A whole new adventure — the first month of my road trip through the USA

Three years ago, I moved to the USA with 5 suitcases and the intention to live and work in Washington DC for at least two years. It has been quite the adventure, and even though I was able to extent it with a third year, a great job opportunity is now causing me to move... Continue Reading →

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Tourist in my own city: the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington DC

It's been almost a year since I wrote a post on this blog and what a year it has been. I hit the one-year-recovery-from-depression mark, landed a job in Washington DC and moved to the USA. It sure was an eventful year and I couldn't be more proud of myself. Inspired by the I Heart My City... Continue Reading →

A word a week photo challenge: the favourite mountain

This is the last post in my Weekly Writing Challenge: Using Forms Creatively trilogy. The challenge was to use a custom form in a post and write a second post based on the information you collect from your form. I added a custom form to my submission for the Word a week challenge: Mountain, asking my readers to pick... Continue Reading →

A word a week photo challenge: Mountain, the half time score

Last Monday, I published a selection of mountain photos as my submission for the Word a week challenge: Mountain. As part of the Weekly Writing Challenge from the Daily Post, I added a form at the end of my post asking my readers about their favourite photo in my submission. On Friday, I will publish... Continue Reading →

A word a week photo challenge: Mountain

This week I am going to combine a few photo challenges with this week's Weekly Writing Challenge: Using Forms Creatively from the Daily Post. The writing challenge is to add contact forms to a post this week and write a second post based on the information you collect from your form. My idea for this... Continue Reading →

Travel theme: Multiples

It is time for another Travel Theme Photo Challenge. For this week's theme "Multiples", I decided to use photos shot in the Netherlands. I had plenty of multiples to choose from. Orange, our national colour On Queensday and on game days of our national football team, the Dutch love to dress up in orange. Whole streets... Continue Reading →

A word a week photo challenge: cloud

Don't you just love the way the sun can break through the clouds brightening a grayish day. Especially when the sun beams are showing. These photos were made at the world heritage site Kinderdijk in the Netherlands. The outstanding contribution made by the people of the Netherlands to the technology of handling water is admirably... Continue Reading →

Weekly photo challenge: Foreign

This weeks photo challenge from The Daily Post is Foreign. I went through my photos looking for things out of the ordinary and for things typical for a country. One of the fun things of traveling is discovering new cultures and environments. In the end, I decided to go for typically Scottish. Typically Scottish  ... Continue Reading →

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