Category Archives: Life and Stuff

Happy New Year

January 6 is my birthday, and for me it has always signalled the start of the new year. So here’s wishing everyone a wonderful year ahead, filled with creativity, the love of close family, the support of true friends, robust … Continue reading

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The time for giving is now

I want you to buy one or more of my Sleep Angels. These are small soft dolls I make, with a sprinkling of sweet-smelling lavender flowers from France. They are for your or your child’s bed. The scent of lavender … Continue reading

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Gypsies stranded in Manila

So, uhm, we kind of disappeared. We moved around a lot the past two months. We found ourselves in a province in Luzon, in a beautiful house right by the beach again. What luck we have finding these hideaways, we … Continue reading

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Photos of the last few weeks

And we’ve moved! We have found us another beach house and are currently settling in. It has been an interesting time, filled with some ups, some downs, and a whole lot of feeling out of sorts, in between, not quite … Continue reading

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On the move again

So I came home fromĀ  the last pop-up shop in Manila to discover that things had turned over here in Bohol so that to continue feeling good about this adventure, it was time to move again. You see, we don’t … Continue reading

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Still without a yaya

Friends urge us to go on, do it, and there are moments when we are almost convinced to go for it, but something always holds us back. Ladies and gents, we hem and haw and hesitate, and so still do … Continue reading

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Home in browns

I’ve been away twice to Manila in six weeks, and it feels good to be hanging out at home again. Some images: These tiny fish that the locals call bolinao, tossed in salt, flour, and pepper and then deep-fried, are … Continue reading

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Playhouses

This was the first playhouse Lilou and I made this year, made of a discarded cereal box and popsicle sticks. The second one we cut and taped from the box our breadmaker came in. The next one will either be … Continue reading

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To Anda last weekend

We had heard so much of the beaches of Anda, Bohol, so we decided last weekend to just go. Not much planning, just get in the car and drive the 100-and-so kilometers to it. It was hot though. Very hot. … Continue reading

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How to enjoy life, according to a three-year-old

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