Disability and Employment

When we made our 3rd trip to the Netherlands in 2013, we brought my daughter K with us. A scenic walk down the Oudegracht (Old Canal) in Utrecht led us to this lovely cafe and store featuring hand crafted items. We decided to stop in for a traditional Dutch afternoon treat – coffee and appeltaart (apple … Continue reading Disability and Employment

Trip to Friesland

I was invited by my friend, G, to join her on a day trip to Heerenveen, located in Friesland, one of two northernmost provinces of the 12 provinces of the Netherlands. Heerenveen is her birthplace and where she spent the first ten years of her life. In the Netherlands, ‘veen‘ is peat, a type of pre-coal vegetation … Continue reading Trip to Friesland

Sid Sundae Funday

Four months after our move to Amsterdam, around New Years Eve, we noticed a water stain on the ceiling between our first and second floors. The stain continued to grow.  Obviously there was a major water leak in our old Dutch house. After numerous calls to general contractors, a worker finally arrived and started demolishing the … Continue reading Sid Sundae Funday