thank you

Today is Valentine’s day and I thought that it would be the perfect opportunity to thank you, my dear readers. During the time that my mother was ill and when she passed away I received an overwhelming amount of email and comments. It has been a very difficult time for me, and it still is, but the support of close

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winter wonderland in waterland

We have had beautiful weather here in The Netherlands this weekend. It has been snowing and the sun was shining. Ice was thick enough to skate so many people went outside on their skates. The winter wonderland images above and below were taken in our village in Waterland, The Netherlands. The top picture shows our house and backyard in a

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sad news to share

Dear readers, you might have noticed my absence last week. There is a very sad reason for this. My mother, who has been ill since last year, passed away last Wednesday. We knew that this day would come but it is still very hard to cope with. Thank you to all of you who have supported me with comments and

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happy new year

Happy New Year to you all! I hope 2012 will be filled with happiness, joy, love and laughter. The photo above is from our home, we had a Christmas tree made from scrap wood this year. Update: the knitted pouf with birch stem legs is available from Le Souk.

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tough times..

We are going through tough times because of family circumstances. I will continue blogging as I need the distraction but the frequency of posts might be different that usual. Just so you know.. (image source unknown .. apologies)

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lifestyle & interior design bloggers meet up

Sanoma media is organising a Lifestyle&Interior Design bloggers meet up during the Woonbeurs (Interior Design fair) in Amsterdam this Saturday. 45 bloggers will be getting a tour around the woonbeurs, access to the VIP room, meet&greet with chief editors of home deco magazines and are able to network while having a drink. I am happy to attend this meet up

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happy birthday!

I have just come back from a holiday in Portugal where we were able to catch up on some sunshine that we have been missing here all summer. You probably didn’t notice that I was gone as I had some posts lined up for you during my absence. When we were in Portugal my gorgeous son turned one. I can’t

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