In Amsterdam Oost at Sara Guia’s home

A year ago, I met Sara during a meeting organised by the Facebook group of Expat bloggers in The Netherlands. We started to follow each other on Instagram and this “virtual” friendship became a real life one. There are many things that I admire and love in Sara. I could start with her work, a beautiful representation of her vivid and creative spirit, I could go on with her kind and sensitive soul and continue with her terrific sense ofRead more

Hope

As some of you may know it already, I’ve recently founded an online magazine, Good Enough Darling, dedicated to people who are having a burn-out. My goal is to give tips, a bit of info and most of all, a feeling of hope and lightness when you read it. As a guide for myself but also in the perspective of documenting myself for the magazine, I bought The Gifts of Imperfection from Brené Brown . Yesterday, I read the Guidepost 3 dedicated to “resilience” and asRead more

The discreet sensuality of the mushroom

When autumn comes, everything slowly changes. Nature of course, the colour of the sky, the light outside, the sound you make when you walk in the countryside. There is something deeply melancholic but also warm in this season. Each and every time, it reconnects me to childhood memories. Roast chestnuts, vermicelli soups in the evening and slowly comes to mind the perspective of Christmas and family reunions. My childhood is long gone but still this season has a special spotRead more

Between the Lines, Chiharu Shiota

For those of you who are living in The Netherlands, you still have two weeks to go and enjoy the fabulous work of Chiharu Shiota at Het Noord Brabants Museum in ‘s Hertogenbosch . It is absolutely moving and intriguing to see the giant web of wool she made in which everything is perfectly put together in an endless movement. In Shiato’s work there is something completely liberating and in the mean time a bit suffocating, at least it is my experience.  Read more

No trouble, trouble I see

“No headaches or heartaches or misunderstands, No confusion or troubles won’t be, No frowns to defile, just a big endless smile. There’ll be peace and contentment for me.” Thomas A. Dorsey , Peace in the valleyRead more