Losing a home

Losing a home

My parents sold their house last week. The house they’d lived in since I was small. My first memories are when we moved into that house aged three – walking with my dad through the dining room, taking big steps over the rolls of carpet on the floor. The...
Summer holidays

Summer holidays

The Dutch take a relatively pragmatic view to the issue of school summer holidays, and stagger them across the country. School holidays are set nationally, though some of the dates are only advisory and individual schools can choose their own. But the summer ones are...
Vakantiebieb

Vakantiebieb

Dutch public libraries have an annual offer, where for the months of July and August they provide a pre-defined list of ebooks freely available for all library members. These books are all in Dutch, but they cover a variety of age groups (from 4yo to adult) and a...
In search of a cream tea

In search of a cream tea

Our summer holiday this year was a whirlwind tour around the UK visiting family, seeing friends and cramming in some British culture. It was lovely to see those we did meet up with, though a shame not to catch all those we missed. We saw castles, houses, gardens, and...
Zomervakantie

Zomervakantie

We hadden een heel lange zomervakantie dit jaar – twee weken in Noord Frankrijk (NormandiĆ«) en twaalf dagen in Engeland. Bijna een maand weg! Honfleur Bergen! Modelspoorbaan Zandscuplturen op het strand Neefje en nichtjes x Mooie tuinen en uitzichten Terug naar...

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