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I don't like Summer especially when there's a heatwave coming like this week. But the one thing I do like in Summer is watching tennis and most of all Wimbledon. Yesterday it started of and in the beginning it's all tennis all afternoon and evening long! What a treat!

Today my favourite is on; Roger Federer. I do hope they won't have too much heat problems over there though.
I never liked watching sports much but somehow tennis is something else.
Only the women's tennis is too much moaning for my taste but I can watch it and tweet with others while watching, for hours on end.

Enjoy if you're watching too!

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Music on Sunday, Summer Classics

It's Summer, tomorrow Wimbledon starts (the one thing I do follow when it comes down to sports) everything is at a stand still it seems. The weather is warm getting on hot even starting next week (not my thing) so let's easy in to it with some classical Summer tunes this Sunday..

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Art on Friday, Art Nouveau

For no reason other than I feel like it, today some Art Nouveau painters just at random.

Henri Bellery-Desfontaines-Enigme (1898) Janis Rozentāls-Mother and Child
Raphael Kirchner-Sun women
Lucien Levy-Dhurmer-Eve (1896)
Sydney Long-The Spirit of the Plains
Alphonse Mucha-4 times of day
Margaret Macdonald Macintosh-White rose red rose
Galileo Chini - mural (part)
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It's not all that black and white, or is it?

It Don't Matter If You're Black Or White - Michael Jackson

For a long time I thought I didn't want to say anything about this on my blog but after watching this vid on Tumblr just now I just had too. I'm appalled by seeing how this is still the case in for instance the USA. How white people who are destroying property or misbehaving aren't called thugs but black people having a peaceful demonstration are. Watch this clip and judge for yourself;

I believe firmly that we are not black or white or other colours. We are one race, we are the human race! I do not discriminate on colour, beliefs, sexual preference or what ever. We live on this planet together we should all make something of it, in peace and harmony! Live and let live.

Sometimes at work I come at clients homes where the client is discriminating and even though they are old people I always tell them that they don't have the right to. They knew what war was, they were glad they got saved that it was f…

Couch Potato

Of course I knew it allready and one look at my body says it all; I am sitting way too much. But new studies have proven that too much sitting can give you all kind of illnesses. Like what; well mental illness for one. I never knewthat one!

We all are sitting our lives away; it is bad for our health and even our life expectancy.
Researchers have reported that sitting for long hours is linked to:
Worse mental healthA higher risk of death from heart disease and other causesA higher risk of being disabled Dear god, if they want to scare me they are succeeding!
But wait, there's more:

The new studies add even more weight (funny) to earlier research suggesting that too much sitting is bad -- even if you get regular exercise. 

Experts say they still don't know for sure which comes first. Does too much sitting trigger poor health, or is it the other way around?
They also say we may need to think about sitting and exercise as two separate behaviors, each contributing on its own to our h…

Music on Sunday, Funky/Jazzy music

Lately I listen a lot to one of the music stations here in the Netherlands that airs funky jazzy music; Sublime FM it's called. It makes me dance in my seat or want me to get up and dance, which is a good thing I think. It's happy, upbeat music. So today, Father's Day, which is mostly a sad day for those who don't have a dad anymore like me, I thought; let's play some funky beats and dance. God knows we need it!

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Art on Friday, William Morris

William Morris (24 March 1834 – 3 October 1896) was an English textile designer, poet, novelist, translator, and socialist activist. Associated with the British Arts and Crafts Movement, he was a major contributor to the revival of traditional British textile arts and methods of production. His literary contributions helped to establish the modern fantasy genre, while he played a significant role in propagating the early socialist movement in Britain. He had close friendships with Pre-Raphaelite artist.

I especially love his wallpapers, I could only spend a whole blog on those gorgeouse textiles alone! 

Flora, Merton Abbey tapestry
A Book of Verse by William Morris
Detail from The Forest, William Morris and Co.
De Morgan Tile, by William Morris and William De Morgan.
The woodpecker
 beautifully drawn by William Morris
'Trellis' woodblock printed wallpaper, by William Morris, England, 1864. 
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As long as I can remember I am somewhat larger than average. Only after I had kids I became overweight and when my former marriage went downhill I became obese. I had to hear from a lot of people that I really had to do something about it, especially people who are close to me and who say they don't mean anything by it only mean well... Sure, they mean well but people reminding you constantly is a big pain in the you know what!
I do know myself I'm overweight thank you very much!

A few years ago I did go on a diet. I took those shakes twice a day. God I was starving but I did it anyway. Sure I was losing weight, but one day it stopped and I didn't lose anymore. I could slowely start eating regularly again and that's when it started to happen; my body wasn't used to getting much food or fat anymore and every time I ate something that was prepared with oil or butter it started to become upset. My gall bladder was infected and had to be removed in the hospital. Well…

Music on Sunday, Rumours about Paul McCartney's death in songs

Last week Sir Paul McCartney performed in the Netherlands. I didn't go but I heard the prices of the tickets were very high! There was a time where there were rumours that Paul McCartney was dead, fed by the Beatles themselves? If you're interested why they thought that at the time, you can read here why.

Listen yourself;

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Art on Friday, Summer

Finally an Art on Friday blog again! Even though I don't think there are people reading it, I truely missed it!
Today it's a hot Summer's day so I want to show some famous paintings about Summer;

Frank Weston Benson-Summer 1900
 Claude Monet-Woman with parasol
 Georges Seurat - Un dimanche après-midi à l'Île de la Grande Jatte
Edouard Manet-Le déjeuner sur l'herbe 
Pierre-Auguste Renoir - Boating On the Seine Pierre
 John William Waterhouse-Sweet Summer
Alfred de Breanski-A Devonshire Garden
Gustav Klimt-Farm Garden with sunflowers
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