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Archive for April, 2015

Its Never Too Late for a Happy Childhood Posted by on Apr 30, 2015

Today is Children’s Day in Mexico and I’ve found myself very thoughtful about my childhood. I haven’t been able to experience much of childhood in the Netherlands other than what Riccardo tells me and what I observe. Even so, with what I have been able to observe, I have come up with this list of…

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Spring is in the Netherlands! Posted by on Apr 24, 2015

Here in the Netherlands, we have enjoyed about two weeks of pretty sunny days. The change in weather has brought about the beautiful and cheerful spring to the Netherlands! Trees are blooming, terraces are filled, and the Dutch are out on their gardens. Now that we have a garden, we have also been spending lots…

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Paasvuren – Easter Fires Posted by on Apr 23, 2015

A very, very old tradition that ignites the east of the Netherlands and other parts of Europe, notably Germany, every Easter – paasvuren! Throughout the year, a small group collects snoeihout – branches, twigs, and other bits of wood – and creates a pile. When the night falls during Easter, the fire is set on fire. This fire is…

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Finding Muscles You Never Knew You Had! Posted by on Apr 22, 2015

After a couple of months of hardly any exercise, I finally went back to the gym. I decided to try the “Body Combat” class, and oh my! What an experience! I had heard this class was hard, but no one prepared me for the agony my body would go through afterwards. Although I am having…

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Buying a House: The finishing touches! Posted by on Apr 15, 2015

Continuing the Buying a House series (house-hunting, financing and renovating), this post deals with the finishing touches while renovating a house. Like I mentioned in the renovating post, Riccardo and I had to do a lot of research and ask ourselves several questions in order to make the best choices for our home in the…

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Is it time for Rokjesdag? Posted by on Apr 10, 2015

It is April! Some of you might think of spring coming up (although April sometimes bodes for some strange weather), others might think of April Fools’ Day. And again others might think of Rokjesdag (Skirt Day). This April 10 is a beautiful day for Rokjesdag, it appears… Sunny, not too windy… but it is a Friday! Huh? What?…

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