Saturday, October 28, 2017
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Like I said yesterday, there are a lot of
candles I don't like.....
.....and this is one of them.
I loved the label, it is really beautiful,
but I hate the smell of Sugared Pumpkin Swirl.
I've read a lot of positive reviews about this
candle, but to me it is just bleh...
I promised myself not to keep candles just
because they look nice, so I sold it to
somebody who does appreciate this scent.
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
When I bought my first scented candle
(Mandarin Cranberry), I didn't know I would
love them so much.
I have always burned lots of candles,
but these are something special.
What I found out is that there are many candles
I love, but there are also many that I dislike or even hate.
I have made an agreement with myself that
I don't collect them just to have them on the shelf.
They are just too expensive to do that.
When I take the risk of buying a candle online
and don't like the smell on cold, I sell it.
I burn like 3 or 4 candles at the same time and am
only allowed to burn a new one when one of
the others is completely burned down.
I have to set certain limitations for myself
because I have always been a collector and I
don't want this "hobby" to get out of hand!
Black Cherry and Honey Clementine are two of
my top favorite scents from Yankee candle that I
will always rebuy. And because I finished
these two, I have chosen the following new ones:
When I sniffed Crunchy Pistachio Vanilla
for the first time, I found it to be very intense.
Honestly, almost too intense for my
taste and I thought about selling it.
However, my daughter loved it so much
that we burned it anyway.
It is very sweet (marzipan) and it's okay, but I
wouldn't buy this scent again,
at least not in a large jar.
My 2nd choice is Moroccan Argan Oil.
It's a heavy scent, but it's very creamy and
it takes me back to Marrakesh
(and we loved Marrakesh!).
I can imagine buying this candle again.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Thursday, September 7, 2017
We spent a week in the Netherlands in a
house just behind the dunes...
I rode a bike again for the first time in 10
(perhaps 15) years (and it felt really good) ...
... and the kids (young and old) built a sand
castle almost every day.
One more week till school starts.
Monday, July 3, 2017
The Tour de France cyclists will pass through
Luxembourg in a 115 km stretch between the
north and south of the country today.
Yes, 115 km and you have passed the whole
country from north to south.
It is that small!
By the way, they will pass through our neighbor
village (we live in the south west of the country).