A few days ago, I was browsing my local bookstore when the title and cover photo of this book got my attention. The Charm Bracelet by Viola Shipman is the story of a charm bracelet passed down from generation to generation; a story of love, forgiveness, memory and memories. I have a charm bracelet too. … More And This Is Why Charms Are Such An Amazing Gift…
Paris, 1999. My husband and I are having dinner at Spoon, one of Alain Ducasse’s restaurants near the Champs Elysees. Tom has a big announcement to make and is clearly excited. Tom: I got a job offer, you’ll never guess where! Me: …(I never did so fast forward…) Tom: Seoul, Korea! Me: …? Seoul, 2000. … More Food…glorious food. An expat’s musings.
My first novel was published, so Happy Birthday to the Polar Bear and the Palm Tree! It’s been quite a journey, thank you all who made this dream possible and supported me. Happy reading, Evelyne
Most beautiful memories I have from my life in Saudi Arabia are connected to the desert. When we were invited to join Prince Bandar for a falcon hunt followed by dinner in the desert, two hours outside of Riyadh, we could not say no. And what an experience it was! We were greeted by Saudi … More Desert Hospitality
A big thank you to this week’s contributor, my friend Malinda Quartel Coupe, who lives in Riyadh and is sharing her experience driving in the kingdom. June 24, 2018 marked the first day that females were allowed behind the wheel for the very first time (legally) in the history of this country. As a Dutch … More Saudi Arabia ~ History in the making