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*sweet coffee* 7:42pm, 2 January 2007
Hi Everybody,

Every year at the beginning of the year we start with a lot of good resolutions
- making and posting a daily photo on this Photo Diary is one of the many resolutions that I´ve made this year!
I hope to provide you with some appealing photos but most of the the time they will probably just reflect my daily life, but I´ll do my best to spice it up a little bit.
Enjoy and a Phototastic 2007!
If you want to have a sneak preview of the photos taken for this project go to .... MDPD 2007 set

January : 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
February : 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
March : 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
April:1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
May: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
June : 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30



02 jan 2007 Getting to know you

Me
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satrina* 11 years ago
Very moving post and photo :)
BellaGaia PRO 11 years ago
cool ice cubes-- excuse the corny pun LOL...

" BellaGaia (Living with BellaGaia) "
ParaScubaSailor 11 years ago
I really liked the eggs and bike and the window, especially the window, with the story that goes with it.


ParaScubaSailor en voillage (prononcez voyage, petits voilleurs)...
*sweet coffee* 11 years ago
31 march 2007 A day at the countryside

Needles
*sweet coffee* 11 years ago
01 april 2007

Sparkling new beginning of the month! The first quarter is finished still 9 months to go with the project! Still enjoying myself and there are so many lovely people present in this group.

Thanx!

Bling Bling
*sweet coffee* 11 years ago
2 April 2007

A true monday today... Lot´s of work, preparing meetings, protocols, ... and it´s sunny outside and I was sitting there behind my desk slaving...
Glad it´s evening!

Monday Feeling
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
Hi there, silhouette of Sweet Coffee (sweet After, too). You captured the colour on those rainbow trout beautifully, and the B&W of the bicycle was great too.
lramiro520 11 years ago
I really like your photo from March 31st. It makes me want to be outside right now!

The Other Side Of The Fence
*sweet coffee* 11 years ago
3 april 2007 Magic Mushrooms

Magic mushrooms?

The very very very busy week at work continues... so some magic mushrooms giving me lots of energy and power would be great but unfortunately it were just ordinairy Champignons de Paris. They tasted great!
*sweet coffee* 11 years ago
4 April 2007

I´ve spend the whole day behind my desk again, not feeling inspired to take a lot of photos. So here it is my first desktop-picture :-(
But I´ve installed especially for you guys out there a virtual plant on my desktop. Just to brighten up the thing!

I need to get out more!
BellaGaia PRO 11 years ago
The mushrooms are very good -- like that you made them B&W
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
Thanks for the flowers!
*sweet coffee* Posted 11 years ago. Edited by *sweet coffee* (member) 11 years ago
5 april 2007

Looking outside

Looking outside... from my home office. I live in a street with very friendly and social people. When I first moved to Antwerp, almost 6 years ago I thought that living in a city would be very anonymous and that you would hardly be noticed. Not the case in my neighbourhood! For example in 2 weeks we have our annual spring cleaning. The majority of the neighbours participate. We clean the pavement, remove weeds between stones, wash windows, somebody makes tea or coffee and some nice sandwiches or croissants are provided... It makes cleaning a lot more fun if you can do it together.
*sweet coffee* 11 years ago
6 April 2007 Driving to work

morning glow

It´s really nice weather, early spring, the first rays of sun but very cold nights so in the morning there is a lot of fogg and dew on the meadows. I took this photo when driving to work. Not easy to drive and shoot!
*sweet coffee* 11 years ago
7 April 2007 Getting some artificial sun

As I am blond and have blue eyes you can imagine my tone of skin! Pale white and especially my leggs verrrrrrrrrrry white. So I endangered my health once more and went to the tanning salon to catch some artificial sun.

