family

Halloween is a tradition that sort of just comes and goes, although in the last years I am making more of an effort. This time we made a pumpkin head in anticipation for the big Halloween party at the afterschool. I still have some catch up to do here, but pumpkin lantern is a nice Continue Reading

Our long weekend is coming to an end. But we’ve had a terrific time. Good food, laughter, frequent visits to the LEGO store, Christmas and Sinterklaas Shopping and stumbling into a book market where I got my hands on several WWI and II books. Yesterday we discovered a new restaurant – Brasserie Opera. Well worth Continue Reading

It’s the autumn vacation and we decided to spend the last days in Lille. Victoria who coincidentally had already been to Lille with her school a few weeks ago, received with this trip a few extra days to round up here photo assignment. Last night we had dinner at Restaurant Laksøn. As the name indicate, Continue Reading

An improvised day off due to a school strike, provided a good opportunity for baking scones and enjoying a proper family breakfast. As we looking forward to Christmas we even put on some Christmas Carols for getting-the-mood 🙂 getting prepared star shaped scones clotted cream and jam provided the icing of the cake

I’m afraid that title will go to my daughter (I can’t cook even if my life depended on it) . Victoria swung buy to bake cup cakes whilst I was taking Sebastian for his final swimming lesson (if all goes well he will have got his B diploma this weekend :). Thanks for the yummy Continue Reading

It’s been a lovely weekend – relaxing and family oriented. Victoria joined for both lunch and dinner, and as I am trawling through the weekend in pictures I find this shot. With animal ears and glasses!! Perhaps I should change to a new frame (I only wear my glasses in the evening). new spectacles?

The days seem to trail although they are getting shorter. So when Friday evening comes the only option seems to be a takeaway and Netflix. It lasts you into the wee hours when you realise you ought to go to sleep. So you do, to a documentary about the medical condition of Abraham Lincoln. You Continue Reading

Just before leaving the office, Victoria sent me a tempting picture of a dozen of cupcakes with icing and all. I am not sure if it was a bribe for joining us for a takeaway, but how could I refuse? All well and done, spareribs, hamburgers and cupcakes stood on the menu….and a few games Continue Reading

I came home last night from an improvised trip to the amusement park (or more like a fairy tale park) Efteling. It’s one of those places which has something to offer for young and old – in fact every age. The fairy rides, the village based on children stories such as Snow White and Little Continue Reading

An incredibly sad day for our family as our much loved Jack Russel family member, Cecile, had to be put to sleep after some months illness. Needless to say, too sad to write an obituary for this sweet little dog, who came to us when she was just months old. Yet very happy we got Continue Reading