Thursday, June 29, 2017

My new reading nook.

I've been in Harrogate for roughly 4 months now.
It's hard to know when to start counting, but I generally take the day I brought my cat into the country as my official arrival date.

My first mission was to add a little "life" to the bachelor pad I moved into & to make it my home,
so in came the plants.
Finding pots for the plants seemed to be a bigger challenge,
so I found myself a pottery class ...

My own creations aren't big enough (yet) for anything else but baby plants and mini-succulents (and nor have they been fired so they aren't even in use yet) but in the mean time I've been starting to propagate the plants I do have and find myself ordering (even) more whenever I have money to spare.

It's becoming an addiction of the most beautiful kind, so I thought a few pictures were in order.

A Liekeland poster and a newly acquired velvet chair to accompany the table with the plants turned our bedroom into the cosiest room of the flat. 

I believe to correct name of this plant is Alocasia x Amazonica Polly. 
Next to it you can spot one of my Pilea babies and a Fittonia (nerve plant), my Belgian grandmother's old crystal candy jar and my Swedish grandfather's Elephant good luck charm.

If you ever heard me say I'm a minimalist I was clearly trying to fool myself. 

Also, Hector was only allowed in the chair for the duration of me taking these pictures. He was told this was a one-off thing and carried off to the living room. Velvet and cat hair shouldn't be allowed to get too close. Seriously.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Wild & Free

These images take my breath away.
I hope they have a similar effect on you ...
Even though nothing compares to meeting these magnificent creatures in the flesh.

I snapped some (read: loads of) pictures and then put my camera away to lie down on my belly on the bow of the boat to get as close as possible ...

The moment one of these curious dolphins casually rolled over to swim belly-up and make eye-contact with me is something I doubt I'll ever forget.

February 12th 2017, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

Monday, June 19, 2017


Sunny Sundays are for discovering new places,
 picnics by the sea
and finishing the day with a cooling shower & admiring tan lines in front of the mirror :)

Saturday, June 3, 2017

From where I sit

A peaceful sunny morning.
An empty flat except for a sleepy cat who's been out exploring all night 
and me, showered and dressed,
examining the mess the children made during their unsupervised morning,
reflecting on how much exactly my life has changed in the last couple of months.