Sail Amsterdam

Sail Amsterdam (SAIL) happens once every five years. It is one of the largest tall ship festivals in the world. The 2015 date happened to fall on our first full week in the Netherlands. We couldn’t resist the chance to see it because we won’t be living here the next time it comes to town in 2020. […]

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House Tour Day 3 – Playroom

Just one last floor to show you. It is my absolute favorite. This play space is perfect for the kids. There is also plenty of craft space for me. The double doors open, taking you out onto a deck where we have views of the whole neighborhood. It also converts into an extra guest room […]

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House Tour Day 2 – 1st Floor

Alright,  you have seen the ground floor. Now you are ready to see the first floor.  The first floor is home to four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a laundry room. Each bedroom has a floor to ceiling storage unit, drastically reducing floor space, but increasing storage space.               Check back […]

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House Tour – Ground Floor.

You’ve asked for a house tour. I’m here to deliver. Over the next three days I’ll show you the house from bottom to top. We don’t live in the typical dutch house. We are in a modern home outside Delft Centrum. When I say modern I mean Frank Lloyd Wright modern. We have large glass […]

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Travel Activities for Your Littles

This is part 2 of a series of “what is in my bag” when I travel with the kids. Check out part 1, about my favorite travel books.  Keeping the kids busy while you travel can be challenging. I rely heavily on the books I listed in my last post. (You can see those books here.) […]

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Dutch, Dutch, Goose is on YouTube!

Yep. You heard right. We got a You Tube Channel. You are probably wondering what you will find there. It is not very exciting but a few videos of windmills, bicycles, gears and other things not particularly suited for photographs. We will put a link in the post when there is something relevant. You can […]

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I’m Clearly Not From Here.

We are two weeks into our Dutch expat adventure. (That is a legitimate blogging milestone…right?) Two weeks seems like a good point to record some of my observations about my life in South Holland. I am the only one who compulsively smiles. I have a compulsion to smile and say hello to everyone I ride by on my bike. […]

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Travel Books for Kids.

This is part 1 of a series of whats in my bag when I travel with the kids.  Planes, trains, boats or restaurants I am always looking for things to keep the kids entertained while traveling. Entertaining toddlers on trips can be so hard! I know books are heavy, but they are one of my […]

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Tut. Tut. It Looks Like Rain!

Today, I marked a “Netherlands Experience” off my list: Biking with the kids in the pouring rain. We started the morning by taking H, as a family, to get a much needed haircut. Lindy, the lady cutting his hair was incredibly Dutch. She continued to tell us what a terrible haircut he had gotten in […]

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Liebster Award.

Well, this is fun! I’ve had the honor of being nominated for a Newbie Blogging Liebster Award by Jennifer over at “Until I Hold You Again.” Jennifer is courageous enough to share her story of loss with the world. It is a heavy topic, but one that too few people talk about. She provides solace […]

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