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The movers are here!

The movers are here!

Thanks for all your nice comments and well wishes for our move! The movers arrived at 8:30 this morning–just three guys this time. Maybe more will come to help load the truck on Thursday? I think that is what happened last time. Apart from answering a few questions, our hard work is done for now. We […]

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Tomorrow!

Tomorrow!

I’ve been shoving stray books into the bookshelves. That over stuffed book on top is a travel journal I made earlier this year. It’s holding my notes from the France/Italy trip we took over spring break. I am hoping to get those Italy posts up before the end of summer! The movers are coming tomorrow […]

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Butterflies

Butterflies

If you look carefully, you can see Roxi’s school bus (really a coach bus) through the trees. And just look at these trees! So different from February or even May. Gosh, it’s so exciting here lately! I told Mr. DJ that I have butterflies in my stomach when I think about next week. Good butterflies! We […]

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A day for fond farewells and the beginning of an exciting new chapter

A day for fond farewells and the beginning of an exciting new chapter

Roxi after her voice concert on Monday. Last day of school, and a half day at that. Roxi is dreading the goodbyes, but I reminded her that it’s only goodbye-for-now. With these travel-savvy kids, you never know when paths will cross again. Still, it’s hard to say farewell to those you are used to seeing everyday. […]

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I'm going to miss the bicycles...

I’m going to miss the bicycles…

I really will. I saw this short video yesterday and thought you might enjoy it too. It’s Rick Steves’ “Travel Skills” Biking away the jet lag”. And of course, there are some nice shots of the Netherlands :-) Roxi has her last two exams today, Wednesday off,  a half-day on Thursday and then she is […]

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Eight more days...

Eight more days…

Roxi and her school Jazz Band played an awesome gig at The Hague Jazz Festival on Friday. They ended the set with one of their favourite songs “The Chicken” (this is not them, but you get the idea). BTW, if you have a child who is interested in playing in a band, you might want […]

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Hup Holland Hup!!

Hup Holland Hup!!

World Cup fever! Click here to hear “Hup Holland Hup”. Dutch Word of the Day does a great job explaining this fun song :-) These are the current freebies from the grocer Albert Heijn. They are fuzzy creatures with bendable (wired) bodies. When the cashier gave these Beesies to me, he said: “Red, white and […]

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Jazz on the Beach

Jazz on the Beach

A gloomy day for a photo-op on the beach at Scheveningen, but inside there was hot jazz! This Friday is the band’s last gig. These kids have an awesome director!! We’ve entered the “goodbye” portion of our time here. Roxi has had to say farewell to her senior friends–they graduated on Friday. She’ll still see a […]

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GTD: Am I the last person to read this book?

GTD: Am I the last person to read this book?

What I’m reading + my battered and beloved Tate Modern mug. Roxi and I took a break from real life yesterday and got haircuts–16 inches off between the two of us! We are feeling lighter and freer now–ready to tackle exams, two more jazz gigs, and moving, of course. BTW, is anyone a devotee of […]

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A letter from Trudy

A letter from Trudy

Dear Mom, Dad and Roxi, So the other day when I was looking out the window, I saw this lucky dog. We need one of these. Pretty please with a fresh tennis ball on top? Thank you for listening. Love, Trudy PS Don’t you think this dog kind of looks like me? Believe me, I […]

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