It just doesn't stop snowing. I can't remember ever having this much snow in Holland before! Although I am looking forward to spring, I can still enjoy the beauty of the 'white carpet' around me. Snow always invites me to go out, and that is exactly what my husband and I did last weekend. We walked through town, to the museumpark, an area of Rotterdam where several museums are situated. We visited the Chabot house and the Sonneveld house. Two white villa's dating back to the 1930s. They are both an example of the 'Nieuwe Bouwen' style. Characteristic of this style is space, transparency and light. Nowadays the Chabot house is used for exhibitions. The Sonneveld house is a museum house. Which means that it is filled with furniture from the 1930s. It looks as if the people who lived there just left. If you like Gispen furniture it's definetely the place to be!!
You will probably be thinking 'why this title'? I will explain. Yesterday I received an envelope from Germany. When I think of the contents it still brings a smile to my face. Inside was a little pink bag, a tiara and.......a matching 'pink' nosewarmer! The nosewarmer is the prototype of Dr Evelina Unikumosa, better known as Eve from Unikum! Dear Eve, thank you so much! I never expected you to do something so crazy! Your prototype is excellent (although it tickles a bit) :-). I think you can definitely take it into production. Because today it's the last day of carnival, I will show you a photo of myself wearing the nose warmer, but only for one day..... My nose looks like that of an elephant in it! To assure you that I normally am a very sane person, I posted another photo as well! For more information about the nose warmer, please have a look at Eve's blog. On her blog she tells more about it, and gives a short demonstration! ;-) Eve, you are a great sport!!!
To speak with Dr. Evelina's words: 'Froehlich sein - und bleiben, vermeidet Truebsal, Sorgen und Leiden'
Wish you all a happy, sunny and jolly day!
Lieve groet, Madelief