Friday, June 29, 2012

Last day of school

Last night we found this machine in our garden, and no, it does not belong to us... The gardener already placed it there so he could start early in the morning. Guess what happened when the boys found it?
and as you can see, there are all ready for their last day of school. They did their best, as they are all going to the next level next year, well done boys!

I made some flower broches for their teachers, so they took them with them this morning. They also had a card saying, thank you for helping me grow.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Birthday at school

 As son #3 has his birthday in July, the teacher asked if all childeren (that have their birthdays during summer holiday) would join in one party. So every parent was assigned a job, we were in charge of the drinks

 As you can she, they had a great time, since there as 6 children joined in organizing the party.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

I started to make a granny bag in pinks. I got teh idea at Tangled Happy. I really liked the bag, but only have pink leftovers from my hex afghan, so...
I have also been making some crochet collars, they look so cute, will make a pic of them.
Updating the blog is a lot easier and comfortable now, as we got wifi now and I am now internetting on the couch. Why didnt we take this sooner?

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Today we  visited the farm festivities in Kalmthout. Around noon, it was not very crowded so after visited all the farm animals, we had some panecakes for lunch.

 As you can see, there were a lot of tractors, all oldtimers, there were also lunber sports sponsored by Stihl...

And as you can see, son #2 was ready to protect his pancake... He got this done at a cousins birthdayparty and he looked great.

Then we went to the comic fair, which was just 100 meters further down the street. We were looking for some comics for a friends birthday, and while we were looking for comics, we say that the cartoonist from Suske and Wiske, I guess they are called Bob and Bobette in English, were signing comics, so we qued for some time... about 1,5 hours but then we were able to get our comics signed. Son #1 asked for a Bob drawing in his, and I... that is a surprise for the friends birthday, she will see it on her birthdayparty, I really hope she will like it, but I guess she will.
 It was a great experience, to see the cartoonist draw one of his cartoons so quickly, son #1 was also very impressed. Nice day.

Friday, June 08, 2012

Dubai day 3

 This morning brunch at Burj al Arab stood on the agenda. Since I turned forty I thought it was a good idea to celebrate my birthday at this 7 star hotel.

To my surprise, I received this lovely cake as a birthday present from the hotel. They nicely wrapped it for me to take back to the hotel, as they had a wonderful dessert buffet and suggested to take some cakes of the buffet.
 The view from the 27th floor is stunning, especially as you can see the palm island.
 In the afternoon: Dubai Mall, with the Dubai Aquarium, it is amazing to see such a big aquarium in a shopping mall.
Then we went outside to watch the Dubai Fountain. Great show, spectacular view of the Burj Kalifah.
 It was a busy day, later a night we paid a visit to the gold souk and then back to the hotel where we had a piece of the delicious cake, yumm.

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Dubai day 2

 Dubai this morning, the temperature is way higher than yesterday and as you can see, there is much mores and in the air. By midday, the temperature is really high and we just stopped the training I am giving for a quick lunch.
 Tonight, a quick stop at Mall of the Emirates to get a quick bit to eat, some Arab food, delicious, don´t know the name, but it was very nice. Then there is the ski Dubai... they even have living pinguins inside as you can see...

Wednesday, June 06, 2012


So this is the view from outside my window from my hotelroom in Dubai. It is an amazing city and the heat is real, luckily it is not very humit, so it is OK.

Tonight after work, I took the metro and paid a visit to the Mall of the Emirates...OK girls, I like a good shopping like the next girl, but this is mind boggling... I mean, how big can a mall be? It turns out very big. It is so big that I didnĂ˝ know where to start, so I had something to eat and went back to the hotel.

Sunday, June 03, 2012


The annual school fest was today. The weather started OK, it was clouded, but it didnt rain, but after a while it started drizzeling and a bit later, it stopped raining softly, but it poored. No fun, but hopefully the school got some funds for coming year.
 The boys did great, they all did their best, so a fun day altogether.

Saturday, June 02, 2012

Sneak preview

Today, we had our picture taken for our invitations for the big party. I know it is still more than two months, but we need to get the invitations ready, so we needed pictures.
More pictures will be published in due time.