Clean House, Clean Canvas

Thursday Nov 3rd –


There was bits and pieces of cake top left so the extra icing was dished out and that was our breakfast, along with some delicious coffee ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’•โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿฐ

Looks like we’ll be going back to the coffee store in Doesburg ๐Ÿ˜Ž

After the coffee and cake were finished Mike worked and I cleaned house, because it needed it but also because we wanted to make a video of it for all those who can’t pop over to see it.

Check out the video here โฌ‡๏ธ

 Jem Moment : Home Tour ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿข๐Ÿ“ฝ

As annoying and harmful as technology can be, I’m so thankful it’s available to me at times when I want to show my family bits of my life away from home ๐Ÿ’•

Once all that was taken care of I began making a dessert.


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Pretty Over Practical ๐Ÿฐ

Wednesday Oct 26th –


By Wednesday I was getting into a nice little morning ritual ๐Ÿ˜Š

Roll outta bed, let Fiji out of his room and pet him a bit, get coffee brewing, do a couple of odds and ends until the coffees done and then take it to the nap room and sit in front of the little window and read before truly starting the day ๐Ÿ˜Šโ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ“š

After that mornings session was over I had bread from Sarah for breakfast ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป
A cheese filled roll was heated up and it tasted pretty much identical to breads we had eaten in Greece ๐Ÿ˜

I had internet again so the blog got tended too as well as paperwork I had been putting off๐Ÿ™„

And then some Adventures In Odyssey was happily listened to while going about the days tasks. Continue reading “Pretty Over Practical ๐Ÿฐ”

Officially Official

Thursday 20th –

Got a blog up quickly and then we went out in search of groceries.

Makro was once again visited (the Costco like store that we went to so we could stock our fridge, freezer and pantry at the start of our marriage).
This time we went for only a few larger items and lunch, though lunch wasn’t that great of a meal ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

We had multiple others stops and by the time we got to the apartment the trolley was needed to easily haul up our new supply of goods๐Ÿ˜‹

Mike began work in the guest room.
The bed currently sat at a height that was covering up most of the window so I wanted the bed to be lowered to just below the window, allowing more light, a cozier space with a ledge and still space underneath the bed for some storage ๐Ÿ˜Š


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Crunch Time

Sunday Oct 16th –

The day of rest ๐Ÿ˜โ›ช๏ธ

We were planning on going to a church closer to Amsterdam and then go check out a couch in the area afterwords but I didn’t really love the couch and Mike wanted to sleep in soo…

Church was instead attended in Holland and on the drive there Mike got me to scroll through the second-hand couch adds.
I came across one we had seen and liked a few days earlier but the sellers had never answered our calls/texts.
Mike tried again, they answered and a meeting time was set ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป

We had to leave just before service ended to make it to their house in time to check it out.
They seemed, wealthy ๐Ÿ˜ฌ
Their back yard having big, stone tiles going through the trimmed, maze like hedges, leading to their two separate seating areas amongst the garden.
Beside was their separate, fully windowed, gym. Continue reading “Crunch Time”

Jem Moment ๐Ÿ—๐Ÿข๐Ÿ’‘

We officially own an apartment ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

After being technically houseless since June and living with each set of parents, today was the awaited day… papers were signed, keys handed over and voilร !

We almost didn’t have it today because an official English translator wasn’t present at the reading of the papers.
We had been told one wouldn’t be needed, only to find out today that one indeed was needed and getting a court ordered translator isn’t a one day (or sometimes even a one week) process.
Thankfully they found a way around it we were able to get it all done as previously intended ๐Ÿ˜

We now have a house on the 8th floor โฌ†๏ธ

Sneak peak at our 50 square feet๐Ÿ˜โฌ†๏ธ

Be prepared for many house pictures, cleaning stories and decoration discussions coming up๐Ÿ˜‰

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