For the past month, Paul and I have been getting back into a healthier routine. We try to exercise at least five times a week, get enough sleep and eat a little better. Not that we weren't eating healthy, but we also both love cheese, pizza, chocolate and beer, and that got a little out … Continue reading Easy energy bars (recipe included)
Carrot cake (recipe included)
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! We had the best Christmas, because this year was a special one. We are currently living in Spain where Paul's parents also live. To make it even more special. My mother is there too! Since it is not often (never) that both of our parents are together for … Continue reading Carrot cake (recipe included)
Dutch pepernoten (recipe included)
Lately I've been craving pepernoten and other Dutch treats, like licorice. It probably has everything to do with the arrival of my mother next week, and my best friend in January. I miss home sometimes. Not living there, but my family, friends and Dutch food/snacks). Pepernoten are actually very similar to ginger cookies (according to … Continue reading Dutch pepernoten (recipe included)
Central Perk – Skopje
Yes, yes, yes!! As you know, Paul and I are both HUGE fans of the series Friends! So, you can only imagine how we felt when we discovered there was a Central Perk in Skopje. Oooh-Myy-God! We have to go there! And we did! It was a bit of a walk, because it’s not in … Continue reading Central Perk – Skopje
Belgrade, you’re a beauty!
This was our second time around in Belgrade and it was so much more fun than the first time. Okay, the first time we were there during lockdown, so we didn’t really have a lot of opportunity to explore this amazing city. This time we did!! Craft beers Where do I start?! Well, if you … Continue reading Belgrade, you’re a beauty!
My hearty ‘Bolognese’ pasta (including recipe)
I’m back!! I know it has been a while since I wrote something. To be honest, I simply didn’t feel inspired to write. Sometimes life can get really busy and it’s important to know when to hit the ‘pause’ button. So that’s exactly what I did. At least for my blog. In the meantime, Paul … Continue reading My hearty ‘Bolognese’ pasta (including recipe)
Summer in Vlora
We are so lucky with the life we lead. This year, we spent the full Summer in Vlora, Albania. I didn’t really know what to expect of this country, because it was never on my radar before this year. We rented a nice top floor apartment with a big roof terrace that had a view … Continue reading Summer in Vlora
It's our weekend and there's only one place we want to go to: the beach! As I am sitting on the beach in Vlora, looking around, it makes me happy to see everyone is enjoying themselves again. After the many lockdowns we had to endure, it's time to enjoy the Summer again as we used … Continue reading Beach time!
Just keep swimming
Since I was young, I have had a love-hate relationship with water. On one hand I loved playing in the pool, pretending I was a mermaid, on the other hand I got fearful as soon as the water got deeper. There is something about that sensation of not being able to touch the ground, and … Continue reading Just keep swimming
A few snapshots of Vlora – Albania
At the moment, I’m not really active with my photography, because it’s just too hot! The average temperature in Albania is around 35 Celsius. But that doesn’t mean that I never take photos anymore. Currently we live in an apartment with a big roof terrace. Every evening we see the most beautiful sunsets! These days … Continue reading A few snapshots of Vlora – Albania