Saturday, 3 May 2008

Introduction


Welcome to my Dutch blog, called The Shell Gallery. I am not updating this blog until further notice, but would like to invite you to put it on alerts. Please note I am using a different screenname, Veluweman.

Northern Trip will remain, and should I return to Stornoway, I'll update that from there.

The shell gallery is part of the countrypark near my town, which surrounds a castle, much like at Stornoway, where Northern Trip is based. This castle dates back to the 14th century and used to be the centre of town.


The Veluwe (pronounce: Fay'-lew-er, stress first syllable) is a large area of forest and heathland, stretching for 30 miles in the east of Holland.

38 comments:

lanurseprn said...

I really do hope you come back to us Guido. I for one, absolutely enjoyed your galleries more than I can express into words.
Take care Guido,
Pam

jeanno43 said...

Thank you for the link Guido.  I shall definitely add it to my alerts.

amy122389 said...

Holland!  You do get around, G!  I hope you keep on blogging....I'd miss you....but I totally understand when life gets in the way...

lotsa hugs at you...

~Amy

nightmaremom said...

damn straight I am adding it to alerts Guido...   I will wait patiently to hear from you.  Do know you are in my thoughts.
hugs
d

lv2trnscrb said...

I will look forward to your return when and if you come back Guido; I truly understand; I left blogging for 15 months and I found when I came back journals were still the same, but I was wiser about how I viewed them

again, I'm sorry about the loss of your mother; it is not easy when they pass on; they are so much a part of our lives; today would have been my mom's 87th birthday if she was still alive; I was grateful I had her until she was 85

take care of yourself; I'm turning off alerts for about 10 days with my upcoming move

betty

cayasm said...

Have it on alerts Guido, looking forward to you comming back to blogging if and when your able to.

Take care

Yasmin
x

queeniemart said...

no matter where you go, i am with you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

jlocorriere05 said...

I tried to add it to alerts but AOL said it was unavailable. Dear old AOL, they never change do they? I'll just keep coming back till it's sorted. I hope your trip home is smooth, I'll await your return to journals. Take care. Jeannette xx  

madcobug said...

I have just turned on my alerts for this one Guido. I am keeping you and your family in my prayers and thoughts. I pray also that you have a safe trip. Helen

aniracj said...

My thoughts are with you Guido; please take care .....I know just what you are going through. Much love, Joan.
ps I look forward to your dutch entries....I love Holland.

lsfp1960 said...

Beautiful picture...have added it to my alerts, also.  Linda in WA  

seraphoflove9001 said...

I do hope you can/will come back. And of course, I have you on my alerts. I hope everything is alright. If you need to talk...I'm here for you. So many hugs to you my friend.
Lisa

fasttrack58 said...

Thinking of you.....
and awaiting your return....
special thoughts for you and yours...
Linda :)

rdautumnsage said...

((Hugs)) You've been in my thoughts and prayers on the smoke dear friend. I most definitely will keep this journal on alerts in the event you do write from here. (Hugs) Indigo

sybilsybil45 said...

God Speed dear friend...will await your return.  Look after yourself and many blessings to you and those you love   Love sybil x

mutualaide said...

Thinking of you ...

pamal3 said...

I have you on alerts guido. You are very much In my thoughts and prayers. Love Pam xx

tellsg said...

Dear friend, so sorry to hear that you have lost your dear mother.  I am thinking of you and sending you gentle hugs, Tells x

wwfbison said...

I've put this on alerts.  Thinking of you & keeping you & yours in my Prayers.
xx
Lisa

ajquinn354 said...

My heart is holding you close dear, so sorry to hear of your Mom passing. Bless you.  Will await your alert.  Arlene (AJ)

journeyzpath said...

Although I have only been in JLand a short time, I have come to look forward to your entries on Northern Trip... Hope you can return there again someday... I have this one on my alerts and anticipate your entries... I understand your loss, I lost my Dad years ago and my Mom is becoming frail... My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time and always.   ~Journey

sugarsweet056 said...

