maandag 24 oktober 2011

a letter out of spain

 Finally a update from us , we were so busy and also had a rough time , so sorry for that .
Chimene got a lovely gfat letter out of spain , she got it in august and we were were on vacation , so when we got home it was waiting for her and when she opened it she was screaming from joy , what a great package .

the letter is from :

                                                          Vanessa - Spain

Vanessa wrote :

im 31 years old and live in Valencia , well i live in a little town near this city , my town is called Albal .                                                                                                                                                
Albal i a medium town with about 15.000 inhabitants , it has a old muslim tower , is opur most important monument .
Valencia is in the east of Spain and have good beaches
Valencia is a big city , one of the most important of Spain and you can enjoy the good weather & food .
the dish "star" is Paella : rice with fish or meat and we have lots of orange trees , the most important fruit there .

Vanessa , thank you so much for the great letter and the sweet gifts , you made chimène very happy .

dinsdag 5 juli 2011

3 more letters :)

hello Everybody ,

im sorry that we didn`t updated the blog , but we were very busy and also didn`t get mail , but 2 weeks ago Chimène got 3 package`s in 1 week and she enjoyed it a lot , she was looking trough the packages and learned a lot of the country`s .
well let me tell you about the 3 package`s :

the first one was from :

Leslie out of Canada (Oshawa-Ontario)

look what Leslie send all along with her letter , really some nice goodies and Chimène loved it all

a sweet little Hello Kitty , Chimène is crazy on her , so it`s now standing next to her tv , so she can see it all the time , a great keyring from canada

some postcards , candy and i think it`s a sort of drinks we can make with water , that we cant buy here , maybe they have that a lot in canada .

Leslie also wrote  a long letter , about :

her town Oshawa , whats in ontario - Canada 
it`s a small city with about 150,000 people , the biggest industrie there builds cars  from general motors canada  (we know that name haha) .
Oshawa is around 30-45 minute drive from Toronto , thats the largest city of canada
Canada have 10 provinces , 3 territories , 3 coast lines and are the second largest country in the world
they have 2 official languases : english & french

Leslie thank you so much for this all , Chimène loved it all and cherisch it

then Chimène got a package full of cards from :

Miriam out of Israel

Miriam wrote a few things on almost each card , so funny , so chimène knows something special about the card :)
Miriam also wwrote a few weeks ago some about israel and mailed it to me , i have to print it , but the printer doesn`t work good on my laptop , so i have to do that sometime, miriam told a lot about Israel , with cut drawnings with it , we really learned a lot about Israel .
when i print it all , i will show it with a photo on the blog

Miraim , also thank you a lot for this , Chimène learned a lot about Israel :)

the Last letter is from :

Anita out of Enland

Anita made a cute booklet for Chimène , send some postcards and leaflets about the aria .
in her letter she tells Chimène about :

Anita lives in Barrow - north west England .
it`s a large industriel town .
also some history about the town (chimène loved that)

Anita , thank you also for the lovely letter and information you send along with it , chimène loved the booklet you made for her .

we really are surprised by this all and love it that peolple send this to Chimène and evcen make some cut for her .
she really learns a lot by this , so i hope she will get some more letters around the world .


woensdag 25 mei 2011

join this great project

if you don`t know what this blog is all about  , just read the first blog-message of this blog , it explain everything about this project .
if you want to join , please give a message to me on : 

Letter 5

when i came back from groccery-shopping , my neighbour told she had a package for me , i was surprised , didn`t order nothing , so she came out with a big package haha and saw the name of Chimène on it , so great , i knew there was something on his way to her , but didn`t expect this big hahaha .

this big package is from :

Karen B. - USA (Florida)

it was really amazing when chimène open up the package , there was really beautiful stuff in it what she can feel and also read a little bit about the place ENGLEWOOD in Florida .
Karen have a really great blog
  and follow her for a while and told her that we were really jealous that she could find such beautiful shells on the beaches were she lives , because we can`t find those here and look what she send to Chimène , because she loved to join this project  :

a great t-shirt with Florida on it and also the favorite animal of Chimène , so she was really trilled by that :)
a few information , a book about all kind of shells , so we can look what kind it all are , so  Chimène put it by her camping stuff , so that`s coming with her on our vacation hahaha and what do you think of all those great shells , really we looked our eyes out , so great , so beautiful , we can`t find those here  :(
Chimène gave me some of the shells , because she knows that i love it (i collect anything of the beach , shells , sanddollars , sharkteeth`s , even sand from all beaches of the world , well i try that hahaha) , sweet from her dont you think ?

here a close-up photo of the beautiful shells :  

and Karen also send some shark teeths , some ??? well a whole bag full hahaha , look how beautiful :

it`s really great to see it so close and hold in our hands , so great , don`t know how old they will be , maybe it`s more than 100 years old , really don`t know .

