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Netherlands: Leiden

Netherlands: Leiden

Roxi and her school’s jazz band played at a University graduation this weekend in the Pieterskerk in Leiden. The church was built in the 1400s and is known as the Church of the Pilgrim Fathers. Apparently, the Pilgrims lived nearby and held their services here. Cool, huh? John Robinson, one of the Pilgrim pastors, is buried here. The […]

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Netherlands: Keukenhof (Bulb Garden)

Netherlands: Keukenhof (Bulb Garden)

Finally! Finally, I got to see some much anticipated spring blooms in the Keukenhof garden here in the Netherlands. We had planned to visit this garden with Mr. DJ’s parents and some friends from London, but only my father-in-law was lucky enough to make it here before the airports were shut down because of the […]

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A rainy Saturday afternoon in Delft

A rainy Saturday afternoon in Delft

Roxi was in Ankara, Turkey for an international honour choir festival most of last week, leaving her old parents wondering what to do in her absence. Ha ha! Well, first we drank champagne in the middle of the week. Then we watched a double feature on a “school night” (Zwartboek and No Country for Old Men–both excellent […]

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Scheveningen: A blustery walk on the beach

Scheveningen: A blustery walk on the beach

We didn’t bike out there, but somebody did. But had we ridden our bikes, there would have been plenty of parking… The dunes are so pretty here. These long grasses looked like hair. And though the temperatures weren’t particularly frigid, the wind made it almost uncomfortably cold out on the open beach. One of us […]

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Delft, Netherlands (revisited)

Delft, Netherlands (revisited)

If you missed my first trip to Delft last year, you can take a peek here. On that trip, Roxi and I focused our attention on one of the local potteries specialising in Delftware. This time, I went to Delft for social reasons–meeting two of my friends from my Dutch class for lunch and a […]

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A quick look at Leiden, Netherlands

A quick look at Leiden, Netherlands

Molen De Valk or “The Falcon” windmill (1753) in Leiden. It has seven stories, all open to the public. We definitely need to go back. Roxi had a jazz gig in Leiden yesterday afternoon… in a BAR. How cool is that? She and her jazz band performed a two hour set–about 14 songs. Now I […]

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It's the Queen's Birthday* and I've nothing to wear!

It’s the Queen’s Birthday* and I’ve nothing to wear!

The sky getting in the Koninginnedag spirit. Ok, so I’m a little ahead of myself. I mean Koninginnedag or Queen’s Day is on April 30th–six months away. I certainly have enough time to pull together something fabulous for the occasion, right? The thing is, I’ve got to find something that doesn’t make me look like […]

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Netherlands: The Windmills at Zaanse Schans

Netherlands: The Windmills at Zaanse Schans

Zaanse Schans calls itself one of Holland’s Top Tourist Destinations and  I am certain that is true. Located just 20 minutes north of Amsterdam by train, this lovely outdoor museum is a wonderful place to sample a bit of this country’s unique history. Since it is less than an hour from our house in Den […]

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Wordless Wednesday ~ 15: It might be cliché, but that's really what it looked like.

Wordless Wednesday ~ 15: It might be cliché, but that’s really what it looked like.

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Biking to the North Sea

Biking to the North Sea

One of the perks of living in The Hague is being less than five miles from the beach. I am sorry to say, we’ve not really take advantage of this. The only trip we’ve made out there since we moved was in late June. Shame on us! We know that the cold and wet is […]

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