The Christmas countdown has started on my blog, which is now wearing its 2011 Christmas clothes. Don't worry, I won't drown you in holiday decor every day, and I'll keep it minimal until December, as in the above photo. How beautiful is that old chest of drawers? I love that colour and all the glass candlesticks on top. Such a beautiful setting!
The weekend was Christmassy as the children prepared their wish lists for Santa Claus, or Sinterklaas as he's called in Belgium. On Saturday he arrived in Antwerp on his ship with his assistants. We met three of them in the city centre and one assistant gave our son a high five. It made him so happy that he barely touched the ground for a few minutes. And yes, I found a rich body cream from Rituals with Indian Rose and Himalaya Honey so my skin is glad. I also got a new pastry cutter set, which means I'm ready for the baking of Christmas cookies.
Speaking of cookies. If you are interested the Christmas recipes section is now up and running on CafeSigrun. You'll find a lot of tasty treats that are also healthy for your body. I'll be making the walnut and raisin cookies, which need no baking, cinnamon cookies, and maple syrup and vanilla cookies, just to name a few.
I hope you're having a wonderful start of the week!
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