About me & contact

Should you want to contact me privately, you can do so via the form at the bottom of this page or via e-mail at: bookestherblog@gmail.com.

Want to know more about me? Here goes:

Officially I am Dutch and I live and work in the Netherlands, but I grew up in Israel and Germany and hate to pin my identity to one nationality;
I’m very happily married to my soulmate & the love of my life;
I’m a working mother, I have a son and a daughter born at the very beginning of this 21st century and I try to blog whenever inspiration strikes;
I have two cats;
I have a cool family (as in parents and siblings);
I speak 3 languages fluently but my favourite language is English;
I have loved Richard Armitage ever since I saw North & South on DVD in the spring of 2006;
I have loved Colin Firth ever since he appeared on my TV screen in the fall of 1995 as Mr. Darcy;
I love Roman Holiday, it’s the movie that made me fall in love with movies;
I loved Gregory Peck when everyone else loved Duran Duran and Wham;
I love all things Jane Austen;
I hold a very special place in my heart for David Bowie – heroes live on forever;
I have two absolute favourite books: To Kill a Mockingbird (which I first read at 15) and Jane Eyre (which I first read in simplified form at 9 and later in my teens “properly”).

This blog is about all these things that I love and more. I could write about politics and the environment and real life troubles and although I sometimes do, mostly I don’t want to! So, I guess this blog can be viewed as escapsist in a way. On the other hand: movies, tv shows, books, Colin Firth and Richard Armitage are real, aren’t they?

9 thoughts on “About me & contact

    1. Er…. OK, I’ll try this. 🙂 Not sure how soon I can do this (pretty busy today in any case). Question: do I have to nominate the 5-11 bloggers? Won’t they already have done this? I don’t want to burden anyone else and as I’m new to all of this I don’t know that many bloggers…


  1. Esther, it’s meant to be fun and to learn a little bit about fellow bloggers. Definitely not meant to pressure you. I nominated you as a compliment but only do it if you have the time and inclination. I think I had my first nomination for two weeks before I got it done 🙂

    I had a hard time finding people I knew who hadn’t already been nominated so I think it’s fine if you skip that part. If you just answer the questions we’ll learn a little more about you. If you search the tag “Liebster Award” you’ll get to know some of your fellow bloggers a bit more.


    1. Oh, I don’t mind answering the questions, they sound fun! Just a little iffy on nominating others. I will definitely check out the Liebster award tag…. Thanks for the nomination, Richardtreehouse. 🙂

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  2. Just to poke in here, I also just answered the questions. I was delighted to be nominated, but like a few others, bloggers I would have nominated, already were tagged- so answer the q’s and have fun if you fee like it.


    1. Danke, danke, danke! Ich gehe auf Untersuchung aus. Glaub nicht, dass ich dahin kann (ich sehe, dass es im Süden von Belgien ist – mindestens 3 Stunden fahren und wenig Zeit im Terminkalender) aber wer weiss… 🙂 Auf jeden Fall herzlichen Dank für diese Info!!!

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