Friday, 18 April 2014

Happy Easter!

It is that time of the year again where we (over)indulge in chocolate eggs and quite frankly I cannot wait for it to be done. My supermarket had a lot of Easter eggs half price this week and to my shame I bought some... But it was for a good cause!

I finally used the glass jars which I've been saving (my husband calls it hoarding but we'll agree to disagree on that one). A quick trip to the hardware store for pink spray paint and superglue. Then some toy farm animals that were lying around became the centrepiece! Although I'm not sure I'm gifted as such with the use of spray paint but it turned out OK after a few layers of paint. Good thing there is lots of paint left so I can practise spraying stuff pink.

I'm saving these for the kids for Sunday morning :-)

Happy Easter!!

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Breakfast for Dinner

Bacon and eggs tend to be classified as breakfast but in my opinion it is good any time, any place.
Since I stopped at the Mark & Spencer's on the way home from Woerden and just happened to have English muffins and cheddar cheese I figured it would make a great dinner. Bacon, eggs, cheddar cheese (yes, the real thing!) and a big salad to make sure we eat our greens... yummy yum yum.

Monday, 14 April 2014

Easter Egg Hunt

Yesterday we went to the IWCU annual Easter egg hunt for the kids.
The weather was about a million times better than it was last year! The sun was shining and it wasn't particularly cold - in other words the perfect morning to go running around outside.

The kids loved hunting for eggs and of course they loved eating them even more... unfortunately it is rather hard for the husband and I to resist them too so their stash is disappearing at an alarming rate.

My cute little bunny:

Hope you have a great week ahead!

Friday, 11 April 2014

Dancing Queen

Stella had her last dance lesson this week.
It was a little bittersweet since all her friends will go on to the next set of classes and she will not because we are moving. I guess I better find her something similar in our new town.

Here she is, having the time of her life.

Enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Spicy Sausage Pasta

Sometimes you need a little bit of heat.
A subtle hit of chili to wake up the senses.

That is exactly what my spicy sausage pasta did. Merques sausages, jalapeno peppers, mushrooms, tomato frito, onions and garlic. With the obligatory olive oil, balsamic vinegar and some cayenne pepper. Add a dash of cooking cream to the sauce and sprinkle parmesan cheese on top. Delicious and very spicy indeed!

Monday, 7 April 2014

Monday, Monday

Here we are again.
The start of a new week.
I booked our move date (the end of May) and already have boxes arriving this week... I need to start packing because I'm obsessing about it. I also want to either trash, donate or sell a LOT of stuff.

But first I'm heading out to visit a friend whom I have not seen in ages. Yay!

Here is Stella, devouring a cucumber.
To say she is not fond of vegetables is an understatement.
My silly little girl.

Friday, 4 April 2014


We have a million things to do.

OK, I know everyone has a million things to do but it feels a little overwhelming right now with the new house and everything. I have long lists...

This week I:
- got quotes from moving companies;
- ordered grass for the new house;
- confirmed a delivery week for our floors;
- gave notice for Stella's playgroup;
- gave notice for Heidi's dance class;
- gave notice for my sewing lessons;
- went to two different schools in Doorn and found one that can take both kids;
- enrolled Heidi in her new school;
- gave notice to her current school;
- made an appointment for Heidi to spend a morning at the new school in May;
- had a disagreement with the current school principal due to an 'administrative error' on their side and I'm still waiting for an apology from him which will probably never happen;
- measured all furniture in our house to see if they will fit in the new one;
- checked whether my library card is valid in our new town, and it might be the same province but no, I have to cancel and reapply;
- went looking for a bargain on curtains but so far no luck, the search continues.

My husband also gave notice to our Internet and television provider and got our new house linked to our current energy and gas provider.

Big sigh.

Little by little we do what we can. This weekend we will start the DIY work on the house so wish me luck.

On a brighter note - the weather has been glorious and we spent yesterday afternoon outside drawing on the courtyard.

Hope you have a lovely sunny weekend ahead!

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