Saturday, March 26, 2011

It's been a long time

I know, it's been far too long since I've updated my blog.  I just haven't done much to write about, but that's about to change.  For those who don't know, I have travelled to the Netherlands and the plan is to stay here for three months.  I am on a house exchange and feel quite adventurous.

As I am using hotel internet time I hhaven't got much time tonight.  I just upload a few pictures and will go into more detail later. 

Today I have attended a workshop woodcarving by Ann High as part of the Dollshouse and Miniatures Show in Arnhem.  I'll show you a few piccies of the group at work and a picture of the carving in process.  We're making a 14th century blanket box.

The group at work with Ann in the centre right

Cold coffee only.  We were too busy :-)

A rather weary smile at the end of a busy day

Carving in progress
As I am a bit of a perfectionist I never go home with a finished product.  Ann gave us all the material to take home, so I will be able to finish it at my own pace.  I've also bought a set of carving tools and will hopefully find some time, and nice wood, to do more carving.  I'll keep you up to date, because I have planned plenty more for this holiday.

Bye for now.


  1. Hallo Marion,es ist so schön, wieder etwas von dir zu sehen. Und viel Spass weiterhin in Europa.
    Was macht der Blumenladen?

  2. How exciting to be able to attend such an event. And how exciting to be in the Netherlands for a while. I hope you have a wonderful time and look forward to news from you when time and access to the internet allow :)

  3. Oh, what a wonderful opportunity! And your wood carving looks Great! I can't wait to see the finished piece!

  4. dat lijkt me erg leuk werk!!! Ben benieuwd hoe het er uitziet als het helemaal klaar is!!! Vast prachtig!!

  5. Hallo Marion, Ik heb je blog gevonden zoals je ziet. Wat leuk dat je foto's genomen hebt, daar heb ik niets van gemerkt. Ik had mijn camera wel bij me maar helemaal niet gedacht aan fotograferen. Je bent lekker snel met het online zetten!
    Ik hoop dat jullie vandaag nog een fijne dag op de beurs gehad hebben. Ik had ook nog wel een dag extra kunnen gebruiken want zoals gewoonlijk heb ik de helft gemist.
    Veel plezier nog de rest van de drie maanden hier. Ik zal je blog volgen! groet, Josje.

  6. Hello all of you. Nice to hear from you (again). Nina, I will most certainly have a good time. Thank you. Are you going to 1zu12 Die Messe? I might be going as we will be traveling through Germany around that time. Norma, I am having a great time as you can see. Will keep you posted. Daydreamer and Margriet, thanks for the compliments. Josje, hello!!! Was great to meet you and also great to discover the face behind a blog that I'd been following for a while. We'll have to keep in touch.


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