Winter Walk in the Bieslandse Bos

It was a lovely sunny almost dare-I-say warm winter’s day today. We even hit double figures in The Hague, it was 10 degrees. We took a really lovely family walk in the nearby Bieslandse Bos (the same area where we celebrated the Bieslandse Dagen Festival a few months […]

My girls first snowgirl

It’s been a very “snowy” week!  Yesterday we cycled in the snow and today was the first time the girls ever built a snowman snowgirl.  How pretty is she! First thing this morning I checked the weather on my iPhone – I really shouldn’t do this in winter, it’s even […]

Cycling in the snow

The day I have long-feared is here.  This morning, the girls and I cycled in the snow to school.  It actually wasn’t so bad.  Well it’s easier to write that now I’m sitting on the couch with a hot chocolate. If you’ve not followed my story to date […]

2012 Sinterklaas in Maasluis

Today was the first time I have experienced a Sinterklaas intocht (arrival) in The Netherlands.  It was fantastic!   The previous few years as we’ve been living in Australia, I’ve been fortunate to celebrate with the Duyfkenschool Brisbane at Redcliffe in the brilliant sunshine. This year though, we […]

Sint-Maarten Feest 11 November

“11 november is de dag dat mijn lichtje, dat mijn lichtje…11 november is de dag dat mijn lichtje branden mag” My girls have been singing that around the house and now it’s stuck in my head!  See if it gets stuck in yours too (cute little Dutch Australian […]