Monday, May 27, 2013

Jiu Jitsu

Son #1 and 3 had their test for their new belts, son #1 for orange and son #3 for white.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Africa museum

We paid a visit to the Africa Museum this morning. It is a very old museum in Brussels with a lot of very old displays, but it is fun to see what museums looked liked a hunderd years ago. They offcourse also have a modern part, but the old part is the most interesting.

It is located in a very nice park, so I packed lunch and we picknicked there and had a stroll through the park before heading back home.

And boys will be boys...

Saturday, May 18, 2013


I was reading some White Collar fan fiction, and it was a story where Peter tries to make Snickerdoodles for his wife. I have never heard of them so I looked them up on the internet as I thought that they were cookies that where made from a Snickers bar. But they are not, they are cinnamon/sugar cookies, so this afternoon I tried to make some. They were a great hit in our household and they are deliscious. So here is the recepy I used in dutch:

- 125 g roomboter
- 150 g suiker
- 1 groot ei
- 2 zakjes vanillesuiker
- 175 g bloem
- 1/2 zakje bakpoeder

Voor het kaneel/suiker mengsel:
- 3 eetlepels suiker
- 3 theelepels kaneel

Dit laatste door elkaar roeren. Het deeg in balletjes draaien en balletjes door het kaneel/suiker mengsel rollen en dan op de bakplaat een beetje plat duwen, niet te plat.
Ongeveer 15 minuten bakken op 180°C.


Saturday, May 11, 2013

Happypotomus finished

Ok, my happypotomus is finished. I finished it last night, when I was home alone with no kids. I think it is gorgeous, what a nice pattern. I bought it from Heidi Bears, see her website here: link.

The crochet work is not so bad and the assembly requires you to follow the paatren, because this is not something you can do by heart. But the result is stunning.

Sunday, May 05, 2013


The weather this weekend has been fantastic, so we spent most of the time in the garden. The boys had their weekly routines of sportactivities, parties, etc. And we had some sleep-overs on friday, to adorable girls that spent the night at our place as their babysit was unable at the last moment. So we took them to the market in Antwerp for some breakfast and to do some grocery shopping.
And being a boys mum, I had to get used to the girls. They did everything themselves... my boys will always try to get out of stuff.
They didnt eat anything that was offered to them... My boys will eat the ears of your head if they werent attached. So it was nice to see the differences, and we had a blast at th emarket with the 5 of them.

So now I am enjoying a lazy sunday afternoon crocheting and reading...

Wednesday, May 01, 2013


OK, a pic of my WIP. A friend of mine visited today and she was very amused (it is an understatement) about the size of my cotton yarn... I am crocheting hexagons for the happypotomus and I bought this creme yarn for the edge, I thought it was not that bg. It is 2 kg of cotton. I have an address where you can buy them, but the colors are limited, but oce in a while, there are some useful colors and they are cheap. 15 euro for 2 kg cotton...