Thanks for visiting my blog.

Het zou leuk zijn wanneer je een berichtje achterlaat. :-)
I would appreciate a little message. :-)

Hierbij wil ik Petra bedanken want dankzij haar geweldige site,, ben ik met de bouw van mijn poppenhuis begonnen.

Thanks to Petra. Without her nice site,, I would never been started with my doll house.

Ik probeer de dingen die ik maak zo goed mogelijk te omschrijven maar er kunnen soms typefoutjes in de tekst staan dus controleer van te voren even of het allemaal klopt.

The thing I create I put on my blog. Although I try to make no mistakes it's possible that something went wrong so please check before you make a copy.

woensdag 1 mei 2013

Other hobbies.

It's been a long time since I wrote something on my blog. Welcome to my new followers.

But first I want to congratulate our new King Willem Alexander and his Queen Maxima.
Say thanks to Princes Beatrix for all the years she represented the Dutch people all over the world.

As I wrote, my son is moved out so at the moment we're rearranging his bedroom.
That's a lot of work.
The ceiling needs to be replaced and better isolated. The walls and floor need to be restored.
Then we can start on the working area.

Gee from asked me whether I had other hobbies.
When I'm not able to work on the dollhouse I like to spent some time in my garden with my camera and take pictures of the flowers and birds.
While Frans is doing the hard work I just walk around the garden taking pictures of it.

Traveling is one also. I love countries in Europe that have a lot of history and lovely weather.

Hereby I show you some pictures from my garden that I shoot during summers.

Our robin. He's always around when we're in the garden.

During wintertime and spring his red breast is looking better then during summer.

A bumblebee looking for nectar.

A wren that was learning to fly. We had to help it a little bit....;-)

This plant shoot his seeds all through the garden. I love this flower because it's doing great for the camera but not for the gardener Frans.

Another hobbie. Bbq in the garden during summertime. Yummie.


What a nice creature.

Bzzz our garden is filled with bumblebees.

My husband never promised me a rose garden.....

......but he made me a rose garden.....

After the rain there was the sun again.

I can not wait for the smell of the Cherry Brandy rose.

Budding clematis.

Just a few of my favorite pictures from our garden. 
Until the bedroom is turned into my hobby space I keep on making pictures from my garden.

12 opmerkingen:

  1. You have fantastic roses! The first plant is Acanthus Mollis, or Bear's Breeches in Engeland. Did you know that it's leaf has been used in woodcarving and other decorations since the 17th century?
    This is an example:

    1. Wow Idske thank you. No I didn't know. That Acanthus Mollis we call it the ananasplant....why?? I don't know.
      I just looked at your example.
      Thank you for sharing. I have to look at this plant again this summer. Thanks Idske !!

  2. Hoi Dorien, wat een heerlijk cadeau is deze blogpost, dankjewel XXX!! Geweldige bloemen/planten hebben jullie in de tuin en die vogeltjes, oh, zo schattig dat kleintje op die grote hand :D!
    Ik bedank ook Idske voor de naam van die zeer aparte en mooie plant, die wist ik ook niet.
    Van mij mag je veel vaker zulke mooie foto's maken en posten, Dorien :D!
    Liefs en sterkte met het wachten tot je toekomstige hobbykamer op orde is, Ilona

    1. Hoi Ilona,
      Dankjewel voor je lieve woorden. Pas maar op misschien plaats ik wel vaker van die foto's.

  3. Lovely pictures of your garden Dorien, how lovely your hubbie made a rose garden for you and the blooms are exquisite, I can imagine the beautiful perfume.

  4. Dear Margaret,
    I wish it was summer already. My husband is the best .... gardener

  5. Hello Dorian,
    What incredible pictures. your hyard looks lovley and so enchanting! What fun. Traveling is always fun an it is amazing to see new places. BBQ rules!
    Big hug, and enjoy the garden,

  6. Hello Giac,
    Happy Birthday to you !!! I think it's your birthday today.
    Hugs back.

  7. Hola Dorian
    Me ha encantado pasaear por tu fantastico jardin.
    Hermosas flores.
    besitos ascension

    1. Gracias por sus amables palabras.
      Thank you for your nice words!
      Hugs Dorien

  8. I love roses too. I passed on planting them this year, but next year for sure I will buy some rose bushes.
    Dorien, thank you for your comment on my rug. If you interested in purchasing the pattern Heriz you can contact me privately at
    Mini hugs, Natalia

  9. Dear Natalia,
    I love that rug ! I'm going to mail you.