Now only 19 more sesions to go to change the white leggs to not so white leggs :-)

getting some artificial sun
*sweet coffee* 11 years ago
8 April 2007 Easter

I went to visit my parents today. No to go egghunting, just to spend some family-time. My mom prepared a sunday lunch and we went for a walk in the Military domain close to where my parents live. Don´t worry it´s safe. Since a few years the military domain is public domain during the weekends so you can go for long walks there. Forgot to take my camera during the walk so my mom posed for this one between the dafodils.

Easter mom
*sweet coffee* 11 years ago
9 april 2007 Time travel

I met a friend for a drink. After a short walk, you get the time-travel feeling in the neighbourhood where I live. This is a neighbourhoud where the old houses have been preserved and restored very well. A joy to walk these streets on a beautifull and sunny day!

time travel
*sweet coffee* 11 years ago
10 april 2007 Don´t jinx your luck

Felt lucky today! Some things went wrong but resolved themselfs during the day.
So a smile on my face appeared when I saw this poster to stimulate people to participate in the lottery on Friday the 13th!

No bad luck for me today, perhaps I should buy a lottery ticket for Friday. Who knows my luck hasn´t run out yet...

Don´t jinx your Luck
eelend PRO 11 years ago
buy it!
buy it!
it's your lucky day!

eelend's 2007
Loca.... 11 years ago
You should buy it, go for it!
:))

Thanks for the comments.

Loca
*sweet coffee* 11 years ago
11 april 2007 Playing with light

After I got home from work I did some research on the net to find a good walking route for this weekend. The appelblossom season has arrived. In Haspengouw, the eastern part of Belgium there are a lot of orchards. So a little trip is in order.
Played with light for this daily photo... still have a lot to learn!

playing with light
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
"Driving to work" is a beautiful shot, so are the old houses, and your last one has interesting contrasts.

Rob
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Haven't commented here in a while but do visit quietly. Apple orchards are certainly the place to be in the coming weekend. I hope for nice weather for you and your walking...

CollardGreens: Oops!
*sweet coffee* 11 years ago
Thanx guys for your visit!
Innamorata Crush 11 years ago
your neighbourhood's preserved houses are fantastic with details, the cats make me smile, and I really like the ghostly effect of your last photo. I think it charming you plan walks and now inspired I shall do the same here... as soon as the weather is nicer.
xoxox
*sweet coffee* 11 years ago
12 april 2007 Up close and personal

Yesterday I heard an interview on the radio about " Are you happy?". An investigation had been held about the hapiness-feeling of flemish people. The general trend was : higher educated people, single, married, in a relation,... who had choices but not too many choices were generally happy. Money playes an important role in how you feel about your life. Why am I not surprised! Being single was not necessary a bad thing, as long as you have a social network and people who you can rely on.
This got me thinking. Am I happy? I have had a good education. I´ve got a good but very demanding job. I´m single. Perhaps not by choice but I´ve found a way of living. I´ve got a house, a car, ...
A small but genuine social network surrounds me. So I´m concinved. I should be happy!

Up close and personal
eelend PRO 11 years ago
mmmm let's see
i'm single, my job isn't wonderful but it pays the rent, i have good friends and a family i love so much, i have a cat that keeps me company, i do the things that i like (reading, writing, taking photos, travelling...)...
yes, i'm happy
but some days i'm not
and those are good days too
:)

eelend's 2007
*sweet coffee* Posted 11 years ago. Edited by *sweet coffee* (member) 11 years ago
You´re absolutely right! We´ve got everything to be happy about! Ofcourse, we all have our bad days. And there have been times in my life that I´ve been unhappy, hurt and disappointed. But we´ve got to put things in perspective and sometimes compare to other people. I´ve learned to do this. But it took some time.
One more thing on my wishlist : to be more extravert... but will this improve feeling happy. I´ll have to wait and see.
Thanx for passing by, eeland.
*sweet coffee* Posted 11 years ago. Edited by *sweet coffee* (member) 11 years ago
13 April 2007 From fat to skinny

Gadget I got at work to promote new product for obese dogs :-)
---> Ice cube maker

Fat to skinny
eelend PRO 11 years ago
Ice cube maker!!!!
that's funny
i would buy one with fat cats :D

have a nice weekend

eelend's 2007
*sweet coffee* 11 years ago
Me too!!! But apperently the product only works for dogs. We just have to put our cats on a diet then ;-)
ParaScubaSailor Posted 11 years ago. Edited by ParaScubaSailor (member) 11 years ago
Really good self portrait on the 12th. I'm particularly drawn to the question "Are you happy" and it's a theme I often debate with friends.

