In and around the Netherlands Archive

Out Here, It’s Still Spring.

A few more weeks days and summer will officially make it’s round to this part of the world. That means hotter days and longer daylight hours. How much longer daylight hours I wouldn’t have a clue because if

When Monkeys Talk

Kids are sponges, they say. They adapt easily, they say.  Can be very resilient, they say. No inhibitions, they say. All true. They are bloody monkeys too, I say. I know so. I know 2 of them.

Whit Monday

Today marks the second day of Pentacost (Pinksteren), otherwise known as tweede pinksterdag (second pinksterdag) in the Netherlands or also commonly known as Whit Monday in a typical English expression. The whit there is not a typo; it’s

From the Backyard: Going Green

If there is anyone in our family who has a green thumb, that person is definitely not me. You see…I’m terrible with growing plants. They are likely to be dead under my watch and I’m convinced of

Today in History

In the Gregorian calendar, May 18th is the 138th day with only 227 remaining days before the new year starts. This date is also likely to fall on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday versus the weekends and