We have a dog!

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Boy it took me long to break the news here! This is hugely due to all the time and attention the little furry ball was getting in the past month. Yes, we got a puppy!!

He is a three-month old whippet (at least was when we got him, now it will soon be four months). We called him Rooney, because we needed to choose something that starts with R. We liked Rooney because it’s short and sweet, and because our puppy loves chasing the ball. I could actually write a whole post on why we decided for this name and not any other -we took into account several recommendations regarding dog naming.

I have wanted a dog for a really long time, pretty much since I was a child, but my life circumstances have never seemed more appropriate than they do know. Derek needed a while to warm up to the idea, but I waited until he was ready. Now, he loves Rooney just as much as I do. The little one stole our hearts right away.

P.S. The pictures above are from when we just got him (left and middle) and the right one after about a week.


Sailing at Miramare castle -Vacation video!

What have we been up to in the past couple of weeks? We took a well deserved vacation in Italy!! Lots of laying on the beach, eating (too much) good food (especially gelato), drinking good wine ;-), swimming, and just relaxing.

And oh yeah, we also took a ride with a sailboat and took videos with a drone of racing catamarans (from the sailboat :-D) It was my very first sailboat ride and I loved it! The catamaran ride was cool too, very exciting when the wind pushes it up almost vertically to the sea (happened when I was up)!!! We did that in close proximity to Miramare castle, one of the most beautiful castles in the world (in my opinion).

But enough of me, have a look at this short video filmed with a quadcopter and that will tell you more than I possibly can! Enjoy 😉


Healthy evening with smoothies and natural cosmetics

Yesterday evening I was invited to a friend’s place, she organized a “Healthy evening with smoothies and natural cosmetics”. The products were from Vital & Natur, they have a whole range of skin care products -creams and lotions for body and face, massage oils, anti-ageing products, and even sun care products. I didn’t know that jojoba oil has natural sun-blocking properties, which can be translated as 5-7 sun block factor!

At the moment I don’t need any creams, I’m fully stocked, but if the need arises in the future I would go for their eye-cream. My eye area is extremely sensitive and I had to stop using all the products (creams and make-up) in the eye area. However, their eye cream gave me no reaction. I also loved the all-purpose face & body cream “Balance & Energy” and their face creams from Monte line.

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The smoothies were delicious! We all received recipes we can test at home. The emphasis was on green ingredients, especially leaf green vegetables. Yummy! We also tried Prosecco with lavender juice, it was delicious!



I was challenged in understanding and speaking German, because everyone there was German speaking. The presentation of cosmetics was in German too. It’s a pity I couldn’t grasp the meaning of everything that was said, because I’m very interested in the topic. At least it gave me a kick in the butt to start improving my German!

Motorbike for weekends

I guess not many of you know that Derek and me own a motorcycle. When I posted a picture on IG yesterday with a yellow Yamaha, some of you were wondering who it belonged to 🙂

We decided to keep it when we got married because we like making short rides to the lakes or around in the countryside. I know many who sold their motorbikes after marriage, but I think it’s fun to keep it as long as you take precautions. I don’t like dangerous fast riding and tight curves and neither does Derek. It’s cool to have a ride and there is another advantage: motorbikes are not charged parking fees at public lakes 😉

This picture nearly cost me a burn on my leg because I forgot the muffler was still hot… luckily nothing happened…


Soccer gossip

It’s unbelievable -I spent every free minute yesterday checking the news updates regarding Luis Suarez attack on Chiellini, and there was no news. And then my beloved husband comes home from work and the first things he says is “Did you hear Suarez got a 4 month ban?” I was like, what?! And I go check the news right away, and there it is, all over! Unbelievable 🙂

So yeah, he got what he deserved, and I’m happy he did. Perhaps they could have given him even more, but seeing this is the biggest ban in World Cup history, I guess that’s maximum. I mean, helloooo, you don’t go play in the World Cup with millions of people watching you from all over the globe, and you receiving millions in your pocket, and you bite your opponents. BITE! You don’t do that anywhere, not at all. Come on, this is kindergarten stuff. Kids as young as 1 year old learn that biting is wrong. Well, this will be the end of the World Cup for him, but sadly, it is also the end of world cup for Italy (remember, Uruguay scored just minutes after the incident happened, and the Mexican referee failed to give him a red card -I’m sure if he had done so, Uruguay wouldn’t have won the match, because without Suarez they are lost).

Enough of Suarez, I found some pics of me from two years ago when we met up with some friends to play soccer in a park. Me and another girl had the privilege to be “captains” and select our team mates 😉 It was so much fun!

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