Friday, December 29, 2017

Cookie in Belize – sort of…

Hello dear readers. The year is almost over and although me love the winter time, me was shaking from the cold yesterday and today too. Boy, there was loads of icey water coming from the sky! On wintery days like this, me love to sit in me fave chair, get a cup of cocoa and a plate filled with nommy cookies (chocolate chippies, ofcourse) and look at pictures of the Summer. Let me take you with me on me little vacation trip to the warm Mangrove of… no, me did not fly to Belize, but it felt like being in Belize. Why? Well, because Burgers Zoo in Arnhem build a little piece of Belize, just in their own zoo.

It was not a very hot day, but the sun was shining in September when me went to the zoo in Arnhem. Berry and me really were looking forward to this day, because Burgers Zoo had opened a new indoor habitat called the Mangrove. This zoo is very popular because of its special habitats called biotopes. You really feel like being under the sea in the Ocean, you almost feel the warmth of the Dessert and you really feel like being in a Tropical Jungle while exploring the Bush. It very special. So… we had high expectations for the Mangrove. All those expectations were met. The outdoor terrain feels like a tropical beach, with even the outdoor toilets completely styled in the Mangrove theme. The big dome was looking magnificent and… me fell in love with the habitat the moment we walked in.

IT A BUTTERFLY HABITAT! And boy do me love butterflies. They have so many beautiful colours! Me saw orange ones, blue ones, black ones with yellow stripes, transparent ones… they were fluttering happily around in the Mangrove. Me loved it already. Me was really curious though why there was so much water in the habitat.

And then Berry whispered to me: LOOK, Manatees! O boy O boy O boy! Me also looooove manatees. They swim so majestic and are truly beautiful to watch. We have seen two of the three manatees swimming happily around. They were fed with endive and it was really funny to watch how the manatees took the endive in between their front flippers and gobble them down. And we could see it the best at the panoramic window! Oooo me no wanted to leave this beautiful place!

But… we had to, because Burgers Zoo has many, many more beautiful animals. Like the Sumatran tiger, the Asian elephants, the cute nosebears, meerkats and siamang monkeys. O and there are also gorillas, bears, chimpanzees, all kinds of birds and much much more. We had a great day. Especially because Berry adopted a new friend: Molly the Manatee! She is really cute and loves to eat salads. So… more cookies for me! Heehee. If you ever get the chance to go to Burgers Zoo in Arnhem, me say: GO! It beautiful, it very big and there is loads to see.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Unboxing: Hope’s Tea Party Parcel

You know Bear Boss Hope from Honeygrove? She hosts the Tea Party Tuesday every Tuesday on Instagram. Also Hope has her own website: where she keeps a diary and you can find her cool Tea Party Parcels there. Those are really awesome. She carefully handpicks all the pieces that go in there. Everything is handmade by local artists and such and that makes owning such a box extra special. Hope also puts a lot of thought in the little gifts and themes of the box. Now, me wanted to surprise me bestie Berry, so me borrowed her credit card and bought the Winter Tea Party Parcel for Berry. Together we opened the box and are so delighted with everything that was in the small box! We gonna show you every piece.

Let me see what is in here! Look, even the box is in style!

O Goody! There is a little newspaper in the box. And a fun, sweet Christmas letter.
Me love the Christmas Card too with Hope on it. In the card also was some artwork made by the Lovely Sloth

Okay, what is in here… Oooo a Cookie looking like Hope! And what is smelling so nommy? Its inside this bag… yes it fresh tea… hmmmm that smells soooo good.

And look at this lovely little Hope made by The Craftin Bug. She now lives on Berry her datebook! Also we love these Valentines napkins. It so full of hearts. Staying with the fun Valentines thingy: there are beautiful handmade cards in here. It all looks so beautiful.

And another card! So beautiful. O what is this… lovely presents!

Look in the little bag is an piece of jewelry from the Lovely Sloth in it. Look at the awesome details.

What is in here? Ooo it a handmade Journal. And there even is a special note inside for me. Maybe Berry can knit it hihi. Wow… it a full box of goodies. We love every piece of it. Especially the Hope paperclip, cards, the Journal and the awesome Cookie! It gonna be hard to take a bite of it though.

Berry and me really love the box and all the things in it. We gonna enjoy the tea and all the other things too. Me for sure will go and use the Journal in 2018!

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Cookie & Frights at the Harry Potter expo

Hello everybody, here me is again with yet another blog about Harry Potter. Remember me told ya me went to the press preview of Harry Potter the Exhibition in February? Well, before me visited Star Wars Identities, me and Frights decided to visit the Harry Potter expo again at the end of August, before the expo would leave our city again. Well… we took Berry with us, because someone had to ride her bike to get us there right hee hee. The three of us had a blast again. We even heard Voldemort talk to us in the Chamber of the Dark Arts – That was really scary!

The first time me visited the expo me thought: ‘Frights would love this!’ She is a little Witch Cat right and she was thrilled to come with us to the expo. She especially was interested in the Potions class with the suit of Alan Rickman (yes we adore Professor Snape!). Also she loved all the stuff of Hermione. Like her wand and magic purse. And of course the Yule ball dress! Also, even though Fritghs no likes Professor Umbridge, she did like all the kitties on the plates in her very very VERY pink office. Needless to say Frights really had a blast in the magical world of Harry Potter.

Of course me had a blast too! Me especially had fun hanging out at Hagrid’s cabin again. This big chair is soooo comfy! And me loved to see Dobby, me drooled over all the nommy candies from Hogsmeade and of course me liked to hang out at the Gryffindor Common Room and the bedroom of Ron and Harry. O and Divination Class of course. It one of me fave scenes of The Prisoner of Azkaban. See the tea cup behind me? Berry used that picture to make the Grim form in me tea cup when me was playing Cookie Potter a few weeks ago.

And yes… it was a great morning – again! Me was really happy me could share the visit with me magical friend Frights. She really loved it too. We both were a little sad the exhibition is gone now (since the beginning of September), but we are happy we have these pictures and the great memories. Also, we are rewatching the movies again. Needless to say maybe, but me just love Harry Potter… *sigh*