The first storm of 2018 @ Scheveningen

The first storm of 2018 @ Scheveningen

The first storm of 2018 arrived when the year was only 3 days old šŸ™‚ and I decided to experience the forces of nature by visiting the beach at Scheveningen. When I arrived, the wind was already strong and there was a layer of blowing sand close to the surface of the beach. A few other people had braved the storm to go for a walk… The pier was closed, but I had my zoom lens with me so it…

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Looking back: December 2017

Looking back: December 2017

My blog has been neglected for too long, and one of my New Year’s resolutions is to do something about this! One thing I want to start is a monthly overview of what has happened last month – where I can also share the small things (a photo or something that has happened) that otherwise would never make it to my blog. Here’s the first episode: December 2017… The first weekend of December we went to our favourite sushi restaurant…

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Art in Den Haag: Escher and Mesdag

Art in Den Haag: Escher and Mesdag

I recently spent a day in Den Haag (The Hague), where I visited two museums. On of them is a favourite of mine that I have visited once before: Escher in het Paleis. This museum is housed in a palace that was used by 4 generations of Dutch queens. Since 2002, it houses the museum about one of my favourite artists: M.C. Escher. He’s known for his impossible illustrations, and for transformations from one pattern to another. Here’s a self…

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Like a painting: windmills along the Rotte

Like a painting: windmills along the Rotte

It’s been very quiet on this blog! We recently got back from a month in Australia, so I have plenty of photos to share. However, we’ve been really busy, and I have another exciting trip coming up, so posts about Australia will have to wait a bit. In the meantime, I’d like to share some photos taken on a recent bike trip close to home. All the photos were taken within 1 hour, on a 10 km bike trip. I…

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Weekend Camping Trip to Texel

Weekend Camping Trip to Texel

During the first weekend of August, we decided to visit the Dutch island Texel (one of my favorite places in the Netherlands! See here for example). And since weā€™re going camping in Australia this autumn, I thought it would be a good idea to test the tent and all other equipment at least once before flying to the other side of the world. I normally prefer small campsites, but this time we went to a HUGE one called Kogerstrand, in…

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Drenthe

Drenthe

I spent the first part of my holidays in the Netherlands in Drenthe, a province in the north of the country. As a child and teenager, I went there every summer, but I hadn’t really been back. I always loved it there and even secretly hoped we would move there šŸ™‚ so I was excited to finally go back! I spent three nights in Dwingeloo, at the lovely B&B Het Rustige Heuveltje. Dwingeloo is a small (and pretty) village, located…

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Overijssel

Overijssel

As part of my holidays in the Netherlands, we rented this NatuurhuisjeĀ in Stegeren near Ommen (in the province Overijssel) for a long weekend. I really love the NatuurhuisjeĀ concept (in English they’re calledĀ Rural hut) – they offer holiday homes in the middle of nature. In this case, our little home was on a farm, and it was not always as quiet as we would have liked – but it was still beautiful. Sunset on our first evening there was spectacular… There…

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