We have all heard of empty nest syndrome. I have many times and I even make jokes about it when friends talk about their children leaving home. I have never felt any emotions when it comes to this term. Until last week, that is……! My … Continue readingHow to deal with empty nest syndrome?
The other day I had a slightly frustrating day fighting the system. I guess it was because too many things went wrong. Add to this the list of all other things that are laborious already and you may get the gist. I am going to … Continue readingThe frustrating thing about a different system…
As a result of my search for a perfect lifestyle I have lived in 4 countries being The Netherlands, Switzerland, UK and Australia. In addition there are Greece and Norway for a couple of months each. Love of exploring I love exploring what life has … Continue readingOn the search for the perfect lifestyle!
It is New Years Day morning, I am awake early and contemplating the local traditions of Bunne. Although we are currently living in this rather small township, we had a decent New Years Eve party. Every year one of the locals invites all people in … Continue readingGetting in with the locals and their traditions!
A while back I started this post with a smirk on my face. Since then I have discovered that bureaucracy in The Netherlands is a touch worse than the French and Australian version combined. Who would have ever thought that? Bureaucracy in The Netherlands It … Continue readingIf you think settling in The Netherlands is straightforward, think again!
So much has happened in the last month that I felt I had little time to write a blogpost. I ended my last one with ‘to be continued’ and here we are a month later. We are in the far North of The Netherlands in … Continue readingAre we ready for a little ‘detour’ in The Netherlands?
I am enjoying this vegan food thing and I have amazed myself. Me, the ultimate cheese lover who must have eaten kilos of it during my life time. I have lived in a number of different countries and the majority of those produce excellent cheeses. … Continue readingDid you know that vegan food could be this colourful?
After a lovely 2 months of settling in our house Casa Rita in Limoux and in French life generally, we left France and headed abroad. Not so much because we have the urge to travel but because we have things to do and functions to attend … Continue readingSettling is sometimes not as straightforward as you like!
Living in France has opened our eyes a fair bit when it comes to fresh fruit and vegetables and a possible vegan lifestyle. Not only is the food very fresh, the prices are low and buying organic seems to be more the norm than exception. … Continue readingA vegan lifestyle! We are trialling what it takes….
Let’s talk about stress! Although I think I do not have it, there is something that wakes me up in the middle of the night. As a matter of fact I have not slept well lately and I don’t really know why…. Heaps of reasons … Continue readingStress – do we always know why and when we have it?