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

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

This is a tribute to my girl, Victoria, who is turning 19 today. 19 years is a long time when you are a year away from entering your second decade. And if I think back a lot has happened – personally as well as around us. Well the world never stood still – that is Continue Reading

My not so little boy anymore is turning 8 today. Happy Birthday Sebastian! It’s a pleasure seeing you grow and thrive. Thank you for a memorable birthday celebration this morning xxx birthday wakeup! surprise! Lots of presents… big sis is helping out birthday boy is looking so smart 🙂 birthday celebrations started already yesterday at La Continue Reading

My daughter has been a rock in this last week, just coming here, holding my hand, brushing my hair, telling stories, and of course planning for that trip to Paris. I promised we will go there – soon! She pulled up a photo on her phone taken just a few weeks ago when she was Continue Reading

I truly don’t know how I could thank so many people coming to mine an my family’s aid. I learned so much and I probably needed those lessons…and more. You have given me that. In various ways, some perhaps not perceived as very welcome, perhaps one might even call my responses hostile. But we have Continue Reading

I’m not that beat at all when I get home. The flu seems to finally have left. Perhaps I will even attempt a 5.30 rise tomorrow…provided I get to bed on time. Victoria came over for an improvised family gathering at the fire place. She’s off to Paris tomorrow and the excitement is mounting. She Continue Reading

My girl, who I am immensely proud of, although it is all down to her, is becoming an accomplished graphic designer. She started a year ago studying Media and Communication and already her work is above expectations. She shot me over the other day her Magazine Cover (the object for the cover is her boyfriend Continue Reading

Came home just in time to celebrate my beautiful girl’s 17th birthday. A super evening at restaurant Hout with gifts, good food and laughter. Love you loads Beauty! xxx Seventeen…from my baby to lady presents for the birthday girl acquired in Istanbul, Paris and Amsterdam…lucky gal! Unfortunately the plane was delayed but luckily was there Continue Reading