Karen  , i want to thank you so much for sending all this beautiful stuff to Chimène  :)
she really love it and is going to wear the t-shirt this night in bed , because she love it a lot , you really made her day (and also mine`s , because it give`s me a smile if my daughter is happy)

we are going to buy a special cabinet for the beautiful shells for in her room
thank you :)

zondag 22 mei 2011

Letter 3 & 4

Chimène got 2 letters last week  :)

and they are from :

Kelly out Winnipeg - Canada

Kelly is 25 years old and live with her Dad and Grandma & puppy  in Canada and going back to school fall .
She loves to read , write , watch movies , listen to music , cooking , travel , take picture`s and meet people .
And she never been to the Netherlands , but hope to visit 1 day .

Kelly also have a letter blog :

Chimène got a nice letter with a Metro newspaper , Zoo flyer , 3 pins , bookmarker , birthdaycard and a sweet bracelet from Kelly  .

About Winnipeg - Canada :
700.00 people lives in Winnipeg , the city started as a trading fort for furs between ethnic french , scots explores and the firts nation people .
the fort was called Fort Garry and there is still a litlle tiny bit of it standing downtown .
then a youg noble man from the UK , called "Selkirk" began a farming settlement .
the firts year nobody knew how cold it be for how long and they ran out of food and the traveld to a ford in the USA to survive .
the they had the problem of the rivers flooding at the time (all this was in the 1800`s)
there are 3 rivers that meet in the city , the Red , the Assnibone and the Serve , but the flooding makes the land around very rich and once the settlers adjusted to the new conditions the city grew .
Now they have aerospace & bus manufacturing , manny big truck companies , railway yards, the provinces goverment is based there and they still have a lot of agricultural buisness .

thank you Kelly with charing this with us and a big thank`s from Chimène for the great goodies with the letter  :)

                                                              Marie - Denmark

Marie is 23 years old and live`s in Denmark and tells she wrote letters when she was 6 years old and still love it a lot , so that`s why she send Chimène this letter with some loose stationary from pocahontas , very lovely and Chimène love it , because she also write letters with another dutch girl of her own age .

Marie also have a letter project , you can find it here : .
She`s trying to recieve letters from each country in the world and even from each American state .

she wrote a little bit about Denmark , that "the little Mermaid" is written by a Danish person : Hans Chritian Anderson .
LEGO is also from Denmark
how the flag looks like and called "Dannebrog"

thanks Marie for the sweet letter and also good luck with your letter project :)

zondag 8 mei 2011

Letter 2

Chimène got another letter and it`s from :
Marsha out Wisconsin - USA

Marsha is 61 years old and lives in Wisconsin - USA and send a lot of intresthing stuff to read   :)
She`s also love to learn about other country`s and travelled to Denmark , England , Ireland , Romania , Italy , Greece & France .

Marsha tells about the city she lives in , about the peopleand thats there is a dutch ancestry , that`s really great to hear .
And she tells about the indians , farms , forest , beaches & lakes .
and also about football , well that`s really great , because the dad of Chimène play`s american football here , it`s sad that it isn`t a big sports here , so it was great to see the booklet about the Green Bay  :)

As you can see on the pictur , Marsha send a lot of brochure`s , even a map and some postcards , so Chimène can learn a lot about it .
thank you so much Marsha  :)

the list is growning

yes the list of Participants is growning each week , we already have 23 people around the world who wants to join , really great    :)

if you don`t know what this blog is all about  , just read the first message of this blog , it explain everything about this project .
if you want to join , please give a message to me on : 

Chimène got a second letter , from Marsha out the USA and it was really great what she send to Chimene .
i will put on the photo`s later on this day , i have to go cleaning up in house now haha .

