Apr 3, 2014

Up cycle and more.....

Haven't been making my cake stands for a while but now
 the opportunity is here!

Ben&Pepper will have an open evening tomorrow, 4th of April, and therefor need more of my up cycled products in their shop!

If you live in or near Luxembourg you are all welcome!

Mar 23, 2014

❤ East London

 After several visits to London, especially East London, the last 2 years,
 I have found some great addresses which I will share with you guys:

A great bite

A great buy

A great time

Regent's Canal


Mar 21, 2014

Oase in the city

I am back home after a few days in London.
Had plenty of time to look around in the neighborhood where my daughter currently lives, East London. After a nice lunch at the Crown I took the path by one of the canals and found this wonderful outdoor space.
 Who could believe this is in the middle of the urban city?
LOVE IT!!!!!

Mar 4, 2014


Wish you a wonderful day........

Feb 28, 2014


Here is a great lunch place for you if you're vegetarian or if you're not (like me) it is still worth visiting this restaurant!

Mesa Verde located in the narrow, cobbled street, rue de St.Esprit, Luxembourg.
Love it for it's laidback bohemian interior and atmosphere and 
not to forget the food...... delicious!!!!

Feb 24, 2014

Sierra Nevada

There are not many places in the world where you can ski during the day and have a dip in the sea in the early evening, but the proximity of Sierra Nevada and the Med allows this! We decided to try this out during our winter holiday in Spain and for a beginner like myself 2 nights were booked. There are 20 lifts and 100km of piste in Sierra Nevada and weekends could be rather busy so we headed up on a Monday. Not the best weather when arriving but got the chance to find out where to buy day passes and where to hire skies and equipment.
Skied on Tuesday and Wednesday and had a great time! Especially on Wednesday with amazing weather and my confident on skies went better.......
Went back home to our house and the beach later that day. With only 2 h drive from the house to the slopes we will definitely try this again, perhaps only for a day trip. My opinion is that the hotels, bars and restaurants in the area do not have the standard you are paying for, so I prefer to go just for the skiing!!

Jan 27, 2014

Hang on!

On my last trip to London I bought 3 art photos of a street photographer at Spitafields Market. Finding frames to fit them was harder than I thought. Well, I took a trip to Ikea, didn't find what I was looking for, so I came up with this idea: clips from a local store! Sometimes simple is better.....

Jan 20, 2014

Langres in Champagne

 How lucky are we to live in the heart of Europe in 
tiny little Luxembourg with all the nice scenery around us?
After nearly 10 years in this country
 and a lot(!) of traveling we still haven't seen it all.

So early on Saturday morning we took the car and went on a little road trip to France. After a couple of hours on the motorway we went off towards Langres, placed at the gateway to Champagne and Burgundy.
With its 7 towers, 7 gates and 3,5 km of ramparts it is classified as one of the 50 finest towns in France. We had a nice stroll in the narrow streets without many tourists. I can only imagine how busy it most be in the peak season in summer. The shops close earlier in the winter season, but we did manage to buy local wine and cheese before they closed. 
A lovely place to spend a Saturday in January.
You can learn more about Langres and its region here.

Jan 12, 2014

London here I come!

I am taking a short trip to London to see my girl. 
The combination of short flights and cheap tickets suits me well:-)

Have a few plans for the next days, and hopefully I will make a nice 
post on my blog when I'm back.

Jan 11, 2014

What's up?

Hope 2014 has been great for you so far.
 For me, the beginning of the year has been better than the end of 2013. Honestly, the last trimester of 2013 has not been particularly great. I have struggled with a shoulder and my mind have had several things to deal with. 
When I started to write on this blog back in 2010 I decided it should be a "happy"blog. I wanted to share my best moments from my expat life with my family "up North". Since I am not a huge fan of Facebook (never had an account there) I wanted the blog to be my channel to share my life with the people I left behind nearly 10 years ago. My goal was also that the blog should be a platform for my passions like photography, travels and interior, and share this with other people around the world who find this interesting.

 I've had several questions regarding what's happening with my blog lately. 
That's why I'm writing this post.
I know that I am fortunate and have actually no reasons to complain, but sadness and unhappiness can hit anyone. So when my body didn't play along, and I felt that my life was filled with negative emotions, how could I then continue writing on my "happy" blog?
Perhaps this post is getting a bit to personal and I shouldn't be writing this, but actually I feel much better doing this. And as I said, 2014 has started out very good, and I feel I'm back on track! So hopefully the good days will continue and the blog will "survive"!

Thank you!!!!