vrijdag 31 juli 2015

oma's home

Oma has been in the hospital for one week and she probably 
has to stay one week longer. 
It's an awful place and of course she misses home.
We all hope she recovers quickly, so she can come back soon.

vrijdag 24 juli 2015

donderdag 23 juli 2015

n #2 (mosaics, flowers and lighthouses)

One the second day in Normandy we made a walk on the beach 
of Arromanches, where during the second World War an artificial 
harbor was installed. 
We had lunch in Bayeux and we visited the city, with his beautiful 
cathedral. I especially love the mosaics and paintings of flowers in 
the interior.
Afterwards we drove to Cap Levì, were we took a walk along the 
cliffs, to the lighthouse. 
The other lighthouse, of Gattevill, JJ climbed. 365 steps, 12 floors.
Flynn and I stayed down. 

woensdag 22 juli 2015

normandië #1 (a fishing village, a swim and omaha beach)

JJ, Flynn and I went to Normandy. On the first day we visited 
Port-en-besson, a small fishing village. We had a picnic on the 
beach and a swim in the sea.
Later that afternoon we went to Omaha Beach. Such a beautiful 
and peaceful place. 
If it wasn't for the graves, you would never think such a horror 
once took place there.

vrijdag 17 juli 2015

for marcel

For my dad, I hope you stay always the same; follow your own roads,
never give up fighting to protect endangered species and their natural
habitats, enjoy listening to Dylan, van Morrison and other heroes...
Happy birthday!

donderdag 16 juli 2015


Today I visited Sarah and Josse. We took a long walk. Josse had
written the numbers of the roads we had to follow on his arm, so
he was our guide.

woensdag 15 juli 2015

the farrier

Yesterday the farrier came to the farm to trim the horses hoofs.
Flynn likes to have a save distance to watch exiting events. On this
moments, the car is her favorite place.

dinsdag 14 juli 2015

city metaphors

I really love the way he links: 
1. Various city maps throughout history. 
2. Images of flora, fauna and other images from science and nature. 
3. An explanation in one word in four languages 
(English, Russian, Arabic and Chinese).

maandag 13 juli 2015

farther bruin #2

Last Saturday; after many months of work, Farther Bruin was 
laid in the water. While JJ was preparing the boat for his first trip 
since arriving in Belgium, Flynn and I were resting under a tent 
made of towels. It was so cosy!
The trip itself went well, until I got scared and seasick. I hope our 
son will do better than his mum on a boat. 

zondag 12 juli 2015


Line, Ruud and Ella came over. Line is a friend from high school.
My first year in Antwerp we did everything together. It was so good 
to see her again!
On our walk Ella cut her thumb pulling the grass. Luckily I had 
plasters to nurse her.

donderdag 9 juli 2015

tree huts by tadashi kawamata

Today Elise and I took a walk through Brugge to visit the Triennale.
One of my favorite work was "Tree huts" by the Japanese artist Tadashi 

dinsdag 7 juli 2015

pascale marthine tayou

Today I visited the expo of Pascale Marthine Tayou at the Bozar.
A Cameroon artist who with his artworks addresses the ways in
which we develop a national, geographic, financial and emotional
identity in times of mass consumption.
Here is a video of the artist explaining his vision.