Romancing the Ordinary

zondag 25 januari 2015

A busy week

Hi everyone, 

first of all, welcome to all the new followers and thank you so very much for the lovely comments. I will be visiting you soon.

It has been a busy week, so that is why I haven't posted earlier.
I have been baking:

I tried this recipe for scones for the first time. They didn't rise a lot, but they were very tasty.
 I must say I added sugar, because I like the scones a little sweet ; )

Yesterday we had a little concert with the pop choir in a church in a town nearby.
We had a wonderful time. 
We started the final rehearsal in the morning and in the afternoon we had the concert.
Everyone was very enthousiastic. It seems we have four new members 
and two more concerts to plan. ; )

We have had some lovely days, which were a little colder, but now we are back to rainy days unfortunately. Bulbs are already surfacing and the snowdrops are nearly in bloom.

I hope you're having a wonderful start of the new week !!

zondag 11 januari 2015

Sunny Sunday

Hi everyone, 

it is a lovely day today. There is a lot of wind, but still, the Sun is shining.
Maybe I haven't told you before, but I love to sing and I'm a member of two choirs now. A church choir and a pop choir. With the pop choir we are going to sing in church on the 25th of January. We have studied on some songs especially for the service in the church.
I have the honour to start the following song. I am always very nervous when I have to sing a solo part, and most of the times I have tried to avoid it, but this is something I want to do in the new year. Not be afraid to do this anymore. People tell me to do it and that I don't have to be afraid. Now I'm going to listen ; )

I hope you enjoy this song.
Have a wonderful Sunday.

zaterdag 10 januari 2015

Grow Your Blog 2015

2 Bags Full

Hi everyone,

I saw this button on a blog page and wanted to join in the fun.
I love meeting new people and discovering new blogs., so this would be perfect for me.

My name is Monique Elisabeth and I have been blogging on and off for quite some years now.
Last year I had me 50th birthday and that has been a very imporant point in my life.
I was operated on in 2012. My thyroid was removed for the largest part and after that things only got better. I lost a lot of weight, stopped colouring my hair and started to do all kinds of things I like, because my energy was back.
I have an auto imune disease ( Hashimoto), which is under control with medicine.

I enjoy my family and pets, gardening, knitting, crochet, baking, cooking, reading, singing and so much more.

This blog will be a little look inside my life and will show you the things I enjoy.

I hope you will love your visit here and I hope to visit you too.

Please leave a comment. I love comments ; )

maandag 5 januari 2015

A new year

Hi everyone, 

First of all a very happy new year to all of you.
it has been a while since my last post. It has been very busy.
This afternoon I was in the kitchen almost all of the time.
I made two cakes and a stew.
The cakes are a walnut chocolate banana cake and a Belgian cake with sugared fruit.
The last picture is of the stew I made for this evening.

Hope you're all having a wonderful beginning of the new year.