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Hello, I am Daenelia and this is my blog. I write about our pets, travel and our love of a good boardgame. I also draw and design t-shirts. And on top of that I am also a web developer and designer.

Short introduction? I’m a short Dutch woman living with a tall British guy. We have two cats and a brave little chihuahua. We live in a house with a tiny garden just outside Amsterdam in The Netherlands. Tiny garden is about all I can handle, garden-work-wise. I’m bilingual, which means I am as fluent in Dutch as I am in English. My favourite chocolate is really really dark chocolate.

How to plan your day well

How to plan your day well

Planning my day in the morning always gives me a good feeling about the time I have available. How to plan your day is something I was taught in school, believe it or not. Or at least: I learned how to plan my way through lessons and homework, even if it was not a subject I had to study for. Actually, side note: they totally should teach planning in secondary school at least. Learning how to spend your time and how to study, is a skill will help you. And I would not be writing this article if I didn’t have some ideas for you on how to make the most of your day. By planning well!

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My favourite places in Amsterdam

My favourite places in Amsterdam

I was born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. I still can get lost in the city centre, but I usually am able to find my favourite places. Amsterdam is not that big. You end up where you want to go if you circle around long enough. When you live in a city that is also a tourist attraction, you end up liking the places tourists rarely go to. So what are my favourite places in Amsterdam?

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What to do in Florence, Italy

What to do in Florence, Italy

Italy has been on our To Visit List for ages. And last year we finally got around to visit there. We picked Florence, Italy for its climate, beautiful landscape and because of the art. The art! Florence breathes art. Of course there are other things: gelato, great food and warm weather. It has a rich and intriguing history and very nice people (who are probably fed up with all us tourists tramping around). But you want to know what we did, right?

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The cat who wanted to be alone

The cat who wanted to be alone

When my guy and I moved in together there was no doubt that we would adopt pets. We decided on getting a cat first, as cats need a little less hands-on attention than dogs. My guy had lived with a dog when he was a kid, but had no experience with cats. I have had the pleasure of living with several cats throughout my life, so I felt it was up to me to choose the right cat for us. How did I do that?

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Living in The Netherlands

Living in The Netherlands

There are some things I like to share about living in The Netherlands. My guy, as you may know, is British. Having a partner who comes from a different country has helped me to look at the country I am living in with new eyes. Almost. You know: things I take for granted are suddenly strange, because I can’t really explain why it is normal for me! Continue reading “Living in The Netherlands”