17 July 2010


Nischi is wearing a Milly Me® oufit
forgot...............to tell you that I received an email from Dutch doll artist and good friend Jannie de Lange this week.
She told me that NISCHI, the baby doll that she made was nominated for the Dolls Award of Excellence (DAE) 2010.
Nischi is produced by Paradise Galleries in the USA.
She is a full gentle touch vinyl baby doll and her size is 22 inches.
And I am so proud, because of the fact that Nischi is wearing an Milly Me® outfit, which is designed and created by me. So I cross my fingers that she will win this award.
If you want to vote for her, please click -> HERE <-
You do not need to register if you want to vote for her. Many thanks, Thea xxxx

15 July 2010

Hot, hotter, hottest, wet, wetter, wettest........

Pooh pooh.....it has been very hot in recent days as you can see from the termometer above, 36.5 degrees in the shade.
The heat was followed by a huge cooling down...........photos show the results. Big thunderstorms and lots of water came down.
The streets were completely flooded and within 15 minutes almost 8 cm. of water came down.
our front garden

Our livingroom at 12.54, completely dark!!!
The big tree in our garden has been damaged a lot. Whole branches were broken off and the nest of the wood pigeon did make it unfortunately. I found two eggs on the ground this morning. One egg had been eaten and the other one had a nearly grown pigeon chicken in it.
This is the large tree when the strom passed by.....
I love pigeons especially wood pigeons. They are such comic birds when they walk around in the garden. I feed them every day so they are pretty dear to me. And I was very upset when I found the two eggs on the ground (well actually is was our pointer who found them), and pigeon-mum-&-dad were gone.
The nest was hided in the large tree very well, but because of a broken large branche above the nest, it suddenly came to lie exposed and crows are lurking everywhere here. So I suppose they found the nest with the eggs and destroyed it. Nature is hard!!!
And after rain follows sunshine,
the large tree normally looks like this:
(by the way it's a Liriodendron tulipifera, the so called tulip tree, but the real one, not the magnolia)