Tuesday, 22 February 2011

C is for Cake and Coffee

I am not a big fan of breakfast and lunch, but I love morning tea. I don't eat cake every day, but I could! I have to bake a lot . In my shop I organize craft classes and I always serve morning tea or afternoon tea with some home made cakes.

This is the blueberry cake I made last week for the girls in the class. I am not sure if they come for craft or cake, but we always have great fun.

And for me is morning tea not complete without a nice cup of latte ( this one is made by my daughter , she did a coffee course in the school holiday, lucky me!!)

I am off now making myself a nice cup of coffee without cake :(
Wish you a lovely day!

Friday, 11 February 2011

B is for Beach.

Everybody that reads my blog every now and then knows I love the beach. So it was easy to find a subject with a B for me. I love the beach in the early morning, on a stormy day and on a beautiful evening.

I try and have a beach walk every day, just love it. And I'm so lucky that I live on walking distance from the beach.

Sunday, 6 February 2011

A is for Apple

This year I want to do the alphabet, not sure if I can find a subject for all the letters but I try to do my best.
We start of with the A for Apple.

When we came to New Zealand almost 6 years ago we bought a apple tree and this year we can harvest our first load of apples. It is not a lot but I think we have enough to make a nice "Dutch" apple cake.

Maybe when it is time for the C for Cake I can show you the apple cake. But we have to be patient for a while they are not ready yet.

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Back to normal.

Everything is back to normal again. All the girls are back to school after a long long holiday and I am back in my shop. If you look at the photo's you won't believe me if i say we had a wet very wet and windy holiday. We went for a camping trip to the Coromandel a beautiful part of New Zealand but is was so wet and windy, not nice if you have to sleep in a tent.

One of my girls spotted a love heart puddle, isn't that sweet.

The beach is great there.

But believe it or not after a camping trip like this I was happy to be home and to be back in normal life.


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.