Proud to be a woman! Happy International Women’s Day!

The other day at table, my 17 year old son commented on how glad he was not to be a woman. Glad not to have to go through childbirth, periods, hair dramas etc..Fair enough. But it made ME realize how much I would have missed not being a woman.

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Dining in The Hague: the hidden pearl of the Noordeinde: Restaurant Mazie

Through a wonderful set of coincidences I ended up at the promotional evening of restaurant Mazie in a small, charming side-street of the Noordeinde, oozing History and character.

The theme of the evening “when East meets West” was brainchild of cook Takis Panagakis, originating in his half Greek heritage and passion for Japanese cuisine. Mixing Greek and Japanese? I was not so sure… though he did point out a large amount of similarities in ingredients used.

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Hijab unravelled

Whilst reporting recently at a large social event, I came across photographer Danielle Regout. Energetic and charming we struck up a conversation and found living around the world was a common thread (Danielle was born in Latin America, lived in Canada and Poland before moving to the Netherlands where she lived until her recent move to the UK).
Under the banner of “Purpose and Passion in Action” we found another common ground as she had recently turned away from her job to follow her passion and turn a long standing hobby into her job and become a professional photographer.

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Why Pokemon-Goers Kijkduin should be issued with nappies and poop bags

Passionate about Respect

For the past 6 weeks, my current corner of the world, Kijkduin, The Hague has been the frenzied Dutch Capital of Pokemon-Go with literally hundreds of adepts arriving on foot, bike, bus to chase and catch the Pokemons.

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