zaterdag 31 december 2011

happy new year!

We've celebrated new year's eve with friends in the city. Eating donuts and drinking champagne and lemonade. 2012 will be our year! Graduating and getting married! All the best for everyone.

donderdag 29 december 2011

dogs & horses

On the last day, here in the Arden, only rain. We enjoy ourselves with tea, games, books and our plastic horses and dogs! Creating moments of plastic.

woensdag 28 december 2011

the arden (2)

A lunch down at the bakery. An apricot pie, beautiful tiles and old portraits on the pink wall of the 'Kempinaire' family.

dinsdag 27 december 2011

the arden

The Arden. A fireplace, a stroll, a bed, a cup of tea, a game of scrabble and some wood. How wonderful!

maandag 26 december 2011

in need

Man, these days we really need to relax. Time flies and one week of vacation has already past. Let's take a bath and turn off our minds!

zondag 25 december 2011


What a lovely day! Down at the zoo we spend our afternoon strolling around the park. There are quite a few baby's and all animals are quite active today. After 4 hours we went back home to our own little zoo! ''underneath our christmas tree''

zaterdag 24 december 2011

in retro

On this Christmas eve we bring back memories. With the old movie projector on the table we're watching M's childhood movies on the wall! Only the sound of the projector   We've spend our evening in the church for a change, like oldtimes when we were at elementary school.

donderdag 22 december 2011

friends from the zoo

I'm not really sure if they're from the zoo, but it could be. Eitherway they are beautiful in our non-exotic trees. Eating berries!

woensdag 21 december 2011


Oh these rainy days.. let's stay inside and sleep for a while 

dinsdag 20 december 2011

a reading day

Vacation has started, now it is time for a book (no science please). I hope it'll be a good one! I heared this book 'The centenarian who climed out the window and disappeared' is funny and sweet. Just what I was looking for. Now a good morning with some tea and my book :)

maandag 19 december 2011

into the blue

It looks like water and it reminds me of the sea, waves and wind. My little nature of glass, brought to me by my grandmother!

zondag 18 december 2011

25 on the 18th

Today I turned 25! Maarten gave me this fantastically cool new 'polaroid-like' camera from fuji! We celebrated my 25th with family and friends, so nice. Thank you all 

zaterdag 17 december 2011

the last 24 hrs of me being 24

We were planning to do something nice together but instead we had breakfast with Bob in the city and presents needed to picked up as well. So no movie or great view but hanging out with friends at Hopper and Westerpaviljoen! Great (blue) day!

vrijdag 16 december 2011


This sunday it'll be my birthday! Today I received my first birtday card from my grandmother. She always sends me cards with cats, so sweet! Thank you!!!

donderdag 15 december 2011

a message from Russia

This letter was lost on it's way here but it eventually has arrived! Thank you Daria. I like the extra images of St. Petersburg.

woensdag 14 december 2011


This week is a busy week for assignments and deadlines. My desk is getting messier every day. Just one more week untill vacation time!

dinsdag 13 december 2011

the green hearted guards

I've found these two photo's on my computer, they're from last spring when I visited my grandfather. The gnomes are getting old. When I was a child my grandmother used to paint the gnomes so they'd look good. But actually I like them this way.

maandag 12 december 2011

a message from Poland

Incoming mail. Thank you Anna! She told me a beautiful story about her balcony with the view of the woods (picture) and the bike she's planning to buy.

donderdag 8 december 2011

sweet raspberry

While I started making my pumpkin-apple quiche I heard Jamie Oliver making a simple dessert with raspberries on tv! It sounded so good, I had to try. You have to build up a layer of crumbled pecannuts, oatmeal cookies, some melted butter and lemonzest. On top of that you can make a layer of lemon curd and raspberries. I used soy yoghurt and mixed it with vanilla essence and one tablespoon of icing sugar to finish the layer. Some cookie and nut crumble on top. Yes! It was very nice!

zaterdag 3 december 2011


We are strolling down the city, looking for a wedding outfit. Something pretty, something different, something awesome!
A happy lunch for our growling tummies and a nice coffeebar for our tired feet and eyes :) This is Hopper!

winter time

Somewhere in dreamland..

vrijdag 2 december 2011

a new hello

New cardigan and bag. We are here between 9pm and 11pm, two fragments of a new hello.