have a nice sunday everyone :)
greetings Roos

dinsdag 3 mei 2011


yeahhhh Chimène got her first letter today  :

it`s from Misha out Arizona - USA

Misha is 16 years old and a homeschooler and lives in Tucson , she moved from california to arizona .
she tells about the dessert and about the "Saguaros" cactus , really intresting  :)
and some history about AZ
so Chimene was really glad about it and she could smell the flowers and the creosote , it`s really have a heavy frangrance haha

Misha  , thank you so much for doing this , this is really great and chimène loved your letter and flowers , the postcards are also great , we are going to put this all in her scrapbook . (i will put some photo`s from the scrapbook after a few letters)

and you wrote in your letter : your wish is a wonderful one and im happy to be part of it , i don`t think there are many bright young people such as you so curious about the world , it`s a good thing .
i hope you get manny letters .

thanks for that , it`s very sweet you wrote that and we hope to get more letters like yours

greetings Chimene and Roos

maandag 11 april 2011


i will put the list here of the Participants for this BIG WISH :
With a little star behind the name means we got the letter   :)

1*  Krista - New Zealand
2*  Fallon - Canada (Ontario)
3*  Karen - USA (Florida)
4*  Marcy - USA
5*  Lisa - England
6*  Donna - Canada (ontario)
7*  Agung - Indonesia
8*  Carla - USA (Florida)
9*  Mhairi - England
10* Marsha - USA (wisconsin) *
11* Carol - England
12* Becky - USA (iowa)
13* Marie - Denmark  *
14* Heather - USA (Arizona)
15* Misha - USA (Arizona)  *
16* Toniann - Aus (Canberra)
17* Miriam - Israèl *
18* K.M. - Canada (winnipeg) *
19* Bev - USA (California)
20* Anita - England *
21* Haj - Mauritius
22* Carrie - USA (Minnesota)
23* Christy - USA (Texas)
24* Holly - USA (Oklahoma)
25* Josefine - Germany
26* Natalia - Poland
27* Leslie - Canada (ontario) *

please send me a message if you want to join , my daughter is really jumping a hole in the air that people are going to write her about they`re country

see for the information about the BIG WISH at the first message

thank you all


Hello everybody ,

i start this blog for my daughter as a surprise for her WISH what she have .

This is my daughter Chimène and is 10 years old , going to be 11 on 26 july :

                                                           her BIG WISH is :

to get letters all over the world from people who will write her about theyre country and will send with they`re letter :  some photo`s about theyre country or nature or animals , or a little souveniers out of your country , or some leaflets about your country/musuem/amusement parks etc.... , or city maps , or postcards , leaves or flowers we can dry , or bus tickets or other tickets and manny more , just things what have to do with your country (don`t have to send it all , just some things so she can see and feel it in her hands and learn about your country  , would love it if you be so creative to make something , it can be a letteror in a little bookstyle , or go on  .
What Chimene also love besides the story about your country , to tell also some History about your country , she`s crazy on historical story`s .

in this way she will learn more about your country then out of books on school , to hear it from people out of the country itselfs , she`s really studious about other country`s & history .
please also write a little bit about yourself in the letter so she know`s from who the letters is and it would be great if you write something in your own language , Chimène only can read dutch (we live in the Netherlands) , but i can read  & write english , so if you are from france or spain or japan , etc.... write something in your own language with english translation with it , so i can explain it to Chimène , she would love it .
make something creative from the letter or make something else from it .

from all the letters she will get , we going to make a scrapbook about each country , so it`s doesn`t matter from wich country you live , i like for my daughter to get so manny as possible letters with lots of story`s about different country`s in the world and from the USA it would be great that we will get from each state  .
from each letter with souveniers , etc.... we will make a picture and put it on this blog with someexplaining with it , so you can see what kind of letters Chimène will get out of the BIG WORLD .

so i hope you all can help me .
if you want to send my daughter a letter , please email me on this addy : with your name & wich country you live , so i will give you her address .

we don`t know what and how manny she will get , but we will send some souveniers or a nice postcard to random people who send Chimène a letter .

lets make this project big and make a child WISH come true .
thank you all .

greetings Chimène & Roos (mother)