Airbnb in Padua. On the way we stopped in Verona, city of Romeo and Juliet (we listened the audiobook of Shakespeares' story in the car), to see the famous balcony (although fake) and the arena. In Padua we had to see the Scrovegni chapel with the amazing fresco's of Giotto. The last day of our holiday we took the bus to Venice. What an amazing city! In spite of all the other tourists and endless souvenir shops, we really were amazed by the uniqueness of the place. We even experienced the gondola feeling by taking the traghetto (just a short trip, but much cheaper). And now we're home. It's good to be home. Next monday kids go to school and regularity returns. Also nice. But I'm already searching on Behomm for our next holiday-swap!
this tutorial on Pinterest. I first made one to test whether it would work, but now the girls are fighting every time about who gets the organiser. It obviously fills a need! Another one has to be made soon.
Gilfenklamm. Impressively beautiful. A bit scary too. The other is a short hike on the Seiseralm. The views over the Dolomites are amazing. Wouldn't mind to walk some more over there!
Van Marieke. The pouch is already waiting between the other holiday stuff for next saturday.
horse riding camp, the rest of the family payed a visit to the Matisse exhibition in the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. Although there was some resistance in the beginning, our young guest is obviously not used to visiting exhibitions, towards the end she became fascinated by the clippings and collages. We looked at the works closely and made our own collages at home. So it was a inspirational exhibition for all of us. And in the end, the french girl knows a bit more about french art history.
Noordbrabants museum and the neighbouring Sm-s. Both museums offer free workshops for kids during summer. On friday there's 'showringen en zaagkettingen' (show-rings and sow-necklaces), which refers to the Benhard Schobinger exhibition. After a short introduction there, it was hands on. The girls loved making their own 'bijoux fou'. On the left, the ladies behind an amazing artwork of Georgia Russell (till 30/8).
sweet-and-sour. Easy to make and it goes with almost everything: meat, cheese, warm and cold food. A good way to enjoy summer also in winter.
Archeon. Making a felt bracelet, a beeswax candle, a fibula and more along the way. And also seeing a temple ritual, a show with birds of prey and a gladiator fight. An interesting, active day for all of us.