Remember remember

There is good news, because since last week I work at the research insti­tute where Fred­dy also works. My con­tract is for three months, with the pos­si­bil­i­ty of exten­sion. So from 9 to 5 I am now a research assis­tant Mon­i­tor­ing & Eval­u­a­tion, where I can indulge my love for Excel and paper house­hold sur­veys. …

Chaos

This week­end we moved home, from Amers­foort (NL) to Gilling­ham (UK). Mov­ing house always brings out the truth that the cos­mos tends to fall into chaos. Pack­ing results in a mess of box­es and things, not just in the house but also in my head. Dur­ing the last week, I almost missed the train three …

Guardians of being

In March we set­tled in Amers­foort, to spend a cou­ple of months in The Nether­lands. April was ded­i­cat­ed to the wed­ding of my sis­ter Eline and brand new broth­­er-in-law Simon. We even went to Israel for this. At home I spend my time star­ing at either the lap­top or the tele­vi­sion — depend­ing on my …

home is a place.

A red­dish brown road, sur­round­ed by bush­es with pur­ple flow­ers. Below in the val­ley, the reed and rice fields slow­ly wind upwards to the hills. There in the dis­tance the lavaka’s, big ero­sion gul­lies, flame red. Near­by there are some banana trees and a row of palm trees. A lit­tle boy is herd­ing his geese. …

And it moves us all

In a cou­ple of days we’re going to move out of Gilling­ham. Fred­dy is start­ing his field­work in July, but we can’t stay till then because our ten­an­cy con­tract only allowed us to stay for a year or leave after 6 months. So we chose the sec­ond option. We will be in Hol­land until we …