Friday 31 May 2013


In the beginning of May we spent some time in France, in the 'Provence'.
As always, France didn't disappoint us :)
 We had a nice view from our appartment that was next to a golf course

The village closest by was l'Isle sur la Sorgue: a very charming little island surrounded by the river Sorgue. And market day a couple of times per week!
I just love to stroll around and buy all the fresh products!

Or the dried products...
Lavender, that's what Provence is known for!
The scent only! Mmmm... pity you can't smell it :(

 We also visited Avignon

Avignon, with its very famous bridge...
Sur le pont d'Avignon...

Another very charming place is St. Rémy de Provence that we visited on another market day
Lovely market, all over St. Rémy, so it was pretty difficul to see something of the village itself (don't even talk about making pictures...)

And of course we couldn't leave without visiting Mont Ventoux...
by car ;)
Although the boys made plans to get into training to do it by bike next time!
I'll let you know about the progress!!

Have a nice week!

Monday 27 May 2013

The International Lonely Bouquet Day

Flowers are very important to me. I love my garden full of flowers, I love my house full of flowers and I just can't get enough of making pictures of flowers.
Flowers make me happy!
For me they change a house into a home,
they change a piece of land into a cozy garden, our outdoor home!

Emily from the beautiful blog Fleuropean has started a wonderful initiative:
the International Lonely Bouquet Day!

The ultimate goal of this initiative is to dedicate one day a year to making strangers happy.
How does it work?
1) pick flowers fresh from the garden or go wild on wild flowers... 2) arrange the flowers in a small, recycled jar, 3) add a signature “take me!” tag, and 4) leave the homegrown arrangement behind for a lucky local to take home.
You have just delivered a handful of flowers that will surely put a smile on a stranger’s face.
I'm in! Do you join me? June 30 is THE day!!
For more information please have a look at The Lonely Bouquet Day.
I'm counting on you!!

Monday 13 May 2013

Back in the garden...

This is impossible! Is it really more than two months ago that I was here? Time flies, that I know for sure!!
It was never the intention; it just happened. Spend some extra days in the office, dedicated time to some nice, new & challenging projects (will come back on that when the time is right!), holidays... Add the normal daily routine to it 'et volià', two months are gone before you know it!
But I hope to be back on a regular basis again.
Today I start with some garden pictures. Although it has been too cold lately, the last weeks there has been rain & sunshine... Perfect combination for the plants & flowers (and weeds!).
I actually only started working in the garden 2 weeks ago, before our holiday. Haven't been to the garden center nor any nursery yet... that is really exceptional! Never happened before :)
Last weekend I tried to clean the winter mess up... succeeded partly, still a lot of work to do.
But for now, I can show you some pictures:

 Tulips that I bought last year during my visit of the Keukenhof and
which I planted only end of January...

And what a coincidence... will be visiting the Keukenhof again this week. Very much looking forward to seeing all the beautiful flowers and colours.
Might be posting about it next week :)
Have a happy week & 'see' you soon again!


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