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Pignatta – Nice

We (my hubby and me) went to Nice for our summer holiday, we would have stayed home, but they predicted more rain, so we booked a train from Antwerp to Nice and a nice place to stay via AirBnB, just for a few days. In the end the weather was great at home and it was...

Barcelona 2014

This post is long overdue, as its nearly a year ago since me and my partner made a trip to Barcelona. I found so many nice handmade items and met their makers that I still want to share at least those with you and some more. Better late than never, right ;) Being such...

Little help for a friend

Look what I got in return for a little help to a friend. I fired some porcelain for Mouseblossom, as she doesn't have a kiln. She had decals made of her lovely illustrations of birds and cats among others and these needed to be fired to the porcelain bases. In return...

Jijin

When we bought this house 2 years ago it wasn't empty. This item was one of things left. We knew of a missionary who'd been to China in the family whom owned the house before us for 2 generations. So we figured it must have belonged to him. I googled it, couldn't find...

Farewell Sientje

Tuesday april 15th started a very happy day, I was singing in the car on my way to Antwerp, on the way back I would go to NIA class, a mix of dance and yoga. As I arrived my partner for life called me, to say, I had to come home, something bad had happened. From his...

Ireland August 2013

Usually I visit Ireland at least once a year to catch up with friends. I lived there for tree years moving back just before the millennium. I did not get around to visiting Ireland in 2012, a trip was long overdue. Wise words Visiting a crafts fair in Castletown House...

Plum Season

Plum season is here, so I thought I'd gather all my plum recipe's for you in this one blog post. Cause besides eating them just like that or making jam with them you can do a lot more with plums:Pruimenseizoen is weer gearriveerd, dus dacht ik laat ik alle...

France

We, hubby and me, were in France in the second week of May, enjoying the good weather and the good life.We added an extra day at the start to visit Marta whom I met through etsy, she now runs several etsy shops, among which Martice Vintage. The view from her house is...

Gardening

With the new house came more land than we had before and even an indoor greenhouse. Time to show you some progress on this earth day.The indoor greenhouse was a bit overgrown with a huge geranium, it had to go as we don't want flowers in there, just fruit and veggies....