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My temporary house

I have been living in my new temporary house for a week at the time of writing this. It is lovely. It is filled with all the things of other people. Books most of all. I do miss my own things. My own books, my own albums, cd’s. My own clothes, make-up, art works for on the wall. It is stuck in some company on 15 m3.

I don’t want to loose all that. A big part of my life. My old work!

Well, i don’t know how the future will look for me. I hope it won’t be that bad. But i can not be sure of course.

Enjoy your weekend. Salute!

Published on October 15, 2021 at 6:00 by

Keto minestrone


  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 3 fat gloves of garlic, cut in slices
  • 250 gram bacon
  • 1 fennel, diced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 2 large peppers, diced
  • stem of broccoli. diced
  • 100 grams green beans, sliced in three
  • 4 spring onions, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 1 can of tomato, cut up
  • 15 grams basil, torn up
  • 15 grams of dille, diced
  • chicken stock, 2 liters, you can use any type you like, i used cubes


  1. Put the onions in a large pan with olive oil, add the bacon after a minute or so. Put the lid on the pan and let it bake for a couple of minutes
  2. Add the carrot, fennel, bell pepper, peppers, broccoli stem, green beans, spring onions and tomato, let it simmer for around 10 minutes
  3. Add the stock, let simmer for half an hour
  4. Add the basil and dill
  5. Ready to serve!

I put two servings in a jar with a top and set those in the fridge to keep it fresh. In the pan i left two servings for tomorrow.

Published on October 13, 2021 at 6:00 by


Disgust (Middle French: desgouster, from Latin gustus, “taste”) is an emotional response of rejection or revulsion to something potentially contagious or something considered offensive, distasteful, or unpleasant. In The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals, Charles Darwin wrote that disgust is a sensation that refers to something revolting. Disgust is experienced primarily in relation to the sense of taste (either perceived or imagined), and secondarily to anything which causes a similar feeling by sense of smell, touch, or vision.

Published on October 12, 2021 at 6:00 by

My weekly schedule

To be honest, i don’t fully remember what i did last Monday. I might have gone out and emptied the compost bin. Pretty sure i did that. After that i walked back home through the park. I set the compost bin downstairs and went on to the supermarket. Other than that, i read, watched youtube, a bit of tv. Monday it is Silent Witness time. Enjoyed that.

I went outside and walked into the centre and brought back a book to the library. I ate some Turkish meat with garlic and hot sauce. I walked up to Spirit where i sat down and had a small plate of food and read a newspaper, the Trouw. I went home taking the bus.

This day i did a rare thing, i went to the cinema. Dune is a movie which has been on my radar for two years or so. The day before i walked past a cinema and the thought came up to see if there was one just starting. It wasn’t. But the thought stuck and the next day i went to another cinema at 13:00 and enjoyed watching this movie. A bit much, lots of sound and big big space ships and vast desert vistas. But i have the Dune books for around forty years and reread them multiple times. I felt happy when i walked out of the cinema.

In the afternoon i took a shower, washed my hair. Nothing much more.

In the morning i walked to the garden and drank a cup of tea. After that i went to Spirit once again, drank coffee and had osawa cake. Not entirely fitting with my keto diet, it is more of a guilty pleasure. In the evening i watched Gardener’s World!

In the morning i walked to the Harvest Market. The weather was good, but i knew rain was predicted for the afternoon. Around one i went back home. I watched Tinker Taylor Soldier Spy late in the afternoon early in the evening.

Today its a slow day. I did went out to go to the AH to get some things to eat. But stayed at home the rest of the day.

This week Thursday 7 October i will move to another place. It is only ten minutes away from where i am living now. I can stay there for around six months. Not too expensive. And it is a place where i live by myself. Looking forward to that. Really!

Published on October 4, 2021 at 6:00 by