Archive for May, 2018

QOTD May 31 2018

Thursday, May 31st, 2018

Samuel Taylor Coleridge: “If you would stand well with a great mind, leave him with a favorable impression of yourself; if with a little mind, leave him with a favorable impression of himself.”


QOTD May 30 2018

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

Thich Nhat Hanh: “Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”


QOTD May 29 2018

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

Carl Schurz: “If you want to be free, there is but one way; it is to guarantee an equally full measure of liberty to all your neighbors. There is no other.”


QOTD May 28 2018

Monday, May 28th, 2018

John Wooden: “You cannot live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.”


QOTD May 27 2018

Sunday, May 27th, 2018

Adelle Davis: “Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper.”

QOTD May 26 2018

Saturday, May 26th, 2018

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


QOTD May 25 2018

Friday, May 25th, 2018

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

Friday, May 25th, 2018

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

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

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


QOTD May 23 2018

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

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


QOTD May 22 2018

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

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


QOTD May 21 2018

Monday, May 21st, 2018

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


QOTD May 20 2018

Sunday, May 20th, 2018

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


QOTD May 19 2018

Saturday, May 19th, 2018

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

Friday, May 18th, 2018

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


QOTD May 17 2018

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

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!

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

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

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

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

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

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


QOTD May 14 2018

Monday, May 14th, 2018

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.”