Sunday, February 22, 2015


Yesterday, we went to the beach in Katwijk. The weather was OK, lots of wind and very cold, but a good moment for the kids to lose some energy. In the background you can see the rain above Scheveningen.

I think the skies were gorgeous yesterday. They are the skies I imagine painters would like to paint. If I could paint, I would paint them, they are just gorgeous.

Today, when we drove back home, hubbie decided to stop at the new attraction in Rotterdam, the markthal.
Have to admit, there is atmosphere. We had some lunch inside, enjoyed all the stalls and we know now why they call it the Sistine Chapel of Holland... ;-)

The ceiling is brithly painted with foods, and it really looks good. It gives the place a certain look, that fits with the market underneath.
Outside, we had sme coffee with poffertjes, good old fashion ones baked on a big plate, with butter and lots and lots of sugar, yummm!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Cat problems

So our newly nurtured Bobbie thought she could have a walk on the wild side and escaped. So when the kids came home, no Bobbie. They eventually located her outside in one of our tree.

Inventive as the boys are, two of them grabbed a blanket and positioned themselves under the tree. I explained them that she could make it down on her own, but they wanted to be sure...

And let me present Catzilla... It is a cat that come over, it is not ours, we dont know whose it is, but it is huge...

Sunday, February 08, 2015

Happy Birthday to me!

Well, another year passed.
Was woken this morning with breakfast in bed... at 7:00. But it is the thought that counts. Got beautiful flowers and nice gifts and spent the mroning with coffee and reruns of White Collar, so a real birthday.
My mum even bought me my favorite speculaas, just one piece, which I had with some coffee thsi afternoon.
Yesterday we went out for lunch with parents, au pair and a bunch of kids. Nice food, great company, Great birthday.

Saturday, January 24, 2015


We woke up this morning with snow. I guess the first snow this year... For us anyway. Maybe there was snow when we were skiing, but to us, this was the first snow at home.

Son #2 made a snow man and took Bobiie out, as she escaped earlier but we could catch her under the neighbours car.
She seemed to enjoy her trip outside.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Lazy weekend

We had a lazy weekend, doing nothing. We all took it easy after the skiholiday of last week. And it felt great, just walking in your PJs until noon and then still do nothing...

Sunday, January 04, 2015

Back home

Well,re back home, safe and sound, and after a day like yesterday, that is almost a miracle. It was almost gridlocked around the big German cities, it snowed and there was a lot of black ice on the roads, lots of accidents, traffic jams, so it took us fourteen hours to get back home.
And it all started so well, we had a nice breakfast and were on our way.

We even passed Munchen without much problems, even though there was more than 154 minutes more needed around Munchen according to our sat nav. so we passed the Allianz Arena without any problems.

Our friends left us once we passed Munchen and were on their own.

But around Wurzburg, the weather turned and it started snowing, and when I stazrted driving, the most was 80 km/h, due to the ice and snow, but it all worked out and we are back.

Friday, January 02, 2015

Last day of skiing

This ning, the sky was clear, so it promised to be a great day.

The older kids didnt want to ski, so they went sleding in the back of the hotel and played in the snow.

The two small ones wanted to ski so they went with their dads up the mountain.


This afternoon was the celebration of the race, so we went to see how well they did and they are all champions. they all received a 4th place in the race. Well done!

So, this is it, the last day of this holiday. We are already planning for next year. I had a great time.