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 [...]

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 [...]

Buenos días hermosa playita. 

Buenos días hermosa playita. 

    On mornings like these I feel the richest woman in the world. This is our home. Here you see beautiful pictures of Cala Tarida’s beach on Ibiza of today, March 7. It’s almost too good to be true, right? Nothing is what it seems.. Like many pictures you see on social media, showing you [...]

Hippie watching in a plastic-soup of cigarette-ends

Hippie watching in a plastic-soup of cigarette-ends

This past week I wrote a readers-column for a Dutch newspaper called METRO. It's a newspaper you can get for free at each trainstation across the Netherlands. I used to be a fan and loved to read it while I travelled to work each day. Something is bothering me lately and tada! this column was [...]