One Lovely Blog Award Nomination

If you  read the ‘About’ page of my blog, you know what kind of blogger I am, but to those who didn’t, let me make it very clear: I am most definitely not a professional writer. Three weeks ago I signed up for the 30-day Blogging101 course by WordPress, because I wanted to learn all tips and tricks from […]

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Bike Ride from Amsterdam to Broek in Waterland

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This afternoon I went for a bike ride to enjoy an unusual warm and sunny Autumn day. I chose one of my preferred racing bike paths, starting in Amsterdam and heading north via Durgerdam, alongside the Ijmeer until Uitdam. From there I rode through the farmland – stopping only to make photos of the landscape – until I reached Broek in […]

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To Do or Not to Be…That’s The Question!

As I prepared for Blogging101 course’s task, I knew clearly what I had to do. I had visited a blog that caught my undivided attention, and I will let you know why.

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Litmus, Litmus on the Wall: Could you read my blog?

I went shopping for ideas at today’s daily prompt and found this one: Litmus, Litmus on the Wall If you had to come up with one question, the answer to which would determine whether or not you could be friends with a person you’ve just met, what would it be? What would the right answer […]

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Clap Along If You Know What Happiness Is To You…

I am doing the 30-day Blogging101 course from WordPress, which gives us daily assignments and challenges to discover and sharpen our skills. Now you know why you have seen me posting so actively lately. Today’s Assignment: publish a post for your dream reader, and include a new-to-you element in it.  So, I am publishing this post for you, […]

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A Dating Site Is Not A Playstation Game…

That’s Absurd…it is the theme of this week’s WordPress writing challenge, and we were asked to add a dash of magic and a touch of surrealism to our writing. I took the challenge and wrote this fictional story.  Who hasn’t been using dating sites yet? Don’t ever say to her that those who haven’t are old fashioned, as she will […]

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The Pianist’s Life Story

  Some years ago, I met a musician, when I was at one of Amsterdam’s beautiful canals for the annual Prinsengracht Summer Concert. People watch it from boats and stand everywhere. While waiting for the concert’s opening, an elderly couple approached me. They were both musicians; she, a pianist and singer, and he, a famous composer. I met her some days later […]

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