Springtime, Easter dinner and poffertjes with butter and powdered sugar.
It’s been a while since my last sneak peek. Since I published any post at all, really. I’ve been working on a more in depth post about time management, but I wasn’t completely happy with the outcome yet. So you’ll just have to have a little more patience!
I noticed that at first I used the in depth post as an excuse to postpone writing a sneak peek. And after that, I used the lack of exciting events as an excuse to still not write a sneak peek. But then I reminded myself about the purpose of this blog: To focus on all the little happy moments in life.
And when I started thinking about the little happy moments I’d experienced in the last few weeks, I was reminded about how important it is to pause at every happy moment. And to think back on them more often, instead of just tumbling head first into the everyday hustle and bustle. Because I did do exciting stuff. And I forgot to take the time and relish those memories. And by writing this post I do, so I’m so very glad to have started this blog.
Can you guess the Disney movie this rose belongs to? I went to see Beauty and the Beast with a friend. The feature film starring Emma Watson. I love how this girl grew out of her brainy Harry Potter character into an amazingly beautiful women. I just might watch any of her movies just for her. Beauty and the Beast however, also features a heartwarming romance and calls up childhood memories of watching the original animated version.
In addition to going to the movies we snacked on poffertjes (tiny pancakes) with butter and powdered sugar. One of my favorite sweet snacks.
Another one of my favorite sweet snacks was offered to me at work, to celebrate our moving to a bigger office. Since Easter was right around the corner, the donuts had this super cute spring theme. And to make it even more perfect, I also found one in my favorite color!
Whew, this might just be my most blog-worthy picture ever!
I feel like I owe it to the picture to write a whole blog post on my Easter theme table setting. However, I don’t think that will be all that interesting for either of us. So I’ll just feature it here and on my Instagram account.
I basically just whipped up this table setting from stuff I had lying around the house. I got the green table runner from my dad years ago, together with hundreds of green napkins. Every year around Easter I pull them out of the drawer and amaze myself again by how much energy I get from just looking at the color green. I’ve collected the little easter eggs, bird an flower decorations over the years, and we got the super cute bunny egg warmers as a present from my mother in law this year.
As you can see by the number of seats, we had guests coming over. My mum, dad and little sister joined us for a delicious dinner. To top it all off, we finished the dinner with chocolate fondue. I prepared all sorts of fruits, cookies, nuts and candy to dip into the chocolate. This was such a delightful shared dining experience.
On our way to work we drove by the golf course again. There was a layer of fog drifting just above the ground, illuminated by the rising sun. Amazing sights like these feel like they’re imprinted on my mind the moment I see them.
Over the course of the past few weeks we saw numerous beautiful skies while commuting to work. Also, I finally cooked our favorite risotto again. I should definitely do this more often, but since it does take some time to prepare I usually opt for a quicker recipe. Lets agree that I’m going to share this recipe with you, and I’ll have another incentive to make this dish again sooner rather than later.
I love the way little and big flowers pop up everywhere around the garden. The rosemary is in full bloom and dandelions are slowly taking over the paved terraces in our garden.
I finally managed to get myself up from the couch and into my running shoes again. I started out real slow, but having put in some effort really goes a big way in making myself feel good.
And of course I rewarded myself with some relaxation time afterwards, always encouraged by our house mate and master in doing nothing at all: the cat.
What little things did you forget you enjoyed so much the last few weeks?