Saturday, 24 April 2010

A tree, in my house!!

There's a tree growing in my house ...
It started really innocent ...
Just a few branches ...
After 4 weeks a whole tree ! ! !
I think it's lovely ...
I might keep it for a while !

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Taking down decorations...

I'm having trouble taking my decorations down...
After a few weeks of birthdays in my family and a lot of baking, it feels weird to take it down. It's the same thing with Christmas decorations.
When I take it down, I'll have to wait a whole year again!

Springtime is a busy time in my family with birthday celebrations. So is December.
The rest of the year it's less busy.
Luckily my sister will make sure that will change if her baby will stick to plan and be there somewhere in September.
In December it's my fathers, Sinterklaas, brother and boyfriends birthday.
In March my sister and boyfriends dad celebrate their birthday.
In April it's my turn, my brother in law, boyfriends mum and my own mum. And I haven't even counted in all the uncle's, aunts, cousins, friends, colleagues....
Busy time a year it is! Especially since everybody discovered my cakes.

I don't mind baking, I love it! But I have to say it was a bit busy lately. My aunts and uncles all of a sudden invite me to their birthdays as well. Is it because of me or my cakes?
But what will I do with my spare time? I just cleaned the whole house, so... what am I going to do?

It sounds like I have a lot of spare time now... haha... that is not completely true.
As you probably know I started my new job 2 months ago. I used to be a trained teacher (still am of course) but after nine years working as a teacher I wanted something else. Since we want to move and life somewhere else, this was a good opportunity to switch careers. Of course I wanted to keep on working with kids, so nowadays I work with kids after school. We take care of the kids until their parents come to pick them up. Kids in the age of 4-12.

I really like my new job. The kids are really sweet and I have two great new colleagues. They made me feel 'at home' immediately. Last Monday I had an evaluation of my first two months. And they are really happy with me. So happy, that they want me to work with the youngest kids as well. They need someone for one day, so probably that will be me. I'm really looking forward to work with the youngest kids a.k.a. babies & toddlers. We'll see if I still like it after changing another diaper.

I'm also doing a course at the moment. I didn't end my trial months yet, and already taking part in a course !! It's about difficult kids. Not difficult because they where spoiled, or have a bad home situation, but kids who are difficult because it's something from within they can't help. It's mainly about kids with an autistic handicap. Very interesting.

So yes, I am keeping myself busy.

And next month I am going to work more as well! With babies!

These kind of things make me think I have enough to celebrate life for at the moment;
I have an amazing boyfriend, nice job, it's springtime, best friends pop by for tea & chat...
I think enough reasons to keep the decoration going for a while! It looks way to 'gezellig'!

So I decided; I'm not going to take it down yet!!

Wednesday, 14 April 2010


What to read now??

A while back I wrote a post about the "His dark materials" series.
Three books, great story... the first book filmed.
Maybe you remember me being really enthusiastic about the books?
Well I still am.
The first book was the strongest one, the second one got me thrilled as well...
until the end. It started to become a bit of a drag.
That was still going on in book three...
Still a great story, but difficult to stay focused.
The end was really strong though.
All the story lines come together beautifully. So I have no regrets reading it.

But what shall I read now?

Since it was my birthday last week,
I've more books for my already existing pile of books.
A pile of books always makes me happy, but It's also hard to choose from.
The question is... what kind of book would I like to read now?
I like a lot of different categories.
By choosing one of those first, I'll narrow it down and the choice will be much easier...

So now I'm left with a question, will I choose...

a) Thriller
b) Fantasy
C) Chick flick
d) Novel
e) Literature

I just finished a fantasy series, so b will have to go.
I still have that great thriller my boyfriend gave me for Christmas...
but I don't think I feel for a thriller at the moment. It will be easier to take with me on my journeys to work, because it's not so big and heavy,
but that can't be a reason for me to read it right now.
So I'm left with either a Chick Flick, Novel or Literature...

Mhmmm.... if I read a Chick Flick, I'll finish it probably in a week and then I don't have to decide on the other categories right now....
and maybe I'll feel for a thriller then? Appealing thought, I have to say!
The title of the book also sounds funny enough to give me a legitimated reason for choosing it.

Friends, lovers and other indiscretions by Fiona Neill

I think we got ourselves a winner here!
Oh yes, and the weather is also suitable for these kind of books :P

Pfffhhhiew, that was a difficult thing to decide!
And I did a great job of coming up with arguments to read a Chick Flick *ahum*

Lets see how great it actually is!

Mums birthday cake

Cake for mums birthday!

Monday, 12 April 2010

Birthday 2010, High tea 2

My birthday! Oh dear, Im turning into an old lady... 31!!!!

Birthday cupcakes for the kids at work

High tea for my birthday

One more cake to bake this week for my mums birthday. After that a little break please! Haha....

Thursday, 8 April 2010

After a couple of days of hard work....
hoping the paint would be dry before it starts raining again...
help from mum and dad...
this is the result!!

We can sail again!! Yesterday it was great weather, me and my brother were tempted to give it a go... but there was no wind... and first we had to get the boat ready.
Mast up, sail... After that, the day was gone in a flash.
But! We can sail now, woehie!!! Hope we'll keep this great weather for a while!

There she goes... our lady... back to the water where she belongs!!

Sunday, 4 April 2010

High Tea party 1

My sister called a few weeks ago...

"Rick and I want to celebrate our birthday with a high tea for friends & family."

"Nice, are we invited too?" I asked.

"Yes", she said, "but I don't know how to set up a high tea...can you help me?"

"Oh well... if I really have to? Of course I will!!!"

Here are the pictures!