zaterdag 30 juni 2012
vrijdag 29 juni 2012
donderdag 28 juni 2012
woensdag 27 juni 2012
dinsdag 26 juni 2012
When we visited the oldest town in England, we were
treated to some typical english weather. It was cold,
windy, overcast and more than once it started to rain.
Colchester itself was a really nice town though and full
of history. Unlike many ancient towns it is not all locked
away. During a walk around the town you can see buildings
and structures from Roman times to the present day. It is
easy to walk to most of the sights within the town centre.
The Dutch Quarter is a collection of historic houses that
make up the integral part of Colchester. There have been some
modern developments, but the majority of it is in keeping
with the general architectural style that was brought
over by Dutch immigrants in the 15th and 16th century.
Houses are set in long terraces, climbing up the hill, with
narrow streets between them, making it easier to walk
through the area than drive through it.
maandag 25 juni 2012
zondag 24 juni 2012
I made this bookmark to use when
i am re-reading Lord of the Rings
(or The Hobbit). I stamped the
leaf pattern with a stamp i cut out
of a big eraser. The fabric is a scrap
of curtain (it is linen) and i sewed
some pieces of fun yarn along the
zaterdag 23 juni 2012
Every year on midsummer's eve (Sankthansaften) there are
bonfires all over Norway. But in Ålesund there always is
a huge bonfire called Slinningsbålet and in 2010 they set
an unofficial world record for the highest bonfire.
The tower measured 40,45 metres in hight and the
burning of it could be followed around the world
via a webcam.
vrijdag 22 juni 2012
donderdag 21 juni 2012
Should you be visiting Rogaland, be sure to take a trip to
Hå Gamle Prestegard. This used to be the dwelling of the local
priest but has now been turned into a place where art and local
history is being displayed. The house was built in 1637.
Another interesting building that lies just a few hundred metres
further is the lighthouse, Obrestad Fyr, which dates from 1873.
At the Sola Strandhotel there is a great buffet where you can
enjoy a lot of different kinds of local food.
If you enjoy taking pictures of stormy skies, these are the places
for you. We were at these places when the weather was really
heavily overcast and that made them extra beautiful and a bit
woensdag 20 juni 2012
On one of our latest trainings, we spotted this colourful
bird. He flew out of a hedgerow we passed and showed
off his exremely yellow back and his red head.
We found out later that we had seen the european green
woodpecker - picus viridis (groene specht / grønnspett),
a colourful member of the woodpecker family.
Catergories Owls / Birds