No Easy Feat

Wednesday Nov 8th –

Mike was working from home, so after a lazy morning in bed, I made us breakfast and he headed to our place to work.

I stayed put to work out and then went on to spend most of my day looking through the website 😳

They have SO much… in all price ranges and styles, that it was pretty intense to look through and after selecting 26 items, narrowing it down and buying 1… it felt like a sufficiently wasted day πŸ˜πŸ’πŸ»

I hope we love the one item as much in person, as we did from its online presence πŸ˜‰

Yes, I say WE because Mike liked it too!

It’s in times like those that his slight colourblindnessΒ can be of help πŸ˜‰πŸ™ˆ Continue reading “No Easy Feat”

Falling In Love

Friday July 21st –


While waiting for my friend to arrive for a visit, I got to test out the ‘one cup’ option on our new machine and it worked brilliantly πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ’•β˜•οΈ
A delicious, single cup of coffee in minutes and no wasted coffee left to grow old.

I was already falling in love with this ‘Ninja’ (though I would prefer it had a different name) 😜

I attempted deep-frying some rice paper rolls I’d made the day before, as Pinterest seemed to say they could be deep-fried.
Pinterest doesn’t ALWAYS know πŸ™„πŸ˜¬


(Pre frying… when they looked cool)

Instead of frying, they almost melted… falling apart and becoming completely saturated with oil throughout and after one test bite, I wished I could take it back and now I don’t know when I’ll ever be eating rice paper rolls again, fried or not πŸ’πŸ»

The pal arrived and not long after her, the husband and Mother returned as well.

A kind of full house, with no full bellies… so that had to be fixed and I was the one to do it πŸ˜‹

A recipe from Canadian Living had caught my eye so Mel and I got to work making it.

The bits and pieces came together and a lovely aroma began filling the kitchen. Continue reading “Falling In Love”

Some Of The Family Favourites And Favourite Families

Friday May 26th –

As usual, the day, post airport is a lazy day to be had by all, no matter who were the ones that had arrived or done the picking up.

Eventually cinnamon buns were heated up for breakfast and they were oh so tasty, being their buttery best selves πŸ’•πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ΄

Later in the day, Becca and her saplings arrived so they could all be seen but most anticipation was probably directed towards those who were making baby Sarah’s acquaintance for the first time πŸ˜‰

A small house tour was given to the sister and besides that, not a whole lot was done that dreary skied, first day but that’s alright because being together was entertainment enoughπŸ˜‹

Jem Moment of the day, (besides having the sister home AND the dad who newly returned from his working away stintπŸ˜‰) Chinese food for supper 😍🍴 Continue reading “Some Of The Family Favourites And Favourite Families”

Clean House, Clean Canvas

Thursday Nov 3rd –


There was bits and pieces of cake top left so the extra icing was dished out and that was our breakfast, along with some delicious coffee πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ’•β˜•οΈπŸ°

Looks like we’ll be going back to the coffee store in Doesburg 😎

After the coffee and cake were finished Mike worked and I cleaned house, because it needed it but also because we wanted to make a video of it for all those who can’t pop over to see it.

Check out the video here ⬇️

 Jem Moment : Home Tour πŸ’•πŸ’πŸ“½

As annoying and harmful as technology can be, I’m so thankful it’s available to me at times when I want to show my family bits of my life away from home πŸ’•

Once all that was taken care of I began making a dessert.


Continue reading “Clean House, Clean Canvas”

Brown Paper Packages Readied And Received

Monday Sept 19th –

Grilled sandwiches for lunch, accompanied by a fruit smoothie per Mikes request.

After lunch my hubby had some sweaters to go pick up for him and his friends brand, ‘We Nomads.’

Check them out!➑️  We Nomads

I got to be the one who helped take photos and write up info 😏
But I do really like the products and the colors and design of the limited fall collection were on point πŸ˜‰

They were all sold and packaged to be sent away within a few hours!

Supper was on me and it was taco salad, which I’m thankfully now able to make again since Dorothy brought me the salad dressing it requires.

I thought about giving the instructions for taco salad, but anyone here in Europe probably won’t be able to get the Kraft, Catalina dressing and to me that’s kind of the main part of that salad πŸ˜‹

Not much else was done on Monday, not by me anyways.

Mike made he and I some tasty, whipped cream topped hot chocolate that evening, which seemed fitting considering the weathers slight cooling off the last couple days.



Tuesday Sept 20th –


Breakfast and coffee in bed yet again β€οΈβ˜•οΈπŸ΄

In my defence, he was working from home so he did have some time to prepare It πŸ˜‰

Another morning brightener? Mail!! πŸ˜„πŸ’•πŸ’Œ

My dear sister and niece sent me a package, including some home ground coffee, iron man Lego and some funny and thoughtful notes 😊
It was much appreciated πŸ˜πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

Mike and I went to the store and he spotted some pretzels which made his eyes light up, remembering the chocolate covered pretzels Josh and Pro introduced to him when we were in AZ. 😏

Back at the house it was my task to add the dipped in chocolate part, though he did dip most of the second tray😁

Inge made us a tasty supper of pasta topped with peanut sautΓ© sauce.
Not something I’d normally eat or think to make but something that was enjoyed for sure😊

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