Past weekend was spend at my parents place.
On Saturday we had family day, a thing my family started since my grandmother died, little over a year ago, to make sure we as a family actually see eachother once in a while, as it often happens when the family eldest aren't there anymore bonds weaken and evetually you become strangers to one another. Its twice a year, and so far my parents have done most of the organisation.
So far I think its a huge succes, most of my family is there, or atleast tries to make it.
|My brother in the green sweater|
I came in a day earlier to help my parents getting ready for the day...this mostly meant cutting vegtebles & helping with other food. This day is celebrated with my fathers family, or the "Indonesian part" of my family, so obviously we had to make Indonesian food!
|Indonesian Krupuk, with extra seeds added|
I might not see everyone of my family as often as I see others, but in general I think we´re a pretty good bunch. With some of them I can talk for hours because we have lots in common but with others I can talk just as easily about other things because there´s this general respect of eachother and who we are. When all of us are together I genuinly feel that you can just be who you are and be meeted with the same warmth and interest whoever you are, and whatever your interests are. I think that´s something you should cherish, as you don´t find this everywhere.
On to the bicycles:
The day after family day the UCI Road World Championships started in the town I was raised in, and lived most of my life. Now my brother is a huge sports fanatic, seriously...the way I talk about knitting, making clothes and vintage, he talks about sports. He combines this with his other great hobby: photography. The whole year he travels all over the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany for sport events that interest him and sometimes his pictures get featured on websites and publications. This summer he even traveled to London for the olympic games (of which I'm totally not jealous) It's a shame he doesn't have a flickr or blog, as I do think there would be people interested in it, but I stopped trying to get him to ;)
|Hannah Helamb, Swedish junior cyclist|
|Elinor Barker (gbr), ladies youth champion|
Usually female-cycling isn't broadcasted on national television, but the WC is an exception. That's one of the reasons I love to watch this race, as it's one of the few times we can see Marianne Vos in action on television. Vos (Dutch for Fox) is the leader of the Dutch team, has won the olympic roadrace, and the Giro Donne twice. She's also a former world champion on the cyclocross discipline, but for five years in a row she came in second in the world championships for the roadrace.
Go Marianne!! Wearing my mr fox for you!!!
UPDATE: Yes! She's done it! Marianne Vos = Gold!