Thursday, July 09, 2020

Blog & Me


In the very early hours of Thursday 2 July 2020 this blog reached another milestone. Since the start of the blog in September 2012 there have been 700.000 views. Of course in the first years I didn’t really do much with the blog, so it didn’t attract a lot of visitors. But more people visit […]

My book collection rearranged

It took me most of the weekend, but my bookcases finally look better again. They’re still somewhat full unfortunately, but everything that I want to keep is inside, and no longer on the floor or on top, or … However I have taken out several piles of books that I don’t want to keep. Hopefully […]


Royal News June 2020

1 June The Bhutanese Royal Court issued several gorgeous photos of King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema with their two sons. The name of the second son is to become public in a few days time. The photos were made to commemorate the 30th birthday of the Queen on the 4th of […]

10th wedding anniversary – Daniel & Victoria

Today 10 years ago it was the wedding day of Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Daniel Westling. I have lovely memories of that day, and I hope I will come back to Sweden one day, as it has been too long. It has just been raining gorgeous photos of the couple taken by Elisabeth […]


The Museumhuis van Eysinga – A pleasant surprise

It is quite a special experience having a museum nearly for yourself. At the moment you have to buy a ticket beforehand, so you never know. It was my very first visit to one of the Museumhuizen of the Vereniging Hendrick de Keyser, and honestly I wouldn’t mind visiting more of them, as it was […]

The Princessehof of Maria Louise (2)

My first museum visits after the start of the covid-19 crisis were happily a good experience. While the terraces and streets in the city centre of Leeuwarden, The Netherlands, in the afternoon were too packed to my liking – it was great weather – I went off to see two museums, and afterwards had a […]

Media & Co.

New royal and noble books – November 2020

For more new books about royalty see: History of Royal Women Rosvall Royal Books Royal Book News The World of Royalty Van Hoogstraten Online UNITED KINGDOM Author: Don Matzat. Title: Katherine Parr. Queen, Sinner, Survivor. Opportunist, Queen, Reformer. A theological perspective. Publication: 15 November 2020 by Amberley Publishing. Language: English. UNITED KINGDOM Author: Nathen Amin. […]

New royal and noble books – October 2020

For more new books about royalty see: History of Royal Women Rosvall Royal Books Royal Book News The World of Royalty Van Hoogstraten Online DENMARK Authors: Bo Østlund and Henriette Wittrup. Title: Frederik. En magisk rejse gennem Kronprinsens liv (Frederik. A magical journey through the crown prince’s life). Publication: 2 October 2020 by Forlaget Heatherhill. […]


Me and Máximas alfajores

Baking cookies thus far wasn’t a huge success, but after seeing the recipe of Queen Máxima of the Netherlands – or rather her mother Maria del Carmen Cerruti – for Argentinian alfajores, I gave it another try. Being warned by others I only used half of all ingredients. Máxima and her family clearly needed a […]

Royal recipes (2)

Royal cooking is a welcome subject for many people. There are several cookbooks with royal recipes, and even some royals wrote one themselves, or cooperated. Many royals love to cook themselves. Adriansen, Inge, Britta Andersen, Marie Aaberg Andersen, Bodil Møller Knudsen (ed.): Fyrstelige Måltider (Princely Meals) (Gammel Estrup, 2018) Ali, Meera and Karam Puri: Dining […]

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