Queen will go, King will come on the 30th of april 2013

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands has announced she is abdicating in favour of her son, Prince Willem-Alexander. In a pre-recorded address broadcast on TV, she said she would formally stand down on 30 April.The queen, who is approaching her 75th birthday, said she had been thinking about this moment for several years and that now was “the moment to lay down my crown”. Queen Beatrix has been head of state since 1980, when her mother abdicated.In the short televised statement, the queen said it was time for the throne to be held by “a new generation”, adding that her son was ready to be king.Prince Willem-Alexander, 45, is married to Maxima Zorreguieta, a former investment banker from Argentina, and has three young children. He is a trained pilot and an expert in water management.So its nearly 125 years ago we, the dutch were ruled by a king, well ruled, its more a role which has to be performed and he married like most of the royal european kings or queens did a common girl, the only real royal marriages were 2 in the whole off eu9813072rope, so there goes the blue  blood story, somehow it feels strange, but on the other hand, if u look very close u see there has been mix ins before due to royals who were not able to deliver a child from themselves, wellknown or secretly, it doesn not matter, because we all know, its just another way of living agnolishing a royal , their power is reduced to being a monarch presenting their country, of course for lots of money, but most are already rich, the only thing is, should common citizens pay with their taxes for a role playing act/issue/item, while they already earn and have enough money?

I really have no answer, it would be nice if nobody would be poor in those countries where the royals live their special rich and able to get all lives…….But back to the next ruler,  he will become the Netherlands’ first king since Willem III, who died in 1890.Bea trix is always been a good Queen, she is one of the most popular ruling monarchs in Europe. Prince Willem-Alexander’s wife, Maxima, is arguably the most attention-generating member of the Dutch royal family. She is expected to be given the unofficial title Queen Maxima, somehow i think thats odd, prince Claus was not given the King title and now it will happen for a woman?

The queen will hand over to her son on Queen’s Day on 30 April – already one of the biggest celebrations on the Dutch calendar, seemly this day will be shuffled to another day approximately  to the 27th of april in the next year, this year queensday will be still on the 30th i guess, Queensday colors all the dutch, they party wear orange clothes, are able to drink and sell anything they want in the streets anywhere in Holland.

Beatrix is the sixth monarch from the House of Orange-Nassau, which has ruled the Netherlands since the early 19th Century. Under Dutch law, the monarch has few powers and the role is considered ceremonial, like i already explained, but still its a dream for many people to be a princess or queen. In recent decades it has become the tradition for the monarch to abdicate, Queen Beatrix’s mother Juliana resigned the throne in 1980 on her 70th birthday, and her grandmother Wilhelmina abdicated in 1948 at the age of 68.

Somehow i did not expect this this year, but given the fact that she is not entitled anymore to be involved in politics as of last year, i have the feeling it was the last blow for her, however most kings and queens in Europe already were unable to be involved, also the loss of many members of the family the last 10 years, her sons Friso who is still  comatuous  must have been very heavy for her.

Dear Beatrix, relax, enjoy ur freedom and be the grandmother for ur own grandchildren, u were a good Queen, a bit old-fashioned, somehow, but also a rock, a loyal and compassionate queen. THANK U FOR BEING HERE FOR US 33 YEARS

 

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Enjoy this voting game>> its all about Red Cats and Soccer???

Brothers, friends, together.

Hello dear friends, fellowbloggers  i write u to join a voting-game in the netherlands its all about cats and soccer, and anyone who wants to create a winner by voting for my cat, actually i have 2 cats in the game, they both will be able to be selected for the Orange Team, ( which is the coulor of the dutch soccerteam, playing their first game tomorrow), in case of the EK-games in Europe going on at this moment in Poland and the Ukraine,) its fun this animal-event and has been started up by WSPA, THANK U FOR THE VOTE and enjoy all the pictures u will be able to see, many red/orange cats, which will be displayed if u visit this site and after the vote u could come back many time one a day.

http://www.kattenelftal.nl/kat/767-gizmo.html

2 cats are in the running…..who are my adorable compagnions 10 years and brothers, i am so lucky and happy to be *owned by them, make them famous for one day, the team of 11 orange cats will be announced on 1 july the day off the EK final…..lollllll

http://www.kattenelftal.nl/kat/737-garretje.html

Please share this forward and ask ur friends to participate too!1
Thank u very much warm hugs my friends >marjolein/marsk4angel

