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I am a Dutch writer of (light) fiction, and was born in Terschelling, an island in the north of the Netherlands where, except for a very short episode in Amsterdam, I have always lived and still live.
I shall do a lot of reading here  and explore this great site,  and possibilities. I hope to write some blogs in English here without too many ugly mistakes. Now if that is not bold...

Since the Fall of 2010 I have been writing poems in English and in the beginning of 2012 my book "Veritas" will be published. Poetry (in English). More about that later...

My Latest Blog

  • Eline

    ending expectance beginning the big journey child to enter life 17 October 2011 Eline Melissa was born, this picture of me and her was taken a day later. She is a very beautiful girl! :)



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    Posted 3:47pm January 1st, 2010
    Happy new year to you too Duong!
    Mine started with a new blog. http://inaweblogisback.wordpress.com/  I hope you will  find it a nice read.

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    Posted 12:58pm September 7th, 2009
    Hi Deb, I am on a different laptop at the moment and here I can't check the media for some reason    I will do it later!

  • Posted 2:13pm September 5th, 2009

    Hi Ina...

    I posted a comment in your Media

    folder under your new profile photo.

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    Posted 5:17am July 24th, 2009
    Hey Debbie, good to hear from you  Everything is fine here, thank you, hope you are ok too!

  • Posted 8:21pm July 23rd, 2009
    Hi Ina...
    How are things going with you?
    I am just stopping by to post a greeting on your profile.

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    Posted 7:33am June 22nd, 2009
    Aha! They are really fat! And delicious! I only saw your comment now, sorry for that!

  • Posted 8:55pm June 11th, 2009
    According to Wikipedia.org "oliebollen" are Dutch doughnuts.

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    Posted 8:00am May 3rd, 2009
    You should get elastic ones! It is surprising they don't exist already.

  • Posted 10:19pm May 2nd, 2009
    Ina... about my prescription glasses that I sat on 3 times.  The first time it happened, it was after 11:00 at night.  There had been a minor car accident not too far from the front of our house.  I was trying to watch the activity from my living room window.  The lights were off in the room so that I could see outside better.  For some reason, I took my glasses off and placed them on an end table.  I got tired of standing, so I thought I'd sit down on the end table to watch the action.  That's when I sat on my glasses.  They got bent and lopsided.  On another day, I sat on my glasses for the second time; but this time, it helped straighten out my glasses.  They were no longer so lopsided.  The third time I sat on them, it just pushed the bottom part of the lenses to fit closer to my cheeks.  They still serve the purpose until I get my new glass prescription filled at the opticians.  My old ones have wire frames.  I think I have one or two pictures of me wearing my glasses. If I can find them, I'll post them for you to see.

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    Posted 1:33pm April 12th, 2009
    The grape hyacinths are the blauwe druifjes. Bulbs. They come back every year and right now my little garden, borders really, is full with them.

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    Posted 1:31pm April 12th, 2009

    Sneeuwklokjes   I have many of them too. They are gone now. They were late here this year too. 

    Do you know this plant , Bergenia, in English called Elephant Ears?  It can blossom very early, even in December I have seen. It is in our garden at 3 places. This image is from google though

  • Posted 1:10pm April 12th, 2009
    I found these 3 pictures by doing a Google Image search.

    Snowdrops - Very first flower of the year.  If conditions are mild, they can blossom as early as January.  I didn't notice mine in 2009 until March.  I think Snowdrops might be a very early variety of Crocus.


    Grape Hyacinth - We don't have any of these in our yard.  I should plant some for next year.

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    Posted 10:17am April 12th, 2009
    Hi Debbie! Thank you! I am fortunate to have you as a friend! Hugs back!

  • Posted 9:03am April 11th, 2009
    Hi Ina...
    Thank you for commenting on my GB 5 Questions feature. 
    You are one of my favorite friends and writers on Growing Bolder.

    Hugs from Debbie

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    Posted 3:06pm March 9th, 2009
    That is far from spring

  • Posted 3:03pm March 9th, 2009
    Hi Ina... The 10 to 14 inches of snow that Connecticut received from Winter Storm Demi on March 1, completely melted after a few days of unseasonably warm temperatures and some rain.  But being New England, it is currently 35 degrees and snowing AGAIN.  The temperature is expected to go down into the 20s this evening.

  • Posted 5:36pm February 11th, 2009
    Hi Ina...  I like the "half face"  avatar you currently have on your profile. 
    It sort of fits the same theme as Dave Knechel's top half of his head =)

    I have not recovered from the chaos from before Christmas and the floor renovations.  I had to move so much of my stuff.  It may have looked like a mess of boxes and junk before the men came to work, but at least I knew where everything was.  Now I can't find anything.

