And why? Because today she turns …, well, let’s just say it is her birthday today. And even though she’s 100% Dutch, she currently has lived longer in Lebanon than she has lived in Holland. She’s been through quite a bit of Lebanese history, experienced the Israeli invasion of 1982, lots of civil disturbances, bombs in front of her, bombs behind her, and today it is her …… birthday. And so, to make it a bit memorable (it’ not every day that one turns …), a figured I’d put her on the blog today.And to give you an indication as to how old she is getting; just take a look at that sleeping bag she used this summer while we were in Paris together. A real original, totally retro, Paisly design, sleeping bag. It is a real one, still from the late 60’s, early 70’s. That sleeping bag totally rocks, Marijke.