The Buying Bug Has Bitten

Tuesday Sept 27th –

After Inge and I enjoyed the breakfast prepared for us by Mike, it was mostly get ready for town and head out.

Mike and I had returns to do and an apartment paper to sign but it turned into a longer outing then expected due in part to walking down a street we don’t normally take and spotting new shops to peak in 😁

With having the apartment almost in our grasp, the decor buying bug, has bitten πŸ™ˆ  (Though if I’m honest we must be infected by said bug because when do we ever really not shop?)

We found a sale corner and left two vases, a gold serving tray and one sheep throw heavierπŸ˜πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

(Mike thinks the sheep throw being ‘real sheep’ makes it quality… I just think it makes it sadπŸ‘)

I found a belt for 2€ πŸ‘πŸ» And thanked my savvy self for not buying the 15€ one I had seen a while back πŸ˜πŸ˜‹

Pretty wrapping paper is always a must and ‘Hema’ is a store I find irresistible.
Having so many brightly colored accessory items that you don’t really neeeeed but at cheap enough prices to make you deeply consider everything πŸ™ˆ

A cheese truck was stopped at to see if they had any kind of jalapeño cheese but they did not, so a tomato and olive cheese was purchased instead😏
Yes yes, no will power is what you’re thinking, but yoooou try leaving a cheese truck empty handed πŸ§€

And when one buys cheese one must eat it, so back at the house we had a little cheese and cracker tray.

Ritz curtesy of the summer visit back homeπŸ‘ŒπŸ»

We heard the unfortunate news that Oma and Opa’s sister-in-law had passed away that morning, so in order to introduce the Canadian way to them, Mike suggested we take them the remaining soup.
It isn’t a thing people do here, take food to the family of those who’s loved ones have passed away or if a family had a baby.
It is unheard of and a little weird to them and most wouldn’t even have room for food because they have no freezer besides the small one included in their fridge 😜

Oma had some dessert for us to try that she had made with the pastry Mike and I had got her in Switzerland, so we got to see the result of our searching πŸ˜‰

The next batch of  ‘ We Nomads ‘sweaters had been picked up so it was time to get a picture of the finished product, unfortunately for meπŸ˜‹

Fortunately for me it was soccer night for Mike though and that usually means I eat some salt and vinegar chips because he hates the smell and also because then he isn’t sad that I have a snack and he doesn’t 😜





Wednesday Sept 28th –



Make the coffee, write the things, etc. etc.

I was planning on making a dessert but too many ingredients were missing and I didn’t feel like walking to the store to buy that much, so that’s a plan for another day.

Instead I went out and began sanding off my desk 😊

We had picked up sandpaper and spray paint the day before so I was hoping to have it done or almost done, before we leave for Greece 😁

**Little Mini Jem Moment: Two weeks until we move to the apartment πŸ’πŸ’‘**

Mike stopped to get some green beans on his way back from work so I could finish putting together the supper of chicken, bread and wild rice.

I think it’s safe to say Mike and I left the table much fuller then my last supper attempt πŸ˜‹

Bible study was attended and Sarah loaded me up with poppy seed bread again… now I’m really sure she has some ulterior motive 😏

Author: jessicapeters95

Hello humans 😊 This is where you learn about me I suppose, though anyone reading this right now most likely knows all the boring details ;) I am Jessica Rose Peters-Hagenouw. (Always thought I'd be able to pronounce my married name but hey, life doesn't go as we plan.) June 11, 1995, tis the day Robert and Bonnie Peters received the most adorable, amazing, wonderful, surprise 3rd child they could have dreamed of. Speaking of being the third child, I have an older brother and an older sister. Both of whom are married and have wee little families of their own, making 'Aunty Jess' another name I go by. I grew up and have lived all of my years up till November 2015 in Saskatchewan, Canada. Making summers that are extremely short and winters that never end, vast open spaces, northern lights, unthinkable amounts of mosquitoes, lakes, forests and people waving to you on the grid road all different things that mean = Home. But Home is not where I'll be for some time. My husband is a Dutchman, living in Europe. Therefore I too have been living in Europe for the last few months. The reason I started this little blog/journal/writing thing, is to document a bit of my "whole new world," for those at home who wont be awake at 3:00 am wanting to hear about how I couldn't find flour at the grocery store. Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek into my little life 😊

3 thoughts on “The Buying Bug Has Bitten”

  1. I haven’t a motive I just like your smile when I give it to you 😜😜 aaaaaand it is hard to find something little what you like 😏 So I will stay with poppy seed brad πŸ˜…πŸ˜˜


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