Category Archives for Expat

Expat Chocoladehagelscones // Guest Post

Making friends when you move is so hard. I was lucky enough to arrive here with one friend I had made through a Delft Facebook group. She continues to introduce me to amazing, interesting and fun women, expanding my little circle. Once such introduction happened yesterday and today she is on the blog! I’ll let Onica […]

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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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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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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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Moving Day!

I’ve been separated from everything that didn’t fit into our six travel bags for 88 days.  Those boxes and I took various routes to the Netherlands. Tomorrow we reunite! Unpacking and setting up house is one of my favorite experiences. I love that it feels like Christmas, reopening all your favorite gifts!  I love figuring out where […]

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Ironing Out The Kinks. 

The day before our two-week relocation trip. My one-year old woke up fussy with snot dripping out of his nose. He wanted me to hold him. Only me! Right there and then I should have known how the day was going to go. The bulk of the packing was complete but the day was still dominated […]

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The Big Move Status Update.

Alright so here is where we are…. – Our fast shipment has arrived in the Netherlands and is going to storage in country. (Yea! Toy Trains! Clothes! ) – Our slow (boat) shipment has left Colorado but we have no further update. We are assuming its on track. (We are optimists.) – Our car left […]

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Expat Packing: It’s Just Stuff

  Every few years we pack up our stuff and move. Usually I’m able to bring everything with me, this time I was given specific catagories. Carry On. Air Shipment. Boat Shipment. Storage. Trash. Everything we owned went into one of these categories. I know we are incredibly lucky to have relocation assistance. I divided […]

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