Repetitions Of Our Past

April 26th –


Another morning filled with writing and posting etc, before heading out for a walk with Inge, while Mich, you guessed it, painted 🤪


Here is an outlining of the little journey Inge and I went on☺️

It was rather windy at times but the sunshine was warm and the pace steady, so it was a nice day for a walk.

The birdsong in Holland always sounded so tropical to me and the spring here is much more summer like then a Saskatchewan spring ever is, so that’s a big bonus 🤪👍🏻



We trekked by the highway, in the trees and by the river, taking a ferry across at one point and then eventually stopping for ice cream 😉🍦

A couple that Inge knew actually showed up at the ice cream shop and it just so happened they were headed back to Doesburg afterwords as well, so we were able to get a ride back from them, rather than take the bus 💁🏻‍♀️

We sat outside awhile, enjoying some more of the sunshine within the wind guarded walls of the seating area outside and then an assortment of food was ordered for dinner. Chinese spring roll for them and more nasi balls for me 🤪


April 27th –

I finally had the hubby find his moms old coffee pot and brew me some coffee using the Starbucks coffee grounds we had brought with us 💕

The big mug filled with the non foamy topped coffee made my Saturday morning 👌🏻🤪

It was Kings Day in Holland… when markets happen and celebratory entertainment goes on.
Usually 🤪
But it was raining and Doesburg isn’t a huge town, so not much at all was happening 🙈


To sooth Mikes disappointment in the lack of his hometowns patriotism, we went to the snack bar 😂👌🏻

Being the kind supportive wife I am, I also ate with him so he wouldn’t feel alone 🤪


Since the weather was glum and house painting couldn’t be continued, we drove to another town to see if anything was happening and when that lead to nothing too, we decided Ikea would be a nice place to wander 💁🏻‍♀️

Which is true but not so much when only a suitcase sized piece of furniture would be the only purchasable option 🙈

After renovating two houses, one can’t help but see possibility and design all the more often when shopping or simply out and about, so the trek through Ikea held many ‘this would work here’, ‘that would be better this way or that way’ conversations.

That evening was the time to strike Greek cuisine off our of list 🤓
We, along with the parents, drove to Emmerich to dine at Syrtaki, the Greek restaurant we’d eaten at many a time before when still living in Europe 👍🏻

It was as good and as largely portioned as we recalled, all but Mich having some to pack up to take home  🤪

As we left there and walked to the ice cream shop, a double rainbow was spotted across the Rhine, making for a lovely moments pause to enjoy it ☺️


April 28th –

Mich and I drove to Krefeld, Germany to attend church where we had previously and since it was actually a Canadian preacher speaking, I didn’t even need the translation headphones which was very nice 🤓👍🏻

It’s also the church Mich’s sister and her family attend, so we planned to spend some time with them, after enjoying the service and another Greek lunch at Poseidon 😉

It was even tastier than the previous evenings dinner and not at all too much, too soon 🙈

We then relaxed at the sister-in-laws, giving out some little gifts to keep us near and dear in the hearts of the nieces and nephew, even if we aren’t literally near them often 😜🤞🏻

We sipped coffee, ate chocolate, walked and then eventually left after what had been a pleasant day of visiting 😉

The autobahn was a good portion of our road back to Doesburg and though I don’t drive and I generally fall asleep whilst Mich drives us anywhere that takes longer than 28 minutes to get to, I did enjoy the once again freedom of speed that the German highway allows 😉

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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