Homegoing. By Yaa Gyasi

I finally managed to finish a book again! Hurray! And what a book! Homegoing. By Yaa Gyasi. The book, first published in 2016, follows the paths of two halfsisters from Ghana over their descendants for eight generations. While one sister marries an English slave trader,  her halfsister – unknown to her – is imprisoned and […]

Call Me by Your Name.

I have been wanting to present you a new book for some time now, but I haven’t been able to find one worthy of a blog post. Mallory sent me ‘Lincoln in the Bardo’ by George Saunders which I thought would be a winner as it won the Man Booker Prize. But it just made […]

Paperwork times Countries.

It is hard to imagine now, but on Monday, March, 9 of this year all four of us were standing in a very crowded place in Frankfurt: the American Embassy. Why? Because we were still planning our trip to Seattle and Willem needed a new American passport. According to the American-German family in front of […]

Social Isolation Happiness

Two weeks ago, I planned to write today about something we all know and “love”: paperwork. But we live in a different world now. Things have been co-ra-zy. So, you will have to wait for two more weeks.  Last week, Frederik was still in Switzerland on an extended group meeting for work in a ski […]

Head over Heart. And its reasons.

I am sitting in a waiting room, waiting for Willem’s speech therapy to end and just looking outside is depressing. The sun hasn’t even come out at all today. In this – what I consider- most depressing time of the year, it is good to make plans for the future, something to look forward to. […]