53 – Building site B

Sent by: Fleur;
Location: Amersfoort, the Netherlands;
Date: April 20, 2014.

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A bit shaken, not stirred

Perhaps I am a messy girl, or at least a clumsy one. Good thing we have a cleaning lady who relieves us of the most common chores.
Apart from not having the energy nor stamina to do it myself… You wouldn’t believe the tasks I am up to, because of all the cups of tea and coffee I am always spilling. Continue reading

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52 – Building site

Sent by: Fleur;
Location: Amersfoort, the Netherlands;
Date: April 04, 2014.

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Beauty, form and filth

The Nanyang Technological University offers the course ‘Beauty, Form & Function: An Exploration of Symmetry’ that I started recently online. And I am more and more amazed by everyday objects that now may look very different because of the most interesting patterns and repeating motives. Continue reading

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Finish your plate

Even though it has been a mild winter, I have been longing for this Spring to arrive for months. The first weeks when dusk sets in during the late afternoon are indeed spherical, but I welcome days with daylight and temperatures that make it possible to sit outside until late in the evening. I am so ready for Spring and Summer. Continue reading

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Now a bow for yourselves, ladies

We left the Olympic Games behind us and today I focus on me, myself and I, because March 8 is International Women’s Day. Continue reading

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Orange colored tracksuits

As these Winter Olympics in Sochi have proven, the Dutch are indeed best in two things they have done for centuries. That is speed skating and whining. Continue reading

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With sugar and cinnamon

Knitting has always been a part of the lives of women in my mother’s family. When I was six years old, I was taught knitting by her mother and I remember well how it felt. It was the same as learning how to read and write for the first time, like I was a new member of a secret society. It felt like entering a whole new world. Continue reading

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Coffee with Clooney

Recently I read in the newspaper that inhabitants of elderly homes are complaining that nurses and other caretakers are talking in a childish way to them. As if they don’t understand, have hearing impairments or have gone childish again.
I expect that within ten years time there will be care droids in homes and hospitals and annoyances like these will be solved. Continue reading

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Second Hand Song

Perhaps you know that itchy feeling of hearing a well known pop song performed in a completely different genre and changed into an instrumental version. Sometimes it can be heard as the background music of restaurants.
Personally, I might even start humming, in order to hopefully recognize it and rename it to the original artist. It only lasts a few minutes while trying to figure out what it is. Then another song starts and the whole thing starts all over again. This can be so annoying, it gives me an itchy feeling. And if am unlucky it might bug me the rest of the day. Continue reading

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