Stocking activities 2018

Stocking activities 2018

Here is my annual list of what we have done to celebrate Sinterklaas, Advent and Christmas. This year we struggled, as now both children are at school and have after-school activities there is less time to fit in an extra activity. So while we did do them all, some...
I am an author!

I am an author!

I published a book. A short story on Amazon. And people are buying and reading it. And I can’t make up my mind whether I am excited that people are actually reading it, or disappointed that more people aren’t! Every time I think about it my attitude is...
Zwemdiploma

Zwemdiploma

Swimming is considered very important here in the Netherlands, probably because most of the country is below water level and everywhere is surrounded by canals, rivers and dikes, as well as the sea. So there is alot of water around and alot of emphasis on all children...
Carnaval

Carnaval

This year as well as enjoying Carnaval celebrations at school we went to a parade. Carnaval is not really celebrated in the area we live in, as it’s more prevalent in the south of The Netherlands where it’s more Catholic. Because it is a celebration of the...
Celebrating Sinterklaas 

Celebrating Sinterklaas 

I love the idea of Sinterklaas and that it is endemic in dutch life. It is literally everywhere and there is an annual national tv series about his visit here. It airs daily for the month or so leading up to his arrival and during his stay in the Netherlands. It...

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