Category Archives: Journal

Never a lazy day


I never have a lazy day. Never a lazy Sunday. As a child, I always had to do something useful. If I was reading, I would have to peel potatoes, adjust pants, paddle windows, walk the dog, do grocery shopping and more. Whenever my sister and I wanted to go […]

Who do you think you are anyway?


We met at the cafe. We had funny conversations. You had a boyfriend who only visited his workplace and the pub. Wouldn’t it be nice to do something together, you suggested. Eventually we even went away for weekends and had incredible fun. All relaxed. But still… after a while the […]

Fabulous Friday: Corona Art


Sometimes, something bad can still result in something good. Leo Heusdens of Street Art Projects came up with the idea to paint the construction fences around the post office that is being renovated. Almost all nineteen artists are self-employed and selflessly participate in painting the sixty meter long wall on […]

Wednesday Words: Liberation Day in the Netherlands


After Remembrance on May 4, Liberation Day is the national holiday on May 5, which annually celebrates the liberation of the German occupation in the Netherlands in 1945. On 5 May, the Netherlands also commemorates the great value of freedom, peace, security, democracy and human rights. We have lived in […]

Memories of Milano


I visited Milano last year. It was bitter cold, but the sun was out, which was great in January. One early morning, we climbed the fairylike Duomo. I think we even were the first visitors that day! In some places, you can actually feel history itself, and the Duomo is […]

Happy with hyacinths!


I do not go out much, these days. But whenever I do, I try to make the most of it. So when we passed these flower fields, I just had to stop. The striking colors of the flowering bulbs are a typical sight in Holland during the spring. The bright […]