A peek at a special Chocolaterie

Olala Chocola

At the chocolaterie

At the Chocolaterie 4

.Bag with Cocolate

At the Chocolaterie 5

At the Chcolaterie 6

At the Chocolaterie 3

At the Chocolaterie 9

Near the Chocolaterie

Last Saturday we went to town and visited some very lovely places. The children had a blast at a grand playground.

It’s located between two rows of houses and if you’re just passing by, it isn’t obvious that behind the houses a very large playground is suited.

After that we got our favourite ice cream {mint and blueberry muffin taste for me!} and visited the woods. I forget to mention {although all the pictures are related!} that we discovered a new shop. It’s a Chocolaterie {chocolate shop} and what was particularly nice about it, was the fact that you could get a very nice peek at the making of chocolate{!} As a homeschooling mom, I’m often on the hunt for interesting things for the children. And this really was a great way of letting them gain a very good insight into the chocolate making process. The lady of the shop was very kind to us and let the children come {very} close to the machines, with me just behind them. At one point, my youngest daughter actually put her finger in the chocolate {ahum}. Did I already mention my kids are very fond of everything chocolate?

All with all a special experience and of course some amount of chocolate also got home with us. {They didn’t last long enough to take pictures! Sorry!}


~Have you been discovering some new places you wouldn’t want to forget? Tell in the comments, if you’d like! Thank you!



Some Blackberries Were Found


Mai near the lake

Lake m


Mai m


We love the lake! Friday late afternoon we went there, just the children and me. Just before the dusk set in, we returned home.

Surrounded by lovely trees,  the lake sings its own song.

It was very nice to be there.

We even found a few blackberries.

With my oldest I’d like to focus more on photography the coming weeks. Personally, I think it’s a gift to have the access to any camera from a very young age. To notice the wonders around us and to capture these precious moments. Gratitude will be cherished this way. The picture of the yellow flower {does anyone know the name of this one?} is taken by my seven year old.

How do you cherish your precious moments? And when you were a child did you already take pictures? I would love to hear your stories!


Taken by Is

Lake mm

Lake mmm


Glimpses old and new

Beauty trees

Mai in the woods






These pictures are already a few weeks old.

We’re fully entering autumn these days and the sun is hiding itself more and more.

Some days however, the sun does peek through and we’re holding unto these precious glimpses.

In the meanwhile focusing more on the home and dreaming about a fresh stack of books to keep us all cozy and busy.


What are you treasuring right now?



Boeket 2

~Bouquet at home, early June


picking wildflowers

~Picking wildflowers with my two eldest kids


Is with wildflowers

~One of the wildflowers we picked together after dinner, that very same time



~Poppies my Hawa picked on our way to a homeschool gathering


White tree

~A lovely tree located somewhere not that far from the woods, picture taking during spring time


We just love all kinds of flowers. Which ones do you prefer?