A sunny Autumn day in Holland Park

With less effort we said goodbye to the Summer, because Autumn offered us such a warm welcome. On days like these we love to walk through a forest or a park with the sun’s rays reflecting beautifully on the golden leaves and in the background a clear blue sky. This time we stretched our legs…

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Let’s play a game at Tenpin Acton

I can still remember the birthday parties when I was a child, first swimming and then bowling. We had such a place in Rotterdam called Oostervant, where these parties were regularly organized. Bowling is perfect to do together in a group and a small competition is of course fun. Both for children and adults. That’s…

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Spending a day in lively district Dalston

London characterizes a lot of cool neighborhoods where trendy young creatives settle down to enjoy the vibrant nightlife, vintage shops and quirky cafes. We already visited a number of them, such as Tooting, Peckham and Brixton. But another area that certainly should not be missed in this list is Dalston, a lively district in East…

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Sport and play at Ravenscourt Park

London is known for its many parks. Big favorites among the visitors remain the better known parks, such as St James’s Park, Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. But in addition to these big Royal Parks you also have many beautiful smaller green spaces in the city, where you easily can escape from the hustle from…

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Airplanes and animals at the Hounslow Urban Farm

Now autumn has started we luckily can still enjoy some sunny weather. Perfect to spend as much time outside and find some fun outdoor activities with the kids. And since animals often remain big favorites, nothing is better than exploring another city farm. This time we visited Hounslow Urban Farm, a spacious children’s farm on…

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A life in pattern with Orla Kiely

If you think of fashion, prints and patterns, you’ll soon come to Orla Kiely (1963), one of England’s greatest designers. Her graphic patterns can be found all over the world, from mugs to dresses and from cars to even a London busses. The Fashion & Textile Museum is currently presenting a retrospective exhibition with work…

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The Line: a modern art walk in East London

Meanwhile, after a year we have seen quite a bit of London. Well-known neighborhoods such as Shoreditch, South Kensington and Camden Town and districts that are in a transitional phase to become just as popular, like Peckham and Tooting. But there are still places in London that are lesser known, for example the more industrial area in East…

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A year in London, on to the next

A summer ago we walked through Italy, Ralf with the phone to his ear. A negotiation for work. Was this the moment when we would get more clarity? After all speculations whether or not we would move abroad. England, America? Secretly we had already talked about it a lot, because within his work there would…

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Catching fish at the French trout farm

When you think about trout, you probably think immediately of a group of anglers around a pond in the Ardennes. But when we talk about farmed trout, you have to be mainly in France where you can find trout farms in almost every French province. Mostly located in a quiet natural environment. In addition to a…

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