Festival Eroica Britannia 2016

Upcoming festival to remember

This year in June to be exact 17, 18 and 19th of June there is a 3 day long family festival in England called Eroica Britannia. This event is held in more countries but since England is close by my dad and I thought this would be fun to participate in. It’s not only a festival, you can also sign up for the bike tour. The best thing about this is that it’s all in vintage style! Also if you’d like to participate in the tour you need a bike from before the 90’s and clothes. The festival is held in the Peak District. From what I see on internet this place is gorgeous and full of great things to see & do.

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Walking the dog in The Netherlands on a sunny day!

Walking the dog in The Netherlands on a sunny day!

Why dogs don’t live as long as humans, explained by a 4 year old.

Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten year old Irish wolfhound, named Belker. The dog’s owners, Ron, his wife Lisa and their little boy Shane were all very attached to Belker and they were hoping for a miracle. I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer.

I told the family there were no miracles left for Belker and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog. Ron and Lisa told me that they thought it would be good for the four year old Shane to observe the procedure. They felt as though Shane might learn something from the experience.

I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker’s family surrounded him. Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the last time, that I wondered if he understood what was going on. Within a few moments, Belker slipped away peacefully. The little boy seemed to accept Belker’s transition without any difficulty or confusion.

We sat together for a while after Belker’s death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that animal lives are shorter than human lives. Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up, “I know why.” Startled, we all turned to him. What came out of his mouth next stunned me. I had never heard a more comforting explanation.

He said, “People are born so that they learn how to live a good life – like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?” The four year old continued, “Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don’t have to stay as long.”

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Starting the USA page

Hello Yello USA!

I started with the USA page (click here), I still need to divide it into California and Chicago sub pages but I have so little time in the evenings and it takes forever to write (I’m not a very good writer) so it’s going really slow but eventually I’ll get there haha. Let’s just say I made a sneak peek now 😉

Life is really simple but we insist on making it complicated – Confucius

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Concert night in Amsterdam

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Maria Mena in Paradiso, Amsterdam

Yesterday night my 2 sisters and I went to Maria Mena in Amsterdam. If you haven’t heard of her yet. look her up on youtube or in iTunes. She has a really good voice and her songs are all wonderful. I have recorded this with my phone. Unfortunately the quality is a bit of a let down from my phone (Huawei) I hope you can still hear how beautiful this song is.

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China is accepting applications for panda babysitters!

Some of you might have heard it already and some don’t but there is a dream job available right now! I’m talking about babysitting panda’s in China OMG who wouldn’t want that right! The Center has done these kind off things before so it’s not the first time they offer this.

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