Friday, December 24, 2010

Atrus Loves the Tap

Our little Manx cat Atrus loves anything to do with water...

Thursday, December 09, 2010

The guitar arrived today!

Liona's guitar arrived... it was in a huge box which got the cats all excited and curious, and they helped very zealously in opening the box and exploring what was in it.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Beatles Midi Jukebox

Heheh, I think that being sick in bed with a cold does have its advantages... finally I managed to port over one of my ancient websites to a newer format - though with the same old look and content.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Happy Anniversary!

Happy Fifth Anniversary my darling, it feels like only yesterday that we said "JA"!

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Fernando Sor Opus 60 Etude No 13

I know... I know... I have been a bit lazy lately and not progressed as fast as I would have liked. To make up, here is another Sor study shortly after the previous one.

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Fernando Sor Opus 60 Etude No 12

Finally I got around to recording the next Sor Etude... not flawless, but it will have to do -

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Incredible zoom

Just a movie to show off my incredible zoom camera... wow!

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

No Electricity

Today, our electricity was cut off for several hours, to replace all the wires and poles in the entire neighborhood.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Indian Summer

After all the rain and cold in September or rather almost all summer, finally the weather has changed.

Thursday, October 21, 2010


It's that time of the year again... the Fall here has the most gorgeous sunsets.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Kimberley/Fort Steele

Yesterday we visited Kimberley for our special assembly day.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Fernando Sor Opus 60 Etude No 11

Finally I got around recording the next Sor tune.

Friday, October 01, 2010

De Krant

A while ago, a friend here in Creston alerted me to a Dutch newspaper for Canada immigrants: De Krant.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Library

Some pictures of the current state of our basement... looking back at the mess only a short time ago, I think Mur has done a fantastic job!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

How the Burns' argue...

The text below is very tongue in cheek, by no means take it too seriously!... but for once I have decided to give the readers a little insight how a typical Burns argument starts.

Friday, September 17, 2010

And... another project!

The sewing machine is being kept busy! I have been invited to a baby shower on the 25th... and what better to give than a homemade baby towel bathrobe...

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Little sewing project

Two little girls from the congregation are going to school for the first time (Kindergarten)... they are all excited!

Friday, September 10, 2010


About a week ago, I received an e-mail: "Hi, this is Marlies, we moved to Regina Saskatchewan two years ago, we know each other from a Dutch Canada forum and we're on holiday in BC. Can we come by and visit you?"

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Fernando Sor Opus 60 Etude No 10

My very favourite piece from the Sor Opus 60 book, so pretty!

Friday, September 03, 2010


We finally filled the bird bath we have had for years... and within a day, we were flabbergasted to see it so intensively used!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Monday, August 30, 2010

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Atrus (un)leashed!

In anticipation of the enclosed area under our deck, we decided to let our youngest cat Atrus have a taste of the outside.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Our new door

We have lived here in Goat Canyon Rd for 2.5 years now... and one of the first things we said we'd change was the door.

Sunday, August 15, 2010


Saw a lizard today when I watered the plants. It looks so fat, must be stocking up for the winter!

Thursday, August 12, 2010


The hummingbirds are gone... just like that! All summer we enjoyed their antics.

Friday, August 06, 2010


Today, we went outside and heard the funniest sounds - tock! tick! toing! plonk! We were very puzzled... but then we found the culprit.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Outdoor Living

My dream... to be able to sit outside and enjoy the Great Outdoors of Canada. Up to now, it was almost impossible for one reason alone - mosquitoes!

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Rosie is purdy

For years we have had a serious problem with Rosie clawing the furniture. None of our other cats is that destructive, but Rosie loves to sharpen her claws on our chairs and other furniture. Some of our chairs have no fabric left on them!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Giant slug

Oh my, today we saw the biggest slug in our lives!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Monday, July 12, 2010

Fernando Sor Opus 60 Etude No 5

This is a pretty little tune, I enjoyed practising that very much.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Clothes-pegs Ann

I had finally enough of bending down every time to pick up a few cloth pegs, so I looked up a pattern on the Internet, and Clothes-pegs Ann was born!

Friday, July 09, 2010

Fernando Sor Opus 60 Etude No 4

Ugh, not all Sor pieces are pretty, skip this one :(

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Fernando Sor Opus 60 Etude No 3

Sor etude in the lower register. Good thumb exercise!

Monday, July 05, 2010


Well... this blog will not be as happy as most of my blogs...

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Fernando Sor Opus 60 Etude No 1

I have started to practise from a new book: Sor Opus 60.

Thursday, June 17, 2010


My Dad gave me this tune to practise, it's not as easy as it looks!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Frosty the Raccoon is getting tamer

Amazing what a little patience can accomplish.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Mule deer

Murray saw these deer today, sneaked up on them, and took some pictures.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Saturday, June 05, 2010

Frosty the Raccoon and Happy Deer

A raccoon has been getting more and more friendly, until we can almost feed it by hand.

Friday, June 04, 2010


We saw the most unusual cloud formation, the camera could only grab part of it.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

New guitar!

When I visited The Netherlands in April, I picked up my Dad's guitar for the first time again after about 20 years.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Bear Country

We live in bear country... there are many black bears and even grizzlies. This little critter we saw today, isn't it cute?

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Home Sweet Home

Well, I'm finally home. Once the planes flew their regular schedule again, I was able to get home earlier this week.

Monday, May 03, 2010

Trips & Things

Having such a lovely time... we went to the zoo, around town and just spending quality time together.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


Dad and I went for a walk, and what did we see?

Friday, April 23, 2010


Whoo hoooo, I'm so happy! My friend Lisbeth came all the way from Bovenkarspel to visit us.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


My Dad has recently started to play the guitar, and needless to say, I was infatuated immediately.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Iceland ash...

Wow... it doesn't look like I will be home any time soon. No planes fly at all, and it's a total chaos everywhere.

Saturday, April 17, 2010


So nice to be with Mom and Dad again... Mur honey, I miss you!

Friday, April 09, 2010

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Broken toe

Yesterday night Murray came into the bedroom - "ouch! ouch! ouch! ouch!" with every step.

Monday, February 15, 2010

One room finished

Finally, we finished our guest room downstairs. We bought some furniture, bedding and wallpaper, and somehow it all fit together.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Myst Online: URU Live is back!

Well... after having given up all hope, URU is back as open source - that means it's here to stay. Glad to hear it Cyan, and all the best for the future! Check out to play online with us, it's free!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Theater/library progress

As Mur says, he has a flea up his, er, bum, to get the basement finished.