100 happy days

I do have time for happiness!

Day 100 [05.11.2014] Happiness is… a LOVE egg!

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Day 99 [05.10.2014] Happiness is… a tree full of shimaruku

 

 

Day 98 [05.09.2014] Happiness is… a Friday afternoon beer

Day 97 [05.08.2014] Happiness is… Makeda making progress with guitar. Although on this picture she doesn’t look to happy. “You’re not counting!”

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Day 96 [05.07.2014] Happiness is… a postcard from Holland

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Day 95 [05.06.2014] Happiness is… having Mr. Anansi at school

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Day 94 [05.05.2014] Happiness is… seeing this prize-winning picture of Makeda from last year back in the newspaper today:

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Lizard Love

Day 93 [05.04.2014] Happiness is… reading my grandmother’s story about World War II, written by my sister Femke (although the story itself is not so happy)

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Day 92 [05.03.2014] Happiness is… more new stuff for the house

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Day 91 [05.02.2014] Happiness is… enjoying our very special island
StatiaDay 90 [05.01.2014] Happiness is… new curtains (thanks Brenda!)

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Day 89 [04.30.2014] Happiness is… finishing with the April A to Z challenge on April 30 (although I did some foul play)

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Day 88 [04.29.2014] Happiness is… helping a storyteller and a documentary maker around the island

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Day 87 [04.28.2014] Happiness is… birdwatching at the Bird Festival

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Day 86 [04.27.2014] Happiness is… coconuts unlimited

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Day 85 [04.26.2014] Happiness is… relaxing

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Day 84 [04.25.2014] Happiness is… Koningsspelen. 

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Day 83 [04.24.2014] Happiness is… more nature, environment & science talk during the opening of the Caribbean Netherlands Science Institute on St. Eustatius

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Day 82 [04.23.2014] Happiness is… chatting about the economic value of the environment

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Day 81 [04.22.2014] Happiness is… an easy day after the party

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Day 80 [04.21.2014] Happiness is… party en masse on the beach

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Day 79 [04.20.2014] Happiness is… an easter egg-hunt

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Day 78 [04.19.2014] Happiness is… to paint it purple.

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Day 77 [04.18.2014] Happiness is…. (sometimes) cleaning up. This is BEFORE moving:

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Day 76 [04.17.2014] Happiness is… a four day Easter weekend

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Day 75 [04.16.2014] Happiness is… making plans for St. Croix

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Day 74 [04.15.2014] Happiness is… just the thought of very old Dutch cheese

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Day 73 [04.14.2014] Happiness is… food from own garden

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Day 72 [04.13.2014] Happiness is… watching a good old classic movie

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Day 71 [04.12.2014] Happiness is… a house with a never-ending garden and fruittrees

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Day 70 [04.11.2014] Happiness is… hatching!

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Day 69 [04.10.2014] Happiness is… when it’s almost weekend

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Day 68 [04.09.2014] Happiness is… feeling the effects of a little workout

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Day 67 [04.08.2014] Happiness is… an empty garbage bin

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Day 66 [04.07.2014] Happiness is… singing on top of your lungs

Day 65 [04.06.2014] Happiness is… my hippy

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Day 64 [04.05.2014] Happiness is… booking a ticket 😀

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Day 63 [04.04.2014] Happiness is… knowing that I’ll have a good place to stay after May 1st. This is the “before”. “After” pictures soon come.

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Day 62 [04.03.2014] Happiness is… a happy sister

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Day 61 [04.02.2014] Happiness is… a serenade especially for me, “the best mother in her life” 😀

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Day 60 [04.01.2014] Happiness is… having a great nephew and great parents that have this send to Statia:

 

 

 

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Day 59 [03.31.2014] Happiness is… a sunset

Day 58 [03.30.2014] Happiness is… preparing my B-story for April 2nd

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Day 57 [03.29.2014] Happiness is… a hearty breakfast

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Day 56 [03.28.2014] Happiness is… the kids and parents raising & spending money at the fundraising for the Golden Rock school

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Day 55 [03.27.2014] Happiness is… spending a day in Nevis & visiting the agricultural fair

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Day 54 [03.26.2014] Happiness is… getting rid of 56.445.873 bees.

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Day 53 [03.25.2014] Happiness is… seeing the entrance of the turtle nesting beach finally being blocked for vehicles.

Day 52 [03.24.2014] Happiness is… hearing that you can visit another Caribbean island for a day, for work. Nevis, here I come!

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Day 51 [03.23.2014] Happiness is… feeling a minor earthquake, with the emphasis on MINOR. This is what it felt like:

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Day 50 [03.22.2014] Happiness is… reaching the top op Boven with the two toughest hikers.

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Day 49 [03.21.2014] Happiness is… another friend being fostered, maybe adopted. Yay for Husky!

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Day 48 [03.20.2014] Happiness is… being nominated for a blogging award

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Day 47 [ 03.19.2014] Happiness is… rainbows

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Day 46 [03.18.2014] Happiness is… spicy fish

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Day 45 [03.17.2014] Happiness is… going to Mega D Youth Foundation with the Leatherbacks and make our own song

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Day 44 [03.16.2014] Happiness is… sleeping under the stars

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Day 43 [03.15.2014] Happiness is… flying under water

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Day 42 [03.14.2014] Happiness is… finally receiving your new study material, after the package got lost twice. Somewhere in the Caribbean…

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Day 41 [03.13.2014] Happiness is… a road that is fixed (and if your road is NOT fixed, learn here How to tape your scooter)

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Day 40 [03.12.2014] Happiness is… making up stories

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Day 39 [03.11.2014] Happiness is… a palmtree & a sunset

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Day 38 [03.10.2014] Happiness is… receiving a great gift from “the Old Tiger”

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Day 37 [03.09.2014] Happiness is… more bananas in  the making

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Day 36 [03.08.2014] Happiness is… omi omi can go home! No more hospital!!

