Sunday, November 30, 2008

Weekly Winners, One Year in Review

This Weekly Winners is special.
This is why today I'm adding my voice and you'll be able
to hear me speak for the very first time.
Just click on the white arrow and let me talk to you.

Hi!! I'm Jientje.
You see, today is my blogaversary.
This heaveninbelgium adventure began one year ago today.
I had almost finished Nablopomo, and by God, I did not want to loose
the friends that I had met there.
I remember clicking the submit button and stare at that screen that said
Heaveninbelgium was now a real blog. Heehee, oops!
Blogging in a different language than your own is quite a challenge.
Blogging every day is an even bigger one.
But I managed to do them both and meet a whole bunch
of very nice friends along the way.
Those friends and their comments make blogging special
and I want to thank you all for visiting here!

Now, I'm cheating today, hee hee, yeah!
Today is not about my favourite pictures from last week.
Today is about my favourite pictures from last year.
One for each month .
December through to November ....
I hope you'll enjoy them .

(Click to enlarge any one of them)

Autumn leaves in a puddle. Early December 2007.
I saw them on my way to the supermarket.

The pond of the Chateau de Renesse.
We did a photoshoot there in February.

This one was serendipity.
I saw the mistletoe in the bare tree tops, and asked my husband to turn the car around.

March 2007. This is Antwerp train station.
My sister came to Antwerp, we took a walk in the city,
went for coffee, and then it started to rain!
We sheltered inside the station for a while and that's when I took this picture.

April 2007.
My father's birthday is in April.
I remember discovering my zoom lens and the macro function
of my camera that very day.
From then on I was able to shoot pretty close ups like this one.

May. A short break in Normandy.
This is the famous Normandy Bridge.
We ignored a no trespassing sign to take this picture.

Yeah ... I love to cook.
And I want it to look pretty on the plate, so ...

July. We had just returned from our holiday in the south of France.
Each year we spend two weeks in La Provence, a photo hunting feast!
This one was in Saint Rémy, just around the corner
from where the picture of my header was taken.

August. Three days in London with my two sisters.
If I had to pick a favourite, it just had to be this one.

A Farmer's market near Lissabon.

October. This picture was taken earlier this year,
but I published it in Sepia Scenes in the month of October.
It's my nephew playing in front of an old school.
Sadly enough, the school was demolished this summer ...

And this one was taken a couple of weeks ago,
when my friend Nana and I went photo hunting.
We had to hold on to one another to get back on our feet again.
But that only made us giggle more!

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