How (not) to clean a green dirty pond!

Do you have a green pond that looks pretty dead? Our pond did. Every month we fished out either a dead fish or a dead frog. The water color became worse and worse even when playing the filter continuously. Having a tiny little bit of OCD I couldn’t bear not knowing what was in the […]

Budapest Citytrip: How we went away for 6 days – for free!

How to find the cheapest Airfares We are lucky to have found the cheapest way of travel. My travel club was able to get me tickets from Brussels to Budapest at only 100 USD (70 euro at the time of booking) with Brussels Airlines (business airline, not a low-cost one), an airfare including 23kg luggage […]

9 quotes defining my threenager

1) Am I pretty? Wondering and asking at least three times a day, while spending ages in front of the mirror, asking if her hair looks pretty… slowing down at windows checking her reflection. 2) Leave me alone! Out of the blue disappears mocking and stops responding to questions only vocalising she wants to be […]

Point + Shoot: Busy in Bruges

The overwhelming topic of the weekend was our first bed and breakfast booking in our room at the top of the house. You can read all about it here (it includes travel vouchers!). Friday was all about cleaning, still putting the last items of the house in order, ready to welcome the first guests. Loads […]

Our first AirBnB booking

We got listed on AirBnB last week and already got our first couple of guests. If you don’t yet know AirBnB and you want to book at our or any other families house for your next holiday click here www.airbnb.com you’ll get 22 euro travel credit (but only if you book through this link). AirBnB is a […]

Bruges surroundings by Bike: Ryckevelde Castle

Ryckevelde forest and castle is exactly 4km by bike from our bed and breakfast. A doable distance for a cycling trip with the toddler on the back seat without her getting to cold. The forest domain has a very versatile network of paths. Cyclist, horses and pedestrians are catered for, but there are also signs indicating the walking trails […]

7 tips for taking a toddler to the theater

On Monday we blogged about our mother child theater date which was brilliant so I want to give you my 7 tips on how to select a performance suitable to go to with a 3 year old. 1. Choose an accessible show As I mentioned in previous post, the intention is to go see a performance aimed […]

Point + Shoot: 5 things defining a weekend of Single Mum and child

Whomever follows us on Instagram may have noticed we had quite a busy weekend. 1. Baking pumpkin pie We tested home made and biological breakfast options for the Bed and breakfast and made delicious bread rolls of which you can find the recipe here and we also made a pumpkin cake. 2. Sewing waldorf dolls for charity […]

A benefit of being a single mum: enjoying knee deep

Culture is as food for my soul Culture is as food for my soul. A good theater play, movie or concert has the most relaxing effect. It distracts your focus from every day problems and lifts your energy. It gives you something to talk about before and after that is different then regular chit chat. […]

Bruges surroundings: The beach at ‘De Haan’

The Belgian Beach is lovely on a winter day.  With all shops closed on Sunday – except on the Belgian coast – it’s a favourite destination for locals for a winter walk. Between half term in Fall, and the Easter holiday dogs are allowed on the Beach and you can enjoy horse riding as well […]