The one about the oliebollen …

I have to say, I love this time of year in the Netherlands.  Yes, it’s a bit miserable, rainy and starting to get cold.  But there’s one thing I love every year – the oliebollen!

Oliebollen are traditional eaten at New Year, but from the first of October stalls pop up everywhere selling the delicious, hot Dutch-style donuts.  The smell is amazing! Continue reading The one about the oliebollen …

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The one about Back to School 2017!

Short post – school is back for 2017.  It’s the last few months of peuterspeelzaal for the girls before starting “big school” sometime around their 4th birthday.

The one about the trip to Texel…

There’s not a lot to say about this one.  When you have a fantastic, spontaneous opportunity present itself … you need to grab it.  A few days later, me and my 2 Dutch BFFS* were on our way to Texel – an island in the Waddenzee, just off the coast of the Netherlands.   Continue reading The one about the trip to Texel…

The one about the Wikkelkinderen…

I hinted a while back that I was working on a story that was a slight deviation from my usual style of writing – and it was published today on Amsterdam Mamas – a website dedicated to parenting in the Netherlands.

The story was my story, intertwined with a fascinating story behind a painting in a castle, not too far from my house.  However, the painting is significant to me. Continue reading The one about the Wikkelkinderen…