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Going on a virtual holiday

Just a week from now I have my summer holiday. Not that I'm going away or anything. I wish I was really. The last time I was on holiday was in 2010 to France to the Loire area.
But if it were up to me I would go to Scotland of course, last time there was 2008.
I'm homesick if that's possible even for a country where I've never even lived myself. But it feels like my home away from home.

You know what I'll do? I just pretend, pretend like I'm going and will share pictures with you just for the fun of it. Come on a virtual holiday with me to Scotland and next time will go to England as well. Enjoy:

 Eilean Donan Castle

 Loch Leven

 Castle Stalker


 Flower of Scotland-Thistle


 Glencoe

 Scottish Flag

Urquhart Castle and Loch Ness

 Loch Linnhe

 Of course we need to eat some fish and chips!

 And go to the Highland Games

 Loch Etive

 Loch Leven

 Driving back to the ferry we got time to visit Northumberland

And Hadrian's Wall

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Music on Sunday; Summer

It's summer and the weather is hot! Not my kind of weather mind you! It's too hot for me! But a lot of people like it and in two weeks I will have two weeks holiday where I can be lazy around the house all day long! It's not all bad. Which you cannot say of the summer songs by the way. There are some bad ones out there! Was it any different when I was a kid? Nope, sorry to say it wasn't. I don't know why that is, maybe a summer song just has to have the right beat and the lyrics can be gibberish and make absolutely no sense what so ever.

There are some beauties there too. Here are some great ones and yes some not so as well. To each it's own..
Enjoy!







This was a hit when I was a teen! Yes really!



And this one as well:



And now for the really good stuff:



I'm a fan of Will Smith, he's great, funny and just a good actor too. And he has nice songs every now and again. Happy songs. :)



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Quotes and Pics 137

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Withdrawal

My life has changed
Immensely  My world turned upside down Tremendously  I'm shaking trembling Nervously  I don't know what to do Furiously Pacing up and down Madly Looking every five seconds Anxiously Still a red light blinking Fiercely My god I really can't stand it Surprisingly  I cannot live without internet connection For even one bloody day  (maybe more they say)
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Fighting your own battle and comparing your life

Today is a National Day of Mourning in our country for the victims and their loved ones of flight MH17.
It's a terrible thing that has happenend there and lots of lives lost for no reason what so ever.

You can't compare grief, hurt, pain. But still, I tend to look at other people's lives and think; What right do I have to cry and feel sad about my own live while there is so much hurt and pain in the world. Not to mention lives lost in a senseless act of violence.
And I'm sitting here in my little corner of the world crying my eyes out because I feel I have it bad with my partner with autism. 'my partner doesn't understand me' 'I made lots of bad turns in life and wrong dissisions and now I feel hurt' booh hoo hoo... what gives me the right to cry and feel bad while a mother, a wife, a child.. doesn't see her child, husband, parents, ever again?!



You can't compare hurt or pain. Every life is different. Everyone is fighting their own battle i…

Autism gets in the way

It's not easy
I'd even say it's quite hard
In your head you think
You're doing it right
I guess you do live
In such a different world
Inside anyway

I still feel alone often
Or rather feel like having to do it
All alone without support
You can't help it
It's not your fault
I know that, In my mind
But that doesn't make it any easier

Your autisme gets in the way
Of having an equal partnership
But you know what I was thinking
Maybe it's just me
I might just see the bad things
More than the good ones
You have those as well I know

The world around us
Would be so much simpler
If I could let it go
Accept you as you are
Like you accept me as I am
Yes you have autism I accept it
The thing I have trouble with
Is that it all comes down to me
And I feel burdned by all of it

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Music on Sunday; Acapella covers

Just when I was thinking what to blog about this Sunday I heard a lovely Acapella version of Sting's Englishman in New York on the radio. Unfortunatelly that one isn't on YouTube but others have covered that as well.

Like these girls:



I follow this guy for quite some time now. I love him. He does every sound himself with his voice! He's just awesome!
Mike Tompkins and yes it does sound like he uses instruments but no that's his voice!





