mum of 2 sets of twins trying to leave a positive footprint


  • The Write Future

    Amazing every day facts and insights about sustainability and environmental issues written by a mother of two pairs of twins who aims to leave a positive footprint


  • James Bond in Scotland!

    James Bond Scotland!

    Yesterday we came back from a lovely family break in the Northern part of the UK. Of course we took the kids to (many) castles, the Lake District (beautiful!)... Read more

    Posted on 08 April 2013 ENVIRONMENT
  • Earth Hour 2013

    Yesterday at 8.30pm all over the world people switched off their lights for 60 minutes to join Earth Hour 2013. My kids are fully aware of the necessity and... Read more

    Posted on 24 March 2013 ENVIRONMENT
  • Stunning Tiger

    Stunning Tiger

    Every year the National Geographic has a photo contest and this years winner (in the categories Grand-Winner and also Nature) is Ashley Vincent with this... Read more

    Posted on 15 March 2013 ENVIRONMENT
  • Wings of Waste

    Wings Waste

    My son is so fascinated with airplanes, flying and pilots that whatever computer, laptop, Ipad or Ipod I fire up, it will always show planes if he has been the... Read more

    Posted on 08 March 2013 ENVIRONMENT
  • Farewell Green Pope I

    Farewell Green Pope

    I don't agree with some of his ideas but the today resigned Pope Benedict XVI has been the most green Pope so far. From placing photovoltaic cells in the main... Read more

    Posted on 28 February 2013 ENVIRONMENT
  • Honey, I Shrunk the Building!

    When we were living in Tokyo I worked in an office building in the Akasaka area. During the cherry blossom time it was the best place to be: rows and rows of... Read more

    Posted on 20 February 2013 ENVIRONMENT
  • "The Value of an Educated Daughter"

    My 10 year old daughter is fully intrigued by the story of Malala, the Pakistani girl who was shot by the Taliban because she was fighting for the right of... Read more

    Posted on 11 February 2013 ENVIRONMENT
  • Water Powered Singing

    Water Powered Singing

    I'm not known for my singing skills. I've tried all genres and locations; nursery songs in Holland, Karaoke in Tokyo, disco in a car -with open windows- in... Read more

    Posted on 06 February 2013 ENVIRONMENT
  • Beautiful Earth (on Fire!)

    Do you want to see something special and beautiful? Watch this NASA movie of the earth by night. I especially think its amazing that you can see the border of... Read more

    Posted on 27 January 2013 ENVIRONMENT
  • Golden Green Porsche

    Golden Green Porsche

    Is your excuse for not having a Porsche that it's just an environment unfriendly machine? (Even though your bank manager can come up with another valid... Read more

    Posted on 19 January 2013 ENVIRONMENT
  • If You Can't Be Good...

    Can't Good...

    you can create some energy! I guess most people will -by now- have given up on their New Year's Resolutions of dieting and exercising. Read more

    Posted on 10 January 2013 DIET & WEIGHT, HEALTH
  • Happy, Healthy, Green and Sustainable 2013!

    Happy, Healthy, Green Sustainable 2013!

    Every year should start with a list of proper New Year resolutions, so here we go! Even if you decide to only take up one of the 10 suggested New year... Read more

    Posted on 31 December 2012 ENVIRONMENT
  • The Landfill Harmony

    Cateura is a the small town in Paraguay, build on top of a landfill where families are poor, and kids face challenges such as drugs and gangs. Read more

    Posted on 16 December 2012 ENVIRONMENT
  • An Inspiring Teenager (and an Idea for the Christmas Holidays?)

    My sister sent me the link of the story of this amazing boy Kelvin from Sierra Leone. He lives in a remote village with hardly any electricity. Kelvins tries... Read more

    Posted on 09 December 2012 ENVIRONMENT, PHILOSOPHY
  • Hottest Month(s) Ever

    Hottest Month(s) Ever

    Just in case you are wondering how we are doing with changing our climate well here is an article to warm you up (as well). Below is an extract from an article... Read more

    Posted on 29 November 2012 ENVIRONMENT
  • Second Call for Your Phone!

    Ever wondered what to do with an old cell phone? In the current market you get a new device every year and even your kids can only handle so many to play with o... Read more

    Posted on 22 November 2012 ENVIRONMENT
  • Greenest Olympics Ever!

    Greenest Olympics Ever!

    Today the Commission for a Sustainable London 2012 presented their report on the sustainability of the "greenest Olympic Games" ever. Read more

    Posted on 15 November 2012 ENVIRONMENT
  • Sky Bar with Pool Table

    with Pool Table

    Sometimes I bump -by sheer coincident- into a brilliant recycled product. And for the product I found today, the only question left is: which one shall I... Read more

    Posted on 08 November 2012 HOME
  • Sandy, is There a Link?

    Sandy, There Link?

    Horrible to see the devastation, damage and sadness the storm Sandy has caused over the last week in the Caribbean and North America. Read more

    Posted on 31 October 2012 ENVIRONMENT
  • Tricky Question!

    Tricky Question!

    Coming Saturday the clock will be moved one hour.... Can you answer this directly? I remember that last year I figured out an easy way to remember it, but I... Read more

    Posted on 24 October 2012 SELF EXPRESSION