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QOTD February 2 2019

Saturday, February 2nd, 2019

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

QOTD January 10 2019

Thursday, January 10th, 2019

George Santayana: “Before you contradict an old man, my fair friend, you should endeavor to understand him.”

 

Turning the page of time

Monday, December 31st, 2018

A tradition like no other: today is that unique and special day in the year when one day, one hour, one minute makes a whole year difference…we turn the imaginary page of time tonight and after celebrating it we wake up in a brand New Year. By then, page 2018 of the ‘book of life and the world’ has been completely written and all experiences of the past year are stored in it.

The year of 2018 has been a year of mostly continuity for me and quite some ‘firsts’ for Misha; it started  with an amazing winter, lots of fun in the snow and skiing through winter wonderland and the summer has been unusually long, super warm and sunny. My beautiful enthusiastic lovely now 7-year old angel changed his first tooth, self-handedly caught his first fish, went to a real Dance Festival with daddy (Dream Village), steered a speedboat (and wanted to become a speedboat racer), got his swimming diploma, and many more. We’re cherishing our time together in Norway and NL and the love for and from friends and family makes life complete.

The celebration of Misha’s 7th Birthday with family in NL and a party with his friends in Norway was memorable, as was having my parents and sister with kids over for a splendid Norwegian Xmas celebration.

It has been yet another busy year running my company and balance came from peace and quiet times at home, as well as (dance) events throughout the year whoopwhoop…the year flew by; a continuous process of letting go of past and getting to know the present and future possibilities…most is balanced in the end.

It is good to know that all the 2018 experiences are stored in a safe place; in my heart and my memory…I can look back, laugh, cry, read, learn, and all of that without any regrets!

Writing things down and then turning the page of time also means that things can be put to rest…it is a good moment to go on and look forward towards everything that future offers and say: “Well, hellooo 2019, here I *am*!!”

Time, it is o-so relative…I wish everyone a splendid life in the Now, filling each moment with unconditional love…share it and pass it on…❤️

God Jul / Zalig Kerstfeest / Merry Christmas

Tuesday, December 25th, 2018

Warmth, Light and LOVE to all you angels out there!

Ho ho hoooope you have wonderful Christmas days! ❤️

QOTD December 7 2018

Friday, December 7th, 2018

Jennifer Hudson: “Appearance can always be changed, but the talent stays the same.”

 

QOTD October 11 2018

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

Takayuki Ikkaku, Arisa Hosaka and Toshihiro Kawabata: “Maybe it’s what’s inside that counts, but being told you look good feels good!”

Misha 7!!

Saturday, September 29th, 2018

It’s Misha’s 7th Birthday today…Hip hip Hoorayyyyy! 🙂

Time flies when you’re having fun! So fortunate and happy to share this journey with you, my amazing lovely sweetest angel!

Daddy loves you! <3

 

QOTD June 27 2018

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

Sharon Salzberg: “Each decision we make, each action we take, is born out of an intention”

 

QOTD June 4 2018

Monday, June 4th, 2018

Joyce Grenfell: “I have come to believe that giving and receiving are really the same. Giving and receiving – not giving and taking.”

 

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!! 🙂

 

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 April 13 2018

Friday, April 13th, 2018

Ninon de Lenclos: “The joy of a spirit is the measure of its power.”

Happy Easter!!

Sunday, April 1st, 2018

This one keeps putting a smile on my face 😀 …Happy Easter everrrrrybodyyyy!!

 

QOTD March 30 2018

Friday, March 30th, 2018

Oprah Winfrey: “Partake of some of life’s sweet pleasures. And yes, get comfortable with yourself.”

 

QOTD February 28 2018

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

Dee Hock: “The problem is never how to get new, innovative thoughts into your mind, but how to get old ones out. Every mind is a building filled with archaic furniture. Clean out a corner of your mind and creativity will instantly fill it.”

 

QOTD February 9 2018

Friday, February 9th, 2018

Eric Hoffer: “A preoccupation with the future not only prevents us from seeing the present as it is but often prompts us to rearrange the past.”

QOTD January 6 2018

Saturday, January 6th, 2018

Dan Millman: “The time is now, the place is here. Stay in the present. You can do nothing to change the past, and the future will never come exactly as you plan or hope for.”

 

QOTD January 5 2018

Friday, January 5th, 2018

Buddha: “If you knew what I know about the power of giving, you would not let a single meal pass without sharing it in some way.”

 

Turning the page of time

Sunday, December 31st, 2017

Today is that unique and special day in the year when one day makes a whole year difference; we turn the imaginary page of time tonight and after celebrating it we wake up in a brand New Year. By then, page 2017 of the ‘book of life and the world’ has been completely written, and we have stored all experiences of the past year in it.

The year of 2017 has been a year of both continuity and change; running my company through a busy and successful year, Misha, my beautiful enthusiastic 6-year old angel, started school in NL. We’re cherishing our time together in NL and Norway, friends and family making my life complete. Many memorable moments and (dance) events to remember…the year flew by through the continuous process of letting go of past and getting to know the present and future possibilities…not my easiest year yet most is balanced in the end.

It is good to know that all the 2017 experiences are stored in a safe place; in my heart and my memory…I can look back, laugh, cry, read, learn, and all of that without any regrets!

Writing things down and then turning the page of time also means that things can be put to rest…it is a good moment to go on and look forward towards everything that future offers and say: “Oh, hi 2018! Here I am!!”

Time…it is o-so relative…I wish everyone a splendid life in the Now, filling each moment with unconditional love, sharing it and passing it on…❤️

Zalig Kerstfeest / God Jul / Merry Christmas

Monday, December 25th, 2017

Warmth, Light and LOVE to all!! ❤️