MrJoop

Ramsgate, Australia

In 1969, I enrolled in the “Art Teachers Conversion Course”. It was my first experience of formal art lessons. Soon other...

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70+ years ago, girls just wanted to have fun!!  by MrJoop Take me to the surf! I'm a board rider now!  by MrJoop All my very best friends!!!  by MrJoop Basil Fawlty: Zoom! What was that? That was your life, Mate! That was quick, do I get another? Sorry, Mate. Back to the world of dreams. Yes, dear? ... by MrJoop  MBHS Reunion was fun so~ Come cruise, 25 March, 2012.  by MrJoop

Schooldays. That old gang of mine. Back to Cheste…

Willy, who was a cute little class-mate, in Mr Berretty’s class, tells me that I was already such a typical teacher, when I was 12 a…
Schooldays.......... remember this one?  by MrJoop "Our final Heritage Volunteer Award goes to JAN  MEES  and the late ANKIE DUPREE" by MrJoop Good, clean fun. Naturally. Naturists, on Armands Beach.  by MrJoop Feeling better, after lunch, in a Dutch restaurant, in Smithfield, Sydney and a talk.  by MrJoop

The naked city. I want to go back, at least once …

I spent five days nude. / Going shopping. / Sitting in the open-air restaurants. / Going to the post-office and chatting with fellow gue…

The shuffleboard.

So, this is another connection with the Dutch heritage, for the younger folk, besides St Nicholas (Sinterklaas), Dutch confectionery, chief…
SBS Dutch language radio - then and now.  by MrJoop

Johannes Maria, my father.

He was named after his father and his aunt: Johannes Maria. Something which embarrassed him the rest of his life.
When Sandra came to Potter's Ballroom Dance Studio @ Maroubra Junction.  by MrJoop

Nude

In low gear, carefully, you descend into the valley.You reach the flat, open area, below and you see the first nude person, casually going …
Dutch Australian Genealogy Group - Chester Hill by MrJoop

St Nicholas is coming……….

The Dutch established themselves in the U.S.. They brought with them, the tradition of celebrating St Nicholas Day (Sinterklaas Dag) and s…
Technical advice.... by MrJoop My mother, in school 7, Gouda. Circa: 1925.  by MrJoop Once this was a footstool - now scratchpole and bed. by MrJoop Naturists and their games by MrJoop For the mood and ambience group challenge: one word! by MrJoop

Lily and our (small) multicultural world.

Lilly told me that Beatrix, the queen of the Netherlands, has one of her paintings!!
Ozcloggie - my alter ego!  by MrJoop In days gone by my parents were teenagers, sitting back-to-back.  by MrJoop Alfred Hitchcock eat your heart out - again.  by MrJoop Where the boys are!! (I want to know!)  by MrJoop More:  "Ozcloggie- THIS is your life!!!!" by MrJoop Remember Strop, Paul Hogan, Norman Gunston? Well..... by MrJoop The "family" album. - My first car and in it my "not half-sister".  by MrJoop Getting to know the Tap Gallery, Darlinghurst.  by MrJoop Living in the past. Bring back those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer, at Maroubra.  by MrJoop Last one in is a rotten egg!!  by MrJoop

Brush with fame.

The difference is that she climbed a long way to the top.
Jopie Mul- This is your life!!  by MrJoop

How I ended up naked, beside a V.W..

The one with the covered breasts soon appeared in the main Sunday papers, (Sun-Herald, in NSW, spread across two pages.), as well as the Qa…
Painting at Hazelhurst and Painters in Modern Times by MrJoop Back to Scheyville - Sunday 15 May 2011 by MrJoop What's ON OCT8?  Well may you ask! Because nothing will stop the opening! by MrJoop Watching the world go by, under a sunny sky........ by MrJoop

The good saint. The good feelings. The good news.

……as well as some lucky ladies getting to sit on the saint’s lap and others getting a big hug from one of the good fun en…
Today IS!! 5 December. St Nicholas Day (Sinterklaas Dag). One more picture! by MrJoop

When the gypsy wanted a fight and the wind blew u…

…they were jumping through it while singing: Imme, heb jij je Jopie lief? (Imme. Do you love Jo?) And the answer was No.

I have her mannerisms! (“The older you get,…

She’d been sent out to meet my father, in the 1930s …and stayed together for three quarters of a century.
Back to Bourke  by MrJoop

I see links! (The Botany Historical Trust).

First thing I heard the speaker mention was: the Botany Historical Trust! / Apart from the presence of award recipient, Mr Jan Mees,……
50 years later, the school captain speaks and the ex-students sing.  by MrJoop Uncle (Ome) Frans and Aunt (Tante) Annie in The Hague.  by MrJoop Young and old meet St Nicholas, @ the Rembrandt Club '08.  by MrJoop 53 years ago, today.  by MrJoop

A mother’s love? Not likely!!!

Hey! I’ve shouted at him. That’s your mum! / I don’t think he’s impressed. / She’s been wanting to attack hi…
Women are meant to be loved by MrJoop Summertime in south-western Sydney.  by MrJoop

She’s funny, when she’s drunk. HeR…

…. relating and thinking back to being in my mid-, to late twenties when I was going for first promotions and … relationships w…
Jacob Jozwiak has my cat!!   by MrJoop Mr Joop, a.k.a., OzCloggie, visits Gallery26, Milsons Point.  by MrJoop So tell me! How does Black Pete fit............ by MrJoop Bring back those lazy, hazy days of summer......again..... by MrJoop

If only they knew, said Melissa. Diane, where are…

Meanwhile, the front cover of the latest Sun & Health magazine, lying here, on top of my printer, is doing its best to attract my atte…

Turning 65 in style!!

Before I knew it, we had agreed that a great way to celebrate my birthday would be the opening of my own exhibition, with 65 paintings to c…
The empty chair across the road.  by MrJoop The dog, Dutch lady, Japanese Student and the little girl. by MrJoop Max Dupain, eat your heart out!  by MrJoop (LOL) by MrJoop From the family album: 1953-June 16-19. walking around Gouda.  by MrJoop "...migration results in a feeling of being totally free, ...... by MrJoop

The harbour that divides us. Manly or Bondi? We&#…

You’d think I’d be biased towards Bondi but …no matter how beautiful Bondi Beach might be, the people who had nominated M…

got-melanocortin-1 ………Of cours…

Years ago, I knew a young lady for a while who was actually a bit upset about my being frank on the subject of believing that redheads had,…

Some kind words and I’m overcome.

I sat down, close to mid-night, and read, that an ex-pupil remembers my brief time at her school fondly. / ….a bit of weight has be…
THAT's entertainment, Rembrandt Club-style!  by MrJoop Focussing on my heritage by MrJoop Bob Reed of Fairlight Gardens Bed and Breakfast by MrJoop 41++ years ago, I took his photo.  by MrJoop Scheyville. A reunion it wasn't - for me.  by MrJoop

R.T.A. – Really Taken Aback! “But I&#…

No. I had not paid! The screen told them so! / . / I was surprised at how easily my mood swung from friendly chat to tears somewhere, in…

A cup of coffee.

and the kangaroo decided to jump on the bonnet, and, as I didn’t drink then, I was the only one sober, who could drive us back to Bou…
Dare to be Bare  by MrJoop Schooldays - yet another nostalgia trip..... by MrJoop Is that him up there? Does he need any help? Is that Rudolph up front?  by MrJoop
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