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People are creatures of habit. You are no stranger to such. Incessant, maddening, tormenting…..You go all-in, wagering every chip that you have on black. You repeat, replay, rewind….it’s never the same. Fortuna ensures variety is on offer. Every day….until even you start seeing the patterns in a seemingly Brownian motion transmitting from an analogue TV set.

You stare at the wilted roses sitting forgotten and forlorn in a vase smudged with fingerprints. You resist the urge to whisk them away. Quite easily so. Instead you surrender to the hypnotic notes of Satie’s Gnossiennes….No 3 Lent. You know them intimately, all six sheets, perhaps with the exception for no 6….far too upbeat for your liking.

Having nothing better to do you google Gnossiennes and stumble across an intriguing, if curious definition…


n. a moment of awareness that someone you’ve known for years still has a private and mysterious inner life, and somewhere in the hallways of their personality is a door locked from the inside, a stairway leading to a wing of the house that you’ve never fully explored—an unfinished attic that will remain maddeningly unknowable to you, because ultimately neither of you has a map, or a master key, or any way of knowing exactly where you stand.

Time is infinite, yet lost time is never found again. So taking 30 minutes to start a book about time, feels like the possible beginning of a philosophical journey, I would very much welcome.


10 minutes 38 seconds in this strange world by Elif Shafak


Albeit a cold and windy day, Sebastian’s team ended the football season winning in a friendly. Great finale to a super year!

taking aim


It’s been a busy week here concluding Sinterklaas and decorating the Christmas tree. It’s a special tradition as our decoration goes back to the 1940’s – most noteworthy an angel from my mum’s, and Christmas bells and balls from my own childhood. We continue to buy a few new pieces every season with our latest acquisition being a few decorative glass bonbons. It’s a cosy welcome to wake up to every morning!

our Christmas tree

Christmas bonbons

our latest acquisition

pakjesavond with Sebastian


… and Tintin collectable – courtesy of Sinterklaas



It’s always an amazing experience when one gets to visit the Efteling. The weather was fantastic and staying until closing time we also got to see the spectacular light show. A must see and feast for the young at heart!


Enchanted tree

treasure hunt

glorious weather

took the tour with the Efteling train


and sampled almost all the roller coasters  including the (in)famous Python

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