Dagje uit: Arsenaal in Vlissingen

Ahoy maatjes. Niets te doen in de vakantie? We zijn voor jouw naar het Arsenaal geweest. Kijk snel hoe het daar was. #dagjeuit #vakantie

Ahoy maatjes! Tja, praat als een piraat dag is alweer een tijdje voorbij, maar in onze vakantie hadden we nog meer meegemaakt rond deze kleurrijke figuren. Tijdens een regenachtige dag (overigens 1 van de 2 regenachtige dagen die we gehad hebben in onze vakantie) besloten wij de boot te pakken en vanuit Breskens naar Vlissingen te gaan. Bestemming: Arsenaal!Het idee was leuk…met de boot naar…

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Chelsea Match Report: Arsenal vs Chelsea 0-0

It is consecutive London derby draws in the league for Chelsea who earned this point with a much-changed side.

For the second game running our opponents hit woodwork twice in the game and had the better chances. Good approach work by Chelsea was too often let down by inaccurate passing in the final third.Cold analysis will say this is a better point for Arsenal but a healthy unbeaten run continues for the Blues who were on top for spells and showed some committed defending. 

Team news 
There were eight changes to the side that began against Barcelona. At the back Jose Bosingwareplaced suspended Branislav Ivanovic and Ryan Bertrand was handed his third Premier League start.

Michael EssienOriol Romeu and Florent Malouda came into midfield, the Spaniard making his first start since January, and flanking Fernando Torres up front were Daniel Sturridge andSalomon Kalou.

Following on from their home defeat against Wigan, Arsenal made changes too with Laurent Koscielny and Kieran Gibbs in for Johan Djourou and Andre Santos at the back. Aaron Ramsey replaced injured Mikel Arteta and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain came in for ineligible Yossi Benayoun.

First half 
There was no great tempo to the game early on and the first shot was just before the five-minute mark, from Tomas Rosicky - low and bobbling but straight at Cech.

A minute later Romeu picked up the ball and slid a pass forward for Kalou to run onto. Song had a bite at the Chelsea striker inside the area, a possible foul, but Kalou stumbled on with the ball running away out of play. Kalou’s next contribution was a good-looking cross toward Torres who had strayed a yard offside.

On 13 minutes Essien conceded a free-kick in a dangerous position for a foul on Oxlade-Chamberlain and from it, Walcott curled a ball towards a crowd at the back post where Van Persie side-footed it against the post.

Chelsea had survived our first real scare but were enjoying far more of the attacking play than on Wednesday night against Barcelona. We might have made more of a Cech-initiated counter-attack had Torres spotted an unmarked Malouda.

Vermaelen tested the state of Terry’s ribs with an off-the-ball barge as Cech collected a high ball but was only spoken to by the ref before midway through the half, Chelsea won consecutive corners. From the second, after a Torres shot had been blocked, Cahill sliced a difficult chance high over the bar.

A theme of the half was the problems Chelsea were causing Arsenal with quick balls forward. Bosingwa had set Sturridge on the attack with one and then on 26 minutes, Kalou turned past his marker and chased Malouda’s pass. He beat Szczesny to the ball but his touch past the keeper was not strong enough and a very promising attack fizzled out.

Rosicky was the first player booked, for slicing down Essien from behind in the middle of the park and approaching half-time, Chelsea were clearly the more promising side.

Arsenal mistakes were increasingly met by rumblings of discontent from the home support, however when Bertrand attacking on the overlap was shouldered off the ball by Sagna, Arsenal launched a rapid counter-attack with Rosicky out-running Romeu. It needed a well-positionedJohn Terry to cut out a Walcott cross at the expense of a corner.

On 41 minutes and from a Gunners free-kick, they hit woodwork for a second time. Something went very wrong in the Chelsea rearguard to leave Koscielny all alone and there was great relief when the defender’s header bounced back off the bar.

Arsenal finished the half strongly, with Cech making a near-post save from a Van Persie volley.

Second half
Malouda was booked for a 48th minute foul on Van Persie just inside the Chelsea half, but Arsenal’s Dutchman followed into the book only a minute later for taking down Essien.

