Writing. It's hard y'all! Yet there is something we can do to alleviate the stress of 'getting it right' and that is to plunge mightily into the depths of perfectionism, look around at our murky surroundings while we are down there, and then vow never to wallow into those muddy waters ever again. I know … Continue reading Why write? It’s a mystery!
Throw your loving arms around meI am weary, let me rest It is bon ton now on the socials to declare that if you haven't lost anyone (close) to Covid and you are still holding a job, then you should shut up about having had a difficult year and just get on with it. I … Continue reading Weary
My 'eldest' (by a minute) is in her last years of primary school. That means that she needs to choose a secondary school. Now in Amsterdam this is not an easy task. There are a great many schools - for her level alone there are about 25 eligible schools. And then even if you choose … Continue reading Advent tea 13: Wild apple & cinnamon
It was a grey and dreary day and I had done absolutely nothing of interest yet apart from buying a new bobble hat (and new coats for the girls but don't tell them yet until Christmas sssst!) when the husb decided to put a boardgame on the table. We all joined and learned to play … Continue reading Advent tea 12: Ginseng matcha green
Wait... 11? What happened to 10? Dear girls and boys, let me tell you about a little something called 'insomnia'. It comes from 'somnia' meaning sleep with the prefix in- meaning I'm not getting any. I go to bed around 10ish these days, read a bit and fall asleep between 10:30 and 11pm. Then wake … Continue reading Advent tea 11: Revitalise