Slow moving it builds to such an epic crescendo it just takes you along for the ride. A really enjoyable read about the fear of death and the power of the ego. I read most of this book and found it so emotionally challenging I had to skip to the final chapter and just read [...]
My lovely friend Kirsten took me for a day trip to Barendrecht to see the house where my Dad was born and to have Dutch pancakes for lunch with her Mum. Discovering our families heritage is such a lovely part of our new life here in Holland and seeing the house where my Dad was [...]
Ahhh Amsterdam. I had such high expectations for this city and it certainly delivered. It is incredibly beautiful with such a juxtaposition of vibrant nightlife, vintage shopping, royal family and so much more. We had such a lovely two nights on our pre-Christmas trip. Through a bidding site here in Holland we managed to book [...]
A very Happy Tuesday from chilly Rotterdam! I made a little video from some of our snowy & icey fun last weekend in some local villages while we were visiting my side of the family – enjoy!
Travelling around Europe and settling in Rotterdam has really concreted some dreams that Tom and I have. We love the thought of being location independent and one of our favourite things to do is go out for coffee and have our ‘maybe’ conversations – ‘Maybe after a couple of years in Europe we could [...]
Tom recently became email buddies with Laurence from Finding the Universe and thank God he did because it introduced me to his travel photos. Seriously, go and drool! I recently visited Charlotte’s Hubshop right here in Rotterdam. It’s a gorgeous little space that she has set up with her boyfriend and reminds me a [...]
As the temperatures continue to stay well below freezing and we start to experience a real Dutch winter I thought it was time to finish off my final post from our backpacking trip. While we didn’t have amazing weather when we were in San Sebastian that was no deterrent from us falling in love [...]
We have finally had some snow in Rotterdam! It wasn’t heavy but it snowed nearly all day yesterday so by the time we walked home from our Nederlands lesson last night there was a beautiful white blanket on everything. I haven’t seen snow in 6 years since I lived in Canada and it makes me [...]