#366happydays – Day 173 to 184

Holiday in France!

Day 173 – Extremely comfortable-looking doggie :P


Day 174 – Heavenly swimming pool…


Day 175 – Homemade panini!


Day 176 – Dozens of swallows in the sky over Carpentras :)


Day 177 – Beautiful flowers <3


Day 178 – Pretty birds! (Plucked pictures off Google, obviously.)


Day 179 – Spent the day at Villeneuve and Avignon. Ice cream and sushi ;)

avignon en villeneuf

Day 180 – The caves of Thouzon :)


Day 181 – Evening picnic at Lac du Paty <3


Day 182 – The butterflies at Le Carbet Amazonien :D


Day 183 – Finished project: a small dog for boyfriend’s mum :) (Pattern adapted from


Day 184 – Coming home to find the garden exploded with flowers and such :D



Turns out I’m not very good at this blogging thing.

It’s been a while… In the meantime I’ve been working, reading and baking a lot.

Raspberry-oatmeal squares, non-bake peach and orange cheesecake with nuts, rasperry and cream pie, pecan caramel pie…

frambozenvierkantjes perzik kwarktaart frambozen roomtaart pecan karameltaart

Brownies for Bob’s birthday (he turned 36 and works with a bunch of math nerds)…

nerdy brownies

And some stuff I saw on Bake Off: Victoria Wood’s coconut and lime cake, and Mary Berry’s mokatines (I left out the third (!) type of icing because I just couldn’t be bothered). I also baked a lot of other stuff that I didn’t take pictures of. The Hummingbird Bakery’s banana bread, for instance, which I baked several times over the past months, is amazingly delicious but doesn’t look very interesting.

limoen kokos traybake mokatines

We sacrificed our broccoli experiment so that we’d have butterflies all over the terrace. They were adorable.

rupsen babyvlinder vlinder vlinder

Also, I grew a small chestnut forest…

minikastanjes minikastanjebos

Plus we’re moving to our new house in a couple of weeks so we’re currently filling up the present house with boxes and boxes and boxes, and cuddling Orange Garage Cat way more than usual because we’re really going to miss him when we’re gone.

vlekkie vlekkie en bob

So… how was your summer?