Category Archives: Off-topic

Christmas decoration at work

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Hi,

 

I just wanted to share with you my Christmas decoration. Work is the place where I want to feel good. That’s why I decided to decorate my room as well.

I decided for yellow to add a bit of sun during these long, dark days.

I put everything in a glass vase: glossy stones, Christmas lights, shiny twig with crystals and two angels…

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What do you think?

 

Heh, and here the Chocolate Santa:)

 

Chocolate Santa

 

Greetings,

Anna

Saint Nicholas’ eve 2012

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Hi,

This week I was the happiest person in the World. Finally it started to snow:):):)

 

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Today in the Netherlands is Saint Nicholas’ eve, so called “Pakjesavond”. In Poland kids will get their presents early in the morning 🙂

Do you celebrate Saint Nicolas eve? Is it 5th or 6th of December?

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Here some pictures of my beautiful “Christmas decorated house”:)

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Enjoy the evening,

Anna

 

[1] http://extravaganzalist.blogspot.nl/2010/12/pakjesavond.html

Halloween 2012

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Hi everyone,

Halloween is closer and closer. Do you have any plans for a Halloween party?

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Just surfing on a net, I found a great post about Halloween dishes.

I already did my pre-Halloween pumpkin “kopytka”. I’ll share it with you later this week. The original recipe is done based on potatoes. If you’re interested, click “here”.

For the moment, check it out. What do you think about such wonders?

[1] Sandwiches

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[4] Scary, amazing! Witchy-Finger sandwiches from bread and almonds

[3] Watermelon brain

[5] Cupcakes

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[1] Cake pops

Happy Monday,

OnMyDish.wordpress.com

Sources:

[0] http://sf.funcheap.com/super-hero-halloween-blood-drive-embarcadero/

[1] http://wizaz.pl/Kulinaria/Nowosci-kulinarne/Halloween-dekoracja-potraw

[2] http://www.socialspanish.com/messages/boards/thread/27972632/

[3] http://www.365halloween.com/halloween-food/fun-healthy-halloween-snacks.php

[4] http://mixingbowlkids.typepad.com/kids/2009/10/witchy-finger-sandwiches.html

[5] http://simplyfreshottawa.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/vampire-cupcake-google-image.jpg

[6] http://www.squidoo.com/halloweencupcakeideas

[7] http://www.tastespotting.com/detail/185786/Halloween-gravestone-cakes

Hot summer and my birthday

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Hi there,

It was my birthday today and also very TROPICAL day. You probably remember me talking about cold summer this year. Well, this week was very generous for us… It was nice and hot.

This post has nothing to do with any recipe but just express my joy. There is nothing better than having such a beautiful weather during your birthday:)

Here is my honest smile:

Chili pepper reminds of today’s hot temperature and lemon adds the summer taste and refreshing feeling.

Cheers,

Anna

Explore Gdansk

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Hi there,

I am not in my kitchen this week because I am on short holidays in my hometown Gdansk. Obviously, I can’t cook anything what from time to time is a good thing.

Let me shortly write some information about my city.

Gdansk in Poland, is a city on the Baltic coast at the southern part of the Gulf of Gdansk. Together with two other cities, spa town of Sopot and Gdynia, Gdansk forms a metropoly called Tricity (in Polish called Trójmiasto) with a total population of around 1 million inhabitants. Gdansk is an important Polish seaport and shipbuilding center. It has a rich history and a lot to offer from tourist point of view. It was one of the host cities for Euro 2012:)

If you look for more info, just google it:)

Hey, all pics were taken with my mobile, forgive that poor quality…

Photo taken from http://www.gdansk.pl

The proud of Gdansk, Gdansk beer.

Fried halibut

Duck breast with dumplings and backed apple

Another proud of Gdansk, amber…

Couple pictures of Gulf of Gdansk (Gdansk Bay):

And a bit of downtown:

Neptun Fountain at Long Market

Town Hall

Zuraw

Motlawa River

Motlawa River

Mariacka Street

Crest of Gdansk…

I love my city!

I wish you a great day!
Greetings,
Anna

Hello Kitty Limo!

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Hi everyone,

My excuses for not being with you for the last couple of days.

Something nice has happened.

Last Sunday together with my husband I was roller skating along the canal and I heard some strange noise.

I neglected it and moved on. One and a half hours later when I was going back, I heard the same noise again. This time we stopped to see what that was.

We looked around and we found a super small kitty in the bushes. He was alone, crying so much!

I love animals and I couldn’t leave it there. It was clearly alone and frightened. We decided to pick him up and take care of him. Well, with roller skates it is a bit difficult especially when you don’t know how such a kitty could react. We went back home and took the bikes. We took it home. It was so beautiful! The kitty was around 4 weeks old. Blue eyes, nice soft fur, it was just lovely.

Just the first day we fell in love with this kitty! Everything turned upside down. Now I can understand why people having babies do not want to go out of home. Such a small cutie can give you so MUCH back! Last couple of days were the best moments in our live! Unfortunately, we already have two older cats at home and letting this one to stay could be a bit problematic. Especially that we plan some holidays soon. Who would take full time care for such a cutie? By the way, we called it LIMO:)

For the first two days, Limo was not able to do its hygienic on its own. So we needed to massage his belly, like a mother cat does. Even feeding was quite complicated for the first day. We found it on Sunday and we knew we have to find a house for it very quickly. Every next day, it learned something new. On Monday, it could eat without help, on Tuesday it knew how to pie into cat’s box, and on Wednesday it knew all corners of our house. Unfortunately, even though we fell in love and would really like to keep Limo, it was impossible. We knew it will feel much better with other buddies and having fun with them.

Yesterday, Thursday, we gave Limo away to a temporary nanny Bianca from the Dutch Foundation “Stichting Het Wijze Weeskitten” . Bianca and some other volunteers take care for lost cats and kittens. My both cats are “second hand” cats and I am a great fun of such organisations!

If you ever want a cat (or dog), please give a chance for the ones who already lost their houses and mum. I am sure you can find similar places in your own home countries. Make use of them, help all animals and give them a second chance.

Below are some links where you can read more about “lost and found” cats rescue and adoption organisations. All are in Dutch but you can use translate.google.com of course:)

www.scoobyenco.punt.nl

www.wijzeweeskitten.nl/

home.wxs.nl/~katzorg/

www.zwerfkat.com/

www.buddykat.be

www.adopteereenhond.com (for dogs)

And here some more photos of my lovely Limo!

I will miss it, for sure!

  

These lovely blue eyes!

Greetings,

Anna