A mini weekend in Amsterdam with the hubbie in October. It is a beautiful town and we liked it a lot both of us. We stayed at Sandton Hotel de Filosof. Which is very close to Vondelpark! Not to be missed! And the bed – so nice with duvet mattresses – it was awesome!
We had a great meal on Friday evening with Linda and Theo at R.E.M. Eiland. Definitely worth a visit at least for a drink in the summertime.
On Saturday we just walked around in the city centre enjoying the little stores and the bustle with all people on bikes, the canal boats, the fumes from the “coffee-shops”. Not to be missed is the nine streets with its small boutiques. As the rain lured down in the evening we were lucky to get a table at a nearby family restaurant, Zout and Pepper.
Sunday was a busy day in Amsterdam as it was the marathon. The race went through the Rijksmuseum so we decided on a late breakfast and check-out before heading to the museums. Both the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh was on our list! Both a re well worth a visit and if you are planning to go to the Rijksmuseum – be sure to download their audio-app to your smartphone so you don´t have to rent one.
And after lunch on the Sunday…we fell in love with a lounge chair. Which is now on the wish list for Christmas. Vitra Repos by Antonio Citterio!
And these words will follow me in my path forward, especially as I do my last days of work at Skolporten.
17th of August 2012
A year later…17th of August 2013
As the rain increased I was lured into baking kanelbullar as so many others on Facebook just posted pics of their results. Below you can follow my pics.
Full speed on my machine…and see how huge it turned out after 45 mins.
As I had spread the butter+spices (which comes from a recipe by Martin Johansson in his book “Surdegsbröd” – so yummy!) the first roll turned out to be quite long. And evenly rolled with the spread in nice swirls:-)
I used my special peppargrinder which I have for cardamom. It gives you so much better flavour when they are newly ground – worth investing in a good one. This one was a Christmas gift from my boys. Andy and Jamie helped out. Both in tasting, eating and in preparing the kanelbullar. The last batch got a different spread as I ran out of it. So in the last I tried butter, mandelmassa, vanilla sugar, sugar and cardamom. They were in a class of their own.
But hey, lets wait a while before we clean up the mess 😉
Hustma, Thelma, Anstma and Jahema. Not to be forgotten – Snalma.
If (or when if you ask me) Jamie starts his company – it will be called something with Jahema… see below for a sneak preview.
this picture was taken a few years ago in Orbetello, when Jamie was about to turn 2 yrs.
now he is a lot bigger and turning 11 today! hip horay for Jamie today!!
We had 3 sunny weeks and a few thunderstorms as well. Snowy´s first time on an airplane went well. We got to spend time with the whole family during the period – although not all at the same time. We squeezed in a few bike trips to the beach. And a few trips to Sporting Argentario for diving in the pool. And lots of time just chilling…
Love you my dearest Hunty!