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Five happy things

{Learning to make the best photo's at my photography class}

{Learning to make the best photo’s at my photography class}

I like to focus on the beautiful things in life. Most people tend to forget to see the beauty in the small things around them and in what they already have. A positive mind will give you a positive life.  And I want to share that with you. Just five happy things that passed by last month. And October was a lovely month. I am still enjoying last weekend when sweet friends of mine came to visit me in Luxembourg.

{Soending time with my love}

{Spending time with my love}

{My new hair cut and the lovely smelling shampoo I bought from Aveda}

{My new hair cut and the lovely smelling shampoo I bought from Aveda}

{My cactus getting a pink flower}

{My cactus getting a pink flower}

{The last pieces of Tonyschocolonely chocolate}

{The last pieces of Tonyschocolonely chocolate}

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The colorful season

I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers- L.M. Montgomery

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Althought I am a great fan of Summer and warm weather, I really do love it when it gets Autumn. I just truly like it when the candles are burning and it gets really cozy at home. Cuddle up with a fluffy blanket and drink a glass of red wine with your loved one. Somehow I always love to bake more in the cold seasons, especially Dutch applepie. The house start smelling at cinnamon and apple.

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In Luxembourg I am even more aware of this season. This green country has been transforming since the end of September in a beautiful palette of Autumn colors. And we were so lucky that actually since last weekend the weather was still really nice. So we had Autumn colored nature with blue skies. Cant help it, but it made me genuinely happy! At this moment it is drooley outside, but that is fine. I just cuddle up with my blanket, waiting for my boyfriend to come home. Enjoy the lovely season!

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Gronn, where history and nightlife meet.

I always like to discover nice places where ever I lived. Living in a new country makes it even more possible to do so. And in Luxemburg there are so many nice area’s that look very picturesque and have a rich history.
The Grund or “Gronn” in Luxembourgish is such an area in Luxemburg City. It was build in the valley as one of the first neighborhoods to surround the castle many years ago. A lot of the original structures are still standing. You can still see the old stone bridges and fortress walls. And take my advice, when you decide to go to the Grund don’t wear your heels. Because the cobblestone streets are not designed to walk on with 10 cm of heels!

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The last decades the Grund has become even more populair due to its nightlife. There are many bars, restaurants, cultural events and historical sites. Such as Neumünster Abbey, which has been there since the 17th Century. There is also a lovely Brasserie where they have great jazz concerts during the summer months.

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The Grunds is such a desired destination to visit that it recently been added to the UNESCO World Heritage list. So come and visit Luxemburg and if you are quick, you can still enjoy this great Indian Summer we are having here!

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My chocolate chip!

 

In the cookies of life, sisters are the chocolate chips.

And my chocolate chip came to visit me last weekend for the first time since I moved to Luxemburg. The boyfriend was not home, so we had a lovely girly weekend with lots of stuff you do together with your sister. We ate sushi on the couch, done our nails, baked banana bread on a Sunday and of course we went to Luxemburg City.

Many people, including me when I first came here, have no idea how nice Luxemburg City is. It is a versatile place with nice shops, several good places to drink coffee, have lunch, dinner and go out. My sister and I went first to the Saturday Market where you can buy beautiful organic vegetables and fruits, but also fresh cheese and charcuterie. And there is even a small corner where you can buy flowers. I am still getting used to the fact that I cannot buy a big bunch of flowers for a good price. Spoiled Dutchie I am!!
After the Market we went for a huge piece of chocolate cake at the Chocolate House. Which is in front of the Grand Ducal palace. Beside the chocolate cake I had a cookie coconut chocospoon which I dipped in my hot soya milk!
After some shopping we ended up in Konrad Cafe & Bar. Where we had a glass of wine and some lovely quiche. Very nice place!
Later in the evening we went to IKKI to finish the day!

I can tell you, I could not live without my chocolate chip! She is the best!

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Scheuberfouer and Grillwurscht!

Living in a foreign country means you have to get to know the traditions! And in Luxemburg the Scheuberfouer is a very old tradition! This year it is the 674 edition. A long, long time ago it started as a harvest feast and a catle market, but nowadays it is a big funfair with loads of attractions, a little market and ofcourse a lot of places to drink and eat.  Mainly typical Luxembourgish fast food such as “Gromperkichelcher”, which is fried potato cakes and “Gebakene fesch”, which is battered fish. And let’s not forget the famous Grillwurscht mit fritten!

And no….I didn’t go in any of the attractions. Because to be honest… I don’t really like Funfairs 😉 But I did have a delicious Grillwurscht and I loved it!

 

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