It seemed like not much new was happening on our blog lately, but we have not been sitting still. Quite to the contrary: we were just in the offline world for a while. Yes, that still exists and it is great! We went on a Christmas and News Years Cruise through Asia. Continue reading “Summer Holiday ‘Out on a Boat’”
A (just slightly late) Merry Christmas to everyone!
Christmas time is usually the time for family traditions, visiting relatives and eating lots and lots of food. Oh yes, and presents.
Not so much for us this year, as we only made it to 1 out of 4. And, no, it wasn’t the presents.
This year, Christmas for us happened on a boat, somewhere between New Caledonia and Australia, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. We were on a cruise. (More about that later.) Continue reading “Christmas 2016”
’tis the season – this time in Dutch
As I pointed out in my last post, ’tis the season. But since we’re a household with roots in two countries, we have to observe traditions from both. (The kids are not complaining, as it means they’re getting even more presents…)
For the Dutch, Christmas is more a celebration of family and friends, with good food and company. However, the date that the children look forward to is Sinterklaas. Continue reading “’tis the season – this time in Dutch”
’tis the season
Even though the temperature outside might be rising into the 20s and 30s (well, not quite 30s yet, but almost…) and the sun is coming out more and more these days, it is still almost December. And for our kids, December means one thing: Advendskalender! Continue reading “’tis the season”
It is December 25th, Christmas Day, and above 35 degrees. We’ve unwrapped the presents, had some nice breakfast and are now slowly cooking away at home, enjoying our gifts and each other’s company.
And, just to kill the suspense, yes, I did get some socks and underwear for Christmas. Continue reading “Christmas day”
If we were still in Europe, we would probably be at my moms place right now, the living room floor would be covered in a mixture of wrapping paper, toys and new socks and our bellies would be full to bursting with the fondue we just ate (the one with the broth, not the cheesy kind). Oh, and we probably would have had a glass of wine or five.
But since were not in Europe, we decided to do things a bit differently today. Continue reading “Christmas Eve”
Christmas Europe 2 Australia
Celebrating Christmas in 36 degrees is completely different from last years’ white Christmas, so it takes some adapting. Which we did: we traded our Christmas pine tree for a decorated palm tree! Continue reading “Christmas Europe 2 Australia”
A touch of home
For everyone in the western world, Christmas is fast approaching. Well, almost everyone. Because for the Dutch, especially the kids, there is something much more important coming up first: Sinterklaas! Continue reading “A touch of home”