ParaScubaSailor en voillage (prononcez voyage, petits voilleurs)...
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Marketing...I am curious about how ice cubes and dog diet products go together but then I wonder where does the light go when you turn off the switch...

Happy is as happy does...I think that is a quote from Forest Gump or something (probably a bad one at that). Happy lives inside along with all the other emotions...I like happy so I let him out to play more !

I do like the self portrait and the perspective you gave it...

CollardGreens: Oops!
*sweet coffee* Posted 11 years ago. Edited by *sweet coffee* (member) 11 years ago
Hey ParaScubaSailor & CollardGreens,
Thanks for passing by. Photos can make me happy and I´ve seen several photos on your streams that do the trick :-)
*sweet coffee* 11 years ago
14 april 2007 Walking through the orchards

Snowwhite
ItinerArts Posted 11 years ago. Edited by ItinerArts (member) 11 years ago
leesure PRO 11 years ago
Beautiful shots! Love April 6th.

So you never answered..."Are you happy?"

-Lee
*sweet coffee* 11 years ago
grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr I´m running behind with my posts!
*sweet coffee* 11 years ago
15 april 2007 First BBQ of the year

After swim-date in the morning with girlfriends I´ve compensated the lost Kcal by going to a BBQ party in the afternoon :-) It was gorgeous weather and ideal for a BBQ!
Lovely company and we did some soul-searching. The friends who invited me are at that point in their life that they have to make some though decissions.
So, we did some brainstorming. It looks like the "Are you happy question" is haunting me. Second question that was raised was "what do you want in your life?"
No an easy one either. But that´s what friends are for.

Pretty in pink
*sweet coffee* 11 years ago
16 april 2007 Back in time

Imagine what live would be like if we would still be using these things....

Back in time
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Hey there ! I passed around your city today...TRAFFIC !! I do like Antwerp but I DO NOT like your traffic...took me 1 hour to pass around...perhaps I should have gone through the center !!

The orchard shot is fantastic...just like snow white ! And I should comment that the gentleman making bbq is crisp and clear indeed - well done !

CollardGreens: Oops !
eelend PRO 11 years ago
mmmm i've got another good question: "are you sure are you ok living alone? Are you really sure you don't need a boyfriend to be happy?"
hahahaha
:D

eelend's 2007
*sweet coffee* 11 years ago
17 april 2007 Kick off workshop

Together with 9 other colleagues I´m organising some workshops at work. We´ve been following some training about change managent and became "Change Agents". Our goal is to make people aware about the constant change around them and how to deal with this. So today was an exiting and stressy day but the response to the workshop was very good. We also provided some sweets during the different sessions hence this picture

Sweet mice
*sweet coffee* 11 years ago
18 april 2007 Not much inspiration today

Not much inspiration today
*sweet coffee* 11 years ago
19 april 2007

We went to diner with a few colleagues. C., our former secretary was invited, she can tell stories for hours and hours. So I spend the major part of the evening just chatting to people hence I almost forgot to take a picture. Luckily the bill came with some sweets...

After diner sweets
*sweet coffee* 11 years ago
20 april 2007

No photo today....
*sweet coffee* 11 years ago
21 April 2007

Today C. and I went out for a photoshoot. Her 2 cousins wanted a photoshoot because of their upcoming First and Holy Communion (don´t know if this is the correction term in English). So we took them to the park and to the a more sports orientated park where you can hire boats, pedalos,....

