Terceira – Volcanic Beauty

Terceira, one of the central islands of the Azores. It sits there in all its greenery in the middle of the Atlantic ocean. Volcanoes are dotting the landscape covered in jungle. Cows roam around on their pastures and the villages are cute as candies!

Terceira – A Green Paradise

Terceira, one of the central islands of the Azores. It sits there in all its greenery in the middle of the Atlantic ocean. Volcanoes are dotting the landscape covered in jungle. Cows roam around on their pastures and the villages are cute as candies!

A Mini Getaway to Cyprus

To be honest, our expectations for Cyprus were not that high. We were expecting to find a similar touristic island as Mallorca is. So no wild nature, no peace and people everywhere. Friday the 13th was our date to fly. The curse of the date seemed to be true this time. The winter had arrived…

Teeny Weeny Winter

The weather has been on the chilly side for a while already all over Belgium. Finally, this Saturday it snowed a little in Flanders! That is a rare event and is a cause for joy for many. I spotted the first kid running around with a sledge outside before 9 in the morning. We were…

Wrapping up the year 2016

It is December again, the end of the year, time of celebrations, traditions and the beginning of winter. It is a good moment to count your fortunes, check if you have offended the Karma, and how much more, or less, kilos there are on the waistline. After that we can all consider whether the year was a good…

A Christmas in Finland

Oh, if this wasn’t a trip I had been looking forward to a long time! A Christmas in Finland with all the traditions that make Christmas so special to me! And now hopefully for Waffle too; this would be his very first Finnish Christmas. Latvia, Riga Well, we did not make our way directly to Finland….

A mission in Champagne

There is this champagne house, Stéphane Brunet, that we once found by accident and bought a few boxes from. Ever since they have been sending us a seasonal greeting card, with offer of their very good champagne. So happened this year. Now it caused quite an adventure. So here you have it, our story of…

Escape to the neighborhood

I was looking forward to a nice, calm and relaxed Sunday today. Our neighbors had a different idea. They have just bought the house, and the renovation is on full swing during the weekends. Now they are killing the floor and apparently some of the walls with great passion. My ears were ringing and I…

Mallorca – Things can go wrong

Waffle had been doing his magic again. We had a long weekend approaching and he had been hunting down cheap flights again. One afternoon I just got a message in Facebook “You are going to Mallorca”. I took it as I always take it: Yes! Travelling again. But Mallorca? But there are some mountains there,…

The Joys and Sorrows of Commuting

A joy of commuting!? I hear some of you wonder. Very often you hear only complaining in regards of morning rush hour, evening peak hour and all the incredibly dumb people that block your way. Commuting is not often considered a fun event. Belgium is probably one of the heaviest commuter countries, and it shows….

What happened in October

November is usually the depressingly boring month, when the autumn really sets in, turning everything into grey, wet and cold misery. Then the nature goes to sleep, sun does not want to rise anymore and people are getting ill and depressed. At the same time the wheels of the economy are starting to spin faster after…

(Bijna)Twee Weken Buiten de School

Ik merkte op dat er een beetje stof op mijn Nederlands lag, dus moet ik jullie verblijden met iets in het Nederlands te schrijven. Na het post “Veranderingen” heb ik nagedacht. Ik was een beetje ambitieus. De tekst die ik schreef was veel te moeilijk, dus nu zal ik terug naar de basis gaan. Ik moet als een…