An ingredient, a hunt, a love for a book – a book recommendation “Vanilla: Travels in Search of the Luscious Substance” by Tim Ecott

An ingredient, a hunt, a love for a book

A book recommendation “Vanilla: Travels in Search of the Luscious Substance” by Tim Ecott

How hard can it be to find a book?

Once again an order for my favourite ingredient, Vanilla, had arrived at our house. This time, I was curious, I wanted to know more. Actually, I wanted to know everything about Vanilla. Being a researcher by nature but also by education (I have a Research Master in Politics), I tried to gather as much information as possible about this strange bean. Wikipedia, was not too helpful, there was only little information, but other websites were scares too. Going back and forth between websites and different language versions of Wikipedia, I decided that I needed to do some real research, which means GET A BOOK on the topic. Continue reading “An ingredient, a hunt, a love for a book – a book recommendation “Vanilla: Travels in Search of the Luscious Substance” by Tim Ecott”

Magic in Albi – A Young Family Travels Part 2

Magic in Albi

A Young Family Travels Part 2

Our lovely holiday in the beginning of June, was not only spend in the garden and in the little French village we were staying. No, we also did some proper tourism. On one of the hottest and sunniest days of our stay, we went on a little adventure. We visited Albi. Continue reading “Magic in Albi – A Young Family Travels Part 2”

Fruit of the Garden – a Young Family Travels Part 1

Fruit of the garden

A Young Family Travels Part 1

A bit more than two weeks ago, I came home from my vacation in the south of France. I wanted to write about the trip, share pictures, but for some reason, something always kept me from doing so. I always have the feeling that I am not so good at travel writing, but hey, I haven’t even tried.

This would be little one’s first holiday, this would be S.’s first holiday since he started working, and this would be our first time traveling together as a family. We didn’t go on a fancy trip, no we decided to make this one special and visit family. After a train ride of almost 5 hours, we finally arrived. First stop was S.’s older brother, his girlfriend and their daughter, thus little one’s cousin, who is only 9 months older. We stayed with them for 3 nights, or about 2 whole days. Little one was so happy to have someone to play with that wouldn’t wander off right away. Continue reading “Fruit of the Garden – a Young Family Travels Part 1”

R is for Rose – A to Z Challenge April 2015

This is a continuation of “L is for Leaving“. Nora laid the dried roses into a brown shoebox. The roses were a present from Peter from when they started going out, from when they still lived in the same town. Now months later, with many train hours between Nora and Peter, the roses in this  box, were ready to be moved to Nora’s future home. … Continue reading R is for Rose – A to Z Challenge April 2015

P is for Penguin – A to Z Challenge April 2015

“Thank you”, I heard a fragile voice say. I looked around, I could see no one who could have spoken to me, after all I just got home, but no one else was there yet. “I am here”, I heard the voice again, I looked down into my arms, the penguin that I was carrying looked into my eyes nodding, I noticed a smile. Wait what?? Earlier … Continue reading P is for Penguin – A to Z Challenge April 2015