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Lapland day 3

A flying visit as this was was already our last full day in Lapland.We had another lovely breakfast, with porridge and hot chocolate and much moreAfter breakfast it was time to go snow shoeing, I had in mind the  racket for tennis type thingies, but that has changed...

Lapland day 2

As it was dark when we arrived at the Wilderness Hotel, we only saw where we had ended up in the morning. We had heard the howling and barking of the huskies and saw they were just outside our window behind the wooden fence/screen. I had waken up in the night and the...

Lapland day 1

Day one was all about travelling. We took the train to the airport in Brussels, were we got on a plane to Helsinki. When I noticed that we were flying along the Dutch coast, I spotted the village were I spend the first 18 years of my life: Wemeldinge.It lies along the...

Walk in the snow

It snowed on Friday and the temperatures stayed below freezing point since. While in the north of Holland they are clearing all the ice of snow so the ice will get ticker as they haves good hopes for the "elfstedentocht" this year. It's skating trip of 200km around 11...

Mini Donkeys

In this Christmas break we have been house hunting again.  We want a house with a bit of land cause we want to keep some animals; our cats of course and some chickens, but also some mini-donkeys. We read about them on the internet, but one has to see them in real...

Friday Find – Knit Stools

Claire-Anne O'Brian creates these knitted stools; I think they are fab. Comfy sculptures for ones house :-) Ireland, where's she is from, has a great tradition in knitting, but she takes it to a next level. She uses traditional natural fibres: sheep and lambs wool and...

Friday Find – Mugtails

Found these in the newsletter send to me yesterday by 100gr design from Antwerp. Aren't they...

Friday Find – Nuala O’Donovan

The wonders of porcelain, I love this material and was in awe when I saw these creations from Nuala O'Donovan.All her work is built by hand over weeks or months bit by bit, not jiffed from a 3D printer. So they have the natural imperfections of hand made items, one of...

Friday Find – VÍK PRJÓNSDÓTTIR

Since the summer is staying away, I real feel like snuggling up on the sofa with a good book. These blankets, if one may call them so, they really are much more than blankets, will do just the job. Made by a local company from Iceland using wool from Icelandic sheep,...