Saturday, January 16, 2021

first snow of the season

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First snow of the winter season and first snow since two years.

We made a tour through the white Villa Augustus garden. It's only for one day, so we went outside to enjoy the rare snow moment of 2021.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

new design - ribbed & striped beanie - crochet pattern

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2021 and a brand new design, easy to make, cool, warm and unisex!

Last week i've made a colorful striped beanie with ribbed texture.

This week i've made another one with natural colors.

The striped beanie is very easy to make, the fabric looks like it's knitted but actually is an easy crochet technique.

You can download the pattern from my ETSY SHOP.

And since we are still in lockdown for a while, it might be a fun project to keep you from getting bored.

You don't need to buy new yarn, because this project is ideal for using up old scraps of wool.

PS for the non-crafters: the two ready-made striped beanies are also for sale

Sunday, January 10, 2021

the slaak

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Saturday 9th of January - Rotterdam

On the occasion of our 29th wedding anniversary we stayed overnight in room 409 at The Slaak. A hotel which is housed in the former pressroom of newspaper ‘Het Vrije Volk’. A beautiful building with many authentic elements.

We keep celebrating love and traditions. L'amour toujours!

A sunny and crispy cold weekend with winter walks in Kralingen and Katendrecht.

Coffee to go at Vicini, take away ciabatta's for lunch from Da Giuseppe and dinner by hotel restaurant Didot34, which was delivered up to the hotel room door on a trolley.

Awakened by the sun shining through the large 'office windows' we had breakfast at 9 o'clock (also delivered in front of our door) overlooking the city. We've had a lovely stay.

PS: In November 2019 we had a coffee in the lobby and visited the Pantone Pantry by Tribute Portfolio to celebrate the opening of The Slaak Rotterdam. Different times, when you could drop by spontaneously to drink coffee. How we all miss that!

Sunday, January 3, 2021

the turn of the year in amsterdam

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Sleepover & slow living at my friend's house in Amsterdam from the 30th December to the 2nd January.

Four delightful days with many walks in the city, where everything was closed, but you can always take a walk in the fresh air and feed your eyes.

Amsterdam has so much to offer, inspiration everywhere, beautiful canals in scenic winter light. We 'rediscovered' the city in lockdown.