Sunday, November 25, 2012


Son #1 made this advent wreath at school. They hadto bring all sorts of decoration stuff and the school asked grandparents to come and help out, so my mum went overthere with all her decoration stuff. She does do flower arrangements, so all the kids were impressed with all her stuff...
Son #1 was very proud of his grandma.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Home sweet home

Yesterday we arrived back home after a 6,5 hours drive. Not bad actually, as it is more than 750 km drive from Berlin. That is the Deutsche autobahn for you, ... go as fast as you want on a couple of parts and no traffic jams...
The kids are very happy with the gifts we got them from the Lego store. And we are happy to be back in one piece. If you want to see more pics, check out My life as Marie.
Today at work I was called by school that son #1 hit his head during gym and his front teeth are loose... They are still loose at the moment and as they were death in the nerves already from a previous fall, I guess they will not last long.
He was picked up by my parents from school and spent a large portion of the afternoon sleeping, so I guess it was quite a hit, but he looked fine zhen I picked him up, no naussea or anything, so I guess he is just a bit sore in the mouth.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Berlin 3rd day

This morning we had breakfast at a local Oriental place, next to where our friend live, OK, this were just two dishes, there were two more... Because we were with four... So after a wonderful breakfast, we went on to visit family, Berlin Tempelhof airport, where we stood on the tarmac as you can see.
 Also funny is that they have a differnt crossing guy in the east part as in teh west part. So a pic of das ampelmännchen. I even bought cookie cutters of him.

 Then we went to see a part of the Wall... Really surreal to see it standing there.

Tonight we had diner at a local Indian restaurant, and now we are all done for the day.

Saturday, November 17, 2012


Yesterday I arrived in berlin to visit our previous Aupair and her boyfriend. DH came by car because he was already in germany for work.
We spent some time shopping, great clothes shopping in Berlin.
Today we visited the lego store for the kids. We went to an Absinth store, because I wanted to buy some Absinth and they had some really nice ones, so I bougth some for myself.
After that we walked to Brandenburger Tor to make some pictures and then we walked along Unter den Linden where we made this picture.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Busy weekend

 It started on Friday, when my dad came over and wanted to built the lower part of the table he made for us. I always wanted a big table where more than 8 people could sit on.
And as we didnt find a table that we liked or was big enough, we decided to ask my dad to make us one. So on Friday we spent the better part of the day building the base of the table.
On Friday night I left for friends who live in The Hague as were were going to a spa on Satuerday in Noordwijk, a bit too far to drive on Saturdat morning.
So we had a wonderful day at Azzuro in Noordwijk, great spa, nice treatments, nice lunch, so a fantastic day. The girl did a great job giving le a natural make up.
At night DH and I had a bowling and dinner date withe some fellow students of mine. And I mistakenly had the wrong time in my head... but we had a fun night.

And when I came home, this is what our new table lokks like. DH and my dad finished it, and I am very happy with it. It is definitely big enough to have our annual christmas diner.

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Not feeling well

Have not been feeling wel the last couple of days... Slight case of food poissoning... I guess I ate a spaghetti that was not OK...
Been to the doctor and got some medication, so hopefully this is over soon, although I lost some weight...   ;-), but as that is mainly fluids... Oh well.

Saturday, November 03, 2012

Enjoyed a day off without kids

Yesterday I had a day off and the kids wanted to stay with my parents as the neighbour kids also are off from school. So I did the groceries and had to wait at home as I was expecting a parcel with the wooden table legs we ordered for the table my dad is making. So I did some crocheting, as you can see in the picture above, I made a shawl or cowl, dont know what you call it actually in english. You can find the pattern here.

And while I was crocheting I wathc this movie. Never heard of it, it is not a well known movie here in belgium, but it was a lovely movie.