28.10.14

Happy Halloween

Hello there,

The leaves are falling from the trees; it's getting colder, darker... Almost time for Halloween!

I never understood the fuss about Halloween until I lived in England. We never celebrated this in Belgium when we were little. It's only a common thing for a few years now.



When I lived in England we would spend days making our costumes, loved it. Now it's more a thing with the kids: Making pumpkin soup or other spooky food... I love the website of Annabel Karmel. 
Here you'll find the yummiest recipes for children. Check out these Halloween bites here.








So what are your spooky plans?

x

5.10.14

Roadtrip with my bff's...

Hi,

One thing I have learned over the last couple of years is that many friends come and go, but only the real ones are in for the long run. I'm very lucky to have a few of them.

I just got home from this amazing trip with my best friends from Uni. We are friends for over 10 years. We met in the first days on our first year as graphic design students, up till now we're  still friends... Super proud! With two of them we went to Uni in Exeter, one stayed at home.

I love them so much and every time we see each other we feel like 18 again!

So last week I went on this roadtrip with Ellen and Charlotte. One of our English friends was getting married and that is of course the best excuse ever to go on a little roadtrip. It was hard to leave my men at home, but I really enjoyed it.


On wednesday we left. After work I had to pick up Ellen in Antwerp and then we drove straight to Charlotte, who drove us to Calais. First stop in England was Basingstoke. I think we were in good company :-) as you can see below.



After an amazing fry-up in the morning, we were off to Exeter. It really is my second home. I lived here first on my own and then my friends joined me the year after. I still have a soft spot for this amazing city.

After some shopping we went to see Gemma and her lovely family. So nice to see her too! She lives in this amazing town St.Austell, not much to do but it's such a beautiful place. Don't you think? The weather was also really amazing! I had the best dessert ever here: Eton Mess; love it.






The next day we went of to Porthtowan. We met up with our other friend Tara for her last meal as a bachelorette. It was such a nice evening!



On Saturday we had the wedding. Hardly saw anything so special and intimate. It was right near the beach, so magical. It was probably one of the coolest ceremonies I have ever seen! Followed by some Kirr and Fish 'n Chips. Later on, the festivities moved to another venue. We had some Tortilla's with amazing salsa as a starter, then Chili con Carne as a main, followed by Mister Whippy in his Icecreamvan. I had an amazing 99 flake :-) Later on there were also really appetising pizza's to keep you moving all night.








The day after we were a bit sad of course; we had to say goodbye again to our amazing friends... Off to Exeter again. We did a bit of last minute shopping and then we left to Portsmouth. Our last stop. Because it was sunday we had to have a roast to finish off.



On monday it was mainly driving to the ferry for the journey back home. It was an amazing trip and I miss my friends already...

x