Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Wednesday Wisdom; Change

The only thing constant in life is change.



The one thing I find difficulty dealing with is change; things or situations changing. I find that rather hard to adapt to. In my work with elderly people we deal with change all the time, so why I haven't dealt with it a long time ago I don't know. People are old, get sick, die, things in healthcare change all the time, the system changes and the way we have to work does.
Next year I'm going to work more hours so another change. Furthermore I will help coworkers who have difficulty with the Dutch language or with the way to write an email for example.
Lots of change but good changes I think.
Hopefully next year will bring just that; good changes.

© KH

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Music on Sunday; winter songs

It's been snowing for some days now, sadly today seems the last day (for now). They even warned not to go out if you don't have to. I love the snow/winter. So for today winter/snow songs;









©  KH

Friday, 8 December 2017

Art on Friday, Edward Frederick Brewtnall

Edward Frederick Brewtnall (November 1846 – November 1902) was an English genre, landscape and figure painter and illustrator.

He was born in London on 13 October 1846. He studied at the Lambeth School of Art.
Based in London, Brewtnall worked in both oil and watercolour, exhibiting, from 1868, at the Royal Academy, Society of British Artists, Grosvenor Gallery and the Royal Watercolour Society (RWS) - he was made a full member of the latter in 1883. He was also a member of the Royal Society of British Artists (RBA) and the Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI).

Brewtnall had a particular interest in Folk tales and Ballads which became the subjects of many of his paintings such as "Cinderella", "The Frog Princess" (1880), "Little Red Riding Hood" (1895), "Sleeping Beauty" etc. He provided artwork for The Graphic, "The Pall Mall, "The Quiver", and The English Illustrated magazines, and illustrated books such as Barnard's edition of Bunyan's "Pilgrim's Progress" and others.

Three Ravens

Little Red Riding Hood

Sleeping Beauty

The Honeymoners-where next?

The Princess and the Frog

Visit to the Witch

© KH

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Wednesday Wisdom; Energie


Gisteren zat ik het journaal te kijken en hoor ik de nieuwslezer zeggen dat volgend jaar de energierekening van de gewone burger, u en ik dus, aanzienlijk omhoog zal gaan. Want zo zei hij, het kabinet Rutte III wil de rekening van de vervuiling, de hogere energiekosten, niet aan de bedrijven doorberekenen. Dus degenen die het meeste ve-gebruiken die betalen het minst zogezegd. Volgens mij was het ooit zo dat de vervuiler betaalt. Rutte is namelijk bang dat als de grote bedrijven teveel belasting moeten betalen of teveel energiekosten zij met hun bedrijf het land verlaten. Dus is het kennelijk belangrijker om het 'gewone' volk ervoor op te laten draaien die het toch al niet breed heeft. Is het namelijk ook niet beter om een vervuiler weg te willen hebben? Of het energieverbruik aan banden te leggen? Betalen voor wat je verbruikt, lijkt mij zeer logisch, niet een ander ervoor laten opdraaien! Nee, Rutte doet het liever op zijn Trumpiaans.
Ik weet niet meer hoe ik rond moet komen volgend jaar nu alles zoveel duurder gaat worden. Ons salaris blijft hetzelfde, ik moet meer gaan werken maar dat zet ook geen zoden aan de dijk.
Niet té oud worden, maar dankzij al de stress die dit met zich meebrengt is dát ook zo opgelost.
Rutte, je wordt bedankt!

© KH

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Music on Sunday; Radiohead

Radiohead are an English rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, formed in 1985. The band consists of Thom Yorke (lead vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards), Jonny Greenwood (lead guitar, keyboards, other instruments), Ed O'Brien (guitar, backing vocals), Colin Greenwood (bass), and Phil Selway (drums, percussion, backing vocals). They have worked with producer Nigel Godrich and cover artist Stanley Donwood since 1994.

The strange thing is that I've hardly ever listened to this band until recently. It happens sometimes that you 'discover'  a long excisting band and really don't understand why you didn't start listening to them sooner. 







© KH