New Beginnings

November 9th.

We had driven back to John and Inges Sunday night after picking up some needed items for the nameless new friends of ours.

After setting them up with a littler box and some milk for the night, we went upstairs to our room and hoped there wouldn’t be to much of a mess to wake up to.

Michiel had his first day back to work on this day.
A small shock to his young, free spirit I’m sure :p
An early morning of 6:30 for him and then an hour and a half drive before he would arrive at work.
I got to sleep in a bit more than that luckily.

I went down to check on the kittens who’s meowing told of what could only be near starvation at the least. 

After kitten feeding time and some play time came to an end, Inge and I got ready to head toward Dalfsen, the area of my new home.
She had the day off and graciously offered to spend it taking me to the house and showing me around the town as well as helping me with my first grocery trip.

We left the house, kittens and bags of house items packed in, and headed to the second-hand store to look for a cat carrier.
Found one for 1.50 euros.. manageable id say 😉

Left Doesburg and began the hour-long drive towards Zwolle.
The fall colors all blended beautifully as the trees here havent shed all their leaves yet.
So the drive on the highway with the tree lined sides was a pretty one.
I also got to see my first real life acorns ;p

We arrived at the house but from now on I think ill refer to it as the cottage.
It is an older, classic dutch style house from what I’ve been told.

Aunty Yvonne came out with coffee and cake and showed me around the rooms.
I had met her previously while Mike and I were dating.
She is his great aunt and she exudes with a love of life, its offerings and Gods hand on it all.
I don’t think she will be a hard landlord to deal with 😉

After we looked around at the cottage for a few minutes, Inge and I headed out to look for the grocery stores.

We settled on going to ‘Jumbo’, though Lidl, Aldi, and Kruidvat are also right in that area.
It seems like i’ll have some selection 😉
We grabbed a cart and a scanner so you can scan your own items as you shop to make checkout faster. 

Most things I can recognize  and pick out myself but it was so nice to have Inge there to explain signs, prices and what was what.
I’m not sure how long we spent there but it was awhile to say the least.
The cottage has a few dishes but other than that, kitchen wise, it must all be bought.

Unpacked all the groceries and then got the bed made.. a task made so much nicer when having someone to do it with :p

We explored a bit more, visiting in-between kitten cuddling. 

Inge prepared some potatoes for me to use with supper since I wasn’t to sure what to make, as it was the first evening and though groceries had been gotten its still nothing like a fully stocked kitchen.Mike got home from his first days work around 6:00.

Inge gathered her items, (leaving me many) and headed back home to John.
A long day for her with a fair bit of driving.. very deserving of a big thank you and more.

I made some fried chicken with a seasoning she had suggested.
Fried potatoes and a lemon cucumber salad made up our first supper in our new ‘home’.

Author: jessicapeters95

Hello humans 😊 This is where you learn about me I suppose, though anyone reading this right now most likely knows all the boring details ;) I am Jessica Rose Peters-Hagenouw. (Always thought I'd be able to pronounce my married name but hey, life doesn't go as we plan.) June 11, 1995, tis the day Robert and Bonnie Peters received the most adorable, amazing, wonderful, surprise 3rd child they could have dreamed of. Speaking of being the third child, I have an older brother and an older sister. Both of whom are married and have wee little families of their own, making 'Aunty Jess' another name I go by. I grew up and have lived all of my years up till November 2015 in Saskatchewan, Canada. Making summers that are extremely short and winters that never end, vast open spaces, northern lights, unthinkable amounts of mosquitoes, lakes, forests and people waving to you on the grid road all different things that mean = Home. But Home is not where I'll be for some time. My husband is a Dutchman, living in Europe. Therefore I too have been living in Europe for the last few months. The reason I started this little blog/journal/writing thing, is to document a bit of my "whole new world," for those at home who wont be awake at 3:00 am wanting to hear about how I couldn't find flour at the grocery store. Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek into my little life 😊

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