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We’re moving!

After a long search we suddenly found a new apartment earlier this month. We have lived in Haarlem for about 2,5 years and we absolutely love this city. The apartment that we rented has been for sale for years and since the start of this year we saw a big increase in potential buyers. So we decided it was time for us to start searching for a new place to call home. We found a perfect new place but unfortunately it’s not in Haarlem. We’re moving to Hilversum, which is not the most exciting city but it is still very close to Amsterdam and also to Utrecht and Amersfoort (which really makes me happy). Another big plus is that our new apartment is bigger (two bedrooms!) and super close to the forest (hello Sunday morning walks!).

Hilversum will be my fifth city to live in and might be the last one for now in the Netherlands. We have been thinking for a while to move to Berlin somewhere in the next two/three years. So from Hilversum we’ll figure that out!

We will start moving on Monday so this weekend will be reserved for packing everything. I can’t wait to give all of our stuff a new place and to buy lots and lots of new plants.

A Week In The Czech Republic #2

Snow 1While it’s storming outside today, I finally sit down to scroll through the many photos I shot in March when we were in the Czech Republic. I realise how lucky we were with this fresh blanket of snow and how happy it made us. We went on a long walk through small country roads and made our way into a beautiful forest. It was so calming and I wish I could teleport back to the moment where we stood on the top of a small mountain overlooking lots of white tree tops.

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Weekend Adventures

Last Sunday was the most perfect Spring day; warm, sunny and almost windless. Our morning was a slow one, spent at the table drinking coffee and reading magazines. With the sun warming up our living room fast we decided that we had to go outside to soak up this warm sunlight. We took our bikes and cycled to the dunes. I always love to go there to enjoy the quietness and the sounds of nature. As I could’ve predicted we weren’t the only ones that wanted to enjoy this warm and sunny day exploring nature. So it wasn’t as quiet as it normally is, but nonetheless very beautiful.

While cycling we encountered a group of Scottish Highland cows walking in the middle of the cycle path. We slowly passed them sideways and were so close I could’ve touched one of their big horns. Slightly scary, but so cool! I took this picture of a pretty female cow with a white belly. I think she’s pregnant. I’ve never spotted them in the Kennemer Dunes before so it made my heart so happy to finally see them (+ this close).

Looking forward to more weekend adventures like this.

March In Photos

Sunshine in our homeMarch began when I was in the Czech Republic to finally enjoy some real snow. Early March I also got struck by the worst flu I’ve had in years. I was bound to the bed with a high fever for a whole week. After that terrible week was over, it got a little bit worse because the harddisk from my iMac was dying on me. Luckily a local computer shop could fix me up with a new one in under 24 hours and now my iMac is faster than ever! After all those bad things it was time for some good things to happen.

March was beginning to show some first signs of Spring. Sunshine, singing birds making nests in the tree in our garden, flowers and trees that are slowly starting to bloom. What’s not to love? I’m looking forward to the warmer days so I can soak up as much sunlight as I possibly can.

Coffee at Native

After being in bed for a week I was longing for a long walk in the city. We went for a coffee at this new place called Native which made me think of Berlin. They serve coffee from White Label, which I really love.
Breakfast in bed

A very lazy Sunday started with pancakes in bed. Also really like the latest edition of Flow magazine, look at that beautiful illustration on the cover!
Rooftops Haarlem

On a grey but still beautiful day, I decided to climb some stairs to enjoy this view over the orange rooftops of Haarlem.Morning sceneBreakfast with avocado

I’m addicted again to scrambled eggs with avocado, so good!

Bloemstraat Amsterdam

As I looked back at this photo I realised how much I enjoy Amsterdam when it’s grey outside. It just suits the city very well, don’t you think?
Latte at KOKOAfter a long time I went by KOKO again for a latte. Always a pleasure and a big recommendation to go visit whenever you’re in Amsterdam.