dinsdag 29 juli 2014

good evening

Instead of eating our dinner at home we bought some things in the supermarket and head off to the city park. Pien tried to climb us and she tried to eat the yellow leaves in the grass, leaving her entire plate left alone.. The grapes are top favorite though! It's a really lovely evening! We should do this more often.

zondag 27 juli 2014

a weekend outside

Even though I had my second appointment at the oral surgeon last Friday we did do a lot outside. On Saturday we paid a visit to a second hand store and we bought a really nice red bike for Pien! I'll post a picture later on because I want to repair something first :). We also went to the beach to feel the wind on our faces and enjoy the water and sand. Pien really likes the sand, she grabs it with her tiny hands and drops it after she squeezed it really hard. On Sunday we met each other at the Vijverschie (where we got married two years ago) where there was a lazy sunday afternoon. They played music, baked pizza and crepes and we enjoyed some Bionade lemonade between the flowers! Absolutely one of the most perfect places for a lazy afternoon!

zaterdag 19 juli 2014


Tropical temperatures out here! It's not every summer that temperatures rise 'till 36 ˚c! And because the Dutch (warm) weather is humid it was pretty hot and sweaty! Luckily there was a little wind to cool us down as we paid a visit to the nicest animation park in the Netherlands; The Efteling. I love the fairytale forrest with all the beautiful houses, trees and childhood memories. As a child I always wanted to go in to those houses and I must say, they still look so tempting! We rode roller coasters and had picnics in the grass. Taking it easy is the perfect solution on a hot day.

donderdag 17 juli 2014

game night

It's a warm evening and after dinner M and I played a game of Rummikub in the garden. We drank some coffee accompanied by some Turkish sweets. Just this afternoon the horrible news about flight MH17 got to my attention.. what a terrible day this must be for so many people... 
Later in the evening my mom and Levent visited us and we stayed in the garden until the sun had set. 

woensdag 16 juli 2014

mail: Dasha

I finally managed to write Dasha a new letter and because of the delayed mail system in Russia I included a little present for her birthday in August! So, off to Russia you go!