Scrambled eggs on a scrambled island

The night sky with all its twinkling stars is slowly fading. The night of fear has ended. Sun is on the rise. Never before have I been so relieved to witness a sunrise. It is time for Fajr, morning prayer. We have been protected during the night. The air is chilly and we hurdle up…

Diamonds in the sky

The connection works well thank God. Looking through messenger to see when people were last active, texting, receiving and answering. All safe so far. Can’t get a hold of Carmen and Bobby? Tom arrives. The relief when another one you know is safe and joins with the group. Murmurs and then another tremor. It does…

Where is he?

I run to our house, shines the light from my phone on our porch. It is dark and empty, house still standing. No one is there, H is not there. How can I find him, I don’t even know where the place that he is at. In the four-way intersection on the street I saw…

Gili Trawangan, Lombok August 5th 2018

I was feeling upset for some reason, sitting at home alone with the cat De-Nice. I was contemplaiting if I would go for a massage or stay home. After a while I decided to go for a massage after all. I put on an extra shirt because of the windy weather we had for the…

Only you hold the masterkey

Have you ever felt that you’ve been hurt, of course you have dah what a stupid question right?! By a partner, a best friend, a parent, it hurts the most when it comes from the people we love the most, from the people you couldn’t imagine would hurt you. Some people might have hurt you…

YOU inspire me, thank you!

Its been 84 years since I’ve seen that little red horse… and oh how I’ve missed her. It’s funny sometimes how some people just gets under your skin as soon as you lay eyes on them. It takes you less than five minutes to decide what this person is or could be to you. Life…

Ramadan, fasting for 29 days

3.30am almost sleepwalking out on the porch and in to the kitchen. Rice, chicken curry, eggs, noodles and water and a bowl for washing our hand, the right hand, before we eat. Rolling out the plastic carpet on the porch. It’s covered in a slightly psychedelic pattern of flowers and something that looks like wierd…

You are so brave… Am I?

Wow how brave of you to leave everything and go to Indonesia. You are so cool! I really wish that could do something like that as well. I also want to live on a paradise island and just chill all day. Sometimes people comment on the fact that I moved to Indonesia. Most of the…

A year later…

Like Alanis Morrisette’s last words of her song Ironic… Well, life has a funny way of sneaking up on you And life has a funny way of helping you out Helping you out. So a year ago I wrote: So the plan was to go to Cambodia a couple of weeks ago but no plan…

To early breakfast and boats!

A good friend Anders or Andy for people struggling to pronounce his name have been visiting Gili for the last 4-5 days! He is the first person coming visiting me and it was so nice to meet him again, especially here. He is such an amazing person with a brilliant mind and the biggest heart,…