Sunday, November 13, 2011

Happy mailbox

As promised hereby some of the cards that made my day lately. But before I come to that, I have something else to show you. These are 'Kinderpostzegels', or children stamps.

These stamps are sold every year since 1924 (except the years of war) with an extra fee. This extra money is used in projects for children, to give them a better and saver life. Soon in your mailbox as well?

From Gabriele, Spain

After 2 attempts, her third card finally found me
From Julia, Russia

From Renie, my sister in law

From Lisa, USA

From China

From Rhonda, USA

From Janet, Canada

From Ms Allen's class, USA

Saturday, November 12, 2011

I *heart* Diana F+

Woohoo! My busy days at work are over (for now that is). Today we had an Open Day at the university where I work to recruit new students. I had the overall responsibility and I've spent the past few weeks organizing this day. Luckily almost everything went well :) The one thing I don't really like is that my weekend is practically going to over before it begins...

Despite the busy-ness at work I went to the photo shop to pick up another set of photos made with the Diana F+. Very happy with the results :)

The weather is said to be nice tomorrow, with a lot of sun, so I am really looking forward to try out my new Diana F+ close up lens :) Have a lovely Sunday!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Saartje, the cat-animal

Almost three weeks ago boyfriend S. and I went to the animal shelter for the third time. And we came home with this really adorable kitten. We've named her Saartje and she is five months old. She was very scared and easily spoked when we got her, but things are getting better day by day. She now sits on the couch and doesn't flee under it when one of us humans enters the room. We'll get there :)

After the move, when I started to unpack the thousands (ahum) of boxes and bags, I ran into some paintings I made a few years. Maybe I'll order postcards with these images. What do you think?

Sweet dreams !

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Diana F+ instant back *great success*

Wow! It has been ages again... The thing is; when I come home from work, all I want to do is eat, sit on the couch and stay there. All my non work related activities are at low ebb, like writing letters and postcrossing cards, sewing (I have touched my sewing machine only once since I moved, for sewing the curtains), photography..

Luckily I do have some spare time and spare energy. Last weekend I took a walk along with my Diana F+ camera ánd instant back. And that is such a nice toy :) It is like taking a Polaroid picture, but with the option to put multiple images on one photo. The first eight:

Next week the wide angle and close up lenses will be deliverd as well a flash adaptor so I can use my Speedlite flash on the Diana. Very much looking forward to that.

Yesterday I went to the post office with a mission: retrieving Postcrossing stamps. Unfortunately the post office had other plans; it was closed. So I will try again tomorrow. They are really cool you know. Wish me luck :)

Like I said, I had some spare time and spare energy. I actually had a complete week of freedom. Autumn break, partically filled with fixing stuff in the new house, but one day was mail day :)

I have kinda forgotten to label the cards, so I don't remember which card I've send to which postcrosser... But I promise to pay attention next time :)

My mailbox has also been happy in the past few weeks. But I haven't got time yet to scan them...

Monday, August 29, 2011

Back to normal

Last week I started working again after four weeks of vacation (and hard working in the new house). It was not easy, certainly not in the morning, but this week is a lot easier. Even though I did miss the bus today... Since my daily occupations are back to normal, the rest of my life is going back to normal as well. Including: time to bake, time to cook, time to sew and of course time to write cards, letters and blogposts :)

This summer I did participate in two swaps: the mix share swap and the photo swap (which will be pointed out later) I've sent two cds to two girls in the USA:

And I got two cds in return. One came all the way from Hawaii and the other one found its way from Australia :)

I also received a mix cd and a great letter (which always makes my day) from the Croatian Martina. It is always a treat to find her mail in my mailbox :)

Love this card lots and lots

The last weekend of my vacation boyfriend S. and I spent in Groningen. There we went to the 'Noorderzon - festival' (Festival of the Northern Sun) Groningen is the biggest city in the North of the Netherlands, which explains the name. The festival is held in a city park and includes all kinds of theater, to be seen in tents, pavilions and on big and little stages. Around all this, there are a lots of things to eat and drink. Mostly biological :) S. and I had ice cream and cheese fondue :) I had a great time there, even though we have not seen any shows at all. The atmosphere was very good.