Christmas together

For many, Christmas isn’t necessarily the most cheery time of the year. And this year, Christmas looks heaps different from previous years altogether. For me personally, all the jingle bells, tinsel filled, overhyped and commercial approach to Christmas is kind of overrated. And for the people I love, I don’t need a designated special timeContinue reading “Christmas together”

Stranger things: reflections on 2020

What a year it’s been, huh? I think it’s safe to say that nobody expected 2020 to be like this. Yet, here we are. We’re doing our best to keep on keeping on. There have been challenges and there’s more to come. We’re not out of the woods yet. Such a strange world we’re livingContinue reading “Stranger things: reflections on 2020”

Summer falls as Autumn hauls

Autumn has arrived. Sunny days have made way for general gloominess. I don’t mind the wind or cooler temperatures. What I always have trouble adjusting to, is the grey skies and the increasingly shorter days. Changes in air pressure always make me feel like I have a permanent jet lag <which is so much fun!>Continue reading “Summer falls as Autumn hauls”

Ingredients for a balanced self

What heals you, brings you back into balance, makes you feel whole and wholesome? This is what Arête over at the Aroused blog is asking us this week. It’s a profound question to which there is a myriad of answers. Not only between individuals, but also within one person, depending on the situation and theContinue reading “Ingredients for a balanced self”

Suck it up, buttercup!

Eleven weeks ago, we had to start working from home due to Covid-19 measures. Our employer has decided that we’ll be working from home until at least September. There have also been rumours it will last until January. It makes it all the more real that we are far away from returning to the wayContinue reading “Suck it up, buttercup!”

Permission to enjoy

Week 9 of intelligent lock down is starting tomorrow. Last Tuesday our government held a press conference in which they presented the road map to slowly and carefully make our way out of this pandemic, and which conditions apply on that road. Certain measures are being loosened, e.g. kids in primary school are going backContinue reading “Permission to enjoy”

Take a deep breath

Gosh, I wish I was enjoying this calming view in Iceland in real life right now! Views for days, no stress and gorgeous nature to restore the soul. One of the best holidays I’ve had in what has become one of my favourite countries! I’ve yet to share more about my amazing adventures there! InsteadContinue reading “Take a deep breath”

Mark Knopfler – Live at Ziggo Dome

Sunday June 23rd I went to a Mark Knopfler concert in the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam. Dire Straits was one of those bands that we always listened to at home. Same as Phil Collins, by the way. This is the music I grew up with and still love so much. This is music to me.Continue reading “Mark Knopfler – Live at Ziggo Dome”