Dutch painters – Vincent Willem van Gogh

 Photo from January 1886 Vincent Willem van Gogh was born on March 30th 1853 in Zundert in the Netherlands and died on July 29th 1890 in Auvers-sur-Oise in France.   Van Goghs most famous early work: The potato eaters During his short life he moved many times between the Netherlands, Belgium, England and France and […]

Herengracht number 458

 This house has an interesting history as well. It was built in 1875 and in 1926 it was bought by an antiquarian, art lover and art collector named Jacques Goudstikker for the nice amount of 250,000 gulden. He turned the house into an art and culture center. When the Germans marched into the Netherlands in May […]

Lavender ice cream

Have you ever watched the movie: ”It’s complicated” with Merryl Streep, Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin? It has become one of my all time favorite movies and that was unexpected really, because I’d tried to avoid anything with Merryl Streep since “The house of the spirits”, in which she gave me the creeps and which […]

I’m making a bucket list

Somehow I’ve always known what I want to do with my life: travel, write, draw, work on staying healthy, find my significant other, get and learn to sail a boat, drive a Citroen, live in a house on the beach, look great and live happily ever after. Unfortunately things did not quite turn out that […]

What I remember about the 1980s

For me the decade started with a road trip that lasted a couple of month and took me from Denmark through Germany, Luxembourg and France over the Pyrenees to Spain and back. It was the same year John Lennon got shot and died in New York In January 1981 Ronald Reagan replaced Jimmy Carter as […]