Friday, 29 January 2010


Mhhhmmmm- they are delicious!! On Monday I had my farewell party from work. And they made my 'baking-life' so much better! They gave me one of those automatic mixers :D I can die now.... IT IS AMAZING!! Ofcourse I had to see how it works, so i came up with the evil idea of baking something.
One of my best friends told me that a friend of her used 'bokkepootjes' (cookies-see picture) as a filling for a cake. So I decided to have a go at them as well, but not as a filling for a cake.... but as cupcakes! And I must say... that was a good idea! They're great :D

Eet smakelijk!

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Well....this is me!
And I'm very happy today :D

I already told you that I'm a trained teacher and that I'm looking for something else in life right now. That's still what's happening at the moment. And while I look everywhere, in every corner, for what's new in life... my boyfriend does the hard work and goes out of bed every morning, early, to go to work. Someone has to make sure there will be bread on the table right?? My boyfriend loves his work and he loves me even more... that's why he travels for hours every day to go to work. Simply because he loves me. Just because he wants to be with me. Isn't that great? Isn't that amazing?

Ah where was I?? Oh yes... well... me being at home at the moment, me not working, has a lot to do with my boyfriends daily commute. Since I love him, since I simply want to be with him... I decided to quit my job. That must sound a bit odd, maybe even a bit stalker-ish. No, the reason why I quit my job is, because we want to move. We want to move closer to where my boyfriends work is.

So now im busy trying to sell our house, in the meantime apply for jobs close to where we want to live... looking for a new house.... doing laundry, cleaning, hovering... Actually, Im surprised how busy you can be when you have no job at all! I must say... I absolutely do not dislike it :D

So now I have some job interviews lining up... I had a word with the real estate agent, I did some baking... and best of all... I said goodbye to my old colleagues.

And now im coming back to where I started...
Im happy today!
Because last night was a great night. I had my "Goodbye party" at work and we had FUN! Especially for me they hired two guys from "Pluk de dag" (a theatre group that gives workshops in improv). It was really funny. In the end we had to battle. It was great fun.
After some sweet words from my former colleagues I had to go... And it was good... it was the right thing to do...
Im so ready to do something else and take the next step. Being a teacher in the big city for 9 years was great... now it's time for something else!!

So now Im looking for a job... and baking...and cleaning...and relaxing...and selling a house...

WOW Im busy!!!!!!

Thursday, 21 January 2010

Breathe, just breathe....

2 AM and she calls me 'cause I'm still awake,
"Can you help me unravel my latest mistake?,
I don't love him. Winter just wasn't my season"
Yeah we walk through the doors, so accusing their eyes
Like they have any right at all to criticize,
Hypocrites. You're all here for the very same reason

'Cause you can't jump the track, we're like cars on a cable
And life's like an hourglass, glued to the table
No one can find the rewind button, girl.
So cradle your head in your hands
And breathe... just breathe,
Oh breathe, just breathe

May he turned 21 on the base at Fort Bliss
"Just a day" he said down to the flask in his fist,
"Ain't been sober, since maybe October of last year."
Here in town you can tell he's been down for a while,
But, my God, it's so beautiful when the boy smiles,
Wanna hold him. Maybe I'll just sing about it.

Cause you can't jump the track, we're like cars on a cable,
And life's like an hourglass, glued to the table.
No one can find the rewind button, boys,
So cradle your head in your hands,
And breathe... just breathe,
Oh breathe, just breathe

There's a light at each end of this tunnel,
You shout 'cause you're just as far in as you'll ever be out
And these mistakes you've made, you'll just make them again
If you only try turning around.

2 AM and I'm still awake, writing a song
If I get it all down on paper, it's no longer inside of me,
Threatening the life it belongs to
And I feel like I'm naked in front of the crowd
Cause these words are my diary, screaming out loud
And I know that you'll use them, however you want to

But you can't jump the track, we're like cars on a cable,
And life's like an hourglass, glued to the table
No one can find the rewind button now
Sing it if you understand.
and breathe, just breathe
woah breathe, just breathe,
Oh breathe, just breathe,
Oh breathe, just breathe.

Anna Nalick

Monday, 18 January 2010

Ladybird, cake baking...

Can we make a cake? My friends asked me...

Well this is the result. A ladybird, of course...

Since a year or so I have a new hobby. I love to bake cakes, but it has become worse! Now I also like to decorate them.

So the question my friends came up with, wasn't a weird one. They have been the victims of my cake baking and forced to eat it and gain on weight for the last year or so. So it was only fair to them that they could have a chance them selfs of decorating one.

Last Thursday was cake-day! The girls were giggling and full of expectation and they looked like they were seven again. Ah well I know that feeling! So after filling the cake with the most delicious things in the world we moved on to coloring the marzipan. They underestimated that! That's hard work! hihi... Then the scary bit... putting the marzipan over the cake...if that goes wrong, goodbye cake! But it went well and after that the fun part came. Decorating!!!!!!

Since I can't eat all the cakes I bake, I decided to bake one for friends we were planning to visit on Saturday. Since they have kids, it had to be a ladybird... (and a little butterfly...)

The cakes the girls decorated!

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Just so we can start this 'blog thing' the right way...some more pics of lovely flowers.....

Apeldoorn-The Netherlands

Scotland-Fort William
Friesland-The Netherlands
I'll start with a picture.... because this is me.... I love flowers, i love colours, like taking pictures and i like a lot more... But that is what you'll find out if you'll read my blog