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Top 2014

As per tradition now, here’s a list of reasons why 2014 was a wonderful year for me. 100 Things I am very grateful for. Thank you everyone for making these happen!  And the very best wishes for the exciting new year ahead of us!! Happy 2015! 1. Celebrating New Year’s Eve with dear friends in […]

Happy Christmas

It’s true what they say: you can’t choose your family. If I could have, however, I would have chosen mine anyway. We had a lovely Christmas time and I have a lot to be happy about. On the 24th I still had a lot of reports to write (and I still do, but I made […]

Dank U Sinterklaasje!

Dutch people and English readers who have been following me for a while, know it was that time of year again: the Saint Nicholas celebrations! There have been some discussions lately (again) about this tradition, and Zwarte Pieten in particular, but I’m not going to address this anymore. I’ve just been enjoying the festivities with […]

March Against Animal Testing

  I realise this will sound very cliché, but it’s my life goal to try and leave the world a better place than it was back in ’83. Therefore I’ll stand up for what I think is right whenever I can and one such occasion was last month, on World Animal Day. More than a […]

A Weekend in Deventer

I just want to stick this lovely picture in my diary here. Steven and I met up for lunch with the brilliant Dirk Maggs (who has a neat looking new website) and his lovely wife Lesley, who happened to be in our neck of the woods. We had a great time (sharing memories of the […]