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My Love for Ironing

Ok I must be the weirdest person alive but I absolutely and utterly love to iron. Even big bulky things like tablecloths and curtains and don’t get me started on a really complicated piece like a sofa slip-cover. It started in my teens as I was never impressed with our housekeepers work. I wanted my clothes (and I had way too many) to be put orderly (to colour, category etc)…

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Lifestyle

Marieke en Jan’s Wedding

It’s been so awfully long since my last post. I had my mum over to stay all of May and when my mum is here I spend all time with her as she’s not here quite often, she lives in Suriname. And in June we spent preparing and decorating the wedding of Marieke and Jan. Marieke and Jan are the new owners of our previous home. On the day that…

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Home & Garden

The Laundry Closet

You are not the first to ask; “why renovate a laundry and linen closet first, when you have a whole house to do?”. Well as you might know I like my things tidy and because the house in general is very liveable I wanted to do the rooms where all the tidiness happens to be done first. I love doing laundry and folding my linens so I want these rooms…

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Home & Garden

New Beginnings

There is this new garden outside waiting for me. It’s quite daunting as there’s so much to do that I don’t know where to start. There’s such good potential and I know it will be beautiful in a few years time. There are so many questions popping up in my head. Should I start a proper vegetable garden, should the swimming pond stay or should it go, what to do…

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Cooking & Baking/ Holidays

Happy Easter Breakfast

Happy Easter! Two things I absolutely love to eat and make for Easter breakfast, brunch or lunch. How to make a soft boiled egg? Drop an egg in salted boiling water. Dip in and out and in and out (shock effect prevents cracks) boil for 5 minutes. Toast the bread and cut into slices, these are the soldiers. Dip the soldiers in the soft boiled egg. Find more seasonal breakfast…

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Home & Garden/ Lifestyle

Air Fresh Laundry

There’s no denying about it but I prefer tumble-dried laundry. I can’t stand when towels are stiff an not fluffy and I don’t like the sight of drying laundry inside the house. But when it’s sunny outside I do prefer to dry my duvet covers, pillow shams and tea towels outside. A. because it smells so lovely and B. because everything is easier to iron. That brings me back to…

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Craft & DIY/ Holidays

How to Dye Easter Eggs Naturally

It’s almost Easter, my spring Christmas but without the presents. This year I’m having a go at dyeing eggs naturally using spices and vegetable juices for a pre-Easter kiddie party. I’ve been walking around with red and purple hands and for the love of all things shiny I couldn’t get my eggs pink. There was supposed to be at least one pink egg in the photos but alas. I’m going…

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