Last day of 2017! Time flies so fast! A good moment to look back on what happened in 2017
My wild hairs and years are gone, I am not the party animal anymore. Usually, I work on New Years Day. The more younger colleagues can stay home and recover from there hangover:). The nice advantage of working on New Years Day: I can take the day off on another day, when I want to. 3 January,I left for a 3 days getaway to the German city Hamburg. Click here to see some photographs of my Hamburg city trip.
Nothing much happened in cold and rainy February. When I look back on my published posts: uploaded a gallery about my hometown Oostende.
To see more an abstract view of my hometown and birthplace?-> My Hometown Oostende #5 Lines & Curves
Booked my flight to Mexico City (April holidays), and my favorite football team KV Oostende wrote history! We reached the final of the belgian cup! Even though we lost the final, we had an awesome day with friends and many many many thousand fans (minimum 12.000). The commercial cell created a great campagne to get much fans as possible in Brussels. The 2 months before the final was so exciting! Check the youtube clip, to see and hear those lovely kids singing the ‘cupsong’. Still get tears in my eyes. The youth, our future. #LoveOostende.
The disappointment of the lost final is gone. Back to traveling! Mexico Mission! Ruins of Uxmal, lazy beach life in Puerto Progreso, experience the hustle and bustle in Mexico City. Strolling around in the white city Merida. This Mexico trip was a gorgeous highlight. One of my favo Mexico blogposts-> Puerto Progreso Beach
May, not that spectacular. Took the opportunity to go back to Pardubice. A city in East Bohemia, Czech Republic. Just for one evening, say hello to some friends.
My annual June holidays brought me to Italy and Slovenia! Flew to Trieste, continued my way to the Slovenian towns Kobarid, Tolmin and Ljubljana. My most exciting experience? Paragliding! High in the sky! Check out: #Yolo! Flying Like a Bird!
My beloved football team won the play off final and won a ticket to the pré-qaulification round of the Europe League! Won or lose, doesn’t matter! Again history! 1200 Fans travelled to Marseille. Chanting and dancing at Le Vieux Port/Old Harbour district. Lost this game but we had a blast!
Enjoy 9 minuts of KV Oostende Passion
Returngame KV Oostende -Marseille. Our chances to qualify decreased, but we didn’t really care. Home game ended on 0-0 and eliminated.
There is much more than football in my life:), so back to my other passion: Photography. Bought a HOYA PRO ND200 7 2/3 stops light loss filter. Went for a bike ride through the green belt of my city, and experimented with the filter. Underneath the result of this first try-out.
In september,we went for a weekend to the Ardennes( French part of Belgium) with my relatives. Rest and relax. Always nice to spend time with my lovely nieces.
October was soooooo busy! My first participation in a art-exhibition ever! You can read everything at this published post: Neighbors At The Artists
November, was a… strange, hard month. Dad received not so positive news about his health. Undergone a lung biopsy .Waiting for the diagnoses, uncertainty. The last results were more positive. Still other examinations must be done. We keep the faith!
The months October and November: really stressful. 2 weeks ago, the granddad of my godchild died. He was the one who inspired me to become a baker, 20 years ago. For myself, got medical examinations on work (I am an operator in industrial bakery). Probably, I have to deal with dust lungs. A known baker’s disease. Further examinations are needed.
I’ve screamed for holidays. Mental and physical rest. Decided to go for a week to Portugal: Porto, Viseu, Estarreja, Covilha. Walking, exploring, discovering. Reload my batteries.
It took me few hours to create this 2017 review. Going through my pictures and blogposts. Going through my emotions as well. 2017 was a good year in generally. My goals and wishes for 2018? Cliché, but true: happiness and a good health for my dad, family, friends. For everybody! Other wishes? Return to Ostende in Argentina, will be the theme for an photography exposition(September 2018) in my hometown Oostende (Belgium). And if possible, maybe set my first footsteps on Asian ground? Thailand? Indonesia? I’ll see.
Thanks to all of you. Blogging became more and more important into my life. Thank you so much for all the encouraging comments, constructive critics. Thank you so much for following my blog, day in day out. Enjoy the last day, the last evening of 2017. Happy New Year!