zondag 28 oktober 2007


This afternoon we had a goodbye lunch for my friend Liz who will be in Buenos Aires the next month. The location was a fairly new restaurant named Dauphine, after this charming car made by Renault. It was also the first car that my father bought in the fifties. Sweet memories.

donderdag 25 oktober 2007

it's in the air!

It's in the air! After publishing a few jumping photo's myself, I came across this one when I checked my mail this morning. It was send to me by "All the Best".


If only these two girls had been there when I went to school. I hated maths but maybe I would have overcome my fear of numbers, figures and difficult formulas by reading their blog.

dinsdag 23 oktober 2007


Inspired by the last picture of jumping children,
this one from the archives.


Absolutely beautiful. These natural looking livingstones.

zaterdag 20 oktober 2007


I have a soft spot for paper. And for little shops that sell it. Papermoon is one of those shops that I simply have to visit every time I'm passing by. Packed with cards, wrapping paper and other paper wanahaves. The owner always has a surprising collection. Today he showed me a paperdoll of Sinterklaas. A typically Dutch winterfeast on the fifth of december when we celebrate the birthday of Sint Nicolaas. A family evening with hot chocolate, pepernoten, presents and funny rhymes.

donderdag 18 oktober 2007

Alles is Liefde part II

Yesterday we went to see
the movie "Alles is Liefde". It was as good as they told it would be. Great script, wonderful cast and beautiful Amsterdam as the perfect set.

zondag 14 oktober 2007

alles is liefde

Four years ago, in 2003, I left the cinema incredibly lighthearted after watching the movie "Love Actually". After this event I bought the DVD as a medicine to overcome any kind of dip. This week I look forward to see the Dutch version of a lovestory- collage. The previews are promissing.

zaterdag 13 oktober 2007

12.54 pm


Tonight is the opening of the Cinekidfestival. A great filmfestival for children.
This time the location will be The Westergasterrein in Amsterdam West.

donderdag 11 oktober 2007

zondag 7 oktober 2007


Les Choristes in concert. I don't know why, but today I had to think back of seeing the great French film "Les choristes" .About a teacher with a passion for music that makes difficult pupils of a boys school sing like angels. Every now and then I have to listen to the soundtrack CD with lots of moving songs. This song, "lueur d'ete"means summerlight.

zaterdag 6 oktober 2007

saturdaymorning trails

Brouwersgracht - Haarlemmerstraat
Coffee Company - Lindengrachtmarkt

donderdag 4 oktober 2007

around my corner

There are moments when I fall in love with my neighbourhood all over again. This afternoon, in the autumnsunshine, with just the right temperature outside, I had one of those moments that I captured in this picture.

woensdag 3 oktober 2007

Children's books

Today the Dutch week for children's books started for the 53rd time. My favourite writer and illustrator, Joke van Leeuwen, did it again . She won a price for the illustrations in her book "did you see my little sister?" For dutch readers I can also recommend her book IEP , published in 1996.
This book brings joy to both children and parents while reading it to them.

dinsdag 2 oktober 2007

pretty serendipities

I found this autumncoloured painting by David Kroll on a blog called pretty serendipities. Pages full of beautiful and interesting entries made by Elena Karo. I don't know who she is and her last entrie was in 2005. Wonder why she stopped blogging. Anyway it is worth to have a look .