Celebrate your mom today! https://www.instagram.com/p/BlTbBZthLe-/ I am thinking a lot about my mom lately. It was on the 10th of May three years ago, that she received the diagnosis. For her and us, her family and friends a world-altering diagnosis. She had been diagnosed with cancer. On that day we did not know the extent … Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day – Fundraising
If I don't write now, I might never have the courage to do so again. I know that that is not true. But I haven't published a blog post since the last contribution to the advent calendar went up. That's not good. But I am not here to berate my absence of writing, or to … Continue reading Now or never
What if? If you were still here, then today we'd spend some time together to celebrate your 56th Birthday. You'd be so happy to now have two healthy grandchildren. We'd go for a walk in the park. Maybe we would be making plans for the weekend. Would you like to go searching for mushrooms, just the … Continue reading What if?
I was not allowed to vote in elections that could have a major negative impact on my life. At the same time, many people decided that they didn't want to vote because they did no longer believe in the political class, did not care, or were dead against both of the finalists to win.
It was very cold the day that we went to visit Schindler's factory, so cold that the pen my professor was meant to use to sign my report card was frozen, after trying a few pens, we finally found someone who had ink that didn't freeze at the temperatures we were going through. It was the last class that I would attend in Poland during my Erasmus exchange...
New Beginnings It's a New Year... 2017 is only a few days old It's a year that I have been looking forward to A year that will be filled with new things But also with memories of those who I love that are no loger here It's a year of challenges Of a new apartment … Continue reading New Beginnings
People tend to see me as an extrovert. Actually as someone who is overly extroverted. But actually I tend to be very much of an introvert. Apparently when I started kindergarten I spend a few days observing everything before jumping into the action myself. There were some days on which everyone was playing outside and I … Continue reading I came out of my shell a while ago, but …
The Seed We Did Not Sow When we came back from our one week holiday in the South of France we were greeted by a surprise. Between our mint plants (we have tons of those don't ask me why) there was a plant that we did not plant nor did we sow the seeds. A … Continue reading The Seed We Did Not Sow
The Winds of Change and Continuity Jean-Jacques rolled up the sails of his windmill, made sure that everything was in order before he headed home after a very long day. A strong wind had woken him during the night, a wind like he was lucky to have once or twice per year. Not too strong, … Continue reading The Winds of Change and Continuity
Dealing with Death Death is tough, especially for those who have lost someone dear, for those who have seen someone die, for those who are left alone. Death is tough, especially for the person realising that their days are numbered when they are scared of death. Death is not easy. Dealing with it is not … Continue reading Dealing with Death