about me

Hi there,

I’m so glad you landed on my blog!

About me

Maggie is not my real name, but I’ve always loved the sound of it. I’m trying to keep this blog a bit anonymous, so that’s why I’m undercover. I do realize I have an internet trail a mile long, but I’m hoping the people I want to hide this blog for won’t dig that deep.

I was born in 1971, born and raised in The Netherlands. In 2019 my husband and I relocated to Curaçao. My three daughters are all grown-up (I’m not sure when that happened) and living on their own. I have worked as an accountant for several years and I’ve been a reporter/photographer for a local newspaper. Right now I try keep on top of the household chores and I’m also busy helping my husband to run his IT-business.

I’m a writer of romance novels in Dutch. My first novel was published in 2009 and several followed. I have also written stories for a series of concept novels.

Taking pictures is my second big passion. I got my first camera when I was twelve years old and I have been loving photography ever since. I didn’t have the money to really practice with it thought, but that changed when I got my first digital camera (a Canon 300D). Since then I have been taking a ridiculous amount of pictures. Currently I use a Canon 1200D (Rebel? I noticed it has a different name in the US) with a Canon 28-80 and a Tamron 50-200 lens. I also have a little Canon Ixus 105, that I use when I don’t feel like carrying around the big camera. To edit my pictures I use Gimp.

Inspired by bloggers like Soulemama I started knitting and sewing (again) in 2006. In fact I started my first English blog to share the things I’ve made. Sadly my knitting has been very slow over the last few years due to arthritis in my hands, but I still love it. Sewing has been also been slow, mainly because I lack the time (or the perseverence to make time for it), but I miss it and want to get back to it.