Category Archives: Life

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 […]

The privilege of growing old

In these days of Instagram and other social media, ageing seems to be something, that is subject to a set of ‘rules’. We have to grow old beautifully, mature or even fierce. I see men and women dressed as eightheen year olds, trying to uphold the image of being ‘#foreveryoung’. […]

Fabulous Fifties Friday!

I love dresses, but I am not really into Fifties dresses. But that changed, when I discovered that Topvintage Retro Boutique had its final sales, and when I saw this wonderful swing dress with floral pattern. I just had to buy it! Combine it with lovely spring weather and a […]