September 10, 2008

Happy Birthday to Marijke

Today a post on one of the Dutch old-timers in Lebanon; Marijke.
And why? Because today she turns …, well, let’s just say it is her birthday today. And even though she’s 100% Dutch, she currently has lived longer in Lebanon than she has lived in Holland. She’s been through quite a bit of Lebanese history, experienced the Israeli invasion of 1982, lots of civil disturbances, bombs in front of her, bombs behind her, and today it is her …… birthday. And so, to make it a bit memorable (it’ not every day that one turns …), a figured I’d put her on the blog today.And to give you an indication as to how old she is getting; just take a look at that sleeping bag she used this summer while we were in Paris together. A real original, totally retro, Paisly design, sleeping bag. It is a real one, still from the late 60’s, early 70’s. That sleeping bag totally rocks, Marijke.

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yeahhh, happy birthday girl!. That bag is indeed . . ... something! :)

Anonymous said...

That is something that needs to be celebrated. We Lebanese cannot stick it out here, but the Dutch beat us at it. Good job there
Mona

marijke said...

Hey Siets, Thanx a lot for this special blog in honor of my 50th birhtday! Yes, you may as well say it, 50! And it didn't even hurt! Since you are still making fun of my sleeping bag I might, just MIGHT, let you use it for one day next summer!!!!!
Love, Marijke

Anonymous said...

No, don't let her use the sleeping bag, other camper may think my sister is 70... Y.

Anonymous said...

…… Birthday doesn't hurt at all, still getting wiser every day is my experience. Marijke …… congrats and welcome to the club!!
Love the sleeping bag, Mieke still has one almost like yours and those are the best.
Dimphy

Anonymous said...

welcome back; it's so good reading your words again!
found this video clip and thought you might like it. the first boy dancer reminds me of your son.
Dui
Lidia
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNT8x3alC2E

Anonymous said...

Hi Sietske,

Nice picture ;)
Could you please give me your email adress?
Made some close ups of pictures of you, Adrian and Hana and i do wanna send them to you without bothering Marijke hihihi.

Gr. Debhora

Merei said...

Nice blog, I occasionally check out your log, and suddenly I see my aunt, with this fantastic sleeping bag. Marijke, congratulations again, I'm half your age since yesterday and it doesn't hurt either ;)

Anonymous said...

Hi Maryke, een fyne verjaardag en nog veele jaren.

Groetjes, Amna.

Raúl y Pablo said...

me gusta mucho tu blog lo visito a diario visita el mio y si t gusta deja un comentario de si t gusta o no y nos linkeamos los blogs

Anonymous said...

zegge... maak je niks meer mee?

Anonymous said...

ja precies, gebeurt er nog wat offuh... moeten wij die Israeli's even belluh...?

Anonymous said...

Busy with preparing or starting up the new school year?? It must be very busy there in this month, knowing about the scedule in Lebanon.
Some people are missing you!
Dimphy

Anonymous said...

Ja, bel de Israeliers even. Want inspiratie is ver te zoeken. Ik denk dat ik maar wat ga roddelen over de buurt hier, gebeurd weer van alles bij de buren.
Sietske

Anonymous said...

vertel...
Y.

Anonymous said...

Of iets over een zekere stichting?? Dan kan ik je mailen!
Dimphy

marijke said...

Although I am very honored by "my" blog, I think I have been on the front page long enough now!

Anonymous said...

Marijke,
I am getting used to you already, later on I will miss you on the first sight.
Dimphy

Anonymous said...

I would like to start a petition here: keep Marijke on the front page! Anyone supporting my petition?

Anonymous said...

Yes, I agree, we want Marijke on the front page!!!

Anonymous said...

Exactly, let's keep her and the sleeping bag!

Anonymous said...

Yes yes yes!!! No change!

Anonymous said...

Remember Marijkes own words from 5:55 PM !!

marijke said...

Are you guys starting a fan-club here? I can get you some signed pictures if you want, signed by the sleeping bag of course!!!