Animals, Nature, Reflection

Goodbye Furry Friends

While I try to gather my thoughts about what I’m going to write, tears well up in my eyes again. Usually I keep my feelings to myself, and that’s one of the reasons I haven’t written about this yet. It’s a bit scary to open my heart to a group of people I don’t know; the world wide web.
As most of you probably know, I’m a nature person and a big animal lover. Every animal is my “buddy” but of course my own animals are closer to my heart than other animals.

And that’s where it really hurts. It hurts when you have to miss a furry friend. And that’s why the tears are running down my face in a steady stream at the moment. I miss them, yes them. Because unfortunately I had to say my goodbyes to two of my big animal friends. Horse Dribbel and dog Butler.

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If I’m not mistaken I said I would write more in my last update. That I was even going to set up a schedule to get things online more regularly. As you can see, my good intentions from DECEMBER 2015 (oops) went down the drain quickly. I haven’t done anything at all.

Even though I haven’t posted anything, I’ve seen I get more visitors lately, but with zero updates those visitors (HI!) will never come back. Very smart of me, not!

I did do something about the layout though. But you won’t be able to see those (for now) as I’m still working on it. So it’s not that I haven’t done anything, although it does appear that way.

I really feel bad and it’s a shame that I have let my website gather dust like this, so it’s time to do it differently. The new layout is on it’s way and with that I’ll be trying out a plugin that will publish entries automatically. Hopefully things will work out better that way.

So attempt 2 (or was it 3 already?!). In the last case, three times lucky they say right?

How do m ore “experienced” and more “up to date” bloggers do this? Do you write every day, or do you use a plugin that auto updates on certain times. Tips are always welcome, I have a lot to learn still.


So Much To Say..

So little time to actually post it here. I know I should post more about what I’ve been doing. A lot has happened, not only since my last post but even before that. I needed time to wrap my head around it, and once I finally came to grips with it all there was very little time to catch up on writing again.

Things are crazy hectic offline, but I’m trying to set up some sort of schedule or free op my calendar to be able to actually sit down and write. So hopefully things will be up and running again here soon.

It’s also time for a layout change, not sure what I want yet but it has to change. Maybe that will inspire me a little more to write as well.

So for now, all I can say is I promise I’ll be back as soon as possible. Because I have yet to post about my amazing London trip, amongst other things!


Just A Quick Update

It’s been a while since I wrote here. One way or the other I just can’t seem to sit down and start writing. Or allow myself time to do so.

Now that I’m on my summer break I hope to change that a little. And maybe even catch some kind of rhythm so I can keep up with it all once I resume work .
I’ve started on translating my older posts into Dutch again. There are still many posts to translate but it’s a start.

It’s funny to see all the old posts, especially when they are about good food in different cities. Not necessarily because they are about food in general but because they are about meat and I thought it was “delicious”. Hilarious because I don’t even want to think about eating that now. I don’t even know what most meats taste like anymore (and I don’t miss it either). It would probably literally make me sick if I had to eat it again now, just because my body is no longer used to it. Anyway, this post wasn’t about meat in the first place 😉

I’ll be leaving for London again soon and I can’t wait! It doesn’t matter how often I go back there, there always seems to be something new to do and places to explore. I already have a lot of plans for this trip but I probably don’t have enough time to do it all. Oh well, that gives me a good reason to go back even more often.

That’s it for this update Here’s to a new blog rhythm and a lot of fun trips!

Environment, Hiking, Nature, Uncategorized

Nature On Your Doorstep


When I think of nature in The Netherlands, the first thing that comes to mind is the beautiful are “De Veluwe“. Our National Green Heart is a fantastic area to hike or cycle in. Unfortunately I don’t live very close so I’m not there a lot.

But our small country has more to offer when it comes to nature. There are very beautiful natural areas controlled by State Forest Control spread out over the country, so there is always a natural area close to where you are. Not only are there awesome forests and natural areas from State Forest Control close by, there could be some hidden gems right on your doorstep!

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