Blooming heather at Galderse Heide: a reminder to be mindful

My parents used to take my brothers and me there for a Sunday afternoon walk. They believed that a weekly visit to the woods was extremely essential for our health, happiness and development. I believed it to be quite boring. Continue reading

The miraculous changes of springtime in Princenhage

Princenhage Raadshuis

When I leave my house, I found myself gratefully welcoming each sign of new life, the trees decorated with explosions of flowers, their leaves bursting into wonderful vivid greens, the activity of nest building birds, the dazzling show of colours and scents, the warm, refreshing air… Continue reading

Driving around Andalucia part 1 // Seville

Andalucia Sevilla Oranges Giralda

It was truly amazing to visit the richly decorated Cathedral of Seville, to stroll through the Moorish fort, the royal palace and the gardens of the Alcázar, and to admire the art treasures and the medieval Islamic architectural design on one day. Continue reading

Trying to capture the autumn vibe in Princenhage // Breda

Princenhage autumn leaves

Living in Princenhage, it is delightful to experience the changes of autumn in The Netherlands. Autumn comes in full swing. The metamorphosing trees dropping their leaves. The sun appearing lower in the sky and changing the light. The green fading into a golden brown, chestnut red, warm yellow. Continue reading

Photo editing // Creating a nostalgic photo effect

Girl riding a white horse - nostalgic photo effect

In May 2013, I had a cheerful photoshoot with Gabriëlla and Raymonde, who are passionate about horses. When I edited the photographs, I used the styles of the outfits to determine which photo effect I wanted to create. Continue reading

Visiting the colourful city of Triër in the Eifel // Germany

Trier Germany

I knew Triër was known for its well-preserved Roman and medieval buildings, but had I known that Triër was such a distinctly colourful and quiet city, I would have made this trip much earlier. Continue reading

Travelling through the Eifel // Birresborn, Prum & Gerolstein

Gerolstein burg Lissingen Eifel

Marjos and Ton invited me to visit their new holiday home in the Eifel. I had a great time hiking in the forest near their home town Birresborn and driving around the Eifel. Continue reading

Our road trip through the south-east of England

South England Avebury sheep

We drove through Wiltshire, Hampshire and Sussex, explored prehistoric Avebury and Stonehenge, missed a freshly made crop circle, came across the most adorable little churches, walked at the green tops of the Seven sisters, and watched the waves roll up and then down the beach below the magnificent white cliffs of Birling Gap. Continue reading