A Sophisticated Blending Of Coconut, Sandalwood And Bird Poo

Thursday Jan 12th –




Mike was going to be working from the office but due to traffic he ended up staying at the house to work.

I’d left the majority of unpacking to do while he wasn’t at the house but it seemed like that wouldn’t be happening, so I got it done that morning while he did some emails and then we headed out to do some shopping ๐Ÿ˜

I was cold and Mike took note and found an actual, indoor shopping centre ๐Ÿ˜ณ
I didn’t even know those existed here!

We went and it was fruitless… at least in the clothing area.
I just can’t adjust to the style here and most of the stores Mike would point me too had shoppers who’d be getting a seniors discount ๐Ÿ™ˆ

We did find flowers though ๐Ÿ˜

Lovely, large, pink and white ranunculus and orchids came back to the apartment with us๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’
We left the pointless clothing mall after getting some very non pointless nutrition.
Loempias ๐Ÿ˜

Whenever we do eventually move to Canada, I’m pretty sure we will need to invent a freezer bag style suitcase to take a supply of foods there with us ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ›๐ŸŒฏ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฅ™

We then moved on from the clothing search to home goods stores to look for items needed for a DIY project I’ll be showing you all soon ๐Ÿ˜„โœ‚๏ธ๐Ÿ“Œ๐Ÿ“ธ

We got a little more than just DIY supplies ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

I may or may not have discovered that while I don’t normally like shopping that much, it can be therapeutic in helping ease the transition from home to another country again ๐Ÿ˜œ

In my defence, most items I bought were on a list.
And if they are on a list they are necessary, right? ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ฌ

We checked out art, but art is too expensive๐Ÿ˜œ

I finalllllly found some scented oil diffusers that had candles in the same smell so you could actually know what scent you’d be getting!

Do you know how many oil diffusers are sealed up tight with no telling how they smell except for some unhelpful description like, ‘ A sophisticated blending of coconut, sandalwood and bird poo, the top scent leaving you energized and the deeper aroma offering calming, beach like qualities with a hinting of a sunset filled with evenings musk’.

Gimme 12!… ๐Ÿ˜‘

Anyways, I settled on ‘fresh linens’ and ‘berry’ in case you come over and can’t name what scent it is that you’re sniffing ๐Ÿ˜

My best find of the night… gold cutlery



The perfectly plain, golden set of eating tools called to me.
It didn’t have to call loudly, it could have said, ‘Jes–‘ and I’d already have picked it up, loved it and be looking at Mike pleadingly ๐Ÿ˜œ

Back at the apartment Mike transplanted Orlando 2.0 into the orchid jar and the cactuses into their wee little pots ๐Ÿ˜



Unnamed baby orchid went to the guest room, preparations for my friends arrival have begun๐Ÿ˜Ž


We then headed over to see John and Inge and also pick up Jesse who would be spending the night so he could accompany Mike to Belgium the following morning.



I may or may not have needed a snack around 3:00 am…Jet-lag does weird things.

Mike silently made us some nutella bread so we could make it till morn ๐Ÿ˜œ


Friday Jan 13th –


Mike and Jesse left for Belgium early that morning due to… Snow! โ„๏ธ๐Ÿ™

I awoke later on and prepared some coffee to join me on the couch while I posted ‘A Tasty Cup Of Sanity… Or Ten… Hundred‘ .

Which I was meaning to thank you all for taking the ten seconds to comment and make my day๐Ÿ˜
Look, I know it wasn’t THAT exciting people, nor was the prize considered all that fantastic to some perhaps, but three comments?
Sorry to be such a bore ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜œ

(Thank you to those who did take the time ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

Not sure if I should tell you’s the answer or give a second chance ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜œ

If you feel like it, click on the bluey green link above, comment your guess, make my day and if your too busy I’ll have the answer at the bottom of this post ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ’•

Once that post was up and the drawing to go along with it completed, it was time for me to try my hand at a DIY Polaroid display that i’d been inspired to try while in Canada ๐Ÿ˜

It turned out better than expected and Mike, you can be proud.
I even measured out the spacing, MEASURED not eyeballed!
Just for you babe ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป

(I’ll post more about the process soon๐Ÿค—)

That took a fair chunk of the day and the other chunk was used to speak to my sister, clean the house, do laundry, eat a supper of Moose jerky and cheese and paint a birthday card while seated by my pretty ranunculus ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’•



The boys got back pretty late after eating and hanging out with the Belgium cousins and we all went to bed soon after.


The answer to ‘A Tasty Cup Of Sanity… Or Ten… Hundred‘ is…. roughly 100 litres of coffee or 70 pots, told ya we like it ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‰โ˜•๏ธโ˜•๏ธโ˜•๏ธโ˜•๏ธโ˜•๏ธโ˜•๏ธโ˜•๏ธโ˜•๏ธโ˜•๏ธโ˜•๏ธโ˜•๏ธโ˜•๏ธโ˜•๏ธโ˜•๏ธโ˜•๏ธ

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