Not going home for xmas

I am a bit of a conundrum. I love the period before xmas. I’m singing along my xmas playlist starting somewhere in november. Start decorating the house december 7th – we have a tradition in Belgium to wait till after the other Saint Nik comes by on december 6th. Love the xmas lights all over town and in the gardens around my house. I absolutely … Continue reading Not going home for xmas

Sweden: my complicated relationship

Sitting ┬áin the airport waiting for my flight back home. As usual I have conflicted feelings. I love this place, I feel completely at home and it gives me the opportunity to see people that matter a lot to me. My bonus son – so grateful he wants to stay part of my life – his aunt and her husband and son, and mostly the … Continue reading Sweden: my complicated relationship

New York, the city of dreams and nightmares

Yesterday, I arrived in NewYork. As my birthday is today, and it is still a painful memory to sadder days, I always try not to be in Belgium on that day. And this year, New York was on the list again. I love this city! Different is that a friend is tagging along. Great fun, but also stress factor, as I am constantly confronted with … Continue reading New York, the city of dreams and nightmares