Monday, June 27, 2011

Like a lobster

It is way too hot outside. Today the thermometer hit the 30 degrees Celsius..pfft! And by then my energy level falls below zero...

Yesterday boyfriend S. and I had a really relaxing day at the beach of Schiermonnikoog, one of the Wadden-islands. The weather was wonderful but..we kind of forgot to put sunscreen on. And at the end of the day, back on the boat to the mainland, we both slowly turned redder and redder. Today we looked like lobsters. I even wear a permanent pair of glasses now... I will post some photo's of this day later this week *promiss*

To the lovely lady Martina in Croatia

To Sade in Finland

To Elena, Russia

To Nathalie, Belgium

To Jitka, Czech Republic

To Sabine, Germany

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Busy busy busy

What a busy time of the year! June is 15 days on its way and this is my first post of the month. What was going on?! Well first of all I started my new job a few weeks ago, which means I am quite exhausted when I come home and the temptation of couch+movie with boyfriend is very attractive. And when I did spend an evening behind the computer I was busy finishing two websites for friends. This one for Marion, who has started her own dog training company. And this one for Ine, who is a great painter/sculptor.

And speaking about Ine, on the 3th of June I visited her. She lives with her husband and son in Garmerwolde. A tiny little village in the north of the Netherlands. I had a great time! First we visited a man whole sells flea market goods in his garage. It was good stuff! Ine bough two bistro chairs and a lovely blue bench. I bought this:

A retro jug with apples

And a lovely container with rose hips on it

After the flea market garage we went to see their new abyssian kitten. Only six weeks old and so cute! Unfortunately they have to wait untill 20 July to take the kitten home.

They already have a cameleon, who eates living grasshoppers. And I definately don't like grasshoppers (probably because of the hopping part) But the animal itself is great :) and not scared of the camera.

I also took the liberty to take some pictures of her house, because I'd love to live there myself

A part of the backyard where you can sit, warm and dry all year round

The kitchen she designed by herself

Other side of the kitchen, with large garden view

Detail of the sink (love this part)

A new letter from this great Croatian girl, can't wait to reply to her lovely letter and bits.

She has sent me 4 nice pictures from Zagreb...

...and two nice postcards

This card came in from the USA, from Nancie

I now work for a school where students are educated to be a teacher or knowledge-manager in green education. There are 11 study area's, which vary from livestock to floral design. Last week there was an exhibition from the last department, and I took some photo's. There were some real pieces of art, I didn't realise you could do so much with flowers!