donderdag 26 december 2019


Hope you all had a lovely Christmas. We did not celebrate at Pale Rose cottage, but visited my sister. It was a wonderful and warm day if catching up and celebrating together....

dinsdag 26 november 2019

Color and Light

Lots of grey skies surrounding Pale Rose cottage, but inside on our nature table, there is light...

maandag 11 november 2019

St Martins Day

Happy St Martins Day everyone, our lanterns are already shining on our naturetable. Hopefully there will be singing children at Pale Rose cottage’s door...

dinsdag 29 oktober 2019

Happy Wedding day Mom and Dad

Mom and Dad’s wedding anniversary again & what a fantastic thing to celebrate!! Such a lovely couple they make, just like these tiny gnomes :)

zaterdag 26 oktober 2019

Almost Halloween

It’s almost Halloween, and what a scary past few weeks we’ve had. Luckily Mom is doing ok now, on the mend and life at Pale Rose cottage is pretty much back to normal...

zaterdag 21 september 2019

First day of Autumn

First day of Autumn, what a beautiful day it’s been. Besides the sunshine we are also very happy by mom’s progress. As you Dear friends may know she’s had the surgery a couple of weeks ago.

vrijdag 9 augustus 2019

Handpicked Blackberries & Cherries

During a walk we passed a bramble bush & to our suprise and delight it was full of blackberries! What a treat, our Empty lunchbox was soon filled with beautiful berries & it was difficult not to eat them straight away ;)

vrijdag 26 juli 2019

A Clean Kitchen Cooks Happy Meals

We had a big summerclean of Pale Rose cottage this week. We have the big cleaning days every season beside the normal routine. But it was trying this time as we had 40 degrees Celsius weather, two feverish spinning fans & still felt like we where getting cooked or perhaps baked while doing the kitchen...

maandag 22 juli 2019

Veggie balls & Flower doll

Being veggie is great but not always fun when you reply in the ready made meat replacements. We are not a fan of those. Here at Pale Rose cottage we like to make our own. And this week we have been testing a few recipes for meatballs or better said Veggieballs...

woensdag 17 juli 2019

Fun times at Pale Rose

We’ve been having lots of fun times at Pale Rose cottage. My sister and her boyfriend came for lunch. So we tried a few new recipes, like tomato muffins, eggsalad with avocado & a Banana chocolate spread. All To be served with heart shaped buns...

zaterdag 6 juli 2019

Weekend is all Booked

Almost half the weekend is gone ;) I plan to catch up with my reading now that all the housework is done. When we visited the charity shop earlier this week I found, amongst the English books, a Jaff novel I have not read. Nor in my excellent home library ;) For a very good price I’ll hopefully have hours of fun....

woensdag 26 juni 2019

Warm Wishes

Is it hot in here or what? At Pale Rose Cottage we are keeping as still as possible. Drinking cold water with lemonjuice, reading books or sharing memories. I did “cook” today, a goatscheese and chicory salad...

maandag 24 juni 2019

St John’s Day

Hope you all have a happy St John’s Day!! We’ll be having cherries later :) And a bit of soy meatloaf for lunch, that I made and was over from yesterday. I’m sure it tastes just as lovely...

vrijdag 21 juni 2019

First day of Summer

The sun is shining and what a great “excuse” the first day if summer us for re-decorating our nature table! Demeter joined the flower children and what a colorfull sight!

zondag 16 juni 2019

Happy Fathersday

Happy Fathersday!! Dad, mom and I are celebrating, baking pancakes later :) Sitting in the sunshine just now...

donderdag 13 juni 2019

Breads and Berries

What storms we’ve had, what rain yesterday... Time to get cozy indoors here at Pale Rose. Mixing flour and eggs and raisins to bake bread. I used my new and at the moment favorite bundtpan & one I have used many times...

zondag 9 juni 2019


Whitsun today, hope you all have a lovely day! We have made plans to go to a fleamarket later. I’m hoping to find a puddingmold or some vintage buttons for my collection. But regardless to what is on offer, I hope to have a great day with Mom and Dad. Here the sun is shyly coming though the clouds.

donderdag 6 juni 2019


Look at this beauty, open in our garden, what a treat!! To wake up early, still through our garden and discover it :)

dinsdag 4 juni 2019

Poppies and Bumble Bees

Poppies are blooming everywhere in our cottage garden. We have white ones, red and white ones and  “plain” red ones which I love :) So we had to pick a few for our livingroom. To stand on our nature table. Also the first few cornflowers, and we have such cute flowerchildren to go with them, that my mom made for us a couple of years ago,  so it’s looking rather sweet and bringing back memories :D

dinsdag 28 mei 2019

Doves, Ducks & Oranges

We have some new additions to our nature table. My mom made this adorable family of ducks. She’s been knitting a lot and I have been a bit too. Not making ducks but oranges....

zondag 26 mei 2019

Busy and Lazy

Charlottes enjoying the sunshine, and life is quiet at the moment. Dad’s been ill, I had an infection on my forehead which is now clearing up. We’ve been watching series as non of us was in the mood to be anything but lazy...

woensdag 15 mei 2019

Birthday Cats

Today its our beloved Charlottes birthday, can you believe it? Gosh our girl is growing up fast. Like yesterday we remember her being born just a day ago & holding her completely on a single hand...

zondag 12 mei 2019

Celebrating Mom

Hope you’ll have a happy Mothersday !! We are sipping tea or coffee for dad, chatting and...

zaterdag 11 mei 2019

Almost Mothersday

A special day tomorrow, Mothersday & a time to make mom know how amazing she is. The lilac flowers in our cottage garden are at their best, so we brought a few of them indoors to enjoy...

