It's NOT a blog, really!

Discovered that without blogging my beloved camera
started collecting dust.
To give my hobby a bit of a boost
 I created some space online just for photo's &
decided it's NOT a blog, really!
If you want to take a look you're welcome over on:



Let's call the whole thing off

 My blog was never going to be a source of income or a way to start an onlineshop, I always blogged just for the fun of it.
And fun I had, thank you all so much for visiting & commenting, it really means a lot to me!

 yellow letterbox from Hema, pink hippo from Flying Tiger, birds from Skinny laMinx
With my new job came an opportunity to study and to be honest I would be a complete idiot to let this chance pass!
Both my boys go to school and it's time for me to get back to my own career and development.
All in all it means I have less time in a day
and that made me decide to stop blogging.
My spare time I want to just be there for my boys, my husband,
my family & my friends.
I'll still be on Instagram & Twitter!

confetti from my dear friend Mijnes

Remember to celebrate every day
just because it's brand new one!




Today 40 years ago my brother was born. Only once my brother was featured on my blog but 40 years is something that can't pass by unnoticed.

It may seem strange to some but even though he died when he was 12 years old, I celebrate his birthday by getting cake and a bunch of fresh springflowers.
And tonight I will raise my glass to celebrate his life & being.

To live in hearts we leave behind is
not to die.





Had a wonderful day at the IJhallen yesterday. Love the industrial building, great atmosphere, lots of happy people (some very trendy young ladies as well) & great sales.

My friend did some shopping but I was so in to the selling mode that I couldn't focus on all the bargains around. Thankfully she picked up a huge scarf for me (from Cos) & a beautiful blue/green purse.
And I bought the boots she was selling at our stall after looking at them for a few hours & just knew they had to be mine.
At the end of the day I picked up the hat, another hat, a leather clutch & a Dior purse all for just 4 euros!

If you are in the Amsterdam area the first weekend of the month do try & visit the IJhallen for some fleamarketfun!



Day in Instagram

Although Instagram has been saying rather stupid things (about selling peoples photo's & such) I have a lot of fun taking pictures this way.
My 4 Instagrams of this wednesday.
We visited the Museum voor Communicatie & Panorama Mesdag, bought a monkey & some hyacinths.



Count my blessings

getting real enthousiastic about my new work, it feels like a window in my head openend & ideas just fly in.
▲ working from home when T. got the flu.
▲ visiting & working on a convention where I got some time to buy J. a book from his favorite author & have it signed as well 
▲ had a nice converstation about Tony's Chocoloney & research a got these wonderful bars of chocolate as a gift
▲ last week J. had a hearing test & that proved that he is partially deaf, today the hospital called to schedule the operation to place tubes in his ears. The blessing here is the fact that 'the problem' was acknowledged & it's treatable! 
▲ on sunday we went to Nijmegen to visit friends, hopped in Het Valkhof to look at what remained of the Romans that once lived there.
▲ don't let the boys hear it but I am really happy the snow is gone! Sssst...
Hopefully this week Mr. Flu moves out! I am busy with gathering the last pieces to bring with me to the IJhallen (fleamarket) coming saturday! Hopefully I don't have to take everything back with me.
Have a beautiful new week!
For more blessing visit Zilverblauw!



With the extra hours of work I felt I was in serious need of a tool to keep things a bit organised around here, so I went to the Hema for a weekplanner.
And couldn't resist some other stuff...

 tiny plate Hema
clipboard Hema, card from Planetfur,
vase was a  gift &
print from VT-Wonen
This week Mister Flu showed me things aren't always plannable, T. is feeling really sick, so husband & I get to work from home.
And with this kind of weather to be honest I like it at home!


My morning

My morning in Instagram-pictures.
20 cm of snow here!!



Count my blessings


 some random photo's
What made me happy this week:
▲ friendship
▲ sunny winterweather
▲ starting in my new job & all the sweet reactions to this news
▲ fresh flowers
▲ joining J. & his class on a field trip to a puppet theatre
▲ getting a card from a dear online-friend

For more blessings hop on over to Zilverblauw.

Have a beautiful new week.


Ps I feel a bit sorry for not being around as often as I used to be, but I need a bit of time to figure out this whole new routine with more working hours & stuff. I hope you'll understand.



New year, new phone, kind of a new job, new things to do & look forward to!
So I started the new year by diving in to the sea for the so called Polar Bear Plunge! I didn't do it with an organised jump, we just took the boys to the beach & I happened to be wearing my bathing suit under my clothes! My husband really didn't believe I was really going to go through with it, the boys were also a bit surprised but I actually did it! And to be honest it's a great way to start the new year fresh! :)

New: I am on Instagram

Our holiday is almost over, tomorrow we're visiting Leiden for a trip to the Museum of Oudheden because J. wants to see things from Egypt & than we're back to our normal routines. Really looking forward to that!

Have a beautiful sunday!