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Sister-time, stroopwafels and six lessons

Sister-time, stroopwafels and six lessons

Posted by on Oct 20, 2017 in Blog |

Recently I celebrated 6 months of living in the Netherlands. Officially the longest I have been away from my home, South Africa. Ever. I have much I want to tell you. For those of you on Facebook and Instagram, you’ve seen the highlights. Numerous people have said to me ‘oh, it looks just amazing!’. And it is. Really. Most of the time. But it’s also...

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In pursuit of Paris (part 1)

In pursuit of Paris (part 1)

Posted by on Aug 30, 2017 in Blog |

Paris is the city my little sister has always dreamed of visiting. After traveling there myself in 2011, I promised we would go together some day. July 22nd was the set date. Thalys tickets were booked, as was our hotel. Our small wheelie bags were packed with an overly ambitious summer wardrobe as we stood on the platform waiting for the train to take us...

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Families – Pageau

Families – Pageau

Posted by on Jun 1, 2017 in People |

In April of 2017 I (temporarily) relocated to the Netherlands and the Pageau family from Haarlem were the first to take up my photography special. We spent the afternoon in the shade of the lush Haarlemmerhout park on a warm Saturday, capturing this lovely French and Canadian knitted family. ...

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King’s Day 2017

King’s Day 2017

Posted by on May 18, 2017 in Blog |

King’s Day. It’s as if Dutch people get an extra sparkle in their eye when they talk about it. And after experiencing my first one ever, I kind of get it. I say ‘experiencing’, but more on that later. But wasn’t it always Queen’s Day? Why yes. I’m glad you asked. Up until three years ago, the Dutch would celebrate the birthday of their queen...

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Croatia

Croatia

Posted by on Jan 3, 2017 in Places |

Ah, Croatia. A new destination and an utter delight. With your quaint stone streets, washing under the windows, burnt umber rooves, lavender ice-cream, and most notably unreal blue water … I fell in love. My journey started in Dubrovnik where I set sail on a week long Topdeck tour to Spilt, taking in Miljet, Korcula, Vela Luka, Hvar, Stari Grad,...

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