Life in Quarantine

Life in Quarantine

On 15 March the Dutch government issued the closing of all Dutch schools. Parents were already asked to work from home, but now became teachers. We had to adjust to this new situation. After seven days, it resulted in a photo series: Life in Quarantine.

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Flashback to the year 2000 in photography

Flashback to the year 2000 in photography

In another blog, I made a promise to write about one of my passions. It might be the biggest one. I am privileged that I … Read more

The Beyond Burger

Face it, the vegan burgers can’t be ignored. Ever self-respecting organization and even supermarket offer these burgers. This week, the Beyond Burger was sold for the first time in The Netherlands. I tasted the Beyond Burger. Time for a review of this burger, that generated a lot of media attention so far.

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Why we should listen to what Greta Thunberg has to say

She isn’t a head of state, queen or president. She is therefore not allowed to speak in front of the European Parliament. GretaThunberg is only sixteen years old, but she noticed there is a need for a change. A change in the way we want to stop climate change. She made fame with her School strike for the climate. Not only in Sweden, where she lives.

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Inspiration

It’s sometimes hard to describe inspiration and what it does. No everyone finds inspiration in the same things. On 10 January 2016 David Bowie left this world. For me, he has always been a great inspiration. Even when he is no longer with us, I can still be inspired by his music.

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Who is this year’s hero?

Heroes come in different shapes and forms. When my daughter first assigned me as her personal superhero, I was very flattered. Since the year 2018 is almost over, it’s time for those top lists of the year. This one is a different list. It isn’t a list, it’s a way to help you decide who is your hero this year.

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IKEA knows what is important!

Over the last few days, there’s been a lot of discussion about changing diapers in public restrooms. Unfortunately, these aren’t widely available. When I visited IKEA this weekend, I noticed that there is a possibility to change diapers in the men’s restroom. IKEA knows what’s important.

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The way we camped

When I was four-years-old, I learned what it was like to camp. This was the first year that I was allowed to go on holiday with the rest of the family. These first years of camping holidays weren’t really a good example of camping holidays. It could have been possible that I myself would have developed an aversion when it comes to camping. But we are going on a camping holiday this year. Learn more about the way we camped in the Eighties.

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Ten myths about The Netherlands

Ten myths about The Netherlands

That small country near the sea, that is mostly occupied by weed smoking people, who walk on wooden shoes. This is a blog about The Netherlands and myths about this country. Why? Because The Diligent Father is based in The Netherlands.

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The Excuse Queen

My daughter is a very sweet girl. She is also one of those girls who can be called an Excuse Queen. She is capable of creating the most “beautiful” excuses. Sometimes these excuses are so creative. She isn’t the only one. There are more children who make up “great” excuses. I will focus on my daughter and her way of telling things… or twisting the truth to her own advantage.

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