About 14 years ago, I met my friend Jessica through tango. She gave tango-lessons in my hometown and we became friends. Jessica is a special lady with lots of talents. She is one of the best tango teachers I know, she’s a great chef, gardener and an artist. Ofcourse she’s a cool, sweet woman too, otherwise we […]
Since beginning of august there are beautiful sand sculptures to be admired in Zandvoort, a beach town in the Netherlands. The sculptures are part of the European Championship Sand Sculpture Festival Zandvoort 2014.
Gooooood morning everyone! It’s sunday again; Selfie Sunday. #4. From the look of it, I’m swinging myself through the day;-).
A man wearing sailor undies and a yellow duck around his hips? Seriously?! What IS this? Well, folks, that’s a soon-to-be-groom and thus key player in a stag party on a boat. One of the many entertaining, surprising, beautiful and fun things you can encounter while doing some canal cruising in Amsterdam. Remember how I told […]
I love it when online contacts cross over to the ‘real’ world. In this case a blogger friend from Canada came to the Netherlands to have a blogger meetup with three Dutch bloggers. How amazing is that?!
It is King’s Day in the Netherlands!!!! Congratulations, Holland, with the birthday of your king; Willem-Alexander. Unfortunately I have to miss out, being in Singapore today. But I hope that you all have a wonderful day. With lots of orange and festivities! This picture, and the next, I took last year at an official reception, […]
As I wrote yesterday, I have a couple more posts lined up about the W Singapore hotel. But I don’t want you to get bored, so we take a break from the W Singapore series. To be continued shortly. Today a totally different topic: Artis Zoo in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. I have to […]
Whenever the sun is shining and providing some pretty light, I like to take a walk through my neighborhood in Haarlem, The Netherlands. Preferably when there is not too much wind , because wind causes flowers to sway and move. And that’s not handy for making pics of flowers. These pictures are from a stroll […]
Whenever all three of us are in the Netherlands, my friends Jessica, Yvonne and me come together on thursdays. Not every thursday, but regularly. Jessica runs a tango-school, owns the funniest, most arrogant Saluki dog, and lives anti squat in a school. We chat, one of us cooks, another brings champagne. We eat, drink, chat […]
You gotta love Diana Vreeland! What a wonderful, eccentric, original woman and thinker she was. Her quotes and one-liners are both strong and quirky. Here’s one that speaks to me: “naturally, I adore pink. I love the pale Persion pinks of the little carnations of Provence and Schiaparelli’s pink, the pink of the […]