Mile's family and Pieter from Belgium. On the table a meal fitting Breughel. Home made sourkraut, pork and potatoes. To be flushed away with either rakia, beer or wine. The whole day had been occupied with the butchering. Hard work if you consider the temperature and the weight of the animals. They had been born in spring. They walked around on the terrain for the whole year and have been fed only natural ingredients. The mother spawned 13 piglets. All had been sold except what was kept for personal consumption. This cooperation and the feasting afterward one sees whatever they do together. Sitting together at the end of the day comes with a lot of socialising. All the elderly walk in and join in whatever conversation. Always a little jesting a little remembering and at our adress a lot of questions. How is it going? What are you building?
The adventure of dreaming and following dreams in buying land in Croatia. Designing an Eko resort in an unknown country, while getting to know new friends and developing initiative from scratch. A challenge, the more so because I love Leiden and my life there too. For my wife Barbara, our son Nol and me learning a new language and a new life will occupy the next years to come.