Slow food photo

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Hi M,

You definitely know me better than I thought. What a fantastic idea to let our big girls camera have a more decent role this coming year.

I must admit I’m the kind of person that desperately needs someone breathing in my neck to reach a goal, like loud smelly breathing. That must be you and your visual talents (not the smelly part).

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The whoop whoop of leaving

whoop whoop of leaving

We started our life together here in Amsterdam. Now we’re moving on. We’re leaving. For real. All this time we were all whoop whoop about this new phase. But now we’re signing a contract this week, it’s like what the hell are we doing.

I could have seen that coming right? And it will all work out and be fine, or even better. I know that, because I just know and it’s what everybody tells me . So that’s not the point.

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Driving home for Christmas

driving a hello kitty bus

Today I was at that point where I was sick of not being able to drive a car anymore, because of fear. I packed our bags, grabbed J and squeezed her into her winter coat. Armed with the car keys and a Belgian speaking satnav we were ready to hit the car and leave. Just like that. But then rain and hail came crashing down from the sky.

But but but, always a but. But this time was different. I swear.

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My December favourites

lady noel designs flamingo

December is busy, but I love it because of its presents, food and family (in that specific order). I’m greedy.  When I open Instagram or Pinterest I get hungry. I wander through blogs for inspiration, run to web shops and toss everything I like in my shopping cart. I want it all. I toss some more, but than I get annoyed by my greed. Thank God for that, because I’d be homeless (and partnerless) otherwise.

People say less is more and I want to live like that too, because my head (and B) knows it’s better, more sustainable. That’s why I made up a few rules for myself to control this commercial weakness.

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Penpals: Stick around friends

Hi M,

Your last sentence keeps echoing in my head “if you meet someone likeminded it just falls into place”. That’s exactly how I feel about this. About love in general. I like to feel things. Not literally, but more emotionally. And when I meet someone, I know very quickly if we can relate or not and I think you are the same.

It’s easy for me to say now, I’m not in LA with 2 kids and a working husband. But I really think the flashbacks to how it was when you were in high school or on the dating market, make you feel more insecure. Like you’re there again. But you’re not.

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Dress Up December

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December is her month. I love December and all it’s family gatherings, food and presents. But I can tell you this: December is the most inconvenient month to deliver a baby.

In short: we have two* Christmas like events and a little girl’s birthday in less than a month. All of which involves family. And I grew up in a family that knows how to value presents (if you know what I mean). Including me, but this three week gift marathon is let’s say intense.

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