zaterdag 27 juli 2013

fruit leftovers

With a busy day ahead of us we could use a healthy start of the day. Fruit leftovers are great for smoothies :) For this one I used 1 mango, some watermelon, some strawberries, some mint and a dash of soy milk and soy yoghurt. I love the sweetness and softness of the fruits, a great way to start the day!

vrijdag 26 juli 2013

outgoing mail

It is raining. Finally. I bought some tasteful bread at the Ekoplaza and some soy chocolate paste and made myself a nice sandwich. It's a good day to write some more so I returned a letter to Anne and my new pal Fiona. Have a good day!

a message from Vienna and Breda

Today I received two letters, one from Anne (Breda) and one from Christina (Austria). Thank you both for another sweet message!

donderdag 25 juli 2013

homemade bbq

This evening we invited Rem&Rem over for a barbecue at our place. I prepared the lemonade cordial from the wonderful cookbook What Katie ate. It's a beautiful book with lovely recipes. The lemonade was so tasteful with lots of fresh mint and limes! I also baked a bread with garlic, rosemary and zucchini by my own recipe :) We added some salmon with dill on the grill and had a great evening!

woensdag 24 juli 2013

today's outgoing mail

Today I'm sending out a new message to Rinske, Steffi and Hanna. I hope they will arrive safely at your doors! Have a lovely evening you all!

a message from Mallorca and Singapore

This afternoon the postman brought me a card from Anne's vacation trip to Mallorca (Spain). It looks really beautiful and I can imagine those cliffs to be amazing! He also brought me a letter from Corey, a beautiful package as always! She included a photograph of the passage to the sea in the Philippines, where she went on vacation. I love vacation mail! Thank you both!!

dinsdag 23 juli 2013

at Rem's

Another hot and sunny day. Rem&Rem invited us over for a homemade barbecue at their rooftop terrace. They really made a beautiful place with all the vegetables in the crates and the nice flowers! We ate salmon, gambas, fresh guacamole and some Mexican tomato salad. We sat outside until 23:30, still enjoying the summer ♥ A perfect evening!

maandag 22 juli 2013

we need to cool down

We are enjoying the real summer here in the Netherlands. For days temperatures hit 30˚c without being humid. I meassured the temperature in our garden today and it said 34˚c.. So in the evening we decided to go to the beach with friends for a pizza and try to cool down a bit. Luckily there was some wind out there :) Even the horse had to cool down from the heat! It was beautiful and amazing to see him move around in the water at sunset. 

zondag 14 juli 2013


After a lovely breakfast in the city we decided to visit the XXXL exhibition in the submarine wharf. We took the boat and sailed through the harbour of Rotterdam. The submarine wharf is an amazing location for enormous exhibitions; it's old, rusty, used, spacious and rough. Photo 2+3 show works by the American artist Chris Martin, photo 4-7 show works by the American artist Jim Shaw (also known as the storyteller) and the last two photos show works by Dutch artist Klaas Kloosterboer. I loved the works by Jim Shaw, they are absurd in a positive way and quite dreamy. They looked like enormous shoebox dioramas! A really beautiful exhibition! 

donderdag 11 juli 2013

just a summer afternoon

1. the house of the violin maker
2. an outgoing letter to Rinske
3. cleaning out and rearranging my desk
4. a watermelon-minty lunch

woensdag 10 juli 2013

a message from Doesburg and Germany

Rinske sent me a thick package of beautiful cards, flyers and business cards along with her letter. She also included a flyer of her boyfriends' work (third photo). I really like his photographs, you should take a look on his site here. Also thank you Katrin for your sweet letter!!

dinsdag 9 juli 2013

a new 365 days project

My 365 days project 'A Sky A Day' is almost over. I'm very happy with the result of all those beautiful blue and grey shades and the project looks very good on Niche's wall. But I decided it would be nice to start another 365 days project. A first project about the sky and now a second about the roads we're on, the paths we take and the ground where we feel at home. It's a nice project because whenever I go outside I look very closely to the ground; looking for interesting or nicely shaped spaces. You can follow the blog here if you want :)

maandag 8 juli 2013

barbecue monday

On this warm summer night we visited my father and grandfather for a barbecue in their garden. The garden is beautiful as all flowers and bushes have exploded in vibrant colours! The mosaics were made by my grandfather's brother Andries and I love how they used them as a path between the flowers. 

zondag 7 juli 2013


Don't they look tasty?! I never had a Macaron so I was very surprised to taste one. I always thought they were very light and crispy but they're heavy and smooth :) Beautiful cookies. 

zaterdag 6 juli 2013

one year of ♡

Time moves fast, especially on vacation.. Today we celebrate our first anniversary and Maarten's birthday! We bought some sweet Macarons as a treat :) Unfortunately it's already time to go home today!