Sunday, October 4, 2015

The one with the things I liked this week (137)

 The travelling fair arrived. I'm not a fan of the rides.....

......but I don't mind the sweet treats that come along with it!

 Bye summer, hello autumn! I'll miss strawberries, raspberries and watermelon

 Visiting our local museum for a pop art exhibition

Friday was another meeting with the cooking club. I was team risotto (with shrimps, garlic, shallots, limejuice and zest, parmesan, parsley, and crème fraîche)

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The one in Amsterdam

Last saturday I met up with Hans in Amsterdam. We met 7 years ago in Salamanca, where we both did in Spanish language course. Every now and then we meet for lunch or dinner, and in between those meet ups, we write old fashioned postcards. If you stumble upon photos of pretty stamp on this blog, they are often ones I received from Hans. 

Amsterdam Central Station, designed by Pierre Cuypers, 
the architect who also designed the famous Rijksmuseum.

Normally, we meet in the city of Utrecht but this time we choose Amsterdam. Hans was born and raised in Amsterdam, so it was nice to go there with someone who knows the city well. For lunch I had roti from Suriname, with potatoes, string beans and spicy sauce. A dish our old neighbour used to make, and I haven't had in years. It tasted just as good as I remembered!

I think this door already appeared on this blog some time ago. But I think it's pretty enough for a second feature. It's a door of the Oude Kerk ('old church'), which is the oldest building in Amsterdam (founded in 1213, according to Wikipedia). Located in the very touristy red light district. 

I love all the pretty architectural details in Amsterdam, like this boat

De Waag (weigh house)

Loved this pair of balloons :-)

As a dessert, Hans treated me to a bonbon. 
(I choose dark chocolate with a mojito filling)

Sunday, September 27, 2015

The one with the things I liked this week (136)

Lunch and a walk in Amsterdam with friend H. We hadn't seen eachother for a long time, so lots of catching up to do. I loved the trainride to Amsterdam, so I had some time to get some reading done.

 A happy mailbox and a hungry me! Thanks Diane :-)

 Seeing this car on my way to the mailbox. I think it gets rustier each time we meet

I managed to get one of the plants killed I got a couple of weeks ago. Poor thing. My neighbours do have green thumbs though, and I can enjoy the goodies that are on their balcony, like this one.

Made me smile, never knew that's what they were supposed to look like!

Enjoy your sunday! I'll have breakfast somewhere good, and the plan is to visit our local museum. What are your plans for today?

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The one with the DaWanda Winter Lovebook

Surpise! A couple of days ago I received a package from Germany. I was sent a couple of the new DaWanda Lovebooks. One of my printed tote bags is in it, it made it into their collection of awesomeness for winter!

You can find the online edition through this link

My top 3 (in no particular order):

Sunday, September 20, 2015

The one with the things I liked this week (135)

 Last sundays walk with E + V

 And sunday snacking

 Fall flowers

 A pretty pink bike

 First pumpkin of the year. I made a pastasauce with blue cheese and pistachios

Receiving a box full of handmade soap from Utrecht for the brick and mortar shop, 
it's smells delicious over therenow!

Enjoy your sunday!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

The one with another market

One and a half week ago, me and mum attended the 'Zelfgemaakte' (Homemade) market, in the city of 's-Hertogenbosch. The market was part of an art festival named Artibosch and was located at the foot of St. John's Cathedral, which is a beautiful spot. We had a bit of a different set up from the previous market, with a different display for notebooks (at the side of the stall) and we took along some printed baby onesies and a number 1 printed prize. 

For future markets I would like to have a banner with my shop name made, and a display for totebags. I need to cook up something that's easy to take along, and can display lots of different bags. I took more bags with me than the ones pictured, but there was no room to show them. 

We did enjoy ourselves, but sales-wise the market wasn't a big success. Hopefully the next one will be better. We were feeling pretty cold during the whole day, even though it's still only september and both of us were wearing winter coats. I was even thinking about going shopping for a hat! The next market will definitely be one that's taking place indoors. I am thinking about making some cards especially for the holiday season.

I don't like having my picture taken, but here's proof that I was really there ;-)

I did a quick walk across the venue

Our neighbour for the day's stall, who is a seamstress

Loved this display and the brightly coloured dreamcathers

Sunday, September 13, 2015

The one with the things I liked this week (133 & 134)

Last week I couldn't find the time to make a things-I-liked-this-week-post, so here you have it, two weeks squeezed into one post. Here are some random photos.

 Seen at an after work walk

 Part of our market stall

 Current read

 Poor beads! At least they brought some colour to my day

 Loved this pretty green door

 Grocery shopping and spotting this ginormous jar of Nutella 
(no, it wasn't allowed to come back home)

Cooking up this display made out of pallets with friend L.

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