TIY (Try It Yourself) week.

Try It Yourself Package Before After (floorboards removed, unfortunately that will not be possible everywhere), paint still drying. When I moved into the Amsterdam Apartment I had to choose, get all the paintwork done before laying the floor, or laying the floor so I could move in (there was a bit of a time constraint).…

Colour the world!

(c) bit.ly I’m pretty pleased with myself today! Managed to get some things of my to-do list that I’m not so comfortable with. The biggest frog was the tax return form I had to finish before end of this month. As I know absolutely nothing about taxes, let alone about corporate tax. Since I have…

Making the bed.

(c) IKEA I LOVE the first night spend in a freshly made bed. It’s just that it always looks like so much work. I guess it’s because I never got the duvet into the cover the right way. Not so long ago, about two months or so I guess, I finally figured out the right…

Outside of my comfort zone.

Never thought I’d ever use a compass to find my bearing, but I did the day before yesterday (or technically the day before that even). Like most people I don’t like stepping out of my comfort zone, but I forced myself to do it and, like the few other times, I really loved the result!…

Organic, but not at all cost.

From the moment I saw the much acclaimed documentary ‘Food Inc.‘ I decided that perhaps I could be a little bit more selective in the type of food I buy. So ever since I’ve made sure that at least one of the ingredients of the night’s supper has a ‘Biological’ label on it or an…

3631 Kg CO2 less than average.

I guess this is the only occasion where I’m looking forward to see an envelope that would usually contain a bill. It’s a once a year thing and this year is the first time in a few years that I was expecting one. About two weeks or so ago a guy rang the door bell…

Jet-lag, or do you ever get used to it?

Perhaps you remember the post about the amount of time I spend on board an airplane. Apart from the question I tried to answer in that post, people often say something in the lines of: “Well I guess you’re used to all that jet-lag, right?’. Wrong. According to a study done for a German health…