Tuesday, December 28, 2010
At the last flea market we picked up a couple of jigsaw puzzles. I was never a puzzlefan but with the whole family it´s fun.
Will be back in a couple of days. Have to catch up with some movies, books and family quality time .
- I love Laura Marling
- the movie Mon Oncle from Jacques Tati ( the house is so cool)
- a trip to the museum
- the funny Christmas gnomes from Scandinavia
- till vidas ara... great blog
- candlelight breakfast
- my new red lipstick
- my TV highlight this week
upstairs downstairs on BBC1
and bye bye 2010
ps: the new album from Adele will be out at 24.01.2011
Monday, December 27, 2010
Saturday, December 25, 2010
This year we stayed in the Netherlands at Christmas time. My family being snowed in there was no way that we get there..... I miss them.
But then Christmas at home is also very cozy and we had so many wonderful gifts via snail mail (thank you).
Here is my top 3 christmas playlist:
- the Pogues& Kirsty McColl Fairytale of New York, my all time fav. This song makes me happy&sad at the same time.
- Oh du froehliche I don't know the text but I love to sing it loud and clear, lol.
- Elvis Presley Blue Christmas...so sexy.
Now it's time for some christmas coffee, candle light and homemade cookies.
Enjoy and if you like the Grinch you like JaRule reading the Grinch .
Thursday, December 23, 2010
The Holidays or Harry Potter?? Or ?
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
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Sunday, December 19, 2010
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Whatever you do this weekend, try to go for a long winterwalk (makes you feel good & gives you some energy).
What are your plans for this christmas? Where will you go?
It will be my first Christmas without my dad, so at the moment
I"m not sure what we will do.
Lonely this Christmas, that's for you dad.
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Fifty, my cat, loves books. What are you reading at the moment?
And what is on your winter reading list?
one week before christmas we love
- Amys blog home grown
- Sufjan Stevens christmas cd, thanks Sally
- our postman
- christmas coffee with the girl friends
- winter muesli
- movie nights with Mister Kay
- winter muesli
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Last weekend Mister Kay was lucky to find a new radio.
It's a Blaupunkt Derby from the 60's. It looks a bit like a car radio. In fact this radio was designed to be mounted in a car or used as a portable (on arrival at the beach).
The color is so pretty and the sound is incredibable for such an old radio.
How are you getting on with your christmas shopping?
Our holidays are starting on Monday, so I try to do all
my shopping this week. Next week I can sit on my sofa
watching christmas movies & eating gingerbread.
Love the jumping jack from Herzensart
Monday, December 13, 2010
At the flea market in Germany this weekend, there was a vendor who was selling christmas decoration from the 50's. Decorating the tree was very much a family tradition back in the 50's.
Want to know more, have a look at 'Rocking around the christmas tree'.
My mum has one of the angels (first picture) and I was surprised how much they are worth now.
more fifties, Lisa Freemont Street is my fav on you tube
Friday, December 10, 2010
small print from Jen Corace (one of my fav artists)
christmas angel from
We are doing well with our christmas shopping, so Nila and I got ourselves a little gift. Love the little christmas angel from Belle&Boo. I'm sure she will look good in our tree.
Last night we got our christmas tree and at the moment the house smells like a small forest .
Have a good weekend.....
Thursday, December 9, 2010
I got this cute wooden christmas tree from Ingrid last year,
love the idea that the tree is made from recycled wood.
This year she decorate her tree and it looked great , so her we go my attempt.
This christmas I will go for simple colors , I leave the pink in the box .
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
I do love the Starbucks christmas mugs and without realising I started to collect them. But this christmas
they got competion from the Talika mug from Iittala. Did you know that Talika means magic in Finnish, cool name for a mug. There is also a red Talika mug which is a special winter edition.
Did anybody get the Jonathan Adler mug for Starbucks?
Monday, December 6, 2010
I was wondering today if I should make a wishinglist for Santa aka Mister Kay this year? Guess I will make two lists, the first one is my "one day I would love ... " list and the second one is a "would be nice to have & easy to find' list.
my "one day I would love ..." list
- a green vintage Vivienne Westwood dress
- Kinect Yoga (I know I don't need it, lol)
- red Chanel lipstick (red is not my color but is nice to have,lol)
- a green (more olive-grey) color yogamat (I know the color is not easy to find)
- running shoes, I would love some in the colors purple with silver (better look for them myself,lol)
my ''would be nice to have & easy to find" list
- peppermint bark (oh well you have to call the family in the States, they don't sell it here)
- books (would you know what I like??)
- music, the sound of the Westcoast 1965....that's easy to find??
- art...but then I love to buy art for myself
- sweets (remember I like the ones you don't like) like Sherbet Lemons or Boots candybars
oh Santa aka Mister Kay I know I'm not easy...but I'm sure you will do well.
tell me about your list? Love his list
Sunday, December 5, 2010
at the table with Mister Kay.
You need some paper and pair of scissers.
Our home starts to look very cozy.
Next week we will have a trip to the Christmas market in Germany (if the weather permits). I want to look for some German Christmas food like Lebkuchen & co.
There will be also some last minutes christmas shopping for my family in the USA.
Did I tell you that I did have my christmas party with the girls last Friday in a nice Restaurant in Leiden ,with lot's of bubblies & giggles...!
Here in the Netherlands we celebrate Sinterklaas tonight.
Happy Sinterklaas to you all
Saturday, December 4, 2010
This morning I went for a winter walk with my coffee mug.lol
There was this lovely old lady and I asked her if I can take a
photo from her and my fav winter mug ...
keep warm this weekend
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Let's talk about snow....in the Netherlands we aren't used to snow.
So I need some help with finding some warm& waterproof boots!
Last year the snow kept us indoors. But this year I will get some tastful coats and boots (with a touch of vintage)