Great but very tiresome day

Summer day
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
What a pretty little girl and a cute expression. The apple orchard is magnificent.
Jissy 11 years ago
good luck on being a change agent...i do change management so constantly find and train change agents ;-)

love the portrait of this girl!

Everyday with Jissy
*sweet coffee* 11 years ago
Thanx Rob and Jissy for your visits!

Hey Jissy, what a coincidence that you´re a Change Agent spotter! :-) I really liked the training and the growing awareness that you had to develop. It has been a usefull training not only for my workplace but also for my personal life! And now we try to pass "the sparkle is our eyes" to other people.
And Jissy welcome back to the group after your trip.
Simon-K 11 years ago
Wow that portrait of the girl is great, you must be really pleased. The fountain works really nice as a soft background,

Simon’s Project 365
eelend PRO 11 years ago
she looks so beautiful


eelend's 2007
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Good job !
*sweet coffee* 11 years ago
Thanks guys!
Let's hope her mom is also pleased with the result, she seemed to be a though cookie ;-)
*sweet coffee* 11 years ago
22 april 2007

Banner
*sweet coffee* 11 years ago
23 april 2007

How to get feedback? Distribute some red and green cards and ask people to write down some "gut feelings". Believe me, it works!

Feedback: Positive and Negative
*sweet coffee* 11 years ago
24 april 2007

My little laptop was moaning and protesting about the large amount of photos and music that was stored on its hard disk. So, Time has come to extend the hard disk family with an external hard disk.
Lots and lots of photos can be stored on it so many many days of photopleasure are still to come.

Need for more storage
eelend PRO 11 years ago
i like those notes
i'll try it
:)

eelend's 2007
*sweet coffee* 11 years ago
25 april 2007

Not a drop of rain in the month of April... My plants in the garden are really suffering. So, a new daily routine is established: Watering the plants.

Artificial Rain
*sweet coffee* 11 years ago
26 april 2007

Went to the doctor because my bloodpressure was elevated. My dad showed how to use his bloodpressure-meter. My dad had some heart problems last year so he´s a little bit concerned for his "little girl".

Dad´s Bloodpressure
*sweet coffee* 11 years ago
27 april 2007

Home party at my aunt. Lots of giggles, trying different colours of make-up, a lot of comments,...

Home party
Jissy 11 years ago
oh that sounds like my type of party!

did u score new products?
Everyday with Jissy
*sweet coffee* Posted 11 years ago. Edited by *sweet coffee* (member) 11 years ago
Yes I did! Some lovely showergel, terre indienne for my face, some new colours of eyeshadow... Can´t wait to get my things :-)

Very much Girltalk, just skip it boys! :-)
*sweet coffee* 11 years ago
28 april 2007

I bumped into this powerfull and expressive grafitti on my bikeride through town... Who do recognize?

grafitti - Who do you recognize?
*sweet coffee* 11 years ago
29 April 2007

Another shoot, this time for Sophie and Guy. They are getting married in september and wanted some photos for their invitations... So, a lot of fun and laughs as you can see here!

Sophie & Guy
sunshinecity 11 years ago
what a great, natural portait here, love the sky above!

Such great colours in here!!

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story
eelend PRO 11 years ago
very natural portrait, i like it so much

mmm my blood pressure is always too low :S


eelend's 2007
*sweet coffee* 11 years ago
30 april 2007

Today I went to the "Ster" a domain about 30 km from Antwerp where you can enjoy a large pont where you can swim and row, lovely paths where you can walk, lots of climbing things and swing for kids...
V. & A. went alone with their kids hence this little girl just loving here ice cream.

Just another lovely summerday in April. We have been spoiled this year!

