Tuesday, 27 December 2011

What's next?

We had a good time...
Christmas Eve: with friends in Amsterdam
Christmas Day: relaxed, quiet, some preparations for diner on Boxing Day (2nd Christmas Day it's called in the Netherlands)
Boxing Day: more diner preparations & a very nice & calm diner with my parents
This is what the table looked like:

Forgot to take pictures of the actual diner... too busy ;)

And now it's time to prepare for the New Year...
What are your plans?
For New years Eve?
For 2012?
Any resolutions??
Wishing you a nice last week of 2011!!

Monday, 19 December 2011

Christmas Group Hug

Lynda, who writes the blog Un petit morceau de moi, did it again this year... Last year she organised a Christmas Group Hug, which was an enormous success. And this year she decided to organise it again.
I think she deserves a huge applause!!
What is the Christmas Group Hug? All participants make or buy something for someone (secretly, only Lynda knows, she makes the pairs) and make sure that the present is received before Christmas, just something nice & sweet in this time of the year...

And look what I received this week:

From Lia who writes the blog http://ifoundmyhome.blogspot.com.
What a beautiful pillow cover, handmade by Lia!
I'm soooo happy with it, thank you so much Lia, I really appreciate it :)

Have a nice week!

Monday, 12 December 2011

THE tree...

It took me some time...
Our living room is not that small, but still...
I couldn't find THE spot for THE tree!

I moved chairs, sofas & tables, but put them back in the old position again
(positive about this is the fact that I finally cleaned the floor under the furniture!!)

Still not totally happy with the location of the tree, but I'm afraid there's no moving anymore,
it's completely decorated now, too dangerous!!

Red & white it is this year...

Have a nice week!!

Friday, 9 December 2011


I bought them weeks ago (or maybe even months ago) and finally found the time today to plant them: tulip bulbs! A little late, but I think it should do... It's not that cold yet.
And my garden definitely needs tulips, because, what is a  Dutch garden without tulips in springtime?
I planted different varieties and mainly pink, fuchsia & purple colours,
and could absolutely not resist the 'black hero' and the 'queen of the night'...
Aren't they just beautiful? Let's hope they will all appear in Spring!
So fingers crossed till April/May please :)
Now that this is finally done, I'll go on to the next 'assignment':
Christmas decorations :)
Playing Christmas songs in the background and 
drinking hot chocolate with melted marshmellows
or some mulled wine (depending on the time of the day).
So, what are your plans for the weekend?
Wishing you all a nice & sunny one
& have fun decorating!!


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