Category: Moving to The Netherlands

Day 21: Sprookjeswonderland

Today we took a day out from the stress of settling, and had a fun day at the theme park in Enkhuizen called “Sprookjeswonderland“.  This is a magical place I’d highly recommend for anyone with young children.  It’s actually amazing value too, with an entry price of only […]

Day 20: Shopping

The overwhelming task of shopping today for EVERYTHING for the new house.  Here, when you rent a house, it doesn’t even have flooring or light fittings.  As we’re not sure how long we will stay there, we don’t want to spend a lot, but also would like it […]

Day 17: A day alone

Tuesday 24th July 2012 All the family went to the beach today.  I just didn’t feel like it and instead spent a day alone which I think was actually just what I needed.  Just did a bit of research on life here and some writing.  Even found a […]

Day 16: Difficult day

Monday 23rd July 2012 It’s funny, moving to another country.  One day you can feel like you’re settling in and enjoying a real summers day like yesterday and then the next morning you can wake up just feeling really homesick and horrible.  Spent most of today just feeling like […]

Day 15: A real summers day

Sunday 22nd July 2012 So what do you do on a real summer’s day in The Netherlands?  Get your hats, sunglasses, lifejackets and cruise the canals of course! We’re staying with family in North Holland and they live right on a canal, so today we took the boat […]

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 […]

Day 12: Take a walk

Thursday 19th July 2012 The weather report is looking good, as far as Dutch weather goes.  Today has been quite nice, and tomorrow some showers are expected…but then as you can see, there are less clouds and it’s due to get warmer.  It makes me smile that there […]