Monday, July 08, 2019

Picture Post

Normally, I write far too much for the ideal blog post. It's a habit I find hard to control, but today, I'm just going to post a few photos that I've taken in the past week. It's been a quiet few days; work is finally over; Koos is recovering his equilibrium (literally – he's had a balance problem); and I'm getting used to a new rhythm for a while. We're not going faring, not yet anyway (long story to do with Koos' equilibrium), so I'm focusing on planting, painting and penning (okay, writing).

Oh and some walking too. In fact, we've had some lovely walks, punctuated by some sinful treats, so here are a few moments that I've captured.

Totally gratuitous luxury - Belgian verwenkoffie (spoil yourself coffee)

You're not kidding! (seen along the canal today)

A lovely rural road to nowhere

And back the other way again

I'm so enjoying my little patio

Zeeland beauty

More Zeeland beauty

Anyone want a water tower?

Bruinesse harbour - a lovely place to idle away some time

Anyone know what these wild flowers are?


So that's it for this week allemaal!
Enjoy the holidays wherever you are, and I'll be back soon.



15 comments:

  1. Hi Val, I’m going to try to post as “Anonymous “ and maybe I’ll be able to leave a comment. For some reason I’m unable to post as me in my Google Account.
    Those tasties look delicious and I love the road to nowhere! And the redundant sign by z water... I don’t know what the pretty wildflower is, but I love the fragility of flowers that grow in the wild.
    Beautiful photos!
    Much love from the mountains, Dale xx

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    1. Oh Dale, you too? I find I can only comment on Blogger now if I use Chrome. It doesn't work on Safari, only with the older versions.

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    2. But thank you, dear. I love the road to nowhere too!

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  2. Poor Koos. That sounds miserable, especially for one who enjoys faring. I hope he feels better soon. I had a similar problem, but probably not as serious as Koos. My doctor had me lay down on the table with my head dangling off at one end. Then, he grabbed my head with both hands and jerked it in the direction of which ear was messing with my balance. Weird, huh? Then he helped me sit up. I felt like a cartoon character whose eyeballs were spinning in my head. After a few minutes, he helped me down from the table and the problem was gone. Very strange. Oh, if those flowers are tiny, it may be what we call in the south, a shamrock plant. Xxoo

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    1. Poor you, Patti! That sounds a bit dramatic..haha. I'm glad they didn't shake your brains out as wel as your eyeballs! Koos ' balance problem is on the mend, so he hasn't needed that, but now he has a bad finger that's actually making him feel ill...poor man is in the wars :(

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  3. Lovely, Val, and expressive words also. I'm sorry to hear about Koos, but hope he will be back in perfect balance soon. I'm also sorry you have to put off your faring. I love your patio. What a beautiful little corner of the world you've created. Blessings. (Steph)

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    1. Thank you dear. We just have to roll with the punches, don't we? Hoping to see you soon!

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  4. Hi Val - oh poor Koos - hope it improves for him particularly and for you both. Still a different world comes to the fore ... wonderful Zeeland for us to see, your patio and some scrummy delights ... enjoy and all the best - cheers Hilary

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    1. Thanks, Hilary. I'm glad you like our little corner of the world, and yes, those yummies were just too much, but very very tasty!

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  5. Lovely photos Val. Enjoy your new pace for a bit. Julie x

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    1. Thank you, Julie. It's strange having to slow down and hard to get used to, but I will! :) xx

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  6. It looks like a quiet and peaceful week, although I guess a bit too peaceful for Koos. I am glad he is getting over his balance problem, and hope that the finger will heal soon too. Your patio looks delightful! and the weather seems to have been nice too.

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    1. We’ve been very lucky, Jenny. There’s been practically no rain so far and pleasant temperatures for spending time on outdoor jobs. Perfect, in fact! Koos is on the mend, but it takes a bit of time!

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  7. I’m wondering what you can do with a water tower... apartments, ateliers? I’m still playing the lottery ��. Happy to hear that Koos is on the mend! xxx

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    1. Yes, so were we, Suze :) The one in Rotterdam has been converted into apartments, I think.

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