Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Wednesday 24th of November - Depot Boijmans van Beuningen Rotterdam
Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen is the world’s first publicly accessible art storage facility. The depot is located next to Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Museumpark in Rotterdam. Visitors can see the result of 172 years of collecting. More than 151,000 objects housed together, arranged in fourteen storage compartments with five different climates. Next to the objects, all the activities that go into preserving and managing a collection are on open view in the building.
We were already huge fans of the outside of the Depot building in the museum park. Now that we have visited the inside as well and experienced the magnificent panoramic view of the city from the roofgarden, it's definitely my favorite building in Rotterdam.
And as icing on the cake, we were served by my dear former colleague Frankie during lunch in museum restaurant Renilde on the roof of Depot. Great afternoon!
Saturday, November 20, 2021
New season, new knitted sweater!
The VEDETT sweater, inspired on the distinctive striped parasol from the Belgian beer brand Vedett.
Now in my ETSY SHOP; an easy to follow knitting pattern with detailed description, photos & chart, available in English and Dutch version.
Winter is on the way and also my knitting mood has 'returned' on those long evenings before Christmas.
In case you also fancy the blue, rust and ocher combination, hop over to my Etsy shop and knit your own Vedett sweater.
Or brew your own combination and knit a striped sweater in your favorite colors.
Photos taken on the recently opened Prince Claus Bridge in Dordrecht.
Thursday, November 18, 2021
It's that time of year again.
After a few weeks of golden glow from the ginkgo tree in the frontyard and a stunning kitchen window view, almost all ginkgo leaves have fallen.
So we drink our daily coffee in the front yard on a deep-pile yellow carpet.
And we will leave the leaves for a little while, simply because it's so beautiful.
November joy of nature.
Tuesday, November 16, 2021
The very first baby sweater i made for Liam Novi.
He is teeny tiny, so i made him this teeny tiny sweater that he can wear straigt away.
Last week i posted a photo on Instagram and got some requests for the pattern.
New in my Etsy shop, the knitting pattern for this super cute newborn baby sweater.
It's an easy to follow knitting pattern, also very suitable for beginners.
Saturday, November 6, 2021
L I A M - N O V I
Our grandson was born on the night of November 3rd.
We've been waiting for him for so long and now he’s here.
He's an angel, our baby’s baby.
And Henk discovered Liam Novi's anagram; I AM IN LOV
and it couldn't have been more appropriate, we are all in love...
Sunday, October 31, 2021
Wednesday 13th of October - Dar el Bacha Marrakech
On the day of departure I invited my friend Fatiha for coffee & cake at Bacha Coffee.
A special memory! Thank you Fatiha for all the lovely conversations and taking care of the group during Marvelous Marrakech retreat.
You are a beautiful soul, sweet friend and an awesome hostess for Chambres d'Amis.
à la prochaine...
Bacha Coffee in the medina of Marrakech was built in 1910, in the spectacular Dar el Bacha palace, which means house of the Pasha.
This historical place united the greatest cultural and political minds of the century over glittering golden coffee pots of coffee of Arabia or Arabica, as it is known today. Guests included Colette, Maurice Ravel, Charlie Chaplin, Josephine Baker, Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill, to name a few. After the Second World War the palace was closed and a few years ago Dar el Bacha was reopened as the Museum of Cultural Confluences.
You imagine yourself back in time, while pouring coffee from the golden pot.
Friday, October 29, 2021
On the on last day of MM2021 another exciting highlight: Scarabeo camp!
A daytrip to the stone desert with a fabulous Moroccan lunch in the shade of a berber tent. Imagine a charming bivouac with original berber tents and a view to completely unwind. You don’t often find yourself at such magical surroundings that it makes you wonder… Is this a movie set? The light, changing skies and views are astonishing!
Well we didn't just have lunch and laze all day long of course... While enjoying the 'lunar landscape' we were also creative and the xs woodwoolstools we brought with us, were dressed with unique handmade outfits, all with their own style.
And the pool side was the most perfect setting for a cool crochet catwalk at the end of the day.
What a splendid Scarabeo day...