A Taste of French Life, Green Gorillas in Autumn, and my Return Home.

A Taste of French Life, Green Gorillas in Autumn, and my Return Home.

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 [...]

We’re going through changes. Right now {Poem}

We’re going through changes. Right now {Poem}

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.

Let’s change the way we eat, let’s change the way we live…And let’s change the way we treat each other.

Let’s change the way we eat, let’s change the way we live…And let’s change the way we treat each other.

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 [...]

Landed on Mallorca: Cold Showers and Heart Warming Soul Food

Landed on Mallorca: Cold Showers and Heart Warming Soul Food

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 [...]

It was a great holiday and now back to work!

It was a great holiday and now back to work!

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 [...]

When Things became Clear and I Could no longer Stay.

When Things became Clear and I Could no longer Stay.

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 [...]

A Minimalist Life – part II –

A Minimalist Life – part II –

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 [...]