The other day I was chatting to an online friend in Norway. She told me something that kind of shocked me. Not only that – it kept on nagging me and off 😉 course I decided to let it inspire me for my next blog … Continue readingOnline relationships – don’t you just love them?
One of my memories growing up in The Netherlands is eating ‘stamppot‘. You could call it a Dutch culinary speciality although there are conflicting facts about its origin. Most importantly stamppot is a hearty dish for cold winter days and very easy to prepare. There … Continue readingA modern take on the traditional Dutch stamppot
The other day I had my birthday! Before you even think of asking, I am not going to tell you which one. It really does not matter any more when you are my age. When you are in your teens or twenties, getting older seems … Continue readingRandom thoughts about life by a birthday girl…
Last week on a cold day I suddenly fancied an Asian style winter soup for lunch although I did not want to spend too much time cooking it. I am inspired by my daughter who concocts such dishes for breakfast or lunch before you can … Continue readingI challenge you to try my tasty winter soup!
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?