It’s back-to-school, and as every other parent, I am getting used to the new schedule. Fitting in new appointments, rearranging others and finding routine to an otherwise hectic autumn. Swimming lessons have reverted back to Wednesdays and with that Mexican dinners with the Brady Bunch. It’s a welcome break to the week, which usually comprises Continue Reading

I came home last night from an improvised trip to the amusement park (or more like a fairy tale park) Efteling. It’s one of those places which has something to offer for young and old – in fact every age. The fairy rides, the village based on children stories such as Snow White and Little Continue Reading

Technically the summer hasn’t come to an end, but with the rainy weather coupled with an intensive work week ahead, it seems only natural to draw the line here. Yet I feel fortunate to have had a long summer, some spent in France, some on the beaches of Zandvoort and others on the Maltese shores. Continue Reading

I arrived back early this morning. Luckily having been upgraded to business class I succumbed to a long sleep after watching Allied with Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard. Now on to another Netflix serie making the most out of the weekend before work commence on Monday. Allied settling in with a glass of Champagne and Continue Reading

It’s been a short but good trip to both the Philippines and Taiwan. Not much sightseeing but good meetings, conversations and fantastic food. And an excellent Chinese massage I should add. About to take off destination Amsterdam, so I’m off the grid for next 12 hours 🙂 exotic food breakfast in bed the 101 tower Continue Reading

Admittedly I haven’t seen much of Manila, besides corporate buildings, restaurants and hotels. Nevertheless it has been a good trip (set aside the long haul, which was pretty hard to muster being a die-hard insomniac). After catching up on emails, late breakfast and a gym session, I’m now off to Taipei. view from hotel travelling Continue Reading

Do I need to say more? Manila intersection discovered a new dish – mango with sticky rice interior shot of hotel Fairmont Singapore sling – gin, cherry-flavored brandy, triple sec, Benedictine, pineapple juice, lime juice, and grenadine sophistication in a bottle window shopping

Touched down, did the laundry, had a 10 hour beauty sleep, repacked and now off for a short business trip. Before I left, I discovered the amaryllis plant from last year’s Christmas in full bloom on the balcony. A wonderful welcome and goodbye at the same time. Beauty in all its simplicity Food for thought Continue Reading

We are about to embark on our journey home to the Netherlands. As with most holidays, it feels far too short and have passed much too quickly. But with a very early wake-up and not much sleep either, I can’t wait to be home. Thank you family for making the holiday memorable and Malta for Continue Reading

The holiday is coming to an end (today is the last day), but before we leave we had a family gathering a la Arabic cuisine at Sharma in the Portomaso marina. The food, the wine and in this case the Arabic coffee was fantastic and so was the company. The evening came to an end Continue Reading