In the past, when I was sit­ting in the back of the car and it was evening, I always looked at the moon. No mat­ter how fast we went, the moon always moved along with us. And now, wher­ev­er we are in the world, it’s still the same moon in the sky.

I am Maaike and this is my weblog. I am mar­ried to Fred­dy. Togeth­er with our son we live in Ecodorp Zuiderveld in the Nether­lands. I have worked as a uni­ver­si­ty researcher, a child­car­er, and cur­rent­ly I am work­ing as a vol­un­teer offi­cer. I used to do web design, this weblog is an exam­ple of that. My favourite place is the library. Some of my favourite books are:

  • The Moorchild, Eloise McGraw
  • The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Life of Pi, Yann Martel
  • (and secret­ly Har­ry Pot­ter)

This weblog is meant to be a rep­re­sen­ta­tion of my life and the things I think about. The name of the web­site is Ronde Maan, Dutch for ‘Round Moon’. When the moon is round, the strangest things hap­pen. You are wel­come to expe­ri­ence them with me.