Monday, August 29

Old love never dies....

Birthdays of DH and I are both in february. This year we got a combined present from our children and last saturday it was finally time to cash in...
We spent the most wonderfull day driving a 2CV Citroën, the one and only car I ever fell in love with. We used to drive one for more than 10 years, long time ago. My great love was a edition called "charleston"
 When I got pregnant with BikerSon, the car had to go. Not the safest one to transport children and it was getting old and weary too. I cried when DH drove it to the garage to trade it in for a familycar...
Saturday we got a "Dolly"edition! Beautifully restored to her (yes, it's a she) former glory.
 We also got a lovely picknick basket which was more than enough to last a day (or more!), a tablecloth, napkins, picknick blanket, coffee, tea, cold drinks etc etc
 Driving for me is a way to go from A to B. Nothing I like or dislike, just getting around. But not in this car!
I drove all day through woods, fields, villages,  recognizing all her buttons, clutch handle, the SOUND of her engine, the SMELL...OMG I LOVED EVERY SECOND!! smiling, loving it all the way.
And now I want to have one again. I'm ready to break the bank and spent my savings if it weren't that we don't have a garage to stall her safely for the years to come.
But without a doubt: this was the best birthday present ever!
( sadly Blogger decided to flip all the pictures i took :( and no one wants to look at 5 flipped pics..especially 5 flipped ones of a car hahaha)

Thursday, August 25

Hot ☀️☀️

Funny how things go.....last week research showed that the summer of 2016 was " dissapointing" Too cold and too wet. This week it is HOT. Temperature 30C and more. So today 's newsarticle was that this summer is in the top 10 of hottest summers ever.....
Now what to do when temps are rising? You go to church! Not to worship, but to go to a quiltshow..
The building is no longer in use as a catholic church and the Dutch guild held it s annual show there. Plus was ,that is was pleasantly cool inside!

What great effect to paint around a door😀
Now a corner to chat, once a place where babies were baptised.....
The burial place of Engelbert II van Nassau. Somehow related to our king...

But today it all was decor to quilts and quiltshops.
I did not take that many pic's;compared to Birmingham it is a very small show.....yes I m spoiled...
One in particular caught my eye. No patchwork, hardly any colour
It s just stitches! What a great way to pratice machine skills e.g. Perhaps it was that one red bow that did it:)
After the show C and I had a drink in the shade of a giant chesnut tree and then drove to a nearby quiltshop where they had refreshments, soup a great garden and SALE 👍🏻👍🏻
We got " incomplete" moda jellyrolls for an absolute bottom price. The incompleteness ( is that even a word?) meant that no all strips were the same width. Some smaller, some wider. Who cares? It s cheap fabric!!
I also couldn't resist some grey and white. Perfect with red!

Tuesday, August 9


....after a 3 week roadtrip through the UK, together with DH and youngest daughter. We rented a campervan and just took of. What a lovely country Britain is! Nice friendly people, beautifull scenery, narrow roads, quaint villages and modern s all there.
Such a change after years of going to France or Italy. We drove from Brighton to Cardiff, from the Cotwolds to the Peakdistrict and Lakedistrict to the Lowlands of Scotland. Saw Stonehenge, Hadrian s Wall,
 the Cerne Giant 
and the Durdle door. 
Went to the see where Broadchurch season 3 was filmed, visited the Dr Who experience and walked along the cliffs with DD. 
On our way we payed a visit to Pemberly, home of mr Darcy ( he was not at home unfortunately)
 and missed Downton Abbey by a few miles.....but we did see Blechtly park where the Enigma code was cracked. 

3 weeks wasn t enough. Not by far! So we must go back another year, another summer.....
See more of Scotland 
And enjoy another pint in the local pub
Ofcourse I missed CutyPie! She growing too fast, eating breadcrusts and theething all of a sudden. She s 6 months now and pulled a bit of a lip when she saw me again haha! Didn t know who I was anymore!  We will get re aqainted again. Her other gran ,who takes care of her every thursday, is on holiday now, so I'm on call for 2 thursdays in a row! Cuddling and playing, quilting during naptime....that sounds like a plan to me!