Fenix Food Factory, a culinary hotspot in Rotterdam

You see them a lot in the big cities, empty big buildings transformed into trendy covered markets surrounded by the raw environment of the city. An abandoned industrial estate with warehouses and sheds is replaced by temporary or permanent programming. A popular phenomenon in the urban environment is the so-called Food Hall: a form between…

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Clogs and cheese at the Dutch farm

When we lived in the Netherlands, Lara and I regularly visited the children’s farm. Good weather or not, it is always fun to visit the animals. Especially lara thinks so. Fortunately, we can continue our visits at those places in London, for example at Deen City Farm, which I wrote about earlier.  Last week we…

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Visiting the Dutch Oyster Farm

You can always make me happy with a portion of oysters. I love it. So tasty, natural or marinated I like them all. Preferably combined with a glass of bubbles. We consume these delicacy regularly. Even my two year old daughter Lara loves it, our little burgundian in the cap. In the Netherlands, you can get oysters…

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Entering the world of science

It should be clear that we like to visit the museum. And fortunately there are many museums in London. Almost all suitable to take your child with you. In almost every museum there is something designed or decorated especially for children. Whether it is an entire floor, corner, space or a little book with assignments….

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Strolling around the streets of Shoreditch

London has several neighborhoods. Districts that are fully in bloom (and expensive) such as Kensington, Notting Hill and Chelsea. But also neighborhoods that are ‘upcoming’, like Peckham that I wrote about earlier. In between you also have neighborhoods that were once ‘upcoming’ and are now labeled as the city’s trendiest district: ‘The place to be’….

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Richmond Upon Thames

If we have visitors from the Netherlands, we would like to show our new living environment by taking a nice walk. Earlier we followed the Thames Path in Chiswick with my parents. This time we decided to follow the same path in Richmond Upon Thames with Ralf’s parents who visited us last weekend. Richmond is a…

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A visit to the Design Museum

Design helps people to understand the world. Design goes along with the time. Design ensures that everyday life is user friendly and easier. And that it will go along just as fast as the time goes. Design is the future and London is definitely taking part in it too. From childhood I was already immersed…

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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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