As an expat, there is one item that one should never be without – a valid passport. So every five years, well 4 years and 10 months or so, the performance begins. I presently pos… Read More
Floppy hats Age UK is a charitable organization that supports the elderly in Britain by offering information on lifestyle, courses, pensions, housing, travel etc. It is an advoc… Read More
Map showing Vogelenzang to Zandvoort The Amsterdamse Waterleiding dunes (AWD) are the primary source of drinking water for Amsterdam. It was the poet, Jacob van Lennep, who f… Read More
Open Monumentendags (Heritage Days) is an event that is held in The Netherlands every year on the second weekend of September. Historic, architecturally interesting, famous, signi… Read More
Here in The Netherlands, where a 500 sq m residential lot is better than average, the garden centers are plentiful and well stocked with a large selection of plants. They are als… Read More
My driver education, although it was a frighteningly long time ago, taught me about safe stopping distance and in many decades of driving I have never rear-ended a car. So yesterday I… Read More
According to the World Beer Awards, an artisanal brewery in Quebec has created one of the top five beers in the world for 2010. Now I am not a beer drinker so to learn the difference between… Read More
I love Canadian bacon and I’m not talking about the 1995 John Candy, Alan Alda, Rhea Perlman comedy (directed by Michael Moore!) – although I do find the send-ups and stere… Read More
It’s a good thing that I live in a quiet neighbour. Saturday morning my husband woke me at 06:30 to ask if I had opened the front door. Even in my semi-awake state I knew t… Read More
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