International Friends Day

(Title creds go to Mike πŸ˜‰




Thursday Dec 1st –


Watercolor flowers suddenly seem like the best thing to add to every inspirational quote/verse and though they are pretty and I’m liking doing them a lot, I’m not sure what I’ll be able to turn to for some variety now 😬

I completed a few mini’s that morning too and was loving it πŸ’•πŸŒΈπŸŒΏπŸ’Œ

Brownie needed baking in preparation for having people over the next day as well as a good house cleaning etc. 😊
Fresh brownies and fresh house, what better feeling? πŸ˜‹

Mike had went into town and he returned with Oliebollen for us… 13 to be exact 😏😜

Greasy, heavy, donut like sweets, dipped in icing sugar.
Mike says we will be fat soon πŸ˜”

They are just like what I’m used to having under the name of New Years cookies… though I never liked them because of the raisins (Mike got me some raisinless ones).

Supper was leftovers and the rest of the day’s doings were odds and ends of no real interestπŸ˜‹



Friday Dec 2nd –




Our visitors from Germany arrived that morning and Caleb (Canadian), Micah (American) and Mike headed off for a bike ride through the only hills Holland boasts of and Susie (German) and I stayed at the apartment and I taught her the fine art of relaxation 😜

We got to relax and chat and even painted a little while the boys biked up and down hills and got rid of some energy.

I did have to make a French toast casserole for the next morning since the boys were also picking up Mark Hall (British) a good friend of Mikes, and he was spending the weekend so we’d need an easy, filling breakfast for the next morning.

The guy’s returned momentarily to pretty much say hi and bye and then they went out to play squash and Susie and I stayed as we were, warm and comfy in the house, snacking on cheese and crackers,  rather mouse like 😏

Once everyone had returned and we all happily gathered into our little space, Turkish food was ordered and enjoyed.

Followed by the brownie of course, styled by Mike  πŸ˜‹

The German bound folks had to leave and the rest of our evening was spent catching up with Mark.

I also got mail during the day!

Mom sent me the mini canvas’ painted by our nieces in Canada/US so we can fill our apartment with original, one of a kind abstract art πŸ˜‰πŸŽ¨πŸ–Ό

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 😊

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