zondag 23 april 2017

Spread, Sneezing & Salad


Dad has gotten the flu and our beloved Charlotte sneezes aswell. So here at the cottage with two down and two on the go. Life is a little different then we are used to...

woensdag 19 april 2017

Sheeps and Chilling



A picture of our flock of sheep, Easter might have come and gone. But here at Pale Rose we still enjoy these little darling in the sunshine. Someone else who enjoys the sun...

zondag 16 april 2017

Easter means Bunnies


Happy Easter everyone!!! I hope you'll have a wonderful time and get to spend it with lovedones. We are visiting my sister to celebrate. Looking forward to us all being together again...

donderdag 13 april 2017

Alpaca, walks and Leek sprouts


We've been going on more walks lately. The weather is sunnier and the doctor told me that walking helps with headaches. Which I've been having a lot unfortunately. But the good thing is that we can go to the park and can see the Alpaca's....

zondag 9 april 2017

Palmsunday at Pale Rose cottage



Today it's Palmsunday and we have a carefull hope that Dad is still improving. But I won't be talking anymore about the scary and "exciting" times we had. I have something else exciting to show you => Our new additions to our nature table...

woensdag 5 april 2017

Simple potatoecakes


Our weekend has been a hectic and emotional one. My dad got ill and had to go to hospital. We are now back together again at PaleRose Cottage, but still don't know what it was exactly. Feeling anything but secure that this will not happen again or worse. I kept daily chores and  mealtines simple...

vrijdag 31 maart 2017

Oats and Eggs



Here at Pale Rose we've tried a "new" thing, well new to us. We made overnight oats, with berries from the freezer. In some empty jamjars, looking lovely I think...

maandag 27 maart 2017

Decorating for Spring



Pale Rose cottage has been a hive of activity, well sort of. The sun has (occasionally) shone through our windows and Spring has arrived last week oh joy. Mom has been busy knitting and look at this, three beautiful ducks have been added to our nature table...


donderdag 23 maart 2017

Bagels and Carrot juice



Baking is one of my favorite things to do & so I put on my apron and grabbed my (relatively) new bagel cookbook this week. Time to bake some bagels here in Pale Rose's kitchen...


zondag 19 maart 2017

Warm Spot



I bought some new clothes and when you're going to wear something new, you want to look your best. So out came the ironingboard & everything new became wrinklefree. I put away the iron and turned my back to the board...

woensdag 15 maart 2017

Chutney and Tea


We have been busy in the kitchen of Pale Rose cottage. Cooking "ordinairy" meals & also trying out a few new recipes. Something we all love!! Mom had found a recipe to make your own Pear Chutney & we tried it out this week....


vrijdag 10 maart 2017

Teddies and thyme



When my Dad came home after a lovely day at the stamp collectors club, he had some cold shivvers down his back and a headache. It became a brief illness spel for him & he had to spend some time in bed...


dinsdag 7 maart 2017

Bulb children on our nature table


Gosh how ot rained and rained these last few days. And when you are "stuck" at Pale Rose cottage, not wanting to go out and get soaking wet. You do a bit of crafting, well mom did. She made two daffodill bulb children. Now sitting quite happily on our naturetable...

vrijdag 3 maart 2017

Mugcake and bedspread


We made some mugcakes for breakfast. With red berries inside and on the side. Some had funny shapes and non of it mattered. They tasted great :)

dinsdag 28 februari 2017

Cannoli and Bagels


Carnaval parades have gone past our cottage secersl times and peacefullness finally  returned to Pale Rose today :) Charlotte and I could not be happier. To celebrate everyday life as usual we had some cannoli with limoncello filling and pistachnut cookies with our tea...

donderdag 23 februari 2017

Oranges & a Favorite shot


We had lots of rain, and wind this week. Secretly I hoped that it would mean that the carnaval parade might not come by our home this weekend. Our cat is always so afraid of the loud music and strange people in costumes. But it probably will go ahead as usual this time of year. My foot got wrapped up once more, for another week. So I find myself knitting and sitting a lot ...

zondag 19 februari 2017

Valentine, my Foot


It's been a couple of days since Valentinesday, which is never a favorite of mine. Lend the oppertunity to send my sister a card though. She liked the card she saud :D This one above, don't you just love old movies?! I do....

woensdag 15 februari 2017

Rootchildren and Raspberry pudding



Today we had a slow morning. Thinking back to the visit from my sister and her boyfriend, to celebrate dad's birthday. He got some lovely food items & a new Hercule Poirot inspired book to read. A card and Bosche Bollen to have with our tea. There was so much news to share and mom had made a lovely pudding...

zondag 12 februari 2017

Carrot cakes and More


Mom and me had a rough couple of days in which headaches where almost constant. But despite being unwell we also had some lovely moments together at Pale Rose cottage. We baked a new cake, a carrot cake with no sugar in it, just a little honey to sweeten it...

zaterdag 4 februari 2017

Waldorf corner & Mug cakes

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A small corner of our wooden cabinet has been transformed. With a brown cotton material, a piece of wood and a vase with cherryblossom. Cheerfully occupied with some Waldorf bulb children. They make our cottage almost ready for the upcoming Spring...

Savoury cake & Sheep


We've been baking a lot the last few days. I had collected so many tasty sounding recipes & we indulged in making a few. Like this savoury Goatscheese Cake, with walnuts and thyme....

dinsdag 24 januari 2017

Polenta pancakes & Cold feet




Another new recipe we tried this week, a lovely plate of Polenta Pancakes with Bramble sauce. We made them for lunch and all enjoyed them immensly. A bit tricky to flip them over but in the end we got the hang of it. Don't they look lovely and homey. No two where the same and I rather liked there rustic shapes :) It felt lovely getting something new and warm to eat. When we woke up today the world around our cottage had turned white, snow beautiful...


maandag 23 januari 2017

Pizza's and Paintreatment


Lots happened since my last post. No, I didn't set myself on fire that was hopefully a one off ;)
I also had a lot of headaches for which I go to the pain clinic at the hospital. The bad days prefented me from writing anything new.

dinsdag 10 januari 2017

Anything but Uneventfull


Our Charlotte had a blast this week, playing with a large cardboard box. She hopped in and out again, hiding from us and clearly wanting to play :) Are cats wonderful or what?!!! She wasn't the only one having fun with it. With so much zen time at Pale Rose you'd never guessed what also happened...


vrijdag 6 januari 2017

The Epiphany



Hope you all had a wonderful day & baked a Kingscake just like us here at Pale Rose Cottage :)

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