Newsletter

Lifestyle

Papa by Boris

Boris van de Grint, that’s the name of my husband and he’s a painter, a very talented one who has made quite a few paintings for our home, and other people’s homes, but has now found his niche in painting portraits. He made this one of my father for my birthday last December. My father passed away in 1988 when I was just turning 14 and he’s still very missed.…

Continue Reading

Home & Garden

Poppies Galore

Sorry for all my garden spam, but there’s so much going on in the garden this year. It’s finally kicking off big time and it couldn’t make me more happy. Each time I go outside something has popped or something is blooming, it’s insane. All this intense waiting is finally paying off, I love it. The most noteworthy thing about gardeners is that they are always optimistic, always enterprising, and…

Continue Reading

Lifestyle

Pinterest

Just recently I’ve re-discovered Pinterest. I’ve never been a huge fan before, but that’s because I didn’t really get it. I started out using Pinterest as a proper pinboard, a place where I could store images that I wanted to remember. But as through time I’ve started using Pinterest as a source of inspiration for my home, blog, health, columns and even holiday destinations. It’s an incredible visual storage space…

Continue Reading

Home & Garden

A New Bedspread

I haven’t been doing much crochet lately, as I don’t really know what to make. I don’t want a home filled with crochet and I can’t find the time and patience to crochet the one thing I really want, a bedspread. So I was really excited when I found this beautiful crocheted bedspread at KAAT Amsterdam in a massive 260 x 260 cm. Can you imagine how long that will…

Continue Reading

Home & Garden/ Lifestyle

Mothering Sunday

On the 8th of May it will be mothering Sunday in Belgium and The Netherlands. It’s all a bit confusing to me why they don’t turn this day into a world wide fixed event on a set date. Ah well I’m not the world lord – although I really wish to be sometimes. The weather forecast predicts a really lovely and sunny weekend, which brings me back to a shoot…

Continue Reading

Home & Garden

Forever & Ever Hydrangeas

It’s said that keeping a garden with hydrangeas is boring as they are such easy plants to keep, they always have beautiful flowers throughout summer and autumn and don’t need much maintenance. Therefore gardening with hydrangeas is seeking an easy way out. Well, what the hell is wrong with that? I don’t see why that’s boring as that’s something I really want in my life and for my garden. The…

Continue Reading

Cooking & Baking

Birthday Scones

For the 90th birthday of HRH Queen Elizabeth II – hurrah!!! I like to eat my scones chunky, airy and with raisins for extra sweetness. By adding yoghurt the scones will get airy and not so dry. I hope you’ll enjoy these, they are super easy and fast to make.…

Continue Reading

Home & Garden

Kitchen Changes

Because there wasn’t a proper kitchen when we first moved into our home, 8 years ago, we had to come up with a real fast plan. I basically copied the kitchen we had in our previous home and made it work. I absolutely love drawing plans and taking measurement, so it’s about time to do that again as my kitchen is not really working for me right now. There’s one…

Continue Reading