day 5 and 6


Continuing my picture challenge. Day 5 is a picture of the recently re-opened Rijksmuseum. I haven’t been yet, but I hope to visit very soon. IMG_6519

Below is a picture of my morning coffee as I get it every morning. At the cafe in my work building works a guy that is very devoted to decorate the coffee with smileys and hearts, it makes my morning every day! Maybe it’ll make yours too? 🙂


spring cleaning on the roof







Today I finally managed to clean up the roof terrace. I bought some new plants (theme on my roof this season is purple), got rid of the mess from last winter, and enjoyed my first beer in the sun in the end of the afternoon.

What a great day! Next week I’ll finish off with a new lounge set and a place to store the cushions, and then I’m ready for lots and lots and lots of summer days 🙂


picture day 2 and 3


Day 2: This picture was taken at bar Brandstof in Amsterdam, I was having friday afternoon drinks with my dear friend Welmoed ( Very cool wall art I might add. Roarr…


day 3: This is a viola flower in one of my mum’s flower pots. It was taken with a zoom lens added to my iphone camera.

Challenge again!

To keep challenging myself I will spend the next 30 days on yet another 30 day challenge. A little different from the last time, this 30 day challenge will consist of 1 challenge that I will keep up with for 30 days. My inspiration came after I watched a TED-speech from Matt Cutts, a google engineer. For inspiration, check it out here.

Matt’s advice is to start simple, so I will save the ‘no coffee’, ‘ no sugar’ and ‘no alcohol’ for somewhere in the foreseeable future 😉 I will start with something that I will do, instead of something that I will not.

My first challenge will consist of taking at least one picture every day, and showing it here. Seems doable, no? To get it started, I selected some pics from the past few months that will serve as a start, as I prepare myself for this challenge.

Here they are, ENJOY.

p.s. – It had been a while since I last wrote. I was inspired to post again since my dear friend Welmoed started a food blog. Check it out here, its pretty sweet! and very mouthwatering I might add 🙂


the always lovely Amsterdam, at sunset
During our skiing holiday in Konigsleiten, Austria
Lovely food at the seafood bar, BEST seaafood bar in Amsterdam
the loves of my life, our cats
Visiting a primary school during work, I saw these lovely colorful parrots on the wall
Sunset in the Vondelpark last week
Last month I bought a tiny macro lens for my iphone. I tried the lens on one of my parrot tulips, beautiful eh?