Me lost in the huge corn maze

Imagine if you please; 3 kids aged 6 and 9, 2 toddlers, 3 grown ladies (we will leave the ages out 😉 ) and one gigantic corn maze. This is how we spent our sun filled afternoon and it was absolutely aMAZing 🙂 The smell of cow greets us as we enter the cozy little […]

Harry Potter High Tea

‘Attention all Harry Potter fans, you are invited to drink your tea in style! ‘ If you’ve read Harry Potter and the Neverending Rain then you already know that I am a big fan of the boy who lived. So naturally, when I found out that there’s a B&B in Wales that serves Harry Potter themed high […]

Unlike my husband, I am not really into desserts. If the main course is hearty and delicious then that’s enough for me. Once in a while though I like to spoil myself with a real treat. That’s exactly what I did this weekend, when I made these banoffee pie shooters. The combination of banana, vanilla […]

It wasn’t too long ago that I wrote a blog claiming that maybe we should stop planning every detail of our trips and just stick to the b(e)are necessities. As I am not really one for ‘do as I say not as I do’, I decided to put my money where my mouth is and […]

It’s that time of year again, the holy month of Ramadan is upon us. Come tomorrow, Muslims around the globe will be fasting from sunrise till sunset. A time for reflection and spiritual recharging. And where my parents come from, the best month of the year. The time for family gatherings, good food for iftar […]

Sometimes even I don’t feel like cooking, so I usually have the ingredients for this quick oven pasta in the house just in case. It’s super easy to make and it beats grabbing for the unhealthy stuff. Plus my husband loves pasta, so he never complains when he sees what’s in the oven (though he […]

By now you have probably noticed that I have a few serious addictions in my life. One of them is chocolate. There’s just no way for me to keep my hands off it. Even when I am dieting I always have to have at least one piece of chocolate at some point during the day […]

Some friends you only see a couple of times a year but when you’re finally together it feels like the last time was only yesterday. Ever since we met while interning at a local Dutch newspaper it’s been that way between this friend and I. Besides our addiction for reading (Harry Potter 🙂 ) and […]

For Arabs bread is part of every meal. We eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It doesn’t matter if there’s also rice or potato included in that meal, bread is always on the table. Unfortunately it’s not a very healthy habit. Especially for those with an auto-immune disease eating lots of bread is not […]

There’s not much I love more after a day’s work than to sit outside in the sun with my cup of tea and a good book. That and hanging out with friends filling our bellies with tasty food and drinks. Unfortunately summer is still a long time away and temperatures are nowhere near comfortable. This […]