12 Days of Christmas

Christmas is on 14 days away

This year, we’re taking it super easy with Christmas. There won’t be any presents, just a trip for a few days with the loved ones (guess that’s a gift in itself). We won’t have to worry special meals or special entertainment. It will be very relaxed and we’re looking forward to it.

Still, we understand not everyone will have it this relaxed. If you are expecting the in-laws or want to enjoy your beautiful home without the clutter during the holidays, we have the perfect solution for you:

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Why you should get up before sunrise

Why you should get up before sunrise

See a sunrise just once

Have you ever had this? A bad dream or thoughts racing through your mind keeping you awake at night? I unfortunately experienced one of those nights recently. It sucked!

From 2 am, I was awake, finally dozed off, just to be woken up 5 minutes later. By 5 am, I’ve had it and went for a walk along the beach. My first intentional walk before sunrise!

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5 small changes to a healthier you

5 small changes to a healthier you

Living a healthier life

A healthier you? Of course, you want this! After all, how often have you told yourself: “Today/this week/this month/this year, I will eat more vegetables, work out more often, look after myself.” And how often did you fall into your old habits? We encourage you to make small changes and become the healthier version of yourself.

Before you start, ask yourself how a healthier you looks like. By picturing and defining the future version of you,

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Why we could use another week of Ramadan

We could use another week

This is now the 6th Ramadan we’re experiencing in this region. Each Ramadan has taught us something new about a different religion and culture. Still, we hold up our “live and let live” view and we won’t get involved in religion. Where many leave the city during this time, we were here and we’ll miss it. In fact, we could another week. Why?

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Get fresh fruit and vegetables at the farmers market

Get fresh fruit and vegetables at the farmers market

The weekend starts with a trip to the farmers market

The weather is still wonderful, although we can tell it’s getting warmer every day. This month will be the last outdoor farmers market for us in this region. While there’s an abundance of fruit and veg available in our supermarkets, locally grown produce is just so tasty!

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Do nothing this weekend

Do nothing this weekend

Nothing, nothing, nothing!

Weekends are so precious. If you’re working 5 days a week, 2 days off don’t seem like enough. There’s so much to do: catching up on sleep, long meals with your family, meeting friends for coffee, working out in the gym, going out for a lovely meal in the evening and more dreaded tasks like grocery shopping or laundry.

What we’ve done over the last 2 weekends was the opposite for us. We planned nothing. We did nothing.

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Don’t wait for that special moment

Don’t wait for that special moment

Create your own special moment

Earlier this month, a friend finally came to visit. Originally, she was to fly with 2 other friends. Getting 3 friends to book an overseas trip is not that easy. Family commitments, no time off from work, financial constraints, you know how it is. So said to herself: “Why wait?”

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Your friends or your time

Are you too busy for your friends?

A little while ago, I travelled to meet friends and family for a few days. The first part of the trip went super smooth. We all agreed to meet at a specific place and before moving on to the restaurant for dinner. It worked like a charm and you almost didn’t need What’s App to find out where anyone was.

We had the same arrangement with friends in the second city we visited:

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