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First year in Nederland — December (4)

Posted on 4 Jan 2010. By Lizelle Smit. Filed under Lizelle in NL

One year later…and what an experience it’s been. Sometimes it’s hard to believe I’ve been in the Netherlands this long. Other times it feels as if I’ve lived here forever. more »»

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First year in Nederland — November (1)

Posted on 29 Nov 2009. By Lizelle Smit. Filed under Lizelle in NL

In the middle of November I joined the rest of Wageningen to welcome Sinterklaas at the Wageningen harbour. What a fun and novel experience!

Legend has it that every year Sinterklaas comes from Spain by steamboat to reward good children with gifts. more »»

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First year in Nederland — October (1)

Posted on 11 Nov 2009. By Lizelle Smit. Filed under Lizelle in NL

October heralded the start of autumn in a frenzy of falling leaves and rain. Much to my surprise I even experienced my first electric storm in the Netherlands. The South African Highveld where I come from is famous for its electric storms, so experiencing something I associate with home over here more »»

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First year in Nederland — September (4)

Posted on 12 Oct 2009. By Lizelle Smit. Filed under Lizelle in NL

After viewing more than 20 houses we have found the perfect place and have taken the leap and bought it. Now looking out over the park in front of our new home I feel truly happy… and very tired. I suspect I have finally settled in. more »»

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First year in Nederland — August (1)

Posted on 7 Sep 2009. By Lizelle Smit. Filed under Lizelle in NL

The Dutch go on summer holiday in the months of July and August. Favourite destinations include France, Germany, Spain, Turkey and anywhere within reach of the trusted caravan. Over the same period a great number of tourists descend on the Netherlands, especially the coastal regions. more »»

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First year in Nederland — July Comments Off

Posted on 13 Aug 2009. By Lizelle Smit. Filed under Lizelle in NL

July in the Netherlands is a wonderful and serene time. Many people are away on holiday, meaning the streets are calm and shops are quiet. Since my partner is on holiday we decided to use the days to explore our region by bike. more »»

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