Friday, 26 July 2013

Once upon a summers day

Last week my family and I went on a very much deserved vacation to the countryside. I love living in a big city, but I am a country girl at heart. There is something about the serenity there that makes me very happy and never fails to calm me down. The constant buzzing of those little insects and the bees..
Even though I can relax on vacation, I absolutely hate doing nothing. I can’t sit still. And this year we went biking (because I dragged my family with me on nearly every occasion) and kayaking (is this the right term? I’m not sure).

On the first day I explored the bike lanes and an admirable little town.

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Those lovely cobbled street were a pain for riding a bike on, but they surely looked very pretty.

We ate in a petite bistro opposite this store which sold antique furniture. The old man on the chair actually seemed to sit out there the whole time.


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And just around the corner we found this gemstone of shabby-chic. The store inside this house was made with so much love and effort. It looked nearly like it came straight out of pinterest, but with more heart.



Wednesday, 24 July 2013

The good, the better & the 18th birthday

At the beginning of the month I finally turned 18. I had a lovely weekend filled with little celebrations. On Friday my friends and I had a little get together. We had an Alice in Wonderland inspired tea party and it was fantastic. Sadly when I took pictures of my marvellously decorated table I completely forgot to put a memory card into my SLR…pfffff On Saturday my family and relatives came over and celebrated with me
Here are a few pictures I took with my new camera.
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Balloons everywhere in the garden and the house.

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I’ve got some bottles of bubbly, some Soap & Glory goodies, a very lovely clothbound edition of ‘Alice in Wonderland’.
And I  got the prettiest flowers ever. A bunch of pink and white peonies. . .
Another humongous bouquet.