Tag: Expat

Is it Hamster Time?

So I think we can all agree that this is a weird Christmas. No Christmas markets, no ice skating, no dinners with friends and family, just an impending sense of guilt and doom. I would like to offer a suggestion to help salvage this… Continue Reading “Is it Hamster Time?”

Cheers to a wonderfully calm Sinterklaas 2020

SO, the Christmas season is here. At this point I would normally be in a complete panic about getting everything done. All the magic that has to fit into a few simple weeks. It all starts with the Intocht and ends on New Years… Continue Reading “Cheers to a wonderfully calm Sinterklaas 2020”

What’s normal anyway?

A lot has changed in the last three years. I’ve gotten divorced, lived in a caravan, landed a pretty decent job, found an amazing house to rent, and just last week ended that job. Oh, and stopped going to the gym, started eating eggs… Continue Reading “What’s normal anyway?”

The Next Chapter

I have been undecided about the best time to share this, then I decided that the best time is whenever I feel comfortable. Because I don’t really see a “best time”. After many years of marriage my husband and I have decided to go… Continue Reading “The Next Chapter”

Hullie Speelboerderij: Uden (Updated)

Hullie was never my favorite place to take my kids. I know that everyone has different tastes and that just because I don’t like a place doesn’t mean that it isn’t someone else’s favorite. Not that I don’t like Hullie, but to be fair… Continue Reading “Hullie Speelboerderij: Uden (Updated)”

An Open Letter to Groningen

OK Groningen, we need to talk. I know ya’ll are trying, I really do. I just think that, in the realm of “kids activities” ya’ll could use some help. And please, don’t think of me as a pesky foreigner coming in and telling ya’ll… Continue Reading “An Open Letter to Groningen”

Kings Day or Koningsdag: The Netherlands

Kings Day is probably the most confusing holiday in the Netherlands. There is no rhyme or reason to it that I can find. It’s is pretty much whatever you want it to be. Feel like sorting through all your old crap and sitting outside… Continue Reading “Kings Day or Koningsdag: The Netherlands”

Keukenhof, The Netherlands

I was asked yesterday (I think though maybe it was two days ago) why I have never written a blog about The Keukenhof. I have to admit I didn’t have an answer. I have been many times while living in the Netherlands and generally… Continue Reading “Keukenhof, The Netherlands”

Women’s March on Amsterdam 2019

Two years ago, after the election of the 45th president of the United States we took to the streets. We did not march, as the right would like to believe, because of the loss of our candidate. We marched (or at least I marched)… Continue Reading “Women’s March on Amsterdam 2019”

Christmas in The Netherlands – Part 3: Celebrate Like an Adult

So, you’ve been invited to a grown up party for Sinterklaas. What now? Every culture has it’s own way of celebrating Christmas. But this isn’t really Christmas, is it? I have gotten a bit of grief for calling these posts “Christmas in the Netherlands”… Continue Reading “Christmas in The Netherlands – Part 3: Celebrate Like an Adult”