Friday, June 28, 2013

The one with the things I liked this week (part 22)

Celebrating my grandmoms 90th birthday
Couldn't resist the Zara sale
Balloons in the forrest
Mismatched mani, I didn't notice the smiley, big nosed guys on my top before this picture
I love fries
What I'll be doing this weekend

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The one with the drawings from the basement

Recently my mother was cleaning up her basement. After hoarding lots of things, for a long time, most things that were living in the basement ended up in the trashcan. There were also some gems that showed up. Like a wooden box containing things from my (late) grandfather, my mother's father. He died before I was born, so I only know him through pictures and my mother and grandmothers stories. In the wooden box were a couple of ink drawings on paper. I liked them a lot, I could even see them hanging in a museum (ok, I might be just a little bit biased).

I suggested my mom to print some of the drawings on shopping totes, and offer them in her Etsy shop. She laughed at the idea, thinking no one would like the drawings as much as we did. Well, she was wrong! A couple of them were sent to Canada! I wonder what my grandfather would have thought of all this.

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Monday, June 24, 2013

The one with the bus stop

After having lunch yesterday, I walked past a bus stop. Isn't this the funnest bus stop you have ever seen?

Friday, June 21, 2013

The one with the things I liked this week (part 21)

Hero de Janeiro
Wise words on the back of a bench in Amsterdam
Tomato salad for lunch
Wally in my mailbox! In case you're bored, the real Wally lost one of his shoes
Papa Smurf (over here he's named Big Smurf) spotted just outside my house

My mom started her blog yesterday. If you want to, you can say 'hi' over here. Hope you'll have a fun weekend!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

The one with our day in Amsterdam (part 2)

This is part two of the two-parter of our day in Amsterdam. Besides visiting the photography museum FOAM, we also visited EYE. This is the Dutch Film Institure, that includes a cinematography museum. In the basement are all sorts of interactive goodies, like watching movie fragments, introduced by Dutch actors. There was also a big screen, that changed colours if you moved in front of it. It was especially fun to see kids moving, jumping and dancing in front of it. We got there by ferryboat, which is kind of a big deal for me. I haven't been on the water since 2002. The last time I did, I got seasick. Very seasick. All was well, it took only a couple of minutes to get to the other side. But I think it might take me another eleven years before I get on a boat again. Still not my cup of tea.


Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The one with our day in Amsterdam (part 1)

Last sunday I visited Amsterdam together with my mom. We were only there for one day, but we did and saw so much, that is felt like we were gone for the whole weekend. I made so many pictures that I am going to make a two parter out of this one (I don't want to bore you with all of the pictures in one post).

The original plan was to visit the recently reopend Rijksmuseum. Some of the most important Dutch works of art can be seen here, like the Night Watch. When we arrived, the line was crazy long, so we decided we should come back another time. Instead, we went to Foam (the photography musem). The highlight was the exhibition Best Before End, with photo's made by English photographer Stephen Gill. If you're interested in , here's a bit more info, including a short video.


Sunday also happened to be the Open Garden Days. The museum's garden is usually closed to the public, but yesterday we were allowed to have a little look in the garden. I did feel a bit silly, that people came especially for the garden of the museum, and that I was only having eyes for an old fence. I am sure there were some very special plants and flowers.


Monday, June 17, 2013

The one with the pasta salad

When the weather gets warmer, I like making pasta salads. I don't know if this salad belongs in the 'cooking section', because all you need to do is tossing some chopped up ingredients together. It's as easy to make, as it is delicious (in my opinion).

What you'll need (serves 4):
  • pasta for four, I choose this kind, because I liked the packaging :-)
  • half a jar of chopped up black olives
  • a big hand full of roasted pine nuts
  • half a jar of feta cheese
  • half a jar of grilled red bell pepper, in small pieces
  • a big bowl of arugula
  • salt, pepper 
  • 3 spoons of olive oil

What you'll need to do:
Basically, all you need to do is to cook the pasta and let it cool down a bit before adding all ingredients. This pasta can also be eaten cold, so it's perfect to take on a picnic.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The one with all the green stuff

For my birthday, my granny, my mom and her boyfriend, gave me a new camera for my birthday back in april. These pictures are the result of me giving it a try. My mom is growing all sorts of green stuff in the garden. I haven't got a clue what it is, some sorts of lettuce? Maybe next year they could give me a green thumb. I can tell apart a tulip from a rose, but that's about it!