zaterdag 31 augustus 2013

instagram moments


vrijdag 30 augustus 2013

Tropicana
































And the summer keeps coming! My mom came over from Turkey and we decided to spend the afternoon with the three of us at a new/old summer terrace in the city. This is Tropicana and it used to be a tropical swimming pool. They closed the pool a few years ago and nature took over the place! It's weird to see some sort of living room in the middle of a tropical water slide. They set up a bar and pizza oven for the thirsty and hungry ones. And the view across the Maas.. isn't Rotterdam a beautiful and inspiring place?!

woensdag 21 augustus 2013

finishing projects and marking lists





























Today I was able to mark a big project from my to-do list! I finished my first 365 days project (A Sky A Day).  Now the wall is complete and can be seen at Flowershop Niche in Rotterdam (Nieuwe Binnenweg 235A, Rotterdam). I recently started a new project about the ground I walk on, you can follow the project by clicking here.  This turned out to be pretty sunny and hot so we had a (non-alcoholic) beer at  a cafe terrace and finally we had a barbecue at Bob's :) A good day!

dinsdag 20 augustus 2013

this week's outgoing mail































And they're off! New messages are on their way, hope they will arrive safely again :)

vrijdag 16 augustus 2013

a message from Breda, Vienna, Doesburg and Germany
































Wow, I had a pretty happy mailbox last week. Lots of sweet and nice messages arrived at my door and everybody sure made something nice out of it! Dear Rinske sent me this nice bag of mama tea from Berlin :) I have to try it but I'm sure it'll taste very nice. I hope to catch up and reply all the letters this week! 

donderdag 15 augustus 2013

Belgium waffles on a rainy day





























My dear friend Karen made a bunch of these lovely heart-shaped waffles ♥ We ate a lot of them while watching the 90's series 'Heart Break High'! Oh nostalgia :) A perfect activity on a rainy day.

maandag 12 augustus 2013

crochet addiction






























Yes! I did it. I managed to read the pattern and make my own little owl :) I took the metro to the city and bought myself some new wool in different colours and started to make a little blanket for the stroller. I hope I get it done in time!

zondag 11 augustus 2013

Duizelen!
































The annual festival Duizel in het park started yesterday! We enjoyed a huge pick-nick with friends, sat in the sun, listened to music and I bought a pattern of the Duizel owl. I'm curious if I manage to crochet the little bird :)

zaterdag 10 augustus 2013

a message from Breda and Germany































I can hear the music coming from the park, everybody is getting ready for the little festival called Duizel in het park. M. is making a bicycle trip with friends today but when he'll return we'll visit the festival as well! I got these sweet letters in the mail today, one from Anne (Breda) and one from Steffi (Germany). Now the funny thing is that Anne and Steffi used to write each other as well, years ago! On this slow afternoon I did manage to reply Anne's letter, it'll arrive soon!

dinsdag 6 augustus 2013

outgoing mail





























I tried to finish my To Do list and answer all my e-mails and letters. I made a smoothy out of peaches and melon to get an energy boost! I wrote a letter to Rinske and I sent out a small birthday package to Dasha :) But that was all and enough for the day. These last pregnancy weeks are pretty heavy!

zondag 4 augustus 2013

Verbeke Foundation


































On this hot day we drove to the Verbeke Foundation near Antwerp. There were lots of projects with animals and stuffed animals this time, which I'm not really fond on. But the building is amazing and so is their garden. There was one new project from the artist Sven Fritz that I really liked! He photographed all the stones that were found in the stomach of one capercaillie. This bird eats these stones so they will help him digest his food. It resulted in an amazing wall of beautiful stones. Crazy how many stones can be found in one bird's stomach!

donderdag 1 augustus 2013

a message from Breda, Doesburg and Russia

































Tropical temperatures, a mailman on his bike, my happy mailbox and a refreshing glass of lemonade. I'm very happy to receive these three lovely letters from Anne, Rinske and Dasha. A beautiful card of the Ferris Wheel, beautiful labels by Rinske and the sweet and funny envelope by Dasha! It must have been months ago since I last heard from her.. I guess it was still snowing. I'm not sure what went wrong but I had to write her three times before it finally reached her door. I like the comment on the back of her envelope: PLEASE, PLEASE, DELIVER IT TO MICKEY!!! Now lets hope we're back on track :) Thank you all!!