Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Baking & house....

Yay!! Finally our house is for sale!
That's the good news of today.
I'm really pleased with it.
Now we would like someone, that likes our house,
and then we can move closer to work.

The other good news of today is that i finally made a cake
that goes with the lovely elephants I made two weeks ago.

And this is the result:

Wednesday, 17 March 2010


Me being a daughter of two 'book lovers', hasn't stop me from becoming one too. This might not sound strange to you, but an overdose of something can also make a person decide against it. But with THIS 'love' Im rather happy!
My mum and dad decided when I was 6 years old, to start a bookshop. A great place to be, and I certainly have great memories of the place. Unfortunately they had to close the shop down 10 years ago.
The evidence of being 'book lovers' is easily to be found, if you enter the homes of my family.
My mum & dad have books everywhere around the house, and it's a big selection.
My sister is a manager of a bookshop, so imagine how her house will look like....
And my brother is in the book business as well.
Did I mention my house?

The good thing about all of this for me is, that when I need some advice about what I need to read next, I have plenty of people to ask. The fun thing about visiting family members is also that a lot of times we leave each others houses with a pile of books we want to borrow.
A lot of times it can even go like this:
"If you read it, then give it to your brother...ohh and after that your dad wants to read it too, and after that it will probably find it's way back again to me..."

Our family almost looks like a library sometimes!

Then... if my family members don't come up with good ideas... I can always ask my friends!
Many discussions took place in front of our bookshelves, recommending books, talk about books & be philosophical !
So you can probably guess now as well... I started up my own library exchange with friends (that we also do that with another story)
At new years some friends stayed over and of course we ended up in front of the bookshelves again... they left with some books... (you must have seen this one coming), and i got some great advice.
We had the "If you liked this book, then you must read that one..." conversation, and she wrote down the books and writer for me. Ten minutes later she calls me and says... "You already have part three on your shelves!!" Well, things like this can happen in this household. I have so many books that I can't always recall what I already have. The strange thing however was, that the subscription she gave to me about the book wasn't familiar. Did I really have this book?? Didn't I read it yet??

This mystery will be solved very quickly...
When my boyfriend moved in, so did his books... So the mysterious book she was talking about belonged to my dear boyfriend.
When we looked closer to it, we found out that I already knew about the first part of the book. Because I have seen the film. I wasn't so keen on the movie, it was OK... but not extraordinary. But my friend still advised me to read it. Me, always in for new book ideas, decided to try this one. My boyfriend being my the books for me as a surprise. (We love going to the Waterstones!) So i started reading it.
The first book already turned out to be SO much better then the film. And the second part totally got me sucked in... I'm so curious about the third book!

You all probably know about the first book.... the film they made about it in 2007 is "The golden compass" with Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig and Dakota Blue Richards & Ian McKellen as an amazing bear.
The first book is originally called "The northern light" and is the first book of the "His dark materials" series by Phillip Pullman.
The second book is called "The subtle knife"
And the last book is called "The amber spyglass"

I'm intrigued and almost at the end of part two... can't wait to start reading part three...but I'm also already sad about the fact that I'll finish the books... because that will feel like saying goodbye to a good friend!!

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

2 years ago today, I met the love of my life!

There was a train you could travel, by reading a book
there was a station
there where little houses and boats
a walk on the beach
nice food and music
....and a man!

And it turned out to be the love of my life!

Isn't life great???

Sunday, 14 March 2010

More of a miracle

For the love of my life... we met 2 years ago...and it was worth waiting...

Deep in the dark,
the beat of your heart
Breaks through the silence like thunder
Soft on my skin,
you breathe out and in
We turn into one and I wonder how
Did I ever have the faith
To know you were waiting?

Think of the stars,
diamonds stuck in the sky
And the long lonely light years lying between them
Think of how hard real love was to find
In a world so wide we're even more of a miracle

More than a kiss, the warmth of your lips
Like some ancient fire still burning
More like a dream, there's nothing between
How I feel now and eternity
You're a treasure in my hands
And it defies understanding

Think of the stars, diamonds stuck in the sky
And the long lonely light years lying between them
Think of how hard real love was to find
In a world so wide we're even more of a miracle

Countless waves on endless oceans
Times the earth has turned

Think of the stars, diamonds stuck in the sky
And the long lonely light years lying between them
Think of how hard real love was to find
In a world so wide we're even more of a miracle

Even more even more even more of a miracle
Much more even more even more of a miracle...

(Mark Lennon-Venice)

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Baking & working

On Monday I started my new job. I'm working now as an after school 'teacher'. So I take care of the kids till their parents come to pick them up. It's a fun job. My colleagues are really great, nice parents and the kids are really sweet. The kids here are so different from the kids at my old school. It's a bit of a culture shock haha...Not that the kids at my old job weren't sweet, they were... but really different. So yes I had fun last couple of days. On Monday my boyfriend and I decided we had at least 15 reasons for celebrating, so we went out for dinner. *smile* *smile* isn't life great? *smile* *smile*

On Wednesdays I have the day off, and this is what me and one of my friends did:

My friends clown & my love (birds) elephants

As you probably read, some weeks ago I made a marzipan cupid in a workshop for modeling. You can see the photo of this cupid in a post of mine. (scroll down)
It was so much fun, that I asked a friend of mine to join me last night in trying to make something else nice for a cake. Because that's the whole idea...this will be put on a cake later on. Of course I'll show you those pictures later!
It's fun to do... it does take up a lot of time... But with the music playing...loads of tea and fun & 'gezelligheid'... time flies!