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!
Europe 2019, blog 9/9
The time had arrived to wrap things up. Our last stop was three days in Bergeijk with my bestie Els, her boyfriend Leon, their boys and their dog 🙂 We had time for some visits and shopping in Eindhoven before driving back to Nieuw-Vennep and flying … » full post and pics!
Europe 2019, blog 8/9
After our brief stop in romantic Monschau, we crossed the North Eifel to Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler. There we stayed in the vacation rental of our friend Imgard. Together we enjoyed the Christmas Market and again the next day when our friend Cora came to visit!
November 29… » full post and pics!
Europe 2019, blog 7/9
For years we had a small camper in a seasonal spot near Monschau. We would regularly walk through the forest to this romantic, old town with its narrow cobblestone streets and half-timbered houses. Like a fairytale! Now that we were going to drive from Aachen to … » full post and pics!