I would love to be able to ‘rant’ in another language……

Konninginnedag namiddag en avond …… vervolgd Sometimes the expat ‘slightly disconnected’ life raises it’s ugly head in terms of having to face up to the nastier/niggly/just down right annoying side of life, in a second or even third language. I know, very very well, how to express my annoyance, legal rights and general ‘you’re a … Continue reading

Happy Koninginnesdag!

Today we were out and about celebrating the Queens birthday in NL.  This is her official day, when everyone dresses up in orange, goes to massive flea markets and party’s on down dressed in orange! We started in Aardenburg (after having been woken up by a marching band in the street at Oma’s and Opa’s!), … Continue reading

Back in NL

Nearly 2 years after leaving our Dutch house, we finally today took the keys back after a rocky relationship with the tenant.  We have some old friends from our days at BEPS, moving in at the beginning of July, and in between we’ll be busy cleaning, repairing and updating.  However today was a celebration day, … Continue reading

Day 360 – Boxing Day goes retro

Monday 26th December 2011. Oh yeah! I forgot….. on top of my super original wallpaper pressie from Hubbie, I also got the camera of my dreams (well the realistically priced Lumix version to be honest, and heh in these days of austerity, we should not be wanting the version which is double the price but … Continue reading

Day 359 – Christmas Day with ‘het familie’

Sunday 25th December 2011. Christmas Day started at 8am as the kids are well trained by now (particularly if you keep them up late the night before, which needs no encouragement!).  A rather loud banging at the front of the house surprised us as we came upstairs, and we pulled back the curtains to find … Continue reading

Day 273 – the car trouble continues…..

My car drama continued with the company pool car on Friday.  Never a good day to head towards Dusseldorf, as it was a way too early start, that resulted in an oil warning as I crossed the border into Germany.  After a long day of meetings, I headed for the border back into NL and … Continue reading