Pick your own at Copas Farm

A couple of years ago we had a vegetable garden, behind our house in the Netherlands, our first house where Ralf and I went to live together. The house wasn’t that big, but the garden was big enough for a spacious vegetable garden. Something that we were quite proud of at the time and where…

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Family house in the French Countryside

When I’m in France I always feel at home, of course I also have that feeling with the Netherlands, where I was born and lived for almost thirty years. But as far as France is concerned I always have that feeling of fully happiness. And I know, France is known for it of course. The Dordogne…

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Exploring the world of Legoland Windsor

We all grew up with it, the world-famous colored building blocks with the little yellow figures. Perhaps the most known toy that’s in production for years. I’m talking about Lego. At the moment our daughter is still in the Duplo phase, but it won’t probably be long before she will switch to the smaller scale….

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Italian vibes in the Périgord in France

During our holidays, we usually choose to stay at different places. We like to discover new locations and love to change whether it’s back to basic or luxury. This was also the case during our road trip through Spain last month. A trip of less than three weeks, where we would stay at six different accommodations….

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Rural relaxation at Finca de Los Arandinos

Imagine you an evening while sitting on a private balcony, with a glass of red wine in the hand looking out over the fields of Rioja. Sounds great right? That’s what you get at Finca de Los Arandinos, a stunning minimalistic design hotel made of concrete, glass and wood, in harmony with the green natural…

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Luxury getaway at Hotel Viura

During our holiday in the Northern part of Spain we didn’t only set ourselves the goal of enjoying the beautiful surroundings and the delicious food, but also to come back home with a car full of boxes of wine. We decided to take it easy in Haro, because it’s a bit to touristy (as well…

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The days we spent in wine capital Haro

If you’re planning a wine trip through the Rioja region, a visit to the wine village of Haro is definitely a must go. You can say that Haro is pretty much the wine capital of Rioja where you can find many famous wine houses. You can compare it a bit with Épernay in Champagne. Maybe…

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Sea, food and city walks in San Sebastian

This year we decided to spend our holiday in the Northern part of Spain, where we wanted to explore the coast and countryside. And so we started our road trip in the most beautiful city of the Northern Spanish Costa: San Sebastian (Basque name: Donostia). Years ago I visited this place for one day during a…

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First stop at Chambre d’Hôtes, Domaine de Givré.

Three weeks ago our ‘summer holiday‘ started. Something we really had looked forward to. Inspired by our road trip through Italy last year, which we really loved, we decided to organize a similar holiday this year, but in another country: Spain. We had already prepared our trip months ago, something we think is simply better when…

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A journey through years of childhood

As a child I can still remember how I preferred certain toys. For example I loved to build houses and set them up, just the way I liked it to be. Re-designing scenarios from real life. And when I was finished, I built something new again. It started with wooden blocks, went into Duplo in…

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