What is this about?
This blog is about a wide range of topics reflecting my personal interests. I am passionate about three things: food, friends and fantasy, which is also the tagline of this blog.
The fantasy part is reflected by the entertainment and book sections. In the entertainment section I write reviews of films and television series but also the video and board games I play, preferably with my friends. Online, I play The Lord of the Rings Online, The Elder Scrolls Online, Star Wars: The Old Republic and Guild Wars 2. I occasionally stream my game-play to my Facebook page. When I consume films and TV, I usually prefer watching science fiction and detectives. Besides the modern storytelling using moving pictures and games, I still have a weakness for books. I will read anything that looks interesting. I’m open for suggestions on Goodreads.
The other part of my blog focuses on life style. In Healthy Habits, I share my efforts getting healthy again, both physically and mentally, after a difficult time in my life. I hope my struggles and discoveries help other people to get up on their feet as well. My healthy habits go often hand-in-hand with efforts to reduce my carbon footprint on this planet. I am trying to go green and write about the progress I make here. Expect reviews of green items and my thoughts on various practices.
When my friends are over for board games or a movie night, I love to spoil them rotten with good food and delicious cake. In Glorious Food I will share the recipes they liked most with you.
I am a practising Roman Catholic living in the European Union. I sometimes can’t help myself blog about what is happening here on occasion, to add another perspective to a predominantly American blogosphere. I keep it light on purpose because I don’t want to be a ‘Catholic Blogger’, the world is so much bigger than that. I am not here to convert people, I hated it when people tried that when I wasn’t a Catholic and I still hate it now I am one.
In an attempt to comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), I have made an Impressum page which includes a statement of ownership and my policies. Likewise I have made a Comments Policy where I make an outline of the behaviour I expect on my blog.
This sounds silly to European ears, but since I know a significant number of my readers are from the United States and they expect some legal disclosure stuff. Here it goes.
I want to stress that the views and opinions expressed at this blog are mine, and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of any employer and/or other organisation I am affiliated with. Also, any content provided is my opinion, and neither intended as advice of any kind. I am not a doctor nor a lawyer.
My other disclosure isn’t required either by EU law, as far as I know, but I think it’s ethical regardless. I work for a charity that has non-profit status in the Netherlands (a ‘public benefit organisation’, or ANBI). I occasionally link to products in my blog via an affiliate link. They will receive a commission on products sold using these links. All affiliated links on my blog are marked by an asterisk (*) in bold.
When I recommend products and services on this blog, I usually don’t get paid for doing so. When I ever get sponsored for an honest review, the post will be marked as sponsored content. In all other cases I recommend products I have used myself and like them so much that I think others might like them too.