If you follw me on Twitter or Facebook you may have seen I posted a photo of a plaque with Dutch writing on it.
Now - before I share the photo on here (and translate it for you) I feel I must explain something.
You will know by now that my Mum was Dutch. What you probably won't know is that both she and my Oma (her Mum) were big fans of plaques - and tiles - with sayings on them. These were usually in Dutch but my Mum did have a poster with a motto on it in German.
My favourite tile belonged to my Oma (and appears to have gone walkabouts after she died). This one said "A good neighbour is better than a far friend" (Original Dutch - "Een Goede buur is beter als een verre vriend").
My second favourite tile is still in my Dad's kitchen - this one says "Hurry when you have time - then you will have time when you are in a hurry" (Original Dutch "Haast als je tijd hebt - dan heb je tijd als je haast hebt").
The plaque I want to use for my "Thought For The Year" is this one;
English Translation - Nobody gets a programme from the Concert of Life
I found this as I was tidying my bedroom at my Dad's and I thought it would make a good motto for the year ahead.
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