Tag Archives: Holland

Two cell phones (that will stop working tomorrow), one iPad (with a big crack in the screen), one tablet, three kindles, three ipods (one dead), a Nintendo 3DS (child bored of it though since he’s played the same three games for three months), and half a computer (with no audio, another one got dropped, and the third is “frozen”)

I didn’t share this, but while in the Netherlands in July (now I’m in Holland), the d ,m, and r keys stopped working on my computer.  My blog was going to be about how hard it was to be creative … Continue reading

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So we got on bikes and saw things from a different perspective…

The Netherlands is famous the world over for its cycling citizens.  It is very cycling oriented.  Slim, fit-looking 60 and 70 year olds on bikes is a common sight that my husband is not always graciously yielding to.   Don’t get … Continue reading

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The Netherlands are peaceful…except for traveling Canadians…

  The Netherlands is beautiful.  The reality of the countryside painted by the Dutch Masters is as peaceful and bucolic as their paintings suggest.  To be in the Dutch countryside is rural.  For a North American this is a rare … Continue reading

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“The Best Job Ever” (if you’re 12)

I wondered how this phase of our three month trip would be for my twelve year old daughter.  Even worried about it a bit.  We all know how to be a tourist.  But when you’re twelve, you only have so … Continue reading

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Warning: Coffee is an Addictive Substance that Can Affect Your Marriage

  In my native habitat, I am aware I spend too much money on café Americano mistos out of paper cups.  If the first step to “recovery” is awareness then I am aware.  I have been, however, extremely unmotivated to … Continue reading

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A Recipe for Comfort Food: Dutch/Italian Style

This is a rainy day, two people out of three maybe coming down with a virus, kid-friendly comfort food dish.  Or so I thought.  A spaghetti sauce bottom is topped with a baked rotini and aged Gouda cheese topping.  This … Continue reading

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