Wednesday 19 January 2011

In with the old

Want to make your photos look old? Have a look at the Wanakoto website and play! It is a little bit slow, but worth it for the fun. In Japanese and English version.

Theses photos were taken this last summer but they look 100 years old! Weird...

I did it

So, I didn't chicken out after all and cycled into work. R gave me a new handle bar for the bike this Christmas. Yes, and odd kind of present, but most practical, and I really love it now that he has put it in place (not much use otherwise...). It makes me cycle straight, and I feel a bit Dutch, which reminds me of when we went to Amsterdam to celebrate our engagement last June.

Tip of the day: do not wear sticky gloss if you plan to cover your face with a wooly scarf.

Monday 10 January 2011


The weekend has come and gone as quickly as usual. It has been sunny outside, and still we spent much of our time indoors enjoying the warmth coming through the window. R is getting better and better at his bread making and this was one of the loafs that have been best so far.

I have been sewing a little bit too, but I feel a bit lost as it had been so long since I did any stitching. It was very nice to look through the fabrics whilst listening to the radio.

Another week ahead. What will it bring?

Sunday 9 January 2011

Best wishes for 2011

If I share my resolutions with you it won't make me want to stick to them just by making them public. Keeping them to myself makes them more meaningful. My aspirations, hopes and deepest wishes are personal. However, there are common desires such as wanting to see friends more, learn new things and become better versions of ourselves. Which direction we take and how we do it needs to be tailored and suited to each unique individual. I wish your days in 2011 are full of little steps forward, satisfying moments and deepest content with yourself and the life you are leading.