Saturday, January 15, 2022
Rotterdam - Saturday 15th of January - 10715 steps
We visited the Noordermarkt in Rotterdam Noord.
Made a citywalk.
The first day the shops opened up again after the lockdown, we only visited Kookpunt and bought a new cookbook, Comida Mexicana by Rosa Cienfuegos.
Thereafter we had a coffee to go at Hopper.
And found a lot of inspiration by walking through the streets of Rotterdam Noord.
Thursday, January 13, 2022
On repeat: harlequin pillow crochet pattern!
Simply because it's beautiful, fun to make and endless color combinations to come up with. The graphic pattern is here to stay.
Are you excited about this DIY winter project?
Download the CROCHET PATTERN in my Etsy shop.
Perfect project for using up your yarn leftovers.
Monday, January 10, 2022
Sunday 9th of January 2022
We celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary yesterday!
This year in our hometown with a delightful sleepover at Villa Augustus.
Room with a view and roomservice made our stay a super nice alternative to the more exclusive trip we had in mind for our anniversary.
We had brunch at home and after check-in in the blue room at Villa Augustus, made a city walk in our hometown in the afternoon.
And this morning Pippa & Liam dropped by to join us for breakfast as a surprise.
Celebrate love and enjoy the special moments in life!
Thursday, January 6, 2022
S A L E
The collection of handmade fingerless mittens are discounted from
You can find them in my ETSY SHOP, only few pair of mittens left in stock.
Treat yourself or someone else to a nice gift. Although it's not freezing cold yet, sometimes it's already quite chilly. With fingerless mittens you can use your phone or do your grocery shopping, without having to take them off.
I'm an addict of woolen winter accessories; throw in a beanie & mittens and i’m good to go. How about you?
Wednesday, January 5, 2022
When I enter the bathroom, I imagine myself in a Moroccan courtyard garden.
The mini lemon tree that overwinters in the bathroom is now in full bloom. The Flower fragrance is superb! Nothing smells better than the blossom of the citrus tree.
Saturday, January 1, 2022
Annual photo book tradition since 2007.
After 72 analogue photo albums from 1986, digital photography took over.
We missed browsing through our photo albums and started to make one printed photo book every year. Thousands of photos to choose from and we reduced it to 170 full-page photos of 2021! You can 'browse' the book on my Instagram account.
What a year. It won't get any crazier. It started in january with Henks heart attack and 65 seconds without a heartbeat. Thereafter sometimes pulse 180 because of the excitement and beautiful and emotional moments.
We went to Amsterdam, Antwerp, Olhao, Aljezur, Vila do Bispo, Paris, Bari, Ostuni, Puglia, Marrakech and Barcelona. We enjoyed the days with our family, friends, new friendships and of course there was the birth of our grandson Liam-Novi in November.
Let's forget the 'shit' and only remember the good things of last year and face 2022 with hope, joy and new plans. Very much looking forward to 'normal life', freedom, family time, travel and love.
Now it's time to hit the play button for 2022!
Best wishes to you all have a great year!
Friday, December 31, 2021
Review 2021 in a nutshell.
January - Start of the year in Amsterdam. We stayed at my friend Ank's house for a few days.
February - Month of the winter walks - 10000 steps almost every day and lots in the snow.
March - The first rides in our orange Mini Cooper.
April - Slow life painting days in my studio.
May - Only a few rare beach days this spring.
June - Two weeks in southern Portugal.
July - Daytrip to Antwerp, since a long time.
August - Four days in Paris.
September - La dolce vita in Puglia
October - Marvelous Marrakech
November - Our grandson Liam-Novi is here!
December - City break in Barcelona.
2021 all in all, an emotional, eventful and memorable year with many highlights!
Happy New Years Eve to all of you!