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Friday, 21 September 2018

Almost 8 weeks into our move.

Almost 8 weeks have passed since we moved to Hoofddorp. The children have had almost 3 full weeks at school. Slowly we’re sort of getting into a sort of rhythm. 

Sunday, 16 September 2018

Our old place

I always had the feeling the people who bought our house weren’t totally in love with it. They just weren't so enthusiastic. But they paid good money for it (so they really must have liked it) and who am I to complain? The house was sold. We handed over the keys and had to let it go…


One of the first evening in our new house we saw that our garden has a huge grapevine with bunches and bunches of grapes. Red and white.

Thursday, 6 September 2018

Locked out!

It’s Tuesday. Joas’ first day to go to school. 
This week it seems like all things have to be done quickly and immediately. And because Mark is only available Monday and Tuesday we try to fit most of those things in those two days. This morning at 8.45 we have a meeting at Tim’s school which is on the other side of Hoofddorp. Aimée’s school starts at 8.30 so the whole thing is a bit of a challenge.
Fortunately, the meeting goes quickly and we’re home on time to wish Joas good luck. 
Well… we think we do…

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

First days at school

When Mark and I felt we needed to move to the Netherlands one of the first things we did was check the school calendar. We were very aware that the third of September would be D-day for our children.

Is this re-entry?

Is this re-entry?
Google maps is one of my best friends these days. I have no idea where most things are so the app on my phone is used often. One of these moments when I’m looking for the route, I automatically type in from ‘home’. Home leads me to Gouvieux in France.
Tears spring into my eyes when I realise that we haven’t updated our home-address yet.
Home isn’t where home was anymore….

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Dog adventures

Our move has not only created a new life for us but definitely also for our dog Leon.
Now, old and grey, he has to adapt to a new life with a few other adventures.