vrijdag 9 augustus 2019


- Breng gedachten vol verlangen naar het lege stille strand
Schrijf ze duizend stille malen tussen duizend korrels zand -

and off we go again...

dinsdag 6 augustus 2019

donderdag 18 juli 2019

maandag 15 juli 2019


I'm so impressed by these handmade spoons and tea canisters!
Why not enjoy the beauty of arts and crafts everyday?

Just to be clear: this is not a sponsored post.
I just want to let you know where I got them in case you're interested.

∙ The spalted beech wooden spoon is made by Patrizia.
∙ The black urushi spoon is made by wood artisan Tomii Takashi.
∙ The tea canisters from Karmi series are made in Yamanaka and designed by THINGS
(Satoshi Yasushima & Tomoko Honda). I bought them from KotoTea shop at Etsy.

Be aware you might have to pay considerable taxes to Customs!

zaterdag 29 juni 2019

Zwin Nature Park

Two weeks ago we gave away our tickets for Rock Werchter festival.
Although I was really looking forward seeing and hearing Whispering Sons,
The Cure and Tool live, my current physical condition (waiting for surgery)
doesn't allow me to visit such an energy absorbing event right now.
We're happy we found some young, eager and more energetic festival visitors!

Thinking of a much more relaxing activity...
the first thing that crossed my mind was the North Sea
We regularly visit the beach area on both sides of nature reserve Het Zwin

Dunes and Belgian Beach

The final reward after a 10 minutes (hot) dune walk... sea view and sea wind!

Sea Holly

When you walk across the dunes you might come across
Eryngium maritimum (aka sea holly and seaside eryngo).
It's an endangered species so please don't take any plants or even seeds with you.

I really like this beautiful architectural thistle!

Wow! I had never seen this large insect before. It's a great golden sand digger

Dutch Territory

 Zwin valley...

Cadzand Marina

You can find some much earlier photos of a brand-new empty marina here