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In this blog I will write about everything that has to do with being a mum and a woman. It will be about my personal experiences as well as about things that I find interesting and which I want to share. It will also be about my faith in God. Please let me know that you visited my blog, by posting a comment.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

What I like, love loathe in Suriname

I really had to get used to being here and even though I know that I wouldn’t be able to live here at the moment for a few different reasons, I’m trying to enjoy the little things....
I decided to do a like, love, loathe post  (as the idea of Futures ) about being here.


Like
I like it that it is never really cold and that I can wear summer clothes every day.
I get to see my mum a lot. Every day she comes by, mostly reads a newspaper outside and we chat a bit and she helps out where ever she can.

Newspaper from Suriname (in Dutch)

I like the little pieces of Surinamese fruit on vinegar.  Healthy and yummy.


I also like swinging in the hammock at the back of the house, especially if it makes me feel less warm because of the wind.


Love
I love doing tv fitness every weekday. I still want to lose some more weight...and try to get a flatter tummy and thinner thighs.  Haha I have a couple of trousers that don’t fit right......When I’m doing it I sometimes think : 'what am I thinking ? why am I doing this to myself ?' You also get very hot while doing fitness here in Suriname. But I need it and it feels good having done that much to get fit and toned....
after workout


I love taking care of my natural hair. I found a leave in conditioner that I love and my aunt blessed me with supplements for hair, skin, nails and body.  Yay !



Loathe
There are a few things that I don't like but what I really loathe here is the heat. A lot of times it is just too hot. I looked yesterday at a sign with the temperature and it said 33 degrees Celsius.
To live here I’d need a fully airconditioned house. Well, the fan does help but whenever you go to an area in the house where there is no fan, you start to sweat very quickly , especially if you’re trying to do housework. So annoying and practically unbearable. So the fans in this house move quite a lot. (if we really want to be cool in a place without fan)And the kids sometimes drop the fans and then we have less....I’m trying to not wear too many clothes when I’m in the house....to keep cool but it doesn’t help much...
I also loathe the mosquitoes. They keep bugging you day and night.


We use vape but it doesn’t always help that much. And there’s one particular mosquito who is getting ‘ a cold shower’ from me today. It is a mosquito that carries a disease called Chikungunya and you have more and more of those cases here in Suriname.  A few people even died from getting it. My mum and Ixora also got the symptoms a week ago (high temperature/ fever and body pains) but did better shortly after it started.  Praise God !!
When I initially wrote this I wasn’t so lucky myself to come across one of those devilish mosquitoes but recently I’ve been getting symptoms of Chikungunya myself so I’ve been mostly in bed today and taking pain killers every 4 hours.....so I'm loathing the mosquitoes even more now. LOL

What do you mean a bite from a mosquito with Chikungunya ? I feel more as if a very heavy person sat on top of me for an hour or so.... -feeling sore and weak.....
(but I will surely be better soon...by the grace of God.)


What did you like, love, loathe lately ?


I’d love to hear from you.....

Love and blessings,




Friday, September 26, 2014

A look inside my kitchen

Well, as you know we are currently visiting my mum in Suriname and she is so kind to let us stay in her house. Our lease for the house we rented in Ireland finished so we moved out before we came here. I can't wait though to find another house to call home and to take up the challenge to really turn it into a home.
I saw this book on Amazon the other day that I really would love to have.
I read the sample of it and was already so blessed by it.
She also talks about how she has rented a lot of houses but it never stopped her from turning  it into a home. I can't wait to get it and read it.

It is called The Nesting Place and you can find it at Amazon. 
Hopefully I can do a review on it another time.

I always wanted to share my kitchen with you so I decided to finally do it.

In the kitchen the landlord had two paintings of poppy flowers and this inspired me to decorate my kitchen. I went crazy buying red stuff or red/white stuff and enjoyed decorating my kitchen.

I also looked at youtube kitchen tours to feel inspired.

So this is how I decorated my kitchen.

The reason I wanted to decorate my kitchen at first was because it was my least loved place of the house. I never felt like cleaning it. So I decided to try to love it by making it a nice place.





I bought the apple through Zulily.
I wanted to have frames with pictures of the kids in the kitchen. I found the red frames at the carboot sale in Tallaght Stadium.


I bought  the lantern in Woodies.
I found the plates at the Carbootsale in Tallaght Stadium
The teapot and cups are from WOODIES.







I found the little red vase at the Carbootsale in Tallaght Stadium
The plate is from AVON (was from a cupcake stand which broke)
The containers are from ARGOS
The tea bag holder (poppy theme) is from WOODIES.
The towels are from Home store.




The compost bin is from WOODIES.
The blackboard in heart shape I bought through Zulily.


Some more pics....









I hope that you enjoyed having a look into my kitchen.

Do you have a colour theme or other theme in your kitchen ? What do you like about your kitchen ?
I'd love to hear from you.

Put a link from your post about your kitchen in the comments.

For more home decorating posts click here.


Love and blessings,





Wednesday, September 24, 2014

What kids wore Wednesday : colourful and light

Today I wanted to do another What Kids Wore post.

In the pictures below Yovannah is wearing a blouse/ short dress from NEXT which we bought two years ago in the NEXT summer sale. It is paired with green trousers from DUNNES stores even though I must say that they are probably a bit too warm for this heat here.

I love the blouse though, expecially the back. It is from very light (thin) fabric which is perfect for hot weather. It is nice and colourful.

I really love the quality from NEXT clothing for kids. But since they can be quite expensive I only shop there during sales at the moment and only occasionally really.










Blouse/ dress; Next
Trousers; Dunnes Stores

What are your thoughts about the outfit of my little girl ? What do you think about NEXT clothing for kids ? Do you shop there? I would love to hear from you. If you're sharing a post with your kids' outfit as well, please put the link to your post in the comments. I'd love to see it.

(Apologies for the low quality pictures. My camera broke shortly after we arrived here so these are made with a phone with 2mp camera which I got from my mum.)


Love,





Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Hello Suriname

It has been a while since I've posted on this blog but I hope to be posting more again in the coming time. 

Today another Hello Monday post.

Hello Monday,

Hello to being away for over two months to visit my mum in South America.

Hello to mosquito bites and heat, using vape and watching tv in the living room with two fans on at the same time.

Hello to wearing summer clothes every single day.

Hello to home schooling my youngest girls so they won’t get too behind at school when we are back.



Hello to going against the country customs and having dinner in the evening instead of around 1.00.

Hello to power cuts of which we luckily only had one.

Hello to swimming in coca cola coloured water at the kids’ grandparents place from fathers’ side.

Hello to seeing mum/grandma every single day as she comes to visit us in her second house where we’re staying.

Hello to getting the chance to sit on cousin’s horse.



Hello to watching the newest movies on tv because that is possible here.

Hello to having baths in cold water and sometimes outside in a tub.



Hello to cooking and eating vegetables from my mums garden.

Hello Suriname.

It takes some getting used to but we are blessed that we can be here for a while.

Hello to all that’s still to come.


What are you saying hello to today ?





Love,




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