An eco warrior interview by Marlot Cathalina.

An eco warrior interview by Marlot Cathalina.

A few weeks ago I had the honour of being interviewed for a new Dutch blog about eco warriors, adventurers and free spirits. Seven years ago I met Marlot, founder of the blog, in Casita Verde, an ecological community, on Ibiza. Dorus and I were living here for two months and Marlot used to live [...]

Lang Weekend In De Bergen {Dutch}.

Lang Weekend In De Bergen {Dutch}.

Grenzen aangeven, behoeften benoemen en ongenoegens uiten, je mag dan wel een communicatief vaardig persoon zijn, makkelijk is anders. Of het nu om een vriendschap, werk- of liefdesrelatie gaat, om het gezond en in balans te houden, moeten er wel eens dingen gezegd worden, die soms moeilijk zijn. En vooral ook tijdig, het opkroppen totdat [...]

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 [...]

De Nuchtere Boerin, Mallorca, en Haar Wereldse, Onbevangen Zusje, Ibiza {Dutch}

De Nuchtere Boerin, Mallorca, en Haar Wereldse, Onbevangen Zusje, Ibiza {Dutch}

Deze twee zuster-eilanden zijn als dag en nacht. Waar het ene zusje de boho-queen en de artistieke, hedonistische, zwevende vrijheidsliefhebber is, niet zelden in een witte Range Rover, is het andere zusje, back to basics, stevig met twee benen op de grond, en doet zich niet beter voor dan ze is; ze durft echt te zijn, neemt niet meer, maar zeker ook niet minder plaats in, is no-nonsense en rijdt in een oude pick-up of op een snelle racefiets.

It’s That Simple: Near the Sea we Should be Free.

It’s That Simple: Near the Sea we Should be Free.

“Doesn't it seem to you," asked Madame Bovary, "that the mind moves more freely in the presence of that boundless expanse, that the sight of it elevates the soul and gives rise to thoughts of the infinite and the ideal?” Gustave Flaubert Last Sunday I visited the sea, a dreamy small cove, enclosed by high [...]

A No-Nonsense Island to Love.

A No-Nonsense Island to Love.

These past weeks we are working on what will become our new home. Days consist of digging and shovelling rocks, but with many breaks, as the Mediterranean sun shines powerfully this time of year and it makes it all really, really sweaty.  Although I don’t know the island well yet, Mallorca is a place to [...]

Onrecht om van te janken. {Dutch}

Onrecht om van te janken. {Dutch}

“I have come to believe over and over again that what is most important to me must be spoken, made verbal and shared, even at the risk of having it bruised or misunderstood.” ~ Audre Lorde  Nog krap een week en we komen aan bij de langste dag van het jaar. Er valt bar weinig [...]

Moody.

Moody.

When I look in the mirror and see my hair getting more grey lately, I can’t say I find it charming anymore. When I open the tap and there’s no water running, as the water pump has been turned off again, I can’t say it doesn’t matter anymore. When I try to find some summer [...]

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 [...]

Moods & Words #3

Moods & Words #3

the old, narrow streets of Palma its terracotta coloured houses bay windows and tangled wires I won’t see a way out there are days I wish to get lost, roam around a place I have never been to discover its secrets and well kept history, drink coffee in an ancient cafe with homemade almond cake yes please, pour me another cup