neighborhood

BG 191 – Noisy hobby

Our sympathetic neighbor J has a noisy hobby.
No, he’s not tearing around on a motorcycle with a modified muffler.
He is a recreational leaf blower.

In autumn, when thousands of wet leaves lie around their home, but also in summer, when it is difficult to find even a single dried leaf, he spends a lot of time enthusiastically and noisily moving those things from place to place with his leaf blower.

And when there really is no more leaf to be found, he still does not need to feel bored, because fortunately he has a number of spare noisy hobbies.
He then trims tiny hedges with a large electric hedge trimmer, or vacuums the plastic grass that lies on a concrete surface next to their home, or pressure washes the floor of their garage and their driveway, while enjoying loud music from a Dutch folk singer.
When he’s done making noise, the neighborhood breathes a sigh of relief.

BG 80 – Gratis Biebje / Little Free Library

Close-up picture of colorful Little Free Library (Gratis Biebje) in front of our home.

Dit Gratis Biebje staat
voor ons huis sinds
4 augustus 2021.

This Little Free Library
stands in front of our home
since August 4, 2021.

Picture of colorful Little Free Library (Gratis Biebje) in front of our home.


Marc en ik hebben het samen ontworpen. Marc heeft het gemaakt.
Hij heeft het volledig gebouwd van hergebruikte materialen. Alleen de verf hebben we nieuw gekocht.
We hopen met dit Gratis Biebje de buurt gezelliger te maken en onze liefde voor boeken te delen.

Marc and I designed it together. Marc made it.
He built it entirely from recycled materials. We only bought the paint new.
With this Little Free Library we hope to brighten up the neighborhood and share our love for books.