Category: Life in The Netherlands

Personal posts about life in NL

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 […]

2012 Taptoe Delft

Every 2 years, there is a unique event in Delft – a Taptoe.  Called a Tattoo in english, the most famous is the Edinburgh Tattoo, which I’ve had the privilege of being present at many years ago.  The Delft Taptoe is essentially a smaller version of this, but […]

2012 Biesland Dagen

This afternoon, we enjoyed a fantastic outdoor event called Biesland Dagen.  It’s organised annually by Vrienden Van Biesland and is held in an area just outside Delft.  For us, it was really convenient, it’s not far from our new home at all. About a 15 minute cycle and we […]

Day 13: Kringloopwinkel

Friday 20th July 2012 We had a successful shopping trip today – Bas’ parents recommended a local Kringloopwinkel (2nd hand shop) and I’m addicted!  I’ve always been an avid 2nd hand shopper, both as I believe in recycling but also for the great prices. Though I enjoy shopping […]