Tag: love

Missing my dad. #expatproblems

Happy Father’s day to all you amazing fathers out there! From all of my research,  I can conclude that I have the coolest dad EVARRRRR!!! He was in his mid-twenties when he became a parent to my brother and I–and my mother was only 18 when she heard the terrifying, exciting news that she was called to motherhood. Despite (likely) being totally…

I’m still significant.

So here it is. This is the elephant in my blog. I haven’t directly discussed the events that have unfolded with me the past year because I couldn’t wrap my head around it exactly (until now). I stopped blogging completely because all my brain waves were tuned in on just basic survival. Like…without the internet. Staying afloat…keeping up with life…

Keukenhof: Land of beautiful flowers

It’s that time of year where beautiful flowers are popping up everywhere. When cycling to work, I pass loads of Narcissus…but nothing can compare to the flower park monster…the Keukenhof. The Keukenhof is a short drive from Amsterdam and an extremely popular tourist destination in Holland. Why shouldn’t it be? It is the world’s largest flower garden planting over 7…

Nature walks Amsterdam-style

Raise your hand if you are ready for spring.  Right. Pretty sure I saw everyone’s hand up.  The snow has been welcomed and appreciated and now it would be wonderful if it would politely pack its bags and hit the road. Aside from daily cycling to/from work (yes…even in the snow) and rock climbing on tuesdays/weekends (indoor of course, no…

For the love of vegan dark chocolate

How was your Valentine’s day? I hope it was incredible. I know mine was. Rather than cycle through bitter cold and snow to a crowded restaurant, hubby and I stayed in, made seitan and veggie pasta, watched The Big Bang Theory, and then made the easiest, most deliciously sexy dessert. Dark. DARK. chocolate. I got the recipe from my girlfriend,…

Snuggle Bees: Bee-ing totally adorable.

Well, it’s almost that time of year to celebrate being impaled in the backside by cupid’s arrow (you’re in love, congrats!). Alternately, perhaps you plan to celebrate another year solo…although I hope you and your cat/dog/BFF/wine have a beautiful night together. For my international readers who have no idea what that means…it’s almost Valentine’s Day. Beware of public displays of…