what are you made of?

Just when I got the hang of it and thought : hey, I’m starting to be really good at this simple-thing, my good old friend ‘life’ left the back door open to invite ‘chaos’ in. Those two really like each other. In fact, I think they are secret lovers. Now for once it is not…

ingrid bergman

I saw Casablanca again during Robert McKee’s wonderful seminar last weekend. And of course I fell head over heels for Ingrid Bergman. She just kills me every time. A sense of truth is sparkling from her whole being, telling us she knows life. “I was the shyest human ever invented, but I had a lion inside me that…

life

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” ― Mary Oliver  

carcassonne

I went away to Carcassonne for a couple of days to write (and take looong baths, get a new haircut and drink some wine). I stayed with our dear friends who used to live in our little village, and then opened an amazing B&B in Carcassonne last autumn. It was a treat to be stay with you…

frenchies

Max came home with his ‘devoirs’, full of – what else – food and nationalism. What to eat as a child: meat What not to drink as a child: cognac The holidays start today, two whole weeks of holidays every two months. Playing in the snow and feeding the donkeys. And the parents are off to Barcelona, giving the…

happy new year!

Happy New Year to everybody!!! I have made quite some new years resolutions, some of them I already let go of (no chocolate…), others I am keeping. Because I am definite to welcome and nurture the new in our lives. It is time for more change, even though it is not yet clear what that change will…

all the same

How come we all live life in the same way? We all live in a house, sleep in a bed with our partner, the kids in a different room. Have three meals with almost the same kind of food. We have a telephone, a computer, a laptop, a bike, a car, carry a bag with…

it’s been two weeks

    And it already feels like another lifetime. So different from life in Amsterdam. It is freedom to know how many totally different ways you can live your life. Nothing is what it seems!