Friday, August 26, 2016

Friday morning

The kids are still sleeping.

It's gonna be a very hot day today.
I love these slower-paced warm summer days.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

They seem to be having...

...a wonderful time on the island of Bali.

I am so jealous of them happy for them.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

This girl of mine

Almost 13.

The picture below is so funny, because she
 didn't pose for it. It wasn't the first time I saw
 her carry a basket on her head like an African woman.

And by the way, she is wearing her PJs ;).

Friday, August 19, 2016

Project Garden Shed

It is such a mess in the garden shed.

It always gets worse before it gets better, doesn't it?!
My husband thought he could do this in a weekend,
 but it is so much more work than he expected it to be.

Thursday, August 18, 2016


My second son and his girl friend...

...love to travel.

Most of the time on a budget, 
because they are both students.

 They are in Indonesia now...

...and I'm so happy for Instagram!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Printen from Aachen and My Antonia

When we go to the citiy of Aachen in Germany
 to visit the boys, we always make sure there
 are some "Printen" (somewhat similar to gingerbread)
 in our bags when we head home. 

This one with nuts is so good!

We should have brought more :(.

And I am quite excited about my new read "My Antonia".
I must admit that I had never heard of the author
 before. What a beautiful pioneer story. 

Friday, August 12, 2016

Project garden shed

Looking better every day.

My sister's birthday

Today is my sister's 50th birthday and this is
 the jewelry set I made for her.

She just mailed me that she loves it. 
She has blue eyes, so I think it will look great on her. 

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Yarn Along

I would have loved to show you the progress 
on my blanket, but there was just too much
 going on and I didn't find the time to crochet.

However, I started reading this gem.
 It's a wonderful book, originally written in German
 ("A very special year" in English), by Thomas Montasser. 
It's all about books and an old book store
and the love for literature. 
I'm halfway through and it's just beautiful!
Highly recommended.

Linking up with Yarn Along.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

At the brocante in Arlon

We almost left the brocante without buying anything
today, when we found this beautiful wash pitcher
at one of the last booths.