There was never just one answer when people used to ask me: ‘What do you want to be when you’re older?’. I always had a whole list of things I wanted to be and do. The older I got, the longer the list became. I wanted to work with animals, have my own interior design business, become a photographer, a wedding and party planner, a writer and to make the world a better place. Besides that, I also absolutely love art, travelling, nature, music, singing and reading. People often responded to that by saying I have to make a choice. Looking at my endless list, I had to admit they were right, unless I decided to become a cat, so I had 9 lives. I was stuck and I felt time ticking by.

In 2013 I became vegan, after being a vegetarian for a few years. With each passing day, I was able to create this lifestyle for myself. What lead to another huge passion, next to all of the other passions I have. You would think that I would have possibly made things more difficult for myself now there was another thing which could lead to possible future projects. But as a vegan I didn’t only change what I ate, I also started to think and feel different. I started to care even more about the world, the environment, nutrition, my health and I also started to be more spiritual.
I wanted to share this, to make the world a better place and for people to feel this great too. A lot of people already came to me with questions or started to ask for tips. They also often asked for advice and my recipes.

This is where the idea of blogging started to grow. Best of all, it made me realise that by blogging, I was able to do everything I always wanted to do and more. So with great joy I would like to say:

Welcome to ‘Planet Manel’!

I hope you will enjoy my blog. Feel free to ask questions or to give me feedback. I love to hear from you!

lots of love,

Some facts about me:
I was born on the 10th of February 1989.
I live in London, but I’m originally Dutch.
I absolutely adore pigs.
I’m addicted to the movie ‘Eat Pray Love’.
..3 guesses what my favourite book is??
My favourite clothes are all black or grey.
I’m an evening person.
I like all seasons, except winter.
I crave chocolate 24/7.
I love my family and friends.