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Welcome to the new, and improved version of Heaven in Belgium. I am Jientje. "Jientje", like the boys name Gene, followed by "chu"? "Gene-chu", that's how you pronounce my name. Yes!!!!That's it!! So now you know huh? I am an addicted blogger. I was born and raised and am still living in Belgium. Yeah, the "this-is- Tuesday-so-this-must-be-Brussels" kind of Belgium .. There, you see? Maybe you couldn't find it on the map, but at least I'm trying to change that a little by sharing lots of pictures. I really love to cook and create new things, like this blog for instance. I am a mother,a grandmothe and a wife too! They say I'm a traveler, and a photographer. Well that's just what they say, I love to make pictures, but I am far from professional ... If my English is not perfect, that would be because it's my second language. I do hope you'll forgive me any possible misspellings or strange vocabulary ... Now, as a result of all of the above, I get way too little sleep and my days are always much too short!


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Thursday, August 27, 2009

A Meme from a Mama …


This little meme has been circling around the blogosphere for a few days now, I saw it at Quilly’s and Melli’s. Both had picked it up at Thom’s, who in his turn had stolen  found it somewhere else. I did not really feel like doing this meme since most of the books within reach are mostly dictionaries. BORING.
At least that’s what I thought. 
Until I took a closer look and spotted this little booklet on the bookshelf above my computer screen … And then I knew it could make a nice blog post.

1. Collect the book that you have most handy:

It’s the booklet “mama”, a little gift from my daughter a few months back.

2. Turn to page 161:

It contains lots of delicious recipes, beautiful pictures and thoughts and sayings about motherhood. It’s very precious to me.

3. Find the 5th complete sentence: There is only one, it’s an Italian saying.

4. Cite the sentence on your blog: It says: “ A good mother does not ask “ who wants …?” She GIVES.

5. Pass it on to 5 other victims (oops…bloggers):

Feel free to pick it up if you would like to do it. I’m not tagging anyone.
Besides, I think everybody has already done it?


Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get - only with what you are expecting to give -
which is everything.

Katharine Hepburn


Unknown said...

I had never heard that quote by Katherine Hepburn - but I'm glad to know it now.

Your pictures are, as always, perfect.

Mar said...

I have seen this meme around but my desk is also surrounded by dictionaires!
You did a beautiful job with this meme, Jientje, what beautiful pictures, love the turning of the page and the sentence. And K Hepburn's quote too :)

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RA said...

Wow! Wonderfully done, Jientje :)

Heidi said...

This is a new one on me. The book closest to where I am sitting is Streams in the Desert. It's fabulous- 366 daily devotional readings from the word of God.

Gattina said...

Oh yes the Italian mammas ! they are a special race. Usually they only take and don't give anything once the child is an adult ! (except my MIL)

Unknown said...

Great pics and what a lovely quote.

Melli said...

But OF COURSE you did this meme with more class than anyone! What a lovely little book!

Willow said...

When I did that meme, the sentence was about-- you guessed it! --knitting and fiber!

kayerj said...

delightful, love the meme done with pictures and your subject was perfect. I might play.

Wanda..... said...

You made a sweet and touching post for this meme Jientje!

MrsLittleJeans said...

What a lovely book!

Susanne said...

Looks like a really sweet book! Love how you added all the pictures to go with the meme.

Anonymous said...

Adding the photos was great and I liked see the different language on the book :) Well done my friend :)

Dr.John said...

You put that together very well.

Quilly said...

Jientje -- your posts are always beautiful, no matter what you are writing about.

You and I share the same philosophy on love.

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