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!
Wednesday, December 29, 2021
Sunday, December 26, 2021
Sunday 26st of December.
The traditional Christmas walk wasn't really long this year, we both had a very strong 'shall we go back to the car' feeling, because it's icy cold outside today.
Well we got some fresh air and are now going to have lunch with everything that's left from the past few days.
Friday, December 24, 2021
Friday 24th of December.
X-mas prepatations for Christmas Eve with our family.
Christmas tree with real candles, christmas presents and a bamboo christmas crib for Liam-Novi.
We are all looking forward to the first Christmas with our little angel.
Dear followers, I wish you all a Merry Christmas!
Sunday, December 19, 2021
Colorful December decoration in our hallway.
A practical tree that takes up little space, but has a big effect on the mural in our hallway.
I actually bought the beautiful vintage Christmas balls postcards to send them, but suddenly got this bright idea.
We also have a real Christmas tree this year, because we are going to celebrate Christmas Eve with Liam-Novi for the first time.
An extra festive and special Christmas with our family and we are all looking very much forward to it.
Wednesday, December 15, 2021
More spencer options!
Some weeks ago I designed a new striped spencer with super nice fit. I knitted everything in one go, so it couldn't be easier!
Well, actually you can let your imagination run wild with this new basic spencer pattern.
Do you need a hand knitted spencer in you winter wardrobe too?
You can download the knitting pattern of this STRIPED SPENCER KNITTING PATTERN in my ETSY SHOP. This new pattern is available in English and Dutch version, with easy to follow knitting chart.
After the lilac & yellow and this green spencer, now I have a smooth black spencer on my knitting needles.
Monday, December 13, 2021
Thé ongoing trend of AW 2021 are spencers!
You see them even more than last year. Three years ago I designed a knitting pattern for a checkered spencer.
It seemed a perfect piece in my winter wardrobe. So this year I wanted to design a new striped spencer with super nice fit. This time I knitted everything in one go, so it couldn't be easier!
I brought my new lilac & yellow striped spencer to Barcelona last week. A perfect garment for a city trip, it's nice and warm on your body and yet easy to wear under a blazer or coat.
The woolen spencer truly is a stylish item for the colder months. You can simply mix it with anything. Wear it over a t-shirt with long sleeves or under a jacket or cardigan. It's perfect for the feminine look, with a blouse, pencil skirt and heels, but can also be combined with pants, even with Adidas track pants ;-)
Mix, don't match. Everything is possible. Well, actually you can let your imagination run wild with this new basic spencer pattern.
Everyone needs a spencer in their winter wardrobe! You can download the knitting pattern of the STRIPED SPENCER KNITTING PATTERN in my ETSY SHOP. This new pattern is available in English and Dutch version, with easy to follow knitting chart.
And in the meantime I have knitted another one, a green striped tweed version. Easy-peasy!
Obviously you can also make a spencer in one color, also beautiful and even more easy.
Sunday, December 12, 2021
Barcelona - Sunday 5th of December - 19188 steps
Waking up at 8:30 am.
On our early morning walk to Park Güell we had breakfast at Buenas Migas on Passeig de Gràcia.
After the last steep part of the firm walk, we arrived just in time for the visit we booked at Park Güell.
An advantage of the timelock is that it's not too busy in the park and you can enjoy the best panoramic views of the city of Barcelona from the mosaic benches.
After wandering through the park, we walked back to La Casa de Antonio via a different route, to pack our bags and check out. Just time enough for drinks & tapas on the terrace of our favorite cafe around the corner.
We took the taxi to the airport and said goodbye to preciosa BCN. Hasta la proxima!
Four days together in Barcelona were phenomenal! We've been home for a week now and are still enjoying the wonderful days of this sunny city trip in December.