one snowy morning in Elswout

snowy morning in Elswout By LosAngelas

It seems that sometimes I need a winter-stop and although I have been busy with some other stuff, I easily postpone my blog.

But the best remedy to start up again is to just do it!!  So hereby, although today is the first “warm” day in Holland since…. FOREVER! is a series I made on one the the first snowy days in Holland, made in the Elswout in Haarlem.

Therefore I have the greatest admiration for all those, ( photo,- food,-) bloggers out there who daily or weekly manage to produce new stuff for their readers.

So I would like to know what do you do, to keep your blog updated  or do any tips for people like me who get stuck now and then!

Thanks & Enjoy!!

snowy morning in Elswout By LosAngelas

 

snowy morning in Elswout By LosAngelas

snowy morning in Elswout By LosAngelas

snowy morning in Elswout By LosAngelas

And the award goes to…

ME !

It’s true, for the first time in my blogging career I have been awarded an award in this case a Liebster award by fellow blogger Avril.

Thank you so much Avril, from “the cook, the baker and the clay boy maker” for this honor! I know you awarded me this a while ago, I’m still blushing and very happy that you thought of me when handed out this award.

I thought to take this opportunity also to take a look back:

On the 2nd of June 2010 I started this blog and here is my first post, taken on a rainy Saturday afternoon.

Since then I have posted 65 posts about baking, my travel adventures and general photography.

The most poplar three posts are by far:

1 – Three days London

London - London Eye by LosAngelas

2 – Fresh Mint Tea

Fresh Mint Tea - Copyright LosAngelas

Fresh Mint Tea - Copyright LosAngelas

3 – We can’t eat unless it’s blogworthy

Now over to the following of the Liebster steps:

1.& 2.  Link back and thank the person who gave this award to you.

Already done, but again thank you Avril from the The Cook, The Baker and The Clay Boy Maker – Blog.

3. Post the Award to you blog

DONE

4. Pass the award on to 5 bloggers with less then 200 followers.

As the WordPress, is filled with great blogs and I follow a great deal of them this was very hard..! Here are the 5 I have nominated for this award.

RealFunFood, Sara (an American girl living in London) shows in this blog in photography  her creations from her kitchen but also funny stories of her daily life

TidyTipsy, this beautiful blog is from Kristina who lives with her boyfriend and cats in Germany. I have followed this blog a long time and Kristina is absolutely a creative inspiration.

EmilyGoochPhotos, Emily makes beautiful nature and landscape photographs while she walking in these amazing surroundings with her two dogs.

FATman photos, is a blog by Adrian, who’s takes you daily on the photographic journey from portraits to abstract and detailed photography. Adrian inspires you to look and things differently.

Warmhotchocolate, is an amazing creative blog by Julee. She gives you great tips for creative projects for yourself or your young children (if you have any) but also her beautiful photography truly  is inspiring.

5. Leave comments on the 5 blogs of these people

Will do immediately after posting!

Since I have started this blog I have learned a lot about blogging, photography and myself! I enjoy looking at the amazing stuff my fellow bloggers produce on a daily basis and hope to keep on doing this  🙂

Ode to my Brandy

Dear (Blog)friends,

As you could read in one of my more recent post, lady luck did not smile upon me when this year started. However hard to deal with the breaking of precious things, in the end stuff is stuff and with money you can get your stuff repaired or replaced.

Brandy - Copyright @ LosAngelas

Brandy - Copyright @ LosAngelas

It was a whole other story when I had to take my dear Brandy to the vet, when I thought she had a small infection and it turned out to be a uncureable tumor, with the message of “days maybe weeks” and tears in my eyes I left the vet.

The days that followed I cherished my time with Brandy, and made sure that everybody in my family got the chance to say their goodbyes to her. Luckily the days turned into weeks and I have been happy and thankful to have those last moments with her.

Unfortunaltely, irreversible means in this case irreversible, and at one point I had to make the hardest decision of my life, on someone else’s life.

Goodbye my dear friend, I will never forget you!

Brandy - Copyright @ LosAngelas
Brandy – Copyright @ LosAngelas
ps. after this loss, it was hard to be inspired to blog for a while, but I’m sure that I will soon be surprising you with some delicious and colorful posts 🙂