Tuesday 30 August 2011

Pretty structures

I've been going through lots of my photos for work this afternoon and these two caught my eye as I was scrolling down in iphoto... they date back to our beautiful weekend in Paris in November.

Sunday 28 August 2011

Almost the end of August already

It's the 28th already, almost the end of the month, and we are yet to have a full week of real summer weather.
Maybe we'll get a lovely autumn? I really hope so.

Wednesday 24 August 2011

Picnic music

Did you know you could make a loud speaker for your iPhone with an empty box of Pringles? We tried after reading about it on the weekend - works like a charm!


Monday 22 August 2011

1 - 2 - 3 - yum!

So easy and so delicious: the apple and blueberry crumble

1 - wash and chop the fruits
2 - make crumble (see my dad's recipe below) and spread over prepared fruits
3 - enjoy scrumptious result after a little while in the oven


My dad's crumble:
- 1 unit of butter (i used 70 grams because that's what I had in the fridge)
- 2 units of flower flour
=> "sand" together
- 1 or 1.5 unit of sugar
- to taste: cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, etc.
=> add and mix
=> spread over fruits
=> bake at 180-200 degrees centigrade until top is golden and fruit is cooked

Sunday 21 August 2011

Light beauties

Voice is back. Not completely but almost.
And the weather has been brilliant this weekend. Makes me very happy!

Thursday 18 August 2011

A bit empty

I feel a bit of a void today.

Because my voice is missing. It kind of disappeared a few days ago and is yet to make a complete come back.
But mostly because my 24 students from all over the world, who I have been taking care of since early April, have left today to move on to their new universities... The last four months have been exhausting at times but so rewarding... I am going to miss them all greatly.

Sunday 14 August 2011

Soft colours for Mel

Today we are invited at Mel's for a summer party. It feels nothing like summer weather-wise but I have no doubt it will be lovely anyway!

I made her a little thank-you pouch and garland, with soft colours and a bit of fabric I printed just like these t-shirts (except I've now been using bleach instead of white ink as that wasn't that permanent after all...). :-)

P.S. I made the pouch following this tutorial (via here). Didn't think I would have to re-do some of the seams so many times before getting it right with the zipper but it worked out eventually...!

Thursday 11 August 2011

Sun and heat, here we come!

Our tickets for a weekend of sun and heat are booked. Hip. Hip. Hip. Hooray!

I don't expect the beaches in the heel of Italy to be quite like this one (this was in Western Australia in February) but I just cannot wait to see them. And to feel the sun on my skin again. Oh, I'm so excited!!

Tuesday 9 August 2011

A year ago today...

A year ago today we were setting foot in Denmark for the first time ever. It was the beginning of one the most fantastic holidays ever. I wish we were there again today.

Monday 8 August 2011


I want sun.
I want heat.
I want summer.

No more rain.
No more wearing winter clothes in August.

And maybe a beach. Yeah, i want a beach too. Now.

Saturday 6 August 2011

Congratulations Marta and Joe!

Our friends Marta and Joe got married today - we gave them a kit for a romantic day together in the country side; we found a cute basket which we filled with a checkered picnic blanket, champagne glasses and polka-dot napkins, and a voucher for a whole day of riding together on a cute vespa.

Congratulations to the newly-weds! We wish you an eternity of happiness together.

Thursday 4 August 2011


Too bad the content wasn't as nice as the packaging...


Monday 1 August 2011

Silver bracelets

I went straight to the hardware store after seeing this post.
I'm quite happy with the result but will try again with bigger nuts.


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