About this blog

Annemarie LatourMy name is Annemarie Latour. Dutchie, freelance writer, translator, and addicted to dark chocolate-covered peanuts.

As crazy as it may sound, I believe that less is, well… not really more. That’s why this blog is for lovers of all things beautiful. Whether you like to read about culture, music, art or religion, or want to chuckle about any of my random thoughts, this is the place to be.

As this blog is a mishmash of both English and Dutch, you may want to check if what you’re looking for is available in your language. All posts regarding Michael Jackson are in English and most other topics are in Dutch. I’d love to have everything available in both languages, but so far so good.

You may wonder why someone who writes about Celtic Christianity also decided to write about the King of Pop. Well, let’s blame it on the boogie. The fact that MJ lived in Ireland for a while also helps. But the simple truth is that I’ve been fascinated by both topics for a long time.

If you add a Master’s degree in English Language and Literature to a Master’s degree in Folklore, you will see why I love a good story. To my surprise, some of my stories got published in Dutch national newspapers such as NRC Handelsblad, NRC.next, Het Financieele Dagblad, Nederlands Dagblad, in journals, and on various websites. Sometimes, radio and television come knocking too.

On average, I write about four to five articles a month. I also spend a lot of time drinking Irish tea (Barry’s Gold Blend), reading an absurd variety of books, and making sure that my garden, the size of a stamp, doesn’t turn into a jungle. On top of that, I’m pulling my hair trying to finish a new book about spunky female saints in Ireland.

Still, I didn’t get lost in Neverland. You can get in touch with me anytime via the contact form. If you simply want to keep posted, just look to the right of this post where you can sign up by email or RSS-feed. You can also leave a comment at the end of my articles.

Talk to you soon. For a bit of magic, step this way.


Culture, music, art, religion, and all things beautiful.