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The #OvalChallenge an art collaboration with Patina Vaz Dias

The #OvalChallenge an art collaboration with Patina Vaz Dias

Patina and I met at an exhibition in November 2016 where we were both showing our work. We got on well, as it sometimes happens, it just clicked :)  Patina draws and paints, her work is unlike anything I had seen before and I was immediately drawn to it. Check out her...

Véronique Pignatta – Nice

Véronique Pignatta – Nice

We (my hubby and me) went to Nice for our summer holiday, we would have stayed home, but they predicted more rain, so we booked a train from Antwerp to Nice and a nice place to stay via AirBnB, just for a few days. In the end the weather was great at home and it was...

Spiders

Spiders

This year we got unexceptionally many nests of little spiders in our garden. As any baby animal, even these are just so cute, all bundled up together in a ball. When something upsets their nest, they start crawling all over the place, such fun to watch.

Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall

Last Friday I was fortunate to be able to listen and meet Jane Goodall in real life. She visited the GaiaZoo in Kerkraden, the Netherlands. I had counted on listening, so when I had a change to speek a few words with her I...

Lapland day 4

Lapland day 4

We had set our alarm at 2 and 4 in the night to see if the skies had cleared, but no such luck, snow kept falling through the night. We had to say goodbye to Lapland without really seeing...

Lapland day 3

Lapland day 3

A flying visit as this was was already our last full day in Lapland.We had another lovely breakfast, with porridge and hot chocolate and much moreAfter breakfast it was time to go snow shoeing, I had in mind the  racket...

Lapland day 2

Lapland day 2

As it was dark when we arrived at the Wilderness Hotel, we only saw where we had ended up in the morning. We had heard the howling and barking of the huskies and saw they were just outside our window behind the wooden fence/screen. I had...

Lapland day 1

Lapland day 1

Day one was all about travelling. We took the train to the airport in Brussels, were we got on a plane to Helsinki. When I noticed that we were flying along the Dutch coast, I spotted the village were I spend the first 18 years of my life: Wemeldinge.It lies...

Walk in the snow

Walk in the snow

It snowed on Friday and the temperatures stayed below freezing point since. While in the north of Holland they are clearing all the ice of snow so the ice will get ticker as they haves good hopes for the "elfstedentocht" this year. It's skating trip of 200km...