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.


If you want to learn more about me, visit my bio. If you want to contact me, you can use my contact form.


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.

General Disclosure

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.

Financial Disclosure

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.