The Netherlands is experiencing its second major winter storm in the past 2 weeks. Wind gusts have been recorded at over 87 mph. I had to venture out to meet several deliveries at the new apartment. As I approached the tram, I saw red and white police tape blocking all traffic in both directions. NOS … Continue reading Wind!

Moving in Amsterdam

I’ve been remiss in posting these past few months. This has been mostly due to a slow computer and to apartment hunting in Amsterdam. There is nothing quite like the housing market here.  We finally found a place at the end of December. Although we hadn’t envisioned ourselves living in the centre of Amsterdam, it’s … Continue reading Moving in Amsterdam

Winter has arrived

This week we had an unusual amount of snow in Amsterdam. I ventured out for the first time on my bicycle in the ice and snow. It went better than expected. Amsterdam is even more beautiful covered in white.  

Sid Sundae Funday – Magnificent Beast

Sid has gotten so big recently that he frightens the delivery and repair people who come to our house, and I injured my bicep just by picking him up. Luckily, he is a really sweet boy, but I do sometimes think to myself that he is capable of killing me in my sleep!