We are happy to call this country home and want to celebrate that on Canada Day! But, we would also like to acknowledge all the wrong that this country has done to its Indigenous Peoples. I hope that one day this can be a day we include all of this.… » full post and pics!
RIP Hennie van den Bogaart
We just got the news from my cousin Jaqueline, that Hennie, the partner of my late cousin Jos, has passed away this night. She had been living in a care home for the last few years, because of her advanced COPD, where we visited her in 2019. Rest easy, my … » full post and pics!
Books I read in 2021
Here’s my annual list of read books, the books I read in 2021. But this time it’s really not a surprising one! Ok, maybe even a boring one? Not for me though, I’ve just been bingreading some of my favourite writers 🙂
Barbara Cool Lee
You already know from the … » full post and pics!
Got my driver’s licence!
How’s everybody doing?!
I haven’t had much computer time over the last month or so – my eyes have been super dry with this dry and extreme cold here, and my good eye has been too irritated to be able to read the small stuff on the screens. It’s finally … » full post and pics!
Oliebollen and apple beignets
Even though we haven’t been able to host our annual Dutch New Year’s Eve parties since 2019, we still make the main traditional Dutch New Year’s Eve treat: oliebollen! We also make another favourite, apple beignets (kind of like donuts or fritters)! In Dutch: appelbeignets, although in some parts of … » full post and pics!
Happy New Year!
We hope you all had a great holiday season! On Christmas Eve we had Marga and Henk over for gourmetten. We planned to have a handful of friends over on New Years Eve, for a mini Dutch party. But the Covid cases had just started to rise fast again, so … » full post and pics!
Fall camping at Buffalo Pound
Wasn’t the last fall camping trip supposed to be the last one this camping season? Ha. Well, the unbelievable temperatures of September changed our minds! Actually I’m writing this in October and a few days ago it was 28°C, how crazy is that?! We convinced Gord to come out with … » full post and pics!
Fossils in Buffalo Pound Provincial Park
A weekend with friends in Buffalo Pound Provincial Park was meant to be the grand finale of the camping season. This was September 10-13 and we ended up going away one more time after this. We love fall camping if we get nice days, and these last few weeks have … » full post and pics!
Moose Mountain / Kenosee Lake, August 2-11
For months we looked forward to going back to Moose Mountain again for our longer summer stay! Biking, fishing, walking, enjoying the trees, the lake and the campground, fishing at Little Kenosee Lake. Although we had a great stay in our, so far, favourite site Fishcreek 34, we also were … » full post and pics!