Archive for May, 2016

QOTD May 31 2016

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

Randy K. Milholland: “Could you imagine how horrible things would be if we always told others how we felt? Life would be intolerably bearable,


QOTD May 30 2016

Monday, May 30th, 2016

Dan Seligman: “A raise is like a martini: it elevates the spirit, but only temporarily.”


QOTD May 29 2016

Sunday, May 29th, 2016

Carl Jung: “The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.”


QOTD MAY 28 2016

Saturday, May 28th, 2016

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi: “There are two main strategies we can adopt to improve the quality of life. The first is to try making external conditions match our goals. The second is to change how we experience external conditions to make them fit our goals better.”


QOTD May 27 2016

Friday, May 27th, 2016

Friedrich von Schiller: “Keep true to the dreams of thy youth.”


Parkfeest 2016

Friday, May 27th, 2016

My traditional opening of the summer festival season starts tonight! Yessss, the Parkfeest in Oosterhout is here again! 🙂

It starts, as usual, with ‘coverband night’: performances of Muset, Ziggi Floyd, The COPS, Kings of Lyon and JUST PINK. Mainstagers tomorrow are Chef’Special, Ali B and UB40!

Unlike other years, the weather lacks the traditional wind and rain (thank you global climate change LoL), which is nice for a change, crossing fingers it is going to stay this way! 🙂

Now the fun with friends starts; let the booze flow and the music make us dance! Woohoooo! 🙂

QOTD May 26 2016

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

Oprah Winfrey: “As you become more clear about who you really are, you’ll be better able to decide what is best for you – the first time around.”


QOTD May 25 2016

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Anatole France: “It is by acts and not by ideas that people live.”


QOTD May 24 2016

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Marcel Proust: “We don’t receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.”


QOTD May 23 2016

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Erich Fromm: “Man’s main task in life is to give birth to himself, to become what he potentially is.”


QOTD May 22 2016

Sunday, May 22nd, 2016

Robert Louis Stevenson: “A friend is a gift you give yourself.”


QOTD May 21 2016

Saturday, May 21st, 2016

Samuel Richardson: “Good men must be affectionate men.”


QOTD May 20 2016

Friday, May 20th, 2016

German Proverb: “Who begins too much accomplishes little.”


QOTD May 19 2016

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

Plato: “You are young, my son, and, as the years go by, time will change and even reverse many of your present opinions. Refrain therefore awhile from setting yourself up as a judge of the highest matters.”


QOTD May 18 2016

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

Arthur Rubinstein: “I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.”


QOTD May 17 2016

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

Michael Sun: “I am open to receive with every breath I breathe.”


Gratulerer med dagen Norge!

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

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

Weather is sunny and calm, a LOT better than last years wind, rain and +4C (brrr!)…the outdoor party will be good! 🙂

We’re dressed up for brunch, and are then on to participate in the traditional ‘barnetoget’ (Childrens’ Parade) with Misha and his kindergarten friends in the village centre! Everyone will be celebrating and waving flags, Hurra for Norge!! 🙂



QOTD May 16 2016

Monday, May 16th, 2016

Martin Luther King Jr.: “Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.”


QOTD May 15 2016

Sunday, May 15th, 2016

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


QOTD May 14 2016

Saturday, May 14th, 2016

Oscar Wilde: “The aim of life is self-development. To realize one’s nature perfectly – that is what each of us is here for.”