Again, orange clothes. And my friend Marjolein

Orange clothesYes, I have been at it again. Not going on holiday to Spain with my BVA girlfriends left me sad and needy. (I know, it is pathetic and a very first world “problem”). After having worked the Monday when I was supposed to be on holiday, I decided against working that week, took the rest of the week off and arranged several dates with friends. This day I was with Marjolein and it was a day of orange clothes. View Post

Shopping Saturday loose in Haarlem

Shopping SaturdayMy face is a bit silly in this picture. It was the start of another glorious Shopping Saturday with my friends Sabine and Anke. As the knee wasn’t up to shopping (story is getting old) we decided (or I dictated) to shop in Haarlem. That way I could travel by bike instead of walking. Riding a bike is good for the knee. We started in a place called Heemstede which is glued to Haarlem, as we had done before in February 2017 (see this post). View Post

Isabel Marant necklace, Anke and Sabine

Isabel Marant necklaceThere it is, my Isabel Marant necklace, present from Ron when we were in Maastricht. It is such an unusual thing. The cream leather strings can move up and down and by doing so, the golden part in the middle will sit lower or higher on your body. I fell in love with it. As the jeweller (Clio) gave details about the necklace, in my mind I could see the price going up and up. Turned out it was affordable. I was ready to purchase when Ron beat me to it. View Post

One holiday day with lots of friends

One holiday day with lots of friendsAs it happened I spent one holiday day with lots of friends, the last day. First there was lunch with Anja (blog Curly Traveller) and Misja (blog MisjaB). (You have seen both on my blog a lot of times.)

In the evening I went out to dinner with 3 friends: Marianne, Claudia and Jiske. Two other members of this group of friends were on holiday. All of these women are used to having their photograph taken, so that was all right. View Post

Aleida blazer by All Saints

Aleida blazer by All SaintsNext to my COS top (see previous post) I also bought this jacket in London. It is called the Aleida blazer by All Saints. A shop which I thought wasn’t in The Netherlands and had a good reputation. That was a mistake. Not the reputation or the Aleida blazer but the presumption the brand wasn’t available in my country. It is. Big shop in Amsterdam, Heiligeweg. Plus easy ordering online. Learned that for next time. Ordering from the UK is pretty good for us, far better than ordering from the USA (shipping and customs kill the fun in shopping). Whether that will still be this easy after Brexit is implemented….. View Post