Now that I have a day to myself each week , the world's grown a bit and I can go to Groningen again for a couple of hours .
Just long enough to wander past the museum and through the town enjoying the sun , finding odd corners and playing the 'what would it be like to live in this street ' game
Rummaging for second hand CDs in the recycling shop to play at least once ... the soundtrack from a French film about Seville
and Verdi's Il Trovatore with Leontyne Price this time , both to be played again .
A 'Seventies relic which I bore off in triumph , much to the surprise of the junk shop's owner ... "It doesn't go any more " he warned . Good , these always had a deafening tic and only a masochist would repair it but I couldn't resist it for a Euro , could I ?
Treating myself to a quarter of exceedingly fruity Apple and Hibiscus tea and a cheerful Father Christmas tin to keep it in , lest the whole flat smells of it .
Buying good bread , runny cheese and tiny sweet tomatoes for supper and running to the train clutching a ham baguette . Putting my feet up in the evening with that morning's paper and a cup of gorgeously pink hibiscus tea .
SmitoniusAndSonata is a mother and daughter collective blog.
London based Smitonius (Jessamy) makes one of a kind jewellery using vintage buttons, as well as a combination of beads from all over Europe: from lampwork ones by a range of UK artists to vintage and modern glass beads.
Sonata is a miniature quilt maker based in the North of Holland (Leeuwarden). Geraldine Keyzer is already known to collectors of Hitty dolls and owners of vintage dollhouses. She likes to use vintage as well modern cotton to create a range of quilts from simple One Patch to the more complex Grandmother's Garden.