zondag 31 juli 2011

Salmon with courgette, peas and rice

Yesterday I made this wonderful recipe. My mothers garden is exploding with vegetables, so I used the courgette to make a good meal. I thought it was a nice idea to put it on the blog, I might do that more often.

What do you need?
- margarine
- 1 onion, chopped into pieces
- 1 courgette, chopped into cubes
- 200 grams peas
- lemon juice
- Salmon steaks
Fresh mint sprigs cut into thin strips
How do you make it?
- Put all the vegetables (onion, courgette and peas) in a large pan with some margarine
- Sprinkle some lemon juice at it and add pepper and salt if you want
- On low heat 8-10 minutes until the vegetables are good
- Bake the salmon in a frying pan, put some herbs on it if you like, in 4-6 minutes
- Make the rice as you are used to make rice
- Put the mint in the pan with the vegetables

Put it on a plate and you are ready to have a good meal, enjoy!

zaterdag 30 juli 2011

A little sewing-kit

 I got a little present of my uncle and aunt for my year in Sweden. This cute little box.
 And when I opened it, I saw that it was a little sewing-kit!
And it is a very complete kit, I think that I can make the most beautiful things with this.
 Say Hi to my new sewing kit :)

vrijdag 29 juli 2011

To remember..

Because of my year in Sweden, a friend of mine made two paintings for me. A pair of Frisian Clogs, to remember me of my home country. And the Converse All Stars to say that I just have to be me, and than everything is just the way it is supposed to be.
I really like the paintings, she made them really good! Thank you Esther!

donderdag 28 juli 2011

Fun with editing!

Just a few minutes ago I discovered a website where you can edit you own photo's to some old, vintage one! The website Pixlr has got some great options to make your photo just how you want it! Look what I made of it :)

Now I will go back to my work, I have to clean the house 'cause mum and dad are on a holiday. 

dinsdag 26 juli 2011

I'm back!

Hi everyone!
I am back from my little holiday. It was a great week, most of the time nice weather, but unfortunately the last day a strong wind in our face and a lot of rain. That's not nice when you have to cycle 120 km with the wind against you!
Every day we cycled from campsite to campsite. But the second day we had bad luck already: we lost the key of our tandem lock! So it had to be cut through. But after that we could go on. The first day we did 115 km, the second 65 km (we were tired..), the thirth day we did 80 km? I guess, but our km-counter was broke. The fourth day we did 75 km and the last day we did 120. I am so proud of me and my boyfriend, we just did it! But what was I happy to sleep in a warm, soft bed and use a hot shower!
Here are some pictures of the holiday, I will not show you all, that would be too much!
Our tandem.

Our little tent, most of the time our campsite looked like this.

The beautiful gate of Elburg.

I wish I could live in this cute house! Elburg.

Somewhere near Zevenaar. We were tired...

Breakfast! We were to lazy to make some bread.

Fun with a statue. It's my helmet, yes: safety first!

Just cycled that cute, little lane.

A lovely castle, wish I could see the inside!

In 2 weeks I am going to Sweden, so I don't have a lot time to write posts. In those 2 weeks I have left in Holland I have to get my room empty and put new wallpaper on the walls, I have to pack all my stuff and I have to say goodbye to everyone... That is the thing I don't like. I am really bad in saying goodbye...

Als je mijn belevenissen wilt volgen in Zweden, kijk dan op: www.swanhilde.waarbenjij.nu Daar gaan regelmatig updates komen. Natuurlijk probeer ik deze blog ook bij te houden, maar dat gaat moeilijker worden.
Liefs, Swaen

maandag 18 juli 2011


Hi everyone!
Tomorrow morning I am leaving on a holiday! I will cycle through whole the Netherlands with my boyfriend. Don't know where we'll go, don't know when we'll be home. But I know that I won't blog in that time. So please don't stop following me, I will be back!
And when I am back, it will be a very hectic time for me, because I am leaving for Sweden. So I won't be able to make a lot of posts. I guess that it will be back to normal at the and of August. But don't forget I like all the reactions you give on my blog!

Love, Swaen ♥
♥ Picture from here

P.S. Voor de Nederlanders: Op 10 augustus vertrek ik naar Zweden, wil je mijn belevenissen volgen, kijk dan op www.swanhilde.waarbenjij.nu en abboneer je op mijn berichtjes! Ik vind het erg leuk als mensen mijn berichtjes lezen :)

vrijdag 15 juli 2011

Bakery at home!

Because of the party I am having tomorrow, I am baking a lot. Yesterday I made some truffles and salmontoast. Today I am busy with the Lussekatter (Lucia bread) and the Kanelbulle (Cinamon rolls). The batter is rising at the moment, so I have got some time to write a post about it!
I am so excited about tomorrow, I will make a lot of pictures and post them on my blog ofcourse!

But now I have to go back to my 'bakery' and finish al the delicious things I am making. Hope that they will become like the pictures below :)

♥ Pictures from here and here

donderdag 14 juli 2011

Diploma, party, Sweden!

Yesterday was the diploma distribution at my school. And it was so weird to be there for the last time. I had to say goodbye to all the teachers, to all my friends and to the building. I was kind of attached to the school, because of all the music we had there. But now I have got my diploma!`
And Saturday I have got my goodbye-party! I am baking a lot, today I made some salmon snacks, cookies and truffles! I hope that the weather will be nice on Saturday, 'cause the weather right now is rain, drizzle, rain, drizzle and so on..
And in 27 day's I am going to Sweden!
But first things first: tonight I am going to Harry Potter 7!

♥ Picture from here ♥

woensdag 13 juli 2011


A long time ago since I did an inspiration post. Be here is one again!

♥ All pictures from here

dinsdag 12 juli 2011

Last day at work

It is over. Today was my last day of work, the last day in the flower shop. I made some pictures of the view I had for almost two years. Now it feels kinda weird that I am done here. And when I was finished with work, it was raining. Just like the rain was crying for me.
But now it is only 29 days till Sweden! Oooh! I am so excited!

maandag 11 juli 2011

Patterns, I will finally understand you!

When I graduated my mother bought me a book. A book to understand patterns. I tried a lot of times to learn it myself, but I failed all the times. You can understand that I was really happy that my mother gave me the book. Now I have to find time and a nice pattern to make myself a beautiful dress. But when?
In 30 days I am going to Sweden for one year, so that will be a year of no sewing. And now sewing means no dress!

zaterdag 9 juli 2011

On the island

At the time you are reading this, I'll probably be on the beautiful island Terschelling. This weekend I have to play there with the orchestra I am playing in. It it the last performance we will do in this formation, it is a schoolorchestra so every year there are other musicians.
I will let you know how it was, and probably put some photo's online. But first:
Have a nice weekend!

♥ Pictures from here, here and here

vrijdag 8 juli 2011

Baby Seal

I was looking at all the Bloglovin-updates, in the mean time my nails were drying. But I found a lovely picture I once saw at the blog iiiinspired and there was such a lovely picture.

It is made of Icelandic wool and created by Vík Prjónsdóttir. I think this one is very cute, wish it was in my size. Perfect for a cold day, with a cup of tea near de fireplace :)

donderdag 7 juli 2011

Something in the water

sonThat's a song I really like, sung by Brooke Fraser. I heard it once on the radio, but now I am playing it constantly on YouTube :) It is a really nice summer song, in the first 5 seconds I knew that I liked this song. Let me know what you think of it!