Saturday, 22 November 2008

Birthday weekend

On Friday our oldest daughter turned 15. It's always special to celebrate a birthday for the girls because it is there special day and for us to remember the day that they were born. I think you never forget such a special moment. And because she is the oldest, she made me a Mum, that's super!
I always make the birthday cake my self and this year I made one in a love heart shape with fresh strawberries. It's so strange because she is born in the Netherlands and we celebrated her birthday always in the winter. On the day she was born we had some snow and now we are living in New-Zealand and it is almost summer. We had great weather last weekend. It's hard to understand that it's November. But I can tell you fresh strawberries in November are great.
And with some fresh flower decoration next to every diner plate it looked great.

On Saturday we had the school fair, where we had a little stall. It was great fun . We are planning one more market before Christmas. If the weather is like last weekend we are more than happy!


Heart Felt said...

Wow, that cake looks wonderful! Happy 15th! xx

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

What a beautiful cake! Hope your daughter had a wonderful birthday. Your notebooks for the school fair look lovely and will no doubt be best sellers!

MelMel said...

Hello lovely to meet you...pop in soonxxx

Marjolein said...

Wat een schitterende cake zeg,krijg er gewoon zin in! Leuk te zien zo verschillend creatief mensen zijn, je maakt hartstikke leuke dingen zeg. Die sloffen.....super!!!

Simone de Klerk said...

Gefeliciteerd met je dochter! 15 jaar. Dat vond ik een heel bijzondere leeftijd. Eigenlijk zijn alle leeftijden bijzonder. De taart die je gemaakt hebt, ziet er heerlijk uit. Ook de bloemetjes maken het erg gezellig!

MelMel said...

Thank you so much for the lovely comment....lovely to meet youxx

Anonymous said...

Hoi Jacoline,
Van harte gefeliciteerd nog met je dochter ! Onze dochter is ook 15 jaar :) Inderdaad heel bijzonder: verse aardbeien in november ! Maar de taart ziet er prachtig uit. Wat leuk dat de school-fair een succes was. Mooi om eer van je werk te hebben toch?
Groetjes, Janneke.

lisette said...

Gefeliciteerd met je oudste dochter! Wat een toffe verjaardagstaart. Bizar inderdaad dat het zo zomers is terwijl ze dan in de winter is geboren. Heel bijzonder!

Anouk Hendriks said...

The cake sure was D.E.L.I.C.I.O.U.S mum,
and it looked pretty too

xxx The birthday girl xxx

Julie said...

Happy 15th birthday to your daughter. That cake looks absolutely delicious...YUMMY!!!!

Margie said...

Happy Birthday Anouk, what a fantastic cake. Jacoline (Lien)thank you for visiting Margie's Crafts and leaving your lovely comment. Those knitted slippers are so cute, the edges are nice, were they difficult to to? hugs Margie.

SWEET MARY said...

Good morning - your blog is so nice to read and you are such a clever and busy lady. I have run a few stalls recently and really enjoy it too. That cake looked superb - a work of art!

Elly said...

Gefeliciteerd met jullie oudste dochter! Tjeetje, 15 alweer, die van ons is nog maar 7! Maar het gaat zo hard! Grappig, dat ze met sneeuw is geboren en dat jullie nu zo heerlijk in het zonnetje zitten! En dan ook nog heerlijke verse aardbeien...yummie....!!!! Jullie kraampje zag er ook weer heel gezellig en uitnodigend uit! Fijn dat het zo'n leuke dag was!


This is the first time that I write in my blog.
I am Jacoline, me and my family emigrated to New Zealand from The Netherlands 3 years ago.
I can tell you, we went through some hard times in those 3 years, but we found our dream.

We bought a lovely home close to the beach. I spend a lot of time in our garden which has a lot of fruit trees, a nice vegetable garden and great flowers.

I love to shop in secondhand shops and garages sales are the best invention ever.
My days are filled with craft, cooking , baking and of course my 3 girls.
I try to have a beachwalk every day and on wednesday I join the quilt club.

We are still busy with rebuiling the house to make it a great home.
We like traveling and like to discover our new country.
I keep you updated with new stories, recipes, ideas and pictures every week.