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Quote of the week – simplicity

It's been a while since I posted a quote of the week. This section should therefore that name already no longer wear. Still, I like to keep up to date regularly with an appropriate quote you on how it decays us, that emigrate.


Slowly we come into calmer waters. Our cottage is now virtually furnished and so we have time for other things. Fourth as we 'holiday’ and Christmas with my sister and her family. What was very nice. It was long ago that I was so looking forward to the holidays and I was even nervous when I went to pick up from the airport. Yet quite exciting, people home show where we have arrived. And they would find Ibiza just as special as we? It was a super nice week and I'm already counting down to the next visit; my brother and his girlfriend. We also celebrated old & new with new friends in Ibiza. It was a real sleepover and the four of us went sumptuous dining, dancing in the pub and then have breakfast on New Year's extensive and walking on the beach.

By now I come to the conclusion that what we craved, slowly begins to take shape. A simple(is) to live. We buy and gather our own wood for the fireplace, should ensure that sufficient gas so that the stoves can and can be cooked (oops… we went there in the fog) and extensive cooking with local products. Jurgen rumbles in the garden, with an ax in the back for smaller wood to make it to the stove and we make plans for the establishment of our garden. We have breakfast at the shed in the sun, make extensive healthy lunches, explore around on foot and wander off local markets and shops. And, this is how we did it in mind. A simple life and much beyond his. Thus it is with us; well I can say. Oh, and in between there is of course also blogged, worked, We arrange all kinds of business day of emigrating as a bank account, of autokeuring, residence and more… but that should not spoil the fun and makes this adventure.

Quote of the week 51 – acclimatize


Time flies. It's been a week 51 and Christmas is coming. Crazy, because I feel it is October or something. Winter is here hardly. Okay dan nou, In the evening it is very cold here and we have the heaters. The houses are built in summer temperatures, You can tell that. Therefore we move, once the sun shows itself, with Noa (our parrot) and all to the porch. Where it soon hotter than inside. And that's so nice. With my chair, wind against the barn, the temperature as quickly to 20 degrees.

But emigrating is really not just fun and and we are certainly not all day in the sun. Thus, we have talked about for days electricians floor, that ALL electrics were replaced. And right after the whole house was thoroughly cleaned. You guessed it, we can do about that. I get my bath with our boiler 50 l just not filled with warm water. So I was shaking the first time from the cold, while I had so looked forward. That is why I walk today with the kettle and down four times before I half filled, but hot, can take bath. In.. we have internet, but above quote reveals its quality. Back to ADSL with a speed of 3MB. There… that puts not really improve the situation. The blog can nog net, with small images and video without course. Skype we do at times that the neighborhood is not at home and especially not during siesta, because it simply does not. Oh ja en water? We get by that 50 liter on the other side of the island,. We fill rapidly bottles 5 liters each of our own collected. And that brings with it some stress, because the spray really where the hose.

Ordinary life enters here. The first moments of loss come and I have to get used to "the enjoyment and may have little '. In my head I make all kinds of busy schedule, I slowly go back to work and I think everything from structural. And that's sometimes exhausting. Because I had given myself the time to get used. Paper. But to realize that in real life…Just for you stare out or read a book, there is little to. Someone the golden tip?

And yet lovely people, I look for the first time out for Christmas. We bought a real Christmas tree, want ja, which can in a large people home. I decorate things with lights and poinsettias and I really fancy dark days. The fireplace, tapas and games. Delicious!




All super happy holidays

and lovingly from Ibiza!

December gifts Piece of Makeup

December is a month full of holidays. St. until Christmas, needs of all purchased, pieced and be decorated. Therefore today inspiring DIY products for the perfect month of December.

But also for afterwards, want de webshop van Piece of Make has everything for everyone who loves DIY and crafts. From materials to package and book the ideal creative handiwork during child birth. No idea what you do with all the materials,? Piece of Make is full of DIY ideas for each day.

I made a nice shopping selection of DIY products and gifts. Things that would be one by one on my list. You look it?


1. DIY package silhouette €19,95 2. Stempelset Do it yourself €6,75 3. Soft wool in old pink €4,50 4. Porcelain markers gold and silver €4,95 5. Set of 4 broad ring €19,95

DIY: Gift wrapping

Midden in de hectiek van de feestdagen en op het laatste moment nog wat inspirerende inpaktips!

Inmiddels verzin ik van alles om mijn cadeaus leuk in te pakken. Bijvoorbeeld in krantenpapier, behang of een oud tijdschrift. De hype rondom washi (masking) tape kom daarbij goed van pas. Want zelfs al pakje je het pakketje in, in een blanco A-4 vel, met washi tape wordt alles mooi.

Maar wat extra inspiratie kan nooit kwaad. On Stylelist.com kwam ik deze inpaktips tegen! Op de websites met instructie filmpje! TE leuk toch? Ik ga denk ik vooral aan de slag met confetti en naald & draad. Want een pakketje met je naam er op, maakt het uitpakken nog spannender!

I wish you a….