It's Sunday afternoon and I'm taking a day off (well, not really, still in my little showroom for the event a customer decides to take advantage of our 7 days a week open policy, but I have no 'real' work activities planned = day off) and spend this 'lazy' time to fulfil a promise I recently made Dawud and Adam, but also to Liz this Monday: I'm showing my Face behind my Blog(s) (not counting the 'framed' one since 19 May). The 'Collection' meme was instigated by David Airey.
As luck will have it, recently my mother presented me with a wonderful gift: an 'old-fashion' picture book filled with pictures of......me! (Thanks moeder).
Let's start at the beginning:
This is me: 1 day old
Me, on the right, with my 'big' brother Pierre (now insisting to be called Fiep, don't ask why!) in the box
This was taken when I was around 4 years old, already at the same length as my 'big' brother (who was 6 then).
The arrival of our younger brother Pim (plus the arrival of colour pictures) I'm the one on the left. We still lived in an apartment block, but would move to a terraced council house (brand new!)with own garden the following year.
This was taken during our first foreign holiday (to Italy, but the old DAF 32 didn't take us further than Bavaria in Germany). We had loads of fun anyway, visited Schloss Neuschanstein, and swam and peddled a lot.
Normally we spent the whole of the summer holidays (6 weeks on a roll) and weekends before and after the holidays in Zeeland: Renesse.
Talking about holidays. The best one (the once in a life time I think) I ever had was in 1994: two weeks of canoeing in Sweden. I let the pictures speak for themselves, nature doesn't need words, not does pure enjoyment, relaxation (including 'home-built' sauna), great company (we started as 'strangers'), the best weather imaginable etc etc etc. (The first picture is the one I promised Liz)
Diner with from left to right: nephew Gijs (son of my 'little' brother Pim), me, my mother, my 'big' brother Fiep, Ton my partner and my niece Marleen (daughter of my 'little' brother Pim). I seem to have ended up in the middle: middle in age, middle in length where the youngest (Pim) is the longest (almost 2 meter!)
And this was taken by my brother's Fiep mobile phone: me and my sister-in-law Carla (Ton's sister) enjoying the Jazz, warm weather and a drink at the cutest little square in Bergen op Zoom: Het Beursplein.
Well, that's me. Over to you now.