I used to not like Sundays, but I believe I'm starting to become a fan. This Sunday was quietly spent at home. Simon had a party to go to, but before he went we played a board game together. Despite some frustration and tears (from Simon) we had fun.
Amber had a lot of homework to do and needed some help.
Even though it was wet and freezing outside I was determined to turn our compost heap. Bravely, I went outside and got to work until I spotted a mouse running off... I needed manly protection after that ;)
The time passed pleasantly and it was nearly time to start cooking. However, there was a nagging thing still on the to do-list. We have a vintage antique old iPod nano, that has been recalled by Apple for some fault that it may have. All you have to do is send your old iPod to Apple and you'll get a new sparkly one in return. We have known about this for weeks, but no matter how hard we looked that silly iPod was nowhere to be found! Very frustrating. Anyway, in the spare half hour before I started dinner I had a look in my sewing room and after digging through a few boxes I found it! I must say that the relief and satisfaction of locating it was almost enough for me. For good measures we did register it :)
I made veggie burgers for dinner that were very nice. I may post a recipe tomorrow. Now I'll have a glass of red and then I'll be off to bed. I caught up on a lot of sleep this weekend and I must say that I like this (new to me) feeling of not being exhausted :)
Two weeks ago the children and I went and explored a thrifstore in a new-ish part of the Netherlands. Supposedly, it is one of the biggest thrifstores in Europe. I wasn't really feeling the love though, there was lots of high street store stuff and not nearly enough old, faded and vintage treasures.
However, finding this lonesome Arcopal mug made it all worthwhile for me.
Then a few days ago a friend gave me these fabulous bowls. What a spot-on present! I love them. Just looking at them makes me happy.
That day was great anyway, as it included sewing, crochet, chatting and tea :)
I've started making my own bread. The plan was easy enough, but the reality is rather more complicated. I'm having fun though! Even if my loaves do not turn out quite perfect yet, I do really enjoy experimenting. There is so much to the art of bread making. I will just keep going until I know exactly what to do.
Making bread is such a pure and wholesome tradition. I know I've only just started, but already I will almost go as far as to say that it helps me restore my disturbed relationship with food. Kneading heals, folks ;)
And the great thing is, is that my bread is well received by the rest of the family... they like it! What more could I wish for?
Very straightforward, mindless crochet... wonderful work for all those hours spent on the sofa.
My mum gave me the yarn, which she bought at the market: 10 skeins for 3 euros. The label says that it comes from the Leipziger Baumwollspinnerei; it's some nice vintage DDR yarn. The funny thing is that I believe that this colour is perfectly on trend right now :)
Amber took this photo today... this cowl is so comfy!
I started off the new year by making my own liquid detergent. Yes, you read that right. Lately, I've really been into homemaking and making detergent was on my list.
I haven't tried washing with it yet, but I like it already.
Also, I put away everything Christmas-y today. What a great feeling. I would have a Christmas tree just to experience that relieved feeling after it's gone! The room instantly looks bigger and lighter.
We've been experiencing a really mild winter so far and it was a joyful moment when I spotted lots of snowdrops yesterday. There is life in the garden! Spring may still be far off, but it's on its way already.