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knysna

holy moly, it’s only 18 odd days and then my SUMMER HOLIDAY starts. today i’m reflecting on summer holidays of old, 99.9% of the time spent by the sea (where else?). our family haunts were:

ugly face wednesdays

“The best/worst thing I’ve ever done”

i found this set on flickr, and i laughed & laughed.

ivan shishkin

rain in an oak forest

it’s art history time again, folks!

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Ivan Ivanovich Shishkin (18321898) was a Russian landscape painter, his method was based on analytical studies of nature. He became famous for his forest landscapes, and was also an outstanding draftsman and a printmaker. His works are notable for poetic depiction of seasons in the woods, wild nature, animals and birds.

sweet treats

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woodward design is a small, passionate design studio in the heart of edmonton, alberta. we love desserts & we love to share. so we baked and we baked and then we paused to imagine what hundreds of pies would look like after they’d been sent through the mail. thank goodness for cameras. we hope you enjoy our recipes. sweet treas, from our kitchen to yours.

i am a tart for tarts

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my sister in law made these, she’s from deutschland so they are genuine german tarts (i think they’re called obstkuchen …. or obsttorte? you germans might have to help me out here). either way it’s her mom’s recipe, one was of fresh strawberries and the other of tinned cherries. woooooweeeee. naturally, i stuffed my face (and had to go lie down afterward). but the best thing about them is that they’re not too sweet (as opposed to, say, lemon meringue pie) – so you don’t feel all bad for having 5 pieces.

John & Fish

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John (勇士丸) is elder brother, Fish (小魚) is young sister – and they take photos of birds!

look at nook

oh YAY Jessica & Luke’s restaurant Nook has been featured in the December issue of House & Leisure!

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so excited & proud of them, if you guys haven’t visited yet – please do