components of board game Colt Express with wild west and train theme

Fun board games during a lockdown


Save the world together, fight zombies, escape from an escape room, rob a train in the Wild West or share your darkest fantasies with each other. Every single one of these board games are perfect to play during a lockdown.

Versailles secrets

Fascinating Versailles


With lots of pleasure I have watched the first season of the BBC series Versailles. An entertaining portrayal of the Louis XIV court with an abundance of intrigues and affaires. From an historical point of view certainly not a reliable eyewitness account, but definitely proof that the palace of Versailles is a place that still fascinates many people. An excellent occasion to shine a light on some of the most remarkable aspects of the real Versailles.


Back to the nineties


In many ways I am all for the conveniences of modern technology. But sometimes I think back with nostalgia to how it used to be growing up in the nineties. No smartphones, no Google, no You Tube, but instead a lot of personal contact, hanging out in the library and compact cassettes!

Still Alice review

Still Alice


Still Alice is an intriguing book about an intellectual woman who is diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s disease. The movie adaptation sadly disappoints.

Dark Times quote

The Quote: Dark Times


This beautiful song by Strand of Oaks stirs up a lot of emotions for me. The words written by Timothy Showalter help me convince that I am strong enough to conquer the darkness from my past.

Peaky Blinders

Bloody good


Raw, grim, ruthless and brutal; those are the words to perfectly describe British series Peaky Blinders about a gangster family in 1920’s Birmingham. These are definitely not the sophisticated aristocratic twenties that are portrayed in Downton Abbey. No, these are the real roaring twenties from the street.