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April, 2009

  • 12 April

    Happy Easter Everyone!

    I hope everyone is having a good weekend!   Things are great here in the Soldaat household!  Hubby has taken an extra long weekend so he is off for four days, thank god!   After having him home every day for months and months when he was working from home, having him …

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  • 10 April

    One More Reason Why Heidi Klum Rocks

    Best April fools joke ever. I don’t know how she managed to keep a straight face!  My favorite bit is the look on the guy’s face after she mentions Seal and he clues in to who she is!

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  • 5 April

    Only in the Netherlands!

    A while back I blogged about some funny Dutch TV ads, and every time I’ve seen the above ad I’ve meant to put it on here as well but kept forgetting. I just saw this at 7pm on a Sunday evening while sitting and watching some TV after dinner.   Even …

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  • 5 April

    I’m Seeing Pink!

    Every so often I browse through the events that will be happening at the Ahoy here in Rotterdam, which is where most of the big shows take place.  It’s only about 5 minutes from my house and there are big concerts going on there all the time.  I’ve never been …

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  • 4 April

    I Want to Help People

    At least that’s what my doctor said the other day when in the process of telling me why he won’t help me.  Nice. One common theme among expats here in NL is their dislike and distrust of Dutch doctors.  I’ve always sort of been on the fence because I’ve never …

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  • 3 April

    The Abandoned Village of Doel

    This weekend I went on my first outing with my new photo club.  I was a bit nervous as I didn’t know anyone other than my friend Heather, but I liked the fact that it was a smaller gathering.  I’m more comfortable in those kinds of situations and thought it …

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March, 2009

  • 30 March

    Twilight – The Story I Hate to Love

    I recently decided to pick up the wildly popular series of Twilight books.  I’ve heard so much about them but always had other things I wanted to read first.  When the movie came out, I felt a bit pressed for time, because I really wanted to see the movie, but …

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  • 25 March

    Adventures in Postcrossing

    Ages ago a friend told me about a website called Postcrossing, and I meant to join… but like most things I say I’m going to do, I never got around to it.    I recently came across it again and decided to give it a go.  I mean I love getting …

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  • 17 March

    Pixel – 11 Months

    Well, Pixel is almost a year old now and has been with us for 9 months.  It’s been a bit of a roller coaster of pee and poo but we’ve finally gotten it all under control *knocks wood*.   She is so cute it’s hard to stay angry with her when …

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  • 15 March

    Happy Easter-Birthday-Anniversary to Me!

    I’ve always been really interested in photography but never knew anything about it.  I’ve tried looking some info up online but there is something about my brain that causes it to switch off when I get too much information at once.  I needed personal instruction and I never knew anyone …

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  • 15 March

    15 Years Ago – How Life Has Changed

    I saw this on Facebook and thought I’d put it on here instead, I love these memory lane type of memes!   Man, I’ve been meme-ing a lot lately!  Forgive me! **** 15 YEARS AGO (1994) **** 1) How old were you?  — 18 2) Who were you dating?  —  Dana …

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  • 12 March

    Full Speed Tram Crash in Rotterdam

    Well this is something I haven’t heard of happening since I’ve been living here. Yesterday at approximately 2:25pm in the afternoon tram 23, heading in direction Holy smashed full speed into the back of tram 21, which was standing still at the time.   The crash took place in Rotterdam West …

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  • 8 March

    A Loaded Question – The Death Penalty

    Growing up in Canada, the death penalty is something I’ve heard about but never really affected me.  None of my family were criminals (that I know of!) and even if they were, the death penalty hasn’t been around in Canada for years. I always knew it happened in the States, …

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  • 7 March

    Slow Cooking in the Netherlands!

    I have a new lady power tool!  That’s what I call kitchen appliances because my excitement over a new blender or crock pot is pretty much equal to the joy my husband shows for a new saw or drill. It’s a slow cooker and I looooooove it!  It’s the best …

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February, 2009

  • 28 February

    I Have Been OUTGEEKED!

    Today I had this conversation with my friend Suzy on Facebook: Suzy: wants to let everyone know, Monday, March 2, Big Bang Theory hits Dutch TV: Veronica 9:50 =o). 11 minutes ago – Me: at 2:51pm February 28 LOVE THAT SHOW!! I download it and watch it faithfully. I have …

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  • 25 February

    Turkish Plane Crash in Amsterdam

    This morning a plane crashed near Schipol airport in Amsterdam.   It’s still breaking news so there isn’t a lot of info out yet. Here is what is known so far (from cnn.com): (CNN) — A Turkish airliner crashed at Amsterdam’s main airport about 10:40 a.m. Wednesday local time, Dutch airport …

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  • 20 February

    The Story of Us

    I’ve seen yet another meme that caught my eye, this time on Crafty Intentions and Dooce.com.  I like it because it’s about us and our husbands, and I love writing about my husband! Here goes: What are your middle names? My middle name is BREIGH, most people reading here know …

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  • 4 February

    United States of Tara

    New show to love!   Usually I’m quite on top of good new shows but this one was recommended to me by a friend and I’m so glad, I love it!   If you haven’t watched it, you should… Toni Colette is better than ever and I think the story has some …

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January, 2009

  • 28 January

    25 Things About Me – With a Twist

    OK, about 42,000 people have tagged me on Facebook to do this ‘25 things’ meme, so I’m gonna do it here and not tag anyone.  If you read this and want to do it yourself, by all means – meme your little heart out. Since I’ve been in winter hibernation …

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  • 24 January

    Country Wide Shit Ninjas

    (Photo taken by Carol, an expat friend here in the Netherlands) Apparently I am not the only one having problems with Shit Ninjas in their area.   Today when I checked one of my expat lists I saw a funny message from another lady who is fed up with the fact …

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