Little Girls and their icecreams
*sweet coffee* Posted 11 years ago. Edited by *sweet coffee* (member) 11 years ago
01 may 2007 Pure White

Pure white
BellaGaia PRO 11 years ago
lovely composition --
*sweet coffee* Posted 11 years ago. Edited by *sweet coffee* (member) 11 years ago
Thanx BellaGaia, but really didn´t have much inspiration today. And some cameraproblems grrr.... Autofocus does crazy things, does everything except focusing. I tried to fix it but not succesfull. So I´ll have to go back to more manual photography. Actually not a bad excersize but I sure would like to get the lens to work properly again. I´ll have to go to the camera/lens -doctor I guess.
*sweet coffee* Posted 11 years ago. Edited by *sweet coffee* (member) 11 years ago
02 may 2007 Dress rehearsal

Candle Girlfight

Last tryout before their special day ( holy communion) on saterday... These girls still seem to be quite playfull and having fun.

Anybody? A pillowfight?
Sweet dreams.
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Hello - sorry to be such a stranger lately. I do enjoy your posts and story line...hope the blood pressure is sorted out. We have indeed been spoiled in April...weather like a dream! Autofocus woes...I hate it when my technology breaks down - especially that kind. Good luck -

CollardGreens: Oops!
eelend PRO 11 years ago
pillowfight, i haven't done it for ages
we should do a flickrmeeting and organize a pillow/cakefight :D


eelend's 2007
*sweet coffee* 11 years ago
Me neither, but I would like to have a big pillowfight!
The fluffy ones, with real feathers ....
Yeah!
Happy feeling
luckywhitegirl 11 years ago
I love the graffitti on the 28th!

--barb (aka luckywhitegirl)
DPD: la vista desde aca
*sweet coffee* Posted 11 years ago. Edited by *sweet coffee* (member) 11 years ago
3 May 2007

I went to my first Tai chi class today. Amazed by how difficult just standing can be... I´m going to need more practize that´s for sure. But I felt really good afterwards. Drove home with a relaxed feeling and this feeling continued throughout the whole evening. I enjoyed a lovely cup of coffee with speculoos, a typical belgian cookie and a hot bath while reading a book.
Only downside.... I´ve dropped the book into the bath....

After dinner
*sweet coffee* 11 years ago
4 May 2007

Enjoying an ice cream on the terrace and my cat kept harassing me so finally decided to give him his own little saucer with some ice cream and whipped cream. Happy Cat :-)

Mocca Chantilly
ItinerArts 11 years ago
*sweet coffee* 11 years ago
Don´t worry! He doesn´t get this all the time :-)
eelend PRO 11 years ago
mmmmmmmm he looks happy :)


eelend's 2007
*sweet coffee* 11 years ago
5 may 2007

I´ve made some photos during the "holy communion". This one was not sharp and out of focus but I quite like the atmosphere and the movement in the photo...
How a failure can work sometimes...

On the move
*sweet coffee* 11 years ago
6 may 2007

Remember that I´ve told you guys that I´ve dropped the book that I´m currently reading into my bathtub. Well, the book is dry but the pages are still warped.
It certainly gives the book some "patina"

Water damage
*sweet coffee* 11 years ago
7 May 2007

Browsing through some National Geographic magazines.... Makes me happy and thinking about the many places I still want to visit! Dreams :-)

Inspiration
*sweet coffee* 11 years ago
8 May 2007

Looks like I´ve got a theme ...
I was checking my books because this weekend there is a large book sale in Antwerp and I want to go and have a look around so I was just looking at some titles and what is still missing ...
So probably more book photos to come this week!

Book preview
*sweet coffee* 11 years ago
9 May 2007

Caught these snails "in action" today outside on the deck.
Slime, strange creatures, brrrr
Not my favorite kind of animals crawling around.

