ESTHER VAN DE PAAL IN AMSTERDAM
After living in New York City (where she got engaged), Brussels (where she got married) and London (where she got a couple of children and met the co-writers of this blog), Esther moved back to her home country to live in the real sin-city: Amsterdam. Trained as an architect, she likes things to be organized, functional and good-looking. As a mother of four, that seems hard to achieve, but at least her husband makes an effort. She is fond of little creative projects (cooking, drawing, sewing, and baking) and loves homemaking as much as she likes to travel.
COURTNEY ADAMO IN LONDON
Courtney was raised on a tulip farm in the northwestern corner of America. She studied journalism in Chicago, worked a little bit in Los Angeles, and then moved to London where she has lived for the past ten years. She and her husband have four children: two boys and two girls. They live in leafy north London and can often be found trekking through Hampstead Heath on the weekends! Courtney still misses sunny California and can often be heard complaining about the weather… but she couldn’t call herself a Londoner if she didn’t complain a little. : ) She loves dark chocolate, her husband’s homemade pizza, Scandinavian design… and, of course, summertime!
EMILIE WALMSLEY IN PARIS
Emilie is a freelance animation producer in proud possession of a French and an Irish passport… but it’s actually not that simple. She grew up in Germany and in the States, and then finally landed in London. Having lived there for 10 years, she moved over to Paris four years ago, where she lives with her two daughters. Paris has not been without its trials, but the whole family has gotten used to fresh croissants in the morning and dog poop on the pavement all day long!