Where We Once ‘Winkled’

09/21/21 Winkel -  To shop. A Dutch word that never fails to amuse me We’d pre-planned a shopping date with Oma as babysitter for Tuesday, so we readied ourselves and drove to Arnhem. That's the city we'd typically go to for a day of shopping when we lived here. It's street shopping, meaning in and [...]

A Home Grown Flora Fascination

09/20/21 I loved the feel of the home we stayed in during our time in the more northern area of The Netherlands  🖤 Here, it’s somewhat described as ‘landelijke stijl', roughly translated to 'country style’. If I could replicate it to a degree with a little bit of my color love thrown in, I think [...]

The Sunday Rhythm

09/19/21 An early Sunday morning greeted us. Once again, preparing of myself, the son, the diaper bag etc. took way, and then we joined the family for breakfast. Adorning the table before us, were baskets holding different varieties of breads, various spreads, sprinkles and butter, cheeses, meats, juice and coffee.A classic Dutch breakfast 😉🥐🥖🧀🥨☕️ It was a [...]

Meneer En Mevrouw

09/18/21 ‘...Going to the chapel, and we’re, gonna get married, going to the chapel …’ … or in this case, not ‘we’, but ‘they’, and in a converted barn and outdoor ceremony space, not a chapel. You get the idea though 😉 Packing and wedding preparing took up the morning, and then we were off on [...]

Uncontrolled Consumption

09/17/21 Friday morning's breakfast was the lemon meringue tart we’d purchased the day before in Doesburg. (It fell over before we got it in the refrigerator and was then cut into before I could attempt a photo. That’s one reason I’m bad at food blogging, I often get lost in the allure of eating and [...]