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On moving...

On moving…

“When you know your time in a place is running out, you try to fix such moments in your mind’s eye.” –Julia Child, My Life in France I have a friend in the UK who is originally from Japan. She once told me that Spring (and the Cherry Blossom festival) is a bittersweet time in […]

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Expat Reading: Julia Child's My Life in France

Expat Reading: Julia Child’s My Life in France

Along our memory lane. Houston, Texas. I started Julia Child’s My Life and France on the plane ride home and have been enjoying it very much. If you’re an expat (or dream of becoming one) and if you have a great love of food, I do recommend this book. I’m only about half way through, but here […]

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Happy Birthday, Just a Plane Ride Away!

Happy Birthday, Just a Plane Ride Away!

Last Saturday, Just a Plane Ride Away turned three! Was it only three years ago that I sat in the study of our Houston home and naively wrote this post? Like many bloggers, I thought my parents and maybe a few other relatives would be the only ones following our adventures. Little did I know that because […]

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We sure ain't in Holland anymore

We sure ain’t in Holland anymore

Somewhere in Houston. Do you know? I think I’m just about over my jet lag. We’ve been in Texas nearly a week and for the most part I’ve been waking up between 2:45 and 4:30 AM. Last night I managed to stay up past 11pm, so I actually slept until 5:30 this morning. I guess […]

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Oh, there’s no place like home for the holidays, ‘Cause no matter how far away you roam When you pine for the sunshine Of a friendly face For the holidays, you can’t beat Home, sweet home. “Home for the Holidays” by Al Stillman and Robert Allen

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Hitching a ride on Santa's sleigh

Hitching a ride on Santa’s sleigh

We’re on our way back to the Lone Star State to spend the holidays with our extended family. Next time you hear from me, I’ll be Stateside! Honest, listen I’ll prove it ;-) Before I leave, I wanted to show you what happened to the Sinterklaas decorations in the Passage shopping center. Santa’s arrived. I […]

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Happy Dutch-American Heritage Day

Happy Dutch-American Heritage Day

The program was in this building, which just happens to be the location of one of my favourite places–the Library of The Hague. I had the privilege to go to a very special event this morning. I probably wouldn’t have heard about it except Roxi’s school jazz band was invited to play for it: Dutch-American Heritage Day. What, […]

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Knock Knock

Knock Knock

TRICK–or–TREAT! We found these at the big grocery store the other day. I love how they have stuck on faces—LOL. Plus the instructions on the box–in English and Spanish! I was just reading about Jack-o-Lanterns on Wikipedia and found out that though carved pumpkins weren’t associated with Halloween until 1866, pumpkins have been associated with […]

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Plan B it is then

Plan B it is then

The glass roof of the Passage, The Hague’s first covered shopping center. It was built in the late 1800s and is still a very beautiful building. I love that tower in the background too. Well, we had a few last minute offers to take Trudy during our holiday, but they were a little too late […]

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No room at the doggy inn?

No room at the doggy inn?

Trudy on the Noordzee. We’ve hit a little glitch on our summer vacation plans. The hotels are reserved and our car is serviced, but we cannot seem to find a kennel or pet sitter for Trudy! Every place I’ve tried is fully booked. What in the world? Apparently, people make reservations months (sometimes six months) […]

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