Unplugging a bloggers brain

  Unplugging your mobile, or laptop is one thing. Unplugging a brain is another. I have a long history of holidays with total computer, mobile, social media, smoke signal, radio silence. That gives you time to think. Let’s you focus on the things at hand. You see your surroundings more clearly, get the chance to hear, feel…

Ardèche in November

We hardly had time to recover from our trip to Morocco, when we found ourselves from yet another flight. Destination this time was Nîmes, in the south of France. This time, it was not just the two of us. We had a couple of friends with us. Waffles colleagues, Vanessa and Guy. Waffles parents have a…

Kite buggy session of frustration

Bwah. This was our last buggy session for this year. The weather, again, was doubtful. We were constantly threatened by rain, even though the temperature was warmer than often during summer! So there we were. Camping in a tent, in the middle of November, completely comfortably. Climate change is reality. We had planned to buggy…

The greatness of the past – Belgian edition

It was a remarkably warm Sunday, the first of November. Good weather of course yells us to go out. So we went. We took a car, one of Waffles good old friends and headed for Mons. The theme of the day was industrial history, or archaeology, if you wish. Keeping that in mind, the region of…

If there were no coincidences

Sometimes I find myself thinking, how small coincidences lead into greater things. Me and Waffle, to begin with, we met only by coincidence. Many things could have led us in so many different directions. He could have been in Poland during that June. I might have been there a couple of days earlier, or later,…

Why Blog, Why?

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Million-Dollar Question.” They say, diaries used to be private, locked small books, tucked away in a drawer somewhere. The diary got to know all your secrets in whispers and tears. They say, the modern day diary is as public as possible online out for the world to see….