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By Marlene | Published: 25. August 2015
Spruced-Tomorrow1 Tomorrow. Tomorrow I’ll write something for the blog again. After I’ve answered these 13 emails. And edited all of the pictures that my computer insists are cramming the hard drive. After I’ve called the Telekom. And have dropped off the forms to get a kindergarten voucher. And have paid a visit to my accountant. After I’ve posted something pretty [...]
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By Marlene | Published: 7. April 2014
Spruced-Kaftan-Rodebjer The idea of running around on the beach halfnaked made me feel more than a little queasy before our holiday. Wearing a bikini is not on my top 10 list of favourite activities anyway. So how would it feel with a massive belly? My safety net: this kaftan from Rodebjer, which doesn’t just cover the bump but the two metric tons of Rittersport whole almonds [...]

10 days in thailand

By Marlene | Published: 30. March 2014
Spruced-Koyao-Island-Resort1 „Let’s go away one more time.“ I can’t remember who said it first. Probably me. We were sitting on the couch at Christmas, stuffed, happy and thrilled about what the new year would bring. And because so much of what was coming was going to bring huge changes, we suddenly had this idea of escaping to a beach somewhere – before beach holidays would [...]

lazy island life

By Marlene | Published: 28. March 2014
Spruced-Koyao-Island-Resort-Terrace-View Sleep, eat, swim, nap, swim, eat, swim, sleep. Repeat. This what our days have looked like since we arrived on Koh Yao Noi. This has been incredibly easy to get used to. Much as I could get used to waking up to the above view every morning, which is what I see when I open the terrace doors. And the fact that I can get by for a week with roughly three pieces [...]