Less is More. Why tiny house life is the future.

I love watching these videos on youtube: Living Big In A Tiny House. The tiny homes are amazing and it’s fun to hear the stories behind them. It has been a while now, but some months ago we spent our sunday nights watching these inspiring videos and stories for hours in a row. I guess […]

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Column Helden en Zondaars in Metro Nieuws {Dutch}

Helden en zondaars. De laatste weken denk ik veel aan deze twee mensen. Ik heb hen nooit ontmoet. En zij elkaar ook niet. Misschien hebben ze van elkaar gehoord, zoals ik over hen gehoord heb. Terwijl ik de ochtendzon op mijn huid voel, fiets ik over zanderige paadjes, de wind wapperend door mijn haar en vraag […]

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A Woman’s Work: Free Nasrin Sotoudeh & the Girls of Revolution Street.

Iran’s renowned human rights lawyer, Nasrin Sotoudeh, who has defended the “Girls of Revolution Street” has been arrested. Again. 5 years ago I was part of Amnesty International’s campaign to free Nasrin Sotoudeh. A brave lawyer known for defending political activists, journalists, minors sentenced to death and, since december last year, the Iranian women who […]

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Liberation Day

5 May 2018 Today it’s Liberation Day in The Netherlands. It’s the day that announced the end of the Nazi German occupation in the Netherlands during WWII. Liberation day is the day after Remembrance Day, when the Dutch remember the victims of wartime violence. Although I have never experienced a life in war and violence, […]

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The road to freedom

For many years now nothing has ever fascinated me more than the concept called “freedom”. Thank God freedom is more than a concept. It does really exist and you can even say freedom is a state of mind. I always associated freedom with dictatorship, theocracies and repressive regimes where people can’t live in freedom. Where […]

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How to feed two birds with one plate? 

 Living in Ibiza I’m so happy we took our mountainbikes with us. Never knew how important a bike could be for your well-being, especially when you move to a different place where biking is not that common as you thought it would be.  That bike is a life-saver, a joy-bringer, a gate to freedom. […]

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To magic!

                              Personally 2014 has been a year full of magic…and surprises. Last January a year ago we left Amsterdam in the morning, the house empty, the Silver Shadow full of bags and Dorus’ tools, Liefje in the back meoowing and there we […]

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