Tell us a little about yourself:

I’m Dutch, but have lived in 7 different countries, so not really sure what I am really. I’m married to a Brit who got fed up with Holland so we moved to Cheltenham in 2017, so far a great move. I have 2 boys (6 and 12) who love being here as well, and are now rather British. 

You get a rare night off in front of the TV; Netflix time. What are you going to watch?

It’s gotta be any gangster movie. Favourite is Casino. 

Cats or dogs?

Cats and dogs. Had 2 cats in Ireland that moved with me to Holland, Spain, Holland and England.  And as of last year we have a labradoodle named Truffle. 

The hospitality gods grant you a week off, but only to a destination you have not visited before, where are you going to go?

Oh man, what to choose. Probably Japan to try some real sushi 

Your best friend(s) are coming to town for the weekend. What and where is on the itinerary to eat, drink, and do?

Eat – Bhoomi, Drink – Charlton King Wine Bar, Do – show them the hills (as they are nonexistent in Holland)

If you could go back in time, what era and place most interests you, and who would you want to meet?

Cold war, Berlin, and have a chat with Gorbachev 

Are you spiritual or practical? Will everything just work itself out, or do you have to make a list to make it happen?

My motto is “we’ll see what happens”, not sure which category that falls under 😁

Was school really the best time of your life?

High school in the US for sure was.

What do you want for Christmas?

No quarantine, haven’t been back to Holland for so long and am running out little Dutch flags for my pancakes 😯

What’s your death row meal? (starter/main/dessert/drink)

Oysters / Steak / Sorbet / Whiskey