Monday, May 23, 2016

rural bike ride

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Yesterday morning we took full advantage of the one hour it was not raining, to make a test drive on my new bike.

We live on the outskirts of the city and within 5 minutes you are cycling in a completely different landscape along the river between the sheep.

Riding my new blue [holymoly] bike is so much easier and lighter, than my old vintage 'french' bike.
We made a polder tour and even climbing the river embankment was a piece of cake.
We even had time for a cup of coffee on a terrace, facing a dark sky. We raced home and arrived just in time for the rainshower. (it has not been dry since...)

Sunday, May 22, 2016

eclectic pixels

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Popping pixels! Love at first sight, when I spotted our 'new' handmade pixel daybed spread.

It's an oldie from eastern europe with a colorful flower border, craftsmanship with an eclectic embroidery technique and lacy crochet.

Last week it was actually laying on our bed end, but I prefer to enjoy it all day, so the bright pixel blanket moved to the daybed in our livingroom.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

bon weekend

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Have a nice weekend everyone!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

publication vt wonen lifestyle

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VT Wonen gathered more than 300 hotspots to shop, eat, stay and relax.
A lifestyle tour guide book along all the provinces in the Netherlands.
You can buy this smart 'keep issue' with the newest VT Wonen issue for next to nothing.
Highly recommended; a magazine packed with fun addresses.
(and it was a nice surprise to find myself at work on the Villa Augustus page)

Monday, May 16, 2016

stripes, socks & bookcover

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Socks in heels. Stipes on stripes. I like it a lot, those unusual combinations.

The red shoes are already ten years old and I hardly wear them, since the sneakers made their entry in my shoe collection.
Every now and then I bring them out of the shoe rack.

This weekend I started to read The Year of the Runaways.
The English translation of a novel by Sunjeev Sahota.
I received the book from India in the mail last week.
Just a few months ago I got a request from Bhavi Mehta to use my [red suitcase] photo from London for the cover of the book.
She said the picture is just right for the story.
I like those unexpected surprising twists.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

amsterdam blue

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Friday the 13th in Amsterdam. Our lucky day ;-)
Lunchdate with my dear friend Ank, we're both very excited about the new Marrakech projects for 2017.
After lunch a boattrip to the city center with my man.
We tried to escape the crowded places and walked along the canals and decided to finish the day on the beach at Pllek until sunset.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

a harlequin a day

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To me crochet in the backyard during these summer may nights are so relaxing.
I love love love to sit outside and working on tiny crochet projects.
During the last cool crochet workshop in Marrakech, we were joking about a new motto 'a harlequin a day, keeps the stress away...'
For me it really works.

At the moment I'm working on a new harlequin blanket.
Lots of 'white' harlequins with and also many different colors to make it 'work'.
Tonight I even made 3 harlequin in a row (i'm totally zen haha)
If you feel you need a harlequin a day prescription, you can find the recipe in my Etsy shop.

*only side effect: it is addictive