The pattern of the second half followed that of the first and had Chelsea been more precise with our passes in the final third of the pitch we would surely have tested Szczesny more. Torres missed a golden chance to play Sturridge clean through on goal

Cahill entered the ref’s notebook after a challenge on Oxlade-Chamberlain and can count himself unfortunate before it was Van Persie’s turn to not make the most of an attack after a Rosicky pass had given a yard advantage over the Chelsea defence. His run was held up well by Cahill. 

Sturridge had one deflected shot saved and hit another strike straight at the keeper. In between, Van Persie volleyed over at the other end. As in the first-half, Chelsea were trying to feed off half-chances while home side’s opportunities were more clear cut.

Arsenal worked the ball quickly across the Chelsea area but Bertrand did well to block a shot from Diaby, a substitute for hamstrung Walcott.

Bosingwa was a 72nd minute booking for a tug on another substitute, Santos, and before long Diaby was cautioned. All three Arsenal bookings were for fouls on Essien.

Mata and Cole were introduced for the closing stages in place of Kalou and Bertrand and Cole was soon in the book for impeding Song. The home support finally had something to cheer about.

Arsenal wanted a penalty for what they claimed was a push by Cahill on Van Persie but nothing was given and then on 83 minutes, after Terry had not been able to cut out a pass to Van Persie, the Gunners centre-forward hooked his shot wide.

It was not the league leading scorer’s day and with four minutes to play he twisted and turned inside the Chelsea area, putting defenders on their backsides, but still saw his shot deflected wide .

As Arsenal pressed for a late winner, Mikel, almost an extra centre-back, made two vital blocks and the stalemate was ensured. A repeat of this scoreline on Tuesday and no-one supporting Chelsea will be complaining.

Chelsea (4-3-3): Cech; Bosingwa, Cahill, Terry © Bertrand (Cole 76); Essien, Romeu (Mikel 65) Malouda; Sturridge, Torres, Kalou (Mata 73). 
Unused subs Turnbull, Ferreira, Meireles, Lampard.
Booked Malouda 48, Cahill 53, Bosingwa 71, Cole 80.

Arsenal (4-2-3-1): Szczesny; Sagna, Koscielny, Vermaelen, Gibbs; Ramsey, Song; Walcott (Gervinho 60), Rosicky (Diaby 64), Oxlade-Chamberlain (Santos 69); Van Persie © 
Unused subs Fabianski, Djourou, Coquelin, Chamakh.
Booked Rosicky 29, Van Persie 49, Diaby 75.

Referee Mike Dean.
Crowd 60,111.

Dit is een zeer inspirerend voorbeeld voor Ulft 2020!

Voor ons project Ulft2020 ben ik constant op zoek naar inspirerende voorbeelden. Net kwam ik het voorbeeld tegen van Het Arsenaal in Doesburg. Dit is precies wat wij met Ulft2020 ook willen! 

Dus als het in Doesburg kan waarom zou het in Ulft dan niet kunnen lukken?

Klik hieronder op de link voor het inspirerende Doesburgse filmpje

Toneelstuk Oorlogsgeheim (Ramona Ruijten)

De groepen 7 en 8 zijn woensdag naar het toneelstuk “oorlogsgeheimen” geweest.Het was een groot succes wat iedereen was stiller dan normaal.

Vlissingen-Afgelopen woensdag 19 maart is in het Arsenaal Theater was de voorstelling Oorlogsgeheimen.De mensen die het deden waren maar met zu'n 2e.Ze speelden meestal Maartje en Tuur.De andere waren duisters,Engelsen,tante en nog meer.

Maartje-Maartje was een joods meisje dat uit Amsterdam kwam.Ze zei dat ze uit Ardemuide kwam en dat ze nu bij haar om en tante woont.Maar eigenlijk waren dat haar oom en tante niet.Ze kwam naar Maastricht om onder te duiken als Maartje.Maar eigenlijk hete ze Tamar.Toen kwam de naam Maartje Donkers.Ze moest goed oefenen met Maartje Donkers.Ze ging bih Tuur onderduiken.Niemand wist dat ze joods was behalve Tuur.Later werd ze gevonden naar kamp gebracht en vergast.Maartje werd gespeeld door: Inda van dril.

