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Sunshine and Sandwiches by the Canal (and a new haircut!)

It is never a good thing when the hairdresser takes a look at your hair and says, “It’s a pity.” πŸ™‚

Alas, such was the case with the flamboyant fellow who examined my tresses today. Thankfully he had a few tricks up his sleeves after years of working on the hair of such folks as Madonna, Jennifer Aniston, and Heather Locklear, and somehow managed to work his magic. He then pronounced my pitiable state transformed into “GORGEOUS!” πŸ˜‰

New Haircut

"a pity"..."gorgeous"...what do you think? πŸ™‚

In all honesty – I LOVE it!! He did a fantastic job and it looks and feels so much healthier. Yay for clever hairdressers! πŸ™‚

My sis-in-laws Mom also got hers done, so to celebrate (our bravery) Melissa took us both out to lunch.

She found the perfect sunshiny spot at Cafe Fijn Hout right on a quiet canal.

Canal lunch

The sunshine felt glorious after so many days and weeks of cold, rainy weather, and we basked in it.

Lunch was heartily scrumptious: creamy watercress soup topped with shrimp and fish.


Watercress soup

And fantastic sandwiches on toasted thick brown bread. Melissa had a mackerel sandwich topped with all sorts of veggies.


Mackerel sandwich

And I tucked into an equally scrumptious one layered with soft goat cheese, honey, walnuts, balsamic vinegar, spinach and sun-dried tomatoes.

Cheese, Honey and Walnut sandwich

After a week of working so hard on numerous projects, it felt heavenly to sit awhile, soak up sunshine, and have a good ol’ visit. We’re looking forward to a gorgeous weekend with all sorts of interesting adventures that I’ll tell you about next week.

What are you up to this weekend, dear ones?

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Walking Tours Rome - Loving the haircut – definitely no longer pitiful!! As for the food, my mouth is just WATERING right now. That salad looks delicious!


Krista - Thanks, luv! πŸ™‚

Krista - Yay for us, Andrea!! πŸ™‚ Ending the summer looking and feeling good. πŸ™‚

Krista - It sure does, Katie! I feel like a new woman. πŸ™‚

Krista - Thank you, Barbara! I can’t wait to try making watercress soup myself. πŸ™‚

Lauryl Lane - pretty pretty!

Andrea and John - Ahhh – it’s so great to get a haircut, isn’t it? I had one last week and felt like a new woman. Looks great! (yours =)

Katie@cozydelicious - Doesn’t getting a new haircut make you feel fantastic? A great haircut, sunshine, and lunch. Perfect day!

www.winosandfoodies.com - Lovely hair Krista.

Mmmi love watercress soup.

Krista - Thank you, dearest Andi – that means a great deal to me. πŸ™‚ I feel so much stronger in spirit and I’m glad it shows. πŸ™‚

Krista - Oh I hope you do soon, Faith! I’d love to see it. πŸ™‚

Krista - You are so right, Val! πŸ™‚ I am truly grateful to the fellow. πŸ™‚

Krista - Yeah – he wasn’t too impressed with me, Joanne. πŸ™‚ Ah well – my neglect is remedied now. πŸ™‚

Krista - Thank you so much, Bess. πŸ™‚ I’m learning more about taking better pictures and I’m so glad you like them. πŸ™‚

Krista - Thanks, Deeba! Aren’t days like that so precious? πŸ™‚

Krista - Thank you, Mrs. Wolle. πŸ™‚ HOW EXCITING about Andrea! That’s such good news. πŸ™‚

Andi Perullo - You look GORGEOUS (though you did before)!Β  But what I love the most is that you can see the confidence radiating off of you.Β  What gorgeous food too!!!

Faith - Your hair is absolutely gorgeous, Krista!Β  I’m in need of a haircut myself…perhaps today!Β  πŸ™‚Β  Looks like it wasΒ a really fantastic lunch!

bellini - Hairdressers take us into “fabulous”. Love the new do Krista! There are many reasons to celebrate!

Joanne - I haven’t cut my hair in over a year…so…I’m pretty sure that’s what a hairdresser will say to me the next time I go.Β  Yours looks fabulous!Β  Love the new cut!Β 

Anonymous - Yes gorgeous … love the new cut and am envious of the yummy sunshine & sandwiches by the canal…

Anonymous - Your haircut is great! Also, you take lovely photos. I wish I knew how to take better pictures!

Shepondered/Mrs.Wolle - Love the hair cut. We are moving back to Bellingham the end of the month butΒ alas Miss Andrea is not coming with us. Andrea is engaged and staying behind to finish plans for theΒ weddingΒ September 17th. this year.Β 

Krista - Thank you, dearest Kat! Golly, I miss you! πŸ™‚ I will have to try the mackerel next time for sure. Mmm, it looked good!

Krista - Thank you, Rosa. πŸ™‚ The sandwiches were fabulous. πŸ™‚

KitKat - You look excellent, darling! It’s so hard to find mackerel here, you know, and to find it done well is a treat! Lucky sis, I say!

Rosa May - Lovely haircut! You look great.

Those dishes are so scrumptious looking.



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