Saturday, January 26, 2013

Labour pains - funny

I saw this video this morning and I tink it is hilarious. These are two dutch television hosts that undergo  artificial induced labour pains. Having gone through it myself 4 times, I think this is what every man should do before saying anything about labour pains :-), this is too funny. Watch it.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

White collar

Oh you girls in the States are so lucky. Yesterday season 4 of White collar continued, but with the time difference it would be too late here in Belgium to watch it live, so I had to wait until today to watch it on the internet.
DH was late from a business trip to France, so I put the kids to bed, poured myself a glass of absinth and enjoyed watching this new episode of White Collar on my couch, all alone.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Paper due

Yes, I have a paper due for university and for some reason I can get started. So when I saw this one... Yep, this is me right now. So tonight I have to start writing, no more excuses.
In the mean time, there is still snow overhere, it has been cold, not too cold and so the snow stayed this time. So everything is still white and shiny overhere and we are enjoying our true winter overhere.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Winter arrived

This was our driveway this morning... Finally winter arrived, and as always, it can never be moderate, so it snowed... for Belgian understanding, a fair amount.

So,w e told the boys to get dressed and to clean up the driveway...

And this was the road when I drove away... So as you can understand, it took awhile to get to work.

And tonight when I arrived home, the au pair was playing outside with the kids, so at 19.00 I called them in, as they were all cold and wet. But with roosy cheeks, they were later sitting on the couch under a quilt and they had a great time.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Vanille Kipferl

As it started freezing again ovehere, and we had a brisk walk in the park with the boys, I made hot choco and some vanille kipferl. They are these german small cookies and I have a special baking tin for them. I bought it once on a ski holiday and today was the first time I took them out.
They tasted nice and everybody liked them, so here is a recepy:
- 150 g flour
- 75 g crushed nuts
- 50 g sugar
- 1 bag vanille sugar
- pinch of salt
- 100 g cold butter
you make some dough out of the ingredients and then let it cool again for about an hour. If you dont have a tin, make a role out of the dough and cut them in equal pieces, shaped like the pic and bake those at 160°C for just a few minutes. When you get them on a plate, but sugar on top of them.

Tuesday, January 08, 2013


OK, I know, this is not me at all, but yesterday evening I went to aquagym...
I know, this is against everything I believe in, but after staying in an appartement where you had to climb 3 ffights of stairs, and arriving upstairs out of breaths, although it was just a few minutes and I was carrying groceries, I thiought it was time to do something, so aquagym it is.
And I must admit, it was not as bad as I thought it would be, especially as I like to swim and you can swim before and after the gyp-part, so that was OK.

Saturday, January 05, 2013

The drive home

This morning when we got up around 5, it snowed! and a lot... but as soon as we came under 1400 meters it changed into rain...
As they say, travelling is tiering...
And off course... wieder stau
But we maded it home safe and sound and that is the most important thing.

Friday, January 04, 2013

Last day

So today was the last day of our skiholiday 2012-2013... The weather was very poor, as it started to rain around noon... Not something you want on your skiholiday, especially if you are staying in a village around 1700 meters...

Robbie LaBomba at his best...

The two youngest took the mountain, they did very good, we were all surprised that they could go up this soon. Good work, kids.

And ooffcourse our traditional picture of the stuffed animals to accompanied us.

And last but not least...
Our traditional group picture with my handmade hats, this year they were aviator helmets. I bought the pattern from Ravelry. Last year I made the viking hats, check them out here.

Thursday, January 03, 2013


Today was the day of the ski rennen, as always we were present with camera s, cow bell, etc. to encourage the kids. They all did very well, and all received a well deserved medal. And as you can see, they are all proud of them...

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

The day before the contests

This morning when we got up, the weather was clouded and it snowed, so it was not so nice as the last couple of days, but that is why we are here, not? So all kids were brought to their lessons and the adults went skiing. And I had a wonderful day alone in the appartement.

Cousine #2 and son #3 had their first lesson on the slope, no longer on the kiddie slope, but on the real slope and they had a blast...

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Over the edge

Today, the kids had no skilessons, so we decided to do some rodeling at the smaragdbahn in Bramberg.

The weather was beautiful and the slope was perfect, so we had a funfilled afternoon. This course is the longest rodelbahn in Europe with its 14 km.

As you can see, great fun.

At one point I was overtaking my two eldest boys, when I saw them go over the edge. My eldest made a steering error and woop, they were gone, luckily there were no trees and it was not to steep, so DH and I could get them out without to much trouble. Son #2 was upset, so I took him with me to the middle station and we had someting to drink. But they are both OK.

Happy New Year

Happy 2013 from Königsleiten