This is a recipe for traditional Dutch Pepernoten (mini spiced cookies) which are traditionally eaten in the Netherlands by the bucket load during the months of November and December.
Need some last minute decor for Halloween? These super cute halloween printables add a bit of fun to your decor and what’s more they are free! Read more
With the summer in full swing there is no better way to cool down than with homemade fresh fruit popsicles. Read more
I just saw a lovely picture of my friends little boy on Facebook and clicked to see what he had been up to.
Here in the Netherlands in various towns (not everywhere), some of the local council have a brilliant initiative that lets the local children collect all the old Christmas trees that people leave outside their house for recycling. Read more
Christmas is one of those special occasions where families no matter how far apart they live they try to reach out to each other to maintain that special bond.
Whether it be through a well worded greetings card, telephone call or visit, these small gestures speak volumes.
Back To School……
Boy does the time go fast the ‘Hersftvakantie’ (autumn school holiday) is already over and the kids went back to school, refreshed and happy to see their friends again.
I have decided to be a little more pro-active with trying to get my eldest daughter to do her homework, normally when she comes home she is in play-mode and it is difficult to pin her down and get her to pay attention.
In group 5 the homework is really minimal but I think if we’re having problems now then what is it going to be like when the hardcore stuff comes in, it’s much better if I can get her into get the habit now.
So… I decided to make a simple reward / goal chart where she can earn stickers and receive a treat when she gets a full card. Read more