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And so at once, springs has turned into summer with balmy weather reaching into the 30s. I’ve decided to take a mini holiday and enjoy a long weekend at the beach. With Ascension day last Thursday, Sebastian and I packed our bags for Zandvoort, followed by dinners at Mango’s with Virgin Mojitos and tapas on Continue Reading

I had promised for a long time to take my girl out for shopping, lunch and dinner (not necessarily in that order). With a hectic schedule it hasn’t been easy to find a date, but eventually we managed to nail yesterday as D-day. After hours of shopping, I’m not sure what feels more sore…my wallet Continue Reading

There isn’t a single day that goes by that I don’t think of my mum. I have her pictures on the most important spot in the house – on a family heirloom together with a prized collection of perfumes. It stands opposite my bed, thus I go to bed and wake up with my mum Continue Reading

Thank you family for a wonderful Mother’s Day celebration. Happy Mum, Happy Kids and a Happy Meal at Popocatepetl in Haarlem. x receiving the sweetest of gifts with a kiss A candle holder in the shape of a heart Sebastian with Sander….thanks Victoria for taking this pic ❤            

My daughter came to surprise me with an early mother’s day gift yesterday. Luxury body cream, scrub, shower gel and tea! But best of all was her announcement – you are the best mum in the world! Honey, it made not only my day but my week. xx Love thank you darling

We could have wished for perhaps a little warmer weather but nevertheless it was a great long weekend. As usual good food, some shopping and also beach and walks through the woods stood on the agenda. A lot was accomplished in only three days, ending with lunch in Lille. à bientôt beach, beach and more Continue Reading

I don’t drop by my Facebook too often (I lay the blame – as everyone else – on being too preoccupied) but this morning a memory popped up that I can’t resist sharing. It’s taken 2 years ago to the day, when Cecile was still part of the family. It was a time of great Continue Reading

Thanks kids for making a green and colourful tree. Let’s see what the Easter bunny will have in store for tomorrow 🙂

Your first school camp is something special, whether it’s excitement or sheer nerves. I can recall the first such outing I ever attended organised by the youth organisation 4-H (as we speak I am looking up their activities in the Netherlands but can’t find much. Perhaps they suffer the same unfortunate reputation as the Scouts Continue Reading

Sebastian received his swimming diploma today! Unfortunately I wasn’t there to see it but it’s been needless to say many Wednesday’s of practice that has gone into this feat. Sebastian I’m incredibly proud of you and can’t way to see it put to good practice during our next vacation. Speaking of which two holidays are Continue Reading