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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 few more Delft pics

I really didn’t take that many photos in Delft because soon after we got there it started to rain! I think I need to come up with a solution for shooting in the rain. I don’t care about getting wet, but I really don’t want my camera to get soaked. Any suggestions? EVOO–LOL! When Mr. […]

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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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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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Greenhouses in the Netherlands

Zooming by a huge greenhouse complex somewhere between Den Haag and Amsterdam. We’ve seen a number of large greenhouses along the roadside here in the Netherlands. According to Wikipedia: A significant portion of Dutch agricultural exports are derived from fresh-cut plants, flowers, and bulbs, with the Netherlands exporting two-thirds of the world’s total. The Netherlands […]

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In The Netherlands: Nationaal Park De Hoge Veluwe

Last Saturday, we drove up to Holland’s largest nature preserve: Nationaal Park De Hoge Veluwe. It is located about two hours from Den Haag and is one of those places we’ll need to visit more than once in order to see it all. This visit, we only had time to do a bicycle tour of […]

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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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What the heck was THAT?

Apparently, I now live in a place where they test civil defense sirens on the first Monday of every month. That might have been a good thing to tell us when we moved in–lol! I wonder what we are supposed to do if the siren happens to be the real deal? Better ask someone…

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Dit is mijn fiets! (This is my bike)

Here’s my new bike! I took this photo on Sunday while we were on our way to ParkPop (billed as Europe’s largest free music festival) in Zuiderpark. As I was getting ready to snap this pic, Mr. DJ laughed and said you all would look at this photo and think I am an avid cyclist. […]

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And now, back to our regularly scheduled program

  Spring break is FINALLY over. The last two weeks felt so long. Not bad long–it was a great break. But I think it makes the rest of the school year harder to face, to buckle down and get back into the groove. Only 32 more school days left! I think Roxi feels refreshed, though. […]

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