Sunday, December 28, 2014

Moving (on)

I don't exactly know yet how to move on from something when you never had any proper closure. But I do know that moving to a wonderful new home, in a wonderful new town, is a pretty good way to start. 

I moved right before Christmas with the help of my amazing family and friends, and this last week was filled with lots of unpacking, cooking, coffee, presents and dinners. We had a bit of snow yesterday and my new neighborhood looked very lovely in the early Sunday morning light. I enjoyed the trees, the squirrels, the exploring of new streets, and the amazing feeling you get when you return to a warm home after a walk in the cold. 

So I might not have it all sorted out yet, but it's a great way to get started :) 

Thursday, November 27, 2014

First Impressions

Yay people!!!!! I'm moving in less than a month!!! :D After a fairly short yet frantic search I stumbled across the most lovely apartment in an amazing neighborhood in Amersfoort: green, calm, and yet a 10 minute bike ride from the city centre. It was absolutely perfect so I closed the deal as quickly as I could :)

I didn't really know the rest of Amersfoort very well, so me and a friend did some exploring the other day. The city centre is amazing, with lovely shops, restaurants and pretty canals. I especially loved all the old houses, with their beautiful roofs and quirky details :) Then after a nice steaming bowl of 'snert' we walked to my new home, and suddenly we felt we were walking through a forest (which we kind of were ;)

I've always loved cities where I can go from busy to green in under 15 minutes, so I think me and my new hometown will get along great :) Amersfoort, here I come!!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Little (Big) Steps

Hey guys! I have been so incredibly busy this past month I haven't had any time at all for blogging or photography or any other creative stuff… but I don't really mind for now :) A lot of amazing stuff has been going on. I started a new job, met tons of new people, got my driver's license and my first car, drove hundreds of miles, sold my house and found a perfect new home I'll be moving into next month, in a new city I can't wait to explore. It will be a brand new start for me in so many ways, and I can't wait get started! :) 

Saturday, October 25, 2014

October Magic

There is something about a damp October forest, the ground muddy, the air chilly, the light shining brightly through the trees. Summer gone, winter coming. An in between stage of silent anticipation. Magical :)

Monday, September 29, 2014

A weekend in Maastricht

I had the most lovely time this weekend in Maastricht, a city in the very south of the Netherlands. There was food, drinks, shopping, exploring the city and surrounding countryside, food, playing the worst game of pool ever, more shopping, oh and did I mention there was food?? ;) The weather was absolutely amazing which made it even more perfect. Good times! :)

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

September (So Far)

So far, September has been amazing :) I'm starting a new job in October so I'm taking some time in between to recharge. And since the weather has been absolutely lovely - the last bits of summer spoiling us with lots of sunshine and high temperatures - there was plenty of time for stuff like bike rides, picnics, the beach and a trip to the zoo!

I suspect the second half of September will bring the arrival of Fall… but so far, so good! :)