maandag 6 mei 2019

Flowers, Muffins & a Friend

Flowers and Muffins, two of a long list of my favorite things :D These beautiful flowers were given to me by a dear friend when she came to visit us a few days ago, so stunning!

woensdag 1 mei 2019

Wow, Lemon & Cow

I might have told you already, I know I told a few at least, that our Miss Lemon had flowers. I spend some time playing ”Bee” this past week, no I didn’t buzz or sting. But I tried to get each flower to become a Lemon for us. Sadly six out of Seven flowers didn’t quite catch. I have never done this sort of thing before, Miss Lemon the first who sadly isn’t at Pake Rose anymore  had no flowers. I was a bit sad to see so many petals fall to the ground....

zaterdag 27 april 2019

Kingsday Today

Kingsday is here again and though we are not really celebrating, my friend is coming over for lunch and to watch a movie. We haven’t decorated Pale Rose in all things orange for today, but the tulips we got for Easter are still looking pretty and rather... orange :)

donderdag 25 april 2019

Crafting at the Cottage

The crafting bug took center stage again at Pale Rose cottage. We’ve been busy as bees knitting, sewing and doing crochet. So I thought to share two of my little projects that I’m a bit proud of...

zondag 21 april 2019

Easter full of Bunnies

Easter today, and soon my sister is coming over to celebrate with us here at Pale Rose cottage. Bread has been baked, salads have been made. Bunnies everywhere you look :)

donderdag 18 april 2019

A good day for shopping

As you might know we are not BIG spenders. Our budget simply  doesn’t allow it. But I’m also glad that  neither one of our three hearts is set on it. So on occasion we visit a charity shop, which is usually at my request I have to say ;) All in the hope of finding something great in need of a second life...

zondag 14 april 2019

Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday today and our nature table is looking beautiful I think. We’ve been busy crafting, mom and me. She is making swans and I am making egg cosies....

zaterdag 6 april 2019

Plant of Tomorrow ?

Here at Pale Rose we’ve had an “invasion of little flies” that eat the roots of your plants. And so we lost everyting! Including Miss Lemon the lemon tree/plant  we grew from a pip...

woensdag 3 april 2019

A lovely new Day

A newly decorated naturetable takes pride of place in our cottage livingroom. We have a new cow and a nice little bunch of flowers. Spring fairy and Forget me not child. Our sheepsherd and all on a bit of grass. I also made a new recipe for a sundried tomatobread...

maandag 25 maart 2019

Happy Birthday Sis

Happy day today, my sisters birthday. She invited us over the weekend to visit her & what a lovely dat we had! 

donderdag 21 maart 2019

All Blue

Here at Pale Rose cottage we are early birds. So its nothing unusual for us to be active in the kitchen before 8. This week I made Goatscheese and Blueberry cupcakes & may I say a great succes....

maandag 18 maart 2019

Week Without Meat

Here at Pale Rose we joined the week without meat challange. Not as much of a challange as we eat often if not every day a veggie meal. But it was fun to try new recipes and make treasured favorites...

donderdag 14 maart 2019

Blossoming Lemons

Our Spring fairy is sitting under a blossoming tree, or what once was a tree. We’ve had huge and powerful winds that took down many trees here in the village where Pale Rose cottage stands. A real shame but also an opportunity to bring some of those fallen flowers indoors to enjoy...

donderdag 7 maart 2019

Scented, Salad & So good

Pale Rose’s  kitchen has been busy, or rather us at the cottage have been. We  made amongst other things, a warm pumpkin salad with mushrooms and goatscheese. A real favorite of my mom...

zaterdag 2 maart 2019

Spring Flowers

Here at Pale Rose we are back to our healthy selves, well the flu is over. Mom’s eyes are not great, and the doctor said they cannot be mended....

vrijdag 22 februari 2019

All under the Weather

Here at Pale Rose cottage we are all under the weather. It’s the flu, or so I think. Headaches and sore throats. Earaches and runny noses. I’ll spare you the details. So today just a couple of photo’s....

zondag 17 februari 2019

Making a Wreath

Yesterday my sister came to visit us and we had lunch together. The last bite taken we put on our coats and quickly headed off to the gardencenter, as we had a workshop there. We would make a dream wreath...

woensdag 13 februari 2019

Mushroom Burgers & Root children

Here at Pale Rose cottage we can tell that spring is coming a bit closer everyday. Birds are singing early in the morning, flowers appear, indoors that is ;) But new things call for a new naturetable...

maandag 11 februari 2019

Preparing for Dad’s Birthday

Been busy preparing for Dad’s Birthday. By baking him a coffee and chocolate chip cake in my new tin with different layers. I think it came out pretty good and hope the taste will be delicious too...

woensdag 23 januari 2019

King Winter has Arrived

Here at Pale Rose cottage King Winter has installed himself on our nature table. Alongside the icicle family and a bunch of snowdrops. He’s looking rather good, considdering he’s been with us a great many years ;) No that is not just the magical candlelight...

donderdag 10 januari 2019

Porridge & a Snowglobe

It’s rainy today, looking at the single color grey sky I felt the need to cheer myself up. So I made apple oatmeal with cinnamon...

zondag 6 januari 2019

Three Kings

Three kings on our nature table, and a camel. I made these years ago and have good memories of hours having fun. As I’m sure we will have today as a Midsommer murder marathon is planned here at Pale Rose cottage...

dinsdag 1 januari 2019

Happy 2019

Happy New Year!!! What a lot of fireworks were set of here in our villagestreet. Next to Pale Rose cottage. Dear Charlotte was very frightened and hid under the sofa. We tried to calm her and distract her by playing with a feather...
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