Local Heart, Global Soul

June 8, 2017

Normal Transmission Being Resumed I Hope?

(photograph © Kiwidutch )

I have no clue what springs to mind when you see the image of pigs falling out of a washing machine, but when I did I was completely and utterly stumped.

Luckily the pigs in question were images in sand and not real ones.

At the 2016 Garderen Sand Sculpture festival, the competition to guess well known Dutch sayings I needed Himself’s help to try and unravel thee images, but he too found many of them difficult.

As many of you will have realised, my blog has been experiencing technical problems during the last week or ten days, our computer expert did some updating at that time and somehow my computer decided it didn’t appreciate the deep clean it received.

We think (and hope) it’s fixed now, the posts have always been in the schedule, just not visible from outside.

Fingers crossed that all is now well and you can now read though the recent posts that you have missed. Himself and I also hope that any Dutch readers who might have insight into sayings he had missed, or better ideas for translations for ones we think we know, will chime in and let me know via the comments section. Your input would be greatly appreciated.

(8) The image of a washing machine bursting open, suds and pigs spilling out everywhere is , we think, the saying: “Ik zal dat varkentje wel eens wassen” (Literally: I’ll wash that pig) meaning = I’ll take care of it, let me do it.

(photograph © Kiwidutch )

(photograph © Kiwidutch )

(photograph © Kiwidutch )

(photograph © Kiwidutch )

(photograph © Kiwidutch )

(photograph © Kiwidutch )

(photograph © Kiwidutch )

(photograph © Kiwidutch )

(9) TV screen and weather report: (the weatherman is the face of a famous former weather presenter= Erwin Kroll)”Naar regen koemt zonneschien” (Literally and meaning= After rain comes sunshine)

(photograph © Kiwidutch )

(photograph © Kiwidutch )

(photograph © Kiwidutch )

(photograph © Kiwidutch )

(10) Waiter trying to feed an unwilling gentleman customer a snail ??? Sorry, We have no idea.

(photograph © Kiwidutch )

(photograph © Kiwidutch )

(photograph © Kiwidutch )

(photograph © Kiwidutch )

(photograph © Kiwidutch )

(photograph © Kiwidutch )

Garderen Sand Sculpture Festival

2 Comments »

  1. Yay, you are back! Now I have some catching up to do! (I was already a bit behind…)

    It seems that the little list of recent posts that was in the right side bar is not working however 😦 But it was not working for me before the recent “hiatus” either though. I’m guessing it’s on WordPress’s end but I am not knowledgeable on these sorts of things.

    Comment by Carrie — June 9, 2017 @ 1:29 am | Reply

    • Thanks Carrie,
      I didn’t realise that my right hand column posts bit went missing. In fact everything is still a little weird with it but I’ve made a start with trying to fix it. My concentration still sucks so a little bit at a time is a good thing. THANK YOU so much for letting me know.
      My email has also been awol so everything appears to have glitched at once. Happy catching up!

      Comment by kiwidutch — June 9, 2017 @ 8:24 pm | Reply


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