About the authors…

Persephone Abbott, musician and writer, lives in The Netherlands.  Born in America, she left to live in Europe at a young age to pursue a life different than what she could have otherwise experienced.  She currently writes about modern life in the historical center of Gouda in her blog, The Sweet Bag of the Bee.  Multilingual, ever curious, she describes her view on life “abroad” when not working on other writing and poetry projects.  

 

Vinita Salomé has been enchanted with the art of photography as far back as she can remember. For Vinita, the camera is an important means to capture the moment, a moment then suspended in time, to produce a perspective for future contemplation and renewal. Vinita’s strong impulse to feel at home in a cross cultural heritage (she’s lived in many countries) is the base for her remarkable sense of feeling when photographing cities and landscapes. In her successful family photography practice, Vinita interacts with participants to produce an opportunity for them to have a third eye in the mix, offering a different view of family dynamics and love. 

 

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Love, Joy and Hope

Nancy waited for her child to be born in Gouda.  The baby turned in her stomach and eased a stitch towards birth. She looked forward to gently pinching […]

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Harvesting Gouda

It’s a big nostalgic isn’t it? Going back to a place you once called home, cultivating memories. We all do this when possible. People say, “I’d just like […]

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Cobblestones from Gouda

  Julius was meant to write something intelligent about the elections in America. Instead he wanted to write a poem about the murky water in a canal. The […]

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Gouda to Leiden: Fancy Ring

  Nancy, when asked what she would like to have, had requested the aquamarine ring upon death. And death had come, and Nancy no longer wished to collect […]

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Rotterdam to Gouda: Return to Base

  The mountaineering expedition, on the third attempt, had been a resounding success. Sam stared moodily out of the train window. It wasn’t that he wanted to climb […]

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Amsterdam to Gouda: Let You and Your Dharma Grow

“The seagulls in Amsterdam sound a lot like cows,” Iris thought that night as she rode her cranky Dutch chariot back to Gouda. “They moo.”  Iris, a member […]

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Hungary to Gouda: One Part Sausage

  His grandmother sat across from Ambrus and shifted the sausages in her handbag. They were on their way to visit Aunt Duci in Gouda, and they were […]

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Being Un-Dutchable

The Bee’s Tour with Vinita loves books, and as we are shortly looking forward to releasing our second book, A Sample of Gouda, we’ve chosen to honor other […]

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It’s About the Oranges

The Bee’s Tour with Vinita loves books, and as we are shortly looking forward to releasing our second book, A Sample of Gouda, we’ve chosen to honor other books by […]

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Those Dutch Clogs

The Bee’s Tour with Vinita loves books, and as we are shortly looking forward to releasing our second book, A Sample of Gouda, we’ve chosen to honor other books by […]

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