Fletcher Hotel-Restaurant Kasteel Erenstein

This is a sponsored post for Offley port and Fletcher Hotels. I was invited to visit a Fletcher hotel and dine in the castle accompanied by a nice glass of Offley port. Fletcher has 75 hotels throughout The Netherlands. The hotels are located in cities, near beaches, in nature and so on. I choose for this beautiful Dutch hotel in Kerkrade – South Limburg, so it’s written in Dutch. If…

Continue Reading

Craft & DIY

Crochet Flower Coasters

This is a pattern I designed years ago but I recently discovered that it’s no longer on my site. I’ve made these coasters using linen yarn I bought from Linnet, a beautiful Japanese linen shop. Their fabrics are just gorgeous, I especially love the linen towel cloth and the linen waffle. I discovered this shop years ago and just found the yarns in a bag and had to make something.…

Continue Reading

Home & Garden

The New Kitchen Design Plan

Happy 2017 people! I hope it’s going to be a good one. Only a month left until we move to our new home. The house is technical in good shape so we don’t need to renovate but we definitely do need to decorate. I do not want to insult the previous owners but they were a bit lost as to what a farm house from 1932 should look like on…

Continue Reading


Ho Ho Ho

Sorry no Christmas decorating photo’s this year as this temp house doesn’t feel like home. It feels like we are on holiday with our own stuff. But not to fear, there are so many more Christmases to come. Thank you for following me in 2016. I hope you will continue to follow me in 2017. Much exciting stuff going on in the new year: a move, a whole new house…

Continue Reading

Cooking & Baking/ Holidays/ Lifestyle

A Winter Picnic

During the “Christmas tree picking shoot” we also had a bit of a picnic, or more a pretend picnic as we were cold and left the proper eating until we were huddled up inside the house. The picnic included mini sausage rolls and hot chocolate with snowmen marshmallows. Both really easy to make but very festive and full and warm belly proof. For the marshmallow snowmen you need marshmallows and…

Continue Reading

Holidays/ Lifestyle

The Christmas Tree

… and how I stole one. When we first moved to the temp house I noticed a field full of Christmas trees next to us and immediately thought of the perfect location for a Christmas production I had to do for the newspaper magazine I’m working for. So a few weeks ago I invited my friends Vicky and Fanny and their children for a “Christmas tree picking shoot”. We borrowed…

Continue Reading

Craft & DIY/ Holidays


It’s Santa Lucia today, the Swedish celebration of light for those of you who don’t know. It marks the beginning of the Christmas season. The tradition is that early in the morning girls in white dresses with red sashes and candles on their heads awaken the family and the elderly and bring them food. I’ve made these dolls for my best girl, Maantje Piet. This is what you need: Wooden…

Continue Reading