Tuur-Maartje was zijn vriendinnetje.Hij wist alles over Maartje dacht hij.
Later kwam hij er achter dat ze joods was.Alles werd anders.Wist hij nu het grootste geheim van Maartje/Tamar?Niemand mocht het weten.Tuur wou Maartje reden maar dat mocht niet van zijn vader.
Hij zij altijd:“Je bent dood he?Gaan dan weg uit mij. Tuur werd gespeeld door: Maarten Ebbers.

For My Artist Child: #138 Every Which Way...

So I’m still working through Julia Cameron’s follow up to “The Artist Way” called “Walking through this World”. This book is …miraculously in sync with what exactly I need at that time, and I’m really glad this book exists - that she created it!

Last week, I came across an exercise in the book called, “Be Nice to Yourself”. It reads:

Many of us work too hard on being selfless. We forget that we actually need a self for self-expression. Take pen in hand and do a little archaeology - dig through your ‘shoulds’ until you arrive at some ‘coulds’. Complete the following sentences with 5 wishes. Write rapidly to evade your inner censor.

If it weren’t so selfish, I’d love to try…






If it weren’t so expensive, I’d love to try…






If it weren’t so frivolous, I’d love to own…






If it weren’t so scary, I’d love to tell…






If I had five other lives, I’d love to be….






It took me a couple of days to finish this exercise. So if you take a whack at it, don’t feel bad. But I finally decided to “Be Nice to Myself” yesterday & bought myself a used HD camera. Nothing fancy, but just enough to let my artist child….explore other art forms, especially after realizing three of my five “other lives” involve some level of film and/or photography.

So, give it a go! Let me know what you’re other lives are. Mine? For now…

A homemaker…
A magazine editor…
An urban missionary…
A filmmaker (for documentaries)….
An artistically & commercially successful singer…

Dream a little with me:-)


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Slušamo Arsena i Josipu Lisac, pijuckamo domaću lozu (kasni­je ćemo preći na vino - ona ga je donijela), prstaci se krčkaju, a moja soba blista kao božićna jelka…

“Nešto si mi zamišljen”, kaže ona.

“Ja?! Ti znaš da ja rijetko mislim.”

A mislim:

“Ovaj put ćeš ostati. Ja ću pisati knjigu i kuhati nam svaki dan neko drugo jelo. Nećemo odgovarati na telefonske pozive, ostavićemo sebi upaljeno svjetlo po cijelu bogovjetnu noć, jutrom ćemo šetati, a zavidne oči će me pratiti: kako onakav kreten uhvati onakvu žensku?”


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Arsenal vs Aston Villa: 2015 FA Cup Final

With the Premier League wrapped up, all eyes would be on the Saturday’s FA Cup final as Arsenal take on Aston Villa at Wembley.

In the 2014’s final, the Gunners defeated Hull City 3 – 2, thereby capturing their 11th FA Cup trophy. At present, they are tied with Manchester United for being the most successful team in the history of this tournament. Aston Villa aren’t much behind these two giants of English football. The Villa Park based team has lifted the trophy seven times and their first triumph came in 1887.

If Arsenal register a win at the weekend they’ll become the eighth team to successfully retain the FA Cup. Arsene Wenger’s men are definitely the favorites as Villa haven’t featured in the final since 2001. Although the underdogs, the Clarets and Blues have already defeated three Premier League outfits in the competition so far. Brendan Rodgers’ Liverpool were also eliminated by Tim Sherwood’s side. Hence, the North Londoners should be wary of the threat that Benteke and co. could pose to their silverware aspirations.

The Gunners’ boss has conceded that it won’t be an easy game at the Wembley but they are ready for the challenge as they’ve worked very hard to reach this stage.

“It’s not easy. I would love to do it but I’m not honestly focused on that,” Wenger said.

“I’m more focused on the fact that we have fought so hard to get there. Now we want to finish the job.

“Personally I am always the same when I go into a big game like this. I have always the same pressure. I just want to do it.”

Tim Sherwood has insisted that they would Arsenal a run for their money on Saturday.

“We know we are the underdogs, we know that Arsenal have been there and done that,” Sherwood said.

“They are the holders of the trophy and it is going to be very difficult for us but we are not just there to make the numbers up, but to give them a good game.

“The boys performed on a big stage against Liverpool and we thoroughly deserved to win that game and we are hoping we can do the same against Arsenal.”

