Me & Mine Linkup – August 2016

  This month’s Me & Mine linkup is particularly special because it is likely the last one as a family of four. We are due with baby boy number three towards the end of September! I can not wait to meet the little guy, but am also cherishing the moments we have as a family […]

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Edinburgh’s Top 5 with Kids

We spent a week in Edinburgh with our four year old and our two year old and would go back in a heartbeat. Here is my list of top attractions to see with your kids.  If you’re looking for more information you can read our full trip report here. Royal Yacht, Brittania Completely Stroller Friendly.  The […]

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Hello Bicycle // Book Review

I never thought I would be someone who was obsessed with bikes. . .but, then we moved to the Netherlands. My anniversary gift, two days after we moved to Delft, was a new bicycle. In late November I received another bicycle, a cargo bike, as an early Christmas gift. Our bike fleet at the house […]

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Stonehaven, Scotland

The bulk of day two was spent in Stonehaven. This town is home to a fabulous castle – Dunnottar Castle – out on a rock. We knew we needed to be there when it opened to avoid a long walk and parking on the street. We were some of the first to arrive and got to […]

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Alkmaar Cheese Market

Alkmaar, Netherlands is the city of cheese. They have been trading cheese here since 1365! You can still come see the weighing, loading and sale of cheese on Friday mornings between late March and late September. (Check dates here.) We headed to Alkmaar on a Friday morning to check out this time honored tradition for […]

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Practicalities for Edinburgh with Kids

Here is a rundown of the practicalities of spending a week in Edinburgh with kids. Airport Transfer The transfer from the airport to our hotel was easy. The Airlink (bus 100) leaves every 10 min from the airport and has plenty of space for luggage. The tram also comes into the city from the airport […]

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Exploring Edinburgh with Kids

Edinburgh is just one of those cities I instantly fell in love with. Jeff had a work conference in the city. The kids and I spent a week exploring the city, somewhat on our own, before heading  out as a family on a driving tour. (Check out my practical tips for having kids in Edinburg.) We stayed […]

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We Bought A Boat

Yep. My husband came home with an inflatable boat to take out into the canals with the boys. Since we arrived in the Netherlands he has wanted a boat. “When you live below sea level you should have a boat” he always says. The past year he has been hoping to find a little one […]

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Netherlands Open Air Museum, Arnhem

With my belly quickly growing (33 weeks!) we’ve shifted our travel focus for the next few months to a list of in-country attractions. So on Saturday morning when we heard the weather was supposed to be nice we loaded the car and made the hour and a half drive to Arnhem to check out the Open […]

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