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War wounds...

Burn from the Christmas goose meeting the Aga… Changed my life (line) for ever. Have a wonderful new year everyone!

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Wow, air… really?

I wish my nose would stop taking itself so seriously. 

When running, why not just stick to a gentle jog? There really is no need for this continuous mad dash…

The world is really not going to end today.

 

 

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Keep up…

I hope this drama will be done before Christmas… It would be sad to see everyone while making the most vile noises… (even if it would be nice to just once return the favour to my small cousins, who usually know how to surprise me with gifting me their exotic colds…) 

More importantly it would be a waste not to taste the lovely wines at Christmas… 

 

Sigh…

Snarf… 

Merry Christmas everyone!

 

 

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Pompom showdown...

Pompom showdown…

This post is for everyone who will receive a hand-knitted sweater from an aunt or granny this Christmas.

Please remember there is love and care in every stitch.
(however hideous the design might be….)

Loes Veenstra from a quiet street in Rotterdam has knitted over 500 jumpers since she started in 1955.
In this video the people from her  neighbourhood showcase all her hard work, by wearing her sweaters that had never been worn before…

Only in Holland!

In a way it is sad this craft and tradition is slowly disappearing…

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Last week I was writing my Christmas cards in a cafe Gebr. Niemeijer in Amsterdam, before meeting an old friend.

This is how my coffee arrived.

Cheers!

Hope you all had a lovely Christmas!

Only 2 more days left of this year…

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