zaterdag 30 november 2013

St. Nicholas Market, Crafts & Poetry



It's almost St. Nicholas day and lots of little ones are getting excited. Our Charlotte is too young to understand & her being a cat doesn't help either ;) She does enjoy playtime and has many fun toys to choose from. This week, mom realized that most of her bolls had gotten old. Time to grab a bit of wool and get creative...

woensdag 27 november 2013

High Tea Lunch


Some days are not memorable & others have a moment that will stand you by for a long time. There are many days in life you can call special, some more so than others. Today I had the most amazing day, I went out for lunch with my friend S. & I can tell you that it was a day to remember for a long time...

vrijdag 22 november 2013

Knitting, Sewing, Painting & Freezing


It's incredibely chilly in our village, has been all week. We have the heating on, I'm wearing woolen sweaters & still my toes need wiggling to stop them going numb in 2 pairs of socks.
So now try to imagine turning the heat of, opening all the doors and windows. Letting the wind reign free. Sounds like a bad dream doesn't it? Well it was VERY real to us this week...

dinsdag 19 november 2013

A Pancake "Prophesy" & a Laugh


Though all the ladies in my family, as far as I know, bake(d) pancakes on a rainy day. Non off us are/where witches & we don't dabble in magic. Yet there are times when you see something magical appear. Like a sign or a secret message perhaps, or simply something that will make you wonder...

vrijdag 15 november 2013

The Gift of Friendship


When my Friend S. came to see me on my Birthday she told me that, in honor of me adding another year to my life, we'd go for a High Tea together. Then I got the flu and had to cancel our appointment :( Though I was sad it turned out this way, S. told me on the phone that she would come and visit me at home instead...

maandag 11 november 2013

St Martin

Happy St Martins day !!


Reading the title or knowing that today it is November 11, I don't need to explain much about what we are celebrating at the cottage today ;) In this picture you can see the simple decoration we've placed on our nature table. It's a paper star light, a beautiful card framed and center stage on a slice of Birch tree trunk. Also a little "lantern" covered in stars. Perfect for St Martin who's the star of this feast...

zaterdag 9 november 2013

Building Strength & a House



Some days make you feel awesome and some days not so much. Everyone at Pale Rose has been teary eyed, sniffling and rubbing red noses. More tissues please, became a familiar phrase at the cottage. Feeling our heads ache and stomachs harbor a storm, we needed to build our strength back up. Time for some good old tried, tested & terrific comfort food!

maandag 4 november 2013

Miss Bennet's Barmbrack


Sitting on a chair in the living room of our charismatic country cottage. Sipping tea and watching a Keeping up Appearances rerun. I didn't feel like a Hyacinth at all. With a biscuit (or three) a complimenting my white tea & a scarf casually wrapped around my shoulders I felt a lot like a Janeite...

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