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Beer is cool?

Dear IkPassers, our 40 days have been over for a while. I'll be honest: at the start of this second campaign I was full of confidence and not drinking went…
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Final

When I participated in IkPas for the very first time two years ago, I counted down the days until it was over. Literally and figuratively. I couldn't wait for the…
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Taboo or not taboo

This week I am writing my sixth blog for Ik Pas. Next week the last one, 'le grand finale'. I signed up with the organization to write the blogs. On…
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Reset

Two years ago, my cardiologist once suggested not drinking for 6-8 weeks in order to measure the effect of alcohol on my arrhythmias. I looked at him with concern, apparently, because he…
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Jesus

I'm sure when you read the title you thought for a moment: "Huh, what is this about again?". Don't worry, I'm certainly not going to preach the gospel.…
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Five stars

A few years ago my friend Beatrijs* really had to take a break. Alone, without her children, she went to a Five Star Resort (her own words) for 6 weeks…
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To elect

Last week's election results had a lot to do with it. Disbelief, confirmation, trembling and euphoria are sweeping the land. Politics is discussed in all sorts of places: work is all about…
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Tea for every moment

Tea sommelier Barbara Veldhuizen gives tips for tea for every moment of the day for every mood. Tea has an infinite variety. From the purest tea to surprising blends.…
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Sports and alcohol

A familiar image. Beers on the bar in the sports canteen after the exciting game. Athletes and supporters talking loudly; the third half in which the commentary is to be held, the victory…
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