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QOTD July 18 2019

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

W. Somerset Maugham: “Life wouldn’t be worth living if I worried over the future as well as the present.”

 

Gratulerer med dagen Norge!

Friday, May 17th, 2019

Norway celebrates its Constitution (Grunnloven) today, signed on May 17 (‘syttende mai‘) in 1814 marking Norway’s independence from Sweden (fully realized in 1905).

Besides the eating ice cream (syttende mai seems to mark the start of summer?!) and drinking (one of the main activities of the day LoL 😉 ), the Norwegians give the celebration a quite nice touch; everyone dresses up! Most will wear a Bunad, the traditional clothing. If you don’t have one, then your best suit or dress will do! (it that sense it is totally opposite to the somewhat clownish King’s Day in NL…:) )

Syttende mai‘ is also known its parades; thousands march all over the country expressing their cultural pride, joy in springtime and honor of those citizens who created Norway’s constitutional government, founding her independence. Especially popular is the Children’s Procession; dressed in their best clothes or national costume, the children march with their school’s band, classmates and teachers. Joy joy!

The sun is out, it’s fan-friggin-tastic weather today! The whole country is ready for a party and so am I: GRATULERER MED DAGEN NORGE!! 🙂

 

Happy Easter!!

Sunday, April 21st, 2019

This is the day of: “one egg is no egg, two eggs is half an egg, thee eggs is an Easter Egg…” 🙂

Happy Easter y’all!! 🙂

QOTD April 2 2019

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019

Alan Saporta: “The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it.”

 

QOTD March 10 2019

Sunday, March 10th, 2019

John Green: “There’s a place in the brain for knowing what cannot be remembered.”

 

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! ❤️

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

 

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…)

 

Happy Easter!!

Sunday, April 1st, 2018

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

 

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!! ❤️

 

White rabbit, white rabbit, white rabbit

Sunday, October 1st, 2017

It is the first of a new month and as I started it this morning by saying ‘white rabbit, white rabbit, white rabbit‘ so I will receive good luck for the whole month of October, yayyyy! 🙂 Apparently any combination of rabbits, white rabbits or bunnies will do, as long as it is said like a mantra. So, let the good luck flow in! 🙂

 

 

Misha 6!!

Friday, September 29th, 2017

Misha turns 6 today! Hip hip Hoorayyyyy!

I feel fortunate and am happy to share this journey with you my sweetest, funny, smart, beautiful and lovely angel, I LOVE you! <3

 

Parkfeest 2017

Friday, June 16th, 2017

Despite some earlier (one-day) dance festivals earlier this year, only one qualifies as the traditional opening of the summer festival season: the Parkfeest in Oosterhout! 🙂

The first night is, as usual, ‘coverband night’ with: Joe Cocker Tribute, Deep White, Bruno Mars Tribute, Pearl Jamming and Tribute 2 Bob Marley. The stage tomorrow is filled with: Nielson, The Common Linnets, Kraantje Pappie, Jett Rebel, Kovacs, Van Dik Hout and Txarango (Barcelona based, Latin-American rhythms with reggae, pop and dub).

Sunday is family day and Misha is gonna be part of it; first time to go festivalling with my big little angel woohooo!! 🙂

 

Gratulerer med dagen Norge!

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

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

Not the best weather, though it is dry and that is all we need! 🙂

We’ve had a nice champagne brunch (champagne for me and my parents, lemonade for Misha LoL), and just came home from the traditional ‘barnetoget’ (Childrens’ Parade). It was pretty special this year as Misha being a ‘pre-schooler’ led the parade, holding the banner together with his fellow pre-school friends! All dressed up and Misha with a pink hat (rosaruss) to mark the transfer from kindergarten to primary school.

Hurra for Norge, we’re all celebrating and waving flags!! 🙂

(and yes, we did have ice-cream, part of the ‘syttende man’ tradition 🙂 )

 

Cosmic solidarity at 45! :)

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

Today is ‘the’ day of the year where one day is making me a whole year older…aahhh it’s my Birthdayayayay! 🙂

Having lived my year as The Master Healer at 44, I apparently will now move into cosmic solidarity which is expressed in the life of all the beings! 🙂

Keywords: reliability, patience, focus on building a foundation for the future, and wit…45 is worldly and sophisticated! Oh ohhhh 🙂

Well, age is just a number anyway (haha, an expression that is mostly used by ‘older’ people 🙂 ), and I continue to live every minute of Now!

 

 

PS. nice to know is that a study reveals that happiness levels rise after the age of 45, so…here is to happiness! 🙂

Happy Easter!!

Sunday, April 16th, 2017

Happy Easter everrrrrybody!! 🙂

Riddle of the Day: one egg is no egg, two eggs is half an egg, thee eggs is an Easter Egg…hope y’all enjoyed your eggs at your Easter brunch! 😉

 

Turning the page of time

Saturday, December 31st, 2016

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 2016 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 2016 has mostly been a year of continuances; running my own company (once again a busy year without any real vacation, the unforgettable five day trip to Ibiza compensated a lot though), Misha turned five (literally a handful 😉 ), still the happy camper *full* of enthusiasm and energy, enjoying and loving his life in both Norway and NL, there were many memorable moments and some really nice (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…there were not too many highs this year, yet also not so many lows…all is balanced in the end.

It is good to know that all the 2016 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 2017! 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…