Thursday, June 28, 2012

an exception

Banks will always be banks. And no matter what you say I will never like them. BUT as we all need bank accounts why not to use a slightly better bank? We absolutely enjoyed our visit in Tridos on the Big Green Week. Have a look at the pictures:

All designs are sourced locally. Food is organic, water filtered  and coffee fair trade. They recycle and there is Ecover in the bathrooms. Simply a better option.

Friday, June 22, 2012

birthday boy

Yes! He is 4 and so proud of it.

From the early morning I have a big lump in my throat. Hard to look at them grow.

Monday, June 18, 2012

holiday retrospective II

Now, let me show you the truth about Flo. Any psychologist out there do please give me report of any life threatening consequences of having these as a childhood friends.

OK and those two little fellas actually belonged to my father.

That's my little "back to the roots" research...

Sunday, June 17, 2012


Once they really play on my nerves - I shall look at this:

Saturday, June 16, 2012

getting ready for the big day

Lace cookies. I wanted to make them for a looong time.
In the end I found those two recipes, tried and tested. Both are fine but not great for those tine little greedy hands as they are so fragile. Pretty to look at too. 

Oatmeal Lace Cookies

1/2 cup melted butter
2 1/2 cups rolled oats
1 cup brown sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 egg, beaten

Melt butter, add dry ingredients. Add egg, mix well. Drop from spoon wide apart on parchment paper. Bake 8-10 minutes in 200 degrees until edges are brown. Let stand for 3 minutes, so they harden up, then remove from the tin.

Nut Lace Biscuits 

1/3 cup heavy cream
3 tablespoons white sugar
1/3 cup flaked almonds or chopped hazelnuts
1/4 lb. candied orange peel
1/4 cup flour

Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Stir together the whole lot. Line tins with baking parchment, drop the batter onto it by the teaspoonful, spacing well apart as the batter spreads. Bake for 10-15 minutes, though watching carefully as these cookies burn easily! Let cool on the cookie sheet for about 10 minutes, then move to a cooking rack to cool completely.

Olaf's big day is next week.

Friday, June 15, 2012

holidays retrospective I

We have visited a toy museum. I don't remember having so much fun! Probably because all three generations of our family were together and we were all spotting our favourite old toys.

I would say those were my favourites.

And maybe this one.

The hen's Florian's fav.

This one was my mum's.

 Those two were my dad's, he even said he had this truck!

 Mine again - just think about it: it was all made of metal, real thing that ages beautifully.

This was nobody's favourite BUT because we all had it! Why would you like to play with a middle sized white poodle whose limbs wouldn't move? And those diabolic eyes.

 Olaf's best ever Bolek i Lolek.

A baby toy, a rattle? None of us could tell what this was all about. Plastic brown bear with rattling  button eyes. Hmmm... I owned a yellow one. I can't remember him being part of any adventures, maybe tea party though.

 An accordion cat.

 Best design rubber squeaking toys. Loved them.

I could go on like this forever. Guys, if you are nearby just go and find your childhood memories. How the world changed! What a cliche.