Christmas disillusionments

Christmas disillusionments…. I had a few this year.


This article will hopefully make you laugh. At least that is my intention and for that I am “sacrificing” looks for laughs. As these photos do not show a lot of beauty, apart from the beauty of my stepdaughter Nicky who is celebrating her 27th birthday today.

We had a lovely afternoon on first Christmas day. With presents exchanging (not planned, still nice) and laughter. Followed by a very nice meal from the caterer (as I am a bad cook and I did not want my husband to slave over the food all day. Especially not because I am the one who has to clean the kitchen afterwards.)

My husband Ron and Nicky went outside for a sigarette and I photographed them. Ron does not really smoke. Just one very 2 months or so.

Above: yes, we wear clogs in The Netherlands, but only at farms and muddy, slushy gardens. Not in town, Ron is just one of a kind and he likes clogs.
Below: he could not resist acting silly and Nicky, being his daughter, joined in.

Nicky and I looked at some of my outfits which resulted in a top and a jeans jacket changing owners…..
The top was my idea as I did not like the neckline on me and it looked terrific on her.

And the jacket changed owners because she (unwittingly) said it looked far Too Young on me.
The “TY-words”….aaghhh.. Look at my face below. We ended up killing ourselves laughing.

Monday you will see another outfit as I will be publishing Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Two times a week was too little for me. I miss you too much.
Have a nice weekend.



  1. 28 December 2012 / 20:21

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  2. 28 December 2012 / 20:21

    fun fun fun post! the silly photo cracked me up!

  3. Marianne van den Berg
    28 December 2012 / 20:34

    What a fun time you were having with Nicky. You are right that you gave that away. As I can remember we had a big discussion on the blog about that neckline of that top, that it didn’t suit you. She is wearing your yellow coat in black I think. Ron looks a bit like Mikey Rooney on his pressed to the window photo. Very nice candles on your mantle piece.

    • 28 December 2012 / 21:04

      Yes Nicky is wearing my orange coat (not yellow) in black. Nicky looked lovely in the dotted top. I kept the cardigan and will soon show several trials with that on this blog.

  4. 29 December 2012 / 01:48

    A fun post, that helps us to know you better. I love clogs your husband.

  5. Anonymous
    29 December 2012 / 03:42

    This post made my day! “Happy Birthday” to beautiful Nicky. 🙂 Your husband is adorable and so funny. He is perfect for you! I bet your home is always filled with laughter. You are very kind to give Nicky the top and jacket, though I can not imagine many things being “too young” on you. But on second thought – I think the yellow Coach bag is too young so maybe you should package that up and put it in the mail for ME! LOL! And those red boots – might as well send those too as long as you are already going to the post office. 🙂 It cracks me up that you need to post 3 days instead of 2. Soon you will be back to 5 days! You miss your fans!USA Suzanne

  6. 29 December 2012 / 12:36

    Yes, we do laugh a lot. My husband has “Amsterdam humor” as he was born there. The Amsterdam people are well-known for their typical humor. Which is why it still hurts that we moved from Amsterdam. Where we live now, is lovely, but I do miss the humor in the street. And about being kind… It is a matter of having a lot, so why not share? The jeans jacket is the one in my second article on this blog. Somewhere in July.The boots are way too big for you haha. I will hide the yellow bag when you come over to Europe. For safety reasons.

  7. Anonymous
    29 December 2012 / 20:57

    Hahaha! If you are “kind” and have a lot – that means you must share with me – your fashion sister! When I come to Europe I expect to see that fabulous Coach bag – and maybe even hold it. 🙂 How could you say “No” to me?!I went to your July post and looked at the jean jacket. It is very cropped and does look young. My daughter (22) owns one like that and thinks it is too youthful for her now. There is a big change in leaving college and starting her career. I can’t wait to see what you post for us on Monday!Suzanne

  8. 29 December 2012 / 21:45

    I would have no problem in sharing with you. If a new acquisition turns out to be a bad bargain (this happens quite a lot..) I just give it away. No use holding on to it.You agree with my stepdaughter on the jeans jacket. Well, it was always on my mind that it was too young. So that is solved now.There are lots of big changes in a childs life: from primary school to secondary, from secondary school to collega and to start a career. They change a lot in these fases.

    • 29 December 2012 / 21:36

      Thanks Rebecca. Nice of you to leave your comment. Have a lovely 2013 yourself.

  9. 30 December 2012 / 17:06

    What a lovely post, and to me it shows a lot of beauty – the beauty of love and happiness and togetherness, how can that not be beautiful? Hope you’re enjoying your holidays, and wish you a Happy New Year!

    • 30 December 2012 / 23:36

      Indeed it was a warm and lovely Christmas. There is inside and outside beauty. Wearing a laugh is really all you need. I have vacation from 25th of December up to and including January 1. YEAH!

  10. 7 January 2013 / 01:37

    Thank you for sharing some of your family life with us, it did put a smile on my face.

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