Sunday 31 October 2010

A tinge of Halloween

There are no real Halloween festivities here (which I actually really don't miss at all as it was never a tradition when I was growing up in Switzerland) but after seeing this pumpkin ages ago, I just had to make one too.
And can you see what's in the cup in the fifth photo? Candy corn! The ultimate Halloween candy, which arrived all the way from Arizona yesterday. I'm so excited! Thank you so, so, so much Anne - it really made my day!

Saturday 30 October 2010

10 things about me today

1. I like grape-flavoured stuff (and this drink in particular).
2. I'm sad Joanna left Maastricht...

3. I'm very excited to show you what we received from the States (but you'll have to wait until tomorrow).
4. I've just spent two very fun team-event days with my colleagues - I'm so lucky to be part of such a wonderful group!
5. On my list of things to do before I die, I can now cross off "playing in an indoor snowfield".
6. And also "participating in a sumo wrestle" (or actually in this case a fat snowman wrestle).
7. I can't wait to watch the finale of Project Runway Season 8. I am very disappointed with the outcome of the finale.
8. I'm very happy we can sleep one extra hour tomorrow morning thanks to daylight saving.
9. I really enjoy this album.
10. I'm really sad Joanna left Maastricht...

Tuesday 26 October 2010

Street names

Wave St. Monterrey, CA
Chestnut St. San Francisco, CA

We've been collecting street names over the years. Ones that are funny. Or cute. Ones that we like.

A lot of them are still on our old computer though - I'll get them and show you more soon!

Monday 25 October 2010

Sunday walk

Wore my new gumboots and found four puddles to jump in!

Sunday 24 October 2010


I just couldn't resist a pair of these colourful gumboots for autumn... lucky there weren't' that many choices in my size anymore, otherwise I think I would never have managed to settle for one single pair - they are all so delicious! (I went for celadon).

Wow, how amazing is this list of colour names!?

Photos from here.

Saturday 23 October 2010

Beige - white - grey

Photo credits:
Top: left - middle - right
Bottom: left - middle - right

Friday 22 October 2010

Yey for Friday!

Weeks go by so quickly - it's so good to have a full weekend ahead again! Yey!
Happy weekend everyone!

Wednesday 20 October 2010

Bright and blurry

Got an eye check-up last night, with pupil-dilating eye drops... the whole world kind of looked like this for a few hours afterward. :-)

Monday 18 October 2010

Black and white

Photo credits:
Top: left - middle 1 - middle 2 - right

Bottom: left - middle 1 - middle 2 - right

I bought the dress on the weekend; I couldn't resist its adorable little polka dots!

Sunday 17 October 2010

70's ads

We finally got to see the current exhibition at our local library - it was great! On top of dozens of posters from the 70's, they also had TV ads from the same period, which were pretty hilarious.

Friday 15 October 2010

Zeeland: evening light in Zierikzee

We finished our beautiful day in Zeeland with a stroll through the picturesque town of Zierikzee. The evening light made everything just perfect.

Thursday 14 October 2010

Zeeland: along the coast

More sun along the cost, by the North See, and on the Oosterscheldekering.

Wednesday 13 October 2010

Zeeland: Middelburg and Veere

You can usually tell how beautiful I find a place by the amount of photos on my camera at the end of the day... Zeeland last Sunday was no exception to the rule; I could not keep myself from taking photos all the time. Everything was resplendent in the warm autumn light and we didn't see a speck of cloud the whole day - what a treat!

The photos hereunder are of Middelburg (Zeeland's capital), where we climbed the Lange Jan tower, and of Veere, an absolutely delightful little town by the water.

More photos of the rest of the day to come later on!

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