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QOTD December 7 2018

Friday, December 7th, 2018

Jennifer Hudson: “Appearance can always be changed, but the talent stays the same.”


QOTD October 11 2018

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

Takayuki Ikkaku, Arisa Hosaka and Toshihiro Kawabata: “Maybe it’s what’s inside that counts, but being told you look good feels good!”

Misha 7!!

Saturday, September 29th, 2018

It’s Misha’s 7th Birthday today…Hip hip Hoorayyyyy! 🙂

Time flies when you’re having fun! So fortunate and happy to share this journey with you, my amazing lovely sweetest angel!

Daddy loves you! <3


QOTD June 27 2018

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

Sharon Salzberg: “Each decision we make, each action we take, is born out of an intention”


QOTD June 4 2018

Monday, June 4th, 2018

Joyce Grenfell: “I have come to believe that giving and receiving are really the same. Giving and receiving – not giving and taking.”


Parkfeest 2018

Friday, May 25th, 2018

Traditions for the keep; the opening of the summer festival season (for me at least 😉 ) takes place this weekend: it’s time for the Parkfeest in Oosterhout! 🙂

The tree days follow a proven concept; the first night is ‘coverband night’ (starring Red Hot Chilinators, The Ed Sheeran Experience, The Hillbilly Moonshiners Play Mumford & Sons, Delicious Surprise – Beth Hart Tribute, and The Ultimate Guns N’ Roses Tribute! We’ll be rockin’! :p

Tomorrow night’s highlights are Ronnie Flex & Deuxperience, Maan, MY BABY, Kraak & Smaak (last time I saw them was at Pohoda 2009, great show and terrible end of the festival the day after…) and De Dijk (lovely memories from 2012! 🙂 )

Sunday is family day and since Misha is with me, he’ll be partying with his daddy (or is it the other way around 😀 ?) yayyy!! 🙂


Gratulerer med dagen Norge!

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

Today Norway celebrates its Constitution (May 17, ‘syttende mai’), so GRATULERER MED DAGEN Norge!!! (Congratulations Norway)

For the first time Misha is not here to participate in the traditional ‘barnetoget’ (Childrens’ Parade), so I will wave the flags at his friends who are. 🙂 Weather is absolutely lovely, so it will be good!

Besides the children focused activities, much of the celebrations seems to be about partying and drinking (somewhat comparable with King’s Day in The Netherlands) 😀 The Norwegians do give it a quite nice touch though; everyone dresses up! Most will wear a Bunad, the traditional clothing, and if you don’t have one, then your best suit or dress will do it! (haha, totally opposite to the somewhat clownish King’s Day in NL…)


QOTD April 13 2018

Friday, April 13th, 2018

Ninon de Lenclos: “The joy of a spirit is the measure of its power.”

Happy Easter!!

Sunday, April 1st, 2018

This one keeps putting a smile on my face 😀 …Happy Easter everrrrrybodyyyy!!


QOTD March 30 2018

Friday, March 30th, 2018

Oprah Winfrey: “Partake of some of life’s sweet pleasures. And yes, get comfortable with yourself.”


QOTD February 28 2018

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

Dee Hock: “The problem is never how to get new, innovative thoughts into your mind, but how to get old ones out. Every mind is a building filled with archaic furniture. Clean out a corner of your mind and creativity will instantly fill it.”


QOTD February 9 2018

Friday, February 9th, 2018

Eric Hoffer: “A preoccupation with the future not only prevents us from seeing the present as it is but often prompts us to rearrange the past.”

QOTD January 6 2018

Saturday, January 6th, 2018

Dan Millman: “The time is now, the place is here. Stay in the present. You can do nothing to change the past, and the future will never come exactly as you plan or hope for.”


QOTD January 5 2018

Friday, January 5th, 2018

Buddha: “If you knew what I know about the power of giving, you would not let a single meal pass without sharing it in some way.”


Turning the page of time

Sunday, December 31st, 2017

Today is that unique and special day in the year when one day makes a whole year difference; we turn the imaginary page of time tonight and after celebrating it we wake up in a brand New Year. By then, page 2017 of the ‘book of life and the world’ has been completely written, and we have stored all experiences of the past year in it.

The year of 2017 has been a year of both continuity and change; running my company through a busy and successful year, Misha, my beautiful enthusiastic 6-year old angel, started school in NL. We’re cherishing our time together in NL and Norway, friends and family making my life complete. Many memorable moments and (dance) events to remember…the year flew by through the continuous process of letting go of past and getting to know the present and future possibilities…not my easiest year yet most is balanced in the end.

It is good to know that all the 2017 experiences are stored in a safe place; in my heart and my memory…I can look back, laugh, cry, read, learn, and all of that without any regrets!

Writing things down and then turning the page of time also means that things can be put to rest…it is a good moment to go on and look forward towards everything that future offers and say: “Oh, hi 2018! Here I am!!”

Time…it is o-so relative…I wish everyone a splendid life in the Now, filling each moment with unconditional love, sharing it and passing it on…❤️

Zalig Kerstfeest / God Jul / Merry Christmas

Monday, December 25th, 2017

Warmth, Light and LOVE to all!! ❤️


White rabbit, white rabbit, white rabbit

Sunday, October 1st, 2017

It is the first of a new month and as I started it this morning by saying ‘white rabbit, white rabbit, white rabbit‘ so I will receive good luck for the whole month of October, yayyyy! 🙂 Apparently any combination of rabbits, white rabbits or bunnies will do, as long as it is said like a mantra. So, let the good luck flow in! 🙂



Misha 6!!

Friday, September 29th, 2017

Misha turns 6 today! Hip hip Hoorayyyyy!

I feel fortunate and am happy to share this journey with you my sweetest, funny, smart, beautiful and lovely angel, I LOVE you! <3


Parkfeest 2017

Friday, June 16th, 2017

Despite some earlier (one-day) dance festivals earlier this year, only one qualifies as the traditional opening of the summer festival season: the Parkfeest in Oosterhout! 🙂

The first night is, as usual, ‘coverband night’ with: Joe Cocker Tribute, Deep White, Bruno Mars Tribute, Pearl Jamming and Tribute 2 Bob Marley. The stage tomorrow is filled with: Nielson, The Common Linnets, Kraantje Pappie, Jett Rebel, Kovacs, Van Dik Hout and Txarango (Barcelona based, Latin-American rhythms with reggae, pop and dub).

Sunday is family day and Misha is gonna be part of it; first time to go festivalling with my big little angel woohooo!! 🙂


Gratulerer med dagen Norge!

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Today Norway celebrates its Constitution (‘Grunnloven’) on May 17 better knows as ‘syttende mai’, so GRATULERER MED DAGEN Norge (Congratulations Norway)!!

Not the best weather, though it is dry and that is all we need! 🙂

We’ve had a nice champagne brunch (champagne for me and my parents, lemonade for Misha LoL), and just came home from the traditional ‘barnetoget’ (Childrens’ Parade). It was pretty special this year as Misha being a ‘pre-schooler’ led the parade, holding the banner together with his fellow pre-school friends! All dressed up and Misha with a pink hat (rosaruss) to mark the transfer from kindergarten to primary school.

Hurra for Norge, we’re all celebrating and waving flags!! 🙂

(and yes, we did have ice-cream, part of the ‘syttende man’ tradition 🙂 )