Salon des Vins des Vignerons Indépendants

People who know us well know that we are a big fan of good cooking and dining, preferably in combination with matching wines. When we cook for ourselves or for friends and family, we often choose a nice bottle out of the cabinet. While Ralf gives a brief explanation of the wine that will follow,…

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Somewhere on the sea

Now that we live in England we are dependent on the plane, boat or train to get to the other side of the sea. Nevertheless, the connections are well regulated and it is very easy to book a ticket online or by phone. Last weekend was the first time since our move to London that…

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On adventure at the Diana Memorial Playground

During the first month we lived in South Kensington, we regularly visited the Royal Parks like Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. Lara loves to run around in the open air, collect beautiful leaves, spot squirrels and feed the birds. But the thing that Lara loves the most is the playground, which you often see in a…

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Cottage behind the big tree

Meanwhile, it has been one month ago since we moved to Chiswick. After four weeks in our serviced accommodation in South Kensington, it was finally enough to pull in our new home. A home where we are going to build our new life in the UK. When we were offered our current house during our…

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Deers in Richmond Park

The season Autumn is visually here. When I’m looking out of the window I see a field of leaves everywhere around the house. I really love this season with all those beautiful colors. On those fallen days, we really like to dress up warmly and go out for a good walk. Last weekend, we pulled out…

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Famous Grouse

On Friday we cook something special or we go out for a dinner at a restaurant. Last Friday I chose for prepping a meal for Ralf and Lara. I wanted to make something traditional and asked the locals. Almost everyone said: ‘Grouse’. Grouse is a rich tasty course meat, with a strong smell that owes…

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Down by the riverside

Last week my parents visited us in London. We live just three weeks in Chiswick, so there is still a lot to discover. The near vicinity is well known to us, but we did not know the more peaceful surroundings near the Thames. We decided to take a walk along this part of Chiswick. We…

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Upcoming Area Peckham

In London you have many neighbourhoods just outside the city center, which shows a lot of decay and vacancy. In such neighborhoods there is often space for experimentations and temporary programs. Interventions are being implemented for the short term, to determine what it will yield in the long term. Something that often has a positive…

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Deen City Farm

In Holland we went often to the City Farms. In Rotterdam we lived near by two fantastic City Farms, one called ‘De Kraal‘ in the Kralingse Bos and the other one calls ‘De blijde wei’ next to the Bergse Linker Rottekade. Now that we have moved to London we had to figure out where we could…

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A visit at the V&A Museum

We visited an other known museum in South Kensington. This time it was the Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A Museum) on the Exhibition Road and Cromwell Road. The museum was founded in 1852 as the South Kensington Museum led by the British Ministry of Science and Art. Over the years, the collection has been expanded…

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