Where Should We Go from Here?

I am slowly coming to the end of “The Uninhabitable Earth” by David Wallace-Wells and my head is full of horror scenarios for the future of our planet. This book is really hard to digest, if that can ever truly happen, but I feel it is also such an important step to take. We need…

Love in the Linden Trees

Growing up, we used to have a big linden tree right by our gate. It sometimes interfered with the perpendicularity of the fence, or with the flatness of the sidewalk around it, but I loved that tree. I was reminded of it this week every time I was cycling in and out of our neighbourhood….

Are You Still There?

Wow, I can’t believe it has been 2 whole months since I’ve posted anything here. I’m an ideas person, so I come up with new plans and projects all the time. Some come to life, others remain dreams. Even for the ones I do something about, I obviously can’t focus on all of them at…

A Few Thoughts on Breakfast Smoothies

My experimental week of smoothie breakfasts has had a few immediate results for me, and I think I will try to keep this up. The kids are definitely happy with it. For me, it was mostly about trying to make some better food choices. So did that work? First of all, starting the day with…

WHO’s Health

Absence and opposites have been a recurring theme in my fantasy readings of late (Discworld novels, Black Leopard, Red Wolf). Darkness as the absence of light, but yet something else as the opposite of light; silence as the absence of sound, but not its opposite; sadness as the opposite of happiness, not its absence. Health…

Happy New Year!

It’s been a while … And I am also late to wish everyone a Happy New Year! But as I am sure everyone is still experiencing, getting back into a rhythm after the winter holidays is always a long process. Especially with kids. And especially if you have to travel to see your family for…