As week three of what has been described as the 'Dutch intelligent lock down' begins the cracks are beginning to show. A lot has happened since day one. Whilst at the same time, not a lot has happened at all. Here's an insight into Dutch family life in times of the coronavirus crisis. Health Up… Continue reading The Dutch Corona Chronicles – Day 15
The first week of schooling from home is achter de rug. Give yourself, the teachers and the kids a big round of applause. Hopefully it's been workable for you. Everyone is adjusting, teachers are trying to work out the best tools for kids to use and parents are trying to get their head around working… Continue reading 7 Resources to Help You Whilst Dutch Schools Are Closed During the Coronavirus Crisis
The coronavirus is about the only thing the world is currently talking about. It's about the only item on the Dutch news right now, aside from the reduction of the motorway speed limit to 100km, which kicks in today. And man Dutch people are pissed about that. But mainly, it's all about coronavirus, or more… Continue reading The Dutch Corona Chronicles – Day 1
Unless you have been under a rock during the past few weeks you will be aware that the coronavirus is dominating world news. And Dutch news. Situation in the Netherlands As of the time of writing there are just over 500 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the Netherlands, predominantly centred in the province of… Continue reading The C Word and the Dutch
It is impossible to move abroad and not learn things. A lot of things. I have learnt some things the hard way, but looking back I wouldn't have it any other way. Every experience has helped shape me and the life I lead today. I have reached a point of contentment and satisfaction with… Continue reading 10 Hard Lessons Learnt on the Way to A Happy Life Abroad
Are these Dutch shoes the shoes Marilyn had in mind? What do you think? Hands up if you actually own a pair of clogs. Or if you have been tempted......
Are you looking for a tool that helps your child learn Dutch? Then story-powered language learning might be the answer. Written by Mark Pallis and illustrated by award winning Peter Baynton, The Fabulous Lost and Found and the Little Dutch mouse is a book that will help young readers (aged 2-7) learn Dutch. And they… Continue reading How To Help Your Child Learn Dutch Through Story: The Fabulous Lost and Found