My Christmas Decorations

My Christmas Decorations
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So today’s the 7th of December, and that means Belgians can officially get their Christmas decorations out. You know that whole thing about no Christmas about Thanksgiving? Well, that’s what Belgium has with Sinterklaas. And sure, I’ve had my decorations out for a little while now – only a little while, I promise! But at least […]

Belgian Traditions: Sinterklaas and Sint-Maarten

Belgian Traditions: Sinterklaas and Sint-Maarten
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If you’re 12 years or under, you should probably stop reading this post right about here. Or at the very least: you should be aware that Santa Clause does not come to Belgium. Well, not on Christmas Eve, at least. November 11th and December 6th, on the other hand? That’s when the real magic of Belgian December-traditions […]

Where to buy Bookish Gifts

Where to buy Bookish Gifts
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So last year, I spent an entire post on just bookish gifts. Now, naturally… Those weren’t all the bookish gifts I want. Or even that I would want, if only I knew they existed. But here’s the thing: while it’s easy to go on Amazon and find gifts that are bookish.. (Well, I say easy) It’s a […]

2017 Christmas chick-lit

2017 Christmas chick-lit
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Fun thing: this year, I’ve gotten the chance to read quite a few Christmas books before or as they came out. And what do you know – I pretty much loved all of them. So naturally – I had to include them. Especially for the book-lovers: a list of some 2017 Christmas chick-lit! 1. Hope at […]

Dutch Christmas songs

Dutch Christmas songs
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One of the absolute best things about Christmas? Has to be the music. As per the usual – we usually listen to US- and UK-songs. Either in their original version or in translation, there’s some great music to be heard. But then, of course, there’s the next category: actual Dutch Christmas songs. I was raised […]