Tag Archives: the netherlands

Actual beaver

A few days ago while on a walk I saw a wild beaver for the first time! A real live actual wild beaver, in the wild, being all beaver-like. I mean no big deal I wasn’t totally over-awed and straining my … Continue reading

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December almost-dailies

I started doing not-quite-daily drawings in December, as day-brighteners during a heavy cold and then as practice for pen drawing. Here are some, just small snippets from a day, most of them from my holiday – a few that I … Continue reading

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A view to holiday feast preparations

Pen drawing of Saar making vanille kransjes (our Mormor’s recipe), Mum making stuffing (a Yorkshire recipe) for the Christmas roast, and Flinky being a vital and beloved underfoot menace as usual. Hope you’re having a warm, relaxed and happy last few gem-like … Continue reading

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Home

‘Where are you from?’ has always been a tricky question for me to answer. I have been moving between different countries ever since I was tiny; as a child I lived in West Africa, the Netherlands, Indonesia and Greece. The … Continue reading

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Football card fever

The collection of football cards featuring stadiums and players is in full swing in Holland. Fences have been set up outside the supermarkets, with banners announcing ‘ask for football cards here’ . Behind these the local kids wait with eyes like hawks’, … Continue reading

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Walking along the river (doggy guide)

Flinky shares his wisdom on walking along Dutch rivers. Apologies for my unstable internet situation. Should be more posting more often soon!

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