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My little Garden: the biggest courgette I've ever seen.

11:43

A few months ago I posted this post about 'My Little Garden'. In the blogpost I tell you about the veggies I was growing. You can read about that here. And totally forgot that I had this blogpost ready to go online. I've been so focussed on my thesis that I put my blog aside. (I will post here and there, but I just need to focus as much as I can on my thesis!) Here is the a very very late update about my little garden.

1. We ate the beans
2. We ate the beets
3. We ate the water melon
4. The one and only courgette that grew was the biggest I've ever seen.

The beans and the beets tasted amazing. From the beets we made beets stew. And I ate twice from my beans. It was not enough to feed the whole family. The stew was for 5 people (my parents, brother and sister). It may sound weird but it was fun to eat my own grown veggies. 

But the courgettes, they wouldn't grow in our garden. The plant tried to grow a courgette and then get rid of it or something. It just didn't work.
But one courgette plant went to the greenhouse of my sisters boyfriend along with my melon plants. And well, look at the result. One massive courgette and a water melon. There was another watermelon but the boys that owned the greenhouse ate it! ;)
For the record, the water melon was as almost as big as the size of a normal football. This is just a giant courgette that weighed around 3 kg. My sister made a lot of courgette soup of it.
Sadly the seeds were so big they weren't edible anymore. So it looked amazing. But next time I should take it earlier of the plant so it stays edible.

Hopefully until next year!

Xx Rianne

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Fall Tag

11:28

It’s autumn, and nothing fits better than a Fall Tag. I was tagged by https://ellduclos.blog/ (<< click and visit her amazing blog!) And let the tag begin!!
1. What is one candle you MUST light every fall?
Glades candle apple cinnamon. Not too expensive but it smells sooo good!

2. When you think of fall, what does it remind you of?
It’s not a specific thing autumn reminds me of. I guess, if I think hard, it reminds me of the days when I was younger. When we go search for red and white stippled mushrooms. When we used to go for walks in the forest nearby and how we would collect as many conkers as possible. Which actually is a funny that you can read in this blogpost

3. What is your all-time favorite fall/Halloween movie?
I really love a nightmare before Christmas.

4. What Halloween costume do you have in mind?
One of my biggest wishes is to go to a Halloween themed party. Sadly, here in the Netherlands we don’t really celebrate Halloween, nor do we have trick or treating. (We’ve got Sint Maarten. Which I will tell you about later when it’s November 11th.) So, there is no costume in my mind. But if I ever get to go to a Halloween party I would look for a costume that will go very well with bloody make-up. That would be so cool to put on my face!

Photo by Jessica Lewis from Pexels
5. What is your favorite fall trend? 
I always loved faux fur coats. I finally bought one myself and I think it’s perfect to wear it in fall. Winter will be too cold and rainy for the coat, and I would need a real winter coat. But fall is not too cold not to hot for a faux fur coat.

6. When you think of fall, what drink comes to mind?
Rooibos Tea. That tea has such a warm flavour and smell. I can drink rooibos tea all day long!  And of course hot chocolate. Hot chocolate is for Autumn and Winter.

7. What is your go to fall beauty product? A must have staple!
Dark lipstick shades. Again: in a recent post I wrote about my favourites. Check it out here.
Photo by Alisa Anton on Unsplash
 8. Do you prefer apple pie or pumpkin pie? 
I only ate pumpkin pie once in my life. That was a year ago when I visited the USA. I really really liked but since it’s not available or known in our country I choose apple pie with whipped cream. (But I would love to own a good pumpkin pie recipe!)

9. Do you have any fall traditions? If so tell us all about it!
No, not really. I know me and my mum will go and collect conkers and nuts and put them in a bowl on the table. But it’s not a tradition. We just love the way it looks in our living room and bed room.

10. The moment of truth, is fall your favorite season?
No, it’s not my favourite. I think spring is my favourite because feeling the sun getting stronger and seeing the world coming alive makes me feel so happy. But autumn is also a good season. I just really love every season because every season got something of its own beauty.

Now of course I must tag others for this Fall tag. These people are lovely bloggers with great stories on their blogs. It’s definitely worth your time checking them out!
1. Liv. https://seabreezecorner.com/
2. Maria http://thrivesoul.co/

3. Clementine https://www.clemloves.co.uk/
4. Giulia https://julesonthemoon.blogspot.com/  
5. Vicky https://www.vickyviews.co.uk/ 

Can’t wait to read your answers!

Xx Rianne

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Hello Autumn! I love you

14:44

Crunchy leaves and the wind howling around our house. Autumn! I’m so looking forward to it.
I’m always looking forward to each season and today I made a list why I love autumn so much.

1. Dark lipstick shades! I love dark lipsticks but only in autumn/winter. My favourites are from left to right: Rimmel 810 one-of-a-kind,Topshop Bookworm, Rimmel Kate 107, Sephora Rouge Cream
2. Sweater weather. I love the warmth of sweaters. I’m always cold but sweaters are the best to keep me warm. And I love to combine it with a cute collar underneath.

3. The crunchy and colourful leaves. When I walk or ride my bike I love to step/ride over the crunchy leaves. The sound is just so nice.
4. Time for candles and fairy lights! In summer, I don’t have candles burning or lights on because mosquito’s are a big fan of those lights and I don’t like mosquitos. But now I can burn as much candles as I want and put my fairy lights on without unwanted guest in my bedroom.

5. I don’t feel guilty about staying inside. In summer, when I’m on my laptop I feel like I should be outside, enjoying the sun or doing cool stuff with friends instead. But in winter, I don’t feel guilty about it at all!

6. Collecting conkers. They remind me of when me and my sister where younger and would collect as much conkers as possible. And then create our own conker ‘fries’ shop. In shoe boxes we would separate the big once from the small ones. Make our own price list, using a pot ladle to serve the conker (fries) to the costumers in self-made bags in different sizes. We could play with that for hours.
Xx Rianne

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