Category: Blog posts

  • Failing to get things done

    Failing to get things done

    Last week I fully commited to a once a week blogpost and here I am: failing to get things done on time. It is always good to commit to a plan that seems reasonable at the time. But it is always possible that things don’t go to plan. I have made some progress in areas […]

  • September drawing challenge

    September drawing challenge

    Welcome to September and my personal drawing challenge! This feels like a new start again and I am ready to go and step up my content production. When I first started my bullet journal I also started a daily doodle to sharpen my drawing skills. That was a lot of fun and I wanted to […]

  • Drawn into Animal Crossing: New Horizons

    Drawn into Animal Crossing: New Horizons

    I never did a post about games, did I? And here I am, totally hooked on the perfect game for this time: Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Both of us love playing video games and board games. My guy may have a different preference, but mostly we can play a lot of the same games. Animal […]

  • Drawing Penguins: how cute are they?

    Drawing Penguins: how cute are they?

    In these strange times of Covid-19, where I work from home and should have more time to draw, I find out that being more creative does not mean ‘putting more designs out’. I am planning to put 4 new designs on my t-shirt shop, but I am having too much fun making new designs to […]

  • Week plan free download

    Week plan free download

    In addition to the free day plan sheet and the vacation sheets, I now have 2 more freebies to download: plan your week with these free printable week planner sheets. It helps to write down what your plans are for the week or the day. Split your project into tasks and get more done that […]

  • Stay focused and get things done

    Stay focused and get things done

    There is nothing that I like better than to get totally lost in something I am doing. Reading a book, drawing, and especially writing. I love the feeling of being in a flow and getting through something without being aware of the time passing. I understand now that that is something other people call ‘focus’. […]

  • The chihuahua raised by two cats

    The chihuahua raised by two cats

    If there is one thing that makes me smile, it is my dog. Any dog, really: I can’t pass a dog on the street without smiling. But my own dog, well, he is a special little guy. My cats get along with him, even if they did not agree to needing an extension of our […]

  • Highlights from our city trips to London, Berlin, Florence

    Highlights from our city trips to London, Berlin, Florence

    London, Berlin, Dublin, Maastricht – we’ve been to several nice cities. And now that we are in no way able to go out, I want to reminisce about the times we did go out over the past 5 or 6 years. Ready to come with us?

  • The cat who needed cats

    The cat who needed cats

    After we adopted our first cat, Em, we assumed we would stay a single-cat family. After all, Em had been classified by the animal shelter as a loner cat: she did not get along with other cats. But she changed when she started to trust us. Or rather: when she started to trust me, because […]

  • What Brexit means for us

    What Brexit means for us

    We, the humans in the household, met years ago through the power of the internet. It took us a couple of years to work out who would be moving where, because we were fed up with the long distance relationship thing. You see, I’m Dutch and he … well, he is British. He chose to […]