July 2008



It’s a beautiful day

Originally uploaded by Reinhilde.

The garden needs attention, but it’s just too hot to lift a finger. Everything is lush and green and there’s even one bunch of grapes that’s colouring purple!! Full set of the garden pics here!

I can’t even bring up the energy to go and strangle the kid playing outside with a noisy toy (Side note for the kids – it’s Maya’s youngest, but luckily he’s playing outside in the road and not in the garden!). Hours on end he’s been at it – it’s a kind of bullhorn that amplifies his voice and emits wailing sirens at the push of a button – oooh the fun to be had! (Not!)

The neighbours across have given in and bought a big swimming pool too for their three kids, as they were constantly playing in the swimming pool next door, which didn’t leave much floating space for the teenage daughter there 😀 I had just wandered in their garden, as I was feeling a bit lonely and thought I would go for a neighbourly chat. Tempers were getting a bit frayed between husband and wife while setting up the pool, so I stayed and helped a hand before any bloodshed could happen 😀

Yeah, summer is nice, but now it’s getting a bit too hot – it’s always something :mrgreen:


10-Dinner for two

Originally uploaded by Reinhilde.

Hey! Being without the kids gives me the opportunity to indulge in food I like, and being the unselfish soul I am, I also gave Oki a new brand of food – which went down a treat as you can see 😀

Anyone interested in a three minutes long video of her purring, smacking and crunching? 😉

I think I’ll keep it for the kids when they’re back home 🙂

In dutch we have an expression “Beter een goede buur dan een verre vriend” (It’s better to have a good neighbour than a far friend) but it’s only by standing by your friends – even if you only know them virtually – that the world will be a better place.

Wes and Niki in happier days

Only a few nights ago I was chatting with Niki, she told me she needed to go to hospital for check-ups. Now, only by chance, I see at another friend’s blog that things are far more serious. I would like to draw your attention to this, those who know Niki and Wes will surely help, others who don’t know them, please read the post and follow your heart. Just a good thought towards them will help already.

Thank you.


09-Food

Originally uploaded by Reinhilde.

Food for everyone – that spider has a fly and my tomatoes finally seem to be ripening. That storm 2 nights ago seem to have affected the leaves, it can’t be they haven’t had enough water, it was like the second flood… Talking about spiders, they’re everywhere – I thought September was the spider month, they’re too early! Another result of global heating?

I’m also trying out Flock – it doesn’t look too bad, especially with all the bits and bobs for blogging and photo uploading and such…

Now just getting that blogrolling sorted…

edit: Yaay – it looks like Steve’s commenting (yes, he’s in the blogroll too) has given that final jolt to the blogroll – it’s working now. Now I also would like a rollback – but as blogrolling only gives a javascript code for that, I will have to search on still…

I’ve been messing around for hours here now as I wanted to add a Blogrolling widget.  No problems with the blogrolling, but as WordPress doesn’t accept Javascript, I wanted to add it as an RSS feed widget.  Ha!  It seems they’re not too happy with that either – error after error – or displaying the rss I deleted, re-edited and re-posted 👿

I also added a flagcounter – a bit of a fancy way of seeing where my visitors come from – if there are any, there’s only me and a Canadian been here it seems 😦 

*makes note to find a way of promoting herself*

Maybe I better let it rest for a while and go do something useful, like clean the kitchen 😛

I still need to find something for my daily pic too…




08-Triptych – Peace

Originally uploaded by Reinhilde.

Nothing much happened today. There was a terrible storm yesterday – or well very early this morning, we didn’t get to bed till 2, so we’re having a lazy day today 😛

It’s very weird to see lightning everywhere and every few seconds but not hear any thunder. It was raining like they were preparing for the next flood and then suddenly the rain stopped, the lightning lessened but then the thunder started crashing just above our heads – the windows and doors were literally rattling!

It was worse further east of us, looks like we escaped the wind that ripped out trees and ended scouts camps all over the place…


Bloody big job!

Originally uploaded by Reinhilde.

Date and Time on this pic: 2008:07:27 12:23:05

That’s when I started to clean the turtles’s aquarium…

I finished then: 2008:07:27 14:48:02

2 hours and a half that takes!! But they were grateful – I think – but even more so when I gave them a few grey shrimps. Kiki even took one out of my fingers, Seppe was a bit more snappy, I had to be quick to keep my fingers. I have a rather amusing small video of them fighting over a shrimp, but Flickr doesn’t allow me to upload it (it’s 5MB too heavy) and Youtube takes forever – ooh, I will give it another try – I just trawled through their help files and it seems Youtube’s new multi-uploader doesn’t like Firefox3. Actually, I haven’t checked yet if WordPress gives you an opportunity to upload vids…  Ooh, there is an icon here that allows it – but how long will it take?  I can always give it a try…

Ah, ok – you have to give a url to youtube or google thingie – d’oh!  Well, a bit of patience then – watch this space 😀

Well – that took a while, but here it is:

And after all that hard work I deserved a treat! The icecream van – the good one, the one that goes ‘tingtingting’ and not the one with the annoying jingle jangle – came round just when everything was done. I asked for lots of cream – and well, my wish was granted 😀
Dingenious or what?

Quarter to midnight – just in time to post this still on Sunday – the uploader is still uploading – we will see tomorrow…  Time for bed, Oki has been throwing me meaningful looks for a while already…

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