Hello my name is snail...
eelend PRO 11 years ago
i love buying books
i read them as far as i can, although that's not always fast enough ;)


eelend's 2007
*sweet coffee* 11 years ago
10 May 2007

Oeps, forgot to take a picture...
*sweet coffee* Posted 11 years ago. Edited by *sweet coffee* (member) 11 years ago
11 may 2007

I had a day off today so I went shopping with P. We went to an outlet store complex. Some bargains, but I got the feeling we were ripped off. When you buy during the sales you get 50 and even 70% of discount, now in these outlet store you only get a 30 % discount and it´s the collection from last year. Never the less .... bought some puma shoes :-)

Put a puma on your feet
*sweet coffee* 11 years ago
12 may 2007
Today, bookfair!
I cleaned out my bookcase, wrote down some titles and went to the bookfair. Thousands of books and a lot of people looking for the catch of the day . Sometimes you had to force your way through to get a glimpse of the books.
Got home with a few book about digital photography, tai chi and some novels to read alongside the swimmingpool when I go on holiday in August. Perhaps by then I will have bought a new supply :-)

Looking for a barging
*sweet coffee* 11 years ago
13 may 2007

Lovely green out on my terrace. Vine...
I should learn to make dolmades!

Grapes to be
*sweet coffee* 11 years ago
14 may 2007

It´s a girl! C&M were expecting a baby and today I got this textmessage to announce the birth of their babygirl!


Welcome little girl
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Hello - how is the lady from Antwerp these days? Your photos have a happy edge to them so I will assume good spirits. I had to laugh about the book in the bath...happen to me all the time - I go to sleep ! I like the glow in Grapes to Be...good stuff here.

CollardGreens: Oops !
*sweet coffee* 11 years ago
Thanx collardgreens for passing by. I think your right, happy times are here again :-) It has been quite chaotic at work during the last 2 months. So very low energy levels but I´m getting over it (or getting used to it) thus more energy in the evening and the weekend to focus on the people who surround me and myself.
*sweet coffee* Posted 11 years ago. Edited by *sweet coffee* (member) 11 years ago
15 may 2007

Shopping for presents today for the little babygirl from C&M. There are so much sweet things for these little ones. Deciding what to get them was once again a difficult task. But quite pleased with the result.

Presents!!!!!
*sweet coffee* Posted 11 years ago. Edited by *sweet coffee* (member) 11 years ago
16 may 2007

I went to the maternity ward today to visit C&M´s baby girl. When I got there, there seemed to be a problem with the acess to the carpark. The barriers didn´t work. The carpark attendant let me through but I didn´t get any ticket. He told me to pass by his little booth and he would let me out of the carpark. OK....
But you can guess the rest of the story... When I returned there was nobody and at every exit there where barriers at each exit and you need a ticket, a payed and validated ticket, to open the barrier. I wasn´t really in the mood to drive through one of the barriers in true James Bond style.
So I asked someone if I could ride really close to their car, really bumper to bumper, and to drive really fast through the barrier once it opened (she had a ticket) and it worked!!!!
Pffff... Lesson Learned: Next time I enter a carpark ... I WANT A TICKET.

Tunnelvision
eelend PRO 11 years ago
:)

i want to see that babygirl!!!



eelend's 2007
*sweet coffee* Posted 11 years ago. Edited by *sweet coffee* (member) 11 years ago
Hey eeland still 8 months to go in 2007 so ... I´ve got to build up the expectations a little bit, You´ll get to see her :-)
Thanxs for passing by.
luckywhitegirl 11 years ago
ooh I love the photo of the tunnel above, the gray monochrome works well to accentuate the lines.... and congrats to your friends on the baby! Can't wait to see a photo!

barb
*sweet coffee* 11 years ago
17 may 2007

hey barb, thanx for the visit. I also like the lines of the tunnel. Sometimes you can find hidden beauty in public buildings.

Today was a holiday, but I worked quite hard in my house. When I bought the house, about 6 years ago the whole house had the same wallpaper. The wallpaper has been removed everywhere except in the hallway. Unfourtunately this hallway is more then 9m high and has (ofcourse) a stairways in it so it´s difficult to get to all the places.
So today I started removing the paper. Sometimes easy, sometimes it sticks quite hard to the wall so you need to wet the paper to get it off the wall.
It´s gonna take ages...

Glasses me
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