Once Upon A Time...
You won't believe it. One upon a time, Boy (Wim) met girl (Iris) and they went to an intimate cafe. They looked deep in each other eyes, nodded and smiled. It was the 14th of February. Then, after landing in Canada, friends and neighbours were in a very happy, festive mood on that day. We looked at each other and said, "unbelievable", how does every- one here know that this is O U R Day? They explained to us that this is... Valentine's Day. We were very pleased to hear that. Valentine's Day is not known/celebrated in Holland. Now, it's EXTRA GOOD !!! Happy Valentine's Day to all Cafe WIM' Good Friends. Wim

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Written by Iona Greenham on Feb. 11, 2015
How Perfect!
Love for ultimate Lovers " Partners" as Wim loved to say of his beloved Iris.
The years I worked there were a tender education. Beauty, Art, Love, Graciousness, European aesthetics,Joyful work with delicate attention to detail. I can picture the shape of Wim's long elegant fingers as he placed a cookie to accompany one's coffee ;always presented with the most refined ritual of service, a humble bow after the placement of refreshments no less...
My heart is bursting with Gratitude to Iris and Wim for those magical days and nights spent at Cafe Wim.
With Love forever and a day,


Latest comments

07.09 | 19:54

Delightful. Contact, nice and gentle makes my Big Day.
Love you totally.

07.09 | 15:12

Whether blogs or books, your way with words is both whimsical and interesting. You are a delightful inspiration - please keep writing! Happy Birthday Dad 💝

04.05 | 10:09

Hello. I too would love a copy of the book. I spent many a happy afternoon and evening at Wim in my teens. It was a home away from home.

14.03 | 15:21

Where oh where or How do i buy the book ? i cannot find it :(

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