Wednesday, April 27, 2011

In / Out

A nice letter from the lovely British lady Sally, just always a treat!

She stuffed the envelop with lots of papery goods

Including a cover of hand made paper with nice postcards

This is an unexpected but very welcome letter from the American Nancie. She made the two fairy images by herself!

A postcard from Jeo, Taiwan

A postcard from Stefan , Switzerland

To Aurélie in France to improve my French

To Akhil in India

A few photo's to Kari in Norway

And a way too late reply to Miss M. Turner in the USA

Saturday, April 23, 2011

A walk around the block

Yesterday afternoon I went to the supermarket. Instead of taking my bike I decided to walk. The sun was shining and in the four years I live in Nijmegen, I never took pictures of the neighborhood. So I brought my camera.

I love the coloured glass!

That poor lady...

The Dutch word 'ga' actually means 'go'. These are detour signs.

It is always nice to see the trees smiling back at you!

The rest of today I will make over some clothes and cook a nice diner for S. and me (asparagus soup and patty with ragout). And tomorrow I'm going to paint some eggs for Easter :)

Friday, April 22, 2011

Summer in the city

Something curious is going on in this country. It is April, almost May, but when you go outside it feels like summer. The thermometer rises far above 20 (25-26 degrees celsius) Don't get me wrong I like summer, it is just that I like spring too... I like to go outside with my coat on and to discover that I don't need it. But we skipped that part and went from winter jacket to tank top almost overnight... Well, let's not complain. This kind of weather is way better then just rain. And upcoming Tuesday is going to be the first day at my new job, so I'll spend this last three days outside DIY'ing :) Last Tuesday I've worked on this chest with drawers.

I have painted all the wood in a colour called 'home'. The colours on the drawers are made of handmade paper colored with ink. While making this chest I discovered glue spray. So easy and no stripes!

A few things I bought lately:

Lovely red anemones

A turqoise teacup, made in India

A double letter tray

Buttons from the thriftshop

A wooden sewing box

At Goodnightlittlespoon I found this really nice ABC. Bianca borrowed it from Adeline who borrowed it from Sarah. I think it is a great way to get to know a person. And so is the content of someone's handbag. But I will save that list for later.

Age: 27
Bed Size: 1m40cm
Chore you hate: folding laundry
Dogs: my parents own a labrador, his name is Tommie
Essential start of your day: coffee!
Favourite Color: turquoise, I even like the name
Gold or silver: silver
Height: 1m67cm
Instruments I play (or have played): piano & cello
Job Title: marketing & communications assistent
Kids: zero
Live: Nijmegen
Mom's Name: Henny
Nickname: Fem
Overnight hospital stays: 4 (birth, hernia at 4, tonsils at 5, nose operation at 18)
Pet Peeve: no pets atm
Quote from a movie: Have you any idea why a raven is like a writing desk? (Alice in Wonderland, 2010)
Right or left handed: right
Siblings: two sisters
Time you wake up: 9 atm
Underwear: yes
Vegetables you dislike: rutabaga ( but I do like the sound of it)
What makes you run late: the snooze button and public transport
X-rays you've had done: teeth and nose area
Yummy food you make: carrot cake and soup
Zoo animal: all big cats

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Through the roof

My little pumpkin plants aren't so little anymore. They went literally trough the roof. Soon I have to put them in a bigger pot. But..the sixth pot has still not germinated...

At the day spring started I bought some flowers, buttercups. Now, 16 days later they have had their best time. But they are nicely aged :)

Today I've been running around with my camera a lot, which already started before breakfast: Orange / grapefruit juice and scrambled eggs with mushrooms :) *nom-nom*

A home made envelop with postcards for Catherine in Russia

Monday, April 4, 2011

*yay* Spirograph

Once upon a time there was a little greenhouse filled with six pots with pumpkin seeds. Twelve days after they were planted, the greenhouse became too small for the plants. Well for five of them...the last pot was still only filled with sand. Will those seeds germinate some day?

Before I made this list (I am at my parent's house at the moment) I went to the attic for inspiration. There I found my old spirograph box. Happy as a child I started drawing and drawing and drawing, just like the old days :)

Friday, April 1, 2011

Incoming, Outgoing, Upcoming

From David, Czech Republic

From Ann, Russia

From Bubobubo, Finland
From Kath, Finland

From Miro Huang, China

From Ben, Malaysia

A self made card from Patty, USA

A self made card for Lea in Switzerland

To Lyn, United Kingdom

To Faith, USA

To Mervi, Finland

To Jenya, Ukraine

Yesterdag I posted the firts picture of my little greenhouse. That photo was taken 9 days ago. By now, three plants are sticking their first leaves above the ground. I am so proud!