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 …

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 !

new cleats

8 years ago I bought my Shimano sandals and today I had to renew the cleats, because I had troubles with my left cleat. I placed them relatively far under my foot, because my heels protrude less deep under the Quest and of course also because I suffer less from less blood circulation in theContinue reading “new cleats”

grandmother’s tricks

Grandchild gets whimsy and needs a short nap, but she doesn’t realize this herself and you can’t explain it to her either. In this situation, grandmother lovingly presses her to her chest and hums a lullaby … always works … It worked so well … that Grandfather almost fell asleep too …

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”


Today jackdaws ate all the food that was meant for the crow … Sometimes I get the impression that the natural social behaviour among jackdaws was an example for the Republicans in the USA. Read for instance this quote in Wikipedia: … “In his book King Solomon’s Ring, Konrad Lorenz described and analysed the complex social interactions inContinue reading “jackdaw”

the crow

I have a soft spot for crows. The carrion crows that had their territory where I usually walk our dog have disappeared. I don’t know why, because it was a strong family who had lived there for many years. Last April the female was still brooding in their nest and I saw her male (togetherContinue reading “the crow”


These days I keep thinking about the lyrics of this song , written by a Nobel-prize winner… timeless. “Don’t forget that you are white” and In the following video, the text is more or less interpreted….

old button badges

These button badges are from the time when all bicycles were still “green”. I found them in an old box stored in the shed … Today, the majority of new bicycles sold are electrically assisted and thus bicycles have become part of environmental pollution. It’s only a matter of time until all bicycles are electrically supported andContinue reading “old button badges”


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