One of my memories growing up in The Netherlands is eating ‘stamppot‘. You could call it a Dutch culinary speciality although there are conflicting facts about its origin. Most importantly stamppot is a hearty dish for cold winter days and very easy to prepare. There … Continue readingA modern take on the traditional Dutch stamppot
The other day I had a slightly frustrating day fighting the system. I guess it was because too many things went wrong. Add to this the list of all other things that are laborious already and you may get the gist. I am going to … Continue readingThe frustrating thing about a different system…
It is New Years Day morning, I am awake early and contemplating the local traditions of Bunne. Although we are currently living in this rather small township, we had a decent New Years Eve party. Every year one of the locals invites all people in … Continue readingGetting in with the locals and their traditions!
A while back I started this post with a smirk on my face. Since then I have discovered that bureaucracy in The Netherlands is a touch worse than the French and Australian version combined. Who would have ever thought that? Bureaucracy in The Netherlands It … Continue readingIf you think settling in The Netherlands is straightforward, think again!
So much has happened in the last month that I felt I had little time to write a blogpost. I ended my last one with ‘to be continued’ and here we are a month later. We are in the far North of The Netherlands in … Continue readingAre we ready for a little ‘detour’ in The Netherlands?
After only 2 weeks in the UK I have made some interesting observations. Although I was in London, rather the out skirts, I have not been once into the center of London. I did not feel like it and wanted to spend the time to … Continue readingFirst observations and impressions of a traveler in Europe