zondag 13 juli 2008

A difficult start

Hi everyone,

It's been a while since my last blog but I just didn't take the time to write something. And to be honest, I was looking at other blogs just to see how they look. I'm a big fan of Yvestown which you can find on my list of favourite blogs and I would advise you to see it. Her ideas are inspiring and I can't help of fantasizing about her work when I'm at work doing something dull... ;-)

About two weeks ago, I started working out at the gym because we're going on holiday in September and I want to look better than I do now but all this time exercising is keeping me away from my beautiful house. I don't know about you but I love to stay at home and just do my thing when no one is around. Like Carrie says in Sex and the City: "Doing that stuff you never want your boyfriend to see you do". Everyone does something that calms them down. For me, it is coming home and watch tv and watch Oprah Winfrey or looking at my favorite websites on the internet. When I have the time, I like to clean my house for about a hour or so (it isn't a very big house) and then to look around and see how beautiful it is... I may sound silly but it calms me down and relaxes me.

What I also like to do is bid on items on Marktplaats (like Ebay). Unfortunately, I don't have the budget to buy expensive furniture but on this site, I've found and sold a lot of stuff. One of the last thing I bought was this great cabinet.

You may recognize it. A few years back, this cabinet was at sale at Ikea but they stopt selling it but I never forgot it. So, after looking around on marktplaats for a while, I finally found it and bought it immediately, put it in my small car (it barely fitted ha ha), drove back and my boyfriend and I put it together and now I'm the new proud owner. I was determined not to have any more Ikea in my house but there you go.

With that in mind, I bought a book from VT wonen (a Dutch interior magazine) called Gevonden Chic (Cheap Chic) and in the book they give tips about how to decorate your house with design and stuff you buy at flea markets. I got inspired today and went to an antique market the city centre in The Hague (it's there every sunday on Lange Voorhout) after work and hoping to find a hidden treasure. I was there in the late afternoon and if you ever have the change to come to The Hague, you should do it because there are so many beautiful spots to go to. On the street Lange Voorhout, there's a lot of trees, the sun was shining through them and the atmosphere on the market was very cosy (the dutch word for it is gezellig). I fell in love with the little canal houses that they sold that KLM gives to the passengers who fly business class (please correct me if i'm wrong).

I haven't bought one but maybe this could be the start of a new collection. Ha ha, I don't think my boyfriend is going to be pleased but there you go.

Ok, I'm going to look at a few other websites and then of to bed because tomorrow is an early day.

See you soon!

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