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We won an award - yeay !!
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Last year in October the orchestra where I play gave a concert for the senior citizens. We had music from the thirties and forties on the playlist, mostly arias from operettas. We also provided transportation for those who were less mobile and would have problems to get to the concert on their own.
Each year the municipality awards a number of people/organisations  that have done something outstanding in the past year. And this year we were one of the 7 to receive such an award. We got it because it was the first time ever a concertband organised such an event.
It is tradition that when an award winner is someone who plays/sings/dances he/she is expected to play/sing/dance to brighten up the evening. We played three aria's we also played on the original concert, with the same singer. After the ceremony there is of course a little party.
This is our award. It symbolises a feather because the name of the award is (loosely translated) "a cultural feather" (in our cap).




The other award winners where a youth organisation, a rock ballet group, someone who had made a movie, a man who had organised an event to sponsor the research on cancer, a poetes and an autor of children's books.

Book cover meme - day 4
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amethyst_witch nominated me to post covers of seven books I love - one cover a day for a week. There is to be no explanations or reviews, just covers. Each time I post I will ask someone else to take up the challenge. Obviously it goes without saying that if I tag you and you don't want to it, you don't have to do it. Please do not feel obligated to join in.

Book cover of the day :

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as my next victim I would like to nominate howlin_wolf_66

Book Cover meme - day 3
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A bit early today. but we have to play a concert this evening and are leaving at 5PM.

amethyst_witch nominated me to post covers of seven books I love - one cover a day for a week. There is to be no explanations or reviews, just covers. Each time I post I will ask someone else to take up the challenge. Obviously it goes without saying that if I tag you and you don't want to it, you don't have to do it. Please do not feel obligated to join in.


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And today I would like tp nominate elmey

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We are still blessed with glorious spring weather !
So I took Max out for a long walk where we could find a number of fields and meadows where he can roam free and unleashed. I admired the fresh new daisies while Max was sniffing up all the odours of anything that had passed this little meadow next to the grave yard.

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next came another bigger meadow (behind the grave yard) that had to be checked out for any possible message from another dog/cat/rabbit/whatever his little dogbrain finds interesting. sometimes I would like to know what goes around in his doggie-skull, because he seems to check every single grass blade :-)

About halfway our walk we passed my favourite coffee house. It's a title that's easily obtained because there is only the one here in this little place I inhabit. But truth be told : they do serve a very good variety of coffees. When we arrived there I saw they had placed some tables and chairs outside because of the warm weather, and as we arrived one table became available. I wasted no time claiming it.

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Max especially likes this coffee house because he always gets a cookie when I go for a coffee. Today his cookie and his water were served by two sweet young girls - about 6 to 8 years old that were "helping" the manageress. So very careful not spill any water - really cute !
It was too warm for coffee so I ordered a rosé wine that was also quite decent.
Then we resumed our walk past the canes that were definitely past their prime and all overblown untill we came to the pond. It's not a natural pond, but hey, we can't be choosy, can we ? A couple of ducks were snoozing in the sun, until Max came along and they rushed into the water.

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There is a wooden deck with benches on one side of the pond, so while Max was showing off to the ducks I sat on a bench to watch them all.
Afterwards we went through the cornfield - no corn is planted yet, so the field can be easily traversed :-) - and past another meadow/barren ground back in the general direction of home.

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It was a very nice walk :-D

Book Cover meme - day 2
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amethyst_witch nominated me to post covers of seven books I love - one cover a day for a week. There is to be no explanations or reviews, just covers. Each time I post I will ask someone else to take up the challenge. Obviously it goes without saying that if I tag you and you don't want to it, you don't have to do it. Please do not feel obligated to join in.

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I'm nominating meathiel to take up the challenge :-)






















The world's biggest crocus ever !
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Last friday I found a single crocus in the middle of my (little) lawn. Thsi morning is was in full bloom. It is most certainly an entire inch high :-D

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The distance between Max and the giant crocus is almost a meter :-)

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Happy Birthday Amethyst_witch !!!


I'm sorry I'm a day late to wish you a very happy birthday, but I still want to offer you my best wishes and a beautiful Amethyst moon :-)

I also found this legend :
The name Amethyst derives from the Greek word amethystos, meaning “not intoxicated or not drunken.” and comes from an ancient legend. The wine god Bacchus, angry over an insult and determined to avenge himself decreed the first person he should meet would be devoured by his tigers. The unfortunate mortal happened to be a beautiful maiden named Amethyst on her way to worship at the shrine of Diana. As the ferocious beasts sprang, she sought the protection of the goddess and was saved by being turned into a clear, white crystal. Bacchus, regretting his cruelty, poured the juice of his grapes over the stone as an offering, giving the gem its lovely purple hue.

Book Cover meme - day 1
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amethyst_witch nominated me to post covers of seven books I love - one cover a day for a week. There is to be no explanations or reviews, just covers. Each time I post I will ask someone else to take up the challenge. Obviously it goes without saying that if I tag you and you don't want to it, you don't have to do it. Please do not feel obligated to join in.



I completely forgot I had to nominate some one too: so I'm nominating xina_belle.

Osschotse Quilters
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When my parents still lived I joined a patch- and quiltclub in the village where they lived. I used to stay with my mom and dad in the weekends and while I was there I visited the quilters for a few hours of quilting fun.

But now that the're both gone it seemed a bit silly to drive 80 kilometers to quilt for a few hours, so I found myself travelling the distance less and less, untill I just visited once or twice a year.
But last year I ran into an old friend I hadn't seen in quite some years and she talked me over to join the quilters club  she was visiting regularly in a neighboring village.

Yesterday we didn't come together to quilt, but to visit another quiltersclub in the nearby city of Aarschot - which we pronounce as Osschot in the local dialect. That's why they call themselves the Osschot Quilters. There were so many beautiful quilts to admire ! It's awfully hard to describe them all, so I'm just going to post a number of pictures :-)

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there were much more quilts but I couldn't take pictures of all of them...

Happy Valentine to every one !!
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