Hooray! It’s been 12 years since we arrived in Canada to stay! We first flew to Edmonton, where we had to go to Immigration to “land” as immigrants. We had a fairly long change over and friends were waiting for our arrival to take us to a restaurant. Later that … » full post and pics!
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Yesterday it had been one month since my Valentine, I mean Nico, had hip replacement surgery. He’s improving nicely, but it sure is a long process!
Anterior hip replacement surgery
Curry ketchup is my favourite condiment! Esp. the brand Hela. A German brand, but also very popular in the Netherlands. Just after we moved to Canada, I had family bring it for us, and we have bought it in Dutch stores in other cities in Canada. But pretty soon after, … » full post and pics!
Winters in Saskatchewan are generally cold and sunny. I love the winter wonderland we get! Of course we all complain occasionally about the ultra deep freeze if it reaches the -30’s or about the length of the season. After all we only have almost-winter, winter, still-winter and summer 🙂 But … » full post and pics!
The most beloved fast food in the Netherlands is french fries with various toppings and accompanied by a large variety of mostly meat-based, deep fried snacks. The most popular snack is the frikandel. This sausage-like snack (no casing) is made of spiced, finely ground meat. It is cooked in simmering … » full post and pics!
Happy New Year from our home to yours!
We rang out the old year, old decade even, at the tenth edition of our Dutch New Year’s Eve Party!
In the second year that we celebrated the end-of-year here in Canada, we started our series of Dutch New Year’s Eve Parties. … » full post and pics!
And 2018. And a bit of 2017 as well. Since I haven’t posted about books I read before, I figured I’d include all that I have on my tiny list since I started it in 2017 🙂
So my friend Kristin’s brother Tom inspired me a few years ago to … » full post and pics!
When we talk about a tradition it is implied that it is a habit that is supposed to stay the same over the years. But we do adapt traditions over time, we mold them to our changing lives, circumstances and wishes. And some get dropped… while at other times we … » full post and pics!
We want to wish you all a happy holiday season! Here’s our traditional Xmas mail & card:
Our renovation mode continued for a bit this year as the outside of the house got finished and it’s beautiful!! And later in the year our friend Henk built a sturdy and beautiful … » full post and pics!