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“In life, as in chess, forethought wins.” ~ Charles Buxton A very civilized evening, Champagne, scallops with just a scant of truffle oil, good company, music and chess….one of those skills I can’t thank my parents enough for teaching me….and a good chess computer of course. Take your formations checkmate….and this time I didn’t even Continue Reading

We were treated to a delicious dinner and I got to be privy to stories (I have to admit I ought have not to hear) by Victoria and her friend. A very nice and sociable evening ending with a game of rummikub. On a different note the flu is still raging and woke up several Continue Reading

It’s been a very relaxed weekend, a little bit of work, followed by shopping and coffee at a new place at the Cronje – Lunch & Co. I got what I was looking for – and more. Hair products galore, make-up supply and dinner for the evening, which we enjoyed en famille. Lunch & Co Continue Reading

The winter is blooming and my favourite lunch at this time of year is hot bowl of soup. The other day, my hands cuddling precious warm bowl, sipping in front of fire place and sometimes together with Netflix while it’s raining outside. I get super relax and feel some kind of wholeness to it. Watercress soup is one of my Continue Reading

This is what I love the most….autumn, in my PJ’s and clearing up work. Don’t get me wrong I would much rather have time on my hand and go to the cinema with the kids, but right now this is not so, so I am trying to utilise my free time in the best way Continue Reading

It is getting closer to school start, and I am giving it my best effort to gear up. As is usual here, it always feels like I am two steps behind. I was supposed to already have had my workout (didn’t get the chance yesterday, nor does it seem likely to happen today) and be Continue Reading

…should have been added to my list of favourite restaurants. Mussles in white wine and tiramisu for dessert – the latter a feast for both eyes and taste buds. How can you not be a happy camper at Peppino’s? Coffee with Leila

…Blender has been, up until now, our fixed hang-out. Chances are if you drop by during lunch or late afternoon, you’ll find someone in our team hammering away on their keyboard with a Ginger-Orange tea within close reach. But as my lunch date P suggested another restaurant more in line with FracasNoir, how could I Continue Reading

Who said non-alcoholic cocktails (my obsession du jour) would be boring? Not at Hout in Haarlem for sure. Got a special demonstration too…which entertained Sebastian greatly. Bartender next? private demonstration Sebastian is all too conscious of his smile, now that he has lost both of his front teeth    

…sorry ladies in gentlemen, inside joke. It was however as palatable as a feast for sore eyes. And all vegetarian courtesy of the chef of restaurant Fris in Haarlem. My family keeps making bets when I will go back to being a carnivore. I can only say good luck….it’s the one thing I wouldn’t bank Continue Reading