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

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

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

Like someone in love

Sun is shining, birds are singing, let’s enjoy it! Here comes the peony series made while listening to Diana Krall swinging like no other ““Like someone in love”   “Lately I find myself out gazing at stars Hearing guitars Like someone in love Sometimes the things I do astound me Mostly whenever you’re around me Lately I seem to walk as though I have wings Bump into things Like someone in love Each time I look at you I’m limpRead more

Kamu

Last weekend in our very own Happy Easter tradition we did something we do every year. According to my great grand-mother, those who wear something new for Easter, will be wearing new stuff the entire year. My beloved great grand-mother has long passed away but her wise words keep living and every year, we wear a new shirt/socks/pants/ you name it. But this year we extend the concept of “something new for Easter” to an other level, we went toRead more

Beauty is everywhere

A couple of days ago, I bought a piece of gorgonzola at my local supermarket and what was my surprise when, yesterday, I opened the package and found it completely coated with moisture. At first I was truly disappointed specially because it was supposed to stay “fresh” until the end of the week but my second thought was, wow, what a beauty! I don’t know if you have already observed food in the process of rotting but it is trulyRead more

Unconditional love

As you might have understood by now, I’m a flowers lover and in that immense sea of love orchids are on a special island. My bride bouquet was made of them and I always have one in a pot at home. They are, in my eyes, totally unpredictable; I have no idea when they are going to bloom or just die. And when the miracle happens, when they are blooming it is always astonishing thanks to their colours, their tonesRead more

Teylers Museum, Haarlem

When you live in Holland, and you have children, there are plenty things to do on Sunday with the entire family or just the kids. Usually I book a workshop for the kids and hubby and I savour this precious time together strolling in the city or enjoying a cup of coffee while chatting. This time we did something together, the four of us. And for this we went all the way to Haarlem and for the first time toRead more