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Monochromatic Amsterdam

We live relatively close to Amsterdam; about one and half hours south.  Which by Dutch standards is very far, but for an American, it’s no big deal.  And for my Italian husband and his family, it’s the equivalent of the commute from their house, driving into Rome, on a busy day.  We’ve been to Amsterdam … Continue reading

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Hallowe’en & Dia de Los Muertos(La Catrina Makeup)

When we do Halloween, we try do it right(we play with the cards we’re dealt, anyway).  This year no party, but I did make a scavenger hunt for the kids around the house, as there is no organised trick-or-treating in the Netherlands.  They found candy I hid around the house; a witch, eyeballs, a ghost, … Continue reading

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My Average Weekend in the Netherlands : Naturalis Biodiversity Center

Over the last months, the weather has been a hopefully, sunny spring, followed by a cackling, damp winter – then hit repeat.  Due to the unreliability of the springtime weather, here in the Netherlands, we’ve been doing a mix of indoor and outdoor things on the weekends.  There is no such things as “relax” on … Continue reading

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