Sorry I've been incognito for a while but life is about making choices.
It is almost impossible for me to imagine that I've been here four months away !
Many things happened in my private life and roller coaster would have been a piece of cake.
But anyway...I think you understand that I will not share details here.
It is not in my nature to tell about problems of people I love.
I respect them to much and can only accept there choises of life !
But let me tell you about other things... my mum.
(so many of you wished me all good and it warmed my heart to read the comments !)
Because of her fragile health and her lack of life, the situation is still worrying.
July 17 we "celebrated" her 85th birthday, realizing that it will be here last.
Me, my sister and brothers are at peace when her eyes will close for good.
Life was good for our mother.
She's been married 40 years until her husband died 20 years ago,
Together they had five children ( I and my twin brother are the youngest) and 6 grandchildren.
She has enjoyed working in healthcare but now it's enough for her.
Totaly depending on others is not her motto for the rest of her life and we, her children can only respect that.
Our mother would proudly say goodbye to life and when the time comes, we will embrace her with love.
For now ... I want to be with her as much as possible.
And other things in my life...
My intention was, to two weeks ago. to return here but a major fire at my work kept me abrupt busy.
I think that the Dutch readers here have seen it on our national news.
The fire, which was started in a neighbouring building, destroyed half the building where I am already 20 years working.
An enormous catastrophe, and although it still hurts to look at the pictures,
when you click on this link you will see an impression of the disaster.
(The company I work for is the building with the red stripes)
Thankfully no one has been injured or hurt and I think you can imagine that my fellow workers and I make overtime to get everything back on track.
Between various things through, I had the fortunate opportunity to relax.
Yes I take care of myself.
Together with my husband I undertook regular fun.
We took a break. Booked a short holiday with friends and I had the time of my life.
Also; beside gardening and the hunting of old postcards in antique fairs and flea markets, my PC has an important place when I want to relax.
Photoshop and changes on my website made sure that I'm not bored.
I spent long evenings working on new designs and as some of you already know, I open my own shop soon on riandesign.eu.
Actually... it is already ready ! Yep .
Last month my son has built a CMS system into it (a software application) that makes it easy to buy my collage sheets - BigBeautifulWomen designs and Portraits make-overs, through a shopping cart.
The advantage of this system is that, seconds after making your PayPal payment, your digital product wil be available ! Through this way you do not have to wait for your digital transmission.
It was a time consuming and difficult task, especially the automatic control, but now it all works ...my son and I are so proud of each other!
I admire him for his computer knowledge and school money we have spent on him...finally paid back whahaha.
At last....Why my shop still not launch?
Well....Today was my last work day !
Tomorrow, when my husband comes home from his travel to South England, then we go together "on tour".
Our holiday begins with a trip to Germany (I have to see Berlin with its rich culture ! ) and then we continue as two globetrotters LOL
We hop from hotel to hotel and see where we end up. I love that free feeling !
And I'm so glad that we can wave goodbye to these past tough months.
Four weeks I'm FREEEEEE