Random things to know about me…



First of all : thanks for stopping by and thanks for taking a few minutes of your precious time to read these random things you should now about me. Funny things, silly things, life-changing things,… things that made me who I am today…

At 5 I chopped a lock of my hair as there was gum stuck in it. I tried to disguise it from my mother, but of course she found out (was it the spikey hair I suddenly had that gave me away?!)… This is one of my first childhood memories and you can read the entire story here

At 6 I cried as I didn’t want our Spain holiday to end.

At 8 ‘Music’ from John Miles was my favorite song… read the post I wrote about it here

Between the ages of 11 and 16 ‘My darling villain’ by Lynne Reid Banks was my favorite novel. I got it from the library I don’t know how many times, but never owned it myself until I was in my early thirties, when I (having a nostalgic mood) ordered a second hand copy on Amazon.com. Now I am the proud owner of a teenage romance novel.

When I got home from school at my 16th birthday, I came home to the tunes of ‘Sixteen candles’ by The Crests, as my dad had put on the record the moment I came in. I still remember this vividly… thank you daddy, still love you for it !

At 17 I shouted ‘I love you Bryan’ at the top of my lungs during the live act from Bryan Adams at Rock Werchter, a music festival in Belgium. I guess he never heard me… (read my story about that wonderful day here!)

Also at 17 I started watching the Australian soap Neighbours… It still is my guilty pleasure!

At 18 I danced with my mum on the tunes of ‘Lambada’ by Kaoma. To this day I am still amazed we didn’t fall as we did the tipsy version… I’ll never forget the fun we had ! Love you mum!

I must have been about 20 when I first bought a Maeve Binchy novel. Now, nearly 25 years later, I own 23 books of her… You could say I am addicted to her writing style!

At 22 I married the love of my life, Peter. Months before the big day  I was trying on my wedding gown. In the dressing room, the song my fiancé and I had chosen for our first dance, was aired the moment I had my gown on. “Bridge over troubled water” from Simon and Garfunkel (it had to be the ‘live at Central Park’ version of course !) was our song. There has been a lot of troubled water in our marriage, mainly due to the illness of my husband (kidney failure). But what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger… and our love for each other really is strong. Peter, I love you to the moon and back…


Just after being married, it was the birth of my 2 all-time favorite television shows : Friends and the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. Lately I was at Lyme Park (read about it in this travelpost!), where the famous “Mr Darcy comes out of the water”-scene was filmed… No Mr Darcy though, but the place certainly impressed me !


My daughter Charlotte was born when I was 24. A few years later, when I was 28, my son Stef was born. And for my 31st birthday I got a special gift… my youngest daughter, Elizabeth. I love my kids to bits… I’m so proud of them !

At 33 I went on a city trip to Milan with my two sisters… we’ve got a fantastic bond and we do regular outings just the three of us. No city is safe when we’re out and about ! Love you Maggy, love you Cindy… let’s have much more fun together !


At 37, I became an auntie for the 11th time (and godmother for the 1st time !). All my nieces and nephews have a special place in my heart and I love the many family moments we share… read my thoughts about a family-quote here

Also at 37 my married life got a new boost as my husband finally got a kidney transplant after 4 years of dialysis and years of no normal family life… Now every year we remember the guy who died to save my husband. It was a young man of only 28 years old who will be missed by his relatives. May he rest in peace…  We thank his family from the bottom of our hearts for giving permission to donate his organs ! They cannot imagine how this changed our lives. Their son lives on in my husband… With this I want to raise awareness for organ donation… Please consider donating organs. You cannot imagine how many people have a chance to a better life because of organ donation ! You can read our life-changing story here

At 43 I took my youngest daughter and my two nieces to a One Direction concert. They danced all night to the best songs ever and I am glad I was part of that !

Life goes on… who knows what other random bits and pieces are still waiting to be added to this list… I am as curious as you are…

Love, Kathleen

18 thoughts on “Random things to know about me…

    fromdreamtoplan said:
    December 12, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    Hi! Happy to have found your blog! I love the layout, the style the content…everything! I’ve read some of your posts and I can’t wait to read more! Looking forward to following you 🙂

    Lisa | http://www.fromdreamtoplan.net/

    Liked by 1 person

      kaybe610 responded:
      December 12, 2016 at 7:40 pm

      Oh thank you so much Lisa for this lovely comment!! You’ve made my day 😀 Have a lovely evening wherever you are! x Love, Kathleen


        fromdreamtoplan said:
        December 12, 2016 at 11:23 pm

        My pleasure! Thank you! 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

    thatlittlegirl said:
    June 23, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    Hi Kathleen! I nominate you to the Liebster Award @ https://thelittlegirlaround.wordpress.com/2016/06/23/the-liebster-award-1/ Happy blogging to you!


    fulfillingdaydreamstonight said:
    November 3, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    Je hebt een heerlijke schrijfstijl en ik kijk ernaar uit meer te lezen! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

      kaybe610 responded:
      November 4, 2015 at 1:28 am

      Wat een fantastisch compliment!!! Bedankt en ik hoop dat de rest van mijn posts je ook een beetje kunnen smaken 🙂 Groetjes, Kathleen

      Liked by 1 person

    Vivaciouslifestylin said:
    October 29, 2015 at 10:19 pm
    Lindsay @ The Love Bungalow said:
    September 10, 2015 at 5:03 pm

    Thanks for the follow! I’m excited to catch up on your blog!

    Liked by 1 person

      kaybe610 responded:
      September 10, 2015 at 6:02 pm

      Oh thanks Lindsay ! 🙂


    fashionandstylepolice said:
    August 17, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    Love your blog Kathleen.

    Liked by 1 person

      kaybe610 responded:
      August 17, 2015 at 5:59 pm

      Thank you very much 🙂 always nice to hear !! Love, Kathleen

      Liked by 1 person

    cindy said:
    July 5, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    So sweet! Xxx


    cindy said:
    June 12, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    good luck! Hell yeah, you’ve your first follower :-)!


      cindy said:
      June 12, 2015 at 2:17 pm

      Sorry! You’ve GOT your first follower ;-)!


      kaybe610 said:
      June 12, 2015 at 4:58 pm

      thanks for the follow 🙂


        Petra said:
        June 26, 2015 at 9:14 am

        one more follower as from now on, me! 😉


        kaybe610 responded:
        June 26, 2015 at 9:20 am

        Ooohhh… thanks for the follow ! I hope you’ll like what you see on this blog…
        Love, Kathleen


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