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Made with love by Sieske Valk 2019 ©

December 15, 2016

When we were looking for a new home with our feline family member, people were recommending us houses with cat flaps. Now, I’m not the biggest fan of these tiny doors, but when we found our new home with a garden we thought: mèh, maybe there’s something to it. This way we don’t have to act like Saint Peter fifty times a day and Lewis won’t wake us up early in the morning for a pee because he can go out himself. Now one week later, the cat flap has been sealed shut as Lewis is recovering from his...

December 14, 2016

A few weeks ago, a fellow entrepreneur and good friend  asked me if I had any tips to fight insomnia. She asked Sies the professional relaxer: as a yoga teacher, you are expected to always be in a blissful state of peace. Little did she know that Sies - the person - also struggled with insomnia just over a year ago. Nights went by as I laid down in bed to sleep, only to realise a few hours later that I was in fact not sleeping but had been thinking about stuff the whole time. Breathing at a pace...

November 13, 2016

It was my last day in Amsterdam; Very busy, cycling from south to west to central and back again when an open bridge forced me to stop and enjoy the moment. Engines from cars were switched off and there was silence. The sun broke through a blanket of heavy clouds when a lady on a bicycle stopped next to me with her music on stereo. For once it wasn’t hip hop or aggressive hard-core music which was disrupting the silence. While we were all calmly watching the boats pass and the bridge lower down...

October 27, 2016

<<<Go to Input = Output I

A few years after adjusting Lewis’ diet to a more feline appropriate dry food, I became the lucky owner of an elderly diva, named Dana (called Daantje or Dana Banana), an IBD-kitty (Inflammatory Bowel Disease), a disease which rejects food she wasn’t meant eating (according to the body) by vomiting or diarrhoea. She was a rescue living in the clinic I worked in and in need of a home for her last week, month or what turned out to be almost a year; for some reason sh...

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