Wednesday, 16 June 2010


Dear Mum, I don't know where you are and if you can see this, but these are for you!
Love Jacoline XXX

Monday, 14 June 2010

Back from heaven.

We hade a great weekend away and I think I don't need a lot of words.
Just have a look yourself.

In this magical place the weight of the world just slips away!

Thursday, 10 June 2010

I'm off.

We are going away for a long weekend to the east coast. I'm looking forward.
Be back after the weekend with nice pictures to share.
Have a great weekend all of you!

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Baking time.

Wednesday already, last weekend our plan was to make a start with the garden room, but the weather was horrible. It was freezing cold and it was raining most of the day. For me a good opportunity to bake. I love cooking and baking but when the weather is to good I feel always guilty and want to be outside.

For my birthday I've got this great book with the most delicious recipes. But what to make first ??
I made a decision to make all the recipes out of the book, try to do one each week. (I'm not sure if i can do it but you need a goal isn't it).

This looks OK to me, but........

This looks better, Coconut, caramel, macadamia and white chocolate.

And this is the end result and I can tell you it was more than delicious!!!
I'm looking forward to the next baking project.

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

I have a dream..........

I have a have a nice small garden house, to grow plants, drink coffee, have lunch and maybe sleep on a nice summer night.

All these pictures make me dream..

But this weekend we celebrate Queens birthday and that is an extra day off. We are working in the garden to make our own dream place. So we don't have to dream any longer we can life our dream.


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.