Love over Gold

Love over GoldFrom the time when the heating went out in winter and we got snowed in and hills were hard to take with a pushbike.

When we had to choose between Home and Away and Coronation Street, and we were absolutely sure we had seen The Grey Lady and Castle Hill wasn’t hollowed out yet.

When we found time to go out together and drink a pint or two or more, when we lived high above the ground in a castle and had parties every weekend. And life was never dull.

We have something that others don’t have and it is friendship.

Party in my head

Party in my headWhat’s on your mind, Leendert? Facebook asks me. To be honest, my head is like a Discotheque right now. Trumpets on the left, drummer on the right.

Just one fabulous party with a band on stage, playing upbeat songs and high speed guitar strings.

Why? Because I feel like it. Like a party. But only in my head, I do not want anyone to think I’m mad or something. Just happy. The only thing they’ll be seeing is my foot wiggling at the rhythm of the music they can’t hear.

Memories

My first gold watch, I bought it in 1989 at Ratner’s in Norwich. So many good memories come back now when I pick it up to look at it.

Sometimes, just sometimes, I wish I could go back in time and hop on my pushbike and speed down Kett’s Hill and turn left into the city center to go there again.

It’s safely tucked away with all the other good memories now.

Gymnasium* no more

Anouk-Hears-Exam-ResultsI am so proud! Today my oldest daughter Anouk passed her exams. Say goodbye to Gymnasium*, WHOOHOOO!!!

Next step: University. So we can be proud again sometime. And in between as always. I love you girl.

Anouk-Outside-With-Exam-Flag

We are now going to celebrate her diploma with a meal in Bella Torino, pizza for everyone, my treat no problem. I am too excited anyway to prepare Tea and the new oven arrived but it isn’t connected yet. Party time now!

* Gymnasium