After lunch i went outside for a short walk. First i walked to the library to return the books i had. None were to my liking really. Yesterday i had bought a new book from Philip Pullman, The Secret Commonwealth the second novel in The Book of Dust trilogy. I try to take my time reading this book. I’m happy to see Lyra back as the main person in a novel.
I ate a bit too much. At home i had warmed up the vegetable and meatball soup i had made last Saturday. At the market i bought a croquette. Then another one. Then a cheese bun at the HEMA. As i said, a bit too much.
My handbag is broken again. While i was walking it fell to the ground. Last week i bought strong black thread especially for my handbag. Will try and mend it extra extra good!
It is a gray day. Not too cold. A light drizzle started to fall down while i was walking. But it is fine. I love to read my new book. Going back into it now.
Published on November 27, 2019 at 6:00 by Ellen
At the end of this year i will have a dinner party at my house. A cooling down party as a friend called it. Right now i’m going through my cookery books and asking for prices of geese. I already made a playlist on Spotify for it, which i enjoy playing right now. Looking forward to it!
Published on November 20, 2019 at 6:00 by Ellen
Solitude is not chosen, any more than destiny is chosen. Solitude comes to us if we have within us the magic stone that attracts destiny.
In each one of you there is a hidden being, still in the deep sleep of childhood. Bring it to life! In each one of you there is a call, a will, an impulse of nature, an impulse toward the future, the new, the higher. Let it mature, let it resound, nurture it! Your future is not this or that; it is not money or power, it is not wisdom or success at your trade — your future, your hard dangerous path is this: to mature and to find God in yourselves.
Source: Brainpickings: Hermann Hesse on Solitude, the Value of Hardship, the Courage to Be Yourself, and How to Find Your Destiny
Published on November 13, 2019 at 6:00 by Ellen
I went into town. First i brought away the bag full of plastics. On the big bin i read that from December on we could throw away our plastic stuff in the general bins. So i threw away the bag as well. After that i went into the Gimsel. I came across someone i knew from the garden just before i entered. Nice. In the shop i bought a bamboo toothbrush and toothpaste. I went on. At the HEMA i bought half a rookworst with mustard. Yum. This Saturday i walked past the Bijenkorf and noticed the brand the Ordinary. I have heard of this through some youtube channels i follow, mainly skincare and not expensive. I did a search for the best products for me. I picked up Niacimanide 10% + Zinc 1% (€6) and the Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil (€10). To start with. I walked on. I was a still a bit peckish. So i walked on to Kiem Foei and got me a small soto soup without the egg. Yum. I stared out on the street, watching the people walking through the rain. I looked at the Gouvernestraat. I realised i was close to the Marqt. I needed new shampoo and conditioner. so i walked up there. In the store i talked to two people who work there. Before the store moved two years ago i bought quite a few things there. They told me the store will be closing 3 January 2020. Hmmm. I walked on. The Van Oldenbarneveltstraat. The Karel Doormanstraat. The Aert van Nesstraat. The Meent. In the Jumbo on the Botersloot. Bought ecological sunflower oil and heavy cream. Walked on towards home.
Published on November 12, 2019 at 6:00 by Ellen
The whole table was covered with old things i got from all the corners of my house, including the cellar and the attic. I got a telephone number from a friend. All these things will be repaired or ripped apart or send to the Ukraine or Russia or somewhere in Africa. Or might even stay in the Netherlands, like the Wii.
The Wii. I used this for around a month. Not a good buy.
My old iMac and Apple monitor. A Microsoft keyboard.
An Apple Extended Keyboard II. One of the best ever. I thought about keeping this, but no.
My old G4 Quicksilver computer. Beauty.
My television gone too. Not used for two years.
A box full of cables, most still packaged.
My old Apple monitor. Wonderful.
My old Sony Triniton 17" monitor.
Published on November 8, 2019 at 6:00 by Ellen
Having a couple of days of being happy. Simply happy. I don’t feel like adding much to this. I’ll be back working here for sure. Just for now, nothing much to say or show.
Published on November 6, 2019 at 6:00 by Ellen
Nothing much happened today. I did some shopping. Bought some veggies. Chocolate. Read some more. Played some warcraft. I felt quiet. Peaceful. Yeah 🙂
Published on November 5, 2019 at 6:00 by Ellen