Your on my alerts! So happy to hear from you, have been praying that all be well with you, & that you get the difficult days with courage & strength.
God bless you my dear friend, as always, if you need me...I'm just a click away.
Blessings,
Sugar

specialadyfink said...

Indigo was nice enough to give some of us your new addy.
Hope all is alright with you.Trying to put this on alerts but AOL as usual is not co-operating.
Take care
~c~

helmswondermom said...

Guido, it's so good to see you are making plans to blog again.  I hope you do feel up to it in time.  I know how much you enjoyed living on the Isle of Lewis, so it would be nice to see you return there and to Northern Trip, but if not, then I'm glad you've started this one.  I'll subscribe to the feed for this journal and wait to hear from you!  (Thanks for letting us know how to pronounce your screen name -- I was going to ask.)  Take care, and I hope you are doing well.  
Lori

nelishianatl said...

I am here too and have put you on alerts.  We all miss you but just know you're in our thoughts and prayers and hopefully you will feel you can come back to us someday.  So sorry for what you are going through.  

Condolences from our house, Nelishia and Dirk

http://journals.aol.com/nelishianatl/PrayingandBelieving/



pprrrr39 said...

Guido,

I have added this alert , I hope that the love that is here in JLand for you will comfort you and guide you on your way safely.

I know that i am new to these journalsm but would love to hear from you again when you feel that you are able to.

Sending you hugs Jayne

cacklinrosie101 said...

Hi Guido, so good to hear from you again.  This is truly another lovely spot in the world.  I will add you to the alerts.  Take care and know that you are in the hearts of so many...Chris

preciousone25 said...

Thanks, Guido... I'm definitely adding this one to my alerts, and keeping Northern Trip. and looking forward to your return very soon!!!  God Bless You!

Joann

aimer said...

What a lovely setting, I look forward to learning more about this locale from you. --Sheria

bhbner2him said...

What a beautiful place!!  I'll be with you whereever you post from, Guido.  ;o) -  Barbara

jeadie05 said...

How lovely to learn there is a link that I can add to my alerts ,look forward to hearing from you in Holland ,(so much like the fens )Ilove it there ,take care my friend ...love Jan xx

ceilisundancer said...

Thank you for inviting me here, and to your other / new? screen name.  What a beautiful place.  I hope your time home is good.

kirkbyj05 said...

I have been off-line all the Bank Holiday weekend Guido and I was really pleased to see that you have created another journal in your homeland ...just in case.  Now that's your old self making sure we don't suffer without you.  Aren't you just special?  
Already you are missed so much by all of us.
I hope you make it on time, passport -wise, for Wednesday.   Take all of our heartfelt wishes with you.  May they help cheer you up a wee bit.
You and your family have been constantly in my thoughts and prayers.

Hugs
Jeanie xx

rjet33 said...

I found you through Joyce (Treasure Chest Full of Life).  Can't wait to see more!~

Blessings!~

Susan
http://journals.aol.com/Rjet33/CountryLivingSouthernStyle/
http://journals.aol.com/Rjet33/MyPicturePostcardJournal/

lurkynat said...

i am relieved that you started this new journal Guido!
De Groeten!
natalie

lurkynat said...

Dear Guido,
I wrote a tribute to you!
Have a good weekend there! I miss you!
love,nat
http://journals.aol.com/lurkynat

lurkynat said...

Dear Veluweman
Did you grow up there?
Please tell AOL about the Shell House and Google too!
It is hard to navigate here unless you book the link.
love,nat
p.s.
If you have time please comment on my blog about what is going on in Guam!
love ya!
natalie

bgilmore725 said...

Okay, I have you on my alerts from this site now. Again, I am sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. I just have to get used to seeing your new screen name, Veluweman. Best wishes, Guido! bea