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Elvira, a woman with vision

The temperature in Osijek has dropped about 28 degrees in the last few days. Last Friday, we sensed it coming and dove one more time into the Drava river and kissed it goodbye for the winter. Now, we are inside, long-sleeves are found again, and Elvira and I enjoyed some time together over a cup…

By Janneke Huisman 26 September 2018 0

Here we go, but how do we call this?

Yay! We FINISHED! Last year, for Christmas, Jelle gave me a blog course by Jeff Goins. And this summer we have been working on it in the wee hours of the day. Hiding from the heat, outside, working on the blog course, inside. We learned a lot, Jelle fixed everything behind the scenes. Thank you, Jelle!…

By admin 22 September 2018 0

A new season, a new rhythm

Here we go: September has arrived. Laurens went for the first time to the Croatian school, and we do school at home with the girls, online. We are pretty proud of Laurens, speaking three languages fluently, while we are still struggling when conversations get more complicated. Also, we are a bit impressed by the girls’…

By admin 21 September 2018 0

Rejected at your work: how would you respond?

One of our Roma friends talks about being rejected: When I graduated I was employed at the state hospital at the intensive care unit, everything was fine until the moment (..) they found out that I was a Roma. I noticed that they began to behave differently towards me, more negativity in the sense that they…

By admin 21 September 2018 2

A ten-year journey

It is ten years ago these weeks that we moved to Horsley’s Green in England. “You start a journey in faith” is what Sjaak van Kleef told us during the WoW (Windows on Wycliffe) course. I wondered: Do I want that? Am I able to do that? It was scary. We had three little kids,…

By admin 4 November 2017 4

Pear picking

On the day that Jelle brought me to Bor a few weeks ago, around 30 people from our home village came together for the pear harvest. The owner had promised to give a certain amount of money for each square bushel. This faithful, hardworking group of people managed to get 42 of these bushels. This…

By admin 13 October 2017 0

Laundry lines

On a walk through Bor I captured quite a few laundrylines. I promised to post it after I had finished my own pile of laundry. All I can say is, that it was a real battle against nature as the sun was out when I filled my line, but soon after it started pouring with…

By admin 28 September 2017 0

Bor-Home: 7 highlights

“Do you never start the motor when you drive downhill?” I asked when we went down from the house in the mountains. “No, this is the way I have done it for years,” he replied. “I have a family at home waiting…would be nice if I could meet them, alive,” I thought. Happily, we arrived…

By admin 22 September 2017 0