Some photos taken during the Tramline-weekend

On Saturday 27th July Mick and I visited the centre of Sheffield. It was The Tramlines Weekend, a music festival and apparently the ‘urban version’ of the one in Glastonbury. It was such a nice atmosphere. Below are a few photos I took on several locations. Hope you like to see a bit of Sheffield in that weekend.

Hello and welcome to my blogs.

shakespeareHi, I hope you all are fine. Thank you for visiting my weblogs.

I also hope I can reach all the people who subscribed to my previous blog.
After installing a new theme I unfortunately lost access to those blogs. I’ve tried several ways as found on the internet re. ‘repairing’ inaccessible blogs but until now all failed. All I get is a snow white screen with on the page source a lonely ‘1’. Very strange… I keep trying to get my old blog site back though and hopefully one moment I will succeed.

In my search for help I found this interesting site by ‘Communication Made Simply’, The drawing of Shakespeare blogging comes from their site too (uncoloured).

A new start


(This photo has been taken on the Vintage Fair in Sheffield, 20 July 2013)

After a long break I’m going to pick up this blog and will continue posting as regularly as possible.

Thank you to all who subscribed to my blog, I hope you keep enjoying it.

Celebrating the wonderful life of Kibbeling

Our so much loved Kibbeling

1997 – 11 July 2011

In our family from March 2004

(Kibby, Queen Kibby, Krokodil, Sweetheart)

It was a privilege to have had you as a cute little pet in our life. You filled our hearts with joy & love.

Rainbow Bridge

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together….

Author unknown…


Famous People Painting

‘Discussing the Divine Comedy with Dante’

This is a great painting which can hold your attention for a very long time, especially when you’re interested in history. This oil painting on canvas is created by Chinese artists Dai Dudu, Li Tiezi, and Zhang An (2006) and it shows 103 famous people together. Fortunately a picture of it was put online but it is so big that you have to scroll horizontally to see the image fully. The most interesting part is that the image has been made click-able. So you can click on any face, even the camel’s one, and another page pops up with information about the person (or animal).

This is one of the reasons that I like internet so much.
Here you can see it yourself.

Back again

German man marries cat

Strange but true, German man marries cat.

I’m back again, after a tiny hibernation.

Before you wonder about the image, below my blog is another one.

When my Other Half was made redundant, almost two years ago, he and over 700 colleagues who all  would hear about their future that black morning, I knew it hours before they knew! Talking about fair treatment of your employees, this Dutch-British steel company obviously didn’t believe in that policy.
Working at a newspaper gave me the possibility to read the press release and this helped my Better Half and some of his colleagues to prepare themselves to the general meeting in which would be announced that their plant would be axed.
That’s that… over 34 years of loyalty were just slapped from the table.

To be entitled to his pension in case my Better Half for about ten years would die before me, is only possible for legally married people. (Of course it’s something you hope not to experience yourself). So, although we both were happy with living together, in some way we were forced to marry.
We agitated and required around whether a partnership contract would be legal enough but it wasn’t so there we are.

After my BH endured two major hip operations (with good result, thank you), we restarted to consider the situation and on the 20th of January we took a marriage license. In a few weeks we’ll be legally tight and the more we approach the date, the more we like it. So alls well that ends well

This brings me to the following in my eyes humorous and at the same time ridiculous site – but form your opinion, so you want, yourself.

Marry Your Pet

Marry Your Pet

Serious or Joke?


“When I was young… (blablabla)”

When I hear someone saying this, “When I was young…” I mostly think; “Oh no, here we go again” and my ears desperately cry for temporary deafness while my brain spontaneously jumps to another level. I seriously hope I will never be one of those people who annoys other ones by claiming everything was so much better in their younger years. Please beat me (gently) when you  catch me doing that!

I won’t claim that the early computer games were so much better and cheaper than the ones at these days, but I do find that those old games had their own characteristic charm. For loads of people the computer had just come in their lives, all was just starting with the black screen and lime green or amber text, and it felt amazing that it was possible to make and play a moving game!

Personally I don’t like playing computer games at all, rarely I’ll try one for five minutes or less as I don’t have the patience for it. The only reason for this blog is that the old games recall the pleasant tension of the internet connection with that special squeaking sound of the telephone line trying to connect and the terribly high costs.
Anyway, if you would like to play an old’un or like to look at the games, then this site is a very good start.


Beautiful knitting beyond imagination

knitted skull

Knitted work by 'bencuevas'

I like knitting and crochet a lot. Sometimes I can be very proud of myself when I made something I thought I would never be able to. The fact that I know how complicated knitting or crochet can be, made me even more appreciate the skills, effort, perseverance and  most of all the unbelievable creativity the knitter of this astonishing art achieved.

I am speechless. Please take a look on the  site of Ben Cuevas to see more photos of this knitted skeleton.

Mister Snowman and more impressions

Snowman built by Austrian, Irish, Finnish and English friends

Our neighbours built a very nice snowman, topped up with a green St Patrick’s head. In the comfort of my cosy living room, I saw them yesterday, children and adults, working on this good old man and doesn’t it create a smile on one’s face?

It’s great to see it standing there, defying the cold ;))

Perhaps this is the best way to walk on the roads, in the style of Nordic Walking, using poles. This woman seems to walk quite easily and fast, better than me, slipping with arms out to keep my balance!

Three more photos are to be seen if you click on the link below.

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