I Say Pancake, You Say Pannenkoek

09/22/21 1 week and 5 days in, I got my first day at the house to do nothing but unpack, tidy up, shower, laundry (though my kind mother-in-law did most of the laundry during our stay 🙈) etc. 12 days of being on the go, visiting people, and being out and about amidst other humans [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

The Finale Of ‘The First Birthday’

09/15/21 Lake slept through his first night in Holland, minus a bottle delivery somewhere in there. We messaged the Oma downstairs, to come retrieve him at 8:00 if she would so desire 😉 We wanted him up to try to help the jet-lag become fully extinguished, but we ourselves really did not feel like getting [...]