Quotes ‘n thoughts

Today’s quote: ‘all I want for Christmas’… are some cheerful Christmas songs!

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“I hate the radio this time of year because they play “All I Want For Christmas Is You” like, every other song. And that’s just not enough” – Bridger Winegar

I love music… I love to sing along, whistle away and tap my feet to whatever is on the radio. And that includes Christmas songs 🙂 Read more about this quote!

Today’s quote : dining

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One cannot think well, love well, sleep well if one has not dined well – Virginia Woolf

Oh… the pleasure of ‘dining’… don’t you just love that word so much more than the plain ‘eating’ ?! Read the rest of this entry »

Today’s quote: Sundays…

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“A Sunday well-spent brings a week of content” 

I like Sundays… but I guess I am not the only one…  Read the rest of this entry »

Today’s quote: a hot bath…

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A hot bath... some candles... a fine red... and spotify... what a way to end the weekend 😊 love, Kathleen #blog #thegoodthefabandthelovely #blogger #belgianblogger #belgischeblogger #lazysunday #sundays #sunday #sunyay #bath #bathtime #bubbles #cand
“There must be quite a few things that a hot bath won’t cure, but I don’t know many of them.” – Sylvia Plath

Oh my… the wonders of a hot bath… I cannot count the hours that I have soaked in one!  

It is one of the many pleasures of the colder months (in summer I rarely take a bath… I prefer a cold shower then!). So once September has well and truly started, I spend many evenings in my bathroom.

 I have done this for years now. I used to take a long hot bath on a Friday evening… my husband went to a football game, my kids sat in front of the telly whilst I was pruning away … My kids were still quite young then, but they were usually very good those Friday evenings. I spoiled them with some crisps and a fun movie and they knew that they could always bother me… but only for an emergency. I never ever had to come down you know!! It’s like they felt how important that one hour of pure and utter bliss was for me.

 These days I don’t have to worry about my kids whist I’m in my bath as they’re all grown up now. I make a ritual out of it… dimming the lights… making the water as hot as possible… using a bath foam which gives excessive bubbles and has a lovely smell… putting on a cd with some jazz or listening to a playlist on spotify… putting on a face mask.. lighting some candles and sipping on a glass of red…

I usually lay in my bath for at least 45 mins. Whilst soaking in my bath I let my mind wander away… thinking about the past week, about the next week, making plans for whatever comes in my mind,…

This bath ritual is really important to me. I need it to free my mind of all the stress of the past days… and it makes me feel refreshed and new!

Love, Kathleen

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Today’s quote: old friends

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Cheers… to golden friends!

“Make new friends, but keep the old; those are silver, these are gold” – Joseph Parry

Last Saturday I got the pleasure to have a day out with some friends that are pure gold to me… my 2 sisters, my sister-in-law and another friend of mine… we all go waaaaaaay back…
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Quote of the day: The Breakfast Club

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I can do it

“Screws fall out all the time, the world is an imperfect place.”— John Bender

One of my favourite movies when I was a teenager,  was “The Breakfast Club”… and secretly I had a crush on Judd Nelson who played bad guy John Bender… Read more about this quote!

Today’s quote : endurance

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“At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can.” – Frida Kahlo


I have already opened up about my husband’s medical condition in a post I wrote about a year ago. And I am glad to say that most days he feels good… of course regularly he suffers from side effects of all the medication he has to take, but he hangs in there and we enjoy life as much as possible. Read more about this quote!

Today’s quote: Donna Karan

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“Delete the negative, accentuate the positive.” – Donna Karan


Have you ever heard an advise as simple as this one… but yet so true?! It’s so spot on and the funny part is that you can relate thise quote on absolutely everything! Read more about this quote!

Today’s quote: age

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“I don’t believe in age. I believe in energy. Don’t let age dictate what you can and cannot do.” – Tao Porchon-Lynch

Drinking some bubbles on my 45th birthday!

Last week I celebrated my 45th birthday… and I deliberately say ‘celebrate’… because turning 45 is as much fun to celebrate than turning 25 in my opinion! Read more about this quote!

Today’s quote: music

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“Music is the soundtrack of our lives.” – Dick Clark


Music has always played an important role in my life. As long as I can remember, there was music in my life… and now I have made a soundtrack of my life… Read more about the soundtrack of my life!