Ahh... sweet 16 ... I remember when I turned 16 ! and now Nicholas has turned 16 .. time flies !! my god Nicholas at 16, I remember the day he was born in Landsmeer, that sweet little round face with that full head of red hair... Happy Birthday Nic ! Today I drove him and his two friends, Tom and Jerry to Paramount Canada"s Wonderland they had a blast ! ( all these boys are so tall, all about 2 metres high)Picture - L-R Jerry, Nicholas, Tom
Today Martin sent me some pictures of some old colleagues from my Hoofdstad Operette days !
He went on this fantastic boat ride around the Amsterdam Canals. In this picture you see all former members of the Hoofdstad Operette Orchestra:
L - R :Silvia, Bass player and arranger, Krijn, Principal Bassoon, Nic, Principal Clarinet, Bob, principal Trumpet, and Harry, principal Trombone. We had a lot of fun all those years, I played 18 years in this orchestra ! My god its seems like a dream now.. so long ago !
Wendy has suffered from morbid Obesity all of her life. This blog contains stories from the past and present. How her weight has affected her life. With daily updates and inserts, this all attributes to her recent decision (January 1, 2008) to begin her massive weight loss project. Her goal is to lose 200 pounds by her 50th birthday, being July 23, 2009. On July 1st Wendy reached a goal of weighing 250 pounds, but there after she unfortunately went off the diet. On Jan 1, 2011 Wendy started her weight-loss journey once again. An accomplished classical horn player, Wendy has performed with the Kitchener Waterloo Symphony , the Niagara Symphony, and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. As a chamber musician she has performed with the Toronto Chamber Orchestra, Amici Chamber Ensemble and Network Winds. Wendy is also Executive Director of the Community Folk Arts Council of Toronto.