donderdag 19 november 2009



What fun for all ,‘Sinterklaas’ is back.For most people in the world an on none figure but for the Dutch and Belgium kids it means a lot of fun and excitement!!Times of presents,chocolate milk, poems ,fun and joy.And do my kids don’t believe in ‘Sinterklaas’ anymore it still is a very special time of the  year.We’ve  unpacked the ‘Sinterklaas’ box with all the things to give the living room a ‘Sinterklaas’ make-over! DSC01993

The wall cabinet  in the kitchen is filled with my collection  of ‘Sinterklaas’ cups ,plates and lots of more stuff. DSC01994 DSC01995 DSC01998 DSC02000 DSC02001 DSC02002 

And of course the ‘Sinterklaas’books.The first one is an old story but a new book, the second you could call brocante because it’s an old one it’s falling apart as well!    

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Ready for some chocolate milk!


I’ve copied some pictures from a book on transfer paper  and then made these ‘Sinterklaas’cones.There’s a little white bag in it for some candy and some tulle fabric for fun completed  it with a stamped label and a nice ribbon.   




A real tradition in our family,baking ‘speculaas’’ with  freshly made almond paste If you’re ever in Alkmaar and in need of  some baking stuff  there’s a mill called’’het roode hert that sells delicious ecological  flour, herbs,bread  and lots more.


As you can see we’re ready for some baking,!

  Even Jackie is ready, just have to wait ‘til December the fifth!!    


Thanks for reading my blog and hope to see you again!

Greetings, ANITA and JACKIE.

vrijdag 6 november 2009

Birthday fun and Halloween laughter !


Just before Halloween it was my birthday.As you can see on the heart above ,my best friend Ineke made,I turned 43!!!!.What an age,still have get used to it.Time sure go’s by quickly!


I got lots of very nice presents and one of them is this fabulous book!


One of the presents was decorated with this old  43 ribbon.      


My parents gave me this beautiful hurricane.I found it a bit  empty around the base , so I  made this eucalyptus wreath a few  days later.


And of course there was Halloween…….


We all enjoyed a witches  high tea  at an autumn decorated table with Halloween cookies, a very tasty black cake(!) and other goodies like worms, eyeballs,fingers and lots of herbal tea!

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We also had two witchy activities,painting a Halloween plate  and making a woolen pumpkin.At the background we had funny ,scary sounds and lots of fun!!!!


Jack o lantern looked at us from the table……..

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   And this is the result of one evening having creative  Halloween fun!                    


Jack had fun as well(if a cookie fell on the ground).

I’m already thinking about the next festivities!Making things for December the fifth, I’m collecting ideas!!

Have a nice weekend and thanks for reading my blog