Thursday, 31 December 2009

Gettin' groomed at the last day o/t year 2009 and decade

Early morning and it's oh so quiet ....
(greeting from Antwerp - Belgium ...)







Gettin' ourself groomed ...

Sunday, 27 December 2009

Brunch at Wattman, Zurenborg area Antwerp

The interior of Wattman ; cosy, authentic and a mix of retro vintage and new !




Isn't she adorable ... one of the baby twin girls of Anouk & Patrick ...I keep mixing them up ; Oxie and Milou ...





Hubster and Patrick ; very serious about their breakfasts !


My former colleagues ; Barbara and Anouk .... we get together several times a year and we try to pick another place to meet each time ...

Favourite playtoy : Sophie la Giraffe !



Saturday, 26 December 2009

Thanks to the wonderful Girl Interrupted

Who doesn't like a surprise like this ?
A few days ago I was treated with this surprise package in my mailbox...
So glad to see Girl Interrupted thinks about us, blogosphere friends...
Thank you so much and may I wish you the very best for 2010 !



Friday, 25 December 2009

Last night ...





A recipe from Jamie Oliver ; light, with some fish, scampi's, avocado's and cream ....
Yummie and light ; that's what I like best ...bravo for hubby's cooking skills !




India did not fancy any French cheese or the choice of some refined dessert ; now, she wanted an old fashioned icecream snowman ...


He did not fall asleep ; he was reading one of his presents he got from me ; a book about the history of the Inquisition (are you singing that Mel Brooks' song now in your head ;-) ??

Thursday, 24 December 2009

Have a great day, evening, night !!

wishing you all a lovely time !!
Dominica

Monday, 21 December 2009

Review of the year 2009 (part 2)


March 20th ; my own birthday ! 39 already !! Gosh !


March and April bring Spring, sun and warmth ; every1 enjoys it !



Sebje becoming a big boy ; playing in his own world of pirates and Harry Potter ...

On April 30th (a dark day for the Dutch Royal family and people this year) my India became 12 ! Yippie !



1st of May parade ; always an event in our neighbourhood

This is the sign the weather is really improving ; people on the stairs of the Museum and barefoot in the water in front of it ...

Postcrossing became a new hobby ; I have to admit I haven't been a faithful follower anymore but I'm working on those Christmas-cards as we speak !

Baby shower market and showing off my goodies .... Spring brings us joy and sun !

May is the best month of the whole year ; not too warm, not too cold and perfect for breakfast outside... and look who became new best friends ; Big Seb and Mr Monkey ...(Seb can't wait to play soccer with the guy) (grow up already !!)

GaGa fever has it us hard ! Totally brainwashed by that song ...

video

Sunday, 20 December 2009

Review of 2009 (part 1)

The year 2009 ; what a year this would be... sometimes it's better not to know what the future holds ... I've had my share in being afraid to loose people I like and love ... I guess it gets harder every year !

My son Sebastian, he has changed a lot ; I finally get to a stage that I'm gettin' to know and understand him better after 5 years. He's a special boy and needs a little bit more attention and understanding compared to his sister (she was a walk in the park as a little girl) ...
In 2010 he will change schools and mum will know and need to learn how his mind works.
I must say of all our 3 children, Seb is the sweetest ; he's the most affectionate towards us ...
he really shows it when he loves you ...


In 2009 my fav mag dissapeared and I miss it so much ; it always made my day and made me ever so happy and inspired ! I have kept all these mags of Living of the last decade and they survived every move in my live, hehe ...

Tryin' to find a look here, still classic but with a touch of Rock 'n Roll ...

January 2009, I look so relaxed and happy in this picture. Not knowing what this year would bring...that's why I always say to kids in my shop that are crying ; safe your tears for later, God knows you'll need them !!


Hubby and 1 of his oldest and dearest friends, artist and painter Wim ...

India and I share the same shoe-size since January ... we both have these same boots ...


Cat in a bag ; they are doing so well, love my Jingles & Jelly !

In February we paid a visit to beautiful Paris ..... wanna go again !!


After 3 years of marriage, we decided it was about time to seal it with an official ring ;-)


My girl ; she has changed a LOT in 2009 ! In every way ...*mum rolls her eyes towards ceiling*


I can see now why I wanted a change of look ; I look friggin' 50 in this picture (I also never worn that coat again)

Thinking about what 2 do with my hair ... I want a change !


Bro and sis still playing ; this had changed somehow, India finds herself way too cool for us now :-/

Mum's got herself some bangs ! Yay ! Finally did it in February ...

February or March, I began something that is still goin' strong as we speak ... maybe the beginning of a new label !


in March, India teached me a new song, Pokerface and I immediately became a huge fan of a lady called GaGa ... :-)



new season, new look


gettin' inspired by colours, window displays...unfortunately crisis has hit this little shop and it does not longer excist ... shame ..


March brought us sun and new sunglasses ; I've never loved mine so hard as in the year 2009 !


and with Spring, warm evenings came back and put us outside to wine & dine ...aaaahhh !

Geek glasses became India's fav accessory this year ...