If the COVID-19 crisis hadn't started one year ago, we wouldn’t have discovered how fragile our systems, such as economy, healthcare, food and livelihood, are. Also, in my case, I wouldn't have recognized how life on the countryside is the best what happened to me. In fact, I have become very grateful to live on [...]
Sometimes coming home is not as good as you hoped it would be. Coming back to the island however, it surely was. When I arrived last Wednesday by ferry early in the morning in Palma and my feet stepped on Mediterranean soil again, I felt butterflies in my stomach. Somehow I feel I belong to [...]
A world that has stopped turning madly,
where the only people who have to hurry now, are the doctors and nurses.
Their faces in pain of the tight masks they’re wearing
Their bodies tired of the long hours they’re making
Their hearts bleeding by carrying a heavy load
Day in and day out, who knows.
Remember Tupac’s “Changes”? I still love this song. We’ve seen that it has been just a matter of weeks that our world has changed into a new one. The world isn’t the same anymore and there’s much uncertainty we need to deal with. It all seems quite surreal, but this is our new reality. It's [...]
Words as “new beginnings” have this openness to new possibilities and chances that may cross our path and give us purpose. They carry hope. Who doesn’t love to be in this kind of state when the world looks so incredibly messy and hopeless? Letting go Especially these last days of December which tend to be [...]
Moving house makes me sad. This is only my fifth time in my 43-year-old life. When I gave up my home for another one, excitement have always been followed by waves of sadness. Just like it is now.The waves were high today, it stormed and I had difficulties to keep my head above water. On [...]
I’m here for a longer time than I have ever lived in Amsterdam. I didn’t realise this until a few days ago. These are our last weeks in this small coastal village in the West. Yesterday afternoon a couple came to see the apartment. They probably will be the lucky tenants after us, happy as [...]
Last month I made the difficult decision to quit my job. Things became suddenly so clear that I could no longer stay. To take the decision itself wasn’t that hard as my whole being felt this isn’t right anymore. I feel grateful to be supported in this change by my positive rock-solid man. Three years ago I [...]
it’s obvious like a bright evening sky covered with stars i want to travel to, catch them with my eyes it’s clear that you’re gone now really it’s over now all those months i felt comfort in you you gave me peace and stillness at times you were wild too you gave storm and thunder [...]
It wasn’t planned yet, but it’s time now to say goodbye to our “Silver Shadow”, our grey van. After some expensive repairs last year, she needs one again and therefore failed the ITV (the test vehicles need to undergo in Spain every year or 6 months). Three years ago we travelled with this van fully [...]