Starting Your Business In 5 Inspiring Ways

Starting Your Business In 5 Inspiring Ways

What is that you’re saying?” Victor is learning Dutch, my native language. Good on him, aye?! I heard that it is one of the most difficult languages to learn. He bought some cd’s and is repeating the sentences while driving in the car. But sometimes one of these...
Full Stop In Business?

Full Stop In Business?

She stood abruptly still and wouldn’t move. Just like a stubborn donkey. I convinced her to come to me. And she did. Especially because I gave her something yummy to eat. Ok, let’s go now! After two metres she did it again. And again. And again. She put the brakes on...
Following Up Is Showing You Care :-)

Following Up Is Showing You Care :-)

Yesterday I told you my story about buying a smartphone and that I was so happy with the friendly salesperson’s advice. He helped me cut through the display with all the smartphones hanging on the wall. Each of them accompanied by a card with all kinds of techy stuff...
Trump Should Call This Nasty

Trump Should Call This Nasty

Yep. That’s the perfect model. Exactly what I need! I was so happy with the salesperson’s advice. I get overwhelmed by all the available options, you know. He compared one with the other and mentioned the advantages I hadn’t thought about. Now I clearly saw that the...
Lost as…

Lost as…

Six out of ten drivers get lost while driving to their destination, even when using a GPS! The stress level rises, because they need to be somewhere on time. Which leads to quite some tension in the car. The ‘Where are we?’ question is often the starting point of many...
Curiosity kills the cat.. uuhh, sheep???

Curiosity kills the cat.. uuhh, sheep???

I never really understood this proverb. You? Yes, I know what it means. It’s when people attempt to stop someone asking unwanted questions. But why is a cat killed by curiosity? That puzzles me. So curious as I am, I went out to explore the true reason. And this is...
Yeah nah! I have to think about it

Yeah nah! I have to think about it

Sometimes you just want to think things over. Not rushing into something. When Victor and I shifted back from Christchurch to Nelson, we didn’t want to rush into buying a house or looking for a rental home. So we decided to live in a motorhome and enjoy housesitting...
The One Thing I Truly Regret

The One Thing I Truly Regret

Today I read something that touched my heart AND something that made me so angry. Which one do you like to hear first? Let’s start with my warm heart. 💖 I read a story about a woman, called Lesley, who never started her business. She never stepped in, because she was...
Slow, Slow, Slow!

Slow, Slow, Slow!

Yay, we are on the road again for the weekend. Enjoying some days in nature close to the Pelorus river. Have you seen the Hobbits movie Desolation of Smaug? The Pelorus river and the bridge, between Nelson and Blenheim, are the filming locations of the barrel scene....
How to Keep Everything in Your Business Organised

How to Keep Everything in Your Business Organised

“Help! My notes, ideas and to-do lists for my business are all over the place. Notes on different pieces of paper, in Evernote on my phone, in a notebook I carry along in my bag, in Word documents saved on the desktop or in folders, etc. etc.” “And then, of course, I...
Dutch as

Dutch as

It was a very rainy, grey day in Picton, a town on the north coast of the South Island, in New Zealand. It’s known as a gateway to the islands and inlets of the stunning Marlborough Sounds. But today even the palm trees looked miserable over the water. It was one of...
Making Time for Luck

Making Time for Luck

I must admit, the title is not mine. I discovered it because I made time for luck today 🙂 Early this morning, my love Victor and I hopped in our motorhome, leaving for Kaikōura. Victor is working for a project there, and I come along to keep him company, to enjoy...
Whhaaatt? Oh no! How awful!

Whhaaatt? Oh no! How awful!

Bang! I threw them all in the recycling bin. I only used one of them once. But oh no, never again. What happened? Well, I needed a new set. So I thought, why not buy that well-known brand? The reviews were great, the looks were good. Must be great value for my money....
Dizzy and Numb

Dizzy and Numb

I’m stepping outside on the deck and there he is. Just sitting quietly. I reach out my hand. Slowly. Does he know I’m there? He still doesn’t move. I’m close now. Surprisingly, he allows me to touch him. Which he would never do in normal situations. He won’t even let...
Home again. And more on the road than ever!

Home again. And more on the road than ever!

Home again. And at the same time more on the road than ever! My love Victor and I shifted from Christchurch back home to our beloved Nelson. That’s on the South Island of New Zealand, by the way. Since then we have lived in a motorhome while housesitting in between....
You should have seen their faces

You should have seen their faces

You should have seen their faces. Staring at each other in disbelief. Really?! What happened? Well, to start with, I could tell that they have done this regularly. They know exactly where they are. They get up and start moving at the right time. Not too early. Not too...