ago now, I still want to share those two latest blogs.) The tiles in the underground in the old heart of Budapest are beautiful and authentic. It is not hard to imagine that they made the Narnia Goodbye scene at the London station. A lot of nicely shaped wood everywhere,…

By Janneke October 8, 2013 0

A cup of cold water

A couple of nights ago we came home and just before our house was a bus stuck. A woman laying in the grass.. the boy repairing the car and another woman.. We just said ” HI” and went inside.. Straight away the boy came to our house telling us something.. we replied with “Sorry, we…

By Janneke July 25, 2013 0