Sunday, August 2, 2015

Weekend Getaways



Spending the night in a castle? YES PLEASE! ;) This weekend my sister and I drove to Limburg - a southern province of the Netherlands - to soak up some sunshine, hike in style, have breakfast by the waterside and do some shopping. Apart from enjoying all the laughter and fun I was also once again very grateful for the way my life turned out this past year. A new city, a new home, a new job… and my driver's license and first car! After doing all my traveling - including holidays - by public transportation or hitching rides for decades, there is something so incredibly freeing and adventurous about throwing your stuff in a car and just GO. It was something I had been craving for years, so it feels really good to have finally provided this for myself. 

Can't wait for all the other roadtrips in my future!! :)

















Sunday, July 12, 2015

Summertime!


Summertime made me forget how to blog!!! ;) 

Seriously people, I can't even believe it's been TWO MONTHS since my last post!! This year is just flying by like crazy. Fortunately I filled my time with nothing but good stuff. I enjoyed a week off from work to further explore my new hometown, enjoying the sunshine, strolling around the city centre, riding my bike through the surrounding countryside, visiting the zoo and the local movie theatre. In short: I'm still settling in LIKE A BOSS ;) Then I started a new job in Amsterdam, meeting new people and enjoying the change of scenery. And in between there was lots of family and friends, a bluegrass festival, good food, (iced) coffee, visiting Hollands first cat-cafe Kopjes in Amsterdam, fancy sushi, barbecuing in the park, a heatwave and lots of ice cream. Oh, and to top it all off: I started volunteering at the local animal shelter! 

So here are some snapshots I took along the way. And here's for hoping the second half of summer will be as lovely as the first :)











Friday, May 8, 2015

#nofilter


Taking snapshots with my iPhone and editing them on Instagram is a lot of fun and incredibly convenient. I love how easy it has become to document everyday life and collect moments and memories! :) But it's also fun to grab my DSLR every once in a while to shoot some pictures not in need of a filter. To use the settings and natural lighting to create pictures that are ready to go, bursting with color. Of course, it also helps when you have some pretty flowers at your disposal ;)




Thursday, May 7, 2015

Hello Spring :)


I feel like Spring is off to a late start this year… There are still too many rainy days with low temperatures for my taste! Fortunately there have also been a few very lovely warm days filled with sunshine, outdoor activities and admiring the blooming Wild, family-trips to the zoo, slow evening strolls, birthday celebrations, goodbye parties, presents, flowers and lots of coffee :)

Let's hope Spring has a lot more sunny days in store for us in the upcoming weeks :)














Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Goodbye Arnhem!


For the past six months I've been working in Arnhem and last week we got to visit a building project at Central Station - very interesting and a great opportunity for some snapshots :) The visit also came just in time for me, since it was my last week on the job. Going behind the scenes of such a large project was a fun send-off - I really grew fond of this city and all the people I met there. 

So goodbye Arnhem! I'm off to my next adventure :) 













Monday, April 6, 2015

About Endings And New Beginnings


Hey Blogland! I feel like I haven't been around here in ages, but I guess it was only a month. And it feels like I've been living in my current home forever but I only moved last December. That also means I started my new job only six months ago... which is insane. I can hardly remember my old life - it feels a lifetime away.

I guess it's remarkable how quickly the mind settles when all is well, and you have found a place in the world to call home again. It felt good not expecting anything of myself, and then making steps in the right direction anyway. These last weeks were filled with work, social outbursts, Dutch Comic Con, reading and binge watching, a colorful brunch slash housewarming party, early morning walks, a lot of creativity and even some crochet pattern designs of my own!

There are still pieces of myself missing, and some I will never get back - but that's okay. I'll fill in the blanks as I go along :)