Monday, 18 October 2010

Just a wet Sunday!

Life is not always easy, teenagers, family, lots of things to sort out and being forty something. No the sun is not always shining even like the weather last Sunday, wet and cold.
But I always try to be positive so why not organize a little party. I bought myself a new Cath Kidston bag (Why not) and love it , so to celebrate this little baby we had a little party.

First I had a good look around for a nice cake /dessert recipe and found this ! Yum Yum

Then I picked some flowers from the garden when it was dry outside, what is a party without flowers?

I wrapped up some nice chocolate with pretty pink paper and some Cath Kidston stickers.

Lit a candle in a handmade candle holder. An old mustard jar covered with a Cath Kidston paper napkin and finished of with a lovely ribbon.

Made a starter.

A nice pasta salad.

And a super dessert. It was delicious, we eat it all !!
I think the cake I made looks even better than the one from the book.

At the end we all had a great time so even when the "sun" is not shining you can have a little party!


MissMollyCoddle said...

Yum, yum, yum!!! That dessert looks amazing, you've inspired me. Love all your Cath Kidston touches too :)

Maryvonne said...

Wat een waarheid als een koe!
Je moet het leven zelf mooi maken, fijn dat je ons er mee inspireert!

TureluurBellemietje said...

het leven is een feest, maar je moet wel zelf de slingers ophangen.
Dank je wel voor deze o zo ware boodschap.
En je taart geweldig, waar staat het recept in?
een hele fijne dag!

Margie said...

Lein, the photos are fabulous, it feels like I was there at the party, what a cake, your certainly looks better than the one in the book. The chocolates, candle, starters and pasta look perfect. I think there is no better reason to host a party than to celebrate a new CK bag. Three cheers for you...hip hip horrah....etc. Hugs, Margie.

Penelope said...

Wow, what a feast, your cake looks delicious! There is nothing like a little CKto brighten a wet, rainy day xox

Raffie said...

Fijn dat je zo genoten hebt van je feestje. het is waar hoor je moet het zelf gezellig en leuk maken.
De taart ziet er heel erg mooi uit en zal wel heerlijk hebben gesmaakt.
gr raffie

Steffi said...

Yummy!What for great photos!Looks like from a cook book!

Madelief said...

Hoi Lien,

Dank je wel voor je leuke reactie op mijn blog. Wat bijzonder een Nederlandse in Nieuw Zeeland! Ik heb met veel bewondering naar je taart gekeken. Wat een juweeltje om je zien! Ik zou heel graag het recept willen hebben.

Lieve groet & fijn weekend!


Christine said...



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.