Saturday 29 September 2012

Saying good bye to Summer...

With October around the corner, I would like to bring a last ode to this years' Summer.
It has had its ups & downs this year, but, overall, it was a nice Summer!
Partying has been one of our favourite activities

We enjoyed the garden with all its beauties a lot

And of course, we 'vacationed'!!



And rainy Luzern!
Ready for fall now!! Are you too??

Have a great weekend!!


Saturday 22 September 2012

Coffee & cake!!

Saturday afternoon... groceries done, bunch of flowers on the table, time to bake!
This time I wanted to make an apple pie, as it definitely fits the fall season that has just started.
But then my eye caught a recipe for apple crumble cupcakes... So apple crumble cupcakes it is!
The ingredients
The outcome

And a triple portion for a teenager who had just played a soccer match :)

Enjoy your weekend!
P.S. Wanna see another baking post? Have a look here
And should you like to know the recipe, just let me know in the comments,
then I will post it here!

Wednesday 19 September 2012

Another garden party!

And last weekend it was time for another party in the garden!
The weather was gorgeous and so, late in the afternoon, we received about 20 friends at home
 for what will probably be the last BBQ of this season... unfortunately ;)

Apart from cleaning, preparing & cooking I love to do some tablescaping!
Not that easy if you have to fit in 20 people on your  terrace.
But we managed!

This time I chose red tablecloths... with little white polka dots,
napkins in white with little red polka dots (I used them here too),
white flower bouquets, mix match of red & white china.

Lovely food, nice company, latino music, samba, salsa and aché :)
See you soon again!


Sunday 16 September 2012

End of summer garden

Wow... hasn't September weather been good for us so far?
Sunshine, blue skies, crisp air during the day and cool night to sleep well.
If you ask me, it can go on like this till next Spring!
The garden is still full of flowers thanks to the Dahlias and huge Zinnias. The  Aster (novi-belgii) produces a rainfall of soft pink flowers.


I must admit that I'm pretty surprised by all the flowers that are still in bloom. And, that the rest of the garden doesn't look too worn out after the summer. Still quite some fresh green around!

Lots of pinkish flowers,
so I need to remember to add some flashy colour to the borders next year,
some bright red or orange will add a bit more 'fire' to it, don't you think?
Could you give me some advice?

That's it for now, gonna enjoy the gorgeous weather outside and
later to the tennis court to watch the boys play their competition matches!
Thanks for stopping by here,
this one's for you (fresh from the garden!)
Wishing you a good start of the new week!
P.S. Remember what our garden looked like last year?
Click here

Thursday 6 September 2012

Morning Tea

During the week it's difficult to find time for a get-together with friends, especially in the afternoons. And as I liked to have an Afternoon Tea, it seemed impossible to organize. But then I came up with the idea of a Morning Tea (why not?) and so it happened!!

Victoria sandwich cake with forest fruits
A lovely sunny September morning
'Brabants bont' (the red & white checkered tablecloths are typical for the region we live in ) on the tables, all kinds of china, various drinks, lots of sweets (homemade) & friends to join the party!

It was such a beautiful day! Sun, friends, food, what else do we need?



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