    I was severely overdue on writing a newsletter for my town's senior citizens.  Tomorrow (Feb.12) is their monthly meeting, and I had to have something I could report.  So yesterday, I worked on the newsletter all afternoon.  My husband and I will pick it up at the printers Thursday morning at 9:00.  The meeting starts at 11:00.  They will make 300 sets.  The seniors attending the meeting (approximately 60) will be glad to get their copies handed to them.  I will mail the rest in a few days.  They will need to be folded, sealed, addressed, sorted and brought to the post office.  I think the post office should pay me for sorting the newsletters, but I will have to pay THEM.

    The next project waiting for me is to work on my family's income tax returns.  It seems like I no sooner finish a project, then there is another one waiting for me to complete.

    How much does an accountant earn?      

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    Posted 2:43am February 3rd, 2009
    I think the message said I cannot send messages The pics are all gone too. To do your profile picture, you can best first upload a pic from your pc in media and then add it back on your profile from there. It didnot work directly. If I make sense here!

  • Posted 9:12pm February 2nd, 2009
    I received an email notice that you sent me a message in my Growing Bolder inbox.  When I was able to log back on after the GB technical difficulties, I was unable to read your message.  Do you remember what you wrote?  Did you delete that message, or maybe it's disappearance had something to do with the GB technical difficulties?

    I'll have to fix my profile picture, because that disappeared too.

  • Ina 29 juli 2011.jpg
    Posted 9:35am January 17th, 2009
    It is not so cold, no frost, but rain! Misty nasty rain!

  • Posted 9:18am January 17th, 2009
    Good Morning Ina...
    It was (-1) Fahrenheit [[(-18) Celsius]] when I woke up yesterday 1/16 and Zero Fahrenheit [[(-17) Celsius]] when I woke up this morning 1/17.  It must be cold where you live?

    I have some short videos of a deer in my backyard.  I'll try to post them on my You Tube account and will let you know when they are up.

    If my husband only grinned in his sleep, I would poke him with my elbow or put my cold hands on his belly.

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Last Login: October 19, 2011

Media Count: 32 items




January 4, 1958 (56 Years Old)








I don't drink




writer of light fiction (novels)

More About Me


Terschelling, the Netherlands


Husband,  and 3 sons  born 1977, 1989 and 1992.


kleuterschool Jong Skylge, Ds. Vossersschool, 3 jaar Mavo, derde klas Atheneum, twee jaar schriftelijk Havo, typediploma, steno, Middenstandsdiploma, Inleiding tot de Filosofie certificaat, diploma Boekhandelaar, deelcertifacten mavo Wiskunde, Engels en Nederlands, twee jaar vertaler Russisch. Kortom, een zootje maar niet verder vertellen, als je het zo opschrijft, lijkt het nog heel wat :).


Goals, that is for the future. At the moment, I want to be or become a good mother, a good writer, a good wife, a good friend.  And I want to be healthy, so I am trying to do what it takes. 

People I'd like to meet

President Sarkozy :) O, why not?

My Favorites


History, genealogy. I am back in Mensa, not that I am really smart, just because I want to do something but I haven't been active.  Not a good person for groups.  Otherwise, politics would have been something I wanted to do. But those meetings...


Nabokov , Nicci French, David Liss, David Lynch and others


Right now, it is fish.  But I am not very haute cuisine, sometimes I love to cook, sometimes I don't care what is on the table. Eating outdoors is rare as in expensive, I am the cook at home mostly. My favorite dishes to make?  Nasi Goreng  (baked rice, Indonesian stylish), fish,  Boef Bourguignon although I am not a real meat eater myself, chickensoup, soup, and I can do a nice appelpie with cinnamon  :)


Irish songs.  French chansons. Classic.



The English patient , The .... mr Ripley ( something like that,)  Second hand lions. Indiana Jones! Pirates of the carribean! (I am so shallow)

Danny Kaye.


As the world turns ....         I know :) but since 'Cleo'appeared, I am over my addiction. That was too much nonsense for me.

Little Britain, and look alikes! Absolutely Fabulous! And BBC costume drama's. All BBC things really. And the news. Politics etc. Escape to the country, were people want to move into cottages and knock their heads to the ceiling. Lots of potential! :)          Heimat



Genealogy. OK, I have done my family tree and found some people I can call ancestor now whom  I knew from history lessons only.  So that is nice. ("wow, that's family!")


Ingrid Betancourt

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