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skating and snow

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skating and snow

Amsterdam on the canals with skates

Ice real thick 10 centimeter ice in all canals of AMSTERDAM, OFCOURSE ALL OVER HALF EUROPE, BUT HERE U ARE ABLE TO SEE PICTURES OF PL SKATING, SWAN WALKING ON ICE, BE SURE HE/SHE IS BEING FED AND ALSO SOME OF THE CANALS ARE kept open for the birds, geeze, ducks and many more. Amsterdam is filled with canals and now ppl are able to go on the ice and do their shopping, short travels via the canals, ofcourse more ppl use this ice for pleasure, skating is a national sport, like swimming everybody does it People get a kind of feaverish, when this kind of weather is coming and also we have a traditional tour on ice which is called the eleven-cities-tour, because about 120 sportsmen and about 16000 touriders, which are the amateurs go from city to city via the ice and get stamps on paper, it takes about 5 to 6 hours to end the tour and when it windy and cold many people get frozen bodyparts, most dont, as they already skated this tour before, 200 km long is the skatingtour, this tour comes along when its sure the ice is able to carry all the people and so not evry year, the last one was in 1997, in 1963, when i was a kid of 12 years, my family even drove by car oiver the innersee, about 80 to  100 km on ice, this was the year  of the horrotour according tot all, so many people froze skating and had to be helped and carried away, it was 20 to 25 degrees below zero celcius.  Uptill now it will not happen yet this year either, allthoug everyone has the feaver already and the ice needs just 4 more centimeters to realize it again…… Some even join travel-tours of 120 km all over the lakes and small waterways which is a common landscape in the Netherlands it is a flat country, so no big hills, rivers, lakes and cities, villages, lots of roads and railways, but most of it is water, however more land is still being gained from that water, but still with boat or now on the ice with skates one is able to go almost anywhere. I hope u will enjoy the pictures u see and apologies for my english and the fact the site is dutch, but the pictures will speak for themselves, most of them
http://www.at5.nl/gespot

mothersday…………….

JUST A MOM?

A woman, renewing her driver’s license at the County Clerk ‘s office,
was asked by the woman recorder to state her occupation.

She hesitated, uncertain how to classify herself.

"What I mean is, " explained the recorder,
"do you have a job or are you just a ….?"

"Of course I have a job," snapped the woman.

"I’m a Mom."

"We don’t list ‘Mom’ as an occupation,
‘housewife’ covers it,"
Said the recorder emphatically.


I forgot all about her story until one day I found myself

in the same situation, this time at our own Town Hall.
The Clerk was obviously a career woman, poised,
efficient, and possessed of a high sounding title like,
"Official Interrogator" or "Town Registrar."


"What is your occupation?" she probed.

What made me say it? I do not know.
The words simply popped out.
"I’m a Research Associate in the field of
Child Development and Human Relations."


The clerk paused, ball-point pen frozen in midair and
looked up as though she had not heard right.


I repeated the title slowly emphasizing the most significant words.
Then I stared with wonder as my pronouncement was written,
in bold, black ink on the official questionnaire.


"Might I ask," said the clerk with new interest,
"just what you do in your field?"


Coolly, without any trace of fluster in my voice,
I heard myself reply,
"I have a continuing program of research,
(what mother doesn’t)
In the laboratory and in the field,
(normally I would have said indoors and out).
I’m working for my Masters, (first the Lord and then the whole family)
and already have four credits (all daughters).
Of course, the job is one of the most demanding in the humanities,
(any mother care to disagree?)
and I often work 14 hours a day, (24 is more like it).
But the job is more challenging than most run-of-the-mill careers

and the rewards are more of a satisfaction rather than just money."

There was an increasing note of respect in the clerk’s voice as she
completed the form, stood up, and personally ushered me to the door.

As I drove into our driveway, buoyed up by my glamorous new career,
I was greeted by my lab assistants — ages 13, 7, and 3..
Upstairs I could hear our new experimental model,
(a 6 month old baby) in the child development program,
testing out a new vocal pattern.
I felt I had scored a beat on bureaucracy!
And I had gone on the official records as someone more

distinguished and indispensable to mankind than "just another Mom."
Motherhood!

What a glorious career!
Especially when there’s a title on the door..



Does this make
 grandmothers
"Senior Research associates in the field of Child Development and Human Relations"
And
 great grandmothers
"Executive Senior Research Associates?"
I think so!!!

I think it also makes Aunts

"Associate Research Assistants."



Please send this to another Mom,
Grandmother,
Aunt,

And other friends you know.

May your troubles be less,
Your blessing be more,
And nothing but happiness come through your door!