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Weekly Photo Challenge: Everyday Life

Share a photo that means Everyday Life to you, is the challenge of Jon Sanwell – Without an H –  that we are faced with today.

Everyday Life. This challenge is all about people and the things they do every day: working, eating, drinking, chatting, dreaming, walking, exercising, or any of those things we do all the time without really thinking about it. Take a walk around your neighbourhood, or around the streets where you work or study, and take a look at the people you see. You might think that your neighbourhood isn’t very interesting, but imagine that you’re giving a guided tour to someone from the other side of the world—what’s normal for you might be extraordinary to them.

This is a photo of the local fish stall, where the people of our village meet to talk and share their life’s stories. And to buy fish of course. The owner is called René, a very nice and amiable man who is always in for a chat. And don’t think you can rush him: he always – and I really mean ALWAYS – takes his time to select, cut and prepare the fish wares with full attention. If you want his fish, be willing to relax and enjoy his bantering with the customers, while he imperturbable conducts his trade. He really brings people together in everyday life.

Fishmonger Sins * is there every Saturday, rain or shine and in all seasons, to provide us with delicious fish and home-made paella. I especially love the kibbeling, small chunks of battered white fish which is spiced with a special mix. And you won’t be able to drive home without tasting at least one piece, often many more. When my sons were young, we used to eat chunks of hot and spicy kibbeling the second we could lay our hands on it. And often we would go back to buy another portion to take home. Fingerlickin’ good!

Everyday Life in the Netherlands:


* ‘Sins’ is not related to the English meaning of ‘sins’, it’s just a family name 😉

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Many others have taken up this challenge, you will find them here.