frontpage is about the life of an old married man who is still trying to carry out his hobbies, with the adage “I am too old for keeping up appearances”.
As an amateur photographer and blogger, I try to do my best to record the adventures with my sweet wife, loyal dog, cosy camper, wooden Finnhouse and creaking recumbents with my old Canon 5D photo camera. And let’s call it factual photography because I don’t interfere with what happens … I only use my point of view and camera settings.

It is mainly for myself, my family and friends (mostly abroad), but anyone who is interested in me or my blog is welcome.

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My last 20 blog posts …


We shred old branches and put them in the vegetable garden. Marjan discovered that mushrooms quickly grew and started to identify them. This creates a hobby that requires a lot of knowledge from books, internet and her own experience …

hollyhocks in the old city center

In the city center of Vlissingen you see beautiful hollyhocks that brighten up the city. A nice initiative! Just removing one stone from the pavement is enough to grow beautiful hollyhocks. They take up little space and add some color to the city for several weeks.

Grandma plays vinyl !

Marjan has found a 45 rpm record that she often set in her own youth. The old 60-year-old technique of listening to music still works for the one-year-old granddaughter … she has only been able to walk for a month, but she is now also learning to dance …The Dutch texts of Annie M.G. SchmidtContinue reading “Grandma plays vinyl !”

J.F. Harwig

In this old 1949 film, my grandfather also happens to be in the picture. He knew that the film crew would visit my hometown Vorden and took the opportunity to demonstrate in favor of the state pension. Later the “General Old Age Law” would be introduced by the Drees government. The fragment starts at 24 minutes and 50 seconds (24:50). the next linkContinue reading “J.F. Harwig”

Vogelbescherming Nederland

My wife is gaining more and more experience in recognizing birds, flowers, mushrooms and all kinds of other life in nature. One of the indispensable things that she uses are except for the countless books … binoculars from the Bird Protection Netherlands. The past 2 days we have gained some “nature” vitamins in the Ardennes,Continue reading “Vogelbescherming Nederland”

36 years ago

36 years ago I decided to continue living with Marjan. no regrets !


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