This makes truly happy:



This is a Dutch Acapella group I've been to twice. They're damn good:





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Quotes and Pics 136 Sherlock quotes

Today is Benedict Cumberbatch's 38th birthday and because of that I've made this Quotes and Pics blog about his Sherlock character.To most it's no surprise I am a huge fan of Benedicts work and I yes of the man himself.

Here are some Sherlock quotes. Happy Birthday Benedict!





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Art on Friday: South Africa

Today I saw on Google it's Mandala Day. What better way to celebrate this day than to show the works of South African Painters on today's Art on Friday blog;

Marietjie Henning-Womens Day Celebration in South Africa

Isabel le Roux-landscape

Jacobus Hendrik Piernee-Bushveld landscape 

 Tinus de Jongh-Outdshoorn District

 I don't know who made this, just found it on the internet. You can buy it to put on your wall. I really like it. 

Oh my.. Googeling through all the African Paintings I just found one that my granddad painted/copied from South African painter
Vladimir Tretchikoff. He made several paintings, my granddad, and one is hanging in my home.

Vladimir Tretchikoff-Miss Wong

This is the one grandad made:

something went wrong in her eye while taking the picture cause it's not there in the painting but I think my granddad did a really good job! :) His Miss Wong is softer and I like that!

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Blogging

When I started blogging some 8 years ago I never would have thought I would enjoy it this much nor would I have thought I would start to write in English. But here I am writing or attempting to write in English. There are a lot of blogs out there. Even when I started there were a lot of them. The first blog sites I was on had loads of people interacting. Because that's what it is really; if you want to be read you have to read what others are writing and you have to comment on their work as well. In the beginning it was all well and good but now years later and several blogs later it is getting harder to do, keeping up I mean. With work, 'real life' being in the way all the time and other Social media sites one does not sit down and browse through all the countless blogsites the internet has, let alone comment on all of them. You just don't have the time even if you wanted to.. 


Now that I am writing in English I find it harder even though I like the language better,…

Lighten up

Sometimes Social Media is very tiresome. I mean it certainly has it's moments and I love it when I get to talk to women around the world, but still it is the written word and some still don't get what you are saying or if you're joking or not.
People tend to put everything you write on a scale sometimes. They put their own spin on it and let's face it; a lot of people just never learned to understand whát they are reading or how it is to be interpreted.

I'm not sitting here boosting my own horn so to speak; far from it! But I hope I know how to read and understand what others write and what they mean by it. Not always of course; it really depends on ones mood. And while we're at it; let's face that as well; don't we all write first and think later sometimes? I most certainly do!


Besides a lot of negative comments we're getting; do we really want those? After all the people on social media are strangers to us all. Do we know them? Not really. There …

Music on Sunday; Classic songs of the sea

I love listening to classical music. It really calms the nerves I think. When I was a child my parents listened to classical music as well as French chansons. My sister and I really didn't like it but as we grow older we start to appreciate it more and more, at least I do, not sure about my sister but as she practices ballet from childhood on, I think she might feel the same. :)

So today I want to take you away to the sea. There are some real classical beauties made where you can feel the sea air and almost touch it. Just sit back and listen:







And of course one of my favorites:



The English composers were always very good in making you feel like you were right there in the country side; like Vaughan Williams did; but can they make you feel as if you walk along the beach as well?









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Quotes and Pics 135 Acceptance

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Art on Friday: 19th century British Landscape Painting

I adore landscape painting add British landscape painting to that and you've got me hooked line and sinker. Escpecially 19th century painting's got my eye. I don't know why exactly maybe I lived there in a former life (you never know).

Anyway in this Friday art blog I will show you some masterpieces (and some lesser known ones as well) from the British landscape painters of the 19th century. Enjoy.

Bit of background info:

In the popular imagination English landscape painting from the 18th century onwards typifies English art, inspired largely from the love of the pastoral and mirroring as it does the development of larger country houses set in a pastoral rural landscape. It was developed initially by Dutch and Flemish artists, from the late 17th century onwards.
As the population of England grew during the industrial revolution, a concern for privacy and smaller gardens becomes more notable in English art. There was also a new-found appreciation of the open landscapes …