Monday, November 19, 2018

#amsterdam cold days MMaxi18

The cold evenings are here again in the city, I love the way the late afternoon light is the best time of the day to paint take a picture or sometimes just sit and enjoy

Happy week from Amsterdam

Sunday, September 16, 2018

#madeiraisland MMaxi home visit 2018

Im just now getting back to normal in Amsterdam after the passing of my Dad this past August.
My visit to Madeira the place I was born was this time filled with mix emotions.
It was nice to be back home surrounded with family and friends.
Saying goodbye to a loved one is a hard process and it will take time.
Summer time is at an end here in Amsterdam another few weeks of warm weather then the Autumn begins. The trees are already deciding to shed the leaves a feast of colours is about to start.
Greetings from Amsterdam on this restful Sunday
MMaxi18 Days Go By

Monday, July 30, 2018

#amsterdamcanals Days Go By

Summer is heating up here in Amsterdam, the city is in full party mode Mid Summer plus Pride and music festivals are making this city a must experience for the lovers of fun.
The city is getting crowder with visitors and locals a like.
I just had a nice visit from my friend Joao and together we had a lot of fun, lots of good food, boat rides and some of the night life, something I had not done for a while.
When you live in the centre of the city your world gets smaller everything is a 5 min walk away.
Now a days when I get friends visiting I make sure I see with them other wonderful parts of Amsterdam.
Its fun to go around and look at the city planning, the parks the buildings and the transport system some very old others very new.
I did not have time in the spring to do a big cleaning in the house, but now with the high heat its hard to start I will do it later in September.
There as been a big increase in pollution from all the human activity, lots of plastic and other materials are being thrown on the streets with no regard to where they will end up.
Lots of the stuff will end up on the canals, its hard to go over a bridge without noticing how dirty the canals are.
I have started picking up the plastic from my street, I was doing it yesterday and a couple of my neighbours decided to join in 20 min we had 3 bags full of plastic and a smile on our faces.
There is a small attempt by some brave people on boats to clean some of the rubbish on the canals, I guess the city government is doing its best as well but the battle is very big.
Maybe we need to educate the tourists and locals on how to be more considerate with their waste.
I think there is a big opportunity for Amsterdam as a city to show the capitals of the world how to manage the increase of tourism and at the same time reduction of pollution .
That is pretty much what I had to say, all is well in my Amsterdam and let the fun continue.
Happy Summer to all from Amsterdam My City My Life


Amsterdam Schinkle 


Amsterdam Canals 

Friday, June 22, 2018

#amsterdam TGI Friday

Its Friday morning and I just got up, the weather was looking good but slowly its getting grey and windy. Change of plans maybe some late lunch and some house cleaning in place of laying in the sun at he Vondel Park .
I watched the news until late last night, its dreadful what's going on in the world so much anger and misery. Lots of injustice lies and deceit. but at the same time we in the west are going through a time of prosperity the more money we make the more we get greedy and become afraid it will run out some day even children are being used as pawns in this game of chess .
The World Cup is going great so far for some countries, Portugal is doing well but the way its going some teams are looking strong as well, some interesting games coming up in the next weeks.
Happy weekend to all and greetings from Amsterdam My city My life.


Tuesday, June 19, 2018

#amsterdamcanals MMaxi2018 Sping time

Amsterdam my city my life lazy Tuesday nice weather to stay in and check on the various blogs I created for over a decade maybe it’s not a bad idea some I can’t even remember how to find them the one on Opera platform is totally gone but my favourite ones I still check in once in a while last time I posted  here was 4 years ago a lot as changed and then again not much as changed I got older I guess had some health issues liver remains a problem but I take it all in my stride Love and I have been together officially over 20 years I worry about him time flies so fast the age difference can some times weigh heavy on my mind and I’m sure it weighs heavy on his mind as well we try to spend a lot of time together the boat helps but it comes with responsibility maintenance and cleaning Love can’t easily step on the boat and you need a good back and legs to stand hours steering  next month in July I will be more active on the water my sweet cat Maxine as past away after 17 years it was a very sad period in my life I miss her every day I sometimes look and see her from the corner of my eye I still have Max he is 8 years old and now the king of the house things I would like to do coming summer include some visits to the local museums make more photographs probably post more blog posts mostly at
Time to go back to my daily routine happy summer to everyone