Portrait of Zarina with her eyes closed

Reflections #24: A Month of Personal Growth and Healing

Once a month I write my personal review of the previous four weeks. Whilst this year has been mostly characterised by grief and sadness, this month I took my first steps into my healing process. Slowly starting to feel inspired again, today’s blog post includes some of my favourite photos and books from the last month. But also personal reflections and, as always, the list of films and series I’ve watched!

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Sint-Maarten // The Dutch Girl Tales #8

The Dutch Girl Tales #8: Sint-Maarten, het traumatische ‘tricks or treats’ feest uit mijn jeugd

On the first Sunday of the month I write a Dutch blog post. This week I’m sharing my ‘traumatic’ childhood experiences on Saint Martin’s Day. // Afgelopen Halloween zag ik tientallen Londense kinderen vol in de schmink en gehuld in de meest creatieve kostuums de huizen langsgaan om te trick-or-treating. Dit deed me denken aan mijn eigen jeugd toen ik met Sint-Maarten langs de huizen ging om lekkernij op te halen, waarbij er spontaan allerlei herinneringen naar boven kwamen…

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