Ice Skating


Severe winters are still very rare, the week of snow and frost that we have experienced this year should not have a name.

For really cold winters we have to dig a little back into history.. In my opinion, cold winters with skating opportunities were a lot more common in my young youth.. And so began my skating career. Near our house, really a few hundred meters away, lay Het Ijzeren Kind', a puddle that was created by the sand extraction for housing in Hintham-South.

Today, such a puddle rarely freezes, in my youth it happened almost every year. That offered opportunities!

Skates were happy in the house, and those things always fit, according to my parents. It was skates that you could just tie under your shoe, so called 'bones'.

Fine anyway? That always worked, yeah??

Unfortunately, reality was a tad less rosy. First of all, you had to be able to lay firm knots for that undertying. As a child, I did not manage that well enough, after sale the skates were more beside my feet than underneath them. The advantage of this is that you are less likely to go snooping, but of course it does not skate for a meter. Second, those things were “not in a hundred years” sharpened, so so blunt that the name “bones” was completely correct.

Eventually there were other skates when I was a little older. Although I have always been a fan of skating competitions on television, I myself have never gotten any further than a little scribble. My very first skates, those bones, I still have (see header photo). A memento of my childhood, shall we say...


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Big Decopatch Dog Cat
Most people know I'm a big cat lover. A friend gave me a paper-mâché cat a gift the other day! So nice to have that (next to the cat grass) on the windowsill! But of course I gave him (or her) nice colors first, you get that. Because I quite often Decopatch (pasting pieces of paper on all kinds of surfaces) I still had a lot of scraps of small pieces left of different paper designs. Perfect to cover my own motley cat! At least I am happy with it, he/she is sitting here at home in front of the window, looking out and it keeps an eye on all the neighborhood cats. Collect about 20 kinds of pieces of paper, from each color a little. But if you only have 2 or 3 colors (for example) then you can of course also! By first dyeing the cat white, the colors of the paper come to the fore much fresher. It is not necessary, but it is advisable to! The eyelets are cut out of a nice Decopatch sheet, which only has eyelets. Choosing is difficult, all the eyes are fun! The method is very simple: Tear small pieces of a lot of different colors of paper. In stages, glue the cat (or any other shape) with Decopatch glue. The glue is also lacquer, so when you grease a piece with a soft brush, you stick the piece of paper on it, and then you go over it with the same brush and glue.. The next piece is glued to it overlapping, and then you go over again with the same brush with glue. So you continue, until the whole shape is covered. Finally, apply another layer, using the same brush with glue/lacquer. It's a bit of a job, because you also want to divide the colors a bit. That gives quite a nice effect, though? I don't have a lot of step-by-step pictures, I was so focused that I forgot. Decopatching is very relaxing, you forget the time when you are creative.. :) The large papier-mâché cat is 25cm high and you could of course also give it a collar with fringes and a bell, or give some bows, rhinestones, or one smooth color. I like busy, cheerful colors myself, it can't be fur enough. And you? How would you pimp this cat?? I'm curious! More info Check out the hundreds of designs you can choose from! Decopatch paper sheet with lots of eyelets Booktips: Book Cat Secrets. What do cat owners actually know about their roommates? Do our spoiled cats want that abundant, delicious food and all that attention, or do they ask for something completely different with their persistent meows? more info Book Cats. Animal Doctor Joshua takes you into the wonderful world of cats in this richly illustrated book. He gives very concrete advice to keep your fluffy friend not only healthy but also happy, from suitable food to perfect care. more info Magic Cards/Card Game Cat Guru's. Wisdom of the world's most famous cats. Get inspired Woor the world's most famous cats. Select one of the cards and be surprised every time by the philosophy of 50 famous cats. more info Cats decoration - Read more Coloring cats - Read more Pen jar for cat lovers - Read more Black cats crafts from toilet rolls - Read more De Knutseljuf Ede has been working with Mirelle van Crea for years with Kids! All craft tips of De Knutseljuf Ede can be found on the website www.creametkids.nl Do you want a creative workshop at your home? Then look at www.deknutseljuf.nl Follow De Knutseljuf Ede on Facebook , Instagram and Pinterest Mail: ilse@deknutseljuf.nl - Want to see more here on Yoors? Or give a comment or maybe post something yourself? That can be! Sign up first (free) at Yoors: - Sign up here for free at Yoors! #decopatch #kat #cats #poes #groteks #papiermache #decopatchen #creatively #creativelybezig #creativelybezigzijn   #tinkering #trixxcreative #deknutselmaf #lapjeskat #pets #residentialdeco #decorating #residentialdecoratie
El arte brinda paz, felicidad, y esperanza ...
As therapy, art can bring peace, happiness, love, and hope to human beings. - It is expressing what you feel at each moment and in different ways, it is something that suggests you or you simply enjoy an action that has a meaning for you. - Fotos : @Eza Chavez  #arte Como terapia, el arte puede brindar paz, felicidad, amor, y esperanza a los seres humanos. - Ver el arte desencadena un aumento repentino de la sustancia química la dopamina, que te hace sentir bien, en la corteza orbitofrontal del cerebro, lo que produce sentimientos de placer intenso. Fotos : @Franco Mendoza Photo - Seeing art triggers a sudden surge in the feel-good chemical dopamine in the brain's orbitofrontal cortex, producing feelings of intense pleasure.