Category: General

Pimp my changing table

For the first couple of months of his life we changed our little one on a changing pad on the kitchen island. The result was that half of the island was constantly taken in...

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C’est la vie

Why hello there. I’m Koen. Welcome to our little blog. It’s been quiet over here, isn’t it. Not by choice, but, as the French say, “c’est la vie”. A couple of weeks ago we...

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Fire tricks and tools

First of all, let me wish you a happy Easter! May the eggs have been big and plenty! Unless you’re not into that kind of thing… Now, onward one last time in the fire...

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After the fire, keeping it clean

I know, we’re March already, so technically fire-February has passed. Since I missed some weeks, I’ll just have it continue into March. Up for today: how to keep your fireplace working perfectly. Day-to-day actions...

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Wood & fire

I don’t know about where you live, but over here we’ve had an exceptional warm winter. So far we’ve had one week or so where temperatures dropped below freezing, but that doesn’t mean we...

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Quick note on contracts

So far we’ve dealt with three contractors for a substantial amount of money. Out of those three, there’s only one that has delivered as promised: the one that built our fireplace. The other two...

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Bis 2015

As we did the previous years, we went to Bis exhibition this year. There wasn’t any one specific thing we went for, it was more a trip for inspiration for the first floor bedrooms...

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Batibouw 2014

It’s Sunday evening again already, and it has been a hectic weekend. Usually I write chronologically, but for this one I’m going to ignore that fact completely. The reason? Batibouw. I know, not all...

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Cleaning up the house

A little over three months after getting the news that the house would be ours, we finally got the keys. This period is necessary for the notary to arrange all the official paper work...

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