Monday, December 28, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
There we go again!
Santa Claus is coming, and we all have to go through the New Year's hullabaloo!
Many of you will be already joyful with only the outlook too it, but I am not.
It doesn't make me glad!
I'm one of these people who will be glad that it's all over very soon.
Please, don't understand me wrong. I'm judging nobody! Everyone is free to do what he prefers to do and to make his own choices.
Remember the lyrics of that Dutch song: *Respect, in my earlier post: Respect on a funny manner, “so many people – so many differences”!
If you've missed it, than I advise you to listen to it. (*see blog list November.)
But, maybe I'm getting old …. although, here in Belgium there are also many younger people who do think the same as I do.
Why: because it became all too excessive.
It can't be enough, there's too much of everything.
And while we possess plenty, there are so many people in the world who have nothing.
Therefor, this year I've decided to buy no longer presents to enlarge the garbage dumb.
The heap is already high enough!
There's yet an other reason: sometimes you bought something with the best intention but sometimes it can be that the person who receives it is not pleased with it, of course – we all don't have the same taste!
To prevent also this, from now on: enough fragrances and soaps, no more stupid gadgets which are never going to be used.
What is there then going to sit in my Christmas stockings?
These are the presents that I've bought:
1. A set of cooking pans: oh, oh, I hope my stocking will be large enough.
2. A little goat: oei, oei... for this I even need a larger stocking!
3. This is going to be a real problem, maybe this is a little too large for my stocking: a toilet and a washbasin!
And at last:
4. A fishing net: I hope my stocking will be very elastic!
I can imagine that you are now all thinking: “about what is she gibbering now”?
No, no ... I am not joking, I am serious, I am talking about: OXFAM
I am going to donate these presents to people who can use some help and who will be extremely happy with it.
For them, these presents can change their lives completely, and I am going to have a good feeling to know this.
I'd hope that the goat will have a long and beautiful life and that she will give a lot of milk to feed the young children – that the cooking pans may contain many healthy and tasteful good meals –
that the toilets may flush many times and that the washbasin will receive plentiful fresh water.
I also hope that the fishing nets may encounter many fish, although ... for the fish … this will be a less pleasurable experience.
If you have no idea what to buy as Christmas presents, maybe this can inspire you, also you can bring a change in the life of someone less fortunate!
My hubby and me, we are going to have a subdued Christmas and New Year's time, unpretentious – without overloaded stomachs or artificial cheerfulness. We are not yet in the mood to be cheerful, but – the knowledge that the money we've spend on “our” presents wasn't wasted – will cheer us up a little.
Enjoy your Christmas and New Year's time, on your own way!
Have fun, sincere fun – and don't get an overloaded stomach!:)
PS: “Santa Claus” is in fact something that we don't know here in my country, but we have a: “Sinter Klaas” (that's a kind of Santa Claus).
He visits the children on December 6. His helper is called: “*Zwarte Piet”, he always carries with him a large jute sack, and if the children have been naughty – as punishment – *he puts them in the sack! :)
This is an action of Oxfam that runs here in my country: I don't know if the same action runs also abroad.
You can choose among several presents which variates in prices, it starts already from 5 euro.
The most expensive presents are: a cow 146 euro (or 219 dollar), and a beehive, 150 euro (or 225 dollar).
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Of course, this is only a small part of the film.She helped my hubby to mow the whole lawn.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Unfortunate but due to heavy rain showers and gusty weather, we had to cancel the appointment with our assistant gardener.
Mowing the lawn with rainy weather isn't possible.
The weather forecasts for the next few days are: sunny periods, alternated with rain and temperatures around 26° Celsius
(that's 78,8° Fahrenheit).
Our assistant promised to call us when he's available.
We hope that the weather will soon be better!
Keep an eye on it!
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Only a few hours later, after I had published that post, I was working on my Apple Mac Book and I was reading blogs.
While I was searching in the field: "next blog", on the left side on top of my blog, suddenly, instead that I came on a “next blog”, I received a message from a virus-scanner that my Win. operating system was infected.
How is that possible! I work with Apple and I receive a warning for an other operating system than where I work with.
We could not close that message, we were blocked. They gave us only one possibility, accept the offer to install it, which means: to buy it. Of course we wouldn't do that.
Because my husband didn't trust this at all, he Googled on it on our other computer and found out that it was: Malware!
He decided to give the computer a restart. Thereafter the computer worked again as normal.
This was something we never had experienced before.
Therefore we are now very suspicious: I only “once” mentioned the name of the operating system of our other computer on my Apple, and I get malware.
You can't even trust blogs. They present themselves as a blog, but they aren't, they are “hackers”, who try to sell a program and/or cause problems.
In what a world do we live! Who can we still trust!
Is this paranoia or am I only just precocious?
PS: I hope that this explanation was not too ridiculous, I don't know that much about computers and I am also not so familiar with computer language (still learning).
I only wanted to warn you.