Car Conversations

Yesterday, I was in the car with two of my kids, when Jonah (boy, 7 years old), proclaimed he was going to be a writer. I smiled and told them I also have that dream since I was five.

Baukje (girl, 10 yrs old) was surprised and curious. So I reluctantly told them about stories I’ve written when I was their age (a never ending fairy tale about a magical flower and a series about a flying teabag. I know, I was a brilliant kid, haha).

I admitted it was still my dream and they were very interested in what I was writing now.

The conversation went something like this

Me: ‘It’s a story for teens about a girl that is half devil/half human. Her father is the devil (who’s retired for the time being) and her mother, well she’s a bit of a criminal. ‘

Jonah: ‘Cool’.

Me: (surprised they were still interested) ‘The girl protects the gate to hell which is in Paris and only has to do this for a couple of days, because she has done it for years. But then a terrorist starts bombing sites in the city.

Baukje: ‘Really?’ Does this really happen?”

Me: “No love, it’s just a story.’

Baukje: ‘Isn’t it too scary to write?’

Two things happened:

  1. Summarizing your story can do wonders for your understanding of it
  2. I realized children are the best. And I love them so much

 

bauk jo

(Jonah and Baukje being cute, standing on the Eiffel Tower).

 

The Day Before Easter

I turned 35!

tiramisu

And there’s no place better to celebrate this memorable fact than Paris.

paris

See? (Eifel Tower view)

The kids went along so we visited the very cool Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle . They especially enjoyed the Grande Galerie de l’Évolution. (so did I).

 

And I bought myself the best birthday present ever.

His name is Tibbe.

Maine coon

Bye!

Off to change my bio. How fast do these years go!

Blue and clouds

 

Here they are !

Some snaps of summer, as promised. You can probably tell I’ve a thing for clouds. And the colour blue is THE best colour.

 

Picture Perfect Copenhagen

 

Last weekend I was in Copenhagen and so lucky to have summer weather!

Copenhagen is a real cool city for several reasons, but I will name a few:

  1. It has Tivoli Gardens: a permanent fair in the middle of town, which happens to be very old & very cool.
  2. The food is awesome. Vegetarian/organic heaven.
  3. Houses have different colors (always a good thing in my humble opinion).
  4. Botanical garden! The plants here rule their glass kingdom like something I’ve never seen before.

So if you ever go to Copenhagen make sure not to miss these things ( Tivoli, FOOD, Look at the Houses, be Jealous of Plants because they live in a Glass Palace).

P.S. You can click on the pictures to see what they’re supposed to represent, some are kind of blurry. 🙂

Happy Tuesday!

 

A September Roadtrip

I love England. So this September my boyfriend and I went on a roadtrip to the Cotswolds and Cornwall.

In case you’re really curious: this was our route:

https://goo.gl/maps/zqmKBwMPDcD2  &  https://goo.gl/maps/Ym6aoZHo4ap

It was the first time I used AirBnB to find accomodation. And we were NOT disappointed.

But enough with  the words, I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.

We went to Ramsbury, Tedbury,  Bibury, Bourton-on- the-water, Stow-on-the-Wold, Oxford, Bath, Clevedon (there was a long queue and my boyfriend couldn’t take it anymore so we drove to Clevedon. It was an unscheduled stop, but I got cake, so I was happy. And the town had a lovely seaside).

In Cornwall we visited Padstow, Land’s End, and St. Ives. Such prettiness.