Category Archives: Day-to-day

Skinny Jeans

Fashion has never been known to take into account all the glorious variety of women’s bodies. It takes us all and tries to cram us into, for example, skinny jeans, when maybe not everyone’s finest bits are highlighted by the … Continue reading

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The Bike Chronicles IV :: Wind

  Wind. A calm day with no movement in the air is a rare thing here. It seems there is always at least a breeze, often a stiff breeze or light wind, and just as regularly a strong wind bordering … Continue reading

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Wat is dat?

Photo close-ups of typical Dutch things I come across that might be odd and unrecognizable to the foreign eye…stay tuned for the answer! Living in a foreign country, even after years, increases ones observation skills. I find myself chuckling at … Continue reading

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The Bike Chronicles II :: Swim Lessons

Biking in the Netherlands. It may beat hagelslag, old city centers, museums and the sea in terms of what I love about living here. It ranks right up there with affordable universal health care. I have so many anecdotes related to … Continue reading

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New Words

I have a pretty good handle on Dutch. Back when I first moved here in 2003 I enrolled in the mandatory Dutch classes. Since I couldn’t work yet I signed up for the more intensive daytime program:  5 half-days a … Continue reading

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The Bike Chronicles I :: Detours

Biking in the Netherlands. It may beat hagelslag, old city centers, museums and the sea in terms of what I love about living here. It ranks right up there with affordable universal health care. As I began to write this post … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a Pile

My boy currently has a pile on the kitchen table.  The only table.  Ideally I’d have two.  One for eating off of and one for, well, everything else.  But I don’t.  So piles get shoved aside, occasionally put away, and … Continue reading

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