How to be happy? Walk into a bookshop and you'll find shelves full of books on happiness. We're all looking for tips and tricks to lead happier lives with less stress and more focus. I recently stumbled across 365 Days of Happiness, a new publication full of daily inspirations to help you mindfully work towards … Continue reading How to be Happy. Interview with author Jacqueline Pirtle
If you are thinking of moving to Spain with your family, here is some information about school systems and how to select the right one for your child.
Off on your holidays soon? Or just in need of some book tips? I have been reading a couple of great books lately, so I thought I give you a little review of both.
Valencia is a city where you can walk around aimlessly for days and still not get bored of the abundance and vibrancy of colours, street art, cafe's, parks and many different little shops. Of course, with such a great vibe, there's bound to be some real vintage treasures to be found. Do you love vintage … Continue reading Top 10 Vintage shops in Valencia
Create beautiful chandeliers and mobiles using embroidery hoops with fabric ribbons, photographs, paper, felt balls and other materials.
Are you an artist, musician, designer or otherwise creative person? Sometimes you feel the burning desire to create…. but you can't focus on anything or don't know where to start. How about a few tips to kick-start your creative juices and help you get motivated again?
Five ways to display flowers in your home, with vases, vintage finds, bottles and more. Monochrome bouquets and branches.
So you probably noticed I have mixed things up a bit on the blog, writing about more serious things in life as well as interior design. Life has changed for me in the past two years and although I am still madly passionate about eclectic decor, vintage furniture, art and design (oh yes!), I would like to build my blog into something more wholesome than just pretty pictures of beautiful homes and gardens. Soulful living, right?
Summer is here, time to throw a garden party! Celebrate the beautiful weather with long tables on the lawn, fairy lights strung in the trees, wild bouquets on the table. You can choose a theme or just make it as colourful as you want, using whatever you can find. Perhaps you have a fabulous eclectic … Continue reading The most beautiful garden party ideas
Moving abroad on your own is one thing, but when you have two kids, a husband and a couple of cats tagging along it is a different ball game. Especially when half of the family is Dutch and the other half British (hello Brexit!). It can feel pretty overwhelming to think about all the paperwork you have to get organised, in particular when you are not fluent in the language of your new country yet. Our first quarter was one with ups and downs.