Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Postal Persuits

^From Nele, Germany

^ From Yi-Chen, Taiwan

^ From Martina, Kroatia

^ From Martine, The Netherlands

^ From Sara, The Netherlands

^ From Robert, Canada
^ To Robert, Canada

^ To Martina, Croatia

^ To Sara, The Netherlands

^ To Vanesa, Canada

^ To Martine, The Netherlands

^ To Sohvi, Finland

^ To Cathrine, Norway

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Cupcake parade

On the 9th of February my friend Sara and I went to a cupcake workshop in Apeldoorn. The cakes were already baked, and we were there to decorate them. They had fondant in all the colours of the rainbow and lots of stuff to edit the fondant with :) Voila; the result of 2,5 hours of hard work (and drinking tea, chattering and relishing)

Friday, February 24, 2012

And then it was winter

While I am writing this post I am also watching the latest version of Alice in Wonderland. Yes, the one with Johnny Depp as the mad hatter. It wasn't an easy choice you know, Alice had to fight up against Amelie. Better luck next time Miss Poulain :)

A few weeks ago it started freezing, first only at night but later also by day. I loved it! And luckely for me it finally began to snow as well *dance*
Boyfriend S. and I took a lovely walk in the freezing cold. We went to Castle Rosendael, which was mentioned for the first time in 1314! The pond by the castle was frozen and people of all ages were iceskating and sleigh riding. It made me think of this painting by Hendrick Avercamp.

^ The painting

^ My version

^ The castle

^ Surrounding trees

And when we came home our lovely little cat Saartje sat on the couch, waiting for us.

^ Miauw

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Remington Riviera

Just when I thought it wasn't going to happen today, the doorbell rang. I opened the door and the postman handed me a rather heavy cardboard box. That could only mean one thing... *drum roll*


I am really looking forward to writing letters on this device. Enjoy your weekend :)

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

A Russian Evening

Last night three of my colleagues came over for dinner. And because we have Siberian temperatures here (-12 degrees Celcius at night, -5 by day) I decided to cook them a Russian meal. The main dish was beef russian way, with bacon, salami, carrot, celery, onion, red wine and mashed potatoes. Jummy!

For dessert I made 'blini smetana', or pancakes with whipped cream, quark and sugar. Put it in the oven for 15 minutes and this is what you get:

^ Mmmmm....

And when you're serving a Russian dinner, you just have to make a photo the old Russian way with this:

And when you do that, you get this:

^My great colleagues!

Now I need to find the courage to do the dishes that is piled up in the kitchen...