Autumn mornings

13 October 2014

Autumn mornings

 

This picture was taken at my parent’s place last week. What I love most about it, are the old rooftops of the shed and the house next door. I took this picture one early morning; it was still warm enough to be outside for a bit without a coat. It has been a weird autumn so far – weather wise. Only right now, as I write this post, it feels like autumn weather is finally here. Early morning, blanket wrapped around me, writing and drinking coffee. Pure bliss, if you ask me. I’ve been longing for these kinds of autumn mornings for a while now. I love the coziness that cold, dark weather brings. I love wearing cardigans, sweaters, mittens, a scarf! I love the light of candles and twinkel lights in the morning (well, all dy to be honest). And while this year seems to go down as the warmest year in history for this small country of ours, I cannot help but hope for a rainy and grey autumn, followed by a cold and white winter. Fingers crossed!

10 things you may not know about me

9 October 2014

10 things you may not know about me

 

  1. I grew up in a small town with approximately 13.000 other inhabitants: Montfoort. The town is located in the so called ‘Green heart’ of The Netherlands in the Province of Utrecht. I wasn’t born there though: my mother is originally from Montfoort and when I was three years old we moved back to Montfoort and into the house where both my mother and her father grew up in.
  2. I love reading and watching documentaries or films about other people’s life. At the moment I’m reading ‘My life in France’ by Julia Child and recently I’ve enjoyed watching a documentary on her life as well. Before the life of Julia Child, I enjoyed reading up on Tove Jansson’s life and before hers it was the life and times of Helmut Newton that captivated me.
  3. As you might have guessed when reading ‘thing #2′: I like to focus on one subject at the time and really dig deep. Whenever I stumble upon a person or subject of interest, I like to read a couple of books, articles or blogs on it and watch as many documentaries or films about it as well.
  4. When I was sixteen I moved to Finland for a year. I lived with a Finnish family, in a Finnish village and went to a Finnish school. Living there and being a part of their everyday lives, was for me the best part of the experience. Fast forward fourteen years and we still speak often and see each other whenever we can. Also, I refer to them as ‘my Finnish family’.
  5. I love to bake, especially sweet goods and preferably Scandinavian ones. My ‘signature’ baked goods are Finnish cinnamon buns. I use a recipe that was given to me by my Finnish host mom. She got the recipe from her mother, who got it from her mother…so you know it’s good!
  6. I don’t just document my (everyday)life on this blog or via Instagram, I also use the ‘old fashion’ photo album way of documenting. I prefer to use words + images together and keep memorabilia of everyday life and travel. Late last year I decided to start a ‘Project Life’ album for the year 2014.
  7. I don’t like to put all my photo’s in albums. I always keep a few (or most of them actually) in a box. As a child I loved going through photo albums with my grandmother. She’d tell stories of days gone by. The best stories where accompanied by photo’s from a box a plastic bag. I guess they never made the cut when it came to the albums, because they never quite fit in anywhere.
  8. I like taking photographs with a disposable camera. The one thing I can never remember to do, is to develop them. I think I have about six disposable cameras waiting to be developed. The good thing about this is, that I never remember what was on them. It’s always a (pleasant) surprise once the photo’s are developed: like opening a gift.
  9. When it comes to style & design I like a minimalistic approach. With a bit of vintage thrown in here and there. I also like to customise just about everything. From my phone to planners, from an ironing board to a fridge door: I like things to blend in and match.
  10. I love bunnies.

The archives | 2004-2014

9 October 2014

I first started blogging in 2004. Which means that I’ve been documenting my life and the things I love online for ten years. The first two years I blogged in Dutch on a platform that no longer exists. Those archives are long gone. And even though the archives of 2006-now are in my possession, this is the first post on this blog. At least for the foreseeable future. Because it is taking me some time to sort through all of the posts: I want to remove dead links, find lost photo’s etc. So bear with me for now, and enjoy the new content!

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