Sunday, August 31, 2014

Rikki in Callantsoog, The Netherlands

Summer break in The Netherlands!

The family stayed in a camping site near Callantsoog in North Holland.

Enjoying the good weather in Callantsoog Beach

Yum, the water is salty and foamy, too!
More later!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Gummibärenland (Gummi Bear Land Outlet Store) in Pforzheim

On our way back home from our campsite in the Black Forest last April, we saw this Gummibärenland Outlet Store along Pforzheim. Unfortunately, there's no chance to go back as we already have our caravan attached. No chance to find a parking area that would be big enough to fit our 'long vehicle.'

The solution? My husband promised the girls that we would definitely visit the place during our scheduled camping trip in the area. Everybody's happy to hear that, including me, of course!

Last June, we came back to the same campsite and got the chance to visit the Gummi Bear Land outlet store.

Admittedly, we were all overwhelmed upon entering the store. There's just too much to see, too much to touch, too much to smell and yes, too much to try!

The girls started running around the store asking a hundred times if they could put this or that or those into our shopping cart. My husband got the real jackpot though, he went straight into the tasting area. He was followed by the girls a few seconds after.

What about me? I decided to roam the untravelled path, meaning, that corner located at the left side of the entrance where the packages doesn't look like gummi bears :-D

Enjoy the photos!

Right beside the cashier's corner is this taste test wall.
You could try all the new flavors, the monthly special offers,
and the highly recommended items.
Just make sure to use those tongs to pick your choice or choices.
Okay, we returned more than a dozen times!
Gummi bears in all possible flavors and sometimes crazy, yummy!

Friday, August 15, 2014

The 6th Weinheimer Tiermesse (Animal Fair)

The 6th Weinheimer Tiermesse (Animal Fair) was held in the same venue last year.

I urged my husband to go because I wanted our dog, Rikki, to get her favorite dried treats which we got there for a pretty reasonable price last year. Plus, we wanted to check out whatever they offer.

But unlike last year, there's an entrance fee of One Euro per person this time around :-( Anyway, you could win something if you'd join their quiz game (which we didn't as we didn't plan on staying for a long time).

What did we buy this time? Of course, Rikki's dried treats consisting of beef and pork ears, plus some fish and bones, too!

The dried treats corner was manned by a blind man

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

DIY: From a School Felt Project into a Pillow Case

IC came home with all of her art and craft works from school last week. After all, the summer school break would be in a few days!

She brought home loads of artwork, but the first thing that caught my attention was this piece of felt project which she informed me was from their Religion class. They cut out religious figures and pasted them on a piece of felt.

IC told me that she would love to keep that particular piece. My suggestion to her -- why not turn it into a pillow case? My little girl immediately agreed and I started 'upcycling' with glee.

This is the Religion class project made from felt.