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Day 35 [03.07.2014] Happiness is… my superhero

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Day 34 [03.06.2014] Happiness is… coming home early

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Day 33 [03.05.2014] Happiness is… finding a great story

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Day 32 [03.04.2014] Happiness is… seeing a whale from Little Mountain (more on The Golden Rock Adventurers and the Beautiful Secret of Little Mountain)

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Day 31 [03.03.2014] Happiness is… a little run

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Day 30 [03.02.2014] Happiness is… a birthday party! Even if it’s on the other side of the world. My sister’s “small” boy Jesse is making birthday (as they say here). Happy day, Jesse!

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Day 29 [03.01.2014] Happiness is… to take a hike.

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Day 28 [02.28.2014] Happiness is… our doggies! Here they just brought an offer (yep, dead rat) to the palace of Princess Makeda.

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Day 27 [02.27.2014] Happiness is… when a dog from the animal shelter finds a good home. Party for Brindle!

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Day 28 [02.26.2014] Happiness is… a canonball contest!

Day 27 [02.25.2014] Happiness is… a special picture for a special person. Only for insiders 😀

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Day 26 [02.24.2014] Happiness is… being proud

Day 25 [02.23.2014] Happiness is… someone else doing the stupid work

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Day 24 [02.22.2014] Happiness is… going to local chinese shop & finding the Grace porridge that you loved to eat in Jamaica. Somehow it tasted better 8 years ago though. Also the price is a little disappointing. But no complaining 🙂

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Day 23 [02.21.2014] Happiness is… an interesting tour

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Day 22 [02.20.2014] Happiness is… a good sleep

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Day 21 [02.19.2014] Happiness is… home sweet home after an interesting 2 days in St. Maarten.

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Day 20 [02.18.2014] Happiness… hearing that your freaky heartbeats are innocentFreaky heartbeats are friends! Thank God! For the full version of my hearty adventures, check my posts “Not a heart attack” part 1, part 2 and part 3.

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Day 19 [02.17.2014] Happiness is… a happy mom! This picture is taken by my mom today; she’s happy to see snowdrops in her garden. It’s a symbol of new beginning and hope.

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Day 18 [02.16.2014] Happiness is… a big cleaning session at the animal shelter. Love to help my friends with paws.

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Day 17 [02.15.2014] Happiness is… good food

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Day 16 [02.14.2014] Happiness is… someone saying I LOVE YOU!

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Day 15 [02.13.2014] Happiness is… a good book with a lot of blood & murder

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Day 14 [02.12.2014] Happiness is… after a long morning at the doctor’s office and a long afternoon at work finally relaxing at the pool side. Kids are playing after practice, birds are singing and I just look at the Quill and DO NOTHING

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Day 13 [02.11.2014] Happiness is… the sound of crickets (they are usually in the dark)

Day 12 [02.10.2014] Happiness is… joining the Statia Walkathon

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Day 11 [02.09.2014] Happiness is… homemade cupcake

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Day 10 [02.08.2014] Happiness is… a beach

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Day 9 [02.07.2014] Happiness is… a doggywash

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Day 8 [02.06.2014] Happiness is… being the coach the Goldenrock Leatherbacks swim team. Already looking forward to new adventures with “my” kids & another sweet international competition in 2014.

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Day 7 [02.05.2014] Happiness is… being a witness at a wedding in the beautiful Fort Oranje. Just because I work here (this is the view from my office!) and a witness was needed in this historical setting. That’s what you call working in the right place at the right time.

The bride and groome are missing on the picture, I had no camera with me. This picture is taken a few months back. Weddingpictures coming soon though.

Fort Oranje

Note the detail in this picture: the gentleman under the mangotree is just throwing a stone to the noisy parrot in the palmtree -camouflaged well on the left side of the tree (zoooom in please) 😀

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Day 6 [02.04.2014] Happiness is… when you’re done with your first exam

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Day 5 [02.03.2014] Happiness is… having the beat

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Day 4 [02.02.2014] Happiness is… a hug!

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Day 3 [02.01.2014] Happiness is… seeing your princess making her first bubbles under water

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Day 2 [01.31.2014] Happiness is… finding your dogs smelling fresh & bubbling after eating a bar of soap. Happiness is also crying tears of laughter, remembering how your sister once ate a bar of soap thinking it was sugar candy 😀 Yes, alcohol was involved.

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Day 1 [01.30.2014] Happiness is… arriving at work and finding fresh mangoes on your desk

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19 thoughts on “100 happy days”

  1. Masha danki, lieve Fraukje voor je Happy Days nr. 19. SAMEN vertrouwen en SAMEN hopen is NIET één plus één . . . . . . . . maar is van een ONEINDIGE kracht . . . . . . .

  2. Hij is even… misplaced zeg maar. Even zo goed opgeborgen dat ze niet 123 kon vinden waar hij was. Komt wel weer tevoorschijn. Mevrouw is ook zo opgeruimd…

  3. A postcard from Holland ??????????????????? en ja . . . .WAT voor één !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

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