Hello, my name is Auke and I am originally from a tiny little town called Waalre, which is based in Holland. You’ve probably never heard of it, but that is ok 🙂 So how did I end up in Australia? Well funny story actually and it doesn’t go how you would expect it to, but then when does life ever go how you imagine!
From the time I can remember, I always loved to travel. For some reason I always felt like leaving Holland to explore the world further. My heart always goes back for my family, but something kept on telling me I needed to spread my wings.
I lived in Germany and Spain for my studies and after completing my Bachelor Degree in International Business in the Netherlands, I decided to go on a big adventure #AsYouDo ! For some reason, Germany and Spain just wasn’t enough. I had every intention of returning to my hometown one day, but you know what they say about the best made plans…
My travels took me to so many amazing places that you just can’t imagine, but it was in South America where everything took a turn for the unexpected. A good unexpected.
In a random moment of youth, I hopped on the back of a lovely gentleman’s motorbike and we trekked all the way up from South Argentina to Columbia in the North. Adventures aplenty that’s for sure!
Following that gentleman lead me to the beautiful country I now call home, Australia.
That lovely gentleman was Phill, not knowing then that he was going to be my future husband…
See how chance meetings can totally change your life. A Dutch meeting an Australian in South America… what are the odds!
We now have two gorgeous little girls, Lily Bo and Sasha Fleur, who are the inspiration behind Bo and Fleur. I am also due to have our third child in June. Yes the crazy 3, so our lives are going to be even more full and busy. And yep, we are doing it the old fashioned way… it’s a surprise! I may need to re-brand to Bo and Fleur + 1 though! #Kidding #MaybeNotKidding