Are we happy?

21 December 2005 Although a lot of things here are exactly the same and almost everything is available (except those pillowcases in European sizes and Dutch wash cloths) of course there are still some things differently. Something I had never seen before is the electric pan. In the newspapers and on TV is strikingly advertised …

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Arrival of Santa

20 December 2005 Today, the landlord and his wife were expected to arrive at 10 AM on inspection. Yesterday we soon cleaned up the house and baked cookies. At 9:30 AM they already knocked on the door! Frank got a scolding because he had cut down a tree. While the landlord had said on the …

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Prizes and awards

20 November 2005 During the school year the children regularly get awarded with prizes to encourage them growing to the hard adult life. The credo is; Everyone has 1 talent at least. So, there are not just awards for who can count the best, who writes the most beautifully, or who can name all capitals …

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Using the towbar

13 November 2005 Almost all pieces of furniture have found a place in the house and the old struggle to follow a normal daily routine is popping up again. But slowly we are getting a kind of everyday life (I’m painting again!) and we starting to think thoroughly about a next emigration … Nooo, you should …

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The impatient hairdresser

3 November 2005 After an earlier moving in the Netherlands, my famous planetary table (made with mirrors and luminous paint) and  was never put together again. On a cold winter’s day some parts even have landed in the fireplace. Since then we never have had a coffee table anymore, while knowing they are damn useful! During …

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