de Achterhoek

We spent a few days in the Achterhoek, the region where I was born and raised. Memories, memories, memories and beautiful nature! Eating “halve Haantjes” at Hotel Bakker … In between we also went to Ermelo to visit the grave of my brother Johan. and to Winterswijk to visit my sister … and also toContinue reading “de Achterhoek”

20 days left

There are 20 days left … and then the Furnace House will be blown up with explosives. Every effort is made to make this as safe as possible. All phosphorus has been removed from the Furnace House, as well as all other hazardous substances. The high part of the building will crash onto the panContinue reading “20 days left”

explanation of law number 7

An explanation of the boy scouts law number 7 in the old boy scouts handbook. Law is written short, clear and powerful. An explanation should be provided for each law. And luckily the old explanation given in this 70-year-old book can also be considered acceptable (in my opinion) in 2020. Of course, it must firstContinue reading “explanation of law number 7”

old books and memories

Fortunately, I still have them, those old scout books. Because of the planned reunion, I read them again. As a result, many memories come to the surface again. It’s been about 50 years ago … times have changed a lot … parenting has changed … pastimes have changed … the media have been renewed …Continue reading “old books and memories”

Cycling home after the nightshift

Too bad I didn’t have my camera with me … the “photos” of the phone will have to do it … It was a beautiful sunrise! How much money would an average person want to spend to experience this beautiful sunset while cycling in a comfortable velomobile? I earned that money this morning on topContinue reading “Cycling home after the nightshift”

I had the night shift during the New Year

Traditionally I will stand on the roof (which is about 50 meters high) of the factory at 24:00h.But there was a thick fog over Walcheren, so there was nothing to be seen of the fireworks in the cities. So I made some photos of my colleague Tim and went back to work … I wishContinue reading “I had the night shift during the New Year”

Traditions …

It was a custom of the Pagans to celebrate on 25 December the birthday of the Sun, at which they kindled lights in token of festivity. In these solemnities and revelries the Christians also took part. Accordingly when the doctors of the Church perceived that the Christians had a leaning to this festival, they took counselContinue reading “Traditions …”

BEFORE – AFTER

Sometimes I spend hours post-processing a photo … sometimes even days … and that is the best part of the hobby!When recording the raw material you have to make a quick decision, because there are people walking straight through the image, the light changes every moment, you have cold half-frozen fingers, the batteries are almostContinue reading “BEFORE – AFTER”

The best in the category “stuff on the kitchen table”

In the “category stuff on the kitchen table”, this is a very special blog post. It is not often that your granddaughter shows her skills right in front of you on the table. For that reason alone it was a special day for me. The temperature of the ice cream was a new experience forContinue reading “The best in the category “stuff on the kitchen table””