Wednesday, 11 January 2012

New Spring colours...

Be warned: totally different subject ;-)

Although it's only just January, I counldn't resist to buy some Spring colours.
When I saw the new Chanel colours (no I'm not sponsored by Chanel) I was convinced!
The new nail polish colours are April, May and June (what a coincidence...) and they are really candy colours, especially May and June. I think they will look wonderful come summer!
But April definitely can be worn as from now!

Lipstick, blusher, powder... all in such a lovely colour tones!
And so I also came home with this one:

4 Colours: peach, gold, beige and plum
Can't wait to try them out!!
 And this eyeshadow quadra just matches my new ski jacket perfectly :))
So I definitely won't be the fastest, nor the best skier on the slopes,
but at least I will go down
 (down as in: 'down the mountain' or as in 'down with my face in the snow'??) 
in style... 

And you? Do you wear make-up and/or use nail polish? (and do they match your ski jacket...?)
If so, what are your favorite colours/brands?

Wishing you all a colourful week!!
Photo credits: and

Friday, 6 January 2012


After a busy week at home, we decided to go away for a couple of days.
So we booked a hotel on Monday afternoon and left on Tuesday morning: to the Dutch North Sea Coast!
And guess what? The weather forecasts promised us lots of rain & a real storm...

We decided to drive via Belgium to the province of Zeeland (in the south-west of the Netherlands). And our first stop was the idyllic Veere. Unfortunately, it was raining cats & dogs and too windy to even think about getting out the camera :) I was happy I could get myself from the car to a little 'brasserie' without any accident!!
But even in the rain, Veere seems to be very beautiful, lots of historic buildings and nice restaurants & shops. Definitely a place to visit again in spring and/or summer.

Then we continued via several bridges belonging to the Delta Werken / Delta Works that are built to protect the land from the sea (this is where the North Sea Flood in 1953 took place). Impressive works, I have to say!

And so we got to our final destination: Rockanje. After a cup of tea the rain stopped and the sun all of a sudden appeared: time for a walk along the beach. Look what a beautiful sunset:

The next morning we went for a run on the beach, followed by a well-deserved breakfast :)
And then to the 'Maasvlakte' where we admired some big container ships arriving and where the wind mills were on full speed (because of the storm, remember?):

In the afternoon we went to Brielle, a fortified city, very charming and beautifully maintained:

By the way, the hotel was in American Lodge style:

Cosy, isn't it?

But, holidays are over, it's back to reality as from tomorrow :)
Have a great week!

Monday, 2 January 2012

Happy New Year!!

First, I would like to wish you all a
Lots of love, happiness, fun, laughter,
health & unforgettable moments!

A new year full of new opportunities & challenges.
The past will always be the past, nothing can change that,
but the future is open,
clean & ready to be made by

"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past "
~ Thomas Jefferson ~

And then the garden...
It's winter here, but temperatures even rise to 14 degrees (Celsius) and look what I saw:
snowdrops, crocus & new rosebuds...

I wonder about winter... will there be snow this year?
What do you think?

Wishing you all a great first week of 2012!


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