Friday, December 7, 2012

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas!


... but not here unfortunately! It has been raining and blowing and raining some more. I have to look at a lot of Dutch and Swedish blogs to get in to the wintry spirit. Just look at these pictures that I found online at NuNieuws of my old hometown of Utrecht today (The Netherlands)...


Sigh... Let it snow, please!

But...things are not bad here at all! This morning I visited  my friend Tif, a.k.a. Dottie Angel in her new pop-up shop called Gladys, her airstream trailer. I bought a most lovely trash bin for under my sewing table. (I'm very messy when I'm sewing and bits of thread and fabric are constantly flying around...) and received a wonderful poster with very wise words indeed...



After I got home I opened the long awaited parcel from my sister and oooohed and aaaahed at its contents!  Lots of different washi tapes, cinnamon sticks (the Dutch candy kind), marzipan, many many lovely postcards, fancy Dutch tea and a super-duper long poem written by Sinterklaas himself!  <wink> 


The best bit though was the Flow Winterboek that I had been awaiting for so long! And look what was in it: Postcards made by Tif!  How fun was that?  {smile}


Now it is the middle of Friday afternoon and the rest of the clan should be coming home shortly. They will find me behind the 'Flow Winterboek' with a cup of  'speculaas' tea beside me, but no marzipan left I'm afraid...  <wink>




17 comments:

  1. It just doesn't feel so Christmassy here with the sweltering heat and Dad overseas. It should all kick in whne school finishes or maybe it just needs the tree!

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  2. En hoe smaakte de Speculaasthee?

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  3. Come to Finland and saty with me, we have plenty of snow and I'm working the whole Christmas so you can have my house:)

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    1. I would love to come and visit Henrietta! A bit of a long flight though... ;-)

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  4. Lots of lovely things to read to day, lucky you on your little trip to see Dottie Angel, and washi tape parcels....must get some! Have a great weekend! :)

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    1. Always fun to meetup with Tif, very inspiring every time! :-) (and so great to chat with a fellow 'alien', i.e. foreigner...)

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  5. Hi hi, jij in Amerika aan de Sinterklaasthee, en wij hebben dat nog nooit gedronken ;) Maar, heerlijk dat je zo verwend bent door de goede Sint en geniet er maar uitgebreid van! Ik wens je veel sneeuw toe, meestal is het andersom, en laat jij ons smachten naar al dat witte wintergeweld ;) Groetekens Lupineke

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    1. Heerlijk hoor, die Speculaas thee, zeker een aanrader! :-)

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  6. Als je het echt wilt, dan wens ik je hopen sneeuw toe daar! :)
    En wat heerlijk zo'n pakje van thuis :)

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  7. I love your blog...the cape, the run, the birds...all the photos!! the white powdery treats, the cup of tea...a pleasure to be carried off into the world of Marjan!!!

    Shan

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    1. Oh Shannon, you're so sweet! :-) Hope to see you Tuesday!

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  8. Hi Marjan! I´ve heard from Aggie, that your comments in my blod do not show!? I have been wondering a bit, I must confess...
    I don´t know what´s the problem, hope it will solve somehow!
    Huga, Monica

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    1. That's right Monica. I just wanted to make sure that you knew that I was still reading your blog! :-)

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  9. We are possibly due for some snow tomorrow before it changes to ice pellets and rain. Hoping to make a snowman at some point. Love your new garbage bin. It is so my style. Luck you to find it.

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  10. Zelfs in het verre Amerika weten de leuke en lekkere Hollandse dingen jou te vinden :)
    Hier heeft de sneeuw trouwens maar heel even gelegen hoor....nothing but rain and wind now :S

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