QOTD May 26 2018

May 26th, 2018 on 16:21

Oprah Winfrey: “I trust that everything happens for a reason, even when we’re not wise enough to see it.”


QOTD May 25 2018

May 25th, 2018 on 23:50

L. M. Montgomery: “Kindred spirits are not so scarce as I used to think. It’s splendid to find out there are so many of them in the world.”

Parkfeest 2018

May 25th, 2018 on 18:32

Traditions for the keep; the opening of the summer festival season (for me at least 😉 ) takes place this weekend: it’s time for the Parkfeest in Oosterhout! 🙂

The tree days follow a proven concept; the first night is ‘coverband night’ (starring Red Hot Chilinators, The Ed Sheeran Experience, The Hillbilly Moonshiners Play Mumford & Sons, Delicious Surprise – Beth Hart Tribute, and The Ultimate Guns N’ Roses Tribute! We’ll be rockin’! :p

Tomorrow night’s highlights are Ronnie Flex & Deuxperience, Maan, MY BABY, Kraak & Smaak (last time I saw them was at Pohoda 2009, great show and terrible end of the festival the day after…) and De Dijk (lovely memories from 2012! 🙂 )

Sunday is family day and since Misha is with me, he’ll be partying with his daddy (or is it the other way around 😀 ?) yayyy!! 🙂


QOTD May 24 2018

May 24th, 2018 on 22:36

Clarence Thomas: “Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot.”


QOTD May 23 2018

May 23rd, 2018 on 23:26

Victor Borge: “A smile is the shortest distance between two people.”


QOTD May 22 2018

May 22nd, 2018 on 23:01

Robert F. Kennedy: “Progress is a nice word. But change is its motivator and change has its enemies.”


QOTD May 21 2018

May 21st, 2018 on 23:54

Solon: “Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.”


QOTD May 20 2018

May 20th, 2018 on 23:06

Jean Paul Richter: “Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good; try to use ordinary situations.”


QOTD May 19 2018

May 19th, 2018 on 22:46

Bertrand Russell: “In all affairs it’s a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted.”


QOTD May 18 2018

May 18th, 2018 on 23:29

Thomas Jefferson: “Never spend your money before you have it.”


QOTD May 17 2018

May 17th, 2018 on 22:35

Dale Carnegie: “You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.”


Gratulerer med dagen Norge!

May 17th, 2018 on 12:14

Today Norway celebrates its Constitution (May 17, ‘syttende mai’), so GRATULERER MED DAGEN Norge!!! (Congratulations Norway)

For the first time Misha is not here to participate in the traditional ‘barnetoget’ (Childrens’ Parade), so I will wave the flags at his friends who are. 🙂 Weather is absolutely lovely, so it will be good!

Besides the children focused activities, much of the celebrations seems to be about partying and drinking (somewhat comparable with King’s Day in The Netherlands) 😀 The Norwegians do give it a quite nice touch though; everyone dresses up! Most will wear a Bunad, the traditional clothing, and if you don’t have one, then your best suit or dress will do it! (haha, totally opposite to the somewhat clownish King’s Day in NL…)


QOTD May 16 2018

May 16th, 2018 on 23:06

Raoul Vaneigem: “In an industrial society which confuses work and productivity, the necessity of producing has always been an enemy of the desire to create.”


QOTD May 15 2018

May 15th, 2018 on 23:44

Chuang-tzu: “Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. This is the ultimate.”


QOTD May 14 2018

May 14th, 2018 on 23:50

Alban Goodier: “Those who face that which is actually before them, unburdened by the past, undistracted by the future, these are they who live, who make the best use of their lives; these are those who have found the secret of contentment.”


QOTD May 13 2018

May 13th, 2018 on 18:52

Chinese Proverb: “Do not remove a fly from your friend’s forehead with a hatchet.”


QOTD May 12 2018

May 12th, 2018 on 23:50

Steve Jobs: “You’ve got to find what you love and that is as true for work as it is for lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking and don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you’ve found it.”

QOTD May 11 2018

May 11th, 2018 on 21:43

Oriental Proverb: “If you wish your merit to be known, acknowledge that of other people.”

QOTD May 10 2018

May 10th, 2018 on 22:58

Abraham Lincoln: “Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.”


QOTD May 9 2018

May 9th, 2018 on 23:48

Brenda Ueland: “Since you are like no other being ever created since the beginning of time, you are incomparable.”