Saturday, December 26, 2015

Boxing day

We had a fine little Christmas. Guess we had too much food and watched too much TV. Boxing day, second day of Christmas was so much nicer then yesterday. We started with a nice long walk, we really needed that. Being outside and the weather being so gentle, just makes you happy.

Hope you all had a good Christmas. We leave some of our Christmas decoration for the next couple of weeks. This year we are really into fairy lights in a big way. Sometimes you want to leave them all year through.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend,

Monday, December 21, 2015

Swan market Rotterdam

We visited the Swan market in Rotterdam for some last minute Christmas shopping and to visit Foekje Fleur. I'm a big fan of her work and already got a small collection of her ceramic bottles.

It was the first time that we visited the winter edition of the market, which was hosted in the Van Nelle Factory. We love that building.

How are you all getting on with your Christmas shopping?

see you,

PS:  It was also lovely to talk to Michael van Kekem, who had some amazing stuf for sale.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Christmas time in Amsterdam

Had a nice little walk in town yesterday.
But also all the Christmas lights and decoration
make the town so pretty.
Perfect time for some long winter walks.
see you soon,
PS: working on my Christmas wishing list
  • books
  • warm socks (lots of them)
  • a bicycle bell

Friday, December 11, 2015


Hibernating... got a couple of new books. Now I just want to stay at my couch and read. Still very much behind with my Christmas shopping. Hope you're all doing a lot better then me, lol. Most of my gifts I will buy in local small shops but there is one web shop I really love: the future kept.

Wishing you all a fine weekend,

I know where I want to have my Christmas party this year... Kettners.

Saturday, December 5, 2015


Still dreaming about snow but the weather has been so mild the last couple of weeks, guess I should just keep dreaming about a white Christmas.

My mum send me a Christmas parcel every year. Homemade Christmas decoration made with branches from her garden and some fairy lights. I love those family traditions.

Enjoy your weekend,

PS: Tonight we celebrate... Sinterklaas. Looking forward to have a nice family Christmas.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Advent time

Wishing you all a nice calm first Advent.

We will get our tree next weekend but there are already lots of candles in the house. I also sent my first Christmas gifts via snail mail, so doing not so bad this year.

Looking forward to go out with my girlfriends and meeting up with people before Christmas.

Enjoy life,

PS: Cool Christmas gift for me: a print from Ruben Ireland

Saturday, November 28, 2015

sunset hunter

Guess you can call me a sunset hunter. The last couple of weeks I spent lots of time trying out my new Nikon camera. Everywhere I go I see beautiful sunsets.

Enjoy your weekend,

PS: love the work from Helen b

Sunday, November 22, 2015

busy bee

Finally I feel a lot better, still have to take it easy but I must say that it's going well.

In the UK we got lots of wall paint and Mister Kay is busy painting the hall this weekend. There is a lot more on his list, Nila's room, our bedroom and then the office.

Looking forward to start with the Christmas decorating... soon some new photos from our home.

Enjoy your Sunday,

PS: reading the girl in the spiderweb by David Lagercrantz.