Saturday, October 19, 2013


guess what I found on the attick? 
a fountainpen 
no, two of them

and today I bought an orange moleskine notebook
back to writing
it has been a long time
too long

think I will love it!
especially the ink on my hand (lefthanded)

Friday, October 18, 2013


the elm died
it was a mini-elm 
(we only have a small garden) 
but he kept on growing and growing
yesterday he fell over
made me so sad
bye tree, I will miss you  

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Wednesday, October 16, 2013


could this be the way to stop forgetting things? 

I painted a blackboard on the kitchendoor (huge one, the blackboard, not the door)
This should be helpfull too.  
If I don't forget


Monday, October 14, 2013


and monday
should make a huge to-do-list
maybe tomorrow?

(by N. Fadeeva)

Sunday, October 13, 2013


hi, rainy/stormy sunday here. But yesterday we had great autumn-weather. Perfect for apple-picking.
110 kilo's, will do untill february. Even Bor loves them. (he stops apple-eating when we have to get apples from the shop)

Saturday, October 12, 2013


I'm back (again) 
S.I.L. (heehee) changed browser and I think (HOPE) everything is o.k. now
see you tomorrow

Wednesday, August 28, 2013


hi, as promised: I'm back
summer has almost gone
allthough the best is yet to come
bird-in-the-garden agrees

Monday, August 26, 2013


time to blog again
I know, almost 3 months since my last update
have been thinking of deleting the whole thing
but I didn't
I'll be back
wednesday 28th
same old thing
a blog + picture a day

see you (I hope)

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

meerkat mail

back from the bookshop
little mouse's big book of fears
meerkat mail

thank you Jane M. for telling me about the little mouse  :o)

Monday, May 27, 2013


after 13 weeks no-chocolate-at-all
I had some
nice chocolate
it didn't taste the same anymore
was really looking forward to this moment
I remember a completely different taste

Sunday, May 26, 2013


finally some nice weather
this picture was taken at 18:30

Friday, May 24, 2013


raining again
I don't mind, I like rain
must admit: I don't tell people anymore

was planning on dyeing some mohair
bought some new boxes of Rit in Münster
great stuff, nice colours
not easy to find in Belgium
but Berelijn (NL) has a large collection
ps: the picture was made yesterday evening (sun)

Thursday, May 23, 2013

monsieur D.

a few minutes ago on the radio:
Georges Moustaki has died
RIP monsieur Moustaki

takes me back a long long time
to be exact: 40 years
love french but not "la grammaire et les conjugaisons"
survived thanks to my "Bescherelle"

I love poetry
and so did monsieur D. 
"la ballade des pendues" de François Villon
still remember how it felt when I first saw it

because most of his pupils didn't like poetry
monsieur d. used french chansons
Moustaki, Brassens
he brought a recordplayer (old times, 40 years ago!)
and we all ended up singing "il est trop tard"
(will be in my head for a long time now)

should have said it then
but I will write it now:
merci mr D.
for letting me know about Villon & Moustaki & Brassens

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

to knit

june 16th
Leopoldpark Oostende

Tuesday, May 21, 2013


still cleaning up my picture-files
the pictures/things I save

this is a picture of my favourite snack
can't resist them
and very soon there will be an AH in Bredene

love their advertisement too  
guess why?

Monday, May 20, 2013


rain, rain, rain
so many shades of green in the garden
the "wilde wingerd" is growing like mad
(virginia creeper - parthenocissus quinquefolia)
will take picture as soon as it stops raining

have been clearing up pictures on my laptop
any one any idea where I can find
these unbelievable cute bunnies?

Sunday, May 19, 2013


sorry, skipped my blog for 2 days
due to circomstances

Bor & "kip" are enjoying some sun
still some wind
but they are happy to see a blue sky
and SUN

Thursday, May 16, 2013


this morning I had to say adieu
to a good pal
my old (hema)toaster is no more
some firework
and no toast at all
in the afternoon we went for a replacement
have been dreaming of this toaster for a long time
(not a good picture due to dark weather)

Wednesday, May 15, 2013


knittingclub was fun

need to order some mohair
and decide if I am going to try etsy
have some bambooo's on etsy?

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

books & brunch

busy day today
first visit from the architect
and then Books&Brunch in Brugge
Garenmarkt, Brugge
many books (secondhand)
tasty (vegetarian) tosti with goatcheese
if you ever visit Brugge/Bruges
enjoy the books/food!

Monday, May 13, 2013

10 weeks

10 weeks today
10 weeks no chocolate at all
I thought it would get easy
but it doesn't
not at all

picture: some chocolate in the cupboard
I prefer: dark cote d'or and lindt (milk)
allthough I wouldn't say no to some milka eggs  

Sunday, May 12, 2013


dark weather, difficult to take good pictures
meet bobbie/struppi/snowy/milou
on the wall next to me
it is a carpet
but much to cute to have it on the floor

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Friday, May 10, 2013

Thursday, May 9, 2013

sodorsha wth crvn

yesterday at the "breiclub" (knittingclub)
I got a present
Sodorsha volunteered to be on the picture
with this cute little caravan
thank you Rozemie

this is the first item of a new (small) collection
bought another tiny caravan on etsy last night

ps: Jane M. (Newport, UK) mailed me a picture of her caravan with one of my silly cornichons.We met some years ago in Arpaillargues (France)

Wednesday, May 8, 2013


one is never to old for children's books
especially from Kathrin Schärer

Johanna im Zug
Ich mit dir, du mit mir

just ordered another one
can't resist those drawings
they're fantastic

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

the thistlethorns

one of my small collections
the thistlethorn family
I have other families
and furniture too
some vintage
and even some new ones

Monday, May 6, 2013

shedworking (1)

I have some great news
the little work-place in the garden
will be rebuild
(when it rains it becomes a pool)
can't wait to have my own "atelier"
and even better
Bor can stay with me
while I'm working, thinking, writing, reading
(he can not come to the attick because when he gets old he will be to heavy to carry him downstairs)

this is the window now


Sunday, May 5, 2013

Saturday, May 4, 2013


I was looking for the translation
of schwalben (german)
and look what I found
would be perfect in combination with my fox

Friday, May 3, 2013


our laekenois from friesland (NL)
laekense herder: old belgian breed
my best pal ever

Thursday, May 2, 2013


rain and rain
postoffice + parcel
little brown box with 2 puppies
with large-dog collars
going to their new home

ps: this evening machine-sewing-lesson
    poor teacher

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

attick (1)

place for many (small) collections
drawings, posters, souvenirs
and books, books, books