Category Archives: Life

Monday Mood: Being (Not) Generous

I grew up in a family, where spending money was considered a bad thing. My shoes were two sizes too small (yes, that hurt), my clothes didn’t fit, my school books were always at least one edition too old (I sometimes had a different text then the other studentes), I […]

Fabulous Friday: Street Art City

The Kijkduin shopping center, near our village, will be demolished in October to make room for a new shopping centre and restaurants. Until then this is the domain of graffiti artists. The walls are already decorated with graffiti and the vacant stores are taken over by studios or galleries: this […]

Fabulous Friday: Free Colours!

I am probably a shallow person. I just love shopping. Though I prefer quirky vintage stores, my all-time favourite department store in The Hague is definitely De Bijenkorf. I wrote more about this fabulous shop in a previous post ‘The Lady in Red”( It is a classic building, and one […]

Monday Mood: Coffee First

Once you wake up and smell the coffee, it’s hard to go back to sleep. Fran Drescher Each month, I go to the market to collect shark meat samples. But before I start, I have to get a cup of coffee at my favorite coffee stall, where the coffee is […]

Fabulous Friday: Windy Times!

In The Netherlands there are about 1170 windmills, many of which are still working. The most famous mill location is Kinderdijk, but I am happy to say that we live close to several windmills. On this Friday, we visited the windmill in Loosduinen, ‘De Korenaer’ (‘ear of grain’), built in […]