RIVERGIRL: books, blog and barges: Mostly about my writing, about life on a barge in Rotterdam, and other tales about other folks when the fancy takes me.
oh my god val and koos this is the nicest thing anyone has ever done for me! it has made me cry with joy that i have all you lovely people in my life...a big massive thankyou from my heart...xxxxxxxxxx
just had a good look im so chuffed here..lovely pics of you and koos and dale and her children..sin anne marie mary beth..neil...the bloggy cats..lol...I LOVE IT!..i have a big smile on my face...xx
Aww,Val, that's so sweet. Happy tomorrow, dear Gypsy.Cheers,AM
thankyou anne marie ..xx...
Oh my, darling Val - you have not only made dear Gypsy's day, but you have made mine, too!!What a dear sweet thing!Gypsy, you are one lucky gal!All I can do is speak with exclamation marks!Val you are one of a kind!HAPPY BIRTHDAY GYPSY & KENNETH!LoveDale
she is something special dale her and koos...they have made my day i am very lucky to have them and you..
Wow - you really have a lovely, close community here. What a great thing to do.Thanks for popping over to mine and leaving the note about Black Books. I guess reactions to swearing are different - some families I know are horrified that my children (who are lovely, I promise), listen to Billy Connolly, yet happily take their own to see extremely violent films. I just don't get that. Apparently the child-murderer Myra Hindley refused to watch Connolly on TV because he was so foul-mouthed! Ummm ...However, I respect your values, and you seem far too nice to be in the same paragraph as either of them.As for BB, glad you like it. Bernard Black is played by Dylan Moran; I agree - with that accent you can get away with just about anything!Love, M x
Gypsy, my love, it was the greatest pleasure for both Koos and myself. Hoping you have a very very happy day, and of course, very best wishes to your brother Ken too...Thanks to both Dale and Anne Marie too for their willing cooperation!!! She's worth it isn't she girls?Margie, thank you very much too for your kind words! MY last words on the other subject (at the risk of becoming a bore), I take your point, I really do...ahem..Myra Hindly..right let's think about those double standards!!! Seriously, tho, I try not to ba anal (as my daughter would say) about it, and it's not to say I don't give vent myself now and then, but don't like to hear it used just as 'fillers'...As Dale once eloquently said (and she has a way with words, that one), she's chosen to avoid it in her home to edncourage her kids to express themselves without it..I guess that's what I'm really aiming at, but enough said.. Each to his own, and it's a matter of choice!
OMG that is sooooo sweet Val! I just adore MB in her Hat photo! how cute is that!
Hey mamalamaBack from the train. I have posted a diary but got very impatient with the net, finding it too difficult to upload my photo's right now. I love you lots and hope to speak to you soon!XXXXXMomo
ps, the post on green steam is craigus - very good isn't it. He is always a bit too shy to blog, but needlesly as i keep telling him
Hi ValI see you even managed to get my altered ego on the photo card!We feel honoured to be able to celebrate the birthday of our favourite absolute Gemini this way!ADF ;)
21 today...21 today...ive got the key of the door ....not sure if ive been 21 before..er??????
dale and angus seperated at birth twins...
I hope we're not related...
related?..LOL Dale!! only a couple of you..;-))
thankyou lot for a wonderful birthday...xxx
Hey Val,What a lovely tribute. So, Gypsy is another Gemini... Oooh, I wonder how many of us are in here. Hmm. Nice theme for a blog, hehe.Thanks for visiting my blog. I am honoured!I'm still in coocoo land after seeing The Who live at Leeds. So emotional for me... I have created a flickr album and the link is on my blog.My arms hurt after clapping on the air, like I was doing weightlifting exercises...I'd better get some sleep. Work tomorrow.Kisses to you and Koos.xoxoxoM
Hi Val,Awww - this is just lovely!! We're all glad to have you with us in Blogland, Gypsy! :) Thanks for the compliment, Ballerinagurl! *L*
Oh, and I can't wait to read your next chapter, Val - though I may not get the chance until later in the week - but I will! :)
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Not a Gemini - Aquarius is me & I think I'm turning to water...
You're certainly in tune with your sign Dale...floods, overflows and inundations all..what's happened now, dear? Perhaps you could use it to your advantage and do water dances in drought ridden areas of the world. You could make a fortune..!
Oh Val, it's much simpler than that....just check me blog.
Hey mummy!!Just wanted to say hi and I love you.XXXX
i liked you joke val made me laugh..he he..
val i feel so helpless here it sickning...
Val, thank God I heard from her.She is safe, but not home...Thank You.xxDale
Night Night, Val.You are all so sweet. I wish I could really give you a big huge hug!We will make it through, it's just that there is so much going on right now in my life.Maybe I will do a post once I have sorted through it all.Thanks for being there.♥♥♥ Dale
Val,you were so sweet to alert Dale's friends as to her distress. I'm so relieved to hear that Beth is safe, and I am keeping them in my thoughts.I am slowly adding the last few chapters of the novel to my blog in the next two weeks, so that you'll have the complete works to slowly read while I am in Europe. I hope you like how it unfolds.Goodnight, my dear.-AM
Mum,New posts on Burbanites and DeathdeniedxxJo
Hi Val,Are you joining Koos on his trip?See my entry in his blog.If so, have a good time!Love,Erik-Jan.
have a good trip val and koos ..see you when you return..have fun..>:0)..x..
Have a wonderful trip with Koos, Val! And thanks for stopping by with your support.Love,AM
Have a wonderful weekend on the... water... Val and Koos!LoveDale
Hi Val,This is a very sweet thing you did for Gypsy.I'm a Gemini too!
Hi ValHope you're having fun!I just popped by to say Beth is home safe & sound...with a wee bit of explaining to do.We're all ok. She came home yesterday afternoon.Thanks so much for the love & support - it was a tough go.LoveDale
Ooops, wrong me, but the sentiment is the same...;)
Hi Val,I know you'll be popping in to check up while you take care of Sindy, so I wanted to tell you that the entire novel is now up, enjoy.I hope you're having a great time on board with Koos.Cheers,AM
I enjoyed cruising through your blog. Fun stuff! Just turned 58 myself this week. I too was born in Rotterdam and did my kindergarten there. So I suppose I'm educated on two continents! I am married to a Canadian gal who has given me 3 children and we have 2 grandchildren. I'm working as a design engineer for a major multinational chem/plastics producerthat has a significant presence in Dordrecht. I only get back to Holland about once every 3 years mostly now to visit ailing relatives.
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