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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Affordable Holiday Gifts




  



  

Are you looking for affordable Christmas gifts? Or cute stocking fillers? Look no further! I've done the research for you and found these adorable but inexpensive presents. It's all about hitting the right notes... or in other words... finding something funny, special, comforting and thoughtful. To me it's important that gifts will make the receiver feel good. Let them know you think about them. That doesn't mean you have to buy something expensive. In fact, all gifts shown here are under €10 / $11 and some even under €5 / $5,50!

Fox-shaped salt shaker by Zara home:
http://www.zarahome.com
Red glass tealight holders by Zara home:
http://www.zarahome.com
Chocolate bar by Tony's Chocolonely, Christmas edition:
http://www.tonyschocolonely.com
Holly Wreath napkins by Emma Bridgewater:
http://www.emmabridgewater.co.uk
Jamie, food & travel magazine by Jamie Oliver:
http://www.jamieoliver.com/magazine
Silver miniature Christmas wreath by The Wunderkammer:
http://www.thewunderkammer.eu
Bergamot glycerine soap by Carthusia:
http://www.carthusia.it
The Ritual of Light tea by Rituals:
https://eu.rituals.com
Nutella mini glass jars:
https://www.nutella.com

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Fidel Castro's Death





Fidel Castro has died last friday, November 25th... I pray for the Cuban people and I wonder how this will change their future... let's hope for the best! My regular followers will know that I love Cuba, in fact I have been there several times. It's a breathtakingly beautiful country, but every time it breaks my heart to see so many people living in poor conditions, gorgeous historical buildings falling apart...
"Buena Suerte" Cuba!

Monday, November 21, 2016

A Fall Walk
















Fall, it's a season I have a love–hate relationship with... I absolutely love the beautiful colours, the falling leaves, the pumpkins, Halloween decorations and pretty mushrooms popping up in the park.... but I hate those grey, rainy days when you practically can't leave the house.

But when the sun is out, the sky is blue and the colours are those of an "Indian Summer"... it's the perfect time to go out for a walk! I put on some warm clothes, grab my camera, or in this case, my cell phone.... and I'm ready to rumble!

These pictures were taken at the estate surrounding Duivenvoorde Castle in Voorschoten, The Netherlands. For more information about Duivenvoorde, please continue here:
https://www.kasteelduivenvoorde.nl/en

Monday, October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween!





Happy Halloween guys! I hope you will have a wonderful and (if you wish) scary evening! I have to be honest, I usually don't celebrate Halloween, but it's a great opportunity to decorate the house & garden. Some orange Champagne won't hurt anyone either ;-)

Ps. While I was writing this post, the doorbell actually rang and there were some Trick-or-Treaters!!

Monday, October 24, 2016

In Love with Capri





















Capri.... I fell completely in love with you (all over again)! This island with its beautiful colours, stunning views, pretty flowers and delicious scents... to me it's a miracle! Capri, I just can't get you out of my mind! More blogs will follow soon.

Food pictures -besides the pizza- taken at Beachclub Il Riccio:
http://www.capripalace.com/en/beach-club-il-riccio/
Sandal made by Canfora:
http://tarasdolcevita.blogspot.nl/2013/11/canfora-sandals-capri-italy.html