Cucumber Time

meine-liebe-300x300Komkommertijd, Sommerloch, La saison des Marronniers, The Silly Season, Agurketid, Gúrkutíð, Okurková sezóna, Sezon ogórkowy, Uborkaszezon, עונת המלפפונים, Hapukurgihooaeg, Sauregurkenzeit.

The entire Northern Hemishpere is going èn masse on Summer Holiday vacation to charge the batteries and come back as a whole new refreshed person. For those who are left behind it is also known as The Dull Season or rather Cucumber Time as they say in The Netherlands. We are stuck with a view of dried out grass, empty streets, littering newspapers flying through the air and grumpy cashiers in the Super Markets violently shoving your knick knacks along the conveyor belt at the checkout.

And as most editors and journalists are also enjoying the overcrowded beaches of Alanya we will have to do with what’s left or recycled in the News Papers. Some of the news has been printed as interesting facts in the two past centuries over and over and thus we find out yet again that Grandma Schindler in Tulsa, Oklahoma at last has found her lost wedding ring after 63 years and can now die happily in the Nursing Home where she lives (or lived at the time the story was first printed).


So whilst the Post Man is doing his rounds with bags full of post cards from the most exotic parts of the world I show you this picture of an old Cucumber. I am sure I have seen this Cucumber before. Once or twice.


Leendert van Gemeren

Dit ben ik, Leendert. Ik ben een beetje ouderwets en houd van dingen die geweest zijn, bijvoorbeeld oude Engelse series op TV zoals All Creatures Great And Small, mechanische horloges, bifocale brillen en oude langspeelplaten. Ik houd niet van moderne dingen en werk regelmatig aan een ouderwetse modelspoorbaan. Ik volg Jezus en schrijf mijn gedichten soms ook over Hem maar ik schrijf ook verhalen over het leven. Excentriek. Op feestjes ben ik vaak te vinden in de keuken.

This is me, Leendert. I am a little bit old-fashioned and I love things from the past, old series like All Creatures Great And Small, mechanical wristwatches, bi-focal glasses and vinyl records for example. I am not keen on modern things and I often work on this old style model railway. I follow Jesus and sometimes write a poem about Him but I also write about my life. Eccentric. You can often find me in the kitchen at parties.

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