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Free as a bird, we made a road trip from South Africa’s winelands to Cape Town. This blue headed Poelepetaat didn’t only reflect my feelings, it’s also Africa’s national bird. Could there be a better guide?

Poelepetaat on a roadtrip South Africa



The year 2013 has been a year of change, so I was thinking: why not changing the Christmas holidays this year as well? So in stead of celebrating it in the Netherlands with friends & family, Joost and I travelled all the way from Copenhagen to Cape town.
We visited his parents whom decided to travel back and forth from the Netherlands to South Africa every six months and we celebrated Christmas with them under the sun. They showed me the beauty of South Africa, starting with a safari trip. I immediately fell in love with peaceful scenery and animals of the African savannah.

safari babe


November in Copenhagen


November has been wet and grey. The perfect weather to stay inside and watch TV series. Joost and I got addicted to Homeland. In the Netherlands, they add a few new words to the dictionary every year. This year ‘comakijken’  is in the race to become the word of 2013. Never heard about it, but I think we are getting close to be called ‘comawatchers’ after our TV serie marathons.

And yes, there were some beautiful days full of sunshine too! Together with our friends, we went to Dyrehaven. Finally finally finally, I saw those deer that I wanted to see for a long time. I had seen beautiful pictures from this place and guess what: I forgot to bring my camera. So I used my smartphone to make this video. Sorry for my shaking hand, we had to walk backwards as my enthusiasm got me a bit too close to the deer…



This weekend, I had a lovely get together with my mum and two sisters! Next to all the talking and wine drinking, we visited the international design exhibition Blickfang. All the nice furniture, jewellery and fashion from young and international designers were eye-catchers. These are my favorites:

paradise-is-now-s1

From Germany - no gallery (I’m a happy owner of this one, brown colored)


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