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2018.08.03 A declaration of love

On a regular basis, I read books about personal development. The latest is “Living by Design” by Nisandeh Neta. One of the pieces of advice in that book is ‘do new things’. From my own experience, I now know that this is very good advice. I have believed for the last couple of years that … Read more

2018.06.14 Poppies and windmills

Long distances are bo-o-o-ring. At least in my opinion. But this time I enjoyed myself very much. The landscape between Madrid and Albacete is my kind of landscape. Sloping and colorful. It’s an agricultural part of Spain with a great variety of uncultivated brown, green or yellow fields. But the best parts were the poppy … Read more

2018.04.17 Heading south

Whenever we talk with our youngest he reminds me of Manuel, the waiter in Fawlty Towers.Alex understands most of the Dutch, English, and Spanish that is spoken to him, but questions are always answered with ¿Que? We will miss that high-pitched voice in the coming months because today we are traveling back to the south … Read more

2018.03.22 Meeting the children

Today we went back to the family in Leganés. The temperatures varied from 0°C to 20°C, although both those extremes were very temporary. Most of the time it was right in between, making our hike in the Tablas de Daimiel which we visited again nice. The reason to visit the Tablas again was simple. We … Read more