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    Bye 2017, hello 2018

    Let me start by wishing you all the very best for the new year! May 2018 bring you everything you wish for and more! The blog has been neglected this last month and the English side of it even longer so. My last English post dates as far back as to the summer of 2016! Amazing how fast time goes by, really. But this last month wasn’t a good blogmonth for the Dutch blog either. I’ve been struggling with a reading slump since September, which then extended to a general blogging slump. The fact that I also had a million different plans for handmade Christmas presents also didn’t promote blogging,…

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    Instagram & WIPs

    This summer my phone died. It wasn’t completely unexpected, but I had hoped it would last until the release of the new IPhone. I had set my mind on the IPhone 5S and I hoped the release of the new model would bring down the price. Unfortunately, I do not have such luck and thus needed to buy a new phone straight away. I still hesitated, because an IPhone does cost a lot of money, but eventually my provider of gas and electricity pushed me to buy my coveted phone. “Huh?” I hear you think, “Your provider did?” Well, almost around the same time I got my end-of-year bill, which…

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    Big Brother is watching you

    Today’s my birthday. And I’m not just saying this to get birthday-wishes, but because I saw this on Google this morning: And I though, “Hey, what a coincidence. What would be the meaning of these cakes? A famous birthday?” And then I scrolled over the image and saw this: And yeah, that does creep me out a little. Yes, I admit, it’s mostly very convenient that Google remembers all sorts of things, like passwords and usernames and search terms. But a part of me does feel uncomfortable about all this. But hey, I won’t let it spoil my day and isn’t that exactly what they want? » insert ominous music…

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    It’s already over

    The lion’s share of my vacation has already passed by. But a glorious vacation it was! My goddaughter’s sleepover and planned visit to an amusement park was a rounding success. Definitely worth repeating! Then followed the travelling portion of my vacation. My parents were staying with the caravan in Saint RΓ©my de Provence for a couple of weeks. Since I had no other plans this summer, I decided to visit them for a week. My arrival was a little depressing, since it started raining the moment I set foot on French soil and didn’t relent for the rest of the day. Luckily it was only that day! My plan for…

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    Vacation!

    Boy, oh, boy, I thought I would never get here, but now it’s finally happening. I’m on vacation!!!! Jeij!!!! Starting tomorrow my goddaughter is coming to stay for the first stime, so that’s very exciting! She’s been looking forward to it a lot and has been crossing off days on the calendar for a month now. Of course I’m also very thrilled, but also a little nervous that I won’t be able to live up to her expectations. In any case, I’ve already got a big trip planned to an amusement park (as part of her birthday present). Although she doesn’t really understand the word. She thinks an amusement park…

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    Sport and salads

    Lately I’ve been eating a lot of salads. This is due to the fact that I no longer lunch in our cafetaria at work every day. I’ve been bringing my own lunches, which are mostly salads. Much healthier than the dishes served in the canteen, which are often greasy and salty. The reason why I no longer go for lunch every day is because I now use my lunch break to sport. A colleague and I are currently on week six of the Top Body Challenge! The Top Body Challange (TBC) is a training schedule of 12 weeks, for which you do a half hour work out on 3 set…

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    Noses and needles

    If I had bothered to look further than the length of my nose, I would have been able to answer my own question about Catania from my previous post. Can you remember this dress from last year? Well, I crocheted this with exactly 6 skeins of Catania cotton and the end result wasn’t too heavy for my then 4-year-old goddaughter, who isn’t exactly the largest child of her age. So yeah, against the general advise received here, I think I will take my changes on knitting the summer dress with Catania. You’ll definitely hear about it here and I will make a note for future reference if Catania should be…

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    Summer yarn question

    Good morning all! Have a nice Pentecostal Monday ^_^ In reaction to my previous post, Myriam asked me if Catania cotton is well suited to make summery clothes with. I had always assumed it is. It can’t only be meant for amigurumi, right? But due to another reaction, by Marianne, I’m starting to have doubts. Marianne asked if clothing made with 100% cotton wouldn’t be too heavy. :huh: Weeeeell, to be honest, I never even considered that. Another thing to add to my undecided mind: Will a dress of 300g be too heavy for a child? No idea. So dear people, I have two questions for you: Will a childs…