My kids are in school today, on Good Friday. It's the first time it has ever been a school day for them. Most other kids are off school today. So what are the rules around goede vrijdag, as Good Friday is known in the Netherlands? What Dutch Law Says About Good Friday Good Friday is… Continue reading Good Friday is Not Always so Good in the Netherlands
In 2017, sixteen percent of employees in The Netherlands were experiencing burn-out symptoms. Under particular stress are those working in education, healthcare and hospitality industry. Do you know the warning signs of burn-out? Do you know how to recover from a burn-out? The Good News and the Bad News The good news is that the… Continue reading Recognising Burn-Out Symptoms and Getting on the Path to Recovery
Once upon a time you'd find me standing daily at the side of the road with my three sons waiting to cross over to the other side. Often I'd have a pram with me (my toddler sitting comfortably in it) and the four of us would wait patiently at a zebra crossing. To no avail.… Continue reading It’s Not So Black and White: Zebra Crossings in the Netherlands
One of the things that I love about living in the Netherlands is the fact that it is such a short drive to other countries. The Netherlands is a hop, skip and a jump away from different cultures waiting to be discovered and new experiences waiting to be had. I had spent most of my… Continue reading What I Love About The Netherlands: Location, Location, Location
Cornwall in England has been a popular family holiday destination of ours over the years. For my Dutch family the Cornish coastline may as well have been Mars. Before Cornwall, cliffs and rock pools really were alien landscapes to them. Cliffs As we stood atop the cliffs at Land's End my husband marvelled at the… Continue reading Rock Pools and Cliffs? Not Around Here!
Texel is a Dutch island located in the north of the country and is part of the Wadden Islands. It is known for its nature, thirty kilometers of beaches, sheep, beauty and, out of tourist season, peace and quiet. And it should definitely be on your Netherlands bucket list. "Tessel" First thing is first. You… Continue reading Why You Should Visit the Dutch Island of Texel
Change. Part of life. And a healthy part of life at that. Flitting through my draft posts I found the post below, written in the summer of 2016. Since writing it we have moved from the west of the Netherlands to the east. Our life now couldn't look more different to the life then. Sometimes… Continue reading Shaking It Up When Life Gets Stagnant