365 Day Photography Challenge- Day 15- 90 and up

 

Today was Oma’s 90th birthday. Oma is my partner’s grandmother (Oma is dutch for grandma). Oma is probably the funniest 90 year old I’ve ever met. She has some incredible stories about when she came here from Holland on a boat with her two very young children. Times during World War II when she had to carry her identification card to prove she wasn’t Jewish. Really unbelievable stuff. Oma is a fountain of knowledge and humour and I am always happy to have a chat or listen to her stories.

The day was spent with extended family, and even though Oma is half deaf and could barely take part in conversation, she seemed at peace. She loves this balloon that came with a delivery of flowers for her and I think just didn’t want too much fuss made about her. Typical Oma style.

Big Happy Birthday to Oma! 90 is an accomplishment!

365 Day Photography Challenge- Day 13- My Favourite Time of Day

 

Today was a good day. I’ve been running every day lately and eating really well so I’ve been generally feeling much better. I decided to capture a moment when I felt at peace. The late afternoon/early evening is my favourite part of the day and today was no exception. This was taken from outside my house.

Tomorrow I’ll be catching up with some friends I met when I was in Europe this time last year. I’m looking forward to it. There’s a certain connection you can’t break when you’ve traveled Europe together in the blistering cold for 4 weeks.

Until then, enjoy my moment of peace.