Picking our own fruit!


Earlier this week me and my sister Naomi visited a pick your own fruit and veg garden in Amsterdam called “Fruittuin van West” which translates to fruit garden from west. At the entrance we were greeted by a friendly girl who explained which fruits  were ripe enough to be harvested. This included: apples, red berries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries and strawberries!
As kids we once visited another farm, where it was only possible to harvest apples and pears. I don’t remember a lot about that day, but I do know that it was an amazing experience as a kid. ​Moreover, that day inspired me to have my own fruit and veggie patch somewhere in the future.

Overall we had a great day at the fruit garden. The weather was nice, the fruit that we could find tasted great and it felt very relaxing! However, in the future I wouldn’t visit this kind of farm in the middle of August. Because now we were too late for picking cherries and most of the strawberries and raspberries but, too early for pears and corn. Even though, I will definitely visit this garden again I do want to try out some other ones as well. Maybe then I will be able to pick my own pears! I have a great pear jam recipe and I can’t wait to share it with you.  🙂

Love Life,


So you probably won’t believe how stoked I was to be able to pick my own berries! However, even though it finally felt like summer in the Netherlands we noticed that our timing wasn’t that amazing after all…
A lot of rasp-, and strawberries were already harvested by others or not ripe enough to be picked. Luckily, we could still find some great pieces of fruit! We mostly picked apples and red berries since there were plenty. The ripe red berries looked so pretty in the sunlight between all the green branches. They kind of looked liked rubies in my opinion, I had to take a picture.

An introduction: 25 facts about me


Welcome to the first blogpost of Lovin’ Life. To keep things nice and easy I would like to introduce myself by giving you 25 facts about me. Let’s get started!

  1. My name is Maxime
  2. I was born on the 14th of July 1997
  3. I live in a village near Amsterdam
  4. The Hague is my favorite city in the Netherlands
  5. As a child my favorite colour was blue
  6. Now, my favorite colour is Burgundy red
  7. The first perfume I fell in love with is Code by Giorgio Armani
  8. I love to wear red lipstick
  9. Lipstick makes me feel empowered
  10. Eleven is a special number for me, because me and my boyfriend have been together since the 11th of December 2013
  11. Christmas is my favorite holiday
  12. I see myself as a major foodie ( probs why I love Christmas)
  13. However, I try to have a balanced diet
  14. I find it difficult to list 25 facts about myself
  15. I have a dog and her name is Gaya
  16. I love going on walks
  17. Cappuccino is my favorite kind of coffee
  18. I have seen the movie trilogy The Mummy at least a dozen times
  19. I have never travelled beyond the European border
  20. My family is super important to me
  21. Me and exercising have a love/hate relationship
  22. Cinnamon buns are my favorite kind of pastry
  23. I suck at math
  24. My little sister is my best friend
  25. I hope you will love reading my blog posts as much as I love writing them!

Woohoo, I managed to lists 25 facts about myself. I hope you found it interesting! Thank you so much for reading my first post. My social media pages are linked on the contact page, follow me in order to know when my next post will be live!

Love Life,