Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Thanks to Sancho

I want to dedicate this post to Sancho.
For the readers and followers whom followed my blog not from the start:
I have a lot to thank to *Sancho (a giant otter cub), *Carolina Vargas and *Jen from Mountain Time blog.

Carolina and her dear friend Sancho

Maybe you will ask yourself why.
Well, if you want to know it then I invite you to read
 this real first post that I have ever written on my blog.
***They once inspired me to learn to work with the computer and to surf on the Internet.
Jen encouraged me to start my own blog.

As you could see in the first real post which I've mentioned above, I've placed two links for you. I hope you will take the time to look at the Youtube. It only shows parts of the documentary that I saw but so you can see what a cute little guy Sancho was.

So now and then I look at the video of the BBC 1 documentary Raising Sancho that I once received from one of Jen's commenters. The story still really touches me and it still gives me teary eyes although I have seen it many times.
I was surely not the only one who was so touched by his story.
You must read the long list of touching comments from all over the world which Jen received on her blog (Mountain Time) under the label: Raising Sancho.

This is what Jen wrote about him in her post of April 7 this year. I quote: “Even though I went through two boxes of tissues in the week after I first saw the show two-and-a-half years ago, Sancho still reverberates in my life today. I feel so strongly that Carolina and Sancho's story offers not just a deeply admirable example of human interaction with wildlife, but powerful lessons about life, risk, loss, and letting go”.
She said it so beautiful!
And yes, Sancho still reverberates in my life today too, I will remember him for always.

Without him I would never have started a blog.

And now – I'm still here – more than two-and-a-half years later and also older.
I'm now much more experienced in blogging and I'm really enjoying myself. I know that my English grammar is not yet perfect, although I think it has improved a little. My weakest points are still my sentence structure and also my conjugations could be better. Sometimes it isn't easy for me to conjugate the verbs because in English it's a lot different than in Dutch. In Dutch we use the tenses in a whole other manner. (Too difficult for me to explain it to you.:)
Knowing my shortcomings I often think on the quote that a dear blogger friend once used for her header.

It said: Use what talent you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.
(Henry van dyke).
If you don't mind, I will sing in the background choir!:):)

However, now I manage two blogs. I have built a new nest for Pipke and yes – I'm a little proud at it. I think that I can say that it became a better and more beautiful place for her than the first nest.

Oh folks, I really don't know what I would have done without my blogs, it really works as a therapy for me.
That I can write about Pipke gives me now a new purpose in my life.
I'm really grateful that you are here to read and follow her story.
This all I have to thank to Sancho.
That his memory may linger on!

Here below you can find his story!
Part one
Part two

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Life Is Like A Cup of Coffee

This is something I want to share with you. I found it while I was surfing on the Internet. I don't think that I need to add words, the video itself says it already.
It is so very very true.
Have a nice cup of coffee, it's on you to choose the kind of cup!
Which one would you prefer!

PS: to Jeannie. After you have seen this video I think it didn't matter that the present never arrived. It was the intention that counted. Have a nice cup of coffee with sugar and cream of course!:)

Monday, June 7, 2010

Solving a Mystery

Probably you could see (in follow blog) that I published a few test posts on my new blog: life story of a duck. Each time I published this funny waving image of Pipke.
It's the image that I use on Pipke's new nest.
What occurs now:
Although the setting in both my blogs are the same, when I publish this image on my old blog it appears like you see it here, but when I publish it on my new blog it appears with a border around it.
I succeeded to publish it without the border in my new blog by adapting the HTML code but then I have an other problem: then I only can publish it on the left side instead of in the middle.
I can not change this, I don't succeed in placing it in the middle.
Can someone help me out? Have you encountered this problem?
Can someone give me advice?
Thanks in advance for taking the time to ponder with me!
See you
Update 6/18: meanwhile the problem with the border around the images is solved. Now you will see the images on my new blog without the border.