Watched the very enjoyable movie China seas (1935) with Clark Gable and Jean Harlow
Suffered a bit of stomach ache and hoped to relieve it with hot milk and anise
Winter has truly arrived and one of the best parts of that is litting candles!
Making preparations for a delicious meal. Ratatouille with pasta and goat's cheese
Ratatouille starting to look good!
December does not only mean Christmas in the Netherlands, but also a traditional dutch festivity called Sinterklaas. As with Christmas, Sinterklaas also means spending time with family (-in law) and giving and receiving gifts, and Ben and I both received this gift from my brother in law Alexander with a typical Sinterklaas poem (in dutch ofcourse). The gift is a beautiful pencil set; Ben and I both want to pick up drawing again.
Wintertime means coziness with a "fireplace" ;-)
We've been working hard on our home and that also means decorating the walls. I am smitten with the idea of hanging our large old Hollywood autographs on the wall in our hallways and I have showed you the photo of Rita Hayworth, Ginger Rogers and Veronica Lake hanging already many posts ago, and this week we hanged Ann Sheridan ....
... and Anita Louise. Though Louise's mat has to be replaced by a better fitting one around the autograph.
My jungle tiger who sneakily tried to climb in the plant
As said, we've been working hard on our home and there's still so much clutter laying about in the house as you can see in this picture. But I wanted to show you how cozily this place looks even though it's not finished yet :-)
From a collegue, Ben received a large bush of mistletoe. Perfect for decoration and kisses!
I watched the movie Cover girl with Rita Hayworth and Gene Kelly, and I enjoyed it tremendously. Oh those fashions!
A couple of dried beans Ben got from a collegue ( a different collegue than the mistletoe collegue ) and I am planning to decorate with it. In the meantime we also got black beans.
My Cat Figaro saw something that I didn't see. He was entranced.
I finally am the proud owner of Hedy Lamarr's autograph. I wanted this one for só long and Ben found it on Ebay, and bought it for me as an early birthday present. There's a place reserved for her in one of our hallways, but we have to make some adjustments to the frame, photo and mat before she can be hung on the wall.
Relaxing with a sparkly drink after a long day, and we're about to watch a movie!
Have a nice weekend people!