In the league meetings, Wenger’s men earned a double win over the Villans. The 3 – 0 and 5 – 0 victories and the finish fourteen places above them on the table make Arsenal a safe bet.

The fate of the seventh place Southampton is also attached to this game. If Arsenal clinch the prize then the Saints will qualify for next season’s Europa League. But if Aston Villa defeat the holders, then they’ll qualify for Europe themselves.

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Oorlogsgeheimen het teaterstuk ( Marleen Siebons)

We zijn met school op 19-03-2014 naar het arsenaal theater geweest naar het theaterstuk “ Oorlogsgeheimen”. Ik vond het een redelijk saaie voorstelling omdat het verhaal me niet zo boeide. Alle oorlogs films/ theaters/ boeken gaan allemaal over hetzelfde: De Duitsers, Hitler, nazi’s, Doodgeschoten Engelse piloten en Joden die de hoofdrol hebben. Je moest goed opletten omdat de 2 spelers wel 100.000 rollen hadden. Eerst in de tijd van de oorlog dan weer in de tijd van “nu” enz. enz.. Nu een stukje uit het theater:

BAM! BAM! BOEM TRRRR! “Oh helllllpppp!!! De Engelse piloot word achtervolgt” “Sssttt stil anders horen ze je nog” “ De twee piloten worden achtervolgt wat nu????” EVEN LATER  "1 piloot zit bij mij op zolder waar is die ander??“  "Geen idee!" 

Maartje maakt veel mee in haar leven. Haar grote geheim mag niemand maar dan ook niemand weten. ZE IS JOODS!!! 

"De Duitsers komen de buren halen, wat nu???!!??” “Of de piloot.”  Tuur word onderdrukt met een geweer: “ Nee nee Natuurlijk zit er geen piloot bij ons op zolder. Mijn vader is niet gek, Hij gaat echt niet zomaar een piloot verstoppen hoor!!!”  

Het leek net alsof ze playbackte, hun monden gingen niet zo gelijk als de tekst. Terwijl ze bezig waren veranderden ze het decor steeds en verkleedden zich. Het varken was een roze kussen en dat
“varken kussen” werd later weer gebruikt als hoofdkussen. Eerst was de man de meerster dan weer de vrouw. Hetzelfde als bij het oude buurvrouwtje. Echt raar. De “spannende” stukjes vond ik niet spannend want eerst riepen ze: “ Help ze schieten met geweren!!!!!!!!” en iets later kwamen de schiet geluiden BAM! Zeg maar net als dat je Geblindoekt eerst zegt: “ mmmm wat lekker!”  voordat je het pas eet.
Het was ook wel weer raar en grappig want soms gingen ze uit het niets opeens dansen en zingen. Dansen kunnen ze niet Toneel spelen wel
en zingen al helmaal niet! Het dansen zag eruit als volksdansen.

Visited #naarden yesterday and loved the arsenals and battlements built into the ground. The whole city is a defensive structure and many of the defences have been reused. Go check out the photography festival there if you’re in the Netherlands. #architect #architecture #alwaystraveling #earthbuilding #netherlands #greenroof #landformbuilding (at Het Arsenaal, Naarden)

The FA Cup: Arsenal retain FA Cup

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The FA Cup: Arsenal retain FA Cup

Arsenal retained the FA Cup in majestic style as their 4-0 demolition of Aston Villa in Saturday’s final made history for the Gunners and their manager Arsene Wenger.

Wenger’s side swept Villa aside with a swashbuckling display sparked by Theo Walcott’s first half opener and illuminated by a sublime strike from Alexis Sanchez to double their lead after the interval.

Per Mertesacker and substitute Olivier Giroud also got on the scoresheet for the rampant north Londoners to seal Arsenal’s second trophy in 12 months with the biggest margin of victory in an FA Cup final since 1994.

It was a suitably memorable performance on a historic day which saw Wenger become the first manager in the post-War period to win the competition six times, a tally matched by only George Ramsey, who won the last of his with Villa in 1920.

There was another significant slice of history for Arsenal as they lifted the famous old trophy for the 12th time, moving them ahead of Manchester United as the most successful club in the competition.

Wenger insisted this week that he doesn’t know where he keeps his medals, but he now has a ninth major honour of his 19-year reign at Arsenal to add to the collection.

Arsenal had conceded twice in a disastrous opening eight minutes against Hull in last year’s final.

But there was no sign of such a fraught start this time as Arsenal quickly established their smooth passing rhythm to pen Villa deep inside their own half.

Sanchez was at the heart of all their best moments and he worked space to clip a cross towards Laurent Koscielny, whose header forced a fine one-handed save from Shay Given.

#139 For My Artist Child: Free As A Bird!

Today marks half way of 2015 & I have to say this year has been stellar so far. I probably say that about every year, but I mean it! This year has been the most awesome yet! I write to you now from my “pop-up” office in NoDa with the sunshine beaming through, fresh coffee, great perspective, & a whole host of blessings that make me feel rich in all the ways that count:

-I have family (& a spouse) that love and support me unconditionally. They’d jump in front of a bus for me and that type of support makes you feel like you can conquer anything!

-I have a brand spanking new set of friends that are (excuse my language)–“doing the damn thang”, love Jesus, & are probably the healthiest friendships I’ve ever had in my life! They are purpose-driven, they forming their own identities, & they are courageous!

-I have a church home and a community of believers that are transparent, selfless, & real human beings. Let’s be honest, sometimes it’s hard to find “normal” Christians who can keep it real – we don’t have it all together.

-And I have a job that is no job at all. It’s a labor of love, but it pays some bills & I enjoy doing it. I’m always secretly waiting for the gig to be up….“Is this really something I get paid to do— travel & sing?”

B l e s s e d .

I can honestly say I feel free as a bird. Don’t get me wrong. I have ups and downs. I have struggles, I have disappointments. I hear a lot of “No’s” and I don’t always immediately see the fruit of my labor. I don’t have a five year plan & I have no idea where I’ll be this time next year..or two years from now…or five years from now. Or ten years from now. I’m just….figuring it out as I go. And I stub my toe often.

I still have things I’m working on (& fleshing out) personally, relationally, & professionally. But I’m really thankful for the friends & family that lovingly point out how I can “do better” (Wounds from a sincere friend are better than many kisses from an enemy. -Proverbs 27:6). I’m growing. I’m coming more into my womanhood, and I’m able to really……focus on the things and people that matter!

I’m free as a bird!
Thank God for Jesus.

Arsenal line up £5m move for Leicester City star Jeffrey Schlupp

Jeffrey Schlupp is believed to be the subject of an imminent transfer bid from Arsenal , with the Gunners looking to sign him from Leicester City this summer According to the Express , the North London giants are ‘lining up a £5million transfer bid’ for the Black Star and are keen to bring him to the Emirates Stadium this summer. The defender has demonstrated  [….]

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De voorstelling Oorlogsgeheimen heeft veel succes! (Jaila)

De voorstelling Oorlogsgeheimen heeft erg veel succes! Er zijn al erg veel groepen 7 en 8 van verschillende basisscholen naar toe geweest en zij waren erg enthousiast!

Jaila van de Griend

Vlissingen- Deze week zijn er erg veel basisscholen naar de voorstelling geweest in het Vlissingse Arsenaal Theater. De kinderen waren erg enthousiast. Het is een erg indrukwekkende voorstelling. Ik vind het erg knap dat ze met een paar stukken decor zo veel kunnen maken. Ze maken bijvoorbeeld van een kast een bed. Alle rollen in de voorstelling worden maar door twee mensen gespeeld, een jongen en een meisje. Ze spelen heel erg veel rollen te gelijkertijd.  De ene helft van de voorstelling wordt vertelt vanuit de gedachte van Tuur die terug denkt aan de oorlog en de andere helft uit dat het zich echt op dit moment afspeelt en dat wisselt zich steeds af. Het gaat over een meisje Maartje en een jongen Tuur. Als de tweede wereldoorlog uitbreekt vlucht Maartje naar Maastricht en trekt in bij de familie van Tuur. Maartje en Tuur worden vrienden en krijgen later zelfs verkering. En dan vertelt Maartje haar grootste geheim in vertrouwen aan Tuur………………………………………….Wil je weten wat dat geheim is ga dan vandaag nog naar de voorstelling en wacht niet tot morgen!                                        


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