Thursday, April 16, 2009

Apple blossom time! - Part two

We now travel to the village of Ingen. This village is so picturesque that you just have to stop and take a look around. There is a beautiful ancient church, a windmill called 'Op Hoop Van Beter' (In Hope of Better) and amazing old homes. There are cherry orchards right in the middle of the village. Take a moment to walk around charming Ingen with me...

My mother told me I needed to find the song Apple Blossom Time for my blog. The only version I found was so old and made her giggle. She says it is from my grandmother's time but I think a classic is always good.

Note: Our kitchen renovation is coming along nicely. We have the new worktops and faucet installed. I also helped our handyman with one wall of tiling before the day was over. I am afraid we got some bad news that the oven and hob that I picked out will not just be a week delayed but a month. Not fun as I have no oven or hob now. We put our heads together and I realized we have a stove top that is able to be brought down here from Cranberry Cottage. The handyman is going to drill a small hole where the new hob will be inserted so I can use this one until our new one comes in. It will mean improvising for a while but I don't want to change my choice in the oven and hob. More photos will come as things are a little farther along...


Nancy said...

I listened to the entire song this time. It is actually quite neat. LOL.
Your Gramma would approve.
The slides are so pretty. Every windmill in Holland is a treat to see.
Going into them is even better.
Sorry you have to wait for your oven, but you won't be happy with a different one than the one you chose.
Love you, Gramma

Nancy said...

HA You have me thinking of your Gramma with that song.

Piecefulafternoon said...

Lovely photos.

I'm just guessing - but is a hob what we might call a cooktop?

Elizabethd said...

Lovely to hear the old song again, my Grandma used to sing it!
Lovely slides.

Andylynne said...

what a fun selection for the music. I think it's wonderful that evey thing can be found and brought round again. Your trip was delightful. You live in a beautiful country.

angelasweby said...

You really are getting very experienced at these slideshows :>) I loved looking at the apple blossom and humming to this wonderful old song!! The blossoms are just incredible, they look like posies fit for a Victorian bride.
So sorry your hob is delayed but it will be fantastic when it's all done.
Warm hugs Angela

Wild Rose said...

What stunning blossoms ~ thanks for sharing your visit Heidi.

Marie x

Tam said...

Lovely slideshow and I just love the music, thanks for sharing.

Mary said...

Another Grandma sang it too -----mine of course! Memories are flooding back - I spent a lot of time with her as a child, fortunately, because she was a lovely lady!

Nice town and that windmill is beautiful. Many cherry blossoms are in full bloom on my street here now - and a couple of apple trees in our neighborhood. As a child I always picked primroses in an apple orchard in our village - those were the days!

Glad the renov. is going well - shame you have a longer wait for the stove, will be worth it though if that's the one you truly want.

I'm off next Sat., will be closer to you but still not quite close enough to see you, darn! Next trip perhaps......I'm thinking about it.

Don't work too hard - remember you need to take care of yourself.
Love and hugs - Mary.

Gillian L. said...

I really enjoyed your movie and the nostaligic music which is charming and brings back warm memories...spring is here!


Saskia said...

Like the photo's.
And your story of your kitchen gives me hope, that mine will be perfect to.
Can I hire you as supervisor??
Hugs Saskia

SimplyStitchingintheGarden said...

Hi Heidi, your kitchen tile is lovely, looking forward to seeing the completion. I know you and Jos most certainly are.

The slide shows are gorgeous, thank you for sharing.


Tracy said...

Such a lovely slideshow, Heidi...can't get enough blossom--thank you! So sorry to hear what's been happening with your oven/hob...such a pity for the wait, but hopefully the new one will be well worth the wait. :o) Happy Days ((HUGS))