I haven’t discussed a book in a long time. Simply because I haven’t finished a good book in a really long time. Last year, I read one book in total: The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy. But I did not like it. So I am not writing a blog post about it. Roy […]
Coping Mechanisms for an Everlasting Pandemic
Last year, we had a “Spring Party” planned for Willem, the non-religious variation of the catholic First Communion. At first, we rescheduled it, but in May, we cancelled it all together. “Let us have a big party next year! We will be married 10 years then. Let’s go all out then!” And behold, a year […]
Corona Chapter 2: Winter
This day brings the first sun of the year after some very dark and very cold days and it feels like the world around me sights in relief. The daffodils started peeking through the leaf blanket under the oak tree and the kids are playing outside. A very delicate beginning of something new that we […]
Belgian Fries. Because Belgians Fry.
In Belgium, we call French fries simply fries, because we know they were named wrongly. They should be named Belgian fries because there is no country in the world that takes fries more seriously than we do. A lot of our traditional dishes are eaten with fries. Like mussels, which we have by the kilo […]
Before and After. In two different ways.
Seattle is one of the greatest cities in the world! I am not exaggerating! But being the home town of Microsoft and Amazon comes with a big downside: it is crazy expensive to live in! When Frederik first got the job as a postdoc at the University of Washington, we did not even question his […]