Monday, February 27, 2012

Farmer market

Yesterday morning we went to the farmer market in Herentals. And this cute little fellow was sitting next to an elderly man that sold rabbits. As we promised our au pair a rabbit at the end of her term with our family, this was a nice moment to buy her a nice female rabbit.
We had a delicious breakfast at the market at a Marrokan stand, as you can see. Bought some yummy things for the afternoon.
Then we had coffee in an old public bus, that was transformed into a café, great place, nice service, yummy chococcino...
Then... up to Lier where the Zimmertoren is, it is a tower built more than a hunderd years ago with a big clock that runs almost as accurate at the atomic clock. It is a very nicely decorated clock, only not now... it is closed for renovation, so there was nothing to see. So only a pic at a small statue of the tower.
And finally, here she is... DAS Konijn, as we baptised her. Officially she has another name, but we like. DAS Konijn.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Experiment: I tried a new recepy with red cabbage, but unfortunately it didn´t work as the jar cracked and air entered the yar, so the cabbage started to ferment...
So I will have to look for a better quality jars.

Sunday, February 19, 2012


Yesterday we went to visit Leiden. It is an old university city between The Hague and Amsterdam. We were having diner in noordwijk with friends so we spent the day in Leiden. And to my surprise they had dressed the trees with knitting.

A lot of trees were dressed, so it looked nice in the cold.

At night we went to diner at Latour. The food was divine and the service great. A real experience and we had a lovely diner with friends. One for the books... This is something to repeat.

This morning we went to Naturalis, it is a museum for natural history. Great museum, especially for kids. Very interesting, everthing on their level. The kids thought it was very interesting, especially the weird stuff...

And yes, the dog is stuffed, but it looked very lifelike.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Here we go!

The boys celebrated Carnaval at school this morning and this is what son #2 and #3 were dressed up as.
When we saw the costumes in the store, we had to buy them, they were to cute...

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine´s day !

Such a box would be better than chocolates, not? Wow! Hope you all have a nice Valentine´s day.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Family pic

We had new pictures taken as a family by DH´s cousin. Check out her website here.
She made great pics of us as a family but also individually. But this was a spontaneous picture when we were already finished. I think it shows us as we are.

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

This is it...

Yep, today´s the day. I haven´t noticed much about my birthday... No breakfast, I have to go to work early... we´ll see.

Life begins at 40!

Saturday, February 04, 2012

Cold part 2

Yes, I know that this the third entree about the weather, but I have never known it to be so cold since we live in Belgium. This morning when we got into the car, it showed -17°C and as you can see it was 8.34 in the morning... An absolute record.

And this was the view when we were driving... A lot of mist and bad weather conditions, but we managed to get to Holland to visit the PIL´s.

Friday, February 03, 2012


Who would have thought that it would snow? But yes, winter started, after the cold, now we have snow... The kids just love it.

Thursday, February 02, 2012


The last couple of days it has ebeen very cold, today it was -9 degrees Celsius when I was waiting for the bus to go to school. But because of the wind, it felt much colder. But the cold also has nice side effects, I made these pictures at work yesterday.

Tomorrow they are expecting snow, so we will see, it would be nice for the kids. As they have school in -9 degrees Celsius as they go to an ´open air´ school